2013 Our Down Under Trip travel blog

Robin, Les, Josh & Jared in back (Rhoda's sons), Herb, John &...

Lunch (for an Army??) at Rhoda & Herb's home

sitting: Debbie, Dave & Les; Standing: Herb, Rhoda, John & Robin

Burragorang Lookout State Conservation Area (Les, Robin, Rhoda & Herb)

Rhoda & Robin

Gum Tree

Dave & Robin

Herb, Dave, Robin & Les

Rhoda, Dave, Robin & Les


Saturday, 9/28/13.

Herb picked us up this morning and took us out to his home in Camden. He and Rhoda have a very nice home with a great view of the Blue Mountains. They have added a carport for their other car and travel trailer.

Herb and Rhoda had a couple friends, John and Debbie, join us for a BBQ on their patio. The wind came up (60 mph) so we had to go inside to eat. They bbq'd steaks, lamb, sausages, had several kinds of salads, roasted vegetables and lots of wine and beer. It was fantastic.

We took a short trip up to Burragorang lookout at the New South Wales Conservation Area. It overlooks a huge lake formed by the Warragamba Dam. The lake supplies 80% of Sydney's water and is completely surrounded by thick bushland. This used to be a coal mining area and also lead and silver from the 1820's to the 1960's.

We sat around and chatted until the Rugby League game came on. What a game that is. It is like a free-for-all. They really mix it up and have blood on most players, couple of them knocked out and one carried off the field to the hospital. It is definitely a very rough game and the players wear only minimal protection. They have three varieties: Rugby League (the toughest); Rugby Union (the gentlemen's version) and Australian Rules. In the game we watched, it was Sydney vs. Newcastle with Sydney winning 40 to 14.



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