Sunday, July 23, 2017

Cowra Branch

Cowra is the closest church to Young, an hour's drive through rolling farmlands. The chapel is cute...a little farmhouse that houses the 60 members in the Cowra to Young area. I think the Branch President (who turned out to be the cousin of a good friend in Emu Plains) said the radius is about a 1 to 1.5 hour drive. Half of the members are from the town of Cowra, and half are from the towns that surround it.

There is a panoramic mural along the top of one of the walls in the room they use for sacrament meeting. It is depicts the terrain of the region, with a road that leads to the temple. Very sweet.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Room service

When I checked in to the Young Federation Motel (the nicest accommodation on Young,  and perfectly clean and fine), the receptionist asked, "Do you think you'll want room service tomorrow?  We only have one attendant coming in over the weekend so she'll be pretty flat out."
I said something like, "Oh no, I'm sure I won't. I don't usually get room service. I will walk around and find some places to eat in town."

She gave me a bit of a quizzical look and continued with the check in. 

This afternoon when I got back from walking about and eating and shopping etc and the bed was still unmade I reflected a bit and thought, hmmm,  I bet by "do you want room service" she didn't mean food at all, she meant did I need my room "serviced" or tidied up. Lol. After eight years I am still trying to figure out the Aussie way of saying things.

Friday, July 21, 2017


I'm in Young this weekend, meetings here Mon and Tues. Young has an award winning pie shop, Wilders, so I came to Wilders for a savory pie breaky. I ordered a "floater" which seems to be a steak pie "floated" in a sea of mushed green peas and ribboned with ketchup. Pretty yum (: