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Jun 16, 2013 - Reflections on our travels

We are now staying with family in Adelaide for the next week so our trip is almost completed. It is nice to wake up and know we don't have to pack up the van and move on again! On reflection: • We are especially pleased that we did achieve what we set out to do and have seen and experienced some amazing places in our wonderful country, as well as meeting a range of interesting Aussies and overseas tourists along the way. • We agree that probably 18,000 kms overall in 13 weeks living in the Avan was a bit too long, and, given we were...

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May 1, 2013 - Preparing for Home

Today we're preparing for a change of pace as we put the motorhome into storage for a few weeks and fly back home. The reason we're breaking our round Australia trip is to celebrate mum's 90th birthday which she will be celebrating in Canada where dad and mum live. Dad is 92 and We are going to take them to New York for a week prior to the 90th birthday. The trip journal will still continue and we will be updating it every few days. The day is beautiful and we've done our packing and are ready to go. We fly back in the morning. We have...

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Apr 30, 2013 - Having a Stirling time!

Today we're visiting new friends Alan and Rosie. We parked overnight in the Apex park car park close by and in the morning it was increasingly difficult to get out as the car park was small and people were coming in but by sheer brilliance we managed it!! Stirling is very beautiful and old worldy but the roads are very narrow and there's not much room to park. We looked for a park and drove down the road through Aldgate and then found a place to turn round and came back. We ended up at the top of Mt. Lofty which has very amazing views....

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Apr 28, 2013 - The Hills

After breakfast we went with Forbes and Annette to visit a branch of Margaret Court's church in one of the suburbs. The people were very friendly and we enjoyed the service and worship although I think we were all a little tired. We went back to the house and had a barbecue which Forbes cooked and a refreshing salad. Spending time in the hills of Adelaide is very peaceful and pleasant sitting outside enjoying the sunshine. We enjoyed a barbecue lunch and a visit from their daughter Melinda. It was great to see her again and see her...

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Apr 27, 2013 - Heading to Adelaide

It's a lovely day but very windy. We're so glad we went out on in the boat yesterday. David has done all the jobs around the motorhome and I've done the inside plus the washing. We went out for a bike ride into Goolwa but its very windy and it almost blew us over. We left about 3.30 pm travelling through the mountains and pretty country to The hills of Adelaide to visit Forbes and Annette. We arrived just after 5pm and it is so good to see our friends who we haven't seen for a number of years. We enjoyed an excellent meal, great company and...

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Apr 7, 2013 - Week 1 - Adelaide - Auckland

We flew out of Adelaide with Air New Zealand on Sunday at 11.25am after a long goodbye between Jess & Jason through the glass :( But we were all excited. Flight wasn't too bad and the view over New Zealand was beautiful. We landed in Auckland and waited to board our next flight to LA :)

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Mar 26, 2013 - On the track at last! - Adelaide via coastal route

It’s been great to set off after all our planning and see some of Victoria that we haven’t yet explored, although we are quickly learning how people can spend years travelling our vast country as we seem to be skimming the surface of so many places. Along the Hamilton Highway from Geelong we found kilometres of stone walls that were built by the early Scottish settlers and a small country town, Derrinallum, where the lovely Kim came rushing out to fill our tank and clean our windscreen – remember those days? The warm hospitality of our...

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Mar 4, 2013 - Relaxing day in Adelaide

Today we had a very relaxing last day in Adelaide, a little bit of shopping and getting ready to leave tomorrow and head towards the Yorke Peninsula. I have uploaded a couple of sunset photos from the caravan park tonight. Have also uploaded a photo of the damage that Ian did in his motor bike accident. It wasn't as bad as they initially thought, but it still doesn't look that good. We have spoken to Ian today and he is doing OK.

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Mar 3, 2013 - Clipsal

We had a very early start to the day today because we decided that if we go to the Kiss concert after the race we may not be able to get home because of their great public transport system. Got to the circuit and settled down for a long day. The racing started at 8.45am. it became a very hot day. We had a great day but because of the heat and the long day we decided that we would rather go back to the caravan park and have a swim and if we felt up to it we could go back to the Kiss concert later. This didn't happen as we were both very...

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Mar 2, 2013 - Clipsal 500 V8's

Our first real day of racing at the Clipsal, it is late but i have managed to upload a few photos of the 1000's that we have taken. A really good long day. Tomorrow we need to be up early and it is going to again be a long day as we hope to be able to take the car into the races as the public transport in Adelaide is terrible and we will need the car as we are going to the KISS concert after the races, and there is no public transport. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT !!

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Feb 28, 2013 - Clipsal 500 V8's

We left Rapid Bay and headed to Adelaide, arrived here at 11.30am. Set the van up and as Steph was still not feeling the best I had to go into Adelaide to pick up the Clipsal tickets. Went in via public transport which was an interesting experience for me, but I got there. (Coming home I got on the wrong bus but after a wee bit of a walk I got back to the caravan park.) Went into the circuit to check where our seats were and what was around us. For anyone who watches the race our seats are in the Grandstand opposite the pits (Barry Sheene...

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Feb 21, 2013 - Caravan Show Adelaide "again"

Well, home safe and sound, we made it. We saw a fantastic Retreat Van, Brampton, with all bells and whistles, and great price for what it was,($76,000) one minor change was all it needed.... EXCEPT for the Ball Weight --- it was 220kg, too heavy for the Pajero..the ball weight is the major consideration, even though we can tow up to 3 tonne, and ball rating is up to 250kg, if the load is ATM is 2.5 - 3.0 tonnes, then the ball weight will drop to 180kg. And when looking at vans we have had no luck with the ball rating on the ones we like,...

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