Blogs from Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia, Oceania - page 5


Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Barossa Valley November 11th 2009

Hi, I've been quite busy over the past three days but now I have my final day in Adelaide for a bit of R and R before going to Alice Springs. The day after my last update I took a day trip to the Barossa Valley, which is where a large amount of Australia's wine is produced. After the pickup from outside the hostel we drove out of Adelaide through the very scenic, almost European looking countryside of the Adelaide Hills and onto the Barossa Valley. It was quite strange to look at, being all green hills and trees- it seemed almost familiar but with the distinctively Australian Eucalyptus trees lending it a slightly off-kilter atmosphere. It was a bit like the almost but not quite realistic looking human features that modern CGI can produce- the ... read more
Whispering Wall
View from Mengler's Hill Lookout

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Barossa Valley » Nuriootpa October 16th 2009

A short trip to the Barossa Valley staying in the Novotel Resort. The view from the room and from the Restaurant is great. A wonderful layout of buildings just below the rim of the hill, arced around the valley leading down to the river. The grounds were landscaped with a mixture of Australian natives and small groups of vines. During dinner we watched the weather pass over the hills on the other side of the valley. The hills were hidden beneath rain clouds, then bathed in a deep orange during sunset. The food was good for both dinner and at the breakfast service. The wines were overpriced which was strange when your in the heart of the vineyards. There are plenty of walks in the resort and along the river, and the golf course just over ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Barossa Valley » Nuriootpa September 16th 2009

Well never late than has taken me this long to edit my photos on this travelblog here they are. Had an amazing trip & thanks to everyone who shared it with me. Back into real life now & loving being at home with the two girls, what a terrific job my parents did looking after the two of them...thanks so much Mum & Dad...They will never forget the time they have spent with you & I can imagine my parents will never forget either. There is so much more to life than living in your own backyard........upwards & my friend says & think she is right.... Bye for now.....until another trip.....well maybe!!!! Michelle Pitman xxx X September 2009... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Barossa Valley » Nuriootpa July 10th 2009

Well this is it, my journey begins tomorrow at 12.30pm on a flight to Singapore...... Have packed my bags but not happy about the whole only allowed 20kgs, what is with that, a girl needs to be taking more than just 20kgs. Last day here in Tanunda, had a haircut and colour, coffee, more coffee, paid bills, tidyed the house for my parents who are coming to live here for 5 weeks and basically waiting for tomorrow to arrive. May have to have a few beers tonight to relax myself so I am able to get some sleep before the 24 hour flight......... Am so going to miss my girls here at home, Hana & Paige are my life and they are amazing little girls who bring joy to my world. But Mark would want me ... read more

Well I have just come back from my last training session here in Tanunda with my personal trainer and it was great......... The great part about it was that we had Beer & Burgers at the pub, good way to send me off on my adventures!! Thanks to my training mates who came for tea & good conversation, you all gave me good tips to take away with me. Now the excitement starts, have so much stuff in my room to pack, will eventually get to it 2morrow nite & then re-pack Friday nite just before I go, that will work I think????? Last day at work 2morrow, my mind will so be on other things but I will wing it............maybe not!! May need to actually get some sleep before I go on this trip, sleep ... read more

I havent packed as yet, but gettin lots of advice from my good friends at work which has been enlightening.........Yes I will pack light & drinks lots of water & rest & what else.........dont drink too much alcohol, may need one if the plane starts to shake!!!! 4 sleeps and now it is becoming real.........Talk too you all in a couple of days, when I only have 1 sleep to go.... Keep the messages coming!! Chelle xx... read more

Okay, now its into the serious week, yes 6 sleeps until I get on that plane & set my sights on Scotland......Spoke to Jase & Bec on Skype last nite & they are just as excited as I am to what we are going to experience on our trip. This is going to be unbelievabale, so hope you are all up to travelling with me on my adventures.... strap your seat belts on & lets do this thing................ See you all in about 6 weeks!!!! Pitty xx ... read more

At home working with Carole on this awesome travelblog........lets go girlfriend & do this thing. Very exciting, havin trouble concentratiing on anything at the moment, not a good thing maybe.......get it together Michelle, have not left Australia yet & cannot believe this is HAPPENING...........XX... read more

Howdy, Please allow messages from the This will automatcially go into your junk mail, so you will need to go into this from your email & accept if you wish to accept my travel blog....not having much luck with this thing............... Not excited now............... read more

We had a long drive yesterday. We left Mildura in the rain, entertaining campers no end as the motor home slid all around in the mud as we tried to drive up the next level of the caravan park. People were outside with umbrellas watching and offering advice - not a lot happens in caravan parks! Once we'd finally left the park, we went into town and into Stefano’s cafe for morning tea and delicious cake. The shelves were full of breads, pasta, sauces and all sorts of interesting food in jars - I bought some Mildura pink salt and we also bought some tasty honey and beer sourbread. Attached is his bar and bottle shop and behind that, the art gallery which I think is managed by his wife. On the walls were canvases of ... read more
1931 motor home, Nuriootpa

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