August Bus Trip to Rudd's Pub

After a couple of last minute changes 32 members headed off on our day trip to Rudd’s Pub. We left Redcliffe just after 8AM with a very heavy fog, could not see anything going across the bridge. We had fog thick at times all the way to Plainland on the Warrego Highway. We stopped at Lake Apex Park at Gatton for our morning tea around 10AM. Not much water in the lake. Time to stretch the legs and some chose to check out the Lights on the Hill Trucking Memorial.

Back on the coach and we headed out of town on the Gatton Clifton Road through Ma Ma Creek up the range on our way to Nobby. However before we got there, our driver took us on some back roads to check out Steele Rudd Memorial Park. Here we checked out a slab hut like what Steel Rudd grew up in with mum and dad and 5 siblings on this site.

We joined up with the New England Highway and headed to Nobby to have lunch at Dad and Dave’s Historic Rudds Pub were we enjoyed a lovely two course meal. As usual there was plenty of food to eat and a couple of nice cold drinks. There was lots of memorabilia on the walls of the pub regarding Dad and Dave’s cartoon as well as Sister Kenny who is also well know in this area.


After lunch there was time to check out the craft shop in the old railway station building and the Sister Kenny museum just down the road. She is buried in Nobby.


We drew the raffle before heading off on our return trip down the New England Highway before turning onto the Cunningham Highway. We travelled down Cunninghams Gap and had a short rest stop at Aratula arriving home just after 5PM. We had no problem with traffic on the way home which was good, mainly due to the public holiday in Brisbane. Great day had by all and a lovely drive in the country.


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