Monday, September 20, 2010

a night away

Last night our family escaped the city for an overnight trip to Cervantes. There was no particular reason for our adventure other than the need to get out of town.


It’s been a while since we’ve taken a road trip and this was the first since Ms. M was born. The brief trip has been chalked up as quite the learning experience – road trips with kids require a bit of organisation. More than we’re used to making anyway, planning and organisation doesn’t come naturally to either myself or my partner. We’re more your impulsive traveller types. In discussions had on the road we’ve agreed that next time we hit the track we’ll pack a map!

Still if it wasn’t for impulsiveness we wouldn’t have made a trip to the leaning tower of Gin Gin.

leaning tower of Gin Gin

Lots and lots of fun dropping water balloons from the very top!

Today our attention turned from engineering marvels to nature’s majesty.

stromatolites  Stromatolites at Lake Thetis

five pinnacles The Pinnacles

We had a fantastic time at both the Stromatolites at Lake Thetis and then the Pinnacles. With nobody watching Mr 3 came off the boardwalk at Lake Thetis, covering his shoes and pants in mud. The shoes and his feet could be washed in the water, but the pants had to come off, revealing that Mr 3 had decided not to bother with undies this morning. Oh well, we had the place to ourselves so there was no problem with a nudie run among the stromatolites and waterbirds.

Later we enjoyed playing hide and seek amongst the rock formation of the pinnacles. Great fun indeed. I was a tad disappointed not to have seen any emus wandering around (though I would have run for the safety of the car if I had) but chirpy encounters with a gorgeous pink galah made up for it.

the pinnacles

A very happy time away with my family.

my family

I’m so very blessed.


  1. I didn't know you had this blog too!

  2. that photo of the kids with their dad is just absolutely very very wonderful and filled with happiness. enlarging and framing much needed there!! glad you had a great time and didn't get lost without a map (!!!) you might need to buy a wa roads and tracks mapbook and leave it in the car, removing the need for too much organisation the next time spontaneity hits :)

  3. Sounds wonderful. Lovely photos. I'd run if I saw an emu too! :)

  4. Sounds wonderful Sally,
    It looks like you all had a wonderful day judging by the smiles.
    I'm not good at organising either, but I'm finding I am having to learn...I have a long way to go LOL
    Hugs, Sharon

  5. My Mister 3 doesnt like to wear undies either... Your photography is amazing Sally, and the shot of your man and kids on the couch is just beautiful.

  6. A road trip! Washing the grime of the city away and feeling the breeze in your hair. The possibilities of the road are endless and all that matters is a family, a car, a space in time. x

  7. It sounds like all of you had a wonderful road trip together. It's fun exploring places with your family and having those memories.


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