Our last day in Mount Gambier

27 Mar 2015 2:00 PM | Anonymous member

Friday, March 27 was our free day in Mt. Gambier. Ray, Larry, Susan, and I spent the day together with Ross and Karen McGregor, our hosts. We started the day with the very informative Lady Nelson museum. It was 10 am when we got into the car and when we turned on the radio, we heard Marty being interviewed! She and the Mt. Gambier ED Lynn were chatting with the local ABC radio person. ABC is Australian Broadcasting Corp. and is equivalent to our NPR. Marty was very good, both interesting and composed. Good job Marty! Then we drove a short distance to the Umpherston Sinkhole which is a deep open limestone cave which has had a beautiful garden planted in it, with the sides and bottom covered in cascading greenery and a small park in the center. Then, after watching the city's video about volcanoes, which was really well done, we all went out to the Coonawarra wine region for some very enjoyable wine tasting at Wynn's vineyards. We came home via Penola and walked through the very old original cottages on Petticoat Lane. We learned about one family, the Sharans, who built and lived in them, raising 15 children there. We ended the day with all of our friends at the farewell dinner.  We learned that many of us went to see the tree carvings that day.  The food was great, we entertained them and had lots of fun, but it was very hard to say good bye after a wonderful week with the Mount Gambier FF club.

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