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Out and about in Cabarlah - QLD

Some of the great experiences happen when you don't go looking for them.
Here are some highlights from a brief stay in Cabarlah that couldn't go un-blogged!
This view of Table Top mountain was taken one day when we stopped for lunch.

Staying with families offers opportunities to meet people, and experience real Aussie life and not just the tourist route!
Whilst staying at Tami's I met her friend Mark and also two other 'workawayers' Ann & Mat.
It wasn't hard to persuade them into a night out dancing ... wihtout Angel the cat (pictured)

That weekend Mark was helping a friend move house and I offered to help. Here began my Aussie experience!
It was great to be able to help Justin move, as he'd injured his back and another friend that was helping had his leg in plaster! So the odds weren't looking good... until I got involved! At the end of a day of packing, lifting and clearing, there were some items that weren't moving house, so in true Aussie style, we burnt them!
some furniture
a pool table
the encyclopedia collection
even a keyboard
with the help of Bonzo the dog
and the accompaniment of music from the car ..which we had to move back when things got too hot
We also had to move back the sofas we were sitting on, before we, or them, caught on fire
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and there was dancing til the wee small hours

The following morning there was very little left
except this amazing piece of melted aluminium,
and Bonzo looking after the place

The days' entertainment, between moving house, was the sale and collection of one of the (Aussie mandatory) broken down vehicles on the property. How many men, and how many vehicles, does it take to load a car on to a trailer....???

On my last night in Toowoomba we went chasing the sunset, but just a little too late.
However, twilight looked good too, looking down on the town

Thank you Mark

Posted by charlystyles 13:15 Archived in Australia

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I love the photos, I have no shame, :) it was a big day of moving which deserved a few drinks, good times :)

by Mark Thomson

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