Monday, 27 August 2012

And the winner is....

DAY 7 - Saturday 25th August 2012
only 547 kms to go!

A beautiful sun rise over the Darling River at Wentworth - houseboats, paddle steamers and pelicans

 A group  photo before we leave-- (a little hard to fit 22 cars into one shot.)--3 missing due to breakdowns!

still wearing yellow!

A stop at Balranald - where the town is a bit obsessed with frogs!
It must be very cold there as the trees and sing posts in the main street had very colourful blankets

cold trees

A really smooth run on the Silver City Highway so able to do a few stitches on my this goes with that paper piecing. That's the only stitching I did ALL week!..... Its a wonder I didn't go into withdrawal!

  The tar road didn't last long and we were back on the dirt with lots of cattle grids.
Signs to Ivanhoe and Hay (the town) flashed by and we ended up at Booligal on the Cobb Highway for a pub lunch... Did I tell you there was only 6 women on this we were a little outnumbered! 

A girlie tractor - I rather thought Id like this one!
Duke of Edinburgh Hotel - Booligal
The sheriff - local of Booligal - (good bash car!) - for sale too!

Booligal supermarket!
Dave's FJ Holden got a little decoration. (I wonder who did that?) Doesn't she look cute in her new eyelashes!
water instead of dust on the side of the road
filling up again! did I say it was one size fits all in the leaders shirt!!

yellow in the paddocks too -- canola

the bat mobile had a flat tyre
The finish line was in Griffith with drinks at the truck and a presentation dinner at the Services Club.
caught up with cousin Rhonda

My raffle was drawn. Winners being Marie and Marion from Muswellbrook and Alec who was on the bash. All very excited about their quilts and decorated cake.
The 3 quilts that were auctioned on the trip raised $380. total

And the outright winner of the trek is.... CAR 57.
Just couldn't believe it! ..How awesome.. just topped off a truly fantastic week with a fun crowd of people and a lot of money raised for the Starlight Children's  Foundation.

No need to wash the car...(I will wash the shirts though!)... we will line up again next year!...

It will be a coast to coast trip. (The east coast - not east to west!)
To top it all of .. I was awarded the .. Virgin trekker who fitted into 'trek life' with ease.!

Thanks to Michelle, Alec, Gordon, Neil, Fatty, Mr and Mrs Sweep for their amazing organizational skills. We certainly had a FAT Time!!

See you all next year.
To my blogging pals...... hope you enjoyed the ride!
Back to stitching next post.


  1. Woo Hoo! Congratulations to you both - scooping the pool of prizes. I've really enjoyed tagging along. Bring on next year.

  2. love the Darling.......congrats on your how many sleeps til next year........

  3. Congratulations! Looking forward to next years already!

  4. Woohoo winners!!! I had a fabulous time with you...Ill be here for next year too!

  5. I loved the ride - I'd love to come along next year. Thanks for the show and tell.

  6. Fantastic journey.....congratulations ..xx

  7. Oh well done.... just read through all the posts ... such an amazing time and what a great cause....


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