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Monday, August 19, 2013

Hello Victoria !!

Today is quite special for us you see it is our Anniversary and folks we have been married lets just say a verrry loong time!!!
We awoke to a very brisk and breezey morning with a lovely sunrise at Lake Talbot after showers overnight.
We again headed south and encountered a few more showers along the way...morning tea was a very cold and quick affair beside the Mairjimmy Lagoon at Jerilderie.
Lunch saw us at Tocumwal, a very cute town in my opinion with lots of beautiful old heritage buildings like this one which had my name written all over it. ( we actually got hailed on by the tiniest hail stones I have ever seen but hail stones they were)
I have to say a few purchases were made....oh so lovely! Whilst Mr R was having his picture taken in front of this big Murray Cod (what is it about men and big fish???) the smell of yummy pasties wafted over from the Bakery across the road and so what could we do but give in....and a hot Latte and a pastie went down a treat. Oh almost forgot the "fish"..and once again the Murray River is not far away just over that rise behind the fish.
Tonight we are camped beside the Murray River on the Victorian side and a short few paces through the trees from our campsite is this view.
oh and this one..you know how I can't resist a gnarled old tree.
and the sun setting...just so pretty.
Yours truly...like a frozen frog on a log.
While we were there we had a little feathery visitor flitting here and there and determined to be noticed...

You know how partial I am to little birdies and "Willy Wag-tail" was just so sweet I could not resist.
We also encountered a couple of idiots trying to do a 'together selfie'. Some people should just not be allowed out alone...never mind with a camera.
We have had a lovely day despite the weather. Topped off by a very nice steak dinner to celebrate our Anniversary in beautiful down town Echuca.
Echuca is our home for the next couple of days and we are hoping to take a river paddle steamer cruise and I of course want to check out the Patchwork shop.
A very chilly good night all.
Blessings Michelle xxx

32 comments:

  1. love Echuca,have fun there Michelle,we go camping up that way sometimes.
    We were snowing here today,its been freezing,see you soon.xx

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  2. Happy Anniversary, it sounds like you both had a terrific day.

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  3. Happy Anniversary, stay warm, and enjoy.

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  4. You are certainly seeing varied countryside on your trip through NSW. Just a point though - Mairjimmy Lagoon at Jerilderie is where you had morning tea. The Murray is well south at Tocumwal. A lovely place to have morning tea though - I stop in there each time I go through Jerilderie. Enjoy your travels through Victoria - another type of countryside again!

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  5. Hooray you are in Victoria. A bit chilly I admit but it is lovely too
    Can't wait to catch up big hugs

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  6. Happy anniversary! The cold won;t bother you, you have your love to keep you warm.

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  7. Happy anniversary - lovely day by the sounds Michelle. Enjoy Echuca - such a great place

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  8. That sure is a BIG fish - personally I'd go for the heart of choccies.

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary. Beautiful photos again. Enjoy your stay in Echuca.

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  10. Happy anniversary and congratulations! Great way to celebrate.
    You sure have picked a cold time to come to Victoria!!

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  11. Happy Anniversary. What a nice trip.

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  12. Happy anniversary, I hope the weather warms up for you!!

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  13. Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs. R.

    Looks like you found the perfect way to spend the day. You would have had me eating out of the palm of your hand at Antique Shop-never mind chucking in the bakery too.

    Why am I always so excited when someone does a post that involves food?

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  14. Congratulations for your wedding anniversary. It certainly looks very cold where you are, but the pictures are wonderful and I love willies as well, always cheerful little birds.

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  15. Congrats for your anniversary. Welcome to Victoria, while in Echuca also check out the "Beer Can Museum", the local Information Office will give you directions, lots of old Memoribilia on display plus a fasinating talk....enjoy your travels....

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  16. welcome to Victoria and happy anniversary!
    the shop at Echuca is lovely enjoy!

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  17. Happy Anniversary you two.... and enjoy Echuca... fun area.... selfies are so hard aren;t they????

    Hugz

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  18. Happy Anniversary...Welcome to Victoria....how lovely to spend a couple of days in Echuca...enjoying the travelogue...

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  19. I think we camped on that same site! Love all your pic's! and HaPPy Anniversary to you both! :)

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  20. Happy Anniversary
    Welcome to cold old Victoria
    I see you are catching up with a few blogging friends Wish I was on that list xx

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  21. Happy Anniversary Michelle. I bet you are glad you have that warm looking scarf around your neck. Hugs......

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  22. Happy anniversary Michelle , hope you and your hubby have many more wonderful years together . Enjoy the camping.

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  23. Welcome to Victoria and a very Happy Anniversary to you two, wish we could make the sunshine for you.
    your photos are fantastic, it is great to share your trip.
    Hugs R.

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  24. Happy Anniversary you two!!! Love the photos, but I adore the selfie!!!Keep enjoying yourselves and stay warm xx

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  25. Lovely to hear from you again.. Love Wily Wag Tail..
    Echuca was a great camping place for us. Had some great times there.
    Happy Anniversary to you both. <3

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  26. Happy Anniversary, you two! Hope you got rubies!! xx

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  27. Happy anniversary to you both.....what a wonderful way to celebrate!!!!.....and patchwork shops too!!!!!! One of the ladies I'm at conference with just celebrated her 40th anniversary on Sunday!!!! Is yours Ruby red too!?!? Many many more and enjoy Echuca!!! Xxx

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  28. Happy anniversary to you both.....what a wonderful way to celebrate!!!!.....and patchwork shops too!!!!!! One of the ladies I'm at conference with just celebrated her 40th anniversary on Sunday!!!! Is yours Ruby red too!?!? Many many more and enjoy Echuca!!! Xxx

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  29. Hello Michelle,

    Happy Anniversary, at least that fish didn't flap its tail at your and sing, remember those wall hangings from a few years back.
    Enjoy your travels.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  30. It looks like you are having a fabulous time! Happy Anniversary :-)

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  31. Happy anniversary to both of you. Hope that you aren't too cold.

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  32. Happy Anniversary,Michelle!!! What a lovely sunset!

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