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Garland


Such a pretty name Garland but nothing to make it a town.  The country is straw yellow with all the grass in seed.

It was a chilly 10C with the mountains shrouded in fog when we left home on Boxing Day.  The day after out here it was a very pleasant 20-25C.  So nice given that most other times we have driven through this area in the summer time is has been over 40C.

I've added Garland as a locality over at 100 towns.

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  1. Looks like a pretty little place. We had a 10C morning too on the coast on Boxing Day, but it did warm up the next day.

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  2. ... and and and ... I don't have many/much quick left!

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