27 December 2009

Surprise Visit to my Uncle -- Part 1

At around 12.30am on Sunday 20th December we left Newcastle on our long journey down to Victoria, to Ferntree Gully to visit my Uncle and Aunty, we had been planning this for awhile, my aunty knew we were coming but my Uncle had no idea, so we didn't tell many people, so that the secret and surprise wouldn't get out... Our first stop was Pheasant's Nest which is 243 klms from Newcastle to stretch the legs and grab a cuppa, then on the road again we went and then next stop 198klms which was around 4.15am was at the Service Centre on the Hume Highway at Yass, and I must say they make the best Toasted Ham, Cheese & Tomato sandwiches and a cuppa and grab a drink to take on the next part of the journey...so then it was on the road again and next stop Tarcutta NSW --180klms from Yasss, ( which is the half way point between Sydney and Melbourne) very popular with the truckies.. Here we visited the ARTC Truck Drivers Memorial, got Diesel for the car, and another drink then on our merry way again, i think it was about 7.00am..

Then off we went another 350klms and we stopped at a Service Centre just outside Seymour in VIC, to get some lunch, then took off and about 1/2hr down the road the car overheated...(all that way and it looks like we have blown a head gasket in the car, but we did manage to get there about 2 hours later... So that is our journey so far now time to share some pics of our journey to Melbourne, then back with Part 2 and Part 3 and the journey home..

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