Aunty Lesley here we come
15.06.2011 - 15.06.2011 20 °C
Wed 15 Jun Silverleaf to Toowoomba
Up at 5.45am for coffee and breakfast. Went into the house at 7am to make sure everyone was up and getting ready for school.
We took a group photo before Minme was taken to the bus stop.
Bobby came and sat with me in the van as I packed up whilst Jimmi had a shower.
We finished up and following Bobby we drove into Murgon for fuel, said our goodbyes and by 11.20am were on the road to Toowoomba.
Found out the fields of what looked like dead immature corn was actually sorghum.
Through Kingaroy - big town. Delightful.
Stopped in Nanango at the rest stop for a coffee and bought boiled salted peanuts and roasted salted also hickory roasted peanuts at the peanut van in the park.
Just before the Cooyar Ranges we started to see a few random pine trees and then there was a forest of them.
Looks like we'll be in Toowoomba by 3.40pm with another stop for the boys.
Stopped off the side of the road for a break which turned out to be 300m from a rest stop - nothing flash so didn't miss anything by stopping before it.
Arrived in Toowoomba and had no problem finding Lesley's house. Jim did a champion job reversing the van on the front lawn bypassing the mailbox and front garden bed!!
Set up the van after a cuppa and then ordered a well deserved pizza, bit of a risk on State of Origin night.
The boys welcomed us for an early evening, since Lesley's backyard is only chainmail fence which both dogs could jump over which borders a path between two streets so there would be foot traffic and then there is the dog behind and next door that loudly objected to our boys. No point antagonizing everyone and the boys would find it stressful so they stayed in the van with the heater on during dinner.
We took them for a walk in the park that is two houses down which they were telling us disappeared under water during the recent floods. Hard to believe when you see grass and a small channel for the current constant level of water.
So we're all rugged up and toasty warm in the van. A recipe for a good night sleep.