26/5 The three young explorers had an adventure all of their own when they flew unaccompanied back to Canberra for a week, to see their Dad and school friends. After a stupid o'clock start (I didn't think 5am existed when you're on holidays?) they set off into the sky under the care of Qantas crew member Bec. As far as I can gather it was an uneventful flight for all!!
Trucky and I decided to stay on in the caravan park at West Beach. It's right on the beach, and close to everything. Since the kids have gone, we've slept in every day, spent some time on the beach (Trucky fishing, me reading) and done some more maintenance on the bus. We've also been back up to the Hills to see Rosie again and also catch up with cousin Tim who I haven't seen for about 15 years. Tim gave us a private one-man show, just him and his guitar, and he signed a copy of his band's cd for us too - Colonel Kernel "On Wings of Wrens".
We spent one day as tourists, visiting the museum, art gallery (surprisingly we have quite similar taste in art - except the rhino!!), and science centre. We stumbled across a free concert in Rundle Mall, celebrating Reconciliation Week. We were particularly taken by a local band called 'Be Natural'. When Trucky asked them about a cd, they were flattered but shocked. I think they must be a fairly new outfit, but they were very polished and had some great original songs. Hopefully we get to see them play somewhere in the future.
It's quiet without the kids. Can't wait for them to come back (Tuesday 2/6).