Dometic Follow the Sun Ambassadors ‘On the Road Again’ are cruising for a causeOctober 12th, 2016
The Mckay family (pictured above) – Team ‘On the Road Again’ have been cruising around Australia, living in a newly renovated caravan for three months whilst raising awareness and money for National Breast Cancer Foundation as Dometic Follow the Sun Ambassadors.
We ask them how their caravanning adventure has been so far and this was their response.
We commenced our journey in Cairns at the beginning of August and are travelling the east Coast of Australia.
We have had a whirl wind of an adventure, from stunning sunrises, beautiful sunsets, pristine white beaches, to the dry outback, we have hiked steep mountains, relaxed by pools, gone four wheel driving, tried our luck fishing and fossicking, had a campfire in the bush, experienced the thrills of the theme parks and even had a quick visit to the snow and it actually snowed whilst we were there.
We are hosting Dometic Follow the Sun HAPPY HOURS roughly every three days at various Caravan Parks along our journey, we have our team of cane toads travelling with us and have been holding ‘Cane Toad Races’, along with Trivia, games and giveaways thanks to Dometic. Paronella Park, Mamu Canopy Walk and August Moon Caravan Park at Innisfail Queensland have also generously donated prizes for every happy hour we host.”
Our most recent HAPPY HOUR was at Big 4 Deniliquin. ‘Deni’ as the town is affectionately referred to is regarded as the ‘Ute Capital of Australia’ and is well known for the Nations iconic rural festival ‘Deni Ute Muster’ which was on whilst we were in Deniliquin. Rain didn’t dampen the festivities, but gumboots were essential. Two days of music and entertainment that had something for the whole family, not just for the young blokes and girls that are obsessed by utes! This year’s line-up included Keith Urban, James Reyne, Adam Brand & the outlaws, John Williamson, Troy Cassar-Daley, Sunny Cowgirls and Shannon Noll just to name a few.
The Edward River winds its way through Deniliquin providing endless hours of fun skiing, boating and fishing. At the moment the river is very, very high due to the unusual amount of rain Australia has had this year. Big 4 Deniliquin is located right on the Edward River so is ideal for those who love water sports, skiing or fishing. The park has loads of activities to keep the family happy with pools, water splash park, jumping pillow, mini golf, trikes, barbeques, camp kitchen as well as clean modern amenity blocks. There are also many cabins available for those who do not have a caravan or tent, this park also has wheelchair friendly cabins as well as disabled and wheelchair access friendly amenity block.
We want to thank all the people who came along to support our Dometic Follow the Sun HAPPY HOUR and help raise funds for National Breast Cancer Foundation, it was a cold and wet night and our HAPPY HOUR was on the same night that Keith Urban was playing just a few kilometres away at the Deni Ute Muster. A huge thank you to Mal for entertaining the crowd, his music created such a great atmosphere for our night, thanks also to Kevin for cooking the BBQ allowing us more time to play games and conduct our Cane Toad Race and of course to Linda and Frank from Big 4 Deniliquin for hosting us.
We had around 30 adults attend our evening and heaps of children as it was school holidays. Our kids keep them occupied by making balloon animals and swords and conducting games. Peoples generosity never ceases to amaze us, we raised over $700 this night.
We have met some beautiful and interesting people whilst travelling, we love the caravan lifestyle and would recommend for others to get out and explore this amazing country of ours. Caravanning is one of the easiest ways to travel as they are like a small house on wheels, everything is on board, we even have a washing machine and the air conditioner and heater allow us to be comfortable wherever we travel no matter what the weather.
Everyone we have spoken to knows someone that has been affected by Breast Cancer, if not them directly then a friend or relative, we just recently met three beautiful young children that had lost their mother last year, as well as a man that had fought and survived Breast Cancer. Stories like these make us more determined that whilst we are in this position as Dometic Ambassadors to raise Breast Cancer Awareness and much needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. We reached the set goal of $10,000 half way through our journey, however we intend to strive further as we hope we can help make a difference whilst doing something we love, travel and spending quality family time together, making long lasting memories.
If you would like to follow our journey, please like our Facebook page: facebook.com/OntheRoadAgainFollowtheSun.