The next day we wanted to get away early and have a look at some features around Roma. Roma has a new airport so we stopped by to take a look. Judging by the cars in the car park there are still a lot of FIFO (fly in fly out) workers on the gas fields.
Then over to the cattle yards – the biggest in Queensland. The first thing we saw was a triple on the wash stand and behind it the cattle yards spread for acres. We climbed into the yards and walked around the viewing area. If you have ever been to a cattle sale and seen the frightened faces on the cattle, then these yards would be enough to cause a stampede – huge.
We then headed for Brisbane stopping in at the Miles Heritage Centre. This is a collection of memorabilia from all over the District including an old rail steam engine, an old shops and buildings of yesteryear. One of the building was a hospital with the operating theatre out the back like the dunny.
From there we drove to Toowoomba via Highfields where we caught up with our Lakes District companions Joe and Sue. Finally, home around 6.00pm and exhausted from the travel and the heat of the day.