So this is it. Our first real step toward long term family travel.

Look closely and you’ll see it.

Doesn’t it look amazing? Ok, I’ll admit, it doesn’t look anything out of the norm does it?

There is our car, towing our boat, nothing unusual about that….. except…….

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The boat contains parts of our life, tucked away under that cover.

The quad bike given to the kids by my brother. The outdoor chairs we bought about 4 house moves ago when the kids were so very much younger, that have welcomed guests during birthday parties, get togethers and many fun bbq’s.

The little glass top table and 2 accompanying chairs that Matt bought me to sit out on the verandah of the first house we lived in when we moved to Wauchope.

Matt’s swag I bought him when he was doing the rodeo circuit and needed somewhere quick and easy to stay.

A wiggles rug I found tucked away in the shed that’s decorated the boys room before the kids all outgrew the colorful foursome.

Other bits and pieces are in there too, off to live at my brother’s house. Our first full load of things being rehomed, and it’s all feeling just a bit (ok maybe a LOT) real right about now!

We don’t have an exact date we’ll be properly homeless, but the shop is on the market, and we’re starting to downsize and sort through everything.

I have a feeling, as with any other move, it will turn into a massive frenzy when the vital moments draw near, because as much as I feel organised, I know it will sneak up on me and I’ll realise we still have too much stuff that we’re supposed to have said goodbye to.

But regardless of what’s ahead of us, this is a defining moment in our journey to embark on family travel around Australia