Happy new year, every­one! I had a won­der­ful hol­i­day break, going on a two-week camp­ing road trip to Ade­laide with my fam­ily. Well, we actu­ally only camped for three nights, and stayed at my mother’s house in Ade­laide mostly, but still.

It was our first time camp­ing with our lit­tle ones, and was slightly appre­hen­sive about it. But we need not have wor­ried. They absolutely loved sleep­ing in a tent.


photo of the kids in a tent
We took three days to drive from Syd­ney to Ade­laide. The scenery in rural Aus­tralia was just like this for 99% of the trip.
view from a car window in rural Australia
We packed our days in Ade­laide with activ­i­ties every day.  Cherry pick­ing in Ade­laide Hills.…
cherry picking in Adelaide Hills
and apri­cot pick­ing in my mother’s backyard.
apricots from my mother's backyard
We went to the beach a lot.….
seaweed picking in Adelaide
and fed farm ani­mals at the fan­tas­tic Farm Barn in Hahndorf.
feeding a lamb at Farm Barn
The Cen­tral Mar­ket is amaz­ing. If I lived in Ade­laide, I’d be here all the time.
Central Market in Adelaide
 I didn’t do any sewing for two weeks (and didn’t even miss it). But I made lots of jam.
homemade apricot and cherry jam
On our way back to Syd­ney, the tem­per­a­ture soared to over 40 degrees. We chilled in the Mur­ray River.… and gave up camp­ing and sought air-conditioned accom­mo­da­tions instead.
swimming in Murray River
If I had to pick one favorite moment from the trip though, it would be watch­ing the sun­set into the ocean on New Year’s Eve. Bye-bye, 2012!
Sunset on New Year's Eve 2012