Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A quick trip…(part 1)

Last weekend we had a sneaky weekend away. It was lovely and absolutely needed by all of us!


We took the ‘back way’ to the Hunter Valley, travelling up the Putty Road. It was a beautiful and very scenic route.


I’m not usually a fan of this winding kind of road when G is at the wheel, but I really enjoyed this trip.


We made  a few stops along the way. Especially when we came across something interesting or unusual. This Tin Man was located at the site of the original Halfway Roadhouse (which sadly burnt down in 2009).


This petrol bowser was a left over from the fire.


At the turn off to Pokolbin we came across this important, sobering memorial.

I come from a family of truck drivers. My brother is a truck driver with a young family. Thankfully we have never lost one of our men folk in a truck driving accident. But we know of the hard work, long hours and close calls these people face. Our thoughts were with these men’s families.


A little further up the road we finally hit the wineries!

And I fell in love…

1 comment:

  1. Hey you did have a SNEAKY getaway, good job! I love that tin man - can't wait for part 2.