We finally crossed into Victoria and the weather warmed up and everything looked really green and lovely.
As we were so close, Neil agreed to drive me over to Romper's house for a quick visit. I couldn't wait. When we got there, his person, Keith brought him out and we finally got to meet in the flesh. He was wonderful! And even more handsome then in his photos.
He seemed really pleased to meet me and had the most interesting things to say and some really fun, new games to play. We had a great time.
I got to go back the next two days as we were staying down while Neil looked at the old bikes. He ended up getting two of them, along with a whole trailer full of bits. Finally it came time to say farewell to Rompie. We promised to keep in touch.
Afterwards, we headed south for a look at the famous Phillip Island where all the fairy penguins come ashore every night for the tourists to see. It's supposed to be really amazing, but you know what - they don't let dogs in to see it. So we just went and sniffed around a beach without penguins... whatever they are.It was interesting and the water was decidely brisk. Brrrrr!
And then it was time to start the long, slow journey home. It also took forever - but I just slept and dreamed about my dear sweet Rompie.
Kay calls him my toy boy but I'm not sure why - he didn't have nearly as many toys as me.