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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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West Wyalong, Australia


We have just arrived in West Wyalong where we will camp for the night. We have travelled to Jerrilderie where there is a very strong prescence of Ned Kelly. We walked the streets of Jerilderie and admired the history notes at each point where Ned had been. This included the famous 'Jerilderie Letter' which he wrote and wanted to be published to let the people of the district know his cause but instead it was not published until 50 years after his demise. From Jerilderie we went to Naranderra where we had Sunday lunch in a local Aussie Pub which served Chinese food only. It was very nice and they provided for Vegetarians so were 'sweet' as Riley would say. Caitlin cons us into stopping at every playground so she is in heaven. We did our laundry at the Laundromat in Naranderra and met some seasoned 'grey nomads' (14 months on the road and at least another 12 months until they settled) who provided us with substantial tips regarding our journey. We camped over at a road stop with a very flash Winebago but I didnt think our vehicle faired too badly. On waking and having breakfast we started on our trip to West Wyalong but were way laid when Caitlin had an urgent toilet need. We pulled of the highway and entered a small town where she promptly didnt need to go anymore - I am not sure if this was before or after she saw the playground -hmm. I went to the toilet as I always do and when I got back in the Truck I heard the tyre hissing. I alerted Glenn and it turned out that one of the trusty rivets which had fixed much of our truck had in fact pierced the tube. Fortunately we were able to get this repaired and then another matter which had been concerning Glenn regarding Linkages??? (too mechanical for me) was sorted at the same time. So the 'phantom toilet need' had proved useful. We are getting into the home schooling - Caitlin wants to do it all the time but Riley takes a little bit more encouragement. I must away Regards to all MJ

permalink written by  michelle62 on May 6, 2007 from West Wyalong, Australia
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Western Plains

Dubbo, Australia


We arrived in Dubbo about 2.30pm yesterday after travelling from West Wyalong. We found a caravan park close to the city which allowed us to shower and refresh. I found the library late last night but ran out of time to update the blog. We had a nice evening in Dubbo and enjoyed vegetable soup for dinner. After a good nights sleep we packed up and headed for the Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. We took our bikes but Glenn still doesnt have one so he hired a fairly daggy bike and we rode around the zoo twice. We managed to see the Hippotomus being fed and the frozen icypoles (combination of blood and milk) being given to the Lions. The monkeys kept us entertained for hours with their antics and it was difficult to see the difference between Caitlin and the monkey. We are off to Gilgandra tonight. We have been staying at caravan parks every three days so we can have a shower and charge up our computers, etc. The other nights we generally stay at road side sidings or truck passes. They prove very comfortable and generally have toilet facilities and are clean.


permalink written by  michelle62 on May 8, 2007 from Dubbo, Australia
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Coonabarabran, Australia


We have spent the last two nights out of Mobile telephone access in the Warrenbungle State Forest. It was beautiful, very similar to the Grampians as it is a Volcanic rock towering out of very flat land. The camping area had showers and toilets - really great and we went on bush walks and enjoyed the peaceful surrounds. The kangaroos were so brave they came up to us while were eating and made you feel really guilty. Obviously we can not feed them but their gorgeous eyes were pleading so someone must have been feeding them at some stage. One was so bold as to sit right in front of me and stare at my plate of food and then to put both his paws on my knees quietly begging me for food. We had a great time and Caitlin made a new friend Peta from Orange who just had a new baby sister.

Must away as the librarian is keen to close the library

Will update soon. - I need to go to the Laundramat - a housewifes work is never done!!!!


permalink written by  michelle62 on May 11, 2007 from Coonabarabran, Australia
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