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The remaining days and flying home.

Road Trip Days 26, 27, 28 and 29: 17th to 20th June 2007

The remaining three days of my trip were mostly catching up with family again. Trying to spend as much time as possible with all of them before returning to Gawler on Wednesday.

There's not a lot that I did that can be related in a blog since you don't really want to know family conversations and I don't think it would be right telling you about the things we discussed.

However in between family stuff I had to prepare to go home. Monday morning I washed all my dirty clothes so there wouldn't be much to go in the wash when I arrived home.

Tuesday morning was my final chance to record video in my studio that I could use for my planned film for my Jac Leaps Again Painting. It was a bit of a rushed job to get all the footage shot before lunch time but I managed it. (Despite a dove that insisted on pecking the roof continuously every time I wanted to record).

Then Tuesday night, after having come home relatively late from my mother's house it was time to pack. By about 1:30am I was all done and tucked up in bed. My flight was at 9am, Wednesday morning so I'd arranged with my Dad for a lift to the airport - getting there by 8am.

All went to plan. My Dad and my Mother were the only ones to see me off at the airport. Everyone else had to work at that time. Once my seat number was called up for boarding it was hugs all round and then I was on my way.

My plane was delayed for someone who hadn't turned up (and didn't turn up in the end). My ticket said this was a four hour flight but the pilot informed us it was only two and a half hours. I guess it depends which way you go? Direct to Adelaide flights head out across the sea, past the Australian bite. My original flight, when I moved to Adelaide, went inland with a stop over in Kalgoorlie - so that took a little longer.

I had a window seat and, since I love flying, spent most of the time looking out the window. Not that there was a great deal to see once we left the land behind. Just ocean and cloud formations but still breath taking. I had my camera for once so I took quite a few cliched photos from my position behind the right wing.

As much as I like visiting Perth, home is definitely in Gawler, South Australia. Perth kind of feels like somewhere else these days (i.e. not like home).

It was great to finally see my partner at the gate when my plane arrived at Adelaide airport. After a month apart it was definitely a happy moment to be reunited. This trip was the longest we've ever spent apart in seven years.

So this is the last post about my road trip. If you've been following along, I hope you found it interesting. I certainly saw more of my own country than I ever had before and I got to retrace some of the journey my family made in 1978 as well as revisit some family history.

Normal blog posting about random stuff that interests me will now resume!

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