New Members About time!!

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 11:35
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After using the site for the past 2+ years we have joined at last! We are the MALS - (middle aged ladies) who enjoy 4x4ing, camping and hanging out in the great outdoors. Love a chat and a few beers at the end of the day.
We drive a Prado v6 and tow a Bushman off road camper trailer (made in Maroochydore Q ).
Why the MALS?? When I, (MAL 1) first accessed the site to ask a question I described us as the MALS so the replies would not be too technical ie they would be in MAL-speak. MAL 2 was horrified and did not want to be a MAL (said she was not old enough). Howeverin 2002 we spent a couple of days in Birdsville and after chatting with Ruth for a while she said "I know you , you're the MALS". MAL 2 has been proud to be a MAL ever since! Thanks Ruth. We are off around Australia in late June for 6 months and will be heading to the Cape along with dozens of you so it seems from the posts. Hope to catch up at some stage of the trip. We'll be displaying our ExploreOZ sticker.
We will have lots of questions as our plans progress so looking forward to good advice
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 11:59

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 11:59
Welcome MALS,
Glad to have you aboard.
Cheers Angelo
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:18

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:18
Welcome girls, ahhh 6 mths around OZ, half your luck, have a safe and great trip.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:34

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:34
Hi Mal's on the Move. Welcome to the group, hope you enjoy your stay and happy travels.
Can I be your friends because after the treatment I got from my old ones in post no 11464 I'm not sure if they are really nice people any more. Particularly Willem as he is known to break confidences. Mrs Al is pretty OK and Jen from Andrew and Jen is great too, but her husband has a very demeaning streak in him. He has a personal problem too whereas he has short arms and very deep pockets.
Look forward to reading more of your adventures.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:38

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:38
Des...have you had your sensibilities rocked?

Lyn

PS...glad I'm "pretty ok"

hahahahhaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:17

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:17
Hi Des,

Sorry to read of your 'mishap'. Hope you guys are back on the road soon.
Thanks for saying I am great, as for that husband of mine........I tend to agree he has deep pockets, but let that be our secret hey! LOL.

Jen
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 17:54

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 17:54
That means Willem was talking about Des Lexik (as if no-one had worked it out for themselves, huh). Oooh, Des - you've got a bit snooty - serves you right for being Teacher's Pet last week. Nah nah ne nah nah!
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:51

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:51
Deep pockets!! Just being true to my Scottish heritage. Besides, I hear that on our upcoming holiday you can go noodling for opal - whatever that is!! Might be able to make Jen a nice opal ring rather that my that old gawky looking thing she wanted in Dimboola!
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:55

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:55
Dear Ruth, any more nah nah ne ne nah nah's from you and I'll start calling you Aunty Ruth too.LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:25

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:25
Hi Des Lexik
Sorry to hear about your demise, the main thing is it sounds like no one was hurt ( only your ego), hope your back on track real soon. It's good to see you have not lost your sense of humur,
reading the post's has brought lots of laugh's to lots tonight.

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:39

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:39
Hi Mals on the move

welcome and have fun....

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Bill (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:46

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:46
Welcome Mals, Have a great and safe trip.. see you on the road.

All the best

Bill and Diane
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:51

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:51
Hey the MALS - where have you been? So good to hear you've joined and hope you enjoy the trip to the Cape. Have you been well - are you having fun? And, they do like beers at the end of the day!!!
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Follow Up By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:15

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:15
I remember the MALS and I remember when we were last in Birdsville Ruth commenting that the Mals had just passed through... isn't this ExplorOz such a small country... Thanks girls!
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:26

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:26
Welcome MALS!

I am sure you'll enjoy the ride with this great bunch! I am always amused when I read the posts ( actually I find out that Andrew is not exactly working as he claims to be, judging by the number of posts he does! LOL)

We are off to Birdsville next week, looking forward to meeting Ruth and spending a couple days up there.

We did the Cape last June, different to what I expected, but glad we have done it. Have Fun!

Jen
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:26

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:26
Welcome MALS!

I am sure you'll enjoy the ride with this great bunch! I am always amused when I read the posts ( actually I find out that Andrew is not exactly working as he claims to be, judging by the number of posts he does! LOL)

We are off to Birdsville next week, looking forward to meeting Ruth and spending a couple days up there.

We did the Cape last June, different to what I expected, but glad we have done it. Have Fun!

Jen
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:27

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:27
Whops! sorry pressed twice!
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:57

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:57
Yes Jen, let Andrew push the buttons and you can spend more time at "Macca's"
Thanks for your thoughts at this sad time. hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 15:06

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 15:06
She sometimes pushes my buttons twice too and ...........)*^()*&)**&(*
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 15:34

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 15:34
Andrew, It's not your buttons she is trying to push, she is trying to reprogramme you to get you to work properly instead of crashing all the time. LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 16:34

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 16:34
"crashing all the time"????

Think I will have a talk with Mrs Lexic about who is the one crashing!!!

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:32

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:32
Good on you MALS. Saw your distant Queensland cousins a couple of weeks back on the Eyre Peninsular - the MAS (Middle Aged Sisters). They were camping on their way around Australia for six months too.

Great example now for the frequent users to join up, how about some more......

Great to see you ladies down South too one day although the Great Ocean Road hardly requires exploration now, it is my back yard.
Cheers,
Who?
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 15:53

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 15:53
Welcome ladies, hope we can be of assistance with your future plans & hope to see on the road one day
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Reply By: Member - Foxer - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 18:59

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 18:59
Hi Ladies
Its a great site and some very helpful people.
If on you travels you get around the Grampians give us a yell and we can show you around
Foxer
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:30

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:30
Is it mike and mals or just the mals any way good on ya for joining.
When are you in the cape Iam up there for about 10 weeks this year.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Member - Anne - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:10

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 20:10
Good on ya MALS! As a 'middle aged lady' myself, and a bit technically challenged - join the crowd! We are on the road for 6 months this year too, but we aren't likely to catch up with you, which is a pity. We are travelling from the eastern most point at Cape Byron to the western most point at Steep Point. We are going to meet Ruth tho'!! We too will display our ExplorOz sticker. Look forward to hearing how you are getting on up at the Cape.
Very happy travels
Anne
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:00

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:00
G'day Girls....I can call you girls can't I?, seeing as I may be in the same age bracket. Not too sure where middle age starts or ends?

Welcome to 4x4 Playschool...where grown persons spend an awful lot of time doing silly things and when they go bush they do even sillier things.

A word of warning though... do not become infamous on this forum or your names will be mentioned out of context...hahahahaha

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:28

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:28
Willie, Fact of life, Your not middle aged anymore. Your more like my truck, on a downhill slide. hahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:51

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:51
Yeah Alapaca and who is at the bottom of the slde....YOU ...hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:16

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:16
Hi Willem
I bet your next set of replacement body parts (human) wont cost as much as the body parts on someone's cruiser. (LOL)

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:21

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:21
Welcome aboard MALS

Cheers

Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - The MALS (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 10:12

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 10:12
Wow, What a welcome. We feel we are a part of the family already.
Thanks everyone. Looking forward to lots of fun on this site.
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