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What happens when we relax?

After a big weekend in Canberra, the caravans have continued on their journeys back to all corners of the country, but here’s some of what happened on holiday:

We lay by the water and maybe whispered sweet nothings

We lay by the water and maybe whispered sweet nothings

 

We sung the Macerena (in Spanish) in a karaoke caravan...

We sung the Macerena (in Spanish) in a karaoke caravan…

We probably made toast at some point

We probably made toast at some point

We sat down and leaned back

We sat down and leaned back

We stood around and spoke about cars

We stood around and spoke about cars

We crocheted and taught a new stitch

We crocheted and taught a new stitch

We read the paper and consulted the form guide

We read the paper and consulted the form guide

We found a good spot for an afternoon nap

We found a good spot for an afternoon nap

 

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Meet the Caravans (and their human friends) Part 1

All the convoys have converged on Cowra! We’re open to the public at 5pm so come and say hello at Cowra Van Park! Before we head off to Canberra tomorrow, we thought we’d introduce ourselves!

Jennison Jeff with his 1953 Jennison Pathfinder. It was built by his grandfather, who started building vans commercially in 1930!

Jennison Jeff with his 1953 Jennison Pathfinder. It was built by his grandfather, who started building vans commercially in 1930!

 

Kylie, Archie & Olivia with 'Bubbles' the Bondwood from Adelaide Hills, filled with childhood games!

Kylie, Archie & Olivia with ‘Bubbles’ the Bondwood from Adelaide Hills, filled with childhood games!

 

Greg & Marion from Melton, Victoria, with 'Junee' the 1962 Wanda, named after Gregs mother.

Greg & Marion from Melton, Victoria, with ‘Junee’ the 1962 Wanda, named after Gregs mother.

 

Allan and Irene from Sydney with their Sunliner, born in 1959 and still cruzin!

Allan and Irene from Sydney with their Sunliner, born in 1959 and still cruzin!

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An excerpt from the book their daughter made about their 40 years of caravan adventures!

 

Les & Eve from Adelaide with their late 50s Fiesta. They've owned about 8 vans in their lifetime!

Les & Eve from Adelaide with their late 50s Fiesta. They’ve owned about 8 vans in their lifetime!

 

Laraine & Ralph with their Coronet 1968 Champion. They've owned it for 30 years!

Laraine & Ralph with their Coronet 1968 Champion. They’ve owned it for 30 years!

 

The 1956 Chesney 'The Pacemaker' from Wittlesea, Victoria. It has horsehair cushions and hand painted curtains (see below)!

The 1956 Chesney ‘The Pacemaker’ from Wittlesea, Victoria. It has horsehair cushions and hand painted curtains (see below)!

Beautiful hand painted curtains in The Pacemaker

 

Steve & Maree inside 'Lizzy' the 1966 Viscount Duralvan. It's like a forrest in there!

Steve & Maree inside ‘Lizzy’ the 1966 Viscount Duralvan. It’s like a forrest in there!

 

 

 

 

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