Griffith, NSW

Though we didn’t plan to, we ended up with a boot-full of wine. It was only intended as a brief visit on our way to Canberra. But when we discovered DeBortoli’s had cases and cases of significantly discounted wine, we simply had to.

“This is just like when Damien and I visisted in 2003”, I told Sue. I was visiting Griffith to host a conference, and Damien came too. While a bunch of us worked, the “plus ones” spent the day visiting vineyards.… Read the rest “Griffith, NSW”

Parkes to Griffith

There was a moment today when Sue and I felt like we were on the set of a 1990s Australian film. We were having lunch at one of the two pubs at Lake Cargelligo, a town of a couple of thousand people located not far from the geographic centre of NSW.

“We’re not in Kansas anymore”, Sue said with a smile referring to the other people in the pub at around lunchtime. As we entered the pub, we were greeted with a smile by the young man behind the counter.… Read the rest “Parkes to Griffith”