The Broken Tent, A Long Argument, and Our Anniversary Weekend

Wow, what an interesting weekend.

On Friday we drove to Leongatha to drop the kids off at Olivia's parents (thanks Ted and Marijke!)

Olivia and I then headed on to Wilsons Promontory for a weekend camping in our tent, hiking, enjoying the views, and celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary.

We'd been fighting with the strong, gusty winds (see "B" for wind direction) for about an hour to get our tent set up, when one of our tent poles snapped and put a 40cm long rip in the side of our tent ("A") (in this photo, Olivia's sitting in disgust in the car in the background):

Gathering ourselves, we dumped the broken tent into the car, and drove to the office to see if we could upgrade to a cabin (although our tight budget would've meant we only stayed one night instead of two). They very politely told us that they were all booked, and due to a fire, even the staff room was full up.

Oh, and we could not get a refund.

At that stage we drove all the way back home. You can imagine the tension in the car. Olivia and I had at least 5 or 6 mini-arguments, all part of one long 170+km argument. By the time we arrived home we were both pretty deflated.

However, it's still been a great anniversary weekend. We left the kids at Olivia's parents, and decided to do some walking on the beach, some shopping, go see a movie, that sort of thing.

And the broken tent and long argument certainly made for an interesting start to the weekend!

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1 Response to "The Broken Tent, A Long Argument, and Our Anniversary Weekend"

Livvi said... Tuesday, December 11, 2007 8:58:00 PM

I beg to differ about the arguements before the tent pole, don't argue back to me! I am right and you, well, you....

Okay, the weekend is over, but I still love you, man of my dreams!!


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