Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Sad Road Trip....

Last weekend my family and I had to go on a sad road trip.  Our close Uncle, my Mum's youngest brother sadly passed away unexpectly. It was a big shock to us, since we were looking to visit him on the June long weekend.
So on the Sunday we started our trip to Narrabri in north west NSW, about a 7 hour trip. The drive was a trip down memory lane as we went to way that Dad used to drive us when we were young as we used to go up there for just about all of our school holidays.
We had a stop for lunch at a small town called Dunedoo...yep, we used to always laugh as we always went to the toilet when we stopped there as kids.

Of course, I had to go in a have a look at the Antiques Store...didn't buy anything.
This is the main street of Mum grew up here and moved to Sydney for work in her early twenties.
This is the house my Mum grew up in, this is where my Uncle lived. There are a lot of memories in this house for us from when we used to visit.
My Dad and me and my sisters outside the house.
This is looking from the backyard up to the back of the house. Notice the small outside toilet, this is what we had to use when we were there as kids and I didn't like the dark so I had to get one of my sisters to come out with me and yes they used to run back inside and leave me

This is the chicken coop with the wood stack at the side. My Pop used to have ducks and chickens and we always used to collect the eggs.

This looking down the backyard with the chicken coop to the right. There used to be a fence from the chicken coop to the back of the garage to the left with a lot of garden beds.

This is the old cockatoo who, yes, was there when we were kids and he is alive and kicking and we worked out he is about 58 yrs old....he will probably out live all our family!
This is the old fuel stove in the kitchen, which they used to cook to this day. We used to cook our toast on the coals. Toast tastes so good that way.
This is my Mum's old cupboard, so we will be going back to get that. If you look at the bottom of the cupboard door you will see there is a lighter colour, this is from the floods that you used have back in the 1950's. There was a flood once when we were up there, it didn't come near the houses but the bridge was flooded so we couldn't get back home...what a shame we had to miss out on a few days of school! 

It was great wondering around the house bringing back a lot of memories...but it was sad for the reason we were there.
It was great to catch up with a lot of relatives that I haven't seen in a long time, as I haven't been there for about 12 years and now I wish I hadn't of left it so long.
Have a great day!


  1. Hi Karen,
    What a great trip down memory lane with you and your family....I can just imagine the talks you all had and all the memories that were flying around.
    I'm so sorry about the passing of your uncle. Sending Prayers.

    1. Thanks Karen, it was like we were kids again...very special memories.


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