Sure, it was scenic enough, but if Jay had not told us to make sure and stop there, we probably would have driven right through it. Instead, we got a motel room, went out for dinner at the Buchan Hotel (where Karl had what he swears was the best burger, ever. It had pineapple as a garnish.) and in the morning we went to see the Buchan Caves.
Actually, we only saw one of the two (the Royal Cave), in part because the Fairy cave was closed on account of the crazy storm the area had the night before. It would seem we brought that with us from NSW, because until we got to Victoria it apparently was warm and sunny for weeks on end. Also, the tour through each cave is about an hour long, and we were not sure if Hudson could bare it.
It turned out that he loved it. He was extremely good even as other children were giving their parents a hard time. He even looked as if though he was interested in what he was seeing, but I am never quite sure about what is going on in that little mind of his.
A few days later, our "suspicions" were confirmed. While staying at Jay's place, we built a "fort" using some camp chairs and our sleeping bags, something we do from time to time to entertain him and our selves.
This time Hudson grabbed a basket of clothes pegs converted the fort into a cave!
It was really neat to watch him do that, and to know that at least some of what we are showing him on this trip is sinking in.
In all honesty, there had been occasions when both of us have wondered out loud whether taking this trip really is the "best" thing for Hudson. Knowing that he is processing at least some of the new things around him makes me a bit more confident in knowing that we are.