Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Expanding the Circle

2 June 2015
Kristen says...

A friend in Honduras said something to us shortly after we arrived in Teguc lo these many years ago which has stuck with me ever since. When you arrive in a new place, you naturally begin to "expand your circle", something Chris and I have been working on lately.

I love the mental picture that "Expanding the Circle" draws--if you imagine home as the dot in the middle, every time you venture out--to the grocery store, drive around town or head out to the countryside, you "expand your circle" a little more.

This past weekend we "expanded our circle" to include Goulburn, a town about an hour away (and one you may have heard of, since it was "raining spiders" there a few weeks ago.

Thankfully we saw no spiders, but did take in a few other interesting sights...

 Like olives! Well ok, officially the olives were in Collector, a few miles down the road from Goulburn, but still, we saw them.

 And this view of the olive plantation...it's amazing to me that it's fall and harvest time down here. My mom and sisters are just finishing the school year and getting ready for summer at home, but here it's getting colder and the leaves are falling from the trees. So weird.

Once we got to Goulburn we visited the:

Yes, Australia's oldest brewery. Very interesting. We didn't have time to take the tour, but we did walk around the outside of the building and stopped in for a couple of "stubbies"

 Or in Chris' case, an entire growler
 Don't worry, the growler is still full. :)
On our way out of town we stopped by to see another of Goulburn's attractions...
Why yes, that is a giant Merino Ram's backside, and yes, that is my husband laughing his backside off at the bottom.
We are so very mature. :)

The giant Merino has it's own gift shop AND you can actually go up inside to get the Ram's-Eye View of the city...

Fun times!


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