Friday, September 12, 2014

Australia 2014: The Van

The 2014 Art is You Australia Mixed Media Roadshow is in the books. But the memories remain... 

The Van

The Roadshow was on the move for much of the month we were in Australia, starting in Sydney, heading to Melbourne, and ending up in Brisbane -- a total of well more than 1600 miles. For you Yanks, that is approximately the distance from NYC to Denver, Colorado.

Our mode of transportation was our trusty van -- which we lovingly nicknamed Matil-Duh.

Despite the fact that 6 or 7 of us were always "crammed" in the van, somehow our rides ended up being the highlight of the trip.

Our amazing leader - Sallianne McClelland - drove every kilometer of the trip.

Not only did we have to fit inside the tin can, so did our luggage...

...which we became experts at fitting in like a puzzle.

All our art supplies had to fit too.

As did Rufus, our Kangaroo.

Lovely Linda and I in the back of the van.

Andrea was all smiles...

...as was Michael.

I think Kecia and I were afraid all that luggage was going to topple onto us.

Looks like our van was memorialized on a wall in Byron Bay.

The company within the van was wonderful and so were the views of the countryside along the way.








Thanks for the ride Matil-Duh!

For another view of the trip...and many, many wonderful pictures, click over to Kecia's blog post as well.

13 comments:

Caterina Giglio said...

obviously ... it was a great trip... ; )

elle said...

It was probably a good thing that the laughs and the memories couldn't overload Matil Duh!

PocketSize said...

How cozy! LoL Too bad you couldn't rent a bus and call it Priscilla (from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, if you haven't seen it) ;)

Maureen said...

Amazing adventure!

So who got to keep the toy kangaroo?

Gallery Juana said...

It's hard to believe you were there for a whole month! And yes, that piled high luggage behind your heads looks a bit threatening. Amazing that all of you and your supplies fit. I enjoyed the photos and being along for the journey through your postings!

kecia deveney said...

@ Maureen, I have the toy kangaroo who got altered along the way. He's totally up for the reunion tour!

Jo Murray said...

The whole journey must've been a hoot....doubt if it could be topped another year.

Carol said...

Great post, Seth! Love your photos, loved meeting you at last. What an experience! Please come back and do it all again.

Michael deMeng said...

Hey Seth-O . Great post and great time…I'm hankering one of those Breakfast Wraps from Beachworth now.

JackieP Neal said...

I laugh every time I see that luggage piled in! no wonder you were afraid of toppalage! heehee
Great pictures-thank you so much for sharing your tour!! ")
less than a month! woo-hoo

Irene said...

Oh the places art will take you....

pamelahuntington said...

Seth..fun post..looks like a great trip..:)

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my gosh, Seth, I didn't realize you all drove all those miles together! Holy moly! Bond, much?