Manager's Desk: So much to do on Granite Belt
SOMETIMES we take for granted the greatness of our region.
It is easy to go about our day-to-day life saying how wonderful the Granite Belt is and how we should support our region, but how many of us walk the walk and talk the talk when it comes to knowing about our region? Of late, I have been out and about meeting with businesses and talking about what we need to do to inspire each other to get up, lift our game and be the region that we talk about. It isn't easy. I am as guilty as anyone of telling people they must visit this region because we have so much on offer, then not following through on my own advice.
How long has it been since you visited one of our wineries? You don't have to be a connoisseur of fine wines to appreciate what the talented winemakers of this region have happening in their little patch of the Granite Belt.
Pick a winery, take a drive and then have a sample. You may be pleasantly surprised at what is on offer, and if nothing else you will get to listen to some of the most passionate people in our region.
How long has it been since you took a walk through our national parks?
How long has it been since you tasted a beer made on the Granite Belt?
Well, I suggest you find our breweries and sip away.
How long has it been since you treated yourself to a cup of coffee that didn't involve the old Nescafe tin and your kettle?
Coffee is one of those drinks that, for me, warms the soul and is something the Granite Belt does really well.
How long has it been since you have eaten out? With this one the possibilities are endless.
How long has it been since you walked up and down our main street? We may not be inundated with chain stores and shopping centres, but a walk up the main street of Stanthorpe is sure to satisfy your curiosity.
I could easily write a series of stories on what is on offer on the Granite Belt -but my challenge to you all is not to just read about and talk about it.
This weekend, get out and live it