Members of the Lachlan Valley Caravan Club have had a busy start to the year with well-attended rallies during April to Terara, Tullamore and Lake Hume.
Club members from Forbes, Molong, Parkes, Tumbarumba, Wooli, Culburra Beach, Lucknow, and Orange have just returned from a weeklong rally to Bowna, staying at The Great Aussie Caravan park nestled on the banks of Lake Hume.
This was our base while doing day trips and exploring the surrounding areas.
One day we travelled to Holbrook for a guided tour of The Holbrook Submarine, learning why Holbrook community has a submarine 400km from the nearest seaport and why Holbrook was previously named Germanton in 1876.
A wander through the past at the Jindera Pioneer Museum was an amazing journey into the past for many.
There is a great display at Authentic Wagner's Store, Blacksmith Shop, Slab Hut and many other items that depicts the living and working conditions of the pioneers of that era.
Bonegilla Migrant Experience filled in another day learning about the complex that was built as Bonegilla Army Camp during the Second World War.
This was the first Australian home for more than 300,000 post war migrants from over 50 countries.
With the inclement weather on Anzac Day all club members gathered together to remember our heroes with a service in the recreation hall, followed by morning tea of freshly baked scones by one of our fellow members.
Some of our outdoor enthusiast tried their hand at fishing, kayaking, golf, bush walking, one member even had his model plane to show his flying skills.
Others were content to sit by the fire or do some hand craft and enjoy each other's company for another successful rally.
The club formed in January 2003 as the Forbes Country Club Caravanners.
In 2007 they expanded to be the Lachlan Valley Caravan Club with members from all over the district.
You can find out more online at www.lachlanvalleycaravanclub.org.au/ or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org