We're being day-trippers today

@JudyEv (259184)
Rockingham, Australia
October 19, 2021 6:20pm CST
Shortly, we’re going on a bus trip with other members of our over-55s lifestyle village. We thought we had missed out on the trip but someone has cancelled so we’ll be able to go. On our first trip with the group some weeks ago, Vince took his camera and put up some candid shots of the folks at the lunch. He put them up on the village’s FB site and got a lot of lovely comments. He has since been asked to take his camera to another social function and is just about the resident photographer now. We’re going to York which is one of Western Australia’s oldest established towns. We’ll have morning tea there and a chance to do some shopping then we move on to White Gum farm for lunch. We have been to the farm before taking photos at an endurance ride. The photo was taken a few years ago and is of a swinging bridge which is near the centre of the town.
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@kareng (43004)
• United States
20 Oct
Oh it sounds like a wonderful trip for you guys! I am like @sallypup below and would not walk on that bridge. I have vivid memories of my dad making me walk across one when on vacation and it made me sick to my stomach.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
There is a photo of a scarier one on my comment to Daddy Evil. Vince says some photos of heights make him feel instantly nauseous but it doesn't worry me. It's a shame when parents force kids to do scary things.
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@kareng (43004)
• United States
20 Oct
@JudyEv It was one of those attractions where you have to go over it to get to the other side. Now, it I came across that I'd go back and demand a refund.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
@Hannihar (119182)
• Israel
20 Oct
@JudyEv I am so glad you can go on the trip. That is great that they loved Vince's photos that they want him to be the resident photographer. Thank you for sharing the picture with us.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
We had a lovely day out and the meal was most enjoyable. Thanks. I'll write a few posts about some of the things we saw.
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@Hannihar (119182)
• Israel
20 Oct
@JudyEv I am so glad you had a lovely day. Do they have a lot of outings and if you and Vince can will you be going on more? I look forward to reading the posts of what you saw.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
@Hannihar They often have bus trips it seems and we went on one about a month ago. They ask for suggestions for outings too.
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@DaddyEvil (63549)
• United States
20 Oct
Did you and Vince go to the middle of the bridge and make it swing back and forth? I bet a lot of people would love that. (There is a swinging bridge about an hour from our house. It seems like every time we go there someone starts making the bridge swing to hear the other people yell about it. )
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
Unfortunately we just drove past it this time but we've walked across it before. Vince isn't very keen on such things so sometimes I jump up and down a bit just to hear him yell. This is a scarier bridge at Carrick A Rede in Northern Ireland.
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@DaddyEvil (63549)
• United States
20 Oct
@JudyEv You're an evil woman, Judy.
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@kareng (43004)
• United States
20 Oct
@JudyEv Nooo,nooo, noooooo, NOOO!!
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@RubyHawk (45149)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Oct
Sounds like lots of fun. Have a wonderful experience.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
Thanks. It was a very enjoyable day.
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@RubyHawk (45149)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Oct
@JudyEv It’s always good spending outings with friends.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Oct
@RubyHawk It seems we have moved into a very nice community.
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@Ronrybs (13075)
• London, England
20 Oct
I'm very Anglo-centric! When you mentioned York, I immediately remember a riverside pub in York in North Yorkshire.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
We have been to York and what a fascinating place. We have many Anglo names here for our towns and places of interest.
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@Ronrybs (13075)
• London, England
21 Oct
@JudyEv Sometimes when I do a search for a village or similar, if I don't add the county I get directed to Canada, usually
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct
@Ronrybs The US and Australia seem to share a lot of names too.
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@sallypup (49547)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Oct
Nope. I'd never walk on that lovely bridge. Enjoy your trips.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
The bridge looks very long there but it isn't really that scary although Vince doesn't like it much. lol
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@sallypup (49547)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Oct
@JudyEv There is not much support underneath or on the sides. I don't like suspension bridges for that reason.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
@sallypup And now and then a bridge collapses so you just never know.
