Granite Court Motel
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... bends. We had cattle, horses, wallabies, kangaroos, deer and a semi-trailer to negotiate through. Apparently, one horse ran across the road and jumped over the bonnet of the pink VW somehow missing everything!!!
However, we finally reached the historic town of Tenterfield - 153 kms travelled. We returned the Orange M&M back to car 4 and retrieved Blue who had joined car 4 at Emmaville and Yellow from his semi official role. The crew of car 167 were back ...
Where has the time gone?
We are almost back in Brisbane where we started from on 1/10/13.
We have spent Bhav & Sham's birthdays, Chad's birthday, Nimisha's 25th anniversary (how we miss our beautiful daughter), Christmas and New Year on the road.
Just so you don't think it is all fun - it has been raining & chilly all night, sob sob
... jam and chilli chocolate fudge! Just a bit further up the road was Jester Hill Winery where Rod purchased a couple of full bodies Shiraz and I couldn't leave a lovely light Sangiovese, reminiscent of our lovely time spent in Tuscany in 2011. We really needed some exercise big time, so we drove into Girraween N.P. and bush walked to the Granite Arch and the Pyramid, a massive granite dome that was tricky to climb and required a good level of fitness. I got stuck halfway up ...
... Sat-Phone (second-hand). Nick has built a storage unit that sits in the back and will compartmentalise the storage – this box goes here, the fridge there… I think you get the picture.
So now in less than 8 days, we will be boarding a plane for Vladivostok, via Bangkok and Seoul and we will FINALLY begin our adventure.
BUT first, Nick decided that we needed to do a couple of shake-down trips to check that everything work. So, when our friend ...
... was lucky his phone rang and was delayed. The park manager informed us that the gas pilot was not igniting but the disabled cubicle had hot water, suggesting we shower together as there was plenty of room. So we did providing she promised that there would be no cameras or audience awaiting us when finished. At last....hot water.
Back at the van ...