Holden family holiday 2011 travel blog

The road to Louth

Marshmellows on the fire

Mick and Wally


Day 2 Dubbo to Louth 

Our first night was restless. Both kids woke up on their camp beds crying, cold and scared- so it was 4 in the bed together, which in the end wasn't too bad as the Dubbo night was cold. We were up at 7am, and the temperature warmed up quickly. 

We hit the road around 10am, and didn't stop until we reached Nyngan, where we made sandwiches and let the kids have a play.  It was already hot, dusty and windy, and we were only 560km from Sydney.

I am writing this from the car, 100km out of Louth and it has started to rain. India is making swords out of her crayons and paddy is sleeping. Mick is driving and just said "dead roo".

The road became what you think of when you think of the outback - red and dusty and not a car in sight. 

We arrive at tilbury station at about 5pm, and Wally already had the fire going. This was out first "real camping" - mo power or amenities, just lots of space and a billabong.

India settled in quickly, throwing the stick to banjo and toasting marshmellows on the fire. Paddy on the other hand, kept asking for a phone to play with or a movie to watch.

We made our first meal in the camp oven- chicken cacciatore - it was a huge success.

Off to Bourke tomorrow to spend the night at Kathy and Wally's place.

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