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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Another Quick Trip to Toowoomba...

Poor DsD1 is still in hospital as she awaits the birth of their first baby. Because her home is 4-5 hours away from Toowoomba and its medical specialists, the obstetrician has kept her there under supervision and care.
So on the Monday before last, DH and I took another trip up to visit her. The road to Toowoomba from Brisbane is good and traffic was light on the mostly dual carriage way highway.

St Vincent's Hospital is like a lot of hospitals with old and new sections and with lots of 'rabbit warren' corridors and confusing levels! ( yes I did get lost when I attempted to go out to the car park on my own and had to ask a staff member where the exit to the front of the building was! Lol)

Some nice landscaping near the front entrance...

DH went into the CBD for lunch...it was a great view from the rooftop car park.

We planned to head back to the hospital for another short visit later in the afternoon, but before that, DH suggested a drive to the new airport that has been built just outside Toowoomba. This airport was built by private enterprise; a local family company.

We could see the terminal building on our right  had a few kilometre drive straight ahead before the road curved around....

Nearly there!

The drop off area for passengers...

Parking is free for 3 hours, so we parked in the large one level car park and walked to the terminal...yes! I did say 'free'!

The terminal is very nice, but as there were no flights due in the next 2 hours that day, it was very quiet and the coffee shop was closed.

As we were leaving, a shuttle bus arrived but I was a bit slow getting a photo...so just a part of the bus is in the photo! Lol. If you look at the lettering on the right of the photo you may see that this airport is known as Wellcamp Airport, situated in Brisbane West...about 2 hours west of Brisbane actually 😉.

Driving to and from the airport, I got to see more of the Toowoomba area than I normally see. Hopefully next visit, we can go to a favourite spot of mine there...Picnic Point.




5 comments:

Maria said...

Do hope your DD is better now and all went well.

Nanna Chel said...

Maria, the original name of the airport was confusing but It is known as Wellcamp Airport now. I think the Brisbane part had something to do with the authorities calling it that but not sure. It is certainly easier fir us to fly from there than going to Brisbane. We should catch up some time you are in town. Hope the bub arrives safe and well soon.

Vireya said...

Best wishes for the impending birth. Hope the mum-to-be doesn't have to spend too much more time in hospital - that's never fun!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Nice Pictures Maria. Best wishes for you daughter to have an easy delivery of a healthy baby.
xx, Carol

Sharmayne said...

Here's hoping all goes well as the birth gets closer xo