It is a sad day today, as we’ve just said goodbye to our motorhome 🙁 . Precisely 1 year after we picked it up – to the day. So many good times, and think of all the places it took us! The vehicle may go, but fortunately the memories stay with us (see further down for a series of photos).
It took us a while to empty, clean up and get her on the market, what with settling back into work and school, then buying a house and moving in. It was advertised on Gumtree for just over a week, and I’d had a few inquiries from guys more interested in a bargain rather than the motorhome itself, but then Cliff and Liz came to inspect it Sunday. Like my parents (and of similar age) they already had a motorhome, an older Winnebago on a truck, and fell in love with the more modern layout & interior and the relative car like performance and acceleration (hint hint). Their daughter and her husband and the grandkids (including a slightly younger Jonathan!) all came to inspect it shortly after, and after a couple of hours of looking and a couple of test drives a deposit was put down. We are told it makes the decision a lot easier when buying from a lovely family like us! 😉
Sale price ended up being exactly what we paid for it, which is what I was wanting, so happy with that! Though it has an extra year and 32,000 km’s on it, we did spend money improving it – solar system, inverter, bike rack etc.
And so the next phase in our life has begun. Nicole still doesn’t like the wallpaper throughout the house, even if I offered to remove the mould spots, so that’s going to have to go! The pool, green at the time of settlement, is now blue again and seeing regular use. There are floors to sand and polish, and a pool fence and landscaping to be erected. Then there’s stuff like deck extensions out the back, maybe a wood fired pizza oven, and perhaps even a hothouse for my plants. Might be a good idea to finish unpacking our boxes first though….
If you are in the area, please do come and say hello and check out our lovely wallpaper – before it gets ripped off! The house could be in any state – probably messy, or worse, under renovation – but that doesn’t matter. We’d love to see you.
Don’t fear, the sale of the motorhome and planned (dreamed?) house renovations certainly do not mean our camping and travelling days are over! The recently constructed camper, still in storage at Maleny, looks in good condition and awaits use. We have a couple of camping trips already organised with family and friends (Easter time).
If you’re unable to make it to Brissy, perhaps we can catch up sometime when we’re out on the road. We may be travelling less luxuriously than we’ve recently been accustomed too, but I’m sure that isn’t going to stop us.
Thanks to our readers and commenters for accompanying us on this journey around Australia. We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have.