Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Spur of moment travel part2

We went to Pfeiffer's Winery to buy some of their fabulous "Pfeiffer's Pfizz".. a wonderful sparking red wine. Tried a thing called "Seriously Pink", a rose liquer that is great chilled over ice or as a long drink. We went down onto the bridge at the winery to observe the turtles and take in the view. It all looks very lush with the recent rain and the turtles are breeding madly!
We also visited Warrabilla Winery known for their big reds..which I left Mike to enjoy. Though if i was ever to drink a red it would be probably one of theirs.
We stopped in Rutherglan to sample Parker's Pies for lunch, we had seen them advertised on local TV as award winning and "The Best"...tell you what they were pretty good and we would highly recommend them.
Next stop a local cafe/bakery for a coffee and cake...the young lass serving was so earnest and and eager to please...10/10 for effort, and to Mike's delight they made a long black coffee correctly...and did not top it up with water!
Last stop Anderson's Winery where we had a nice chat to Howard to owner winemaker. Bought some of his award winning Sparkling Shiraz and "Melanie" which is a red dessert wine...mmmmmmmm heaven in a glass.
Getting on in time and as we have a 4 hour trip ahead of us we figure it is time to hit the road.
Time was made to pass quickly by sharing the driving and doing crossword puzzles while listening to some good jazz and kd Lang. We only hit a few more rain squalls.
We came into Melbourne thorugh the back roads north of the city to find a whole new area of suburbia opening up. Took a quick picture of the city skyline out the car window and along Bulla Road as we got closer.

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