I'm in a bit of a post-weekend away slump. Every year, my dad's side of the family get together for a family reunion over a weekend in March. It's always a super fun weekend and I'm always left in a slump as we all return to the real world. So, in order to try and make the weekend last even longer, I wanted to do a little blog post today about the weekend and the shenanigans we got up to.
Over the weekend, I spent the day in Glenrowan, giving my inner history nerd the chance to finally enjoy the Ned Kelly history the town has to offer. Glenrowan has always been on my to-visit list, so it was great to finally step foot in the town and see all the town has in regards to Ned Kelly. My interest in visiting the town has certainly increased as I've gotten older, but it's since traveling to Forbes and visiting the sites of Bushranger Ben Hall that I've wanted to also get to Glenrowan for Ned Kelly. And since the recent Glenrowan film has been announced - created by those behind The Legend Of Ben Hall - it was the perfect time to visit!
Over the weekend, I headed to Lockhart for the Spirit of the Land Festival, an event that I've been meaning to go to for a few years now. This year was the eleventh festival, and it was such an enjoyable day with a great country atmosphere.
Back in March, I traveled to Forbes, New South Wales, with my family for a family reunion. My grandparents were married in Forbes in 1935, and my father and aunts & uncles were all born there, before they finally moved to Mulwala in 1956.
Every year, my family gathers for a family reunion, and it was decided that this year we would head back to where it all started, and it was an amazing weekend filled with family history, laughter and love. But, family wasn't the only thing we did in Forbes. My parents and I went up a few days earlier to do some tourist-y things, as one of the things I wanted to do was check out the history side of Forbes, particularly Ben Hall.