This is the view from his back window, not a bad bit of real estate!
The next day we visited some other friends, Tony & Karen Noone. They also were a big part of Craig's life before we met and they are now my parent's best friends. They live in a little village called Abernethy which is near Cessnock in the Hunter Valley.
We had a fantastic time at their place catching up and reminiscing and lots of laughs!!
On Thursday we planned on doing some sightseeing in Newcastle but it was bucketing down with rain, as it had the whole couple of days!! We had breakfast in a bakery cafe at Warners Bay
After brekky we went for a walkaround the water but I felt my socks were a bit wet, turns out I had crack in the soles of my shoes!! They were only a cheap pair of joggers from Kmart so can't complain LOL. As you can see it is a bit wet for walking, hence the wet socks LOL
On the way into Newcastle we stopped at a Rivers clearance shop and bought some new shoes, actually I got 2 pairs and Craig got 1 LOL. Great prices, half the price than in the normal Rivers retail stores.
We headed into Newcastle and had a drive around the headlands then went the the Customs House Hotel for lunch. It is a heritage listed building that used to be the Customs House for the Harbour. It was a gorgeous building and we had a lovely lunch.
This is the dining room:
We were amazed at the thickness of the woodwork on the door frames and skirtings:
Sorry some pics are not that great but they were taken on my phone.
Then headed home, got caught in the peak hour traffic when we came back to Sydney, certainly did not miss that while we were away!