[Live] from the road recipes
Today was going to be the day of visiting the camping shop, whale watching, boardwalk walking and pasta eating.
It was all going to plan until the wuss bag boat captain decided to cancel the whale watching due to strong winds.
Lets blame ice addicts and the cross city tunnel
we did however go to the boardwalk thing and that was fun. And pasta for dinner at the pasta place was good too. I ate way too much and I think its safe to say I will never fit into my wedding pants again.
Back from the bowlo now.
There was bingo! The man running the bingo was really unenthusiastic, he was just reading out the numbers in a monotone mumble. there was no ‘legs 11′.
the food was pretty good. It didnt really need the hair in the fried rice but maybe thats just me.
Today wife and I went to timbertown. I have to say it seemed much more exciting when i was litttle. But i still had much fun on the little steam train and eating scones.
this is the 5,000th photo my lovely camera has taken.
most of the photos i took today where of the train so i wont bore you.
tonight its of to the bowlo for a buffet dinner. I hope there is bingo
mmmmm free wifi broadband.
We went down to ‘pancakes plus’ for dinner it was a real hot spot. Yummy.
We also went on a long walk in search of the info centre but jenny’s inbuilt compass failed us. But not to worry if we do a bit more walking I might just fit into my wedding pants to wear in kenya.
tomorrow. Timbertown Wahooooooooo it has a little stream train.
we are now in our cupboard sized room in Port Macquarie. We seem to have a nack of booking rooms no bigger than the bags we brought.
Almost time to check out of this b grade establishment and fill in a few hours before our flight.
Launcestons on a sunday is a happening place!
Today was the day of Andy and Penny’s wedding.
We began the day with a walk around the shops followed by a driving expedition to coles (which we found is open til midnight every day).
Followed by a trip out to cataract gorge.
Then back into town for the wedding, it was a nice ceremony, andy scrubbed up well and penny was a hottie. Was good to see lots of buddies and sit with them during the service.
The reception was fun, they stole our idea and had lucky door prizes, but aslo some other games and a pinyata. Good food, some entertaining dancing and good buddies made it a very enjoyable and worthwile voyage to tasmania.
Andy and Penny are such lovely folks.
I leave you now with this photo of Launceston’s contribution to Australias obsession with ‘big’ things like the big pineapple and all that.
does it need an explination? this guy is situated on a main road right outside bunnings warehouse. It was pointed out to me on one of my first visits to tassie and only now have i been able to document it.
I just opened the cupboard in our motel room, this is the order of the itmes that are in the cupboard from front to the back of the cupboard.
1.Pack of 6 Condoms
2.glow in the dark tube of personal lubricant
this could also be summed up by the following
We made it, our plane was delayed a bit leaving sydney but we still made it here pretty close to time, and turbulance i really enjoy turbulance and we had a fare share of it.
At Launceston airport we ran into the wades, hello wades.
Then we picked up the hire car and headed to our hotel.
Its a hyundi getz again this time its white, we are yet to give it a name.
The motel is quality, one of those typical we dont really deserve any stars kind of places. The reception woman thinks i’m an idiot becasue its 9:30pm and I stupidly asked if she knew what time the supermakets close, she said they would all be shut then just stared at me for what felt like 6 hours.
I had to return to reception to ask about the broadband, to which i was told “all the information is in your room” then i recieved the stare for another 6 hours.
and that my friends is that
We are sittting back in macccas in Armidale at the moment after driving up here yesterday.
Good old Armidale, as usual its good to see my family again, especially my Nan. Its hard for me to see my Nan gettting so old and not so with it in the head. I miss the Nan i remember.
Tomorrow we are gonna go see ‘happy feet’ at the local cinema, i’m excited for 2 reasons, one becasue it looks like a bit of a fun film, and two because i havent seen many films at all this year so its another notch in the very unimpreesive belt.
Boxing Day shopping in Armidale went off today, there was crap all! In past years it has beeen better but this year it was crap. Not much stock in the shops and less shops becasue of lots of redevelopments.
Armidale shopping = crap
and that my friends is that
I’m alive, about to leave rocky for the long drive back to brisbane, its been a ful on week, not much sleep, lots of hard work but also a lot of fun.
not a lot of internet in rocky though is there.
such a strange town, there is statutes of bulls everywhere.
Well today i manged to get some photos of the kebab for you.
all the plaques around try to fool the public into believing its a statue that pays tribute to the rich mining industry in WA and it was built to celebrate the 1 Millionth resident of WA.
But we all know that its really a symbol of meat! (or tofu), a celebration of the 1 millionth backyard bbq held in WA.
today was one of the best days ever!
Over the last week or so i have been feeling weaker and weaker! no energy to face the day.
Today i was energised. Today we found a Westfield!
Oh yeah, i had a craving for donuts since we got to WA and it seems that western australia is a pretty much donut free zone. but westie delivered with a donut king!
