Yvonne Dacey – Wallyvonnes Greyt Nomad Adventure,Australia,20

Hi Everyone, thanks for all your comments on our blog so far, keep them coming, we really appreciate the feedback especially letting us know how it looks from your end.  Since our last entry, we visited Wally’s sister’s family in Mulwala and my sister-in-law in Rutherglen for a few days.  Next stop was at a little place just south of Corryong called Colac Colac (pronounced Clack Clack).  It was one of the best caravan parks we have stayed at so far, the trees, the river and the great service from Brenda and her family at the park were magnificent.  Brenda and her mum run the park and they have just been awarded a Victorian Tourism Award for 2007
and well deserved.  She even makes her own scones, jam and cream for her guests.  Can’t believe I didn’t take any photos of the park.  We travelled to the Snowy Mountains to Jindabyne and Thredbo which I hadn’t seen before and it is truly spectacular country.  We then moved on to Tumut and again this is a really pretty spot.  This morning we had brekkie at the Laurel Hill Berry Farm where we had mixed berries on pancakes – YUM!!!  It is run by a young Mum and her 2 yo son who moved in 6 months ago and are working to establish the berry farm and restaurant after it had been closed for some time.  She’ll do well, I’m sure.  We drove on to Gundagai where it was the Dog on the Tucker Box’s 75th Birthday.  And what a celebration in the true Aussie way – the great Australian wave to shoo the flies, dignitaries (including the Gov Gen of NSW who flew in by helicopter) and another opportunity to set up the Sunday market stalls – where else would you find people celebrating a statue of a dog!!!  I love Australia.  The best part was the speech by a fellow who was at the inauguration ceremony of the Dog on the Tucker Box who described the event being a parade of fully laden bullocks, horses, carts, cars, trucks and buses all tooting their horns as they came down the hill.  When we first arrived in Gundagai, we went to a scenic lookout and met the brother of the bloke who spoke at the celebration who told us about growing up in the district and how nearly 1/3rd of the population drowned during the flooding of the Murrumbidgee River in the 1800s.  Almost 70 people were saved by an aboriginal in his dugout.  The aboriginals would never live in the flats, but the white people thought they knew better.  Do we ever learn.  Hope you enjoy the pics.  Love Yvonne & Wally

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posted Sunday November 2007

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