This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

1998 Travels December 20

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We left Roma at 6am.

The day seemed a bit cooler, but it was still hot.

Today’s drive was much less interesting than yesterday’s. It was through fairly flat country, with cows, crops, some cotton.

We arrived in Toowoomba in the late morning. Went to the Garden City Caravan Park, where I’d made a tentative booking, on an en-suite site, for three weeks. After a quick look, we decide it will definitely do. It is a Big 4 park. We get a free night, each week, but they only gave us the club discount for the first week. That cost $102.60, and the other weeks $114. A bit over budget, but we are still a few hundred dollars under what we’d allowed, for the year.

We have a pleasantly shady site. There are lots of permanent dwellers in this park, including around us. The pool looks very nice. This place will enable us to see out the very busy Xmas/New Year period, away from the great heat further north and from the crowds on the coast. It will also – hopefully – enable us to finally have the Truck roof repair done.

After setting up and having lunch, we went for a 30 minute walk around the nearby streets, to get an idea of what it is like and where there is to walk. There is a back gate to the park and from there it is only a large block to walk to a small shopping centre, which will be handy.

I made rissoles for tea, with salads.

Phoned all four offspring to let them know our whereabouts. V was at work, at Burswood Casino, where she looks after staff uniforms. I don’t think she ever envisaged doing such work!

The video machine seems to have lost its colour. It is only ten months old, so should still be under warranty. John says he will investigate having it repaired while we are here.

As we will not be moving on until next year, I tallied up the distance we have towed the van since we set off – 8220kms. Towing it has gotten easier, for sure.

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