Thursday, 28 August 2008

Road Trip Down Under

It's finally underway! The next instalment of the Ultimate Unschooling Field Trip!

87 demelza elaWe've been planning for about a month now to drive up to Cairns in the far north-east of Australia to visit Rapunzel. Somehow the trip kept getting postponed, first we were waiting for some things to come in the mail, then I got sick with a chest infection, then last week one the ever-gorgeous Lady Maroon came to visit us, in the midst of a crisis...

It was fun having Lady Maroon here, we caught up, reminisced over old times, and drank loads of strawberry champagne and danced to 80s pop.

But now it's time to hit the road!

The plan is to move pretty fast, and get all the way to Cairns in three days, though it's 1800km. I'd love to take our time, and stop lots on the way, but since Purple still has to work every day, and the main purpose is spending time with Rapunzel, we'll travel fast.

We've got a few people from the home school groups to visit, and plans to do lots of stuff! Shall be fun, and I will, of course, post lots of updates and take lots of photos :)


  1. Can't wait to see the pics!

    Majik, I can't believe how long your hair is. You can't see it in most pictures but that looks like it's almost to your butt. WOW!

  2. Have a fantastic trip!

    3 days to drive to Cairns is very doable - we've done it with 3 stopovers from Cessnock (much further south than you), and didn't even start very early on the first day! I think it was New England Hwy to just over the Qld border the first day, cut over to the coast north of Brisbane, stop of to say hello to friends in Noosa the second day then going on to Rockhampton for the night. Next day drive to Townsville for the night. Last day leisurely drive to Cairns, stopping somewhere for a swim on the way. Okay, that's 4 days, but they were late starts each day & taking our time to stop & play whenever we felt like it.

  3. WooHoo! I love a good roadtrip. Kiss those beautiful mist-covered hills for me.

  4. I've given you an award! HAH, spamming you back! (but in a good way, really)

  5. strawberry champagne and 80's pop.....where do I sign up? lol.

    have a great trip ;-)


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