Fossicking and fun times, 2006

Three months in a camper trailer exploring the coast and inland Queensland with a 4 year old and almost 2 year old. We swam in crystal clear seas, taught Angus how to snorkel, fossicked for gems and dinosaur bones, hiked to ancient rock art, fed kangaroos and told LOTS of stories.

How did we manage it pre-apple devices? Hours of audio stories and singing Playschool nursery rhymes. I have a vivid memory of trying to keep Evie awake at the end of a long drive into Mackay, singing “Miss Polly had a dolly” louder and louder (and more frantically).

If you would like to take off on your own road trip so you can sing nursery rhymes to your kids for hours or to have a chance to catch up on some audio books, I can help you get organised.