Traveling from Burleigh Heads to Parkes

Submitted by michael on Wed, 2006-06-07 16:53.

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This morning we got up early and we drove to Ben Lomond. It was a long drive and we got in at around 6:30 in the evening. It was really dark, but we found our Bed and Breakfast, the Silent Grove Farmstay.

We had ice cream before going to bed.

In the morning, we got up and packed and went out to see the animals on the farm. I got to pet some sheep and see a cow and some chickens. They have Australian Sheep Dogs that you can't pet because they are working dogs and not house pets.

Then we got in the car and drove to Gunnedah, the Koala Capital of Australia. When we got there, we found a Bed and Breakfast called Roseneath Manor and we settled in. We went out to dinner and I had a Hot Rock Chicken dinner where I got to cook my chicken on a hot rock at the table. It was really fun! Then we went back to Roseneath Manor and watched the movie The Dish since we are going to visit the radio telescope from the movie The Dish when we get to Parkes.

The next morning, we began our journey to Parkes. We drove and drove and finally in the distance we saw The Dish! We drove to The Dish and the Visitor's Center was closed. We walked around anyway, and then we got in the car and went to Kadina Bed and Breakfast in Parkes. It's run by Mal and Helen Westcott.

We had a yummy dinner of tacos and then went to bed. It had been a long day.