What a pleasant change today. The sun actually came out and paid us a visit. I am sorry I haven't communicated much this past week but the phone coverage and internet acess is very intermittent is this area. In fact I am sitting out in my car to write this as there is no signal inside the motor home.We didn't leave Boonah as planned on Saturday as the heavens opened up and we had so much rain that we couldn't get the Trailer out of the paddock. So we arrived here on Sunday in Warwick having drove through Cunningham's Gap without any trouble. The weather here has been absolutely miserable. Cold and Wet and freezing. I weakened and went out to Aldi's yesterday and bought some Thermal Undies. And you guessed it the Sun started to come out. We are parked up on a horse property here and the rent's free but there is no power or water except for what we are carrying and there has been any sun for the solar panels to generate any power either. However the locals tell us this is there worst week for bad weather. Monday we familiarised ourselves with the town and did a bit of shopping. They have a lovely shopping centre in the centre of town with everything you need. Warwick is named the Rose and Rodeo City. They are famous for their rodeos which are held every October. A lot of business's have the rose in either their name or depicted by a rose. Tuesday we drove over to Toowoomba approximately 100kms from here to visit the CRT Farm Fest. It was a huge event with lots of boys toys We met up with Larry & Donnette and Carol and Garry. Personally I would rather watch paint dry but it was tolerated by the enjoyment of their company. The guys really enjoyed their day and I won't feel so guilty now when I am dilly dallying in a patchwork shop in future. Not much there for ladies unless you like the western or workwear gear. I managed to buy a hand held vacuum packer which works on batteries or power which will prove very handy. Wednesday we went along to the famous Pig and Calf Markets, which are held every Wednesday and they auction off everything and sundry. There were a lot of chooks and fat roosters, a few calves and a pile of odds and assortments of household items.
We then drove over to Stanthorpe another 80kms north. What a difference! Stanthorpe is a lovely town and with the trees blooming with their autuum colouring was quite a contrast. It reminded me very much of some of the places in America.