Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A day for only us! ~ now that is different.


Let me tell you how it all began............we woke up Friday morning and Rob did not rush out to the shower at 5.30am but rushed out to the kitchen next thing I know we are sitting up in bed Electric blanket on chatting drinking hot tea, I was so surprised because there I was thinking the day was as normal rushing to do this and that but NO! we had the day off I was told and so what would we like to do?


So after a lovely hot breakfast we it was decided we would take a drive but were too.

I said lets go for a drive to Shepparton and then I can get some tinned fruits from the SPC cannery and that is what we did. It was SO COLD! and it rained all the way but we did not care we chatted and watched the green countryside rush on bye while we enjoyed a day together talking about anything and everything on the way.

We took a drive around Shepparton and I simply had to go and say hello to the Salvos girls and then it was lunch time. Well who's bright idea was it to have a barbecue outdoors in the freezing cold............well both of us decided that was a good silly thing to do. so we bought some sausages and bread rolls and had a great time cooking up a storm while a huge rain storm came over us and we huddled around the electric barbecue under cover but I know people going past looked at us and said "look at those silly idiots out in the weather!"

They were the nicest sausages we had ever eaten and we laughed about it all the way home.


While the snags! cooked we checked out the cattle on the lawn.




Rob liked this cow he said it matched his jumper Mmmmmm! I am not sure.


I liked this cow because it reminded me of our open fire at home all nice and warm. lol lol lol!

On the way home we found the spot were many people were detained at this camp called Greytown it was a POW camp and its history in not known much.





Its hard to read but it tells you that even the men on the German ship that sunk the HMAS Sydney were here as well.





This is a picture of the camp as it was way out here in the bush Camp no.6 it was.





And this is my husband Rob and the fence from the picture above or what is left of it. It was so interesting out there and until a short time ago we did not even know Australia had prisoners of war camps.



Then I had to take a photo of a lovely old slab hut that we found a true Aussie piece it looks so nice in the vary rare sunshine that came out just for this photo.


Before we knew it we were home again but yes to a warm open fire and a nice big mug of hot dark chocolate yum! it was so good to get away for the day just the two of us and you know I think we will just have to do it again real soon.

Love to all

6 comments:

Janet said...

That sounds like you had a perfect day even if it did rain! I think it's great to do unexpected things and I love the idea of a barbeque in the rain! I just hope you had some shelter for it.

Those cows are fantastic!!

Annie said...

Hi Lee-Ann. What a perfect day. I would LOVE to BBQ in the rain (under cover of course). What fun. The cows are very cool. I know I would not be able to pick a favorite. Were there others? Dark hot chocolate???? I'm doomed.

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a lovely unexpected surprise for you, Lee-ann. Who cares about the rain, sometimes that's the best fun. Doing things others are too cold or straight to do....well done!

It sounds like a lovely day.

Jeanette said...

Hi Lee-Anne. looks like you had a fun filled day..
Ohh I wish i had known I would have picked Gwen up in Yarrawonga headed to Merle's in shepparton and Met you for lunch somewere in Shep.. Well never mind maybe next time...
have a great weekend

Penless Thoughts said...

Days like that are so special and yours sounded lovely.
Susan

Gina E. said...

I thought I'd posted a comment here, but my PC must have hiccupped...again. Love this little story LeeAnn - and the photos are terrific! Rain doesn't stop us Victorian having fun, does it?!

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