Monday, 11 September 2017

A country drive to Goomeri



Last week Don and I went for a drive in the country. Perhaps you like to go for country drives too?  

An Art Deco Hotel


We decided to visit Goomeri, we have not been out that way for a number of years. 


We stopped at this bakery for lunch.


There was plenty of seating inside but we decided to sit outside in the courtyard.



We were the only ones sitting outside at first, but just after this photo was taken the courtyard started to fill with other diners. 

We used to like making a day trip to Goomeri because there were five or six antique shops there. Bus tours used to visit the town on account of the antique stores. There is only one antique store there now. 

Goomeri is located at the intersection of the Wide Bay and Burnett Highways. It is probably best known for its annual pumpkin festival which includes the pumpkin roll competition.

11 comments:

  1. I love visiting little country towns. There are often little gems to discover in places like this. My father-in-law grew up in Goomeri and he talks quite fondly of it, lovely to see photos of the town today. Meg:)

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    1. Thanks Meg. Goomeri is a great little country town.

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  2. Sherri we pass through Goomeri on the way to my Brothers in Toowoomba. It's a lovely drive through lots of little towns. Kilkivan has some interesting little stores and a lovely little weekend market. For some reason I thought you were in Mackay. Oops looks like I got that wrong.

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  3. Sherri, you and Jane should start up a simple living group. LOL! I have never been to Goomeri but do see the pumpkin festival on TV and wish I had some of pumpkins that are being smashed to cook some soup :-)

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    1. Yes I have seen the festival on T.V. too. It is probably the one week-end of the year that I would avoid going to Goomeri as I don't really enjoy festivals.

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  4. My late Father in law used to own to garage and mechanics in Goomeri back in the 1950s - I wonder if it is still there?

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    1. The petrol station/garage that is there now looks to be a post 1950's building. However one of the other businesses could have taken over the garage your father in law worked in and have changed the building to suit a different enterprise.

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  5. Used to love a little Sunday drive in the country.

    But it is so hard to find a quiet country road now. Seems people have built up, along them. And those people seem to be in an awful hurry. No longer can one just "mosey along." -sigh-

    It's just no fun, anymore.

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    1. Yes one can't mosey along if there are cars coming up behind you. It is not the done thing anymore is it? My father used to take us for drives when I was very young and I think our general touring speed was 20 m.p.h.

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  6. I've passed through Goomeri, three times, on the way to visiting family in Bundaberg. It was such a cute little town, and the places you could eat, were not only charming to look at, but the food tasted fantastic! Not a McDonald's town in the slightest. At least when we visited.

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