Originally we had been planning a weekend away with all four of us together - but Barb's family and health issues, along Lucy's recent auto accident put paid to that and it was cancelled. Glenda, Lucy and I decided to rent a unit in Wagga for a few days, drive up and surprise her.
To ensure that it all went smoothly we secretly co-ordinated it with her hubby. We should have known better... never involve a man in planning. Barb had a day procedure scheduled for day two of our three day visit - and with the first day taken up largely by travelling our time together was briefer than we would have liked - but that made our time together all the more important. The weather was very kind to us, sunny and warm without being overly hot.
We headed up on the Monday morning - stopped off in Culcairn and had a light lunch at the fabulous bakery there
|Plane trees seem to be 'de rigueur' once you hit NSW|
While Barb was having her surgery on Tuesday we took a side trip up to Gundagai
|Gundagai Railway Station|
As well as its heritage bridges...."four bridges spanning the Murrumbidgee flats: the historic Prince Alfred Bridge, the timber Railway Bridge, and now the dual Sheahan bridges of the Hume Highway."
|which for 'safety' reasons is barred from walking on (really? LOL)|
and of course, the famous Dog On The Tuckerbox
spotted these vapour trails walking through the park in Wagga.....
|and as I had the new Fujifinepix HS50 with me (with its 42x zoom) I was able to track right in and see what was making them|
|Hampdon Bridge, Wagga|
On our last evening we took a drive the Hampdon Bridge in Wagga Wagga itself.. its due for demolition soon.... we were lucky enough to get a fabulous sunset
Too short a visit... am looking forward to Barbs visit here coming up in a couple of months.... when we can really catch up together!