Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday – On the Road Again…..

Goin' places that I've never been. Seein' things that I may never see again
And I can't wait to get on the road again.
On the road again -Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends.
(Lyrics ‘On The Road Again’ - Willie Nelson)

Classic & Specialist Car Club of Northern NSW - Mystery Run 2012

Part 1- Armidale to Moree

Its that time of year again and we are off for a week with the car club in our 1964 Lotus Elan.

Its called a mystery run as we don’t know where we are going! Oh, What to pack?

Every morning we get instructions on what we are doing that day and where we will spend the night. We are given a hand out, along with brochures on the sights we will see that day. This makes a big book at the end of the trip. I have scanned some of the contents to share!

Below is todays information sheet. Click to enlarge..

(Thanks Lyn &Mick  – hope you don’t want to be paid royalties)

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So, today we found out we were heading North West, spending tonight in Moree.

Map picture

We started from outside Lyn and Micks house in Armidale.

There are 17 cars and 34 people on this years  run.

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Our first stop was Bundarra for morning tea and a look in the Courthouse museum and the gallery of Glass, Bottle display.

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We drove via Copeton Dam to have a look at all the work they are doing there – a new spillway since our last visit.

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Lunch stop was at Cranky Rock – after a short trip on a very rough dirt road – our poor delicate English car! The places we take it.

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We then arrived at the Gwydir Cara park and Thermal springs.

Moree is famous for its hot springs.

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I’ve never been to Moree before. Its part of our health service and I get clients from here.

Its very flat with wide streets and I know its very HOT – although there has been lots of rain this year so everything is tinged with green.

The wind picked up this evening and we had a big wind storm with very little rain.

We thought we were going to lose the roof on the shed where we had dinner!

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We were guests at a BBQ hosted by the Moree Vehicle restorers club at the showground.

Now we know which direction we are going we wonder where we are off to tomorrow.

Me thinks St George in Queensland. I wonder how many more sheds we will see?Ha Ha!!

 

Until next time, Red heart Red heart Red heart Kim

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