We've given up our jobs, we've sold our unit ...
Now we're ready to live life - a caravan, a car, just the two of us . . . the possibilities are endless.

Come join us on our adventures ...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Progress...one step at a time

Everyone's saying the same thing.. "this year has absolutely flown by, where has the time gone?"
The beginning of the year seems like only yesterday, and so vividly too.  I can only hope the next few years go much slower - so we can savour every moment!

We spent the 2010 Christmas with our families together at the Cooper house, as we weren't sure where we'd be next year.  We all sat around the Christmas tree speculating where Aaron and I would be this time next year - from Tassie to WA.... everyone had a different location.  I had quiet smile to myself thinking how wonderful it would be if our families started their own adventures, and were with us at Christmas next year - all sharing stories of the journey over to where we were.

After 'putting his foot down' and being adamant that he was going to be resting on the couch for the whole of Christmas, Aaron decided that he should be doing something and proceeded to "inspect" the caravan.  Knowing Aaron all too well, we all looked at each other and said, "He's going to rip out the caravan"... a few hours later, he came back down to the house... with a grin on his face, and announced..."So we don't have too much left in the caravan".. I walked up to the caravan, to be met by a pile of rubbish outside the caravan.. the old concertina doors, the bed base, splash backs... all sorts of bits and pieces that had been deemed unnecessary.

By the time we left for our home, this pile had tripled in size!

Where the bed base once stood (also the mirror on the wall)

The kitchen... complete with beer...

In the rains, we found one leak - which for the age of the caravan, was quite impressive

We now get into the exciting part (not that the planning and everything else to do with this new adventure hasn't been), deciding how we're going to be fitting out the caravan.  There will no doubt be many changes and much speculation on what will work best - it will be interesting to be at the end of the project and see how many of the initial ideas we followed through with.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Our New Home...

After trawling the internet for days on end, Aaron came upon our new home by chance.. fate perhaps?  Tucked up in the far corner of a used boat/caravan yard, he found our little gem.  It's may not be the best looking dog in the line up . . . but it has potential . . . and at the low, low price of $7,750, who could resist.  

It's an 18ft, dual axle 1992 Traveller and with a few personal touches, she's going to look like new.  Everything we weren't looking for in a caravan, we found - we originally had our checklist of pop-top, 16ft and a single axle .. we ended up with a hard-top, 18ft and a dual axle - with a hell of a lot of space!  

The interior is screaming 90's at the moment, but with some new curtains & cushions, new laminex and the changing of a few lights - I think we're going to be traveling in style.  

We pick her up next week, so the maiden voyage down the highway will be quite interesting.  Although it's only slightly bigger than our fishing boat, which Aaron has no trouble towing, it will be a challenge to get the feel of it on the road.  I have selfishly nominated Aaron for all the driving - I told him I might be able to drive.. on the straight stretches.. like the Nullabor Plain ... maybe!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Unit for sale

Before we head off on our journey, we are selling our unit.  We have spent many, many hours renovating her - and we have finally finished her.  She looks amazing & I just hope that someone falls in love with her and enjoys her as much as we have.   Here's to a quick sale xx

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day One ...

Today was the first day of the adventure of a lifetime.  With hundreds of butterflies in my stomach and with five and a half years of memories made, I gave my notice of resignation. 

What a liberating feeling - I have never felt so ecstatic while feeling so scared at the same time.  My husband and I have decided that we are not the ones to put half a million dollars into a home in a place that isn't our dream town, or our dream home...  So we're embarking on a journey ... a journey to find a new life, a new beginning and a happy ending .. where we can start a family and enjoy life, with no limits.