We had a good time in Narrandera. Saw a lot of bush poets and I got to have a few runs in the cricket park after the cricketers had gone home.
|Narrandera Cricket park. Look familiar Roxy!!|
Other than that there was not much excitement in town. It’s not very big.
We left there and headed off to our next destination. Bright in Victoria. We
travelled through lots of wheat and sheep country. The countryside looked as if
it could do with a good drenching. I think there must be a lot of farmers
around praying for rain. Couldn’t take
any pictures because again Dad was driving and there’s just no stopping him. We
crossed over from NSW to Victoria and the countryside did improve a bit. Much
greener. Now I don’t know if you blokes have the same trouble with your States
that we do but there is a fair bit of rivalry between us. We Queenslanders call
Victorians Mexicans. They call us cane toads and New South Welshmen are known
as cockroaches. Western Australians are sandgropers and South Australians are
just too weird for words. They don’t even sound like Australians. All very
uppity and speak with a big plum in their mouths. South Australia was settled
by free settlers so they think they are a bit better than all we convicts. I
won’t tell you what we say about Taswegians. I don’t think it’s politically correct
and it’s certainly not nice. Anyway we all think our State is the best state in
Australia and of course we are right. Queensland is definitely the best. But
right now I’m in Victoria and it looks pretty good to me except I don’t know
how bright they are here in Bright. We have been for lots of walks around the
place and if I hear one more time “My … that’s a magnificent looking creature”
I’ll bite someone’s butt. Yes … they are referring to me!!!!!!! CREATURE!! Who are these blokes??????
|The main street of Narrandera for Roxy!|
Bright is just beautiful. Oh I forgot to say …. It’s in what’s known as “the high country” and very close to our Alpine areas. We don’t get much snow anywhere in Australia but we do get it and this is one of the areas in which we do. It doesn’t hang around for very long. We usually don’t get any until about mid to late June and it’s all gone early in September and it doesn’t ever get as cold as some of you blokes get it. Matter of fact we use machines to make snow. How weird is that?? It was freezing for me last night. We went out for dinner and sat outside in a beautiful garden setting and Mum didn’t take my coat. It was 14C and I was soooooooooo cold. I was shivering from top to tail. Mum and Dad had big thick jackets on and lucky for me Mum also had a jumper. She took it off and gave it to me. Crikey I love my Mum. S’pose you blokes think I’m a wuss but crikey 14C is a lot different to the 30C that I’m used to. S’pose14 is balmy to you.
Early this morning Mum and I went for a big walk. We found the local dog park. Crikey what a great park. It was huge but there weren’t any dogs. Just me! I had a big run around all by myself. I don’t need anyone with me. I just love to run.
|Can you see me running?|
|I think it's wallaby poop not Roo. It's a bit small but still very tasty|
|Couple of galahs having a rest.|
It’s such a pretty river AND we saw a family of platypus having ever such a good time. You don’t get to see that every day! Platypus are VERY shy and you only see them early in the morning or late in the arvo. We didn’t take a photo as they wouldn’t show up in the water and as Mum won’t put pictures on here unless she’s taken them herself you’ll have to google them if you don’t know what they look like. After our walk we headed back to our accommodation where Dad had prepared brekky for us. What a good Dad!!!!! We had a quiet morning at home. Dad isn’t real well so a quiet morning was just what he needed. He’s had an upper respiratory tract infection and is having trouble getting rid of it. After our quiet morning we headed off for a late lunch and another walk around the area. There’s lots of beautiful walks around Bright. I had the best time. Managed to find myself some mates down by the river and had a swim with them. Crikey that water was cold … Not like the ocean at home. Fresh water … who knew …. I’ve only ever swam in salt water before.
We headed back to our accommodation via the dog park and had a big run with a kelpie and a wire haired pointer. Found my pile of Roo poop again and had another wee taste. Good stuff that Roo poop and I must say this town is real nice for a Victorian town. Only joking … we aren’t all that serious about our rivalry unless there is sport involved. Sydney and Melbourne have a bit of a problem with which one of them has the best city. Everyone knows Sydney is best but Melbourne has a bit of a problem there. Other than that we all get on pretty good, aye?? One more day in beautiful Bright and then off to Beechworth. Still in Victoria but not the high country. It’s bushranger country. Home of Ned Kelly our most famous bushranger. More later ….
Wanna run … love, Charlie.
Fantastic trip....'specially the roo poo. It was only 10° here yesterday morn....SHE was rugged up and wished SHE had her gloves. Roxy and I were fine. (Roxy enjoyed the Narrandera piccies.) You're seeing some great sights. AND good descriptions of the rivalry in Aussie states...BOL!ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Bella & Roxy
I still don't know where you are Bella and Roxy!! I'm guessing somewhere near Narrandera as Roxy was born there. It was cold yesterday, aye? My Mum needed gloves too.Delete
Oohh! I jus luv goin along with yu on yur travels. Hmm. Travels with Charlie. Mommy says that was a title frum a famous 'Meircan author, John Steinbeck.ReplyDelete
Sure hope yu dad gets to feelin better soon.
