Road tripping…

This week I’ve been getting in touch with my inner cowgirl.

Yee-haaaaaaaaaa, giddy-up guys, I’m taking you on a tour of country Queensland!

Buckle your seat belts for the first stop…Dysart.

Where the hell is that? It’s a 250km drive from Mackay…

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Which means about three hours of this…

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and this…

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and some of this…

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In temps like this (air conditioning is up there with one of the best inventions)…

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With my amazing singing to keep me company – featuring a repeat of our national anthem, a few Christmas carols and a range of Mary Poppins tunes – the time flew!

It was Tuesday arvo when we (my colleague Daniel & I) pulled into town, dropped our bags at the motel and hit the streets for a tour.

Come with me kids and meet…the local pony club peeps.

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AFL ground.

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Netball courts.

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Boxing club.

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Junior rugby league paddock.

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Soccer grounds.

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And my favourite pitstop…

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I LOVE VERN!!!!

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My Wednesday morning visit was worth every cent of the five dollars I handed over (yep, $5…for a small).

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So, that’s Dysart for you. A central Queensland town, located in the Isaac Region where mining rules and rugby league’s a religion.

I’d dropped in to lead a QLD Government social media workshop, hopefully leaving the locals with a few tips to assist their clubs, associations and businesses.

On Wednesday morning, Daniel and I packed our bags and waved goodbye to Dysart for the second and final stop on our social media road trip.

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An hour and a half of dust, and sadly none of the promised sightings of cowboys, later we arrived at our destination.

Hello Clermont!

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Home to everything agriculture, mines, floods and the mighty Bears!

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And…high-vis (even for your teddy-bear)!

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No Aussie town’s true-blue without a pub…

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Or some great artwork…

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The locals here are lovely and super keen to soak up social media info so the workshop was a blast. I’ll be stalking them on Facebook to see if they were listening ;)

And now here I am, back in Mackay and about to board my plane for Brisbane.

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I’ve got to fly (pardon the pun). Thanks for having me guys!

Happy sharing!
xo

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