Barossa Valley

Rosalee admiring all the knicknacks.

Rosalee admiring all the knicknacks.

Maggie saying hello.

Maggie saying hello.

Maggie Beer introducing the cooking demonstrator.

Maggie Beer introducing the cooking demonstrator.

Lutheran Church in Bethany.

Lutheran Church in Bethany.

The plaque on Menglers Hill.

The plaque on Menglers Hill.

More views from mengler's Hill.

More views from mengler’s Hill.

View from Mengler's Hill.

View from Mengler’s Hill.

Vineyards in the Barossa.

Vineyards in the Barossa.

Old barn at Bethany.

Old barn at Bethany.

Elijah in Maggie Beers Farmshop kitchen.

Elijah in Maggie Beers Farmshop kitchen.

The girls outside Angas Park factory.

The girls outside Angas Park factory.

The day started with the ordinary mundane camp life of breakfast, washing, etc… but at least we are still on holidays. After these exciting tasks were completed we headed to Tanunda in the Barossa, we had left our map back at camp so we called into the local Info centre which is located in the same building as the library. The kids were excited and ran straight into the library, Rosalee and I thought this would allow us ample time to explore Tanunda one at a time. i heded off first and went down the street to an old book store to look for more Ethel Turner books. We have been reading Seven Little Australians and watching the episodes as well on the computer. Well the book shop had one of the sequels Meg becomes a mother, but they wanted $25 for it. No way, so I will have to keep scouring the second hand book stores for the next novels. Next it was Rosalee’s turn and I had given her $50 to hit the shops with, she came back 30 minutes later with a $2 sandals purchased from the local Op shop and had taken most of their change.

The kids had been pretty good so we headed over to the lolly shop and got them each a lollypop, next it was onto Nuriootpa to have lunch and then swing by Maggie Beers farm shop for the 2pm cooking demonstration. Rosalee had read several reviews that talked down this demonstration, but it was really interesting and Maggie even came in to say hello to all her besotted fans. After tasting the mushrooms, grilled onion and pumpkin in verjuice and heaps of butter we tried all the other samples at the farm shop and walked away with a kilo of apples and pears for $3.85. Not a bad visit I say!

Angaston was next on the list and in particular we headed to Angas Park dried fruit specialists, again there was a number of samples to be tried and try we did, we bought some nice items and headed on our way back to Bethany to check out one of the oldest German towns settled in the area.

From Bethany we headed up to Mengler Hill to see the sculptures but also the view of the vineyards, after a lovely day of sightseeing and stopping the kids were tired and we headed out of the Barossa without even visiting one vineyard.

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