Monday, 8 June 2015

Weekend Wandering

When a long weekend comes along you can have a nice, quiet relax at home or run away.  This weekend we opted for the latter.

We hopped in the ute nice and early on Saturday and headed off.  We stopped for a cuppa on the side of the road where we saw a rather colourful bus.

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And some apostle birds joined in for some crumbs.

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We then had a wander up and down the street of a Cooee town.

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Don’t you just love big sky country. Perfect weather for being out and about and so good to see it green for a change.

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When in the country you have to go to a rodeo.

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And don’t the kids love it. (Don’t worry, they were behind the fence when the action was taking place.)

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After all that action, some culture was required, how about visiting a quilt show?

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Meanwhile, Mick left me to go motorcycling with a mate.

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They had fun exploring an old derelict house and wool shed.  Here are some of his pics.

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He thoroughly enjoyed himself.

While the boys were off playing explorer, and after seeing all that quilting inspiration, it was time to do some stitching of my own and where better than “The Chook Shed” with Chooky and Fairy Girl.  Lots of chatting and even a little stitching.  I pieced the backing for a quilt that hopefully will now graduate from a WIP to a finish. (Out of interest, how old does a project have to be to change from a WIP to a UFO?) I also made some small progress on June’s blocks for Nature’s Journey.

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We had a wonderful time visiting Chooky and her lovely family.

After our visit we continued our exploring.  More gorgeous scenery in gorgeous weather.

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Of course that works up an appetite, so we had to find a rather lovely cafe for coffee and cake.  Thanks for the heads up Chooky.

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I’m always on the lookout for interesting mail boxes and these were very creative.

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We found some lunch at the town on the ten dollar note.

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The old buildings were looking great in the sunshine.

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What a pity this one wasn’t open as Mick was drooling at the toys in the window – or maybe it was a good thing it was closed…….

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Lake Windemere was looking a treat.

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And now we are back home, after travelling about 750kms in the weekend.  We love nothing better than being out and about exploring and enjoying the company of good friends.  It is even better when it can all be part of the one weekend.


Jewells said...

WOW! you certainly love being on the road!..great pictures too!

Chookyblue...... said...

was lovely to have you and Mick stop by on the weekend.......

Susan said...

You certainly made the most of your long weekend. Great pics.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like a fab weekend xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

You certainly couldn't have asked for better weather. It's lovely to see the photos of your trip, it all looks wonderful!!

Jan said...

What a great weekend, Janice. Chooky took us to that cafe in the middle of nowhere too - it was so good and such a surprise. Isn't Gulgong gorgeous. Did you go to the Henry Lawson museum - it's wonderful.

Jenny said...

Looks like a great trip. The colours in the photos are lovely especially the beautiful blue winter sky.