Thursday, 17 October 2013

Toowoomba QLD

After a very steep drive up the ridge into Toowoomba, (the steepest we have done so far with our van) and through road works to reduce future flooding, we arrived in Toowoomba. We had a wonderful 3 days with Dave's parents in Toowoomba. Greg kindly drove and showed us the great views, places of interest, and parks of Toowoomba. We shared stories and sampled some wonderful coffee, food and wine and learned some of Toowoomba's history. We also visited the lovely, Heritage listed Concordia College School, where Chaseley works. Having missed seeing spring flowers being up north, we enjoyed the remaining flowers from the festival of flowers in the Queens Park and Laurel Bank Park. These parks have very old trees and are lovely to walk around. Laurel Bank Park also had sculptures, lots of Topiary and scented gardens. We were amazed to see the areas in Toowoomba had that flooded after heavy rains 2 years ago. 2 creeks, that now looked small now had caused so much flooding in Toowoomba and the valley below.
Spring Flowers from Festival of Flowers  in Queens Park

Greg Lamerton & John in Queens Park

Enjoying the spring flowers in Queens Park.

Picnic Point & Table top  Mountain

Tranquil Japanese Gardens

Enjoying the Japanese Gardens

Cobb  and Co Coach Museum

Concordia College - Heritage listed school

Chaseley and Greg Lamerton

Visiting Chaseley at Concordia College

Ancient days theme for flower beds at  Laurel Bank Park

Lovely Laurel Bank Park

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