WENTWORTH to GRIFFITH
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
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 trip...so 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!|
|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|
|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.