60 th Birthday Celebrations
We travelled on Thursday morning 28th October 2011, and returned Saturday 29 th October 2011. Travel time was a leisurely 9 hours or so on each day, including regular stops for Diesel (petrol) and snacks. We travelled in a new Ford Territory Diesel engined model.
It was a slightly heavier model since it is to be set up for towing a caravan around Australia next year, or so the plan is. It belongs to another brother-in-law.
Another brother-in-law came from Melbourne for the celebrations, so the house was rather full.
My sister=in-law gave up their super bed for us and we all had a good sleep, although one night turned into a bed-time of about 3 am.
We took a lot of presents (including some bought at the local Korean shop in Civic and the load in the car was much reduced on the return trip.
We also visited a local hall, while a Karate lesson was being conducted and were entertained as the 20 or so students were put through their paces. This was a mixed class of various standards and thus various abilities. Some of the local parents were also there to wish the Karate school master, my brother-in-law a happy Birthday, and they presented him with a bound album of pictures, put together by one of the parents.
Return trip was progressed in heavy rain until after the NSW border was reached. We ended the trip at a Thai restaurant in the Erindale centre.
That restaurant had been awarded a best award recently, and the locals love it because it was practically full.