Yesterday was a glorious day for weather.
The sun was shining. It was not too hot and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. All in all, it was a beautiful Autumn Day.
We had decided that we were going to meet up with the GG’s family and visit places in the Mt Barney area that were holding open days however the night before the Garden Gnome put on his car enthusiast hat and announced we were also going to get up early and to a Swap Meet and Car Show. He was more interested in the swap meet as he is chasing parts for our old girl but I was more interested in the cars.
I happily strolled the rows of cars with my camera in hand. Moody Tween trailed behind. Even the prospect of a hot chocolate did nothing to brighten her demenour at first however she soon came around. We were snapped by one of the local rags whilst admiring an old caravan (Leanne Cole I thought of you and our discussion about caravanning a while ago). The photo has been posted to their FB page and it is hideous rofl.
I continued on taking photos. I must have looked like I knew what I was doing because one man asked me if I was competition? I’m sorry, “What did you say”? He repeated his question and then showed me the logo of the car magazine he worked for on his shirt. I just laughed and reassured him that I wasn’t any threat to him. lol
I found a Holden Special and had to capture a photo. I had my first couple of driving lessons in one of these old dears. And then my grandmother figured she wasn’t cut out for teaching me to drive and I learned through a driving school from then on.
A lovely young lady was buying a coffee at the same time we were waiting for the hot chocolate and kindly agreed to pose for a photo for me. She had driven her little Morris Minor to the show.
After the show, we went home for a bit and I did some more work on the Tween’s quilt. The end is in sight 😀
We then headed out for the rest of the day.
First stop was Mt Barney Lodge where I sampled the delights of a Lemon Myrtle Iced Tea. yum. The mountains were beautiful and clear today. Only Mt Maroon was covered with a light haze so I didn’t get any photos of her however Mt Barney and Mt Lindesay were outstanding.
Above is Mt Barney and below is Mt Lindesay.
Next stop was Barney Creek Cottages and Winery. This beautiful place is managed by lovely young friends of ours so it was great to catch up with them. Then we travelled to Thistledown Country Retreat which is a Scottish themed B&B. We were met there by a huge grey Great Dane called Eric. He was very friendly. Afterwards we went to a place set on a huge dam that specialises in home made pizzas – Italian style.
Overall it was a lovely day and I enjoyed it very much, taking well over 100 photos.
I’ll put them in a gallery for you. I hope you enjoy them too.