Sunday, August 16, 2009

QLD Scenic Rim

Hello My Lovelies :)

On Sunday hubby & I decided to take a day trip to the Scenie Rim area of Queensland & what a beautiful part of the world it is!

We started in Beaudesert, about 70 minutes from home on the Gold Coast & then continued onto Boonah & further west. Boonah is such a beautiful place; there was a lovely welcome sign hanging from the verandah of the Commercial Hotel in the main street!

We decided to stop in Boonah for lunch at Cafe 17 & we highly recommend the yummy food; we had coffee, shared Barramundi with salad & then a slice of lemon cheesecake :)

After lunch we took a trip further south-west & found Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavendar Farm - such a beautiful place. We bought some beautiful white wine called Alba & a bottle of Port :)

I couldn't resist taking photos of the beautiful scenery & lavendar - the smell was gorgeous. We are definitely going back for another visit later in the year & next time we will book for lunch before we leave, as the menu in the restaurant also looked amazing.

After that we took a drive to the north of Boonah & discovered that it is only a 45 minute drive to Ipswich [suburb on western outskirts of Brisbane]; we found a small village about 15 minutes out of Boonah & had a great time driving around & finding out more about the area. We saw the most beautiful converted church & a paddock of Goats - the babies were all so cute, that I couldn't resist taking a photo of them too :)

At the local information centre in Boonah we found out about the Bartons Rose Farm at Kalbar - which is on our must see list for Spring!

We also saw the coolest promo posted in the main street of Boonah for the upcoming Arts Festival!

All in all, we had a fantastic weeked - which was exactly what I needed. There's been a lot of "stuff" going on lately & I think in the next 18 months or so hubby & I will be taking a new road [more later] & this break from all the discussion & decisions that have to be made gave me the time to not only sit back & enjoy life but to also help re-evaluate what I want not only for myself but for my family in the future - which is of course for us to be healthy & happy.

Until next time, take care, stay safe & make sure you hug & kiss the ones you love.

Mish :)

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