OK, so you all know the deal by now, I came, I hugged, I was fantastic.
Now here's my side to the story!
Me and Myl arrived at J's at about 10:30. I was high on life, as always, and very excited. Seriously, we've been planning this trip for months, and I hadn't seen J for a year, when we arrived what was I going to do, say, "One moment please, let me unload my luggage" and then shake her hand? Fuck that. Plus I'm a very affectionate person, and it's the socially acceptable thing to do in my circle of friends, so hug hug hug. Seriously, you know that Sick Puppies clip where the guy gives out free hugs? I'd be the first one in there to glomp him. Srsly.
Anyway, so we had tea (I think I was avoiding alcohol so as not to be under the weather the next day...dammit why didn't I have beer??? :) ) and some yummy cake-type-stuff and sat back to have a good hang out. As always, the BFE and MRA were brought up. Now one thing you must know about me, J and Myl, if you do not know us yet, is that the site where those two confusing threads masterpieces is hosted is a very important part of our past, so many in jokes will be understood by reading them. Statements like, "Corin killed Peter Jackson and Tolkien" and "I was Morgoth's daughter and was sent to Earth and raised by the Weasleys and they dyed her hair red so I'd fit in" make a lot more sense if you're down with the BFE and MRA.
Then as you have seen, there was some swordplay.
On crack Happy Myl.
Me with the sword. That thing is heavy, you know. Imagine being a bloke and having to fight with stuff like that in the Middle Ages, whilst wearing all chain mail and stuff. *is glad I lives now*
Then there was the cockroach adventure, as previously detailed...I tried to save it's little life, I really did, but J's thirst for blood could not be dissuaded...well, technically when I tried to pick it up in the dustpan to take it outside it jumped off and ran under the couch which resulted in J shouting, "You suck Kazzy!" So...it died. :)
At about midnight we decided we'd better go to bed so we were fully rested for the next day...which meant we were actually in bed by about quarter past 1. :) J has already told you about the bed blowing up debacle. We're sorry about the pump Myl, we really are. And we're even sorrier we didn't notice the hose had split until about 10 minutes after it happened.
Eventually we went to sleep and I "snuffled" (J's being polite there ;) ), but I think this was probably due to the air conditioner being on, coz I swear I normally don't. I don't know what time it was when we woke up but it was earlier than the alarm, so we felt nice and ahead of schedule. But we stuffed around having breakfast so that kind of went to waste. We waved Myl off and then tried to get ready...we got an SMS from Sarah saying, "Can we get on the road?" or something like that, so we tried to hurry up but still wound up being late. :)
Eventually the car was packed though, and we had to drop Bonny off at her Nan and Pop's (ie. J's parents) where she was having a holiday while her Mummy was gone. Poor Bonny...all excited and wearing her leash, thinking she was going on a walk, but she gets shoved in the car and made to sit on the lap of some strange lady. She got her revenge though, by wriggling so much that she ripped off my earring. :) It's OK though, I can't stay mad at someone so cute, plus I'm happy to sacrifice an earring for the sake of the road trip.
Then we finally, about half an hour late, got over to Sarah's where she was raring to go.
And officially videoed the beginning of teh tripness.
Here's me and Sarah.
We packed the car and got on the road.
Here's a pic of Sarah driving, which is technically the first photo of the road trip taken whilst we were on the actual road.
Driving through the streets near Sarah's house:
We made our way into the countryside, bound for Macquarie Pass. On the way we stopped by the side of the road near a property called Lothlorien. Note the gorgeous hills and stuff in the background.
Me and J, being the Lord of the Rings freaks that we are, HAD to take our photos by the sign. (Those cows were really cute and friendly by they had so much snot dripping out of their noses, it was disgusting).
And no road trip would be a road trip if there wasn't a little GATE SLUTTING!
Check out mah big fat gorgeous bum!
So I'll let one of the other girls post now...next up, Macquarie Pass!