Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens
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... wine selection at Ballabourneen. We learned the history of this young winery,and all were completely surprised by which wines were our favourites, and for a group who normally drink red, both couples left with a bottle of white Traminer and sparkling Moscato Blush! Who knew! Already the buying one bottle per winery changed to two bottles, to add to the 2 the boys purchased at the wine show... Our holiday drinking for the remaining few nights. At Ballabourneen ...
... Kylie called in after work.
Got a late appointment with the doctor to check out the French verdict on my stomach and groin pain for which I spent several hours in emergency in Sarlat en Caneda. Nothing in previous blogs or we might have found the girls knocking on our hotel room door, they tend to react to those kinds of emergencies!!
Thats it until next time guys.
Dave & Lona.
... Showers and dressing for the day. It promised to be a beautiful day - warm and sunny.
We sat around waiting for our limousine to arrive. It arrived!!!!!!! And our day began. Joe our driver introduced himself to us and explained the rules and how our day would go and off we went to our first winery!!
Our first winery was Saddlers Creek. We were ushered into a private room with tables and chairs and given the spiel about the winery before the tasting. The ...
... around, not sure I'll ever be entering any competitions anytime soon though. Haha! In the afternoon my uncle took me out for a drive around the area, which was really nice. I got to see the surrounding farmlands and even got an amazing view of the Blue Mountains from up there. On our way back to the farm we happened to spot two wild wallabies sitting by the side of the road. I was so excited! I've never seen a kangaroo in my life (I know a wallaby is not ...
... yesterday we got the train up the coast to Newcastle which is a lot more low key than Sydney, but not without its charm (and pelicans). Today we went to a wildlife reserve where we saw various native critters like kangaroos and most excitingly koalas (insanely cute and I think they would make excellent pets).
Tomorrow we make the first of 3 long bus trips northwards – wish us luck!