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Sunday, April 14, 2013

BLOGGING ON THE ROAD

We are on our way to Tamworth for a reunion of a few friends from a Judo Club we used to belong to in Papua/New Guinea in the 60's. Then we will continue on to the Hunter Valley wine region to visit friends and meet up with our daughter, Carol and SIL, David who are driving from Sydney.

So we headed over the ranges at Cunninghams Gap.

Coming down the other side of the ranges. Then we passed through miles of beautiful grazing country.

 We stopped at the quaint country town of Tenterfield to change drivers. The old country houses are beautiful.

 This one has been converted into a cafe and B&B. I tried to convince TOH to have lunch here but he wasn't hungry as we had stopped earlier for coffee and cake. We have eaten here before and it is very nice.

 Then we pushed on to Glen Innes. It was beautiful weather and not much traffic.

We passed these interesting white Eucalyptus Trees. I snatched up my phone and tried to capture them but I also caught a reflection on the window too.
(all the above photos taken from my phone) 

TOH took this great shot. We have been driving through the New England district of northern NSW where it is higher, cooler country so the leaves are getting their Autumn colours.

25 comments:

  1. We are having glorious weather at the moment and the leave are beginning to turn so you are in for a really lovely trip.

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  2. Gorgeous landscape and I love these country houses as well. The last picture is like a beautiful painting. Thanks for taking us on your trip

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  3. Beaut photos Dianne...safe travel and happy memories to take back home

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  4. Just wonderfully sharp photos, except the last which works as art.

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  5. i am so glad you posted these road pics, I love to see what other countries look like, the scenery is stunning.. i love that first house. i could easy live in one like that... great fall shot at the end. TOH did a great job. we are heading into hot summer now, so that means your winter is looming

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  6. That is nice to travel along with you. You gave us a lovely view of your country. Have a nice time.

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  7. Have fun, as I am sure you will. It's lovely through there and Tamworth is also lovely especially if the leaves have turned.

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  8. Diane, these are beautiful scenic shots. What a pretty place and the house is gorgeous. Have a safe trip!

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  9. Love the road trip pics Diane and happy traveling!

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  10. I like your article, we have done this written a blog about a trip on the road. I will do this once, must be fun.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  11. incredibly beautiful SKIES!!! enjoy your trip!

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  12. As you know, I'm not an illiterate with cameras so I am impressed with the photos taken from the phone. I have a 'smart phone' and it's supposed to take pretty good photos but I can't get it to do much. Beautiful drive.

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  13. As you go into autumn we have just had our hottest day of the year. Beautiful photos, and the pictures remind me of our drive to and around the Gold Coast and Tambourine Mountain. Have a good time and enjoy your friends. Diane

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  14. Looks like a gorgeous trip so far. What a beautiful drive you had... AND--I love seeing those autumn colors.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. Very pretty country and a judo club? You two are master of so many talents! Have a super trip!!!!

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  16. Sounds like a great trip. Look forward to seeing more amazing photos. TOH did a good job with that last one.

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  17. Looks like a nice, relaxing drive. But what does not feeling hungry have to do with trying a new cafe?

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  18. Wow! More great photos on yet another great adventure with you. You are one lucky lady, for sure. Have a great trip and travel safely. By the way, really loved the "new England" picture. :)

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  19. Love the sky and view in your first shot!
    Tell TOH that lovely image he captured should be hanging your wall somewhere!!!
    Have fun and safe travels!

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  20. Have a safe trip Diane, beaut photos. I just love it when you get the road to yourself out in the country. A great pic of the autumn leaves.

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  21. I've never been through that neck of the Aussie woods, but would dearly like to someday.

    Oh, and 'Judo Club we used to belong to in Papua/New Guinea in the 60's' - ????? - a future blog article or three?

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  22. Great drive-by photos...good IPhone camera work blogging on the road. I don't have that figured out yet.

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  23. What fabulous photos from your camera! I am very impressed. I just got an iphone on Sunday!

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  24. Such wonderful phots I have found as I get older the idea of travelling appeals to me more. As you would have read we just went out to Dubbo via Wellington and home via Orange and we had a bloody great time

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