Tuesday and we got to sleep in which was wonderful. We piled out of bed and had a yummy breakfast prepared by Judy. We organized to catch up with a few people that day and I wanted to show Gemma the sites of Tamworth.
Judy put the baked dinner on in attempt to cook it in 2 stages which didn’t prove to work out all that well but it wasn’t too bad.
First of all we did a little driving around Tamworth. Gemma got to see the T.A.F.E. that I used to teach at and my old high school. We also took her to the lookout which although not that useful was an experience. It brought back memories for me standing there realizing that I had moved away from that area years ago.
After that we decided to brave the main street; since if you’re in Tamworth in country music week and haven’t seen it before it is something you should do at least once.
Gemma bought a cane hat some jewelery for her mum, a booklet for her dad. the booklet was free but that was ok. I bought a Deer skin secret poutch thingo. I did figure out how to open it but I can’t remember how to do it now. Put it off for a rainy day.
Back to Judy’s and the baked lunch that I gave a 9 out of 10 too. Usually her baked lunches get 10 out of 10 but due to the 2 stage cooking it was a little strange.
Brian the poet was over for lunch and so was eliot.
We then visited the Andrews family; one of the families I had lived with in Tamworth years ago. We got all the family goss and caught up with what their children were doing. A couple of photos were taken and a few poem recitals done which I recorded badly on the phone. should have handed the phone to the poet. Ah not to worry.
We all piled into Judy’s little car for the trip back to Willowtree. The trip was fun but a little hairy since Judy seemed to consider the speed limit optional and had a little bit of a lead foot.
We got bacdk to mum’s place in time for tea. Another baked dinner it transpired. My sister had decided to stay on to catch up with us which was nice of her. We ate dinner then caught up with Uncle Allan and his wife Wander which wasn’t that interesting because we were so tired.
They all sat around arguing about where dad’s brother Colin lived and how you got there. Nobody knew exactly where he was so it was all speculation. Why not call the guy and find out for heaven’s sake?
We said good night and went to bed since the Tamworth trip had taken a lot out of us. Over all a Jam Packed day.