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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Our mini trip away - day 1...

Mr E is considering returning to teaching next year so we've been away for a couple of days up on the Atherton Tablelands looking at a couple of schools that may have positions.
On Friday we drove over 400 klms to Herberton, a small township of 900 that sits along the top of the mountain range.
Herberton is like a walk back in time, being the oldest town along the tropical Tablelands.
 One road. 
You drive in one end...
...and drive out the other!
In the middle of that road is the local pub, which was the only accommodation we could find...
See up on that balcony? That's where our room was.
The little old room came complete with a bed and basin...
 ...and an antique dresser.
That's me with the smile!

The bathroom and toilet were down the hall and 'round the corner, shared by all.

Seriously, this is my first time ever staying in a pub, but this was so quaint and simple that I decided it was a lovely adventure to share with Mr E. I even went walk-about all alone in the middle of the night to find the toilet. It was so quiet that I stopped a while to look out from the balcony into the dark, breathing deep of the cold night air and thanking God for so lovely a place.
Speaking of Mr E...
From the balcony we looked down on the library and post office in one direction...
...and the General Store in the other.
And the school?
Set amidst those mountains.
 What a view!

That was our Friday!

I managed to get a little stitching done in the car on the way there.
French knots mostly...
 In my next blog post I'll show you some photos of our Saturday adventure, where we drove further along the mountain road to another beautiful little country town. 
Right now we're a bit tuckered out from a very long day driving and sightseeing, so sleep and bed won't be far away...
Till tomorrow,
hugs
Jenny
xx

14 comments:

Mamacessories said...

How peaceful that little town looks! God Bless you and your family, I pray that Mr. E finds the job he is looking for.
Maria

Larissa said...

Goodness that little town looks delightfully quaint!!! I love it!!! ... Here's hoping Mr. E. finds a job that best fits him!! :)

Sue W said...

I love small Aussie towns.....so long as they have a good general store and a library.....Hope you enjoy the rest of your journey.

Tammy said...

Your country is so beautiful. It is just so plain and boring here where I live at in in South Carolina, USA

desertskyquilts said...

For someone who doesn't need a lot of big-city convenience and appreciates the out-of-the-way, that looks ideal. I love the place you stayed, and the school looks beautiful. Is it a boarding school? One wonders where you might live. This one does, anyway. =) Hard to stay away from teaching, in my (teacher's) opinion. =)

Melody said...

Such a charming looking place

By Neymes said...

OLÁ JENNIFER,QUE LUGAR BONITO,GOSTO DA SIMPLICIDADE DAS COISAS ANTIGAS.A IMAGEM DA ESCOLA É EXATAMENTE COMO QUE IMAGINEI ANTES DE CHEGAR AO FIM DO POST.EU GOSTAR DE MORAR NESSA CIDADE,SOSSEGADA(SORRIR)BOM FIM DE SEMANA.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

Capi said...

I grew up in those kinds of "one street towns." What a pretty place.

Patricia said...

Jenny, I enjoyed reading about your adventure of sleeping in a pub! The heart is beautiful. I need to apologize for several emails regarding not getting the Shabby Roses Home patterns. I have them and am loving working on it.

Patricia C

Patricia said...

Jenny, I enjoyed reading about your adventure of sleeping in a pub! The heart is beautiful. I need to apologize for several emails regarding not getting the Shabby Roses Home patterns. I have them and am loving working on it.

Patricia C

Marilyn said...

Atherton Tablelands has some beautiful towns and places including Herberton. Lovely to see the photos of the town. The right position will come for Mr E. Enjoy the rest of your exploring as you seek it.

margaret said...

read your next blog prior to this, now know why you are thinking of moving again. Both towns look nice and sure you will be happy wherever you go

Allie said...

Wow what a gorgeous place, I'd love to stay there....love that room. But oh Jenny, moving AGAIN!?!?!?!

Robin in New Jersey said...

Oh wow, Jenny~~moving again!?!

Praying for you and Mr. E. and your family!