Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lowood Qld

We are in the centre of the back row

We arrived here in Lowood Tuesday 10th November after spending the previous night in a free camping spot at Harlem on the road to Esk. We are staying in the Lowood Showgrounds for $9 per night for power and water we will be here for a few weeks as we are leaving the bus in this area when we fly home. (only 22 more sleeps).

The view halfway up the hill

Wednesday we drove over to Ipswich about 30kms away for some retail therapy. Ipwich seems to have had a major over haul it looks quite lovely, a lot of lovely old queenslander houses in excellent condition. Friday we drove to Mt Gravatt Garden City to meet the DIL for lunch and to shop for some chrissy presents.

The view from the Showgrounds

Sunday we drove down to Brisbane to spend a few days with the family and to help Finn celebrate his 9th birthday on Tuesday. He received lots of lovely presents, one was a new camera. We had a lovely meal at the Manly Boat Club but it was slightly marred by an electrical storm during the evening. We arrived back on Wednesday after checking out a place to stay in Brissie. We also called in to see Wayne and Leslie who are camped at the Ipswich Showgrounds for a week. The weather over the past week had been extremely hot and uncomfortable. I hurt my back Thursday and went to the physio on Friday it is still sore but I can report it is easing a bit now.

More happy campers

Everyone rocked up for the HF Club Xmas weekend on Thurs and Fri, I think I counted 36 vehicles (caravans, buses, motorhomes) Plus we have had many day visitors from nearby areas. The Xmas lunch was held yesterday and it lasted nearly all day. Today we have leftovers for lunch and tonight we are dining at the local hotel. We have welcomed some old friends and have made many new friends. We intend to drive to Toowoomba for a visit and hopefully I will have some photos to show you soon. My photographer is having too much fun talking to take any photos.


Talk again soon

1 comment:

Lurline said...

Wonderful! Looking forward to you getting home - still beautiful and cool here!
Hugs - Lurline♥