A long journey ahead of us, Cora Lee and I on the plane somewhere over the Pacific ocean having one last toast to Australia!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Here is the gang on the roof of the Australian Parliament House in Canberra...one last group photo opportunity!
A sad farewell presentation and last exchange of banners...a few tears were shed as many of our previous host clubs were in attendance as well. It was so super to see everyone once again and thank them for their extreme hospitality.
I spent the day at a campus of TAFE college (Technical and Further Education) as it turns out they are structured almost exactly like NSCC and have both a Tourism and Culinary program. This the table where I was a guest at for their degustation menu (8 courses over 2 and half hours....I was in heaven)!!! Also in attendence was the regional tourism director, the campus director and food and beverage lecturer of a nearby International Hotel Management School plus faculty and management from TAFE.
Here I am with some Shiraz vines at Peterson's Winery, it is a small and family owned vineyard and cellar door, this is called the "back block"of vines and were planted in 1971. The winery is in an area called Mount View....which is higher elavation and overlooks the valley...just beautiful!
I just love this shot taken out front of the coffee shop in Broke where we begun our last day in the Hunter Valley. A simple country coffee shop, gas station and wine bar all in one stop...oh ya and they have beer on tap!
Mixing and Mingling with the Hawkesbury Rotarians after a full day exploring the region.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Well...you never know what kind of creatures you will find at the Toronga Zoo in the heart of Sydney:) Yet another adventure and beautiful day exploring this amazing hillside zoo!!