In June, the 9th actually, the Bloke is going in to have a hip replacement the Dr’s say he’ll be out of action up to 8 weeks, he disagrees.. time will tell but in the mean time we’re having one last adventure before he’s restricted 🚫
We left home Thursday, because Wednesday mid morning the nurse called and said the anaesthesiologist was off sick so she got a different one to look at his results of the pre op tests he did and had given him the all clear, which means we don’t have to be home until June 5th!! We quickly did a shop, packed the camper and at 8.00am yesterday we were on “the road again”
We crossed the border to New South Wales at 11:15am and arrived in Wagga Wagga at 1.00pm our first port of call. We’re not even sure where we are going but we are just going somewhere! Five nice cruisey hours drive. Wagga Wagga means “Dancing crows” actually the name’s meaning has been debated for a while the other choice was “many dances” but l, and, apparently so do the towns people, like the crow one since they’re all over the place! On top of street signs and what not!
Yesterday we had planned to stay only one night and so we did a minimal set up we had planned our dinner ahead so no need for the bbq. Then speaking to some friends we decided to alter our plans slightly and head up north a bit further and meet up with them for a few days. So we did some juggling and realised we had a spare day.. what to do?!
This morning the Bloke went to the office and asked if there was a vacancy for us to stay another night – sure no worries. So here we are in Wagga Wagga two nights now!
That means today was a free day to go sight seeing and so we put on our walking shoes and asked the lady at the front desk “Which way to walk to town?!” And off we set, maybe a little too eagerly because now we’ve walked over 12 kilometres and oh my gosh lm really sore!
We got a free map at the information centre have l mentioned (I’m sure l have in previous posts!!) I LOVE information centres and if they are staffed even better! The locals always know the best spots! We followed our little map which is now safely tucked away in my journal and got to see lovely old churches, a Vietnam War memorial park with gorgeous fountains and loads of art!! We wandered along the Main Street in and out of shops and did a few groceries before trudging, yes by that time three hours had passed and l was trudging back to camp!
After our salad rolls on beautiful nutty whole grain rolls, the Bloke decided it was time for a drive, l really wanted a nap! He said “I’ll drive- you nap!” He really is a winner!! We went to nearby Junee. About 35 kilometres away.
We didn’t look around much we went directly, we did not pass Go and we did not collect the $200 but we did go directly to the Licorice and Chocolate Factory!! it’s been set up in an abandoned flour mill it’s just so pretty, the freeze dried strawberries dipped in thick dark chocolate were good too!! We each brought a block of chocolate and a packet of Licorice to share!
It’s been a hectic day l’ll sleep well tonight and tomorrow? We’re off to Dubbo, about a five hour drive, the whole reason of going there is the Taronga Park Safari Zoo!
I’ll be back with more and photos!!