Hi everyone, as usual it has been a while between post’s!
You may remember from earlier post’s our good friends Toby and Kath from Ballina, well we were very lucky enough to score some invites to their wedding in Kath’s home town of Eugowra NSW.
We had to do a bit of a road trip to get there, flying into Sydney from Hamilton Island and then hiring a camper van and driving inland to Eugowra. As you would expect from us we run into a few dramas along the way SUPRISE!!! Our flight was delayed due to weather reasons our plane had in sydney earlier which meant we were going to arrive in Sydney after business hours and so would not be able to pick up our camper van!!!!! oh oh.
When we landed in Sydney we caught a cab to the depot anyway and when we got the everything was shut. We had a bit of a look around and found a side door open and there was a guy still there so he was able to sort us out!! phew!
Anyways we had a 4-5 hour drive inland to Eugowra so we set off down the highway. When we got into the hills of the Blue Mountains we started to see snow! which we found out had actually blocked the road all day meaning all the other wedding goers had to go the long way around! Here is some pics of me in the snow (remember we came from tropical Hamo just a few hours earlier)
We ended up getting to the Eugowra pub (our camp ground) at midnight. We went inside the pub to find a hand full of people in there partying on, we sat at the bar and waited for the barmaid to come out. in the meantime two top blokes (Piercy and Voodoo) started chatting to us and turned out were going to the wedding too! Whilst we were chatting to them a voice from behind the bar “who the ‘F’ are you?” lol “we are here for toby and kaths wedding!” That guy was Fud (David – Kaths champion older bro) we spent the next few hours in the pub hanging out with these guys and also Candice before we finally made it to bed in our cosy Backpacker Camper.
The back of the Eugowra pub where we stayed
Christina getting ready in the van
The next morning we were woken by Voodoo and Piercy and soon after greated with more icy cold beers out behind the pub! We finally got around to getting into the wedding gear. I would show you a pic of Christina all dulled up but im not that brave, but believe me should looked absolutely beautiful!
We set of down the road (few hundred meters) to the church for the ceremony.
Voodoo warming up the crowd
Everyone in the wedding party looked great and Kath looked Amazing! Toby I guess looked ok too! Here are a few pics taken during the ceremony.
With a kiss the deal was sealed and we all headed out the front of the church for photos and some wicked finger food!! then we headed off to the pub whilst the bride and groom had some photos taken.
The wedding reception had been set up and “Rosebank” which is Kaths childhood home just out of Eugowra. The property is beautiful and the had a big white marquee set up on the green grass.
Toby and Kath
It was a great night with awesome food, awesome music even more awesome people and heaps and heaps of grog!! lol It was such a fun night and an even better weekend where we met lots of great new friends. Toby and Kath you are great together and we wish you all the best in the future!
Toby your not supposed to sit in the chair!!
Candice and the Bouquet
Tobes busting out a Ballad
The next morning was greeted again with more beers and some bacon and eggs, also a lot of funny stories! This all took place around the pool and within no time people started getting pushed in! Here is just a few of those moments!
Once we all got geared up, a big clean up and pack up took place followed by and awesome BBQ lunch. Unfortunately Christina and I and to back off on the beers as we had another 4-5 hour drive back to Sydney airport.
Kath,Voodoo,Toby,Piercy and Christina
The trip back to Sydney would have been a bit of a drag if we had not decided to make a stop over in BATHURST!!!! Yup thats right Christina and I got to drive around the Bathurst Mt Panorama race track the week after bathurst 1000! It was awesome!! Here are some pics and Ill put up a video soon of our hot lap!
We eventually made it to the airport with me still raving about driving around Mt Panorama! Had a great flight home and were able to spot ballina and Byron Bay (our old home) from the plane, aswell as some of the many islands dotted around the QLD coastline.
Well I hope this wasn’t too long for everyone to sit down and read.
Thanks again Kath and Tobes for such and awesome weekend! Look forward to seeing you again soon!.
Keep tuned in for our next blog for an update on the Island life and what we have been up to.