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.
Lots and lots of fun dropping water balloons from the very top!
Today our attention turned from engineering marvels to nature’s majesty.
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.
A very happy time away with my family.
I’m so very blessed.