We left Mr Green's at 8.42am on Monday morning full of anticipation and trepidation; it was our FIRST REAL TENT NIGHT.
We meandered through Tenterfield, where we slammed down a salad roll and then onto Warwick - we filled up there - 9.5 L/100k....not bad - well done Morrie. We then headed for a snifter of a camping area at Leslie dam - 18k's west of Warwick....2 stars and $19.50 a night for a powered site....see photo....fire lit with flint - steak, mushrooms and 2kgs of peas - those little surprise peas certainly do surprise you with their expansion - a lot more than the Incredible Hulk. Anna's pots were perfect for the task....and Roger's LED light a winner......thanks you two.
Next morning saw Mrs Schofield's wonderful chicken minnestrone soup warm our cockles - thanks Di.
That day we left at 8.30am through Towoomba - after a local tour and a good look at Fairholme - liked your school a lot Darby.
Then onto Mel's property near Taroom; arrived at 4.07pm where we were greeted by Mel and her mother Narelle - we have been spoilt ever since.
Day 1 at Karinya saw us mustering cattle, cleaning their water troughs at 7.30am and having a good look over the place - not the whole 50,000 acres though........an impressive set up. Tried to start the old Hi Lux but as auto electricians we made good cattle musterers - kinda like Rowdy Yates. We also weighed, inooculated and ear tagged about 3876 head of cattle............no hang on...we meant 87 head.
The result of the State of Origin was offset considerably by the quality of the cuisine, the red wine and the open fire.
Today saw us repair some leather chairs, hang pictures, do a few odd jobs and much gardening - we love lawn tractors.......................another night of hell in front of the fire sipping a red.
Tomorrow we head off to Yeppoon........watch this space.............
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J & I