Vic Silo Trail 2022


Finally the day has arrived to leave on this long anticipated trip. First stop Goulburn in caravan park. I arrive day early...just cause I can. Sunny and only slit chill. In morning it's 2 degrees.....Brrrr Deb rings and will be leaving in few hours. I say how cold it is and we decide to meet here instead of Gunning Showground.  Fine with Ron too. Ron arrives just after 12.00, we have lunch then drive into town. Do a walk, Paragon Cafe still there but unfourtunely closed. Next court house, we go inside, ceilings so high but beautiful. Then drive to Rocky Hill Memorial - Great views. Museum is closed on Tuesdays...bugger that's today. The memorial is made of rocks and so tall. Back at camp where Deb and Col have arrived. For happy hour we venture to the camp kitchen as it's very cold. Then back to vans for tea and heaters on....5 degrees it is.

Next day Deb leads, were in convoy to Gunning via Breadalbane. Beautiful country drive and glad to be off the highway.  At Gunning we go for a walk and stop at Merino's Cafe for the first of many coffee's and cakes. My turn to lead, put Yass showground in my GPS....all good. As near Yass turn left into Grand Junction Road, sign comes up....we are heading for Wee Jasper. We turn around, Deb looks up on her phone....should have turned right. Finally find it and I unhook so we drive onto town. Have a walk, see beautiful churches, court house and Deb's friends place she use to go as a child. Still looked the same. 

Ron's turn to lead. Bowning first stop at Rollonin Cafe for  coffee and HUGE scones..Yummy. Cafe had great memorbillia. Then to Jugiong. Met up with a friend of my neighbours who took us for a drive  around, must say some steep hills in Jugiong, but Dusty and Pocket Rocket did it with did the others. Joy then took us to the local catholic church. This is on a hill too and such magnificent views. Next thing a motorhome pulls in..Rob and Pam had seen us and pulled in. Great now we are all together. And we have our leader. (none of us liked leading). Onto Gundagai where  our sites are under cover....really...but concidering it's raining was very comfortable.

Friday drizzle, we head to Information Centre for tips on what to see. In the centre is Rusconi's Marble beautiful. All hand made...Brillant. To Niagara Cafe, it's a milk bar from the 60's. Great memorbillia. and Coffee is great too. A walk arounfd town with visit to museum by some and craft shop by others where Deb has bought wool, needles and pattern to make a coat. Truch Museum next...interesting and the volunteers so informative. The RSL use to have a Chinese Restuarant, our mouths are watering. No only Fish and Chips or Snitzel. Disappointing, well still have time on this trip. As we walking out notice Rob is missing. "Where's Rob ?" Ron says "Reading The Honour Board " Deb and I burst into laughter ( For those that don't know Rob, he reads everything ) We drive to the lookout, Impressive. Can see where the old roadbridge has been demolished but the rail bridge is still there. Then to another lookout where lots of water is laying around.

We leave next day heading to Holbrook. Such beautiful countryside, green fields and the Canola crops are so bright. WOW moment. Stop at the park with the Submarine. Some of us climb it. Then to bakery. We are in line Ron, Deb and me. Ron asks  "Bushman"s Pie please." Deb next "Bushman's Pie please " Sales lady says " Sorry just sold the last one " Do you know Ron didn't share and enjoyed every bite. Next stop Ettamough Pub for a look then Albury Showground for couple nights.