Last week we decided to be spontaneous; with literally an hours notice, we decided to throw some clothes in a bag, load the kids into the car and hit the road. Best. Decision. Ever! 🚘
It felt like a dream, or somebody else's life... definitely not my everyday and I loved every single minute! 🏝
Heading south, we pretty much followed the coast all the way down to the Victorian border, driving through National Parks, dusty townships, rainforests and dairy country, stopping regularly to sample the freshest local delicacies (oysters plucked straight out of the water were to die for!), admire the stunning scenery and make amazing memories with our kids. So many times I would ask Chris to stop the car, just so I could photograph the empty roads ahead of us; this country is so special, even a dirt road can feel magical! 🇦🇺
So 2018 has kicked off quite nicely! The kids have stories to tell their friends when they go back to school, and we are fulfilling our dreams of a life down under. ❓
Now you tell me, what have you done so far this year? What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
These days I wish I would have never made it back from Seattle. Just a man, his car, the open road and the love of his life waiting with open arms at home. If only life had stopped there..... we all would have been better off. #ignoranceisbliss#openroad#wishfulthinking
So on the way back from Nakoa's maiden voyage my oil cooler sprung a leak... It was gushing about a quart of oil every time I went to start her up. Unfortunately the only way to get to the oil cooler is to pull the engine... Again. Not knowing exactly what was wrong with it I decided to replace the whole unit. That being said I'm kinda missing some key components and sense it's the weekend I'm at a bit of an impasse until Monday.
🚩 It's happened quite a few times on my trip and happened again in Maine. Coming from a big city (Melbourne, Australia) I've always been taught by my parents to lock every door, window and gate before leaving home. .
On this trip though, there have been so many times people who have never met me in person before leave their door open for me even when they aren't at home. Of course I appreciate the trust and kindness. I'm amazed at how trusting people are. .
I think it has alot to do with country VS city, I've seen a few people leave their bikes in the country with the key, helmet and jacket right there. "Why do you leave the key in the bike? So I don't lose it". In cities this is a big NO, and even when you go extra steps to lock up your bike you know what can happen (*cough* Baltimore)
Back in the City of Angels
After our trip to Los Osos (north of Los Angeles) to get some parts for Popo at @gowestycampers , here we go again to L.A.
Stop detours, now direction south!
Après notre petite virée à Los Osos (au nord de #losangeles ) pour récupérer quelques pièces pour le #van chez GoWesty, nous revoilà à L.A.
Fini les détours, direction le Sud !
Art Wall by @kelseymontagueart
Vernazza at sundown. | Photo by @ilhan1077 👋💖😁
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