Our first stop this morning was a sleepy little place called Amby. The only sign of possible life was the barking of an unseen dog.
Amby is of significant cultural heritage for the Aboriginal Scar Trees. There's supposed to be marks in the trees, which are uprooted in a pebble and brick display but the sight of them escaped us.
We continued west to Mitchell. There we dipped into beautiful artesian water at the spa. My hair is so soft after my shower - no conditioner required.
We took out a day pass ( no extra cost) and walked up the road in search of a cafe that had been recommended.
This cafe/bakery is so popular that it's been known to have a que of people waiting to get in at opening time.
Our hot pies were delicious with a light flaky pastry. The huge lamington disappeared easily too. It was so light.
A walk around the town (5 pubs and not many more houses - although to be fair, not all pubs were open) and we were ready to take the waters again. Even with the light breeze 39c water is very warm to stay in.
The town, although not thriving is well cared for and there are mosaics embedded in the footpath.
Our camp tonight is a bush camp just out of town at Neil Turner Weir. We've enjoyed an evening around the campfire with Rolanda and Mark and our new friends we met at the Artisian Spa, George and Judith. George builds a great fire.
Youre flat out at work, or home trying to fit 50 hours of a To Do List into 24 hours. And here we are living our dream, and I'm about to tell you how hard it is to keep our blog up to date.
The trouble is, I can't write while we are on the move and for the last few months we've been packing big miles into our day.
We do the sights and attractions, the walks and the hikes, return to do housework and cook, and begin the day again.
It'll be a bit jumbled, jumping around the country, but I've decided to update regularly in real time and will catch up the other road trips in between.
Currently we are travelling with Rolanda and Mark from Travelers Nest so check out their photos on Instagram and follow their blog.
Have you ever herd of a cattle sale yards tour before?
Roma are very proud of their sale yards system. The cattle are tagged as calves on the farm. When they're ready for sale they have a long list of questions to answer like has your animal seen a vet? Are their weeds on your farm?
When they tick all the right boxes their cattle are allowed to come to the yards.
The animals are tracked all the way through from leaving the farm to leaving the sale yards via the white tag in their ears.
We found it a very interesting experience.
Arent these beautiful boys lovely?
Roma has an Avenue of bottle trees. They have been planted as Memorial Trees to fallen soldiers. The trees swell up as they store water and become a bottle shape.
The photo at the beginning of this article is from the Light Show we attended the evening before telling the history of Roma. It was quite well done.
We spent last night in Muckadilla Community Reserve as we continue our Road Trip west.
Two Kiwi's who have retired early to travel the world. Share our journey with us.