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@rebelann (92383)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Oct
That's a really kool photo but I wouldn't want to have to cross that bridge, it would give me the willies.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
Others have said that too but it's not nearly as long as it looks. It does 'swing' though.
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@rebelann (92383)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Oct
Yeah, I'd freak at the first swing ........ nope, I wouldn't walk across that one.
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• Midland, Michigan
20 Oct
Lovely scenery in the photo. My mom took a lot of those types of trips to and had fun. I know you'll enjoy yourselves with your new friends there.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
We have a social committee which is very active and always coming up with nice ideas.
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• Midland, Michigan
21 Oct
@JudyEv That's always nice.
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@DocAndersen (52908)
• United States
20 Oct
that truly sounds like a wonderful expedition! hopefully it was a blast!
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
It was a blast thanks and we had a great time.
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@DocAndersen (52908)
• United States
20 Oct
@JudyEv glad to hear that - love trips like that
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@LadyDuck (368068)
• Switzerland
20 Oct
This sounds to be a very nice day trip. Enjoy your morning tea and the lunch and take many photos.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
Thanks, Anna. The whole day was very pleasant and I did take quite a lot of photos. I'll put a few up at a time.
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@LadyDuck (368068)
• Switzerland
20 Oct
@JudyEv I am glad you enjoyed. I am also transferring the photos to my computer.
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@wolfgirl569 (51907)
• Marion, Ohio
20 Oct
Have a great time. Glad you get to go
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
It was a lovely day out. It really only rained when we were driving in the bus so that was a good thing.
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@wolfgirl569 (51907)
• Marion, Ohio
20 Oct
@JudyEv That makes a trip more enjoyable
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@kaylachan (27918)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Oct
I sure hope you enjoy it, it sounds well-deserved.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
Thanks. It was a lovely day and I'm looking forward to seeing what they organise next.
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@kaylachan (27918)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Oct
@JudyEv That's very good to hear. I'm happy to hear your trip went well.
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@JimBo452020 (72129)
• Montrose, Scotland
19 Oct
Good to see that you and Vince are embracing your new home and all that goes with it. Sounds like an OK day out.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
It was a very OK day thanks. And it only rained when we were in the bus.
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@JimBo452020 (72129)
• Montrose, Scotland
20 Oct
@JudyEv so you stayed dry. Great stuff Judy
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@rakski (103587)
• Philippines
19 Oct
that is awesome you got to go on a day trip
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
We had a very pleasant few hours away thanks.
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@rakski (103587)
• Philippines
20 Oct
@JudyEv that is great to know
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@CarolDM (163506)
• United States
19 Oct
I was on one of these swinging bridges in Gatlinburg, TN a few years ago. Enjoy your trip.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
I like those quirky bridges. The day was great all round, thanks.
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@CarolDM (163506)
• United States
20 Oct
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@GardenGerty (140478)
• United States
20 Oct
It did not take long for people to discover how talented Vince is. It sounds like a really fun day.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
People like to see the photos. It surprises me really as I don't worry about photos. I like photos of where we're been but I never really want to be in them. One couple has sent their photo to rellies in the UK so that's nice.
@LindaOHio (79057)
• United States
20 Oct
I hope you had a great trip. I would not like to walk on that bridge.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
It looks very long there but it isn't very long at all.
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• United States
20 Oct
That sounds like a fun trip.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
It was really enjoyable thanks. We had a beautiful roast dinner with apple pie and cream for dessert.
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@RasmaSandra (48989)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Oct
I hope you enjoy your trip and have a lot of fun,
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
It was very enjoyable thanks and the meal was delicious. A roast following by apple pie and cream.
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@RebeccasFarm (54874)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
20 Oct
I tell you Judy..you are doing okay at your new community!!! I knew you and Vince would be fine. I am so glad you got to go on this outing ..it sounds perfectly lovely.
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@JudyEv (259184)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Oct
We did have a very pleasant day thanks. They organise these from time to time but they fill up quickly. Luckily there was a cancellation and we were able to go.