Thursday 1st July 2004
Today started out pretty quietly, a typical slow start before
visiting the HMAS SYDNEY memorial that stands on top of a hill
in the centre of Geraldton and looks across the city out
into the distance over the ocean. This memorial is a must
to see by anyone coming to Geraldton and is quite moving when understanding
what it stands for. While
there we rang cousins Kelvin and Lyn Pearce and after speaking
visit them at about 4.30pm for an hour or so.
of us' wanted a drive into the shopping centre's to check them
out., which she was doing a very thorough job of. when we
received our second phone call which was cousin Christine
who we haven't seen for about twelve months. We really
wanted to catch up with her and husband Tony, so after
a few more calls between Christine and ourselves, we decided
at our caravan
about 7.pm tonight.
Our next call was from daughter Kym to say our grand dog (Bonnie)
had been to the vet for her first needle, so there was a blow by
blow description of how good she was during this traumatic experience.
Next came a real surprise, a call from Robert Lucas, an old friend
(shouldn't say old - he's younger than me) who I traveled around
with way back in the early seventies and had not seen since about
the mid 1980's. It was great to hear from him and arrangements
were made to catch up with him today as well.
When buying meat for the BBQ, our mate Bill Foreman rang to check
out our progress and expected day of return. He has taken
on the job of ensuring that Travis has enough home brew cold for
Saturday when we arrive home, he may have to pay a visit on Saturday
sometime to check out how well the instructions were carried out
(and sample one or two or......)
After all these calls were received we made a visit to the liquor
store again, filled up the Patrol with fuel (last time before arriving
then returned to the caravan to prepare for the activities of this
evening. Good thing we are only traveling a short distance
in the morning, so no early start is required.
PLEASE NOTE: As we will be in Carnamah tomorrow night where we
do not have GSM phone contact, there may not be any web page update,
however tomorrows page will be updated on Saturday after we arrive