Friday, October 05, 2007


We arrived in Mildura about 8.30 last night after an uneventful drive through the mallee to Sunraysia and the oasis town of Mildura on the Murray River in the far north-west of Victoria.

It was wonderful to see my step-mum Julie, Grandma Julie to the kids, for the first time in about 6 years. She had just returned from a month long trip to Canada the day before so the timing couldn't have been tighter.

We caught up on news and she and the kids got to know one another over pizza for tea. Sport Boy was at his most "Hammy"! It's a bit of a bonus discovering you have an extra Grandmother at age 10!

Today, Friday, we slept in then enjoyed watching the Grand Final replay on DVD, Julie is a Geelong fan and hadn't seen the game because she was overseas so it was more celebrations! I still cried at the end!!!!!

Sport Boy got a treat then because Julie works for the company that owns the waterslide in town so we went there for a couple of hours this afternoon.
We went to the park later to kick the footy then it was home to cook the tea on the BBQ.

Carolyn and Julie took about three trips into town to go to the Quilting Shop, which is closing down apparently. I don't know if that's a good thing or not!! Julie runs a quilting business so they were thick as thieves over quilts and materials and quilting techniques all day!!

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