I love traveling to Australian country towns, especially those rich in architecture. Temora is one of those little gems and we’re lucky enough to be able to visit there at least once a year. It’s big enough to have a few cute modern cafes like Green Seeds cafe and Living and Giving (you must try the poppy seed dressing here!) but old enough that it sill has bistro booth style cafes like White Rose. The latter isn’t my style, but if you want to feel like you’ve stepped back in time – this is the place for you. Whilst clean and good food, I don’t think it has changed in appearance since the 60’s.
I think this photo of Reis the reluctance that he (and the rest of the family – who know most of the town) felt about me lurking in the streets with my massive camera, playing tourist. A little embarrassed and camera shy. A blonde girl, with a big camera on the main road of Temora screams ‘hey everyone! I’m not from here!’ and certainly leaves the local oldies with something to muse over whilst sipping their tea and bickies.
Deb’s jewellery in Temora (in bottom of picture above) has quite a nice range to choose from so I recommend having a look here too. Deb’s jewellery style isn’t the only thing that’s modern, she was also one of the few shops that had wifi. I may or may not have tried to hack it from Nanna’s house. Sorry Deb.
Although it wasn’t only my tourist ways that embarrassed the family. Nanna couldn’t believe it when I suggested we have our Chinese take-away dinner on the front lawn! ‘They’ll think I’ve gone loopy!’ she said. She voiced her concerns about one of her friends seeing her after returning from the church prayer meeting, drinking wine on the front lawn. I was practically bringing shame to the family name, don’t you see? 😉 We had a lot of laughs and a lovely time and I am sure Nanna had a wonderful time telling all her friends about our family picnic, on the front lawn. I sure did!
What do you like to do when you visit your distant family? Do you have any must see country towns?