Well, the theme for this week's 'This is...', as chosen by Hila, is 'my favourite travel memory'. This one is definitely up there, but the main reason I have chosen this road trip, is because I already had the digital photos on my computer, and I'm feeling too lazy to go through my photo albums and scan old pics. I know. Slack. Oh well, life's like that sometimes.
Anyway, here it is. Our road trip from Brisbane to Melbourne, pre-kids. Or rather, when our staffy was still our official 'child'.
We actually planned the whole road trip around our dog (Anouk) because we were going back to Victoria to visit family for Christmas, and couldn't bear to leave her in a kennel, or to put her on a plane to travel down. So we did the logical thing, and drove the 1700 odd kilometers down to Melbourne, then swung past Swan Hill on the way back. All in all it was an over 4000km trip. But so free and fun.
We camped along the way.
We all slept in a tent together (armed with our 'travelling with dogs' camping book we knew which places to head for), and with our doggy 'baby' safe in her special dog seat and doggy seat belt, we had a lovely time driving through the Australian outback.
Anouk even sat with us while we lunched in Chapel St (Melbourne), and I'm pretty sure she enjoyed the trip every bit as much as us.
As with all big trips though - I was glad to get home.