Monday, January 9, 2012

tripping...

at twentyone years of age the days of family trips, as i have known them, are slowly coming to an end...
 i'm all grown up and more often then not, i holiday on my own or with friends...
however, this past christmas/new year period i travelled with my mum and dad to spend seven days with extended family and friends (from my mum's side of the family).

leaving on christmas day... 
it took us two days of driving (with an overnight stopover in sydney) to get to...
(about 20 minutes south of coffs harbour).

the caravan park we stayed at was... meh...
the rooms were disapointing and not particularly clean or well looked after...
first impressions count for a lot and this place did not make a good one!

however, the company of family is always a positive and we all managed to come together to enjoy our holiday regardless of the accomodation not meeting our expectations...
we spent time at the beach (with ridiculously big swell)...
went kyaking...
did some fishing...
my cousin's son and his catch

attended the caravan park karaoke night, which turned out to be my favourite night of the trip, i sang 'summer of 69' and 'khe sahn'...
took a day trip to coffs and visited the big banana...
my cousin and i

won best dressed table at the caravan park trivia night, where i also personally won a bottle of wine and card game...
the wine i won at trivia

ate lots of yummy meals...
swam in the pool...
and celebrated new years, at the caravan parks, beauty and the geek themed new years party!

yes, my dad did dress as a beauty - no i did not dress up!

my dad, aunty, and cousins... aka. beauty and the geeks!

it was fantastic to have seven days to spend catching up with everyone...
i can't wait to see what the next family holiday will entail/when the next family holiday may happen!

do YOU still holiday with the parentals?
or do you now have your own little family to holiday with?

:)
xx

1 comment:

Miss Caitlin S. said...

omg, your Dad- hahahah, I love it. I'm sorry the first impression wasn't so great- I gotta say, from my end it all sounds really, very nice. That is a huge fish to catch!!! Amazing. Seriously- looks so fun from head to toe.

I go on family vacays a bit now... I still have a Dad who is willing to pay for my airfare (the last remaining thing he still does!) on these trips so they're always pretty fun. More often though, we stay in cabins, etc. for family vacations.

This post makes me want Summer!

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