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Rover Park’s Battle of the States 2015

Last weekend was the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, a staple holiday in Australia’s calendar. I managed to wangle an extra day off from work, so we hired a camper trailer from Campezy and headed out to Rover Park near Tenterfield for the Battle of the States 2015. For those of you who don’t know what this is, let me paint a picture for you. Remember that scene in the first Fast and Furious film where they are having that giant party/race meet in the desert? It was just like that except with 4WDs! It allowed me to combine my three greatest loves: cooking outdoors, 4WDing, and camping! Continue reading Rover Park’s Battle of the States 2015

The Night I Gave My First BBQ Lesson…

The night that I gave my first BBQ lesson lines up almost perfectly with when I started going down the rabbit hole that is the BBQ scene. I’d just been made redundant from the best job I’d ever had and decided to take the family on a camping trip to clear our heads in the couple of weeks between when I finished up and when my wife went back to work full time.

To this end, we packed up our poor, tired old Commodore and whipped her all the way from the Gold Coast down to Newcastle in New South Wales. We set up our tent just behind the sand dunes at Stockton and set about shaking off the experience and connecting as a family.  Continue reading The Night I Gave My First BBQ Lesson…