Saturday, December 12, 2009

Quess What!!!!!!!! Only two more sleeps

I am starting to get excited now as there are only two more sleeps before we get home.  It is much cooler here today makes packing up a lot easier.  There is a Christmas Festival here this evening so we will join in the festivities.  They have a chocolate wheel where you can win a ham ( I think there is 60 hams to be won altogether) lollies and goodies for the kids and of course Santa.  My brother keeps telling me that Qantas is going on strike I don't think he is very nice.  Come Monday lunchtime I will be home Yippee!!!!!!!!
Talk again soon

Friday, December 11, 2009

Only Three more Sleeps

I am sitting here in picturesque Lowood writing this blog after having spent 3 lovely days with the grandies.  They were great fun and very well behaved.  It was much cooler in Brisbane, when we arrived back here yesterday the bus was all closed up and the temperature was 45 degrees.  It took a while to cool down.  I am hoping for cooler weather when we are home but knowing our luck WA will be experiencing a heatwave.  Today we are relaxing as it is so hot.  Tomorrow we will pack up ready for the flight home and Sunday we will shift the bus to its storage place and will spend the night in Brisbane and will be on the flight home Monday morning.  Talk again soon

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Party

The showgrounds were abuzz early Friday morning with the arrival of some of the rigs for the weekend hosted by the CMCA Chapter the Albert Valley Rovers.  By the afternoon there were at least 20 motorhomes of various sizes surrounding us on the oval.  They were a very welcoming lot and it wasn't long before we were invited to share in the festivities.  Saturday morning we were treated to a cooked breakfast enjoyed in the breezeway near the hall followed by morning tea, afternoon tea and then happy hour.

Roy, Gloria, Terry, Freda, John & Beth
 At 6.30pm we all dressed up for the Xmas party.  We were greeted at the door with a wrapped bottle of wine and some door prize tickets.  It wasn't long and we were all seated and the meals were served.  Lovely turkey and ham with beautiful homegrown baked vegies, followed by either homemade Xmas pudding or apple pie and custard.  Lots of laughter and frivolity followed while we were entertained by a local two piece band.  They were excellent, they seemed to be able to play all kinds of music, though their jokes were a little less desirable. 

Some of the more agile ones danced the night away although as usual I had to sit out due to my partners lack of interest.  Lots of raffles of hampers of various sizes were won by all and sundry (not us of course).  We did win the meat tray at the local RSL club on Thursday night when we visited with Roy and Gloria.

Roy & Gloria
 Sunday afternoon as I write this there are only 6 happy campers left to spend the night we will be back to just two rigs tomorrow.  I didn't forget- there is now only 9 more sleeps before we fly home.

Santa's helpers in the corner

Talk again soon

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wivenhoe Dam-Lowood Qld 10 more sleeps

The Wivenhoe Spillway
Rain, rain glorious rain!  We have experienced some rain at last our first good dose since we left home in March or I might add since the winter before that.  It brought with it some much welcomed cooler weather.

The Picnic Area Wivenhoe Dam

 We drove out to Wivenhoe Dam where a lot of Brisbane's water supply is distributed.  The countryside around here is very beautiful with lots of green hills and country houses.

Some of the locals (it was most unusual to see ducks gathered around the cows)

Some more locals
 We drove over to Ipswich yesterday to my favourite Riverlinks Shopping Centre.  Didn't purchase much, just a new external hard drive to store my enormous collection of photos, I would hate to lose even one of them.  I have nearly finished putting photos onto DVD's maybe that will solve our Xmas present problem I could give all the family a DVD of our photos won't they all love that?  I think not! LOL you are so naughty Jan.  I am recording our trip into books and DVD's hopefully they will bring us many happy memories in our old age.  I am on the countdown for when we fly home it will soon be in single figures.  Did I mention that it is only 10 more sleeps.  My thoughts have been with my son yesterday and today as he recovers from his shoulder reconstruction operation.  I pray that all is well.  I am thinking of all the members in our CMCA Chapter celebrating Xmas this weekend in Bridgetown.  Merry Xmas to you all and we hope to catch up with some of you soon.

The Brisbane River
Talk again soon