Mothers Day saw us camped at Clifton Recreation Park. Nice and quiet and grassy with few neighbours nearby. A visit to the Clifton Railway station proved interesting as there was a special steam train trip to Towoomba today. The volunteers were passionate about this historic little country town where wheat has been its primary industry since the early 1800's. they suggested a drive out to the nearby village of Nobby where Sister Kenny, of the revolutionary polio treatment was born and now buried. There is a museum commemorating her work in USA, UK and Australia. The Nobby pub was doing a roaring trade seeing it was Mothers Day and so we decided to just have a celebratory drink there and take in the amazing memorabilia scattered around this old pub.
We woke to only one horse training around the track this morning, we had been warned that the road out of the show ground is closed till 8am each morning because of horses training here, not that we intended going anywhere at that time of the morning. After breakfast a wander around the historic sites of the town was most interesting, especially the distinctive architecture beautifully restored in many homes. Then 18 holes of golf at Royal Clifton golf course, amazingly green for being out in this wheat country. I won't mention who finished 5 points in front!
We woke to gentle potter patter of rain the next morning. We had planned on heading over to the Sunshine Coast but decided to delay our departure seeing the canvas was wet and hopefully would dry out.
We left Clifton in drizzling rain driving through the famous Lockyer Valley. Such a pretty drive. Then Through the Daring Downs region - I now know why it is called the food Bowl of Brisbane with fields of vegetables as far as the eye can see. We are now camped at Dickeys Beach, back in suburbia again. This is a very pleasant place to be right on a lovely long beach and the campground nice and quiet. We have to get used to traffic noise again after two lovely quiet weeks of camp spots. The weather has improved and rain disappeared, so it will be a washing day today then off to see our new caravan progress.
I'll attach a photo of the new van.
Erika All still sounding very peaceful and lovely. Is that a photo of the van being built? My head standing skills have been put to the test to view it!!! LOL
Karen Sorry!! I had trouble inserting it and got very frustrated. We will be staying here till Friday of next week to oversee the progress etc. Lots to do here, to fill the time in, so not a problem. Will then head home, so home around the end of the month.
Joy Lattin Hi Karen, I agree with Erika it all sounds lovely and peaceful. Pleased you had a special Mother's Day. When do you actually pick up the van? Looking forward to seeing photos and hearing all about it. xxx