Sunday, December 27, 2015

First Night In Troopy, Wish Us Luck...

About twenty-five minutes back down the road from here, we stopped and beheld the Giant Koala. I took its photo, although as you can see, it is a bit underwhelming.

Yes, there it is. Hard to believe it's not real...
We are in a little caravan park in Horsham, VIC on our way to Kangaroo Island for a week. This is our first night camping in Troopy, or Matilda Two, or Matty. She will probably end up most often being referred to as, “Troopy,” but she is still a she. A tough, strong, female vehicle named, Troopy. We are slowly adjusting to the much smaller living area. As I write this, Lynn has banged her head four times today in here (always on the same spot… it has begun to bleed a little). Matilda One had a proper door, but one climbs in and out of Troopy and that takes some getting used to. I reckon we will get used to it and I am grateful.
That's me back in there.
This is just a short blog. I wanted to post something from inside Troopy for the very first time. Before we put the upper bunk out, I have a semi-comfortable work-station in here. Lynn has yet to find her comfort spot. As she does, we will adjust as need be. I am sure we’ll both find a way to hang out inside with some degree of comfort. Right now, she’s outside in a chair by the outdoor table. We will see how tonight goes (low of 9 C or 48 F, yes this is summer). I will keep y’all posted.

After K.I. we will be house sitting back in Torquay until the end of January, but I reckon this is the official beginning of our next stage of travel. I am grateful. Although Lord knows there are some things that I will be missing with all my heart.

PS, Lynn is still asleep, but as far as I can tell we survived the night! I am having coffee (instant- dealing with the press seemed a bit ambitious for the first morning making coffee under the bed, so to speak). It's chilly out, but surprisingly warm in here. It is about 48 F outside, but I am mostly comfortable in a t-shirt and lounge shorts. The high today should get to the mid to upper 80's F, such are summer temperatures inland.
Cheers from under the bed...

Birds. Peace. Love. Earth. Laughter. Music.


  1. If it's a girl, maybe it should be Troopi. Or Troopie. Hahaha.

  2. Troopi! Haha! Troopy with an "i" is awesome... Or Lynn just suggested Troopea, like Sweetpea. However you spell it, she is an amazing machine, but not too big inside. We are learning...


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