We had our free voucher to use at Murphy’s Creek Escape Campground so a perfect time was when Alison was visiting from Tasmania. We went up on Friday night as usual to get 2 nights away and were all set up just waiting for Tim to arrive by about 6.30pm. The weather had been drizzly on and off but fingers were crossed for a fine weekend. We were lucky and had very mild nights and the only time of heavier rain was Saturday late afternoon but this soon passed over.
We did lots of walks both around the campsite and in the surrounding area and it was great to see how much Indigo has improved with her walking. Of course she would still prefer to have a ride on someone’s back or in the carrier but she is now a little trouper and walks more than 50% of the time.
After our camping Rob & I decided to take a different route home and turned off at Murphy Creek township and took the gravel roads twisting our way around to Ravensbourne National Park. Actually it was quite exciting as due to the rainfall the road was quite slippery just before we reached Gus Beutel Lookout. Oops sliding lots “quick Rob put it in four wheel drive yes Rob jump out and put the hubs in too and it will work better” :-). We did a short walk at the lookout but have discovered that there are 3 other walks there which would make it worth going back especially as there is a free camp area just by the tennis courts.
Washing is fun when we go camping
Mum is much better at squeezing out than I am
Indigo deserved this snooze after 2.5 hours trying to go to sleep in the tent
Wonderful to sit round the fire eating coconut chocolate in digestive biscuits – thanks Cherie for being innovative
Look Nana I can sit on the ropes while Daddy is sleeping
Lovely misty morning
Loved all the beautiful wattle flowers this weekend. Always think of my brother when I see wattle as he fell out of a wattle tree when we were kids
Learning how to throw rocks with Oma
Lovely creek now but was not like this during the 2011 floods
Daddy is teaching me to climb not pinch my bottom
The walk back up to our campsite
This shows the weather at Ravensbourne
Ah a pic of us that I like now that’s unusual
We loved the US but still enjoy walking in the Qld bush
Tracey looking very fit & strong
The view from above the golf course
First walk of the weekend up to the water tanks
All geared up to play on the ramp
A quick snack before walking round Hat Head
He was keeping warm on this walk
Such a gorgeous day to have a birthday
Break time to enjoy the view from Hat Head
Just to prove I did the walk too
Austin walked 80% of the nearly 4km walk
Cake time is favorite time
The local bush walk
Before I left we went to see horses & geese
Being very good not touching the tiny mushrooms
We had both planned to go down for Austin’s birthday but with the builders deciding to do our basement on the long weekend I decided to head south on my own. Nice to just chill driving down early morning and listening to the tunes on triple J particularly enjoying the hour of tunes from 1987 – yes the station is 40 years old and they are celebrating. Anyway I digress, I had a lovely weekend plenty of walks which was just as well as of course ate too much of Tracey & Stu’s good cooking not to mention the delicious carrot birthday cake. All too soon though the weekend was over and it was time to head back in the heavy traffic with more old tunes to keep me entertained.