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My wonderful hubby. Decided money was tight so we were going to layby. A tent … Well we did we paid it off . We brought some airbags and sleeping bags. And packed the car we were going camping fishing rods Esky packed food. Yep he knew all about camping… Great. So off to Bombala. A place called Rocklen falls its beautiful .. It was a beautiful week. Kids jumping into the huge water hole with natural spa it was very quite and the smell of the pine it was really heaven.. We ate saugaues and salad eggs saugaues. Oh I was over the snags but the kids lived I. Swim suits. The towels we just hung on a bit of rope due to the water being fresh we never bath all week it was great and no soap to keep the water clean .. We were living the dream… So hubby I. His wisdom decide okay enough here. We are moving for the second week closer to home…okay it’s a surprise ..so all hands to pack up kids where okay. Saying goodbye to this awesome site he found. It was much later we found out we were not allowed to camp there. Because of the danger. As the place is surround with pine and if fires where to go through no one knew we were there… Grrr men. So we all jump in the car and we find our selfs at Colevale ow he says to the kids we can do fishing here .so we set up. And say okay we need to restock the food. … This time we are cooking on gas so no natural fire like we just had ..hubby had used a big net he had at the falls to put all our drinks in to keep cool and tied it off on a tree and it worked a treat so he tried the same at the beach timing it off but the first morning it was gone… It came undone or someone undid it. .. Who knows. The kids went swimming but this time be a use of ripes I had to watch them like a hawk. The first night was fine but the second we were starting to find sand where day light had not seen.. And being summer. At Bombala. We had heaps of shade. Well now we did not.. I was racing around putting block out on kids. It was hard work and salt w after the towels had to be washed. .. People might like going to the beach camping. I de died I would smile be happy e joy my self but camping at the beach was not for me… I said to hubby. I went for a walk and brought bread this day I came back .. I said to my wonderful hubby .. I said the RSL. Has a bingo on I would,I,e a day off to go .. It sound selfish but I really want a day off I was tied… He said how hard can it be to watch. 4 kids at the beach under 8. As we had the twins and taken a friend of ours daughters with us.. So he said yes sure. So off I go. Not knowing it was the end of the month for bingo .. So. I get my free book. And bought five dollars worth of raffle tickets a lemonade. Sitting I. Air con. .. Oh it was beautiful. First game I won whooo hooo a huge steak tray wow. Five game I won wow omg. A tray of 16 lamb chops. Omg. I was so happy. 17 game I won and on a lucky number another tray of rump steak. And twenty dollars. .. I could not belief it… Bingo finish now the raffle. Ha ha I.m on a roll first out I took the fruit box. And the second last raffle was a chicken tray. .. Write your name on the back off the book. Go in the draw for a hundred dollars grocery of your choice from Woolworths omg that would feed us for two weeks it was 1990. And the winner is Liz gully. Omg I was squealing. I was crying. I was so over it I was standing there crying it was one of the best days… I asked if I could leave my prizes in the fridge so I could get hubby to pick up. No dramas .. I walked back to our site and found hubby. Looking rather tied. I said what’s up he said lets go home he said this is not as much fun a s Bombala even though no fishing. Yes but you need to go to the club fist… I told him about me day and we had to do the shopping before we left … To use the hundred dollars. So we arranged to leave all the meat at the club over night. The next mor I g we packed up the car the esky was empty hubby got a couple of bags of ice… And we I’d our shopping. Picked up our meat and hubby said. Wow my sweet heart you did brilliant I had won two weeks worth of food and the twenty dollars paid for our petrol home.. Our holiday we had budgeted two hundred Lola’s we still had fifty dollars and. A car full of happy kids and a car full of food.. We played games and sang going home .. But for the next four five years camping was by fresh water… It’s 34 years this Sunday we have been married and that was one of the best holidays. We ever had.. So I will tell you why … Not because of what I had won., but because hubby had a lesson on How hard it was to look after the kids and has help ever since.


Posted by liz007, 1st November 2013


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