We repacked our few things and checked over the van before leaving the park at ten o’clock on the road to Benalla for our next overnight stop.
Once again we put our rolls out on the dash of the car to defrost and they were lovely and fresh by the time we stopped for lunch at a wayside area a bit outside of Shepparton. We took the opportunity of filling up with diesel at Mooroopna, where the BP service station (BP has the best diesel around) was on the left hand side of the road and not difficult to approach with the van in tow.
As we were in no hurry we let other vehicles pass when it was safe to do so, or signalled them it was safe to overtake us.
We finally pulled up at Russell’s mums place at Benalla. They have a very tricky drive way which doglegs have way up, and our van is fairly high so we have to make sure we stay away from the eaves of her house.
We chocked the van and went in to enjoy some chit chat before Russ took off for his meditation. Mum and I had a lovely time catching up with each other.
We had tea with mum and then spent some time showing her photos of the roses from our garden. Benalla roses are much later bloomers as it takes longer to warm up in that neck of the woods.
Mum has a few empty pot plant holders for me when we are on the way home.
As mum is going to spend a few days with us at Bright we left her to finish her packing and retired for the night. We let her know there was no hurry in the morning as Bright is not far from Benalla and we intended to take out time getting there.