Longing for freedom, Dennis and Janelle Jones sold their home and customized a van and hit the road to explore eastern Australia, before moving to GemLife Bribie Island in March to establish a home base.
The adventurous couple had an enduring soft-spot for Bribie Island, one of their favourite places to camp, visiting the Pumicestone Passage and watching the dolphins at Bongaree.
“My best friend, who’s name is also Janelle, and her husband told us about GemLife. We decided to take a look and just fell in love with it and ended up moving in before them,” said Janelle.
The Jones’ have travelled all around eastern Australia from Queensland to New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania and cannot wait for their next big adventure.
“We haven’t gotten around to visiting Western Australia yet but it’s definitely on our radar and we are planning a big three-month trip for next year. In the meantime, we are very grateful to have secured onsite storage for our van,” said Dennis.
Dennis and Janelle have been enjoying their new home and all the friendly faces around the resort.
“Everyone is so friendly here, you don’t step out your front door without someone giving you a smile or a wave,” said Janelle.
“As soon as we drive over the bridge to Bribie Island it instantly feels like home.” The Jones’ had originally planned to continue to explore Australia in their van for three more months before moving to the resort but their travel plans were cancelled due to COVID-19.
“GemLife has been wonderful with getting everything sorted for us. We purchased a display home and when we told them about our situation they said ‘Give us a week to make sure everything is perfect’ and we moved in two months early,” said Janelle.
“Life’s wonderful at Bribie and we’re really enjoying it.”