Hooray – we finally made it on the road and out of Brisbane today and as promised we sang our Zac Brown Band theme song ‘Free’ at the top of our voices as we were leaving – it was a nice feeling! Video below – please excuse the singing – we’ll work on it!
Wynnum to Goondiwindi
We decided to head for Goondiwindi first as we have never been that way before. It rained for most of the day and we were getting nervous as we watched the temperature drop from 24 degrees to 14 degrees as we got over the Great Dividing Range – just outside Warwick – eeek! But it is not too freezing tonight – we have fleece liners in the kids sleeping bags and their flannelette PJ’s on and hoping that will keep them snug enough tonight – otherwise tomorrow night we will add a thermal layer to them!
We are free camped at Bungunya which is about 70km’s west of Goondiwindi – we even got free hot showers tonight – awesome and pretty clean to boot! Lots of driving today and not a lot of sightseeing as it was very wet and we wanted to put some kilometres behind us. No incidents today except that I split some delicious home-made chutney (it is soooooo yum Bern!) from my sandwich on my freshly washed pair of jeans which is very annoying when you don’t know when they will next see the washing machine! Lesson No 2 for the trip to be very careful when eating – especially when wearing freshly washed clothes – we already feel that freshly washed clothes is going to be a luxury!!
We finally out drove the rain at Goondiwindi this afternoon so we pulled over for a late lunch at the rest area and checked out the botanical gardens and the McIntyre River while we were there – very pretty! We then drove through a muster happening on the way out of town which was lots of fun to drive through all the cattle! The scenery today was really pretty – especially this afternoon when the rain cleared – we wished we had of stopped the car and taken some more photos but plenty more chances hopefully!!
We need to do some grocery shopping tomorrow and get some meals organised for the next few days but we need to do a bit of ruthless dumping of items in the morning to make room for groceries as we still feel to heavy and crowded in the camper!
Our Favourite Parts of Today (we try to go round the table at dinner time every night and each say a favourite part of the day – I thought I would record them here if I can remember them!);
Lexi – seeing two windmills
Toby – just driving in the car, seeing the Mustang car
Jack – going over the great dividing range, seeing all the cattle on the road
Jess – finally seeing the sun come out and seeing the beautiful late afternoon scenery, driving through the cattle muster as we felt we had come a long way from Brisbane.
Matt – just enjoying the driving and seeing all the different things there is to see from dwarf motorbikes on the road to huge grain silos