You might have clicked on the link, thinking "Well, this will be the
shortest blog ever written!" You may be right, but hear us out.
As we cruise towards the end of October, we've had our first day with a
high of 40 degrees. Here at Outback at Isa, we've put our heads together
and come up with not 10 but 11 (!) things that are great about the warm
#1 You can still go fishing
The Dragon Boat races and the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic are on this
2# It is better than feeling cold
If you have been living in Queensland for a while, you might have found
that the cold weather of the southern states just don't agree with you
anymore. An added bonus is that ours is a dry heat and we don't have the
coastal humidity that makes you feel like you need to take a shower 2
minutes after you've just had one.
#3 You get to be a kid again
You can pretend that you are 6 years old and run through the sprinklers
without any judgement from your neighbours.
#4 You get to live in your thongs
Almost all the restaurants in town accept them as appropriate footwear
and other than socks for work wear - you are washing a lot less!
#5 Your washing dries in about 20 minutes flat.
No we didn't time it, but it sure feels that way!
#6 Your ice cold beverage tastes even better
#7 You can still exercise, you might just have to move it indoors.
The PCYC offers great classes (GRIT, Body Balance, Body Pump etc.) and
they also have a cardio, weights and boxing room - all beautifully air
#8 You can swim every day
If you don't have your own pool, the Splashez Aquatic centre boasts 2
beautiful pools which you can enjoy for a small fee. Mount Isa also has a
great, free water play area in the Family Fun Park.
#9 It is known as our "wet season" so hopefully the Isa will get some
#10 If you sell or repair air conditioning units - business is probably
#11 You can plan your day trips and holidays for April-October next year.
If it is too hot for you to be outside, you can sit down in Outback at
Isa's Cafe with all the brochures from our information centre and plan
for the cooler months!
Well, that is our somewhat light-hearted list. If you have any other
ideas, please let us know!