I might be home by the time you get to read this, but maybe I will be still travelling! You see, this is my first road trip ever by myself with just my son. Normally we have always gone on family holidays and trips together or just my husband and I. But this is a BIG and NEW adventure for me. And for Liam.
We have travelled 540km’s (335.5 miles) in 7 hours across the state to the far north of Victoria to get from Geelong to Mildura.
Liam has a friend that lives in Mildura and we decided that during the holidays we could spend 4 days to make the round trip to go see him. We left early Wednesday morning and we are heading home on Saturday, hopefully by dinner time 🙂
I have only ever been to Mildura once before as a young girl, and can’t remember much about it. We do have photos of the trip though, and I remember seeing them more than the actual trip. Some of the photos are of me with my mum, dad and brother on a paddle steamer on the Murray River. The Murray is the border between Victoria and New South Wales. It is 2,508 km long and is the longest river in Australia. So, a paddle steamer ride on the river was one of the first things on our list to do.
We saw some fabulous sights along the way on our drive and stopped a few times for some photo opportunities! About the third time I pulled the car over and did a U turn and headed back to something Liam just said .. “photo?” He gets a real kick out of the quirky things I take photos of and often flicks back through my mobile phone to look at the photos.
Once we had about 40 kms to go the excitement really kicked in. Liam went from nearly asleep to wide eyed and completely observant. So much so, asking me if I had seen this and seen that?. My reply “um, no I have to watch the road!!”
Once we settled into our motel, we headed over to Liam’s friends place. We had a great catch up and then dinner together. The next day I dropped Liam back over for him to stay over for the night. Then we all met up the following day to do the Murray River cruise, have lunch and hang out until dinner time. I spent my ‘alone’ time doing some driving around to different sights and of course taking photos. I had some dinner and watched a few movies back at the motel.
It has been a fun few days away and I would certainly like to do many more road trips with my boys. This was our first one and according to Liam, we will be back!
Below are a few of the photos from our trip, hot off my sd card 🙂 I will develop a few of these photos into completed pages when I get home.
So for now, I’m loving the holidays and spending some quality time with my son.