Monday, June 9, 2008

This is...a road trip


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.

14 comments:

Lilli boo said...

This is a lovely story..a very considerate road trip. lovely photos too...and a very lucky dog.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I love a good road trip! There's something so free about it. Lately, I've had a good hankering for hitting the Aussie open road. Have to wait a while, but will do it when I get home.

That's great that you travelled with your "baby".

Sherrin said...

great pics! the shot of Anouk is very cute! I love a good road trip. We did a greeat one pre-kids as well. I was preg, but... We drove from Perth to Melbourne and it was fantastic. I have great memories of camping out down service roads along the Eyre Highway. Great memories, and huge star studded skies and horizons that go on forever. *sigh* (not to hijack your post or anything!! lol)

Hey Harriet said...

That's the sweetest story! I'm sure Anouk enjoyed every minute of the trip. Lucky Anouk! I took my dog (Sophie) to Melbourne for a holiday many years ago but she flew. I totally stressed about putting her on a plane, but was the only option I had at the time. All was fine though, & like Anouk, Sophie had fun in Melbourne. I love that Anouk joined you for lunch in Chapel St! Beautiful photos! Especially the last one :)

Astrid said...

I love this post - it sounds like a wonderful trip - made for a lovely reason! Great pics! :)

Ali said...

lovely story Bec - it's such a long way, and great pics too. Your Anouk is a very lucky girl!

flossy-p said...

Wow, you covered some ground with that trip! I love road trips, I love that you get to see really Australian looking parts of the country. Looks like little Anouk had a great time! :)

one little acorn said...

I love a good road trip too. Very cool. Great pics.

BigCat said...

You can't beat a road trip. They always create wonderful memories. It looks like a great time was had by all.

Lisa said...

So lovely to plan your trip around your original baby. Glad to hear that she enjoyed it as much as you.

Maureen said...

Bec, that 'baby' looks as happy as can be. I long for a road trip again...we drove 3/4 of the way cross the US last year. At almost $5. a gal for diesel fuel, I'm not sure it's gonna happen this year. :-(

Drewzel said...

Yep I love a road trip too, and Anouk looks sooo gorgeous!

Paula Weston said...

Classic post Bec! Being able to read your blog is the next best thing to hanging out... I really loved the road trip description, and that pic of Anouk made me laugh out loud.

Paula Weston said...

Classic post Bec! Being able to read your blog is the next best thing to hanging out... I really loved the road trip description, and that pic of Anouk made me laugh out loud.