Sunday, August 10, 2014

Roma to Maroochydore and storage

Drove into Roma and was astounded to find everything closed.  Sunday, need to keep better track of the day of the week.  Walked about took the place in and headed off again. Now headed east on the Warrego Hwy.  As I get closer I get more focused on reaching my destination.  Hmmm, destinations not always a good thing!

Stopped at Wallumbilla showgrounds, power, water and a dump point, nice.  Next day still heading east stopped at Miles for a cuppa, a busy town but good for a rest stop.  But drove straight through Chinchilla, not a lot to stop for there.  Reached Kumbia on Bunya Hwy after having lunch road site at Dalby.  Dalby is good for provisioning but does not entice me as its big and busy with mining vehicles everywhere.

At Kumbia, a small free camp in town, I met Roy and Margaret from Canberra.  They tow a 30 foot van with a 20 year old Suburban.  The Suburban has the same engine as my motorhome so we got talking about the foibles of the vehicles and maintenance etc.  Ended up down the pub for a few and Roy expounded the virtues of Canberra as a tourist destination and gave me an open invitation to stop at their place, when next in Canberra.

Next morning north-east to Kingaroy for lunch before turning south-east down the D'Aguilar Hwy stopping the night at Kilcoy showgrounds. Seems now I'm delaying arriving back at Maroochydore.  Next morning flushed the holding tanks in preparation of storage.

Arrived back in Maroochydore, on Wednesday 6th.

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Kumbia Hotel 
 Carrollee Hotel at Kingaroy
The Stanley at Kilcoy