I feel so much better, i have had that big multinational hug that i have missed ever so much. Thanks for being there for me westfield.
tonight jenny and i went to the burswood casino for dinner.
here is a few photos from the last week or so, i have taken many photos but just putting these few up for now.
The bussleton jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the southern hempisphere, 2km long.
The tree top walk just outside of walpole! my gosh walpole was a hole but the treetop walk was cool.
60 metres of ladder straight up a big tall tree, OH&S is no problem in WA, was cool but had damn sore legs after climbing up and down.
the pemberton tramway, i love trains and trams and this was pretty cool, although the driver kept stopping to point out wildflowers and that got boring.
this was the Nglingi caver whihch was really cool. the cave was hue and lost of well lit paths and stuff and no anoying guide you guide youself.
Yesterday was steam train day! i love steam trains, much different to riding a train in sydney, in WA the ohand s talk was “welcome aboard, feel free to hang out the windows and you can leave the doors open if you want and lean out, just watch out for trees close to the track”
so i took advantage of that and hung out the door.
yum this is last night dinner using the room service type thing in our hotel.
i had a steak sanwhihc and it came ina box, never had a sandwich in a box before it was really yum.
while i’m talking about our hotel it seems to be a requirment that all staff memebers have a cold.
Once upon a time there was a young man named howie. He was a strapping young man who had recently found himself an exquisite wife and they where gallivanting across the countryside in south west WA.
One early evening howie went out into the back garden to chop some wood so that he could make a fire to ensure that his new wife was warm and comfortable.
Being the smart thinking, wise old chap that he was, he decided that he didn’t need shoes on, “real men don’t wear shoes when they chop wood” he thought to himself.
He proceeded to the shed to get the axe.
Boy oh boy was he making his wife proud, chopping wood right left and centre, big swings over his shoulder mixed with gentle little taps to ensure there where several different sized pieces of wood.
After there was enough wood chopped he began to use his upper body strength and carry the chopped up wood to the house. On finishing up he returned the axe to the shed and closed the big metal sliding door. It wouldn’t shut properly, he put some weight into it, still not shutting. Howie then put as much force on the door as he could physically muster, not paying attention to the fact that his right foot had moved extremely close to the door.
If you don’t like blood now is a good time to turn away as what happened next casues the spurting of liquid red stuff to cover howies big toe and drip down through to the concrete and across the grass.
You see he shut the shed door onto his big toe!
Oh it hurt!
A nice deep slice into the top of his right big toe, being in a holiday house the house was not equipped with the normal first aid resources. No detol or bandages or swabs.
Howie hat to improvise, alchaolic hand wash was the result, 66% ethanol. Probably hurt more putting that stuff on than it did slamming a giant shed door on the toe.
The moral to this story is its fine to chop wood in barefeet as long as you don’t keep your axe in a friggin big shed with a stupid damn hard to close door.
bussleton maccas is getting good business from us using their telstra hot spot. i wouldnt be surprised if we are the only people who ever use it.
yesterday we headed back tp pemberton so we could go on the pemberton tramway. It was a lot of fun first we had lunch at the pemberton chicken shop which has a bit of a multi national, fast food joint kind of feel but a 1986 version. wooden benchs and green lino covered tables. very nice, good chicken a highly recomended food spot. for some reason the girl who served us was wearing a headset, but they have no drive thru!
the tram was fun it weaved through the forrest with the dirty old man driver giving us a commentary on the wild flowers as we went by.i do like trams and trains, it was a pretty ugly tram but it did the job.
on satruday we go back there for a steam train trip.
we seem to be getting in trouble fomr people for blogging and checking emails whilst on our fun-ey-moon. well to you people i say this, poo bumm wee its our honeymoon and we would like to spend some of it on the internet. and anyhoo we cant spend all the tiome doing honeymoon things!
interprit as you will!
in other news, we went to the tree top walk thing down in the middle of knowhere, we drive for like 500 hours to end up at a town that looked kind of major on the map but in reality it was a hole.
the town was walpole, it had a shop or two and a park. the tree top walk was really cool, but the town was crap. It seems that since i have been on this honeymoon i have stumbled across interesting facts or events in the towns history, eg perth with the falling over tree and busselton with the barrel on a stick.
well today the town of walpole proudly displays a sign reading “tidy town entrant 2006″
they arnt winners, they arnt finallists they arnt anythig they are just entrants, any town can enter! The dirtyist scum bucket of a town could ben an ‘entrant’. on the flipside it was quite a clean town but thats probably becasue there is nothing there, its not even worth chucking your used maccas wrapers out the car window as you whiz by, it would be offensive to the macccase refuse.
on the way back we went to pemberton now that is a tops town, mostly becasue it has a tramway and steam train. but it aslo has gloucester tree, a 60 metre pluss tall treey that has a winding ladder up its trunk made from steel rods driven into the trunk. an OH&S time bomb! it was fantastic i climbed to the top it took a while but it was worth it.
that is all, now its time to go home and eat frozen pizza, well i wont eat it frozen but it will be frozen until i cook it then eat it.