Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Quick Trip

We had a quick trip on Friday, leaving home in what Hope describes as the dark morning which, is her favourite time to travel. It was about 5.30am so sunrise was only about half an hour away so really not too early at all. It was a nice trip of about 800 km to Newcastle and back to buy Grace a full-size violin. Our home town doesn't carry good quality violins so we went to the nearest specialy store and they were very helpful. I did feel like an outsider though, I sit in on music lessons and do most of the driving but that is far as my music ability stretches.

We also spent some time at the beekeeping supplies shop in Cardiff and came home with some new equipment and our bank account considerably lighter.
Our trip home was extended a little by taking the scenic route. That really should say it was extended because we took a wrong turn and ended up a little lost. It was a nice drive though and we found some lovely places along the way.
We drove up to Wollombi and the scenery and the scupltures along the way were beautiful. There looks like there are some lovely bed and breakfasts and farmstays down that way. I'm going to keep it in mind for another time. The valley actually reminded me a lot of our own valley.

On one of our stops we were joined by some local wildlife. This kangaroo was at Burning Mountain which has a wonderful walk especially on a cool day.
Tomorrow is back to school. For me, it is not the best day of the year. I love having the kids home for the holidays and it will take a few days or a week to readjust into school routine again. Early to bed tonight.


Janice said...

Lovely photos of your trip. I bet Grace is thrilled with her new violin.

Kimmie said...

Gorgeous photos~!

Lisa said...

Oh - do children in Australia go to school all year?
I love the kangaroo picture!

Ramsey said...

Can you tell us more about the bee keeping supplies shop?
Where is it what are the costs of hives, suppers etc?