Griffith Ride was Great - Thanks Henry

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Post by Henry Rokx on Mon Oct 17 2016, 20:46

Thank you Trevor for your report. Pretty much on the mark. As you said. Great weekend.
Henry

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Griffith Ride was Great - Thanks Henry

Post by Trevor Hudson on Mon Oct 17 2016, 18:56

Thanks to Henry and the meticulous planning he is known for, the ride up to Griffith and back went off without a hitch.
On the way up to Griffith on Friday 14th October we stopped for morning tea at Euroa and for lunch at the Tocumwal Golf Club.
We arrived at Griffith right on time and most of us checked into the Acacia Motel, where we freshened up before heading to the Leagues Club for dinner,
which we enjoyed with the company of some MIA Branch Ulysses members.
On Saturday morning we had 2-hours of free time. Many of us checked out the citrus sculptures placed in the Banna Avenue medium strip.
Various local organizations used 100,000 oranges, plus some grapefruit, to create 70 magnificent sculptures, as part of the annual Festival of Gardens.
Then it was on our bikes to ride to Coolibah Cafe for an early lunch, before riding onto the Altina Wildlife Park, the largest private zoo in Australia,
where we toured around most of the 500 acres in horse drawn wagons, looking at animals from many parts of the world.
There had been a few changes since my last visit including the erection of 2 giraffe statues out the front, plus some cute Monkeys and Meerkats,
and the arrival of 3 white Rhinoceroses, which will be on public display soon.
On Saturday night, we went our various ways for dinner in Griffith.
Sunday was warm and windy as we followed Andrew up to the Hermits Cave, then via Barellan to Leeton.
His wife Ethel took us on a walking tour of the Art Deco town, before we enjoyed a fabulous lunch at the Village Restaurant in Leeton.
Back at Griffith, we again had some free time in the afternoon before tucking into takeaway Pizzas and Chinese meals outside our motel rooms.
The motel owner Alan sang some popular songs as we ate our dinner, but unfortunately the heavens opened up at 8pm,
and we had to scamper for cover.
It rained throughout the night, but luckily the rain stopped by the time we left the motel at 8am on Monday morning.
Riding back to Melbourne we stopped at Jerilderie for morning tea, and later a magnificent lunch at Harston Hall put on by the local CWA ladies.
At Yea we stopped for afternoon tea, thanked Henry and said our farewells before heading home.
Thanks very much Henry.
from Trevor.


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