7 September 10
While I was busy attending workshops and talks at the unschooling conference at the Tallebudgera camping grounds, David was minding the three girls. Of course, Tallebudgera is not a bad location to end up at if you have three small children. Really, it’s a huge playground.
While we were down at Tallebudgera, we slept in the truck. One night we parked just outside the caravan park where the retreat was being held. Another time we slept on the street in Mudgeeraba. (That’s the great thing about our Freedom Truck — we can sleep anywhere because it doesn’t look like a camper!)
After breakfast, we headed to Palm Beach to check out the pirate-ship playground, one of the best playgrounds in southeast Queensland. Unwittingly, we arrived at the final destination for the Anaconda Adventure Race, so we were surrounded by cheering spectators and sweaty athletes!
It was a fantastic time away. David loved his adventures with the girls, and I was refreshed and energised by the company of other passionate unschoolers. Our time camping in the truck also demonstrated that we can all sleep comfortably in the truck, and as soon as we returned home, the girls started requesting another camping trip — very soon!