Rainy Day Reflections

We’re Heading Home!

It was good while it lasted, but sadly, sometimes, all good things come to and end.

We’ve been on the road for six months, and after 151 days of living on the road, in each others hip pockets, crowded inside a mini home, we’ve finally decided, enough is enough.

I’m fed up with cooking on the Weber Baby Q, and the food I’ve been cooking lately has been really horrible.  I seem to have lost my touch and want to go back to cooking and baking in a real kitchen.

Dean’s fed up with hunting for surf and spending far too long sitting in the water praying to the Surf Gods to send even so much as a ripple his way.  He pines for the waves at Dicky Beach.

Worse still, (and I really hate to admit this) we’ve been getting on each other’s nerves and fighting with each other.  What seemed a dream has turned into a nightmare neither of us can escape or wake up from.  It was never meant to be like this.

There’s no privacy living in mini home, there’s no breathing space and there’s no money left in the bank.  Who would have thought it was so expensive living ‘on the road’?

We did our research!  We found that with no electricity, no council rates and no water charges, we would be able to live quite cheaply.  How wrong we were!

Caravan parks charge whatever they like, jacking their prices up every other weekend or public holiday and sometimes you have no other choice but to pay the exorbitant prices they are demanding.  Then there are all the other things we’ve spent our money on . . .

Food and Fuel.

Then the following week, we have to pay for . . .

Food and Fuel again.

And then, more food and more fuel and, well, there really isn’t much else we spend our money on beyond food and fuel and we can’t understand how we could have run out of money.

Yep – We broke the bank.

 

Oh . . .

 

By the way . . .

 

Today is April 1, 2015 . . .

Happy April Fool’s Day!

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Now take (most of) what you just read and turn it around 180º.

We are NOT Heading Home!

This trip isn’t finished yet and is not coming to an end any time soon.

YES, We have been on the road for six months, and after 151 days of living on the road, we’ve decided this is a wonderful way to see Australia.

I’m NOT fed up with cooking on the Weber Baby Q, and the food I’ve been cooking lately has NOT been really horrible. I do NOT seem to have lost my touch and I’m fine cooking the way I am.

Dean’s is NOT fed up with hunting for surf and praying to the Surf Gods send even so much as a ripple his way. (He always prays to the Surf Gods.)  But YES, he does miss Dicky Beach.

We have NOT been fighting with each other and what seemed a dream has NOT turned into a nightmare neither of us can escape or wake up from.

We laugh every day.

There’s ENOUGH privacy living in mini home, there’s ENOUGH breathing space and there’s ENOUGH money left in the bank.

Who would have thought it was so INEXPENSIVE living ‘on the road’?

YES, We did our research!  YES, We found that with no electricity, no council rates and no water charges, we would be able to live quite cheaply.  How RIGHT we were!

YES, The cost of staying in a caravan park can vary greatly depending on the time of year.  But as for everything else, there are not too many expenses beyond food and fuel and we are being very careful with our money and what we spend it on.

And one final thought . . .

 

Dean and I are having the most amazing time.

Loving living and laughing all the way.

Have a great day and don’t get caught by too many pranksters.


In response to the WordPress Daily Prompt – Fool Me Once

10 Comments

  1. You are too funny Clare.

    I thought something was fishy as you have only ever raved about your adventure so far 🙂 MISS YOU (and your sense of humour).

    Happy April Fools Day

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    1. Hey Kylie,

      I miss you too and wish I could give you a big hug. Perhaps if you hug Yvette you can think it’s me – a mini me 🙂

      Don’t get caught out by anyone else today.

      Clare

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