Making a camp fire
(or a smoke signal, which is about all we managed with wet wood)
Swimming in the icy cold river
(the kids had wetsuits, but poor daddy didn't!)
We didn't see any snakes, but we saw what I'm pretty sure were funnel-web spider holes. I removed a leech from one of our bags, but thankfully bugs were few and stayed away from us. Our car came home proudly sporting a thick coat of red dust ... the true sign of a fun weekend!
I won't whinge about the dirty, bug-breeding pit toilets, other people's dogs, roadblocks or an overexcited girl who couldn't get to sleep. They were insignificant compared to the joy of being in the bush, with my favourite people, exploring new places and having fun together.
A warm shower and leisurely swim at a heated pool on the way home was a nice, clean end to our holiday.