A year in the life 2016 # 329: home again

Another day in the car. But ee got home again, a bit tired but all in one piece.

A year in the life 2016 #325: off to Adelaide

Time to all jump in the car and head to Adelaide for the men’s roller derby nationals. Usual drive – we got away early and made good time.

Included a brief stop in Tooleybuc for a late lunch.

A year in the life 2016 #285: sunset on the road

A high speed sunset from the car as we headed to the Blue Mountains for a weekend of derby and sightseeing.

A year in the life 2016 #257: a long day

So I really began the day waiting for the Minister who was giving a speech at the conference. Still didn’t see the beach.

Assistant Minister Andrews came and met Departmental staff  working on our booth at the conference…

Then she met, chatted to, and had her photo taken with a bunch of people .  Then she left. I had another side meeting before I got to head to the airport.

I finally saw the beach- from the sky.

And Sydney as looking mighty fine from the sky.

At home, we headed out to see Sebastian play in his hockey grand final under the rising moon. And they won!

Sebastian and I then headed off to Bateau Bay on a road trip – and I got to transit through Sydney or a second time that day. Originally the plan had been that Sebastian and James would head off – they were both supposed to be playing roller derby. However, with broken ribs, he definitely wasn’t getting on skates, and we figured two four hour drives probably wasn’t ideal either. So Sebastian headed off, stopping at the traditional stopping place and, after singing loudly to some bad music, made it to our hotel at The Entrance just after midnight.

Sebastian was wowed by the motel features and the decor.

I loved the brown towels and the fact we could high five each other while in bed. But mostly I was pleased to see my bed and go to sleep.

A year in the life 2016 #222: home again

After a successful weekend of derby – James’ pot luck team came third and Sebastian got rostered on to ref the grand final (though we had to leave before it) we drove home again with dinner on the road. It was good to make ig home just after midnight – not too late given Mondays are our earliest morning of the week. Fizzy caffeinated beverage ahead though! 

A year in the life 2016 #220: derby road trip

Another familiar event – the derby road trip! Off to Melbourne for the weekend for the URDP mixed gender championships where James is playing and reffing, Seb reffing and I am commentating for the first time. Do all the derby things! We spent the morning at work or school before getting on the road. Ended up staying in a cool Air BnB on Elizabeth St and the boys loved the range of interesting things to buy in the Japanese-Korean supermarket, so we were all stocked up on cans of coffee and green tea.

A year in the life 2016 #191: going home

Day 2 of the road trip home went well. More Mr Floppy Legs adventures, more Pok√©mon hunting and a lot of driving. 

We were amazed by how green it was along the way. And, in places, wet.

We got back to Canberra eventually where it was lovely to see Sean and Helen and, most especially, George.