It’s been a while since we did any driving other than mundane work legs to and from Ipswich and Toowoomba, so it was good to get the maps out during January and plan a road trip to Melbourne. Thanks to nephew, Jerry and Cara for the wedding impetus to make the journey in a leisurely way with a happy family time to look forward to.
Leaving a drizzly Toowoomba behind we stopped firstly at Milmerran on the Gore Highway to admire the regional mural on the water supply tank. Each of the small rural communities on the Darling Downs takes immense pride in its particular features.
On to Inglewood where we saw one of the best information boards depicting the various communities around the district. The rest area was green in this time of strict water management and the Cobb and Co staging site and historical museum can be seen beyond the magnificent bark of the gum. A mighty good effort, Inglewood where the exit from town is lined with olive trees.
Then it was on to Goondiwindi for lunch at the Railway Hotel with the delightful Debbie Creevey. Seeing her smiling face again after so many years since Wynnum High student days brought a few tears. We were so pleased she found the time to catch up. Thanks Deb….and we are looking forward to having you visit to us in Toowoomba.
So many silos and beautiful clouds and the Kaputa National Park outlining the skyline on the next stage to Narrabri, our first overnight stay. So dry all along the way. Very crisp dry grass along the Newell highway.
Day 1 done and dusted!