An' bark when yu can. we luv learnin 'bout yur places.
P.S. the roo poo looks like bunny poo. Jus an ob ser va shun
Yeah Zoe ... it was a wallaby I'm guessin'! Bit bigger than bunny poo but not as big as Roo poo. Dad's a bit better today. Thanks for thinking of him.Delete
We love going on holidays with you Charlie!ReplyDelete
We have the same rivalries up here in Canada! Someday, maybe mom will blog about it! BOL!
Hope your daddy starts to feeling much better. Being sick on holidays is never fun.
Looking forward to your next adventure!
I'd love to hear about your rivalries, however, your Mum might need to write a book. You have sooooooo many States. Dad's a bit better today, thanks!!Delete
Hi, Buddy! When growlmy lived in Nova Scotia the peeps back home called her a bluenoser! And there sure are a lot of other nicknames...some are not too nice...they do stuff like that in Europe, too...I think its just a way for peeps to poke fun at each other, but then they get carried away...Delete
Yes, Freckles, some people do get carried away. Oh, Charlie! If you ever come to Canada DO NOT under any circumstances call people from Newfoundland Maritimers! Trust me on this! Oh, and people in British Columbia do not think they are part of the prairies! Pffffttt! Mom should write a book, BOL!Delete
Crikey Buddy and MrJF Sir ... Some people sure get carried away but for most it's just a bit of fun. We are not too nice about our Taswegians but we really like them a lot. I'll take heed of what you say Buddy if ever over that way and yes ... Your Mum should write a bookDelete
Oh Mr JF Sir ... Bluenoser? Is that because they're blue from cold or is there another meaning?Delete
There is a schooner called the Bluenose, its on our 10cent coins.Delete
Growlmy has seen that boat ( A replica, actually), up close, it is furry nice to see it, and quite historical. You can google it and there is lots of info.
Hmmm, state rivalries - well, pretty much nobody in da whole rest of da country likes Texas but dat's because we are da biggest (Alaska don't really count since it are all frozen ice) and best. And we's humble too!ReplyDelete
Crikey Whitley .... too funny, mate and oh so humble. You sound just like a Queenslander to me. We are the ONLY state!!Delete
Here is a riddle: We have universities that do great rivalries, too...pawppy talks a lot about the 'Little Brother'. Can you figure out who that is, and who is the big brother?? BOL!ReplyDelete
The other night, little brother actually beat up the big brother...OMD. That didn't make my furmily too pleased because they like the big brother...but they also have lots of friends who like the little brother better...hah! Its all about schools and sports...and a lot of the mascots are doggies!
I hope that URI leaves your dad quickly How mean of it to pester him on his vacation time.
What a lovely country you have, Charlie. Fascinating indeed, and so varied amongst all the different regions. Thanks fur taking us along as it were. Roo-doo not withstanding...
Crikey Mr JF Sir ... I'm not good at riddles and the only universities I know over your way are Harvard and Yale and I'd go Harvard as the big brother but don't know why. You've sure got me going though. I've asked everyone and no-one here has an answer to your riddle.Delete
Dad's a lot better today thank goodness. He gets mighty cranky when he's sick.
Your country is VERY beautiful too Freckles ... It's just a case of the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, aye? The animals are different but the scenery is similar in different places.
Its the rivalry between the University of Michigan vs Michigan State University.
U of M (where my boss boy and unfurbro did and are doing their schooling) is the big brother because it was established in 1817; and MSU is the little brother, started in 1855. Yup...you can google all the info too, BOL!
Glad your Dad is doing better.
In Texas it are all bout da Aggie jokes - making fun of how dumb Aggies (Texas A&M) are (we likes da University of Texas here).Delete
About Harvard and Yale - my momma went to Hahvahd for da law schools and da basic jokes about Yale are about how New Haven (where Yale is located) is in the ghetto and that Yale is the "Gay Ivy."
Momma went to UCLA for undergrad and their big rival is USC (University of Southern California). USC's mascot is the Trojans (also the name of the biggest condom brand in the US) so you can imagine those jokes. BOL BOL! And that USC stands for all kindsa things (University of Spoiled Children, University of South Central (it's located in the bad part of Lost Anjulus), University of Second Choice (becuz if you go there you couldn't get in to UCLA) and some ruder ones about sucking something.) The basic joke about UCLA is dat it are filled wif Asians (which are true, it are about 50% Asian at least).
We love reading about your trip and seeing your beautiful pictures. OMD, 14 C is a heat wave. It is 3 C here right now and we think it is nice. It is all relative to what you are used to. Mommy thought that the temperatures this winter were pretty good since it never got down below -22 C. She is used to Manitoba winters where it easily gets to -35 C. The peepoles in Kingston were complaining about how cold it was and Mommy thought it was a beautiful winter day.ReplyDelete
Crikey Jelly ... Minus 35 ... I can't even begin to imagine how cold that is. I think I'd be dead at minus 22 even. That's gotta be polar bear country where you live!ReplyDelete