Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens
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... and the brown Place of Interest signs to the Vineyards perfectly successfully, only stopping in Cessnock at the information centre because we wanted to find a Woolworths (Australia's version of Waitrose). After a brief discussion of what we needed, we headed off to buy steak, kebabs, prawns, sausages and various salads and breads for a BBQ. After a successful shopping spree we headed to Buffs at Pokolbin, a set of luxury self catering lodges set in the ...
... wined' out we next stopped off at a place called Tempus Two, which whilst also a major winery, was also a smelly cheese producer. I love my cheese with wine, but Kirsty can only handle mild cheddar at the most. I was very proud of her though as she tried and liked the first few cheeses! As we pressed on though and the cheeses got furrier and smellier she soon remembered her hate for them. Perhaps the dream of weening her on to red wine and cheese is still a way off ...
... for coffee and then off once more - only another 45 minutes to home!!!
The traffic by this time had really thinned out so driving was much more pleasant.
Finally home!! Millicent has had a wonderful time digging up the driveway and the cat was desperate to go outside. Millicent had laid two eggs! Thank you Millicent.
And then for the task of unpacking, washing and loading up the wine cooler! It all took some time as we ...
... had the ENTIRE house there! All 13 of us! We grilled burgers with chips (fries), onions, salad and bacon on the side! It was probably the best family dinner we've had so far! I've mostly been sleeping this week, but Tuesday we went to the local church and got free lunch. It's something that they put on every Tuesday for students and its completely free to us. We've gone for the last two weeks and its been ...
... way to their swimming practice in Kurri Kurri. It's definitely bush!
The heat is like stepping into an oven. The wind blows from that darn Red Center when it gets really hot, and the mountains are too old and low to stop the winds. I may be wrong, but I think that if we didn't have the Rocky Mountains stopping the heat from the Gulf of Mexico and forcing rain clouds to drop their moisture, Colorado and Wyoming would be much hotter and drier ...