Our first stop was Coffs Harbour to visit John's sister, brother-in-law and nephews. We brought our bicycles and went for a ride along the boardwalk through the mangroves. Afterwards Jo took me to visit her favorite shop, big mistake. So many beautiful goodies - some had to come home with me.
We had a great time with Jo, Roger, the boys and their beautiful Labrador, Rocky.
Next stop was our dear friends, Diann and Bill's, in Queensland. On New Year's Eve we decided to go for a motorbike ride to the Gold Coast for breakfast
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Diann and I also fitted in a bicycle ride and we all went to the beach on the Gold Coast. My brother and sister-in-law were next on our itinerary to visit. They live in Brisbane and the bicycle tracks around their suburb and beyond are brilliant. We rode out towards Nudgee Beach one day and then towards Paddington the next. We met up with Diann at Carindale for a bit of shopping (bought an iPad) while Paul and Lynette were at work, visited my brother's shop where John found lots of goodies he had to have (angle grinder, nail gun, drill, camera) and then we went to a beautiful restaurant in Ascot for dinner.
The following day we drove back to Coffs Harbour via Mullumbimby to stay one more night with Jo and Roger then drove down to Lake Cathie to visit my other brother and his family. Was lovely to catch up with all of them.
The National Motorcycle Museum at Nabiac was the next stop. John spent hours in there. The museum has over 820 motorcycles on display and I think John photographed each one. After a while I went back to the car to read my book.
We stayed in Lochinvar that night en route to Dubbo. I haven't been in this area before. Elizabeth wanted a souvenir from Dunedoo
|Photo from Peg's blog|