School was never like this
BANORA Point retirees Judy and Reg Shields didn't have to travel far last week to spend five days of fun and friendship with their motorhome club colleagues.
The couple packed up their mobile home to travel less than 10 kilometres to the Coolangatta State School grounds where 12 other motorhomes and their drivers - all members of the Bris- bane-based Sunchasers branch of the Auswide Motorhome Club - were camped.
Mrs Shields, the branch president, said members met each month for a get-together outing of friendship and to compare notes on their travels in their home-on-wheels.
They also hold a national rally each year, travell- ing to different parts of Australia for festivals and other events.
"It's the first year the school has had us here, we like to support the school and donated money for allowing us to stay here which helps them as we act as a deterrent to would-be vandals," she said.
"It was a pleasant change for us as we nor- mally travel a greater distance, but it allowed me to bring my car down so we can show members around or take them shopping.
"Because we're in a motorhome, it's not the same convenience as a caravan where you can unhook the vehicle and drive around.