Mon 5th October - at Withcott
Easy start to the day on the farm. Verna baked scones (in the caravan) for morning tea - served with jam and cream of course. There’s no roughing it for these seasoned travellers. Late morning, the 4 guys went for a drive in our car along the roads to see the extent of the original property owned by Arthur’s relatives. It was originally 700 acres, most of which was not really usable for cattle especially in dry weather like we have had now for several years. This area does not get good reliable regular rainfall. Up on the top of the escarpment the view is great looking south over the remaining 49 acres held by Arthur’s son. We had clear unrestricted views to TableTop in the SW and to the edge of Toowoomba to the West. From here we drove the road as far as possible cutting under the new Second Range Crossing which bypasses Toowoomba.
Lunch was taken all together with sausages and salad - a real feast (did I say we usually eat well?). After lunch the regular nap-ers retired while some of us read until 3 when Ron redid the morning drive tour, this time taking 3 of the girls to the top for the view. Guess what comes next? Yep - you guessed it - afternoon tea and cappuccinos together with a smorgasbord of treats to finish off a beaut 3 weeks away. We rounded off the afternoon splitting into two groups of 4 for cards and Mexican Trains. Tea was in separate family groups and now we are reading and resting up for tomorrow’s trip back to Brisbane for all of us.