Goondiwindi 25 September 2014
We woke up to a cloudy and windy morning and set off on our southerly trek (it’s gona be windy in Goondiwindi). The road started off fairly well and then deteriorated into the bumpiest road we had encountered in Queensland and we kept our speed down to stop hitting the roof of the cab! From Miles to Goondiwindi, we were amazed to see so many Prickly Pear trees along the road – some up to 6m tall, especially when we had just read about the herculean efforts of the pioneers to get rid of it from the land. Strange how each generation has to learn from their own mistakes! We stopped for the night at a road house just at the edge of Goondiwindi and an enormous truck pulled up next to us with a giant machine on it – heading out to the mines. The driver had his 4 year old granddaughter on board, who loved every minute of the ride. Goondiwindi was a surprise and reminded us of some of the Victorian farming towns – lovely gardens and a prosperous CBD.