Monday, 26 January 2015

And All The While It Rained...

A few Saturdays ago the Human starting packing "things" that smelt of her taking off for a while...I was not being left behind so I hopped in the boot and off we went (Larry is a station wagon so the boot is my travel kennel)...Larry drove a very long way...in the rain...more rain...and more rain...*sigh* no opportunities for park plays for a long time...we stayed overnight in Cowra at the most awesome motel unit where I was very welcome and it stopped raining long enough to go for a walk up the road to see rabbits (she wouldn't let me chase them, spoil sport) and a couple of wallabies checked us out...back on the road Sunday it was, surprise surprise, raining...no stopping at the off-lead park I had been very much looking forward to...finally, there it was, our destination...
Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. The Human was very excited as that meant Summer School!!!
First we had a very special visitor...the Human's friend N, who lives further north in NSW was travelling back from Sydney and took a detour for a couple of days...very exciting and a lovely way to start the holiday....it rained Monday and Tuesday, a lot, but we walked to the shops Monday morning and in the afternoon they walked from Echo Point to Katoomba Falls along the cliff walk (I had to stay home it is in National Park)...at the end of the track when trying to figure out which road to take back to town the Trolley Bus came...a fun way to ride back into town, like a vintage tram on wheels instead of tracks!...when they sat down at a picnic table to sort out their directions this fellow came down to keep them company...
Tuesday saw them offf down the mountain to Glenbrook to meet K at Post Office Patchwork, lunch at a vegan cafe in Leura, Rubyfruit, declared as delicious and an afternoon browsing the Leura shops.  Of course, they left me behind but I had a lovely backyard all to myself this year so it was OK.

Wednesday morning N headed north to her house and the Human went to Summer School.  When she came home P-faff was set up for the duration of our stay. This year's quilts were based on English Frame Quilts...during the day fabrics were cut and once P-faff was ready she even did some sewing...amazing isn't it!....strips sewn on a square...really, I don't know why it takes her so long to do so little and goodness knows how it took her all day to cut out one square and some strips!! *sigh*...
Framed Centre Square
More on Summer School later...and the very exciting thing we did after...stay tuned!...

Woofs and tail wags...Jindi...

8 comments:

Christine M said...

Sounds like you're having a lovely time, Jindi. I hope Annette is behaving herself at Summer School. Isn't it so annoying that you can't go for a walk in the national park!

elliek said...

Sounds like a big trip. Glad your human is enjoying summer school.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lol! Glad you are having a fun trip x

shez said...

Sounds like an awesome holiday xx

Mistea said...

Ooh, J lucky you having a nice holiday and a visitor. sorry about all that wet stuff that got in the way of playing on your big trip.

Susan said...

I love the Blue Mountains, perfect for a sewing retreat and lots of walks!

Fiona said...

sounds like a barking good time...
Hugz

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh Jindi! No park plays on the way, you poor thing :( Looks like the Human has been having a ball though :)