For those of you that follow their Blog too, you will know what I mean.
We have certainly had another FULL year and we have decided to share it with you all on our Blog. So I thought I would just re-cap and put it all into 1 Post by way of Photo's. We hope you enjoy!
We were in Mandurah living in and renovating our investment property in preparation for it's sale. Hated living in a house again - too many chores to do :(
But atleast we were able to catch up with 2 of our Daughters for Christmas:
I also had a very good friend from Charters Towers visit and we went over to Rottnest Island for the day:
This was one of the year's highlights. ACDC Concert in Brisbane. I took our eldest daughter Bec and we had an absolute ball.
It was the best concert I have ever been too! 1 thing I can cross off the Bucket List - See ACCA DACCA before I die!
Bec and I spent the next 4 days on the Gold Coast we had a blast!
|The View from our room|
Well we finally got the house all finished and on the market - alot of work. I had to repaint every wall in the house. Luckily I've had a lot of practice - I have done 7 houses! Actually 8 it's the second time I painted this one!
We had a cruise booked for a year so we were very excited when it came around. 11 Nights cruising to Vanuatu - we had never been overseas before so were had every emotion happening. We had to fly from Perth to Sydney to catch the ship.Of course we went in style:
The big day come we were so excited.
|Cruising Past the Opera House|
|Swimming in "Blue Lagoon" from the movie|
|Local Village in Vanuatu|
Back in Mandurah our middle daughter Shantelle flew over from Charters Towers for a visit.
|Dave, Shantelle & Bec|
|It was a month shy of her 21st so we had a celebration lunch.|
Another big occassion that we had been waiting for - Our New Spinifex Off Road Caravan was nearly ready!
So we drove over to Brisbane to pick it up.
But when we got there it wasn't quite ready :( but we didn't want to rush them so we flew to Townsville for the weekend to surprise Shantelle for her 21st.
|She was really thrilled!|
|Taking the van to get registered|
|All ready to go!|
Still waiting for Dave and it was my 45th Birthday, so the Spinifex Crew came around to have drinks with me.
|It was a very cold July in Brisbane|
Dave finally flew back and we had to head home.
|We stopped in at the Head of the Bight|
Back in Mandurah we set up the van at Mandurah Top Tourist Park.
|This is it our new home to take us wherever we want!|
We had to sort out everything we had in our old van and see what we really needed in this one - it was a huge job. When you live in your van you need lots!
The house has finally sold & settled, so that chapter is closed.
We took a spontaneous flying visit back to Victoria for Dave's Grandmother's 100th Birthday,
|What a lady!|
Dave was waiting to see where his next Job was so we took the van to Burns Beach for a few days.
Beautiful spot but very cold and windy.
Dave found out about his job - we're off to Kambalda.
|Very basic park|
Unfortunately Dave's Grandmother had a fall and broke her hip - she passed away, aged 100 years 1 Month and 1 day! What a life she had. So it was another trip back to Victoria for the funeral. This time we took a week off to catch up with everybody. Dave even surprised me with a day trip to the snow at Falls Creek
We had a weekend away in Esperance - I really needed to get away.
|A local on the beach|
Wow we fitted in a lot this month:
|Fishing trip to Orleans Bay - Near Esperance|
|Perth 4WD & Camping Show|
Another HUGE month. We decided to have a weekend in Kalgoorlie - didn't know that they had a parade on that weekend?
|We were up on the right of the balcony - Bundy in hand!|
Then we went to the Super Pit.
Another weekend we went to Mandurah for a Pre -Christmas visit.
Then it was Christmas so we were off to Esperance again - But not what we expected! Bloody Cold!
But we had a great time and the best part was when we got back to Kambalda and we packed up the van to head off to Kalgoorlie :)
|Nearly ready to go|
Now we are at the Discovery Holiday Park in Burt st Boulder. It is much better. the staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly. We have an Ensuite site and are very happy, we have even met a few of the neighbours.
|Our new site in Boulder|
|nice and cosy|
Well, what a year! that took me 4 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know whether to thank Retro Roamers or Not :)
We hope you all have a Wonderful New Year! Cheers to Everyone
Dave and Shell