We had some great walks and plays in the excellent Queen's and Picnic Point Parks. Also took in the Cobb and Co Museum which was really great. We could have spent many more hours there and maybe will one day... My favourite snippet of info was learning that billy carts and go-karts derive from billy and goat carts. There was the cutest little cart that used to be used by children for delivering the milk or a sack of potatoes etc and then used for a race against their friends. (We have since seen another billy cart in the Queensland Museum - this time one made for two!) I also enjoyed seeing the blacksmiths at work. The kids all loved playing shops with all the old fashioned gear and riding the model horse.
Another highlight of our time in Toowoomba was a visit to Wrays Organic Cafe and Shop where we ate a substantial haul of raw cakes. Yum, but heavy going! Next time a less than 1:1 ratio of cake to person needs to be employed! Enjoyed the good food reading corner and some vege chips etc as well.
We took a day trip to Brisbane to catch up with Kylie and her daughters Mali and Tia. After a challenging hunt for car parks we had lunch and took in some street performances in South Bank. The kids had a play in the park and coped with a couple of behaviourally disordered kids making the whole thing more interesting.
On our last day Blake, Karina and I took the kids to the Japanese Gardens at the Uni. These are the biggest in Australia, if I remember right, and were much enjoyed by all of us.