Come on Nyah, you can do this!
Much of the enjoyment of our Trip is the time we spend with the grandies. Marley 4 1/2 y.o., Nyah nearly 3 y.o., going on 13 y.o. and Denver 6 months – we see him growing week to week. Such a cutie – they all are. 😍
Yes, it can be both exhausting and demanding looking after the grandies – but fun too. Funny how that works. One morning M & N had dragged me over to the playground and were climbing up the apparatus. N was going up a difficult climb (she is still only 2 years old and mostly fearless!) and I was privileged to hear her self -talk. She said “Come on Nyah, you can do this”! How amazing is that?
One morning I was asking M if he and N had slept through the night. He said “Yes”. That was unusual. I asked if he was telling me stories. Grandpa: “Did that really happen?”. M “Sort of”. G, “What do you mean ‘sort of’ “? M, “Between yes and no”. I’m so glad that he acknowledges grey in life. I know some adults who only have black and white.
Sometimes M, N and me play PJ Mask – from a kids cartoon. M is Catboy, N is Owlett and I am Gecko. We are kids and super heroes. Grandma is occasionally roped in as Lunar Girl. She’s a baddie! We have so much fun!
Hopefully, we are also sowing good seeds into their lives and giving their parents a break!
Our Adventure Continues
After Coolamon we drove to Goulburn where we caught up with Mr. Compassion, Roger Ellem. He was one of the first few employees of Compassion Australia, in the late 70’s. He did an outstanding job as well as laid a great foundation for all who came afterwards (including me). Roger had a book written about him by a previous CEO, called Mr. Compassion. It’s not everyday you can have lunch with a living legend. And a humble man he is too.
After Goulburn was Batemans Bay, where we caught up with the family again. When they drove in and saw us M & N screamed with excitement! They were so happy to see us. It warmed our hearts. It had been a week since we had last seen them.
The next day was Huskisson and the rain started coming down. We experienced 3-4 days of on and off rain. Still managed to get our walks and coffees in though. 😊
Then onto Kiama (still with the family) for three nights. Pretty place and very hilly.
Saw this sign in Kiama. Really, if you were in business would you really use your name if it was Stan Crapp?! Surely you would use a different name – or change your name to something else. Anything other than Stan! 😉😅
The family then went to Sydney. We skirted around Sydney and stayed at NRMA Ocean Beach, Umina. The weather turned nice again. Nice caravan park. 3 swimming pools plus an aquatic park! Games room, 3 amenities blocks, 100m to the beach and a short walk to a reasonable size town.
Today (16 May), in Umina we got 2 double shot lattes (same as long mac, topped up) and a croissant for $8! I questioned if it was enough but was told that was correct. Cheapest coffees on the Trip. They were good too.
Until next time…
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Great post Geff. Missing you guys! xxx
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Thanks Kris, 😊. We miss you too. xxx
My heart was smiling as I read about your fun adventures with your beautiful grandkids 💕 And I laughed at the business name “Crap” especially for a funeral director 🤣
God bless Me Compassion 🙌🏼 What a huge blessing he begun, helping to empower and enrich the lives of those less fortunate🙏
I pray those precious grandkids continue to keep you both young 🥰🌟😍
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Thank you Liisa. The grandies do keep us young and on our toes! Mr. Compassion has been a huge blessing and worked tirelessly for Compassion for over 20 years! xxx