We had to find a new breakfast haunt after last night, MCDONALDS Dubbo. Walked in and thought I was in NY, never seen anything so flash, bagels with flash sauce, proper coffee so I was told, great black T in a cup!!! AA mug hot water and brings her own lemon slice!!!!. An enjoyable experience. DUBBO ZOO; Quite surprised at the entrance fee $46pp. As we only had 4 hours we decided to hire a 2-seater buggy, AA parked in all the disabled spots!! The zoo setting is fantastic the first stop was the meerkats, I have always imagined they would be 3/4 meter but so small and max weight one kilo. Amazing creatures. So much to see, elephants, Sumatran tiger, wilder beast all standing around. Cheetah wouldn't come to the party and run, run, run despite quite a few strong words from AA, just kept lying in the sun. The Siamang were great swinging around and they had a baby, I kept calling out 'show us the babe' show us the babe' their keeper suggested to me that they may not understand English!!! Very high probability I thought. Then the hippos, absolutely amazing, photos tell all. Had lovely lunch at cafe Zoo lovely pot of tea leaves, happy as a clam, nice creaming soda for AA. Sadly we returned the cart, no scratches and waved goodbye to Dubbo Zoo.
On the road to Bourke 369K very thirsty when arrived in Nyngan stopped at the local pub for coke and raspberry lemonade, very interesting fashions at the pub seem to be the thing, sox and thongs. But now we know why as back on the road we see the sign Bogan Shire. Continued on to Bourke, very impoverished a lot of places boarded up, very sad a lot of indigenous people walking around, felt so sad for the kids. Not a lot of accommodation there so booked into the Port of Bourke 'Stay in Style' advertisement. We asked where reception was and was shown to the public bar. 'Hello how much for a room????. $50pp for dinner bed and breakfast, 'what if we don’t want to have dinner here tonight??? $40. AA and I then proceeded up the main street looking for an alternative for our Bourke fine dining experience, to no avail. Back I went to Jerry in the bar and asked if I could renegotiate our package (looked at the menu and the steaks were $27) so he said "Wanna u want love the $50 deal'???? Yes lovie I responded. Leaving for the room up a magnificent staircase (AA said she thought she was on the Titanic),'Too long in Geelong I thought’ Jerry shouts out "Your room is close to the bathroom/toilet just across the hall,” Jerry was out of sight 1 second. Is difficult to describe the room (PA) Every corner lots of cobwebs