Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Long Drive Home

After 1 and a half days at the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, the kids and I had to start making our way home. With 1000 kilometres stretching before us, we decided to break it up and stop half way at Moree. We stayed at a Caravan/Cabin Park on the southside of Moree which had 5 hot artesian mineral bath pools averaging between 30 and 40 degrees. Perfect for soaking travel weary bodies.

The next morning we hit the road again, it was raining and the rivers and creeks were swelling. In one place, we had to drive through water a foot deep over the road. We finally crossed the river that divides NSW and Queensland at Goondiwindi. How quaint is the old bridge?

Goondiwindi was also home to the famous racehorse, Gun Synd who won the Melbourne Cup in the early 1970's. Being a horse lover, Emma had to get a photo at Gun Synd's memorial.
I am drawn to windmills, I spot them everywhere and I just had to include a picture I took of one along the way.
Well thats it, we arrived home exhausted but safe after a truly wonderful first big road trip together. Next year the Snowies!

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