SATURDAY MAY 22 BENDIGO TO HOME 225kms
In the morning, I went with daughter and grandson to the central shopping area.
While we were away, John tried to set up the new TV/DVD player they’d bought, so the record function would work for them. He wasn’t sure he’d managed it though.
After an early lunch, we went off with them to watch grandson play soccer, parking Truck and van near the soccer ground. It was only the third game the kid had played, and he didn’t seem to have much idea about it. Actually, none of the little players did!
After that, we parted from the family, and headed for home. Again, it was familiar and routine. The countryside was lovely and green. There was noticeably more regrowth in the bushfire ravaged sections across the Dividing Range.
We arrived home at 4.30pm. Got the basic unpacking done.
Bought a cooked chook from the local shop for John’s tea. I couldn’t be bothered foraging for myself, so had some of the chicken. It was quite nice and we didn’t have any ill effects after.
It had been great to get away for a break, but was also good to be home, where there was a bit more space – and I can get away from the background TV.
Tomorrow, we would go to select our new puppy, though she wouldn’t be ready to come home for a few more weeks yet. That was such an exciting prospect.
On Monday, John would be off to see the folks at the ECRU unit again. He had managed this trip so much better than we had expected. It was probably good for him to have distractions from the state of his lungs and general health.
I wondered, though, when and where the next adventure would be? The events of earlier this year had demonstrated that we could no longer automatically count on being able to tackle an extended trip, every year.
TRIP STATISTICS 2010
* away for 32 nights
* accommodation cost $690.30 out of pocket
* accommodation discounts $15.70
* towed van 3520 kms