Another great trip for 37 members of the Day Out Society as we went to the Potato Festival at Crookwell.
We had a very chilly start at 9.30am even though it wasn't as early a start as some of our trips.
The day was overcast for some of the time with a very unfriendly cold wind.
There were plenty of stalls and displays to entertain us, although quite a few members headed straight for tea or coffee to warm off the chill.
Of course, the humble spud was featuring very prolifically in all directions.
The "PATATA CAFE" was very popular with the crowds of people queuing for the very tasty jacket potato with different fillings which were in huge demand.
While we demolished our potato lunch, we were treated to cooking demonstrations using old Irish recipes tried and tested down through generations of the Irish families.
Leaving the Potato Festival, we then continued to Taralga to visit the small locally owned Wildlife Park.
This park is comparatively new, still in the growing stage and despite the chill our members enjoyed themselves ambling around the various cages and pens.
A highlight at the park was a young, very friendly albino kangaroo. There were wallabies wandering around, some emus, a great variety of birds, water birds, alpacas and a camel, to mention a few.
In one covered enclosure, compact shed, were cages of guinea pigs, beautiful cuddly looking rabbits, birds and an extremely friendly young wombat, about 12 months old.
This wombat, named "TWO", liked nothing better than being cuddled and lay on her back in our arms blissfully having her tummy scratched. She enjoyed it so much that she nodded off to sleep.
Before leaving Taralga, we drew our large raffle with John Saville winning the shopping voucher and the lucky seat number was won by Del Dove.
We arrived back in Goulburn around 4pm after a great day ready for home and a hot cuppa and a warm place to relax.
Our next meeting will be held at the Workers Club on Wednesday June 12 at 1.30pm.
Next day out
Our next outing will be on Sunday June 16 to the Narellan Shopping Centre.
Tickets for this trip are on sale at the Workers Club Auburn Street customer service desk at a cost of $35 for bus only.
- Goulburn Workers Club queries: 4821 3355
Did you know the Goulburn Post is now offering breaking news alerts and a weekly email newsletter? Keep up-to-date with all the local news: sign up below.