Day 2: Sun 29 June 2014: Toowoomba to Baralaba
6° in the morning and with a wind chill too! Hello caravanning. Must buy a heater. Have realised we left several things behind and have brought several things we probably won't use. Novice caravanning 101.
The day started a bit late and we made several more stops than anticipated: Toowoomba (shops), Dalby (lunch), Miles (toilet), Taroom (diesel, snack, Leichardt's tree), Banana (check map and look at the statue of the yellow bull called 'Banana'). The road from Banana to Baralaba was a challenge for the rig with pretty terrible surface and lots of dips, and in the dark.
Got to Baralaba at ~7:30pm. Jimmy Bedford was waiting for us and he was very glad to see us despite our terribly late arrival. The old bloke had cooked us dinner! Corned meat and veg. He was pretty chuffed to be able to say it was his cow and he cured the meat with Grandma Dettrick's recipe and he cooked it too. Claudie loved it. Win isn't here, she's in Dalby babysitting grandchildren. Cold again.
J and C were very impressed with the stuffed bullock head on the wall, Win's huge collection of coffee mugs and the veges growing in old fridges down by the shed. Jimmy grew up in a house about 50 metres from where he still lives today. He's a bit deaf and pretty steady due to bad knees but that doesn't stop him keeping a thriving vege garden, the fruits of which he was keen to share. What an excellent man.