We'd done the Dexter's mates throughout October, but still, it seemed to suddenly be Convoy Time. We thought we'd better get ourselves into Convoy Mode, so we drove over to visit Rob and Enza and their beautiful family.
The moment they saw us open the car door, they smiled and rushed over to us.
It felt like Convoy!
They were just finishing up their truck, and it looked awesome. They had gone to the trouble of putting photos of three Camp Quality children on the side of their truck. One of them, was Dexter. That was such a touching gesture, and we were overwhelmed.
Rob had a chat with Dexter, while Charlotte found their hose and managed to wet everything she could find. Rob's family know about childhood cancer, because they have their own story. Maybe that's why they just feel like family.
Aarons boys took us up, into their truck, and showed us what every button was for, and where everything went. This was Andrew's first time in a truck!
We didn't go inside, for a sneaky peek of the People's Truck, because we wanted to see it for the first time, on the road.
Lenny and Mel arrived at the front door. We met Lenny last year, at Convoy.
He loves Dexter. He sees Dexter. He talks to Dexter and plays with him.
And, Dexter loves him for that, so... we love Lenny!
Dexter remembered him, too... and, even with his brace on, managed to spin himself and move towards Lenny.
We saw Bianca, riding by, and saw her smiling face as she called out to Dexter. Thanks, Bianca!
We saw Trevor, too, and his Music Makers banner! Thanks, Trevor!
She did love being on the Cops for Convoy's bikes!
Later, the wind picked up, knocked the shelter about and it was a mad panic for it to be pulled down.
There were so many more people we knew, this year!
Dexter has introduced us to some very amazing people.
Here's a few of them, and how they made Convoy special for us:
The Peoples Truck led Convoy, this year. Derek and Nicole let us do our #DEXTERSMATES, again this year. Over $10,000 in two years - thank you, Mates!
Aaron and Christie offered us seats in their truck, months ago. Because of Dexter's brace, we had to say no, but we felt honoured to have been invited.
Christie and Sam stayed with us, during the convoy, and got to enjoy the bikes and trucks from the roadside, this year.
"Laughter is the Best Medincine".
He was crying and uncomfortable. It was windy and hot, and we were all a bit flustered by the crowds and Dexter's crying.
We headed to the Camp Quality/McDonalds tent. They were lovely, and gave us a cold glass of water, some cookies and a seat. Dexter got fed, and then, decided he had had enough of sitting, and managed to slide himself down into a lying position. So, we put him on the grass, and he was happy, lying in the shade.
Cops for Convoy cars, wagons and bikes. She loved them, and didn't want to leave.
To all the people who smiled and waved, drove and rode, stopped and cheered... Thank you! See you next Convoy. xx
ABC Peoples Truck
Southern Truck Centre
Coastal Windows and Doors
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