Flower Garden Competition September 22nd 2016 Flower Garden Competition
Around 100 stunning private gardens enter the Chronicle Garden Competition and are open for public viewing throughout the festival. Of course it was not possible to visit all of these gardens so we chose a few of the top prize winners.
The patriotic and unique garden of Kevin and Dianna Drew won the title of 2016 City Reserve Grand Champion. We were amazed as ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Toowoomba Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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