On Sunday we had planned to meet up for lunch at Picnic Point in Toowoomba. It was a beautiful day, so we left Yvonne’s early to give us time to wander through Queens Park in Toowoomba and the beautiful gardens there before meeting for lunch. The more we drive around here, the more beautiful parks and gardens we see. Toowoomba is a city full of parks. The site for what is now Queens Park was originally used for grazing and a brick pit. In 1874 Mayor Groom launched a campaign to establish a botanic garden in this area. The Botanic Gardens were established in 1875. The site has evolved over the years to become today's beautiful Queens Park Gardens. Each year Toowoomba Regional Council’s gardener meticulously plans and plants a mix of favorite blooms and exotic varieties that result in spectacular gardens which come alive during the annual Carnival of Flowers held in the last full weeks of September.
Picnic Point restaurant sits on the top of the escarpment overlooking the tablelands sloping eastward toward the coast. So while we enjoyed a delicious lunch we were able to enjoy the beautiful views as well.
Well, it's about time for another trip "Down Under". Sept 6 we leave for Australia and what Lorraine is billing as her "last trip home". This will be Dwain's fifth trip there to visit his in-laws and see that wonderfully beautiful and unique country. This is really our only big trip this year. An earlier trip in 2016 to Oregon was cut short by health problems. All that is well now and we are rarin' to go. We'll do our best to keep posting regular blogs and notes so you can enjoy our experiences and see the sights through Lorraine's photos.... full info