Joshua at the Wolf Bass Winery!
Tues Jul 17
We all got up early today with the exception of Cameron! The girls headed off to school and Rod, Wendy, Geoff, Josh and I headed out on our adventure. The trip out to the Mungo site was about an hour. Once there, we bummed around a bit and learned about the aboriginal peoples there and how they acheived partial land control in the area. We went through an old sheep shack from the late 60's. We went to the Walls of China, these amazing sand dunes in the middle of the outback and climbed all over them. It got quite windy and we all got a bit sandy! We still hadn't seen a kangaroo, so Wendy to us on a 71km round trip through a national park to find some. We found a large fuzzy caterpillar.
All of us enjoying the wine tasting at Wolf Bass.
Also a wedge tailed eagle, but no kangaroos! We finally saw 3 and counted ourselves lucky. We stopped at a neat homestead with houses built into the ground. Finally on our way out, with saw heaps and heaps of kangaroos! They were bounding beside the car! When we got back, Josh and Camoro played Monopoly and then Cassie and Hayley kept Josh occupied while Geoff, Ro, and I went on a tour of Rods trucking company. He is adealer for Kenworth, Daf, and Peterbuilt trucks. We got to sit inside some Aussie big rigs! Rod made us this huge incredible dinner, whre his broother, wife and daughter came by and also his mom and dad. Ken finds and finishes opals, and was gracious enough to show Geoff, Josh and I his collection and gave us some to take home as soveiners. His wife Val is a seamstress and she has made some beautiful wedding gowns which she gave me a peak at. Then we all chatted and drank wine until 12:30 int eh morning. We have an early day tomorrow beginning at 4:30am!
This is our visit with our Cousin Wendy and her family, Rod, Cameron, Haley, Cassandra. It was a great family visit and gave us a well deserved break from our busy schedule. Their Family were most gracious hosts, and took time to show us around and take us to see Harry Potter.