Getting Ready to Travel

Mum started it by asking everyone if they wanted to travel. Lucy, Susan and I said “Yes!” At first, Dad said, “No, I do not want to travel.” But finally he gave in.
So we went around asking about caravans, but we couldn’t find a caravan that we all liked. So finally, Mum designed our own caravan. It took six months just to build it, and then another couple of months to get everything in and in order.

Finally, the first night came. Edmund, Susan, Lucy and I slept in the caravan. I was so glad I wasn’t on Susan’s bed as her air-vent stank of glue. I felt excited as I was going to sleep.

We filled up with water. Dad, Lucy and Susan were in the car, and Mum and I were directing him as he hitched up. It took a little while, but we got it. (Dad says it did not take a little while). I can’t really describe how it felt as we drove off. I felt a little scared that Dad would hit the lamp post as we were backing out, but we got out and [dropcap]were on the road at last[/dropcap].



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About Peter

Hello, my name is Peter, and I am eleven years old. I like to read, particularly fantasy and adventure. My favourite authors are Angie Sage, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, and J.K. Rowling.

I am traveling around Australia in a caravan with my Mum,Dad,baby brother and two sisters. My brother, Edmund, is two, and my sisters are named Lucy, who is six, and Susan, who is eight. My favourite places are Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Mt. Hothom, Andamooka, Gem Tree and Phillip Island. At Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyonn, we walked for ages. At Mt.hothom we skied for the whole season and tobboganned.

I like to read, listen to audiobooks on my ipod, ride my bike sing, memorise poems, take photos, maths, cooking, campfires, and swim. My favourite songs are by Louis Armstrong.

My sisters and I are homeschooled. Mum tells me sometimes that I have to read a particular book. Sometimes Mum tells me to read a book, and I usually say “No way! I hate that book!” but then once I read it I usually find I love it. It was like that with J.R.R.Tolkein, Angie Sage, Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. I knew that I’d like L.Frank Baum, though, because Mum had played some of the Wizard of Oz audiobooks in the car.


  1. Hi Peter,
    Great to read your stories.
    I hope you filled up with Diesel as well as water or you would not have gone very far.
    I enjoyed watching your photo video on youtube of all the places you have been.
    We are very jealous as we are stuck here working, working, working.
    Keep up the blogging and I’ll keep commenting.
    We miss you all
    Love Opa

  2. I’m glad you still think it was a good idea of mine to travel!

  3. Hi Peter P.
    You might have been excited but I was feeling very sad as you left, but I am very glad that you are all enjoying it.
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