It was Richard’s birthday on our last day in Longreach. We had a lovely dinner out the night before at Harry’s Restaurant. Richard asked around town which was the best restaurant in town and the answer was always Harry’s so he’d made a booking as he walked past. Harry’s is upstairs at the Longreach Motor Inn and it was a popular place. Most tables were full when we arrived for dinner.
We had lovely meals and Rich was very pleased to see they had a St Hugo Shiraz on the wine list. The service was very good and friendly. We enjoyed our ‘night out’.
This morning was a bit of a slow one. We slept in, had a very leisurely breakfast, sorted food supplies and made a grocery list, uploaded more photos to our motorhomemeanders.com blog, and generally tidied up the motorhome.
Our BRB Makin’ Memories Group are all on the move and it was great to see messages coming in telling us where people were on their journey to Birdsville. I’m happy to say the sun was out in full force and really helping to dry things out. I was becoming a lot more confident that we will be able to get to Birdsville after all.
During the day we had messages from Kevin & Sally to say they would make it Longreach this day so after filling up with water we headed out to the Apex Riverside Park and set up camp with plenty of room next to us for the Farrells when they arrived. We put out our awning, laid down our mat, got the chairs and table out, set up the fire pit and I even put up the fairy lights under our awning. We were all ready to celebrate Richard’s birthday AND watch the State of Origin.
In due course the Farrells arrived and parked up. We spent the rest of the evening enjoying a meal and some laughs around a lovely little fire. We can’t say the footy was great. NSW flogged Qld so it wasn’t much of a contest.
So now we are a convoy of two.