Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Greenmount - Toowoomba - Crow's Nest - Day 49

Pretty much our destination today was Greenmount Cemetery, where some family are buried. We also did a detour at Stanthorpe to Pozieres to see if we could see the house that my grandfather Sid Anderson built on his Soldier Settlement block. We had no luck finding it. 

Further on the way we passed through Spring Creek and Kings Creek where nothing is left of the settlements. At Greenmount cemetery we found Ada Baldwin (nee Smith, nee Hargens) and her daughter and son-in-law's graves, but could not find her first two husbands and two other children.

Lunch was at Queen's park in Toowoomba, where we were 'entertained' by children in the electronic playground. We looked at Ravensbourne National Park as a potential camping spot, but rejected it as it was just a picnic spot on the main road, and then stopped at Crow's Nest National Park. 

There are bag showers, and smelly drop toilets. We chatted with a neighbour before the thunderstorm rolled in around 7:30pm. Darryl was snoring gently by 7:36! He really had a big day. The storm continued for a couple of hours, which was lovely to go to sleep to.

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