My Barina was overdue for a service so I made a trip to Brisbane to get it done, which allowed me some time to continue with the preparations on the Coaster.
The Van Today
The new duvet has a cover now, and I have managed to find “homes” for a few more items. I will be sleeping in the van from Wednesday night, and either Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning I will head to Beachmere to get the vehicle checked by my favourite mechanic.
Maybe back to Brisbane on Friday or Saturday, and on Monday I complete my final packing etc, ready to leave on Tuesday afternoon. I aim to get to Dalby late on Tuesday afternoon and stay overnight, heading off in the morning for my next stop.
I need to get to Mt Isa by 14th of August. Luckily I have driven most of the route before, but I will be stopping occasionally to take photos and research stories for Weekend Notes.
It is some weeks since I have driven the Coaster. I put the key in the ignition today and it started. Whoo Hoo!!! My preparations include driving the Coaster. It is manual and I am more comfortable with automatic vehicles.
I hope to be staying in a FREE camp near Dalby. Then I will set off early the next morning for Roma. I’d like to have a look around Roma – have been there before, but not had a good look around.
Years ago, on a long weekend (Anzac Day, I recall), my husband and I set off to look around Roma. We picked the wrong weekend, as not much was open. I can’t recall much about it except our disappointment. I know the town has developed much more since those days.
Did we visit Romavilla Winery? For some reason, I think that it was closed when we arrived. Perhaps I can go there this time.