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!

13 April, 2012

Treasure Hunt

On Saturday 24th March we left Perth and headed to Geraldton,  but before we could go to Geraldton we had  some treasure to find!! Our good friends (the Hill family) who are our back neighbours in Sydney buried us some treasure when they were in Western Australia last November.  We had the GPS coordinates of where it was buried (as well as a few instructions via SMS).  The kids were very excited, we have known for a while that they had buried us the treasure so the anticipation was huge.

The treasure was buried at a rest stop on the Brand Hwy and once we had found the rest stop we set off  following the clues to the treasure.  We paced out the steps, found the spot and started digging.  After digging for a while we hit a pile of shells and then we knew we were in the right place.  A bit more digging and we hit the treasure chest (a biscuit tin) and then we had the mammoth task of getting into it.  The Hill’s had done a great job of sealing the tin so the contents didn’t get damaged.

Pacing out the steps to find the buried treasure
Josh digging up the treasure


Josh trying to break into the treasure chest

Inside the treasure chest we found a note from Pat and Charlie to Josh, Natalie and Sam and a gift for each of the kids.  We phoned the Hill’s to tell them we had found the treasure and to thank them before we continued on to Geraldton.

The note from Pat and charlie

and the presents for the kids
Thank you Pat, Charlie, Emma and Nick for our treasure.  It was heaps of fun for all of us.

1 comment:

Fiona said...

That is so cool! What a great present!