Portland Spring Fair - Truck Show 2014

A1.Potland here we comePortland 2014 FWe arrived at Glenbrook Information Bay at 7am and met up with Bruce Brown, Ron Ross and Brad Dwyer. Brad's truck had a miss, and after a quick coil change we were on our way.
After stopping at Mt. Victoria for “wee wee stop” and drink, we arrived at Portland with just enough time to unload the jeep from Bruce’s truck for the street parade. Ann jumped in the jeep with Bruce and to the joy of the kids gave out flags along the way.

After the parade we went back to the showground to check out the stall holders and dancing group. Bruce, Ron and Brad left Saturday arvo to head home.  Ann and I stayed for dinner with Bob and MJ from the Western Truck Club, and ‘Fossil’ and crew from Dubbo. Dinner was late, everything went wrong, but the meal was nice and dessert was great and so was the music that entertained us.
Ann and I stayed at the Black and Gold Motel at Wallerawang which is a converted old school. We found the motel great. The sink was even big enough to fit the jug in! Brekkie was nice and the staff very friendly, and there’s plenty of room to park a truck. I would highly recommend it.
On Sunday we went back to Portland for a swap meet.  We were also given a guided tour of Portland showing us the old stacks from the cement works. We went onto Mt. Piper Power Station for an informative 1 hour guided tour. I have done deliveries etc. there before, but it was great to take time out to understand how the power station works.
After the tour Barry and Barbara put on a barbecue and MJ supplied cakes to complete another top weekend. From Mt. Piper we headed home and would recommend everyone goes next year.