Charlie took me up in his helicopter for an overall look at the coutryside and at the spraying operation as well as the cotton picking procedures.
|Charlie and Tom|
|Bianca and Sam|
|Flying low to spray cotton|
|On the ground with the cotton|
|Picker unloading a bale|
|Picker in action|
|I'm in the picker!|
|Cotton from the air - ready to pick|
So, after a beautiful couple of days I had to say farewell to them all at Mungindi and get back out on the road. I drove to Goondiwindi and stopped for a break by the McIntyre River.
The Hopemobile had to be towed to a mechanic and the hose replaced
|onto the tow truck|
So, here I am in my motel room on Thursday morning, 12 April, having picked up the Hopemobile (with its new hose) getting ready to get back on the road - to Brisbane, where my newest grandchild will arrive today!!! Very exciting. I anticipate receivng a call with the news of his/her arrival, gender, name, size etc and that all is well with everyone, while I am on the road from Goondiwindi to Toowoomba.
I'll keep you posted :)