Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Goomeri, Queensland

It's two weeks since I had my right cataract done I'm to have the left eye done on January 6, 2020.

On the road to Goomeri, Queensland a small rural town.  The town is only a small one with just under 700 people.  Goomeri is not far from Gympie and a bit further from Brisbane Queensland, about 180 klms.

We stayed at the showgrounds where there is a caretaker to take the money and see that all is well with everyone.  There is power and water plus showers and toilets, we stayed one night then moved on.
Opposite the showgrounds is a service station and food where many trucks stop to get something to eat then move on.  Attached to the service station is a caravan park but it appears not many stop there.
Goodmeri is pronunced 'Goo merry'.










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    1. So far the right eye is still improving as far as seeing goes, will need glasses for reading. Thanks.

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  2. Nice photos! That is a very long truck in the second photo.

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  3. I do hope your cataract op went well - and that the next one does too.

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    1. Thanks EC. The Rt. eye is doing good so far, seeing better every few days.

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  4. Hay espacio suficiente para aparcar grandes vehículos. me han encantado las fotos con la luz nocturna.

    Besos

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    1. Yes, it's better for the truckies to have a long straight area and somewhere to park..

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  5. I do hope that your cataract surgery went well and your eyesight has improved...
    My good wishes for your second surgery in January.

    I did enjoy seeing the photographs here, and I agree with Bill … that truck does seem very long.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Yes thanks Jan, they eye is going along as it's supposed to which is wonderful.
      'Tis a long one that truck.

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  6. Appears eye one went OK. I'm sure eye 2 will be the same.

    That 'long truck' appears to be a cattle "truck/train" as they are sometimes called.
    The Gympie area is not on my now return visit list. I'll refrain from details!!!!
    Sure looks dry in that area as shown in photo #1.
    Colin

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    1. Yes eye ok Colin. It's always a concern for me my eyes seeing as my late dad was legally blind for years. I don't worry about it though.
      Dry along there too and I notice the grass has been cut along the side of the road, so often we came across such long dry grass on side of road and in the paddocks sometimes the paddocks just dirt with dust..

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  7. I hope your repaired eye is good now.
    My parents have a photo taken outside the Goomeri roadhouse.

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    1. Oh do they, probably the same people that owned it then own it now.
      Coming good is the eye Jo-Anne...will be pleased when the other one is done then I can get new glasses to read with...have to wait 6 weeks after the second eye is done for new ones.

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  8. Espero que tu ojo este recuperado. Las vacaciones fueron muy lindas. Besitos.

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    1. The eye is improving every few days - thanks.
      Always something different to see on holidays.

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  9. I hope your eyes go through the surgery well

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    1. Thank you Adam...I'm sure the second eye will too - many cataract operations done with the specialist.

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  10. Great photos and I like the first one of the road heading off in the distance! It's a view you and I have on our road trips. Hope your 2nd eye op goes well.

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    1. We do see that type of road many times Rosie as you do too - :)
      Thanks re eye op next year.

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  11. I wouldn't have guessed how to pronounce Goodmeri. I guess your eye is ok or we wouldn't be reading this.

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    1. Well we used to pronounce Goodmeri a different way until we were correct rather abruptly :) many names of town we think are said they way we say them but turn out to be totally different Biloela is another one.
      I need glasses to read with but hopefully when the other eye is done won't need for distance, even though I've said that I have stopped wearing my glasses because I can see better at the moment for distance without them.
      Was hard to blog and read after the first day of operation but I managed :)

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  12. Very cool pictures hopefully your eyes will be boiling water.

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  13. I've had both eyes done, plus a partial cornea transplant in one. It's great what they can do now. I need glasses to read, but otherwise I can see almost as well as when I was a kid. I do have to remember to wash my glasses though...

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    1. It all turned out well for you then Bill which is very pleasing.
      Hopefully I won't need glasses for distance too.

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  14. Some of my friends had gone through cataract ops. Some still need glasses after op but some can go without. Such big and long trucks.

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    1. As long as your friends are all doing ok Nancy.
      They are big trucks, there are a lot on the road.

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  15. Hope your eye will be fine! Interesting place☺

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  16. Me gusta la caravana de la última foto.
    Te deseo una buena recuperación de tu ojo Margaret.
    Un abrazo.

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  17. Of all the years I lived in Gympie, not once did I visit Goomeri. I did have a couple of friends from Goomeri, though.

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    1. Well there you are, it's not that far away for you but it's often the way.
      A man in a visitors centre there to help in some town hadn't been to the next one ever in his life, I found that to be rather amazing and amusing.

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  18. loved the night shots ,really attractive for eyes

    area looks fabulous
    your vehicle looks cozy

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