Friday, September 7, 2012

I like "Country"

No, not the music - well some of it is okay, I guess.  Country people, places, scenery, lifestyle - that sort of country!

I've just got back from four days away "country" delivering training.  My first port of call was a place called Northam, about 100km east of where I live.  I was there for three days and had a great time.  The guys in the office and in my training courses were fantastic.  (There was a little hiccup with the computers not arriving in time for the first scheduled course but that was the only downside to the trip).

I then headed further east (about 150kms) to Merredin.  Same thing - although I was only there a day.

The drive was nice - didn't encounter any roos although saw quite a few dead ones on the side of the road - and accommodation although wasn't five star (nor four, three ... ) it was adequate.  One thing that was a bit sad is how dry the country-side is looking.  There were a few fields of canola which looked pretty nice, but a couple of fields of wheat weren't doing too well.

I'm heading north next weekend - so it will be interesting to see if it's any greener up there.

PS If you're looking for a good burger when you're out that way, the roadhouse at Meckering is the place to stop!


Bob said...

Rural life, in other words. :)

Julie said...

Lol Bob - yes "rural life" - but interestingly we don't refer to it like that here.

Old NFO said...

LOL, your definition of rural and ours is 'considerably' different!

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It is better to travel well than to arrive.

Suldog said...

I like "country", too, although I'm thinking of the American version (the main difference being, perhaps, that we NEVER have dead kangaroos on the side of the road.)