02 May, 2011

Easter Camping

We had to postpone our trip to the outback but we managed to get away for the Easter break. We headed to Swan Hill up on the Murray River. We stayed at Pental Island Caravan Park and had a great time.We went to the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement and had a great time seeing how it was "in the olden days"!We even had a ride in this Dodge.
Mitchell Farm Machinery. Mitchell had to have his photo taken here!Of course, I had to take a photo of this lovely old quilt. There was also a beautiful old cross stitch sampler dating in the late 1800's but I couldn't get a good photo of it.
There was a magician at the Settlement and Nelson was his assistant for one of his tricks!
If we had crossed the Marraboor River here we would have been on the same island we were camping on! The bridge was closed due to the high water because of the recent floods.

What's a trip to the Murray River without a ride on a paddlesteamer! We went on the PS Pyap and cruised down the River.A rare shot of the five of us!Could this have been Santa on the cruise with us?Nelson was pretty sure it was. Well, he does deserve a holiday, doesn't he!
At the Giant Murray Cod in town.
At the Anzac Day service.
Time for some fishing.No catches to report except for lots of snags!
By Tuesday, most people had left the caravan park and headed home. There were only five other vans as well as us left. It was very quiet Tuesday night!
There weren't any water restrictions and the boys got to do something they never can - run through the sprinklers! They had a great time.


Maddy said...

Christine, sounds like the best of fun was had on your family holidays.
Swan Hill and Mildura are great places to visit. Did you happen to get to Wentworth?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Fantastic family time - and yes, I do think that is Santa! Great photos and thanks for sharing.

Cath Ü said...

Nice to see Santa relaxing ahead of his busy season... LOL

Good to see the family had a blast on the Easter break.....
Cath Ü

BubzRugz said...

Hi Christine, I came by to thank you for commenting on my post at Sew We Quilt and found myself spending quite a long time reading your blog... what a great holiday, and I love your quilts and I also plan to do a scrubber with onion bag and I have a son who played cricket with they young Victoria squad.... and now I feel I have spent an afternoon with a friend...