The landcruiser is packed. The roofbox is full. Four new all terrain tyres. One new fishing rod. Surfboards, wetsuits, fishing rods, tackle box, trangia, tents, recovery gear, air compressor, gas stoves, blow up mattresses. And then there’s flowers, candles, table cloths, suits, dresses, shoes, ties, cufflinks. We could play a game—guess what we’ll be doing by the contents of our vehicle!
There are only two more sleeps until Matt and Elizabeth’s wedding. It’s very exciting to be able to share this special day with them. Today we head to Lithgow. We’ll take the long route due to the Abercrombie being flooded. We’ll be wearing our winter clothes.
After the wedding we’ll be putting the camping, fishing and surfing gear to good use in Northern NSW and South Queensland. It’s nice to be escaping the harsh cold for three weeks. It’s also good to be having a change of pace and routine. Fiona is hanging out for a holiday and so am I.
My holiday will be two in one—a holiday from work and more significantly a holiday from chemotherapy. I’m due for chemo on Monday after the wedding, but the doctors are letting me skip the next one. Hopefully, three weeks without adding more poison will do me good, not harm. We’re praying that the break from chemo won’t give the cancer a chance to spread its wings. And we’re praying that it will give my body a chance to get rid of some of the toxins. It will be so nice not to get sick for a change! I’m looking forward to being able to do more with the family and generally having a fun time.
If you keep track of the blog to see how I’m going, and if you worry that no news is bad news—don’t worry! I may not write anything while I’m away, but I will be back blogging around the 21 July.