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Monday, April 28, 2014

Maroon Dam - Anzac Day Long Weekend 2014

Camping for the first time at Maroon Dam will be remembered for many reasons.

We were camping for the first time with a big group of families from Church. We made some new friendships and the kids had plenty of other kids to play with.

We rode on Jet Skis and went tubing for the first time. The kids and Colin absolutely loved it. Guess what is now going to be on everyone's birthday and Christmas wish list.

Unfortunately our time was cut short when Nathan fell on a soccer ball badly breaking his leg (femur) on Saturday evening. The ambulance was called and we were soon on our way to the Mater hospital. 1.45 hours later we arrived.

Everyone back at camp helped us pack up so Colin and the girls could go home as soon as possible. Their help was such a blessing.

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Maroon Dam camping
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Nathan on the jet ski with Nic
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Tubing at Maroon Dam
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Having fun on the water

 

 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014 - Levuka

Amazing weather led to a great weekend camping and conquering the tracks of Levuka. We arrived on Thursday to set up before the rush. We were joined that night by The Simpkins and Nic.

 

On Friday Chris and Daniel arrived and we all headed out to check out the tracks. All was going well until we got to Graham's Track. It all came unstuck (or stuck) for Chris with his Jeep breaking the tailshaft and puncturing the fuel tank. A mammoth recovery effort saw the boys limping back to camp later that day and a plan was made on how to fix the Jeep.

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Team Bray campsite
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Rosemary's Track
Nic finding Mud
MUD
Saturday was "Pirate Day" and it was great to see the effort everyone made towards their costumes. It was heaps of fun driving around all dressed up. Chris's' Jeep was also back on the road late in the day and the boys headed to find a challenge. We also headed out to do the 'night run' which proved to be heaps of fun for our car load. Lucky we had Chris with us - he was able to answer the questions.
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Pirate Lauren
 
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Pirate Nathan

Easter Sunday meant lots of chocolate, an Easter Egg hunt and relaxing around camp while the guys did a few more tracks. They were back by lunch which was a releif.

 

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Tara's first camping trip
 
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Christian finding mud on Rosemary's Track