Yesterday Rosemary and I went to a 160th birthday function in the Goorombat Hall not far from Benalla to celebrate her cousin's birthday. Her cousin married this bloke and both were turning eighty, hence the 160th . Because our silo art trail from Rupanyup to Patchewollock (six towns, six silos) was temporarily postponed we deceided to visit some other new silo art close to where we were going. Many councils and locals are getting on to the idea of silo art as a way of attracting business back to their towns. All over Australia, many small farming towns which were busy in their day are virtually becoming ghost towns and silo art, street art, is a way of attracting business. These areas were very large crop growing areas hence the large number of old grain silos situated at railway sidings.. It appears that there are more silos to be painted in this area so another trip in the near future is envisaged. The fact that Rosemary's family came from these areas back in the 1800's made it a very nostalgic visit. We left Melbourne at 8.30 a.m. however I did travel up to Hurstbridge at 6.00 a.m. to drop a toy off for my 6 y.o. grand daughter who left it behind the day before. What a surprise I got as I came across about ten hot air balloons preparing to lift off into the morning sky. I will post a video of that shortly. We arrived at Tungamah around 11.30 a.m a place where Rosemary's mum was born in 1910. These silos depicted birds not like many early silo art depicting people and locals of the area. A good place to camp in Tungamah is on the Boozy creek at the edge of town which caters for caravans, tents, etc.and has toilets. I highly recommend the Pub only just a short walk down the road for a good meal and a yarn with the locals. From Tungamah we drove on to Devenish. Rosemary was there as a baby in 1944 and with her parents working on farms moved around small towns like Devenish, Stewarton and St. James. Rosemary's dad actually went to Stewarton school with Sir Weary Dunlop around 1915. Yesterday Devenish was very busy with many travellers coming to town to see the silo art. The pub and and food shops were flat out, however usually on Sundays the streets would be very quiet. Many of the town's farm boys (including Rosemary's uncles) lost their lives in the first world war and to commemorate the efforts of women who served in the forces the silo art featured paintings of the women medicos. After leaving Devenish we travelled on to Benalla to see another place that many of Rosemary's family grew up in. Benalla has recently run a Street Art Festival featuring many buildings and walls that have been artistically painted. I took photos of some great works and will feature them in another thread asap. From Benalla we travelled back out to Goorambat for the birthday party at the local town hall. The silos there have also been painted and I also took a photo of a painting in the Presbyterian Church. Well after leaving Melbourne at 8.30 a.m. and arriving back home at 7.30 p.m. it was time to rest . I would recommend for anyone wanting to see this area to seriously consider an overnight stay at least to see things at a more leisurely pace. Another good cheap camp in close proximity is the Broken Creek Bush Camp. Cheers.