Kilcoy 23- 24 December 2008
Drove through a succession of small towns, such as Esk, Toogoolawah, Harlin and Kilcoy. They epitomized prosperous farming communities with old men sitting outside the general store discussing the weather and bulletin board ads for electronic snake repellers, direct drill plantings, one ton utes and cattle dogs. The best was a sign proclaiming ideal Xmas gifts - including steel gates and fencing wire! Stopped at Kilcoy for the night in the local park that is designated for camping, with easy power access. We enjoyed a short walk back into town to an old pub (bottom park) for a drink after dinner. We sat on the veranda with a cooling breeze and enjoyed smooth jazz playing on the outdoor music system – very relaxing! Had a quiet day on Wednesday and went for a drink in the top pub for Xmas Eve. A girlie band was playing all kinds of music – country and western ( sorry – an oldie but a goodie), to an unappreciative audience of five.
Our destination of the Woodford Festival is about ½ hour away. We have now turned the motorhome around into a pretty position for Xmas day. We have power for cooking outside the motorhome and air-conditioning if needed. Who said camping was meant to be hard!