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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

the backroads

When you take to exploring the backroads in search of some sweet small camelids you never quite know what or who you will find.
If you go as far as the postman will go you may also find places so inviting you don't have to dream too hard to imagine carving out a more simple life for yourself there also, or wondering why you haven't done so already!

I did escape again this weekend with the little ones in search of that Autumn sun and the freedom of the outdoors.
We found Grandma and Grandad and Uncle Chris and made our way to a busy little country town in search of an old cafe to fill our bellies, as it has done for about 90 years.

We continued on after a delicious lunch, more than satisfied but encouraged by Grandad's excellent search for adventure and everything different, and found our destination here....

and met the most delightfully good natured woolly little friends......

and later returned home with more wonderful memories, woolen whimsical playthings, feathers in our pockets and requests for one for our own backyard.... that was indeed very difficult to say no to.
We will instead work on convincing Grandma and Grandad to travel the backroads once again and to go ahead with getting their own pair for us to visit on *the farm*!

10 comments:

Madeline said...

What an adventure! Backroads are always good for such beautiful surprises.
P.S. Muscadines are sort of like wild grapes. They have a thicker skin and a slightly different but similar taste. People make juice, wine, and jelly out of them, but you can also just eat them (although I always discard the skin...too thick for my taste).

ladybug-zen said...

what a grand adventure! we are fond of the backroads ourselves.
thank you for sharing.

Molly said...

Lovely Adventure. My sister has an Alpaca Farm. We love those creatures. My oldest used to call them giraffes.

Tammy said...

Looks and sounds like a great adventure. I LOVE that photo with the mailboxes. Fabulous!

Mon said...

What a fab time. That fist alpaca is gorgeous.

Owl and Fox said...

oh how I love alpaca's! We can't drive past an alpaca farm without stopping for a chat and usually picking up some deliciously warm gloves/hats/scarves as gifts :)

Sabrina said...

Oh those lovely meandering back roads! Brilliant photos! And such sweet looking Alpacas.

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Yay to adventures down backroads... my favourite way to explore too. I must check out that alpaca place, Murwillumbah v.close to me.

x

Nicole said...

A fellow backroad explorer here : )
Alpacas are sweet creatures with such amazing fiber!

Lisa said...

I have always wanted an alpaca...they are sooooo expensive though. One can dream though.