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Monday, 25 August 2008

Camping and Home Again

We camped at Gunnedah (about 1400kms from home) while Bradley worked. It seems unfair that he spent the holiday working and we spent it having a lovely time! The weather was wonderful, as you can see from these photos. We played games, drew, stitched, shopped and read. It was cold at night, but we were prepared and didn't feel the cold.

We were fortunate to have lots of space around us so the kids could play hockey to their heart's content. We were also next door to a school so they could play tennis too. Our bocce set got a workout too.

We all took turns cooking and using our camp kitchen. (Well, not Mr 7. He helps out a little at home, but isn't up to cooking a meal on his own yet.)

We played board games and card games. Some games required great concentration and were taken very seriously.

We sketched and designed new stitcheries as well as creating pictures with stencils and Blo-pens. (The kids loved the fact that Gunnedah has a Toyworld!)

It was a very relaxing time. We got home last night and I have to say that 'there's no place like home'! (Dorothy is so right about that.) My bed is soooooo comfortable and I was just so glad to be home in it!

Mr 7 had a great time. He loves to be outside and loves running around like a mad thing. It turns out that he loves camping too, so we figured we will have to do this again soon. Next time we will have to camp somewhere closer to home! (Too much driving!)

I have passed my 200th post (going away kind of messed up my schedule) but am getting a give away together. I will post it tomorrow.


Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

That sounds like a great vacation even with the long drive! It makes me miss camping. We haven't been in 2 or 3 years -- I love camping but we just haven't found time! Also, I love the stitching you did on the last post. Very sweet...how are you finishing it? framed, pillow, ??. Love it.

Chookyblue...... said...

dh did the camping at Agquip thingy also.........but you had a much longer trip.........looks like fun.........family time together..........

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys had an awesome time. Everyone looks sooo relaxed. Yep, I agree...there is no place like home. Going away is fun, but it's good to get back to the familiar. Looks like the weather was beautiful. The last 2 days here haven't been too bad.

lulu. said...

welcome home!

looks like you all had a good get-away.there's nothing like a holiday!

well i guess ill be seeing you all soon!

Lorraine said...

You look to have a very well organised camp site!...good to get away but there is no place like home!! did you get much stitching done?

Sarah said...

Well done! Looked so organised and relaxing. If only our camping adventures looked and felt so good.

Leanne said...

It looks like you had fun and you are certainly very organised. Perhaps your next camping adventure could be in warmer weather.

Jenny said...

You certainly look like well organised and happy campers-what a lovely trip away.

Louise said...

This really is such a great thing for the kids to do, I know I would have loved it. Too late for me to sleep in a tent, I would never get up in the morning, I would seize up! I must say your camp kitchen looks so tidy and organised. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and spent lots of lovely family time together. x