October was once again a really busy month. We seemed to be doing lots, but I didn't make one single blog post. Very slack.
Firstly, on the long weekend Mick and I went for a drive to Canowindra to see the Airing of the Quilts. They really look good down the main street. It is unfortunate that there are no supporting activities, Hopefully it will grow in that respect in the future.
During the following week Bathurst came alive as people rolled in for the big race, the Bathurst 1000. I snuck out for an early lunch on the Wednesday to see the Pantec Parade. The parade is led by the car transporter trucks and is then followed by classic and sports cars carrying the drivers. Finally there was the Police Aston Martin and McLaren. Both rather tasty.
On the race weekend there was the final Bicentenary Street Party. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend this time, but during the following week we went for a look see at the illuminations. There was a race theme on the Court House.
The wall down Ribbon Gang Lane was once again rather psychedelic.
The final display about the future was designed by the local high school students. They gave a really positive message.
We usually don't attend the race, but go to the Trunkey Creek Show. This year was no exception.
We had a nice drive home, calling in at Grove Creek Falls. The wildflowers were a picture.
There is nothing better than driving along the road less travelled.
Finally, we attended the Orange Field Days and on the way home called in to see Emmaville Cottage next to the Orange Botanic Gardens. This cottage was moved to the site a few years ago. It is possibly the birth place of Banjo Patterson, although that is being debated. Anyway, the locals have done a great job restoring it authentically and creating a lovely colonial style garden. It was featured on a television show during the year. Well worth popping in to have a look at.