15 - 16 November 2012
We delayed hitting the road by a day so we could unpack and repack. We left a good couple of bags at Beaudesert, did our tax, paid bills, collected meat, prescriptions and farewelled family.
It was good to get organised, but disappointing as Nanny didn’t get to farewell us as she’d planned. She’d come out to Beaudesert especially to see us hit the road but instead she got to watch us sort through our piles of stuff!
Otto was entertained by Papa for the first part of the morning, and then Nanny for the later part of the morning. Nanny and Papa also took Otto for a horse ride, not many almost-three year olds get to go horse riding with a great grandmother and a grandfather.
We set off around 10.30 am on Friday 16 November. It didn’t feel like how I expected. It felt like a bit of a chore to drive to Goondiwindi. We walked along the Macintyre in the late afternoon and looked at NSW just across the bridge that first carried me to QLD.
The next morning we picked up a few more things in Goondi (how did we fit them in!) and headed west. Now this felt more like it! It was exciting as we headed west on roads we’ve never been on before.