WOW, I can't believe how busy the last 6 months have been! We were planning to be updating this blog as we went along in the planning/preparation phase, but it is so hard fitting a blog update between work, 3 Kids, school, pre-school, maintaining a house & garden, inovlement with church, a small social calendar, sickness, and general life. I can't believe how time just evaporates!
Not to say that we haven't been progressing our planning for the Big Aussie Road Trip, but we haven't been updating this blog :(
In a nutshell, we've changed vehicles (see our "Vehicle + Van" page) to something that will hopefully get us around this little island we live on. We've been thinking about plenty of things for when we're away (see our "Planning" page). We've also been thinking about how we keep our Kid's education going when we're away (see our 'Kid's Education' page).
So we've made a few inroads into our journey, but I'm glad that we aren't trying to squeeze this into 2-3 months - that would be a nightmare!
I'll try to do a better job updating this blog in the coming weeks/months.
I wanted to share some of the links and people who have been inspiring us as we have been leading up to embarking on this adventure. I am sure you have already found these pages and people, because they contain some FANTASTIC advice, information and detail about their own adventures. I am sure some of the comments that we make will echo theirs, but we are also sure that we will have our own 'spin' on things... So the 2 main resources, we have used so far are: http://curryfamilyadventures.wordpress.com/ and http://www.greataussieroadtrip.com.au/
So what is www.bigaussieroadtrip.com 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!