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Aug 16, 2016 - Hervey Bay - shopping for van bits, visit John

Tuesday 16th Aug - caravan parts - mower check - visit John - Sequence 3-7 BvG Today is the boy’s turn for shopping right after David and Ron then went off to pick up the new towing mirrors for the Prados. David also got a new jockey wheel. From the shops we went to Anna’s to check out if her mower is worth keeping. It is, and David got it started no problem and then left to get a couple of bolts for the van. After he left there was no way I could get that mower started again - grrrrr - so the grass didn’t get mown. Anna is going to pick up...

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Aug 15, 2016 - Hervey Bay - shopping and pub dinner at night

Monday 15th Aug - shopping and pub dinner at night Today has been quiet. Jan n Ron did a bit of shopping for a a few groceries, and then after morning tea Jan and Heather went off to find a craft shop. They were supposed to bring back pies for lunch. Well, when they ring up at 2:00pm to say “Are you still waiting for your pie?” - what do you think the answer was? David and Ron decided enough was enough so we went and made a sandwich about 1:30 - - so the pies never eventuated. It’s all a conspiracy. It’s the new way of trying to get David...

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Aug 14, 2016 - Hervey Bay - yet another quiet day

Sunday 14th Aug - yet another quiet day Good thing we had all that excitement early last week or there would be nothing to rave about. We are all in wind down mode so we skipped church this morning. The day has been quite windy and much of the day has had extensive cloud cover - even a quick shower about 5:30pm. We’re still getting our walks in each day, usually one in morning and then again in the afternoon, but they’re not power-walks by any stretch of the imagination. We’re enjoying the relaxed mode and today have done a lot of reading....

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Aug 13, 2016 - Hervey Bay - another quiet day

Saturday 13th Aug - quiet day and shop browsing Today we took the time to visit our old neighbours from Violet St days. [You’re right - the neighbours aren’t old, it’s the relationship that goes back 30 years]. First off we had morning tea with Anna, and then went to visit husband John who is in a care facility. This afternoon we went shopping - well actually that should read “looking” because we didn’t buy much. Much to the consternation of David and Ron the girls spent sooooo loooong in the last store that the much-mentioned “we’ll go for...

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Aug 12, 2016 - Hervey Bay - Quiet 'normal' day

Friday 12th Aug - a quiet 'normal' day at last Reading the previous blogs, you could be excused for thinking that Ron is making up issues to give him something to write about! Ah well! It’s been an interesting week so far. The day has been spent quietly sitting around. Reading, Stitching, shopping for a few groceries - and that’s about it really - a fairly full, taxing, demanding day in the life of 4 retirees. Oh yes - Ron and David also drove out to see if the local caravan shop had a specific brand of towing mirrors. During the day David...

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Aug 11, 2016 - Hervey Bay - Expect the unexpected

Thursday 11th Aug - Hervey Bay - Expect the unexpected David n Heather wake at a reasonable time and go for a walk before breakfast while Ron n Jan sleep in and get up at 8:30 for cuppa, brekkie and then a walk. So just before we started out for our walk, we stopped off at Mick and Michelle’s to say thanks again for the yummy fish. Ron got talking with Mick as he was winding up the legs to lift the “slide-on” camper ready for travel. He was about half way through the process of elevating it a metre and a half off the ground to back the...

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Aug 10, 2016 - Depart - A/Hills to Hervey Bay

Wednesday 10th Aug - DEPART - Arana Hills to Hervey Bay We made it. Ready for the day. Got away 10:30 and linked up with David and Heather at Bald Hills. Gympie ‘duck ponds’ (Lake Alford Park) at 12:30 so we could share lunch with the ducks, ibis, geese, water hen and swans. Couldn’t say we lack for company. Ron’s found that his knee has a limit of about 1 and half hours before it starts to send signals like - 'are we there yet', ‘can we stop now’, ‘when’s morning tea’, 'don't you need to stop to go to the loo', 'can I have a bit of...

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Oct 23, 2015 - Hervey Bay

FRIDAY 23rd October “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. October is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has ‘flewn’. How DID it get so late so soon?” (with thanks to Dr Seuss and our HEAL Africa friends David and Heather for bringing it to our attention) Yep!!! It is getting late. Almost time to roll the caravans to home. It started off as a very hot morning, so we were looking forward to the afternoon high tide when we could take a dip. Hazel went off with Ron to buy a 'fashion statement' to...

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Oct 22, 2015 - Hervey Bay - visit Maryborough

THURSDAY 22nd October Today we go to see Mary Heritage (a lovely lady) at Mary-borough, the city which has a lifesize bronze statue of Mary Poppins. On arrival in Maryborough we checked out the Markets. Which were in a different location to what we remembered. Found out that they had been relocated while a major streetscape reconstruction was under way, and today was their last day in this temporary location. Tonight will be a Street-scape Party to celebrate the completion of the project. They will have live music, street stalls, adjacent...

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Oct 21, 2015 - Hervey Bay- doin' nuttin' AGAIN

WEDNESDAY 21st October Jan treated us all to one of her Dream Pot creations for morning tea. She made two small date loaves in the pot - one of which was demolished at morning tea - fresh, hot and yummeee. We had to do some walking around the shops after that. Duck into Aldi to replenish important supplies like biscuits and chocolate, whizz into the fruit shop to avail ourselves of the $1.99 Lady Finger bananas, then a quick call into the Reject Shop for some coat hangers for Hazel - who has been knitting frenetically while we've been...

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Oct 20, 2015 - Hervey Bay - botanic gardens

TUESDAY 20th October This time at Hervey Bay is veeerrrry reeellaaaaxxing. Not much stirs in these two vans before 8:00am. Then there's no rush in doing the simplest of chores. Why can't life be always like this? [Because some of the things we do back home we love doing - and the folk back home leave a big hole in our lives when we're away - - that's why] Still, following the slow routine, it took us until about 12 to get to the Boat Harbour where we ahd decided to have a poke around. My goodness there is a lot of assets tied up doing very...

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Oct 19, 2015 - Hervey Bay - doin' nuttin'

MONDAY 19th October The two Rons were up early this morning - another soccer match (talk about being fanatical). The Under 17 Mens Division of the World Cup was being played between Australia (the Joeys - as opposed to the Socceroos for the men's and Matildas for the womens) and Germany. It was a bit sad watching the Ozzies get trounced in the first half but they rallied in the second for a final score of 4:1. It's been a bit of fun for RonG watching so much soccer while we've been away but I'm not sure the enthusiasm will be sustained once...

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