Saturday & Sunday the 27th & 28th of July, a group of 49 members, family & friends participated in a memorable weekend in the Hunter Region!
Our rendezvous was at Thornleigh (thanks Macca's) where our cavalcade along Pennant Hills road onto the M1, attracting honks of "G'Day!" from the friendly surrounding motorists. The trip to Cessnock was without incident , as we met up with another large group of members. After booking in and a quick "Freshen Up", we re-assembled outside sharing beverage and snacks before boarding the IMSMC courtesy Bus, bound for Pangallo Estate.
Upon arrival, we sampled the estate's produce of infused oils, marinated olives and blood oranges. Purchases of these delights and wines were undertaken and stored in the bus. More delights on the way, as more special foods were shared by members. It wasn't long before a splendid red sauce was prepared and pasta for all...shortly followed by pork sausages, salad, onions, bread (BBQ Italian style!), not to mention the pork ribs that melted in your mouth!!
As if the food wasn't keeping us warm enough, there was MUSIC - dancing & then some more dancing! It was dessert time.. our members were asked to bring a cake... we ended up with so much cake that we had to dance some more!
Our night concluded with a trip back to Cessnock in the IMSMC "Happy Bus".
After a well earned rest, we regathered for breakfast and then onto a few wineries, some opting to visit chocolate & cheese factories, while others made their way home.
A fantastic weekend - wonderful venue. creating the opportunity to be introduced to some wonderful family and friends of our members.
Thank you Pangallo - Thank you IMSMC.