Another trip to Orange

We go to Orange routinely, as most of you know, to visit my mum.  As mum is now in a home we decided when we bought the camper that we should make good use of it and use it on these regular trips, as a practice for the big one.  This gives us the insight into what we do and don’t need to have with us when we travel. I said before that we choose to stay at the Blayney Tourist Park mostly because it is a pretty spot and because we feel like we are away on a holiday. Our camper only takes five minutes to set up and then it’s relaxation time.  We have a kitchen, pantry and fridge that are all handy on the side of the camper. The camp kitchen at this park is well set out, you need to use all your own utensils, plates etc but there is an oven and microwave which I don’t have in the camper kitchen and it adds to the fun. We only use the camp kitchen when the weather is wet as we are pretty well set up with our own kitchen.

Happy hour, Morris style.

Happy hour, Morris style.

The camp kitchen

The camp kitchen

Cooking the steaks on the camp barbecue.

Cooking the steaks on the camp barbecue.

Stir fry veges in the camp kitchen.

Stir fry veges in the camp kitchen.

We often book in to have lunch with mum at Ascott Gardens and we have never had a bad meal there. The residents are well fed and looked after. Lunch only costs seven dollars. On Saturday we had lunch there which was lamb cutlets with chat potatoes, sweet potato and spinach. There is always dessert, this week was jelly and icecream. Mum eats well when we are there but the carers struggle most of the time with her not eating.

In the dining room at Ascott Gardens

In the dining room at Ascott Gardens

image Mum has a lovely airy room in Ascott Gardens, she joins in most of the activities and even goes on the bus trips when she is well enough.

Mum's room

Mum’s room

image She loves it when we come up and we usually take her out somewhere. Last time we were up we took her to the Two Fat Ladies at Lucknow. They have lovely lunches there and lots of local produce and other interesting things to look at. This weekend we took her to my cousin Robyn’s place out near Mount Canobolas, at Nashdale. It’s beautiful out there. We had a lovely afternoon.

Love this sign.

Love this sign.

The outlook at Robyn and Tim's, Nashdale.

The outlook at Robyn and Tim’s, Nashdale.

Happy ladies.

Happy ladies.

After dropping mum off we headed back to our home on wheels and happy hour with a lovely couple we met there, Derek and Linda, and their dog Crystal. We had many laughs and talked for hours. We plan to catch up somewhere in the future. Meeting people and sharing stories like this is part of the adventure we are looking forward to.

Linda, Derek and crystal.

Linda, Derek and crystal.

The 5th June is fast approaching, this is our departure date for our trip, so I will be posting more before that and letting you all know where we will be going and who we would like to catch up with on the way. Cheers x.

About Leanne and Murray

Traveller, Cook, Blogger, Teacher's Aide, Swimmer, Mother, Wife and yoga lover.
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One Response to Another trip to Orange

  1. You guys will so enjoy all the people you meet on your trip! Always lovely somebody’s to talk to in camp kitchens and happy hour campfires! Love the name ‘two fat ladies’ – sounds like my kind of place!

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