These are two of my new stitcheries that were launched at the QCE - they have proven to be very popular - I was once told that teddy bears were dreadfully out of fashion - AS IF!!!!!!! (I don't think that person knew what she was talking about - no sense of humour!)
We left Sydney very early on the Monday morning, the day after the show - it was a public holiday and we wanted to miss the traffic. Ernie was beside himself - lots of trucks on the road, and all those lights! He was shivering with excitement!
But as the sun began to rise - he began to droop - just too much for a little bear. It's so true what the truckies say - when the sun comes up, the eyelids go down.
We stopped for the night at Holbrook, in a cabin at a caravan park.
Ernie loves my PJs!
Tuesday morning saw us once again on the road. Petrol and coffee stop! Hot chocolate for Ernie. He was bopping along to the music of Sergio Mendes, one of my favourite bands of the 60's. (We're living in a time warp - what can I say? Earlier we were listening to The Goon Show!)
Nearly at the turn-off to Bonnie Doon!
Here we are at Bonnie Doon - we used to water ski under the bridge, but with the drought, it would appear to be a trifle difficult, as Ernie noted, and you can see!
Hmmmm .... no water, no fish, no boats .... but bushes, trees, grasses and kangaroos!
Not far from home now - the bush is beginning to recover at Kinglake after the disastrous fires last year.
Only ten minutes from home!
Only five minutes from home!
Only two minutes from home! Ernie knows where we are - see the power pole to the right of the centre of the photo? If you look straight up from the top of the pole to the top of the hill, that's sort of where we are heading!
It's good to be home!