The DUST’y Road Trip

DUST Conference Weekend – The Road Trip – Friday 13th August

I’ve been eagerly waiting for this weekend.  A chance to meet some of my fellow DUST’ers – lovely like-minded ladies who are passionate about handmade.

The Family is coming with me.  They will have a weekend on the Coast – a bit of Daddy-Children bonding – while I do crafty stuff…

To get there though, we’ve got a 500 kilometre road trip ahead of us.

We’re on the road by 9 a.m. – a good start.  But, what road trip wouldn’t be complete without road works.

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Before we know it, it’s time to stop for lunch at Ebor Falls.  We’ve got company – a baby magpie who hasn’t yet learned to be afraid of people…

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Turns out that Daughter is afraid of magpies though.

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A magnificent view while we ate lunch…

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And then a stroll to an amazing set of waterfalls.

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The pre-requisite clowning around photos for Mum…

View Clarissa and Murdoc Clowning Around

And then down the mountain we go.  I don’t travel as well as I used to – and the bendy-windy roads do my stomach no favours.

When I say bendy-windy too, I mean bendy-windy…

View Bendy-Windy Road Down the Mountain

And then there’s the guy getting arrested in the middle of the road – police, hands behind head, kneeling and handcuffs.

Don’t know what happened there, but it’s out bit of super-excitement. (Am I bad for taking photos?!)

View Guy Getting Arrested Near Grafton

And then there’s more road works…

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And we have to watch out for koala’s.

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Travelling has taken it’s toll on the Small Boy…

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The trip that should have taken us 7 hours ended up taking 9.

Delays with road works, arrests, accidents and detours made for a very long day, but we get there in one piece.

And I finally get to meet some of the DUST girls – hooray!!

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