When the cats away...... Dad takes the kids camping. (real Camping)
Nothing like the great outdoors,fresh air, great scenery, peace and tranquility. mmmmmmm!
Emily & Nathan have been hanging out to go camping. So while Christine went to stay at her sister Donna's place to celebrate her birthday, we took the opportunity to load up the 4 wheeel drive and camp trailer, picked up Fitzy and his son Connor then Headed into the bush. A two hour drive to the Thornton pub to meet our hosts for the weekend Ian & Ray. We followed Ian and Ray to a secret secluded area of land on the banks of the Goulburn river. A friend of Theirs owns two thousand acres of prime farmland where the Goulburn river winds through, a truly magical spot. First things first, I grabbed the shovel to dig the dunny. Yep! no toilets here, I did say it was real camping. Next we put up the tents and Emily made it homely by setting the beds up nice and comfortable. With the main things taken care of it was time to get the campfire going. Once the fire had settled the kids toasted marshmellows by using sticks they had collected earlier in the day.
Just as well we were prepared with extra bedding in case it got cold overnight. Cold... Brrrrrrr!! the temperature plummeted to zero degrees and everything we left outside was frozen. At 5 am we were woken by the sounds of nature. Sheep,Cows,Kookaburras,Native birds taking it in turns to call one another. The Kids and I laughed and joked about being awake so early. So as not to waste the day all of us were up and about collecting timber, setting fishing rods up and cooking breakfast on the coals left behind by a redgum limb burning overnight. We fished for a few hours, Ian caught a nice Rainbow trout and a Redfin. Unfortunately the rest of us didn't have to much luck when it came to catching a fish...
The highlite of the weekend for Nathan was being able to WIZZ anywhere he felt like.
The highlite for Emily was chasing and being chased by the cows close to our camp.
The highlite for me was just being there