Stop and take in the vista

Central Telegraph - - NEWS | OPINION VOICES - Kris­ten Booth Kris­ten.Booth@cqnews.com.au

FOR years, I had been driv­ing from Bris­bane to Mo­ran­bah, straight through many of the lit­tle towns along the way. I would never stop though, be­cause I was so fo­cused on just get­ting to my des­ti­na­tion as quickly as I could.

I have been through Biloela many times on my road trips to and from Cen­tral Queens­land but not once did I stop to ad­mire any of what it has to of­fer.

This week I have had the plea­sure of work­ing in this quaint lit­tle town and am pleas­antly sur­prised by all it has.

Rather than just pass­ing through on the high­way, I had time to stop and ex­plore.

The small shops and bou­tiques, the land­marks, Cal­lide Dam and the beau­ti­ful coun­try­side around it.

All this is only a short dis­tance from the straight roads I would nor­mally travel on. If I had of ven­tured just me­tres from my set trip, I would had seen it sooner.

If you are driv­ing some­where, or just trav­el­ling over the hol­i­days, slow down and re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the places you are trav­el­ling through.

Spend an hour hav­ing some lunch and ex­plor­ing what is right in front of you, be­cause you never know when you will stum­ble across a hid­den gem.

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