Road Trip

I have been on away for a long weekend with my sister and her two children. We went to Yeppoon to visit my grandmother for her 86th birthday. It is an eight hour drive from here to Yeppoon. We had a one year old and a five year old in the back seat, so I am certain that you can appreciate that the trip had some difficult moments! Thankfully they were brief and both of the children were remarkably patient.

Grandma didn’t know that we were coming to see her, so she was thrilled!

She had been waiting to meet my nephew. My sister adopted him last year and he has our much loved grandfather’s name. Needless to say he was the star of the weekend. He was charming to all he met and left a lasting impression.

That face is pure cheekiness!

We were able to spend about an hour each day on the beach.

Digging,

jumping waves,


searching rock pools and


finding hermit crabs.

It was a lovely weekend, but as always, it is good to be home.

A song from our road trip.

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12 responses to “Road Trip

  1. caramaena

    Your Grandma looks so happy there. The other pics are great too. I love the jumping waves one.

  2. kirsty

    Good to have you home!! Gorgeous photos. You have my admiration – 8 hours is a long trip with two little guys.

  3. Stomper Girl

    I love that song. The beach photos are just lovely, as are your niece and nephew.

  4. Vicki W

    Sounds like a perfect weekend!

  5. Molly

    That’s what families are for. Your Grandma is a very youthful looking 86 year old. I’m sure having you there made her very happy!

  6. meggie

    Lovely pics. Your Grandma looks very happy! And as you say, lovely children!

  7. Fairlie

    Great photos! Looks like it was a memorable trip. (But surely, you deserve a medal for 8 hrs on the road with two kids!)

  8. riseoutofme

    NICE.

    I’m a slight shade of green here.

    No, I don’t feel nauseous, I think, maybe its a touch of the green eyed monster.

  9. nutmeg

    I never really new my grandparents – the last passed away when I was about 13 years old. So I have a bit of the jealousy bug here too. What a great surprise to give!

    And yes, 8 hours in a car with two young kids – know all about that. Three cheers for you and your sister (and the kids!)

  10. My float

    What a lovely surprise for grandma.

    (Although I suspect you’d have needed a little lie down after such a looong car trip with kids!)

  11. Tracey Petersen

    Caramaena – she said afterwards that she felt so loved on the day
    Kirsty – did I say eight, it may have been twenty hours
    stomper – it is a lovely beach, lots of shells to find
    vicki – it was pretty good considering how close we are to winter
    molly – she is young for her age
    meggie – she was sad to see us go home
    fairlie – medal? no just panadol
    rise – what is making you so green, is it the beautiful north queensland sunshine?
    nutmeg – so sad, I didn’t lose a grandparent until I was 26, I have a lot of memories with all of them
    my float – oh yes, a lie down, but the kids needed to run and run and run

  12. h&b

    what a little cutie is your nephew ! 🙂

    Love the photos !

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