Today I’m reminded of the outback because a fellow Aussie blogger Baz, who obviously has a passion for traversing through the outback with his family, recently has been posting some glorious photographs of their travels.
Have a look here – http://thelandy.com/ He gets up to many adventures!
Whenever we go away I always make a video diary of our trips. Personally, I prefer video to photography,mostly because I’m better at it, but because I’m just enthralled by capturing the moving pictures rather than one off tiny slices of moments.
Most of the time I’m just looking for amazing, beautiful scenery shots that I can add to my little collection, but sometimes I get ruthless and film as many nitty gritty details of our family dynamic and interaction because I just know there will be a little mini “movie” to be made from it. (It annoys everyone that I do this. Camera’s in ones face tend to do that to people.)
Our last trip can only be described as the disaster of all trips.
We had agreed to let my teenage daughter bring a friend.
Her friend had never been camping before. Certainly not outback style.
We had promised her a blast of a time…FUN times…ADVENTURES….Awesome amazing stuff that she would remember forever!
As a complete surprise to the kids (which we kept to ourselves the whole journey, thank goodness.) we had planned a huge surprise…to head up to Queensland to the theme parks on the last leg of the journey. A kind of reward for dragging them through the nothingness for two weeks.
Unfortunately due to mother nature, and other unforeseen complications, this did not happen.
We were all ready to kill each other after this trip.
We BROKE the camper trailer….our trusty camper trailer that had been everywhere, done everything, was completely indestructible, or so we thought.
My daughter and her friend were at odds with each other. They ganged up on my son, who I must say was very patient throughout.
Everyone began to act strangely pretty soon into the trip, because of the tension and the stress.
We tried….truly we TRIED to make this “adventure” work…
But as you can see, by watching this video…
The forces were undoubtedly, against us.
I promise you, it will entertain….
We CAN look back on it and laugh, now.