Weekend in Mudgee wine country

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Sanna booked a lovely weekend away to Mudgee wine country for my birthday. It is 3 hours drive north west of Sydney inland. It’s a small wine region with smaller family owned wineries vineyards compared to the Hunter valley.

We drove though the blue mountains on the ‘Bell line of road’ it was a great drive I’ve done in my old Lotus’ in past years so brought back some memories.

Sanna booked to stay on a farm with lots of animals but the interesting point was we stayed in an old train from Sydney!

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Here you can see all the old Sydney stations the train used to call at.

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The inside of the train was done out very comfortably and very family organised with kids beds down one end and lots of toys.

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The countryside views were very nice, typical of rural NSW.

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We got a bit lost and had to do a few dirt road km’s in the new Loti, ooops. All the locals loved the new Loti.

imageP.S Thanyou tu Brenden for findng all the typoz πŸ™‚

 

Sydney November heatwave

Its just so hot outside today! yesterday it was 34 Degree’s, today right now at 5pm and its not getting colder, its 43 degree’s crazy!

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Check out the reading on someones car!

hotcarTemperatures have been steadily rising through the day, at this rate the tyres on my bike will melt on the way home.

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37th birthday dinner

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Thanks to my lovely wife for surprising me for a dinner with friends at Darling Harbour’s Meat & Wine Co.

Joining me from left to right was Ali, Troy, me, Sanna, Damien, Brendon, Sam and Steve.

The trio of ribs, Beef,  Lamb and Pork with a glass of Red were amazing as always.

Newcastle weekend trip

Sanna and I planned a simple weekend trip in the new Lotus to Newcastle North of Sydney where our friends live.

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We went via the back way through all the twisty roads to test the new car out and stopped at a couple of vineyards.
Here’s my lovely wife and me.

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When we got to Newcastle we met at Easton’s house and he has a series 2 Elise so we were car nerds and compared all the small differences between the series 2 and 3 Lotus Elise.

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On Sunday we went for a drive toΒ  place called Morissette just South of Newcastle where there are a lot of Kangaroos just roaming about and you can feed them.

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This one had a baby Joel which was cute.

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Watch a Video of me feeding a Roo here:

Trying to park the car in the shade from the 30 degree heat. We had to have the air con on full power.

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Lastly we went to a spot where a power station releases all its water into the sea and it’s popular for sharks, but we didn’t see any.

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