Welcome to OZLAP – the Smiths big road trip.
We are a family of 6, preparing ourselves for the trip of a lifetime.
We are planning on leaving on our trip in January 2015. We have lots to organise but are slowly getting through the list.
We currently have a soft floor Tru Blu camper trailer that we are going to upgrade to a Jayco Swan outback with a few added extras.
We have a 2011 Toyota Landcruiser (aka Silver Fox) that we bought in March 2012. It was stock standard and we are slowly upgrading with all the after market gear we would like.
We are very excited about this trip, as it has been a five year plan and what feels like a long time coming but all good things come to those that wait and wait and wait and wait……..
We plan on selling our house and culling a lot of our material possessions, of those bits and bobs we do keep we will put in storage for sometime in the future. Downsizing our house, our possessions and footprint to get back to basics and live.
The man of the van is Nik, a 40 year old jack of all trades, master of none.
Nik loves his girls, footy and tinkering, not always in that order either.
Nik plans on being the chief driver and fisherman.
The first lady of the van is Amy, a 38 year old nurse.
Amy loves to be organised and make lists, god help her……….
Amy will be the chief navigator, accountant and menu planner.
The second lady of the van is Bec.
Bec is 13 years old and in year 7.
Bec loves running, netball, nippers and surfing!
The third lady of the van is Zoe.
Zoe is 11 years old and in year 5.
Zoe loves swimming, football, nippers and more swimming.
The fourth lady of the van is Abby.
Abby is 9 years old and in year 3.
Abby loves swimming, netball, nippers and reading Harry Potter with her mum.
The fifth and final lady of the van is Jesse.
Jesse is 7 years old and in year 1.
Jesse loves netball, animals, nippers and being the baby of the family.
So please join us as we share our adventures, Amy’s opinions and our new life doing the OZLAP.
As my uncle Pete would say
from the Smiths xx