Destination Number Two – Wagga Wagga
Arriving in Wagga Wagga was a bit of a treat for me as I wasn’t expecting such a big town. This place is buzzing and there’s so much to see and do here we were spoilt for choice.
Spoilt not just for the choice of activities and attractions but also because we were staying at the BIG4 Wagga Wagga which truly was one of the most beautiful parks I’ve visited. Again a park located on the banks of a mighty river – this time the Murrumbidgee– the park is about 2 kilometres from the centre of town, close enough for a leisurely stroll but far enough away to not be disturbed by any of the usual goings-on that come with a vibrant town centre.
As Wagga Wagga is known for its sporting heroes – Wayne Carey (AFL), Scobie Breasley (Horse Racing), Melanie Bradley (Middle distance runner), Greg Brentnall (Rugby League) – just to name a few, we spent some time at Home Grown Heroes Museum. It was a fascinating visit and it wasn’t until we arrived that we understood the extent of the talent from Wagga Wagga.
Then we took a stroll around the Victory Memorial Gardens in the heart of town. Throughout the gardens, there are memorials to fallen soldiers from each conflict Australia has been involved in and as its late October and we’re getting close to Memorial Day it seemed fitting we visited this beautiful, serene place.
Happy Hour was a huge success. Our eight vans looked spectacular and there was a lot of interest at the Open for Inspection.
Plenty of people enjoyed loads of laughs and we raised some good finds raised for Rural Aid. Without a doubt, the people from Wagga Wagga are a generous lot. Prousty was in fine form and Fireman Ron is always on song and didn’t miss a beat.
We had three very enjoyable nights in Wagga Wagga, great people, great accommodation and fantastic weather. Now it’s on to our next location – Junee – for another few days of exploration and to spread the word about Rural Aid and the plight of our drought-stricken farmers (not that the people in these areas aren’t very aware of what drought feels like, they’re living it).
Thank you Wagga Wagga, and now that we’re well acquainted do you mind if I call you Wagga?