Monday, July 25, 2011
on the road
The last few days before leaving we were in a bit of a scramble, trying to make sure all bases were covered. There is a lot of detail in our modern day lives. We drove out of our driveway midday on Sunday, as planned. There are a few things we have forgotten and left behind but that's ok.
We drove through Goulbourn towards Orange, through rolling pastures and mainly sheep country. Still some Angus cattle here and there. Now staying in Millthorpe. An old gold mining town that is experiencing a new glow. But unfortunatley all the groovy places are closed on Sunday and Monday. Mental note to come back through here in the latter half of the week.
The gold mine in Millthorpe is running again and expanding. But also there is a distinct new groovy vibe emerging in the main street with funky design shops, very cool coffee spot and interesting collectables. I think there is a bit of money here now, as some of the shops have notices stating they are away in France doing their annual shop abroad and would be back soon with many delights. So, could be a good thing to visit here in a month or two.
I love the light out west. The corrugated iron, the weathered hardwood, the wide open mainstreets. The abandoned toys in the exposed backyards and the hills hoist full of footy jumpers. I love the old churches and visiting the graveyards out the back and reading the stones.
The little man does seem enthralled with all the new places to see, sheep, and new people to meet. I think I was worrying too much about how he will take to the changes.
Wondering how everyone's week is unfolding. Hope it is a good one.
Hope to see you in a couple of days