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Oct 5, 2018 - Warwick

5/10/2018. Friday. Wet, overcast, late sunshine Warwick It poured and blew during the night, but no damage done. It continued to rain on and off most of the day - a good follow up for the farmers. But by the end of the day, Ian had had enough!! Hazel did a couple of loads of washing (she has a machine in her caravan), and kindly did ours as well. We went back to the shopping centre and Telstra to sort out the sim we bought for my iPad. Should have been simple, but the chap said changes were being made with the Telstra ap, which caused the...

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Oct 4, 2018 - Warwick

4/10/2018. Thursday. Sunny, late afternoon light rain. Warwick. Ian had his pre-arranged heart rehab phone call this morning and then we visited Glengallan Homestead on the Toowoomba road. We’ve passed it many times and finally visited. It was built in 1867 for John and Eliza Deuchar on the Glengallan run which was established in 1844 by the Campbell brothers. It has been bought and sold many times over the years, and after more than 70 years of decline and dereliction, Glengallan emerges from the ruins of the 1867 sandstone mansion as a...

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Oct 3, 2018 - Warwick

3/10/2018. Wednesday. Sunny and hot. Warwick We walked around the city after a visit to the Information Centre. The Town Hall was closed to the public, so unable to see inside. However, we did go into St. Mary’s New Church (1926), a beautiful stone building, which replaced a smaller church which is on the same property and now part of the school. As often seen, some businesses in the Main Street have closed, but some of the ‘old’ still remain. We passed a milk bar which bought back memories, and beautifully maintained bank and post office...

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Oct 2, 2018 - Warwick

2/10/2018. Tuesday. Sunny, warm, no wind. Day 4. Warwick This morning we went to check on Hazel & Ron’s car, then to do some shopping - some Bunnings therapy for the men, a little bit of retail therapy for the ladies plus a few groceries. A lazy afternoon. The part for the car has been ordered and should arrive on Thursday. It’s an all day repair job, so may be completed on Friday - may not. We had a lazy afternoon at the caravan park. Tough life. Played UNO after tea.

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Oct 1, 2018 - Warwick-Queen Mary Falls-Warwick

1/10/2018. Monday (Queens Birthday holiday). Sunny, light/no wind, warm/hot. Day 3. Warwick - Queen Mary Falls - Warwick. After a cold 7 degrees night, we arose to a lovely day with sunshine, blue sky and a light wind, which was quite nippy. Hazel did a couple of loads of washing (ours included) and then we made up picnic lunches and drove to Queen Mary Falls. We stopped at Killarney and looked through a few second-hand shops where we thought things were quite pricey, saw a great depiction of a bullock wagon hauling logs and a CWA building...

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Sep 30, 2018 - Warwick-Swanfels-Warwick

30/9/2018. Sunday. Cold; windy; light rain; sunny but still cold. Day 2. Warwick - Swanfels - Warwick We all had on-off sleep last night, with the wind and few spots of rain waking us. We went to church in the caravan park, run by a couple whose mission it is to get the word to as many as possible. There were we 4 plus a relative of the people running it. We then drove to Swanfels and had lunch with friends Jennie and Doug and their daughter and her family, the owners of the 40 acre property. There were 10 for lunch which we had at a long...

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Sep 29, 2018 - Brisbane to Warwick

29/9/2018. Saturday. Sunny and hot Day 1. Brisbane to Warwick. Texted Hazel and Ron at 8.30 when we left home, and they had just left also. We went through the toll ways to Mt. Cootha; Hazel and Ron went the long way and saved their money! We were surprised at the number of road kill we passed on the way to Aratula, where we met up and had a cuppa. We continued on up and over the range through Cunningham’s Gap to Warwick. We’d decided to continue on to Inglewood our planned overnight stop, and have a late lunch. Not to be! We had driven...

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May 11, 2017 - The Falls - day to Warwick

Thurs 11th May While the family are at work and school today we went in to Warwick to catch up with old PYC friends David and Diane (they may take exception to my use of the word “old” depending on how you interpret it’s use). Had lunch with them both and were still sitting around the table up to 4:30 when we left after yet another cuppa to head back to The Head for tea and the night. On the way we stopped off at Daggs Falls for a look. No walk required as the falls can be seen from the road up to Queen Marys Falls. The weather was chilly...

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Oct 11, 2016 - Day 119 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Now heading home, it’s hard to stop after a long trip away. Bourke is Bourke and had a bad reputation but it has been cleaned up with a huge reduction in indigenous issues and a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their homes. Just one day there then on to Moree for a night and fuel plus give the front of the car a good high pressure wash to remove a host of suicidal bugs, butterflys etc. that we seemed to have gained. Moree to Warwick had us back in Queensland after we have traveled in 4 states and 1 territory and the...

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Oct 29, 2015 - Warwick

Thursday 29th to Warwick. 51ks 3:05 ride time. Av 16.5kph ODO 670 Nickie woke at 5 am again..those galahs make a racket !! and there was a smaller bird repeatedly whistling a descending C major scale but only 7 notes… Nickie had to try to tune it out…lots of Rosellas and swallows. Amazing no bugs or flies as we are camped on the showgrounds with horse/livestock shelters close by. Tent packed by 6, luckily- as light rain fell at breakfast and temp dropped to a cool 15C with wind. We had boiled up 6 eggs for our lunch and used them as...

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Nov 11, 2014 - Warwick and Daveen

Hello all, At about 5am today Baby Girl threw up. Luckily her retching woke me and I was able to push her to the side of the bed thus minimising the damage, but it went down the side along the sheet and onto the floor. So I had to get up, strip both sheets, put the soiled areas into a bucket of napisan, then clean up the floor. Back to bed. Five minutes later, more retching, but she was on the floor so I managed to get to her in time to direct it into her supper dish, although there wasn't much there. So we left Maryvale at about 7.30 am...

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Dec 6, 2012 - On the road to Qld

Reasonably early start as we headed for the border, through the bustling town of Moree and a number of smaller little localities mainly dominated by grain silos. There certainly is plenty of agriculture (wheat, crops, cattle etc) in this country. In fact most of the towns we have come across in the last few days are really a lot larger than we had thought. From Moree we headed the hour or so to the Qld border and Goondiwindi (through Boggabilla - poor town) where we stopped for lunch in a park and refueled (cheap diesel). It was then a good...

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