After my early start, I packed steadily during the morning and we departed home pretty much on schedule.
Nick was eagerly awaiting our arrival and I was very happy to hand over the driving to him, particularly as we needed to cross the West Gate Bridge!
One of the last things I did before leaving home was to put reheated party pies and sausage rolls into a thermal cooker. By the time we found a suitable picnic spot (at Inverleigh), they'd been resting for about four hours.
While the pastry was no longer crisp, the pies and rolls were still quite warm and made for an enjoyable afternoon tea. Vaughan enjoyed his all the more after Erin "drew" smiley sauce faces for him! (There were cows in a paddock beside the Leigh River Rest Area - and they supervised our antics)!