On Saturday 22 May Fred and I had a very good run to Pakenham, thanks to the East Link Freeway, and arrived on time at 9.00am, not bad considering we slept in! When Ron and Laraine arrived and it was time for a coffee and a chat.
From there we started our journey on back roads to Maffra It was very foggy in the morning and cleared to an absolutely perfect day.
After leaving Pakenham our first stop was Nar Nar Goon to look at the fantastic wall murals on the fire station, garage and
several other buildings. Laraine spotted an Op Shop and disappeared! After about an hour we pressed on to Tynong,
We drove on to Yarragon and stopped at the Saturday Market. The quality, quantity and variety
of the local produce, art and craft was fantastic. We bumped into Brian and Pauline who were travelling to
This is a beautiful scenic route. We had a continuous backdrop of the
As we arrived at the Maffra Motel we met Les Warburton, club member from Foster, who joined us for the weekend, and Pauline and Brian arrived.
In the evening we went to the Tinamba Hotel which Pauline discovered following extensive and exhaustive research on
the Internet. The Tinamba Hotel now features a fantastic restaurant with an excellent reputation for great food and atmosphere. The
meal, the decor and the staffís friendliness were excellent. Our small group had a great dinner, lively conversation and told
stories of our trips abroad and around
On Sunday we departed the Motel and went to
The museum is totally staffed by volunteers from surrounding car clubs. They are a great bunch of people and deserve to do well. The museum is housed in an old WW2 fruit drying shed which is an excellent venue for vehicle display with high timber beams and plenty of natural light. The displays are regularly changed and virtually all the cars are on loan on three month rotation. Everybody interested in cars should visit this museum. As we were all approximately the same young we had great delight in remembering the gear on display in the garage (I can even remember using some of it).
Following the museum visit we had lunch in the Working Menís Club in Maffra and then proceeded through Briagalong, Cowarr, Heyfield along pleasant back roads finally viewing the old open cut coal mine at Yallourn North.
Summing up: the weekend was terrific shared with fellow club members having a good time.
Annette Brauneis Brian Brooks