We are home again.
It was a whirlwind little break, that covered a lot of country.
Two days (Thursday and Friday) we drove south - destination Brisbane - with a late night sleepover at the tiny town of Ilbilbie, which you miss if you blink, to break the first leg of our trip south into two days.
. We were tired upon arrival in Brisbane on Friday evening, but quickly cheered with a relaxing dinner around the corner from our motel with the lovely Joy (of Joypatch) and her hubby Darryl.
(Joy and me...)
Our reason for this trip was to attend the Camping Show that Saturday at the showgrounds in Brisbane.
Mr E and I are looking at purchasing a camper trailer (like this one below) in the next year...
...which will allow us to really get away!
We stayed at a motel overlooking the Brisbane River...
...and enjoyed a room service breakfast before the long Saturday walking around the Camping Show.
After a two day drive, then all day on our feet at the showgrounds, we were pretty exhausted, so on Saturday evening we opted for a fresh Vietnamese dinner and an early night...
...because on Sunday we drove 17 hours straight to get home!
Mr E is amazing. Out of those 17 hours on the road yesterday, I only drove for 90 minutes. He safely got us from one end of the state to the other, and around 12.30am Monday morning (hey, that's today!) we parked in our driveway, unpacked the car, and fell into dreamless sleep.
And after three days on the road, what did I create?
Just this face washer.
This was the first road trip that I found it difficult to hand stitch. The roads were awful, and with so many bumps and unpicking of my stitches I gave up and concentrated on simple crochet instead.
It was great to get away because it clears my head, and with three of our fours days spent just sitting in the car it's amazing how good that can be for deciding what's really important and what isn't in your life and work.
We listened to a lot of good music, chatted about the future, and also found much to ponder and be inspired by through this excellent audio book...
This morning I am washing, Mr E is cleaning the car, and we're both catching up on work emails.
This afternoon - rest. Feet up, stitching, a nice cup of fresh brewed coffee, and perhaps some Poirot on the telly...
It wasn't a lovely refreshing time away, because we didn't stop, but it had a purpose and we're really glad we made the last minute decision to do such a long trip for just one day looking at camper trailers.
You see, this was about planning for 'what next', and being realistic about how our hopes can unfold.
It's all good.
Have a blessed day,