Hurry Up!!! Ernie Dingle was getting so impatient! In the car before we had even begun to pack! We were off to the Q.C.E. at Rosehill, Sydney - he was especially excited because we were leaving on the Wednesday afternoon instead of Thursday morning.
This is why........
Yes - pea soup fog. We decided that 5am in the morning is not a good time to be driving through fog - it had been hanging around for days and we didn't want to come to grief with a kangaroo, wombat, stray cow, horse or even another vehicle! So we left on Wednesday arvo. This photo was taken at Cotton's Pinch at 2.30 in the afternoon - it was not too bad then, so you can imagine what it was like at night!
Bonnie Doon bridge - water everywhere! What a contrast to last year! Just a trickle under the bridge. Fans of the Australian film "The Castle", will recognize the area where the Kerrigan family had their holiday home (under electricity pylons!). When I was a little tacker we spent our holidays here - swimming, boating and fishing. Lovely memories.
Sunshine at last! We seemed to be the only car on the road.
Finally reached Rosehill - the hotel is opposite the racecourse. Ernie a very disappointed bear - a concrete block outside the window spoilt the view. He did want to watch the gee gees coming home from training early in the mornings, to their stables at the back of the local houses, or even catch a glimpse of Cat Woman again (a lady who fed all the local cats from her pusher - they waited for her every day).
So he drowned his sorrows. Yes - that is a bottle top on his head.
He's already checked the form for Saturday's race meeting.......
On Friday morning we walked to Westfield Shopping Centre at Parramatta. Grabbed a few bargains - Ernie had to try on my sunglasses to give me his approval.
What's that expression? Don't feed the bear, he's already stuffed.
Ernie loves his cappuccino.
Set up day in the next blog - I can't wait to catch up with Gail, Natalie and the others!