New Year

tassie here we come

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So Christmas is now behind us and New Year is about to come knocking! We will be bringing in 2014 in Hobart this year. It’s the second year in a row that we will not be in Sydney!

Seriously?! Where does the time go? We cannot believe that this time last year, we were on a Caribbean cruise and this year, we are trying to think of what to pack for Tasmania.

We’ve googled the forecast for the next few days and the temperature ranges so much: from the lows of 9 to the highs of 28. A mix of winter and summer clothes are needed here!

Courtesy of The Weather Channel

This is a family holiday, we have 12 people aged between 1 years old (our niece) through to 64 years old (the patriarch of the family). The last time we did this, there was only 10 of us and we were driving a mini-van around Western Australia…  After that experience, we have decided this time to split up into two cars for our sanity!

So our itinerary for this 10-day trip goes a little something like this:

Flying into Hobart for a few days, onwards to Bicheno for a few more, up north to Launceston and Sheffield to finish off. There will be day trips in between no doubt but these will be our “hubs”.

Thinking back to our visit here back in 2008: we are looking forward to eating fresh fruit and visiting the different farms, seeing wildlife and the beauty of nature… and who doesn’t love a good ole road trip!!

first time away for the new year

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We have never seen in a New Year anywhere other than Sydney. So our first New Year’s Eve away was in Adelaide. It was nothing like what we were use to at all. It was quieter.

On our way to dinner,  the roads were extraordinarily quiet. We assumed it was everyone preparing for the NYE celebrations! So we asked our cab driver where everyone was ringing in the new year and he didn’t seem to think it was unusual that there was hardly any traffic on the roads. Maybe we were just too used to Sydney’s crazy traffic ALL year round at all hours!

Today we spent a day in the Barossa and on the way back we saw Drover’s Run (from McLeod’s Daughters)! And who would’ve guess that South Australia houses the biggest rocking horse in the world! How about that?!

Anyone see a Rocking Horse?
Anyone see a Rocking Horse?