Camping with the lads by the lake :)

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Yarrawonga caravan Park

Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Wednesday, January 6, 2010

With Adele safely to the airport and on route to Kilkenny for Christmas dinner, we set off to Aine's family lakehouse. We made a pit stop in Canberra where we visited a huge war museum. Tanks, guns, planes and other war memorabilia combined to create the biggest war dedicated museum I’ve ever seen. We took the ridiculously scenic route over the snowy mountains. An accidental but beautiful journey. Terrifying heights, white trees, winding roads and enormous lakes and dams. The first few hours of driving were a novelty until the sun began to set as we were still navigating our way over and under the mountains of Kosciousko National Park. We found ourselves driving over Australia’s highest peak. Oops.  Cool but Aine and the lads were a good two hours ahead waiting for us. (We had left three hours before them though.) They were happy out with their beers and their little red car. The campsite was by the cute lakeside town of Yarrawonga. We spent a few days there with Lucy for Yorkshire, Leah from Arizona and Ains and Conor from back home. Good crowd. Conor and Leah quickly fell in to the role of chefs. Nice one. We’d savage barbeques for the week. Ains was in great form. Full of stories from her time in Oz. Her family were brilliant, offering up their garden by the lake and taking us water skiing and tubing with their Jetski. John, of course, gave the skiing a shot. And purely to look cool managed to stand up first go. I knew there was no way he’d give up til he could swagger past the jetty smugly. Very proud though J Although I totally held on longer than him tubing J hero!

We all went for drinks at the ski club and watched the coolest water ski show. Awesome. Pyramids and jumping and ramps and things. Followed by fireworks. Magic. We had a lovely night all sitting on the grass and watching the show.  

Yarrawonga has the most sunshine in Australia. So we went spinning around the lake, stopping at different swimming pools and soaking up the sun. Forty degrees most days! Insane.

The lads packed up and headed their separate ways. Ains stayed in Yarrawonga for a few days to head back to Melbourne. Leahs gone to work on a farm with a family. Dying to hear how that goes and Conor and Lucy Yorkshire headed back to Sydney. Fun times. We set off for Summerbay!! Yey!

Hear it’s freezing at home! Be careful on the roads. Make a few snowmen!Cathy and Nicole yer snowbabe is hilarious! 

Take it easy Mc Carthys.  Cant wait to see the wedding video. Try to upload it. We cant wait to see it.

Miss ye all!

Love Lucy and John.
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