An ode to adventure - composed by Loo before our departure, and resonating with truth and triumph upon our return.
Like at so many special times,
I feel compelled to write a rhyme...
To wish you travels that are safe, eye-opening & sublime:
A truly unique experience --- A once in a lifetime.
What awaits you? Where will you go?
That's the appealing part --- Not to know!!!
A year long adventure of exploring and fun,
In our wide brown land in the fresh air and the sun.
Wildlife, Nature, Weather & the star-filled Sky,
A plethora of experiences not to pass by.
An amazing gift for a family to share -
To just pack up your life & end up Anywhere!
Jack, we will miss you and can't wait to
Hear all the exciting things you will see and do!!
Rikki, we will miss your beautiful smile -
We can't wait to hear about all the animals you see on the miles!!
Benji, you are going to grow up so big & strong -
We'll miss you too whilst you are gone so long!!
Sam, more than you know, I will miss
Knowing that just down the road is my sis.
Doogy, our special uncle, friend & bro,
We will also miss you more than you know...
To you we take off our hats in pure admiration,
For captaining this journey of growth and exploration!
So the Travelling Wilbiharys are hitting the road
With the Cruiser, the Van and a mighty load.
We hope that the adventure ahead is all you imagined and more
And we can't wait for the day you return to our shore!!!
The Travelling Wilbiharys have gone, seen, conquered and come back to tell their tales. It was, without a doubt, all we imagined and more!!
Nana and grandpa join us for a mini Merimula holiday before our Melbourne return.
|Stopping for lunch alongside the Giant Trout in .... In keeping with the theme, we eat smoked salmon sandwiches.|
|Out two family teams line up for some post-dinner birthday bowling... where we kick some Herschberg butt.|
|Almost a whole year on the road, and in our final few days we still manage to find an experience we haven't tried yet... this time: pony rides.|
Three weeks in Sydney give us more than enough time to catch up with EVERYone we know.
|Off to the beach with Jem, his family and his awesome inflatable boat. |
(Less awesome is the effort required to deflate it a couple of hours later so that it could be packed back in the car. And yet overall, still worthwhile - we can all concur.)
|The Big Post-Wedding Play-In-The-Park, with the happy couple, Michelle's sister (MC extrordinairre), Doov and Annie from Perth, and Dan and Vix from Melbourne - as well as all our little offspring.|
There's no end, it seems, to the fun that Sydney can throw at us. It's sunshine and smiles all round as the grown-ups bunk down inside and the kids take over the caravan.
|.... and then hitting the Malabar beach highway!|
As Chanukah ends, Benji's birthday celebrations begin. A final jam donut, anyone?
|Scoffing donuts before the guests arrive. Luckily there are lots, lots, LOTS more.|
|All in for the obligatory family photo.|
Our Sydney stopover is scheduled so that we can all attend (with gusto!) the wedding of Michelle Sowey and David Urbinder. Hands down, THE most romantic wedding ever.