Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Weekend of camping and memories.

Last Saturday saw us heading out to Rathdowney for camping.  It was great to visit down that way.  I hadn't been back to Beaudesert since we moved from there 12 years ago.  I really forgot how hot it gets and last weekend was certainly a hot one.  I could not believe the changes within the 12 years and the progress.   We bought the family home many years ago  that my husbands grandparents lived in.  This home was amazing.  The gardens in their glory days had won many garden shows.  So many memories.  But progress happens and was told by the local lady at the newsagent that  in 6 weeks time it would be gone for redevelopment.   The house looked so sad and I needed to take one more photo. 

I also  forgot how beautiful this time of the year is and all the Jacarandas through the streets were out in bloom.  Beaudesert had certainly grown up now.  Loads of new shops, more traffic lights, more people and houses but if you get in those back streets it still has that country feeling.

The old family home

After stopping off in town we headed off out the back to our destination.  The dry conditions of late was certainly showing on the journey.  No rain for awhile means very high fire danger by christmas.

We finally arrived at our destination.  Set up camp.  Enjoyed the weekend even though it was so hot during the day and freezing at 3 am in the morning.  Rathdowney certainly bought back some memories for us.  We even managed to have a visit at 2.47am from one of the resident possums who managed to get in the outside room.  It wasn't pegged down completely as we were only staying one night.  Next time we will take the time to do it.  Bill managed to get him out.  All in all it was a fabulous weekend and can't wait to head out again soon.





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