Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kooroomba - Vineyard and Lavender Farm - A Valentines Day Trip

For Valentines Day, my hubby found somewhere so very ME to go.  A Vineyard and Lavender Farm called Kooroomba. It's apparently only been around for a couple of years, so it's not at all big.  The Lavender isn't in season, and it was battered by the wild weather we had on the Australia Day weekend, but it was still very pretty.

We wondered around the lavender, me running my hands through it to bring the subtle scent.  They were only just opening the place, so we didn't hurry.  We went into the Lavender Shop, and I bought some Lavender Tea (YUM!), a tiny bottle of Lavender Honey, and some lavender shower soap.  We then wondered over to taste a couple of wines.

I tried a Verdhello blended with a Portugese grape, whose name escapes me.  I really like Verdhello, I've been working through a half dozen that we got from Tyrell's, so I figured I would like this one.  Which I did.  I also tried another semi-sweet.  It was a little TOO sweet for me.  But I ended up getting a carton of the Verdhello blend.

We then sat down and had morning tea, where I tried the lavender tea that I already bought.  Delicious!

I think I might plan a trip in Victorian up there for me and my girls in Lavender season (May through to September), the food is well priced and yummy, the grounds are lovely, and the staff are very obliging.  I figure you can do Christmas in July, so why can't I do a Birthday in July? :D

We went from there through Boonah, then to Beaudesert and then on to lunch and home.  But, here's some pics from today anyway (there aren't many though).

Monday, January 7, 2013

leaving detroit soon!

not sitting with hubby... :(


there is snow on the ground here...

probably no internet at lax so see you at home!

leaving kentucky..

about to board our flight... will check back in at detroit...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson is the oldest fort in Georgia.  It was originally a earthen battery from the Revolutionary War, which was deserted after the war.  As part of the fortifying the coastline after the war, Fort Jackson was built between 1808 and 1812 by a 21 yr old.

During the Civil War, once Savannah fell to the Union soldiers, the Confederates fled, burning down the barracks etc inside the fort down, and scuttling the ironclad ships out in the harbour.