Saturday, August 13, 2016

An Unexpected Road Trip



You might be wondering how I come to be standing in front of a gypsy wagon??? Well if you can make it through this post you will soon find out ..........Early in July after almost a year of looking and such we managed to find a Ute for Pete - it took a while as he was just a little specific in what was required - 4WD, single cab, diesel, manual, in good condition with a good tray, something comfortable that we could both sit in for longer trips comfortably, preferably not bucket seats and naturally the right price range...... So we were blessed when we found it. 
 I didn't post about it at the time as it was just a few days before my important Bendigo trip away with the girls and a "ute for the man" didn't quite fit into blogging ........ fast forward to today and we set off at 6am from home to head down towards the outer area of Melbourne to go and have a look at a canopy for said Ute. 
Rolling hills at Lima



 Since we were heading to Yarra Junction, hubbie decided we would forget about using the freeway and we headed from here, through Yarrawonga and Benalla towards Bonnie Doon....... the sun was coming up when I decided I would take a few photos as we went ..... and kept going as we passed through lots of little places on our way to our destination 3 and a half hours away.....


Buses heading to the snow at Mt Buller
 
Coming into the township of Yea
 
heading up the hills towards Kinglake & Toolangi
We head to the Toolangi side of the range
We passed through lots of different country on our trip today .... check out the black trunks of the gums in the Toolangi Forest.  Did you know Toolangi was the home of the poet  C.J. Dennis?  Toolangi is filled with tree ferns as well.  These are old stomping grounds as years ago we lived in Kinglake when the children were all small - Stacey was born when we lived there ....
An old brick well at Chum Creek we passed through

Launching Place
We had a lovely trip down to Yarra Junction, even better with all the traffic heading the opposite direction towards the snow ..........


 long story short - we had arranged to meet a chap at Yarra Junction to look at the ute cover he had advertised on Gumtree.   











Yarra Junction reserve
He turned out to be a lovely fellow and we were chatting for a good hour - we ended up buying the cover from him - it even came with a lighting strip inside the canopy and a roll out awning on the side!  And fits great, just how Pete wants it to as he has a few extra plans for it. ........


Bakery at Yark with the Stag out front
So on our return trip Pete was revealing "the ute" was being made ready for a bit of travelling around since the canopy can also take a small boat on top (which I'm guessing is next on the list lol).........  So after a bit more conversation "the ute" is now  lovingly referred to as MYRTLE!  So you might say that our trip back from Yarra Junction was the beginning of Myrtle's Meanderings ........ more so when we made a stop in Yarck where we planned to get a pie from this bakery .......
check out the pig inside at the table lol .......

Inside the Yark Bakery





unfortunately the line was sooo long we gave it a miss, but looking up the road a bit further was a lovely lady sitting at her Gypsy Wagon with lots of goodies.  She was very happy to show us her lovely wagon and let us take some photos (she didn't want to be in them herself lol)..... .....
And look at the great bargains I came away with.........  Just $5 for the braids and buttons together and $10 for 8 ladies hankies and 8 mens hankies!!! 

Gypsy Wagon, Yark







All my goodies from the Gypsy Wagon!




















What a lovely fun unexpected road trip today! 
 

 
Pete busy chatting with the lady and her doggie

 





I'll be looking forward to sharing more of Myrtles Meanderings with you in the future.  Now isn't that a lovely thought!

Myrtle with her newly purchased canopy - see the awning there??
 

 

 

 

7 comments:

Jo said...

Sounds like a lovely trip. Weather looked OK for driving. Merry Myrtle..

Helen said...

What a great day and adventure on the road with myrtle, love the gypsy wagon, bonus with the great purchases.

Lin said...

What a great trip and lovely purchases too. xx

Lynda said...

Would love a Gypsy wagon in my backyard! Or failing that ... an Airstream caravan :)) xx

desertskyquilts said...

I suspect there are many kinds of adventures ahead for you and DH and Myrtle! Maybe he'll decide to build your own Gypsy Caravan! Lots of people here do that. Great bargains you took away, too.

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Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a fun and interesting trip! Love the black trunks of the gum trees and that sweet gypsy wagon! Glad it all went well! xx Karen