Yes we made it back in one piece. I am glad that I posted the Hopeful post before we went, as it must have helped us out. It didn’t rain the whole time that we were away, we had one morning were is was spitting a little but nothing that was going to spoil our day. Also the camp beds were really comfortable and everyone slept reasonably well.
We had a wonderful time, everyone involved enjoyed themselves, as you will see from the photos that I am just about to bombard you with.
Our first day, we didn’t leave home until late so we only stopped just outside of the suburbs, still in a National Park so we still had Kangaroos all around us in the morning when we came out, but it wasn’t to far to drive. We didn’t really want to be putting our tent up in the dark on our first attempt, which we were all glad about after the fact as well, as it wasn’t the easiest, but by the end of the 2 weeks we were really good at it.
First Day some fun on the swings, we camped just near the play area and as we were the only one in the camp area, the children had it to themselves.
I was sure that it said hot showers on the information, but we couldn’t find them on the first day, we found them the second fortunately, so the children ended up having a bath in the bucket. They both thought that was the funniest thing.
Of course the adults couldn’t miss out on all the fun.
Moving on to our next camp ground, another National Park, this was our favourite. It was pretty cold in the evening, hense the big fire. Also you have to have fire toast when you can!
We went for a walk in the afternoon after lunch and made it to the top of Bald Hill. Even after all the whinging on the way up, they still managed to make themselves look so cute for the picture.
I just couldn’t resist this picture, Little Miss insisted on walking by herself with my hat on. Nice one!
After such a long walk we just need to relax
Did anyone see that Monkey in the cave back there?
Moving on again, another National Park, lots of walks this time. My husband and I decided on one day that we would leave the children with the grandparents and go on one of the walks. Of course we decided to one of the longer walks and walked for 5 hours, 14.5km. The view from the top was worth the climb/walk, it was fantastic.
We also did some other walks with the children and the grandparents.
Then to top the holiday off we went to Dubbo Zoo, which is a fantastic Zoo that you can drive, ride or walk around. The first day we drove around to check it all out, then the second day, the children both fed the Giraffe and then we rode around the Zoo on bikes, both Little Miss and Little Man loved it and had a great couple of days.
Overall we had a great time and we will definitely do it again, of course going somewhere different. I recommend anyone to go camping if it is something that they enjoy doing.