So what is all about? Well... hopefully, by the time we are done, it will be a comprehensive journal about a family of 5 who have travelled around Australia to see the sights and also do some volunteer work around the country! In Mid 2010 we started thinking about what it would take to fulfil a life-long dream... We wanted to bundle up our 3 kids, pack-up the house, jump in the car and hit the road - probably for about 12 months. It sounds so simple ... At the start of January 2013, after almost 15 months on the road; we finally completed Our Big Aussie Road Trip. We hope that you enjoyed following our adventures, trials and tribulations as much as we enjoyed having them!

22 October, 2011


Between Sunday the 16th Oct and Wednesday the 19th, we stayed in Holbrook.  This was our first stop as BCA Nomads and so we contacted James (the Anglican Minister in Holbrook) and we met up with James, Skye and their 3 girls.  We had a lovely dinner with them on Sunday evening, and they were so hospitable - we felt very welcome indeed.

On Monday, Liz and the kids went down to an awesome park in Albury and joined in with Skye's Playgroup.  The kids had a great time playing in the park, exploring all the musical aspects of the park and swinging on the modern 'tyre swing'.  While Liz and the kids were in Albury, Mike spent a bit of time in the Op Shop, having a chat with the men who volunteer to work on all things 'op shop'.  It is a fantastic setup they have and lots of time and energy goes into keeping it running.

On Tuesday, Liz and Skye spent a bit of time planning kids church, based around the "Lords Prayer" program that our kids did at Kings Kids at St Philips Last term.  While Liz and Skye were working, Mike, Josh, Natalie and Sam went exploring in Holbrook.  We found the HMAS Otway and had fun climbing all over it.

That evening, we had dinner with the Coats again and then said our farewells to Holbrook and the Coats family.


THB said...

Holbrook aka "German Town" - the name was changed around 1915... has memories for us... we blew out a tyre there just outside the town whilst doing 110kms/hr and ended up staying in the pub on the main road o'night - it was a night of semis wandering through one's head as in those days ('89) they hardly slowed down through the town... it's changed a lot in 20yrs

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,
We still think of you and I have finally got on the blog to hear how you are going. Sounds like you are having lots of fun! We really enjoyed having you visit.