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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Over the half way mark!

It's a rest day with my bestest friend, Vicki, in Newcastle today - my home town. Boy, have I missed the town of my birth, and I never realised how much until we drove in. I was so emotional, the heartstrings were tugging and the tears were falling.
The kids stayed with us at Vicki's last night but this morning we put them on the train to Muswellbrook, about a 2 hour trip north-west, to stay with their friends for the night. Hubby and I leave here tomorrow morning (after our rest day) and pick them up on the way to Coffs Harbour for our next stop.
We are 4,000 klms down, another 3,000 to go - YAY, over half way through the trip!
Hopefully we'll be in the house on the 13th, and I'll be back online the following day. :-)
See you all very soon!!!
Hugs
Jenny

32 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm just amazed whilst I'm reading about your blog, and it brings home to me what a vast country Australia is. You could drive from the far north of Scotland down to the southern most tip of England in about ten hours at the most.

Priscilla said...

Oh, you are going through Coffs Harbour! That was our very first vacation when living in Sydney - big sigh :-)
I am glad to hear that you are well on the way, it must be interesting to drive such a long way.
Safe journey for the rest of your drive!
Kristina

Noela said...

You seem to be holding up well. Such a long way to drive. I'm sure you will be pleased to get to your destination. I love following your blog, it is very interesting and your work is so lovely. Safe trip the rest of the way. Welcome to my homestate: Queensland.

Crispy said...

Gosh such a long long drive, I guess I just never realized how large Australia is...silly me.

Crispy

Vickie said...

awww there is no place like hometown eh?,,Good to read you are all traveling well..hope everything else is holding up well too ,cheers Vickie

barb's creations said...

Glad to hear you're holding up and your trip is going well.
Hope you have time to pop into my blog for my Christmas in July giveaway that I'm doing,would love you to enter :) barb.

The Faerie Queen said...

Be safe. hugz xxx

sonia said...

fuerza que falta menos sigo tu blog capitulo por capitulo, un beso grande

Donnelly said...

Thanks for keeping us all updated on your trip. Hope the rest of your trip is safe. Have a great day.

Shari said...

Great to hear all is well and progressing. Yes, those little road houses can be quite a surprise sometimes. I've made the drive from Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast to Perth via Sydney and Canberra with two small girls and totally understand the complexities and enormity of your trip. Be safe!
Hugs - Shari

Stephanie said...

I know you'll be glad to be settled! Hopefully you'll share photos of your new hometown. I recently visited my childhood town. Family all still lives there.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Safe travels! I hope that you will be able to share some photos of your trip :-) Take care!

Allie said...

Oh Jenny I miss you SO MUCH! I'm so glad you're more than halfway. Be safe, my prayers are traveling with you, luv!

Colleen's Blog Long Island NY said...

Glad to know that you are getting along okay. Such a long trip must be very tiring.

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Jenny--just think, like you said you are more than half way--what a joy and it does sound like you are enjoying the journey getting from point A to point B---!!!I pray you will continue to have a safe trip--take care--hugs, just, Di

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Jenny,
Hey, that's great. More than half way there.
I've been reading and watching your travels.
Stay safe,
Hugs,
Anna

Orcsmom said...

I am so glad you got to see the kids! I never realized the size of Australia until I started reading your blog. Oh sure I have seen and read a lot, but until you put in words, wow! Happy trails for the last leg! Can't wait for you to be settled in your new home!

Hugs!
Pam

DIDI said...

I read your blog every day but not always leave a comment. Today I can't help saying that your drive could not only encompass spain but all Europe!
Good trip!

Joy said...

Jenny we stopped in at Newcastle about 18 months ago and were so lucky to find the replica of Captain Cook's "Endeavour" was arriving there ... it was a fabulous sight, much celebration and cheering - we really enjoyed it!!
Sounds like the trip is going well .... take care and drive carefully (I'm always saying that to my kids too lol) ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Maree said...

Waving to you...Coff's is not far from where we are moving to...you have progressed well in your travels...take care

Jo in TAS said...

You'll be able to sing that song soon "I've been everywhere man!" just like the Bigpond Ad.
Happy Travels and stay safe!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jenny.....I have received my gift..oh it is just awesome, thank you so very much.....will also send an email....Peg xx

Robin in New Jersey said...

Oh Jenny, I am so happy you were able to post. So looking forward to hearing that you made it to your new destination.

I finished Shabby Roses block #1 today. Finally! I will email you a photo.

Keep the faith sweet sister.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Yay for you Jenny! :-)

I know what you mean about those birth roots tugging at the heart strings! My sister (SIL) sent Rosie some new clothes, and they smell of her washing powder, which is one of my favourite ALL time smells... but geesh I miss home more than ever at the moment!!!

Have fun with Vicki! Hmmm.... what a lovely name!!!! *cheeky grin*! :-)
V xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Gran said...

I sure am glad you are checking in. Life is an adventure and you certainly are on one. Thanks for keeping us up to date that you are well and half way there!!!!!

God's Speed.

Cattinka said...

I´m glad everything is going so well, but I still don´t envy you for the big trip you still have ahead.
Can´t wait to hear from you daily again.
KATRIN W.

Tozz said...

So glad things are going smoothly for you Jen :) it does get emotional going back to your birth place. Enjoy the journey and like you say you are over half way there now :) hugs hugs :)

magy said...

Jenny,
Sounds like such and emotional time for you. I will keep you in my prayers and hope things on the road go well..
Maggey

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CindyMae said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!!

Carrie P. said...

Such a long trip. I know you will be glad to be home.

willowberryd said...

Hi Jenny... maybe this is your last day of travel? I hope your new home is everything you wish for in every way :-)
I always say to our (grown up) kids - 'Drive safe, precious cargo on board..'
love Cheryl