Day 2

Trip Start May 11, 2010
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Trip End Jul 04, 2010


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day two started a lot slower than Day 1. Kids slept in & after relaxed breakfast we headed off to Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. It was then I realised we were half an hour ahead because we hadn't changed our clocks! (South Australia is half an hour behind Victoria) Hahndorf is a beautiful little "German" town clearly not designed for caravans!!! We finally found somewhere to park the van and went for a walk through the Main Street. Lots of little gift shops with lots of souvenirs. It was very quiet with only a few tourists so very relaxed. We then headed off to Woodside where we visited the Cheese factory and a Chocolate factory (hmmm Chocolate!!!). The Giant Rocking Horse in Gumeracha was our next stop where Emma, Claire & Liam climbed almost to the top whilst I stayed at the bottom taking photos. Liam announced very loudly from the first landing “this is phenomenal” summed up nicely I would say! We then went through the very extensive wooden-toy shop and then went for a nice walk through the Fauna Park (which was FREE!)  Next stop Car Museum in Birdwood. Bill had a quick tour and the kids & I chilled in the car (I have done my fair share of car museums over the years & it gave kids a chance to re-pack the back seat.) We had just settled in to watch a DVD when Bill came out. Half an hour in a car Museum! Was he ill did they close early? That is going to the guiness book of records let me tell you! Anyway I took the opportunity whilst I was already sitting in it of claiming the drivers seat (possession is 9 tenths of the law) & off we went on our way to Clare. We had thought we might try to push through a bit further but by 4.30 the sun was dropping way to quick (not to mention the natives getting restless in the cheap seats) so we pulled into the one & only caravan park in Clare. Quick dinner, diaries done medicinal glass of bubbly and time for bed!! Plan for tomorrow is now push a bit further than Port Augusta maybe Woomera! Not sure about internet further North but will post when possible… Mayhem with the Mackay Mob.  

Claire says Hi to everyone in 4/5P and thank-you for the emails….      
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Jodie on

I am Glad you are all having a glad time. I fell in love with Hahndorf when i went there such a lovely little town, hope the weather is being kind unlike home here where it is cold and wet wet wet..Continue to travel safe and i think this travel log thing is a fantastic idea. xo

KNIGHT FAMILY on

WELL ITS SOUNDS LIKE THE TRIP HAS HAD A GREAT START WE ARE ALL FREEZING IN MELBOURNE SO I HOPE YOU ARE GETTING WARM WEATHER.JACK SAID TO TELL YOU HE IS STILL NOT WALKING AND THOMAS HAS A LETTER READY TO SEND LIAM. LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALL MELISSA ANDREW THOMAS CHARLIE AND JACK

Mum and Dad (Nanna and Grandad) on

Really envious, as Mel said it is freezing here. Pictures are great - it is really good to be able to follow you along the way. How is the car going? It looked very comfortable. Going to morning tea for Melissa's birthday tomorrow. Montania - should be great. Looking forward to hearing and seeing more of the trip. Love Mum and Dad, Nanna and Grandad (all 4 of us!)

Lyn, Murray and Jake on

WOW guys.............you really know how to holiday, looks fantastic!!! XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Lee Mackay on

Hay Guys, we realy enjoyed your diary entry, the kids loved the photos. We hope that you are all well and having lots of fun. Love to you all.
Brian,Lee,Aaron,Luke and Tahlee xxx

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familytrip2010 on

Chelsseaa Shay - Hi mis u all and hope u r all enjoying the family trip!! hey Emma mrs brockway wasnt their today thank god for that xx love u all foreva and eva xx

Lyn Hunt - Hi back to you!!!!XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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