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September 23rd 2013
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This one to Smoky and Dot Dawson
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First thing this morning I did washing, we had breakfast then visited the information. Centre, right next door to the Park.

Outside was a song writers Tribute, The Country Music Association of Australia pays tribute to, around 27 song writers. Smokey and Dot Dawson, had a stone to themselves, one very revered couple in Tamworth. Others were Brian Young, Owen Blundell, Arthur Blanch, and many others.

We then spoke to Cindy a lovely lady who advised us to take a drive to Nundle 54 km from Tamworth. We then did a tour of Walk a Country Mile, well worth $4.50, with a Seniors discount. Thanks to Mick they see his card and figure I'm there as well. It was the story of Country Music which was done very well.

Then we hit the op shop. Mick did well with three T shirts, and a book, I bought a shirt.

All set now for our drive to Nundle, we came across Chaffey Dam, opened in 1979, 67,000 mega litres, one of seven dams in NSW providing water, to towns and farming communities. Huge and a few grey nomads free camping around it. Very dry countryside with farming very dependant on irrigation, this
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Mick after reading the tributes for the different song writers
dam is one of seven built in NSW.

Nundle well, it is amazing, a step back in time, an antique shop with so much in it, you could not make up your mind what to buy. A grocery store with everything exactly as it would have been years ago. Products in brown paper bags, different types of tea, reminded me of the Rawleys truck that used to call at home, years ago. It had a mixture of everything, unfortunately I was not aloud to take a photo. The shops are just as they were 100 years ago, it is nice to see the character in these old buildings being preserved as they were.

Then we went to the wool mill, knitted hats, scarfs, mens slacks, beautiful knitted jumpers, wool for sale $5.70 for 50g pure Merino, very tempting. Heaps of other items for sale and the place still operates the mill a couple of days a week. They have a web sight so if I need some wool later, I wiil be able to still get some.
A house were the owner has three rooms, one where he makes leather products, hand bags, $400 (a bit much) made of
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One of the items in the Country Music Walk
buffalo hide. Belts lowest price $100 but probably worth it and would last well. All made locally, he proudly told us. He had some wonderful saddles for sale as well.
We then went for a walk around and stopped at the local pub for a great lunch before coming back to the caravan park.

The place is so beautiful, serene and quite, perfect for a relaxing break away, if we are ever up here again, it has a caravan park so we will definitely be staying. Only a half hour drive from Tamworth.

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One of the Collages- Country Music Walk

A picture of so many Country Music Artists who have been involved in the Tamworth Golden Guitar Festivals.
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The Nundle Local

Great meals and a beautifully restored building. Dave you would appreciate the plaster cornices and ceiling roses.
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Nundle Grocery Store

Not aloud to take a photo inside so I took one outside.
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The Antique Store

Kevin you would have loved this place, so much, you really had to be careful you did not hit anything as you looked around. Some really good things, I was not sure if they would get home safe if I bought some.
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Chaffey Dam

It was huge one of seven NSW government have built.

23rd September 2013

Lovely, found it funny I was the one to find my dead cat. Told the girls at least poppy can't talk about mummy's pussy anymore! Lol
23rd September 2013

Kate I did not mention your pussy, Kevin offered to dig a hole for it, but I told him Keisha would just dig it up again. Hope the girls are okay with Mummy's pussy dying, did you tell them she was worn out?

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