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Travelling around Australia

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Trip around Australia

4/5's of the James Family have been planning to go on a trip around Australia for a number of years. We now have the vehicle which we are having modified and we hope to leave late April 2007



We are on our way

Echuca, Australia


Well we have eventually hit the road after lots of hard work, blood, sweat and even tears. We certainly underestimated the amount of time in getting ready and should have allowed 3 months. We met Brynley and Jacinta for a fashionably late lunch yesterday and from there picked up our truck and headed to Bendigo. We were so tired that we stopped at a road stop in Rokewood and early this morning we had breakfast in Bendigo and are now in beautiful Echuca. We will be staying the night at Deniliquin tonight and see how our vehicle compares in the 'Ute capital' of Australia. Caitlin is happy with any playground we find and Riley is happy if we stumble upon a cheap book shop. Glenn and I are just numb at the moment as we have not had time to relax - I think it may take a good week before we can just relax and chat.

permalink written by  michelle62 on May 4, 2007 from Echuca, Australia
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On the way

Deniliquin, Australia


We are now at the Ute Capital of Australia and plan to stay here for two nights. We camped last night in a Caravan park on the edge of the Edward River and we were the only vehicle in our grassed area overlooking the River. The mossies were bad but fortunately we had our trusty fly screens (courtesy of Big Shot) and lots of Aeroguard so we stayed relatively unscathed - we dont want Ross River Fever at this stage. The kids are happy and Glenn and I are starting to relax again. We plan to potter today and then head on tomorow morning for another adventure. We are working out the vehicle and which cupboards things should be in so that we can get a system happening. We have been walking around Deniliquin today which is a very pretty town.



permalink written by  michelle62 on May 4, 2007 from Deniliquin, Australia
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How many Shanahans does it take?????

Williamstown, Australia


How many Shanahans does it take to make tarps and a annex for the super vehicle? Chris was the driving force and enjoyed directing the process. Nettie, Chris, Liz, Lili, Jacinta, and the James worked over the Easter weekend to create a quite unique -in keeping- tarp and annex for the truck. At one stage we had Chris on the sewing machine and three of us holding fabric in different directions - Heaps of fun - We had a slumber party in Altona with Chris and the Easter bunny found us too! Many thanks to all involved especially Chris - it was hard work but lots of fun :)

permalink written by  michelle62 on April 7, 2007 from Williamstown, Australia
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Adding the Master Bedroom

Gordon, Australia


Dick with some help from Glenn has been madly working at Newlyn to fit the Master Bedroom to our vehicle. The plan is, at the last minute, to totally gut the truck and start again!!. Lets hope it all works out. You can see Dick working on the Truck followed by the finished product. It looks terrific - quite spacious - now Caitlin and Riley want to sleep there also but we have 'bags it' first. Not long till we go - We will keep you posted

permalink written by  michelle62 on March 17, 2007 from Gordon, Australia
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