Travelling Gomezs

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Adventures in “Tank”


We got a Toyota Coaster and asked our grandson, Marley (did I mention that he is 3 years old?), to name it – dangerous, I know. He called it Tank! How cool is that? And very appropriate too. It is built like a tank. It is for our travels with our son, daughter-in-law and grandies.

We went on our first adventure last weekend, to Busselton. Our son and his family were going down there and asked us if we’d like to come – would we ever?! So with a little bit of trepidation, we packed up what we thought we needed and headed off in our mobile home (a bit like a tiny house). We are newbies at this.

It bucketed down with rain on the way down and it was a good test of both driving in the driving rain and seeing if Tank leaked. Fortunately, passed both those tests. I did realise on the way there that we should have packed an extension lead for connection to power. Rookie mistake.

We arrived safely. Connecting up Tank to water, I discovered the second rookie mistake. We did not have the keys to open up to our water tanks in Tank! Doh! Oh well. We could at least borrow an electrical extension lead from the place we were staying at, to give us power.

Well, it is an adventure. Mistakes will be made along the way. The weather was not kind to us. We had lots of rain but also some fine spells. But we did have a great time with our son, lovely daughter-in-law and our gorgeous grandies. So good.



  1. Bev Antipas

    God bless all your adventures in Tank. May peace and safety be your companions.

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  2. Bron & Andre

    Woohoo! And so the adventures of Tank begin…a great idea to do a short practice trip to iron out those rookie mistakes. 💚🙏🏽


    • We will have to be prepared for more learning opportunities along the way – a bit like life! 😉


  3. Joe



  4. Very clever to do some short runs to iron out the kinks before a bigger adventure.

    I look forward to hearing more.


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