Monday, December 31, 2012

Quick trip up north

On Saturday morning 29th Dec, Richard found out that two of his brothers happened to be in Port Macquarie at the same time.
Philip ( who lives in Tassie) had arrived there as a locum vascular surgeon at the Port hospital over the busy holiday period. Tom ( who lives in Mackay, Qld) was camping with his family close to Port.

It was a great opportunity to catch up with them both ... plus Tom's wife Angela, son Gene, daughter Vanessa and families.
So 2 hours later we were on the road. We arrived there at 8pm on Saturday and spent the following day with the family. We stayed with Philip in his rented townhouse, visited the campsite, had a swim in the ocean and a take away dinner with the family back at the townhouse.

We visited "Ricardoes"- a hydroponic farm that grew strawberries, tomatoes and cucumbers. It was just up the road from the Lamont's campsite at Blackman's Point. Such quality produce. Here is Richard with Angela and Gene.

After seeing our nephew Gene's children briefly at Wauchope, we got on the road to head back home.

 Gene with Maria (12), Georgia (8), Elle (9) and Will (6) arriving at Timbertown, Wauchope. They were about to spend the day there.

 ......with Pop Tom, Great Uncle Philip, Nanna Angela and Great Uncle Richard.

 ... and lastly with Great Aunty Janelle

We only stayed two nights in Port, but we fitted a lot in and had a really good time. great to catch up with some of the far-flung family.

The traffic was lighter than we expected, so we were home within 8 hours including several stops.

1 comment:

DesignRox1103 said...

Serendipitous events indeed!
You all look great!
I am thrilled for Richard and his brothers as well. I wonder, how long it has been since they were all together?

Would that I could have the same events on Australian soil. Alas, their piggy banks are usually on low.
things in America are tight, to say the least. (but I digress)

I do hope Richard made some future plans to get together with them, perhaps for a Brother-guys time together.

Do you often see your siblings Janelle?