Thursday, April 15, 2021

On the road again

Today I left Chookies and started the long trip home

My first and only tourist stop was at Gulargambone, this bullock and wagon piece was made completely with wire

The bus stop shelter was painted at one end, how cute are these paint soaked birds?

And this on the back wall 

And then I passed the water tower, one of the stops on the Silo tour. 
My next stop was at Forbes and the photos are on the phone, so will get them at home.
Well this has popped in out of order - I took this to show the dust and dirt gathered on the car after the trip and before I went and washed it, not surprising as the round trip was about 2248.5km!

I stopped n Forbes and had a walk around the lake to wake me up a little, I also found a cache on the way. Love how caches are often at stopping places.

I passed a family of ducks, Dad duck had a few hisses at me as I took the photo!

I stayed over night at Wagga Wagga and leaving the next morning I got lost and ended up on a different road, the views were beautiful though. It was a cold morning which gave beautiful blue skies.

The countryside was so different this time after last trip when this area and further north were in drought.
I got home about 3pm after taking the car to the petrol station to fill the tank and go through the car wash, some of the dust still stuck after that.
Yesterday I finished a book I was reading, and then read another and made this weeks Anthology block
This block is called Woven.

I enjoyed this book, it came highly recommended, I thought it was ok.

This one I enjoyed a little more

This one I found very moving, a story of a young woman visiting a friend in hospital in 1986, she passed a door painted red, food trays piled up on the floor outside the door and no one would go inside. She did and found a young man dying from AIDS. She became the only person willing to help men in the early days of the panic when no one understood how AIDS was caught. She lived in a southern state in the US in a very church oriented area. Very moving book.
Well I had better make a move and get myself organised for what is left of the day! I think I have caught up with blogs, I see there is another change coming, no more email notification when a new blog post happens. Yet another thing to deal with!
Have a happy day.






17 comments:

Fiona said...

lovely pictures of your trip and all the topsoil you took back to Victoria!!! I would cry through that last book. lucky for me I don't subscribe by email to very many blogs... do you... it might be a hassle then...

Hugz

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos from your trip, you were brave to take such a long trip by car! Your quilting looks great. Like the sound of the books, especially the last one! Hugs, Valerie

Lin said...

I do love these paintings on otherwise ugly buildings - brilliant! What a long trip you had but your car looks like it might be very comfortable! And oh so worth all those miles I am sure, no wonder you needed to rest with a couple of books! xx

local alien said...

What a trip!! Just love all those murals. They must brighten up your journey a little.

marina said...

boy you sure clocked up some K's!

Lovely photos of your journey home.

ButterZ said...

It’s great to see your travelling photos. So good to hear you enjoyed your visit with Chooky. How do you manage to read so many books? Maybe one day you might be driving through Mildura and can stay a night to break up the trip.

jude's page said...

Thanks for the photos and updates, loved travelling with you

Karen's Korner said...

You certainly covered many kms and saw some lovely scenery along the way.

Chookyblue...... said...

Was great to have you once again....... Love the travelling pics.....I do so and take them to......hhmmmmmm another detour? Woops. LoL......

Yes tree the emails pain in the but. I have lots that read via email subscription. I think it will affect them..... Not sure what I can do to help sort it out.

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh and the Bullock dray is amazing

Ondrea said...

Lovely pics especially the arty ones.The books look interesting and I particularly like your description of the last book. Looks like more additions to my ever growing reading list.

Susan said...

It looks like a wonderful drive, with many interesting and beautiful stops. Thanks for sharing.

Preeti said...

Oh my goodness Sue, I love all the pictures but the blue waters took my breath away. Thank you for sharing. I feel like I can see from your eyes, what I cannot visit. I like the white and red/pink block. It looks like a bunch of simple rail fence blocks to me.

Julie said...

Hiya Sue - just catching up on your posts (have been to Mums again - another fall!!)😒 That was a long trip for you but your photos are great. You have been busy as usual with Anthology. I hope you are doing well Sue. xx

Angie said...

Sue - love the paintings, especially the somewhat crazed-looking bird painter!!! I laughed at your dusty care picture. We live on a dirt road, and my red 4Runner is almost always half red and half "Montana mud". It's hopeless to wash it but I usually do it once a week anyway! That last book sounds fascinating - I have added it to my list! Enjoy your weekend!

Janice said...

I’ve just caught up on reading all about your trip to Baradine. It was such a great weekend, wasn’t it. You took some lovely photos of your trip up and back.

dq said...

Thanks for taking me along on your journey home from Chooky's. I enjoyed the story as well as the beautiful scenery.
I added the Ruth Burks book to my Goodreads "To Read" list. Thank you! I am always looking for great book club books to share.