Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thu 11 Oct - Cobar NSW

It feels much colder this morning, with a wind blowing, but the rain overnight has cleared.

After a light breakfast, we pack up, check out and head to the Elvis museum to learn about the King.
The Elvis Museum is next to Parkes Information Centre and has an impressive collection and provided good information which means we're no longer Elvis "dummies" - and won't embarrass ourselves when we go to the real Gracelands in Memphis next year.A lot of the memoriablia is apparently donated by Greg Page, formerly of The Wiggles, who is a big Elvis fan and collector.

Greg Page even donated this 1976 Cadillac to the museum.

On the road by 10am for a 400 km drive as we head to Cobar.

The roads are pretty good - lots of trucks for a while - but all 110km and much straigher and flatter.

Pretty uneventful drive with a nice stop for a picnic lunch in Nyngan, next to Bogan River (that name pops up everywhere..., is there a message in there somewhere...?)

Arrived in Cobar 2.30pm with the intention of staying in a cheap motel for the night and going out to for Asian dinner.

After a bit of motel "research" (i.e. driving around and asking the motels what they had on offer, we choose what we think is the cheapest motel in town - but at $100 it's not flash but does look clean and comfortable. Nothing in Cobar appears very cheap due to the mining boom.

Dinner at Cobar Bowling and Golf Club where they serve the very "Australian Dish" called "Teriyaki Chicken" in their Chinese Restaurant (as you do). We had garlic chicken and satay mix, but fish and chips and lambchops where there on offer too.


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