Two more sleeps!

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 07:36
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Thought I’d post this today as tomorrow I might be buzzing around like a blue bummed fly, it’s hard to imagine but Thursday we leave for 6 weeks. I think I’ve remembered to a]: pack everything, b]: leave keys with the appropriate people, c]: inform my mates the local constabulary, d]: given Martin [the kid up the road who’s looking after our dogs] a cash advance for doing so and instructions on how to tame the hungry hounds, e]: talked to the PO about our mail, f]: said “bye” to the neighbors, g]: said “bye” to my mum ! [that should be ‘a’ but she won’t read this so I”ll get away with it…J ]

Thanks to everyone who’s helped us get ready over the past few weeks…big thanks to Jim [aka Diamond] for coming over on Sunday and doing some work on the car.

The kids are excited they want to see a crocodile and the big “rock’, the Wiggles have just been on “tour” up there in their latest magazine so the kids are keen to see what the wiggles saw …though I have a horrible feeling they think they’re going to see the Wiggles!

We’re looking forward to bumping into to some of you during our travels. I shall be logging on and saying “hi” when able and giving progress reports.

Safe and happy travels to everyone who is also about to leave, [Glenn, hope the Simpson is safe for you to cross…guess we’ll find out when we catch up in Clare]

Keep safe all,

Cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 07:36

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 07:36
still countin eh
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 07:39

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 07:39
Always........
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:44

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:44
Well miss your wit and humour and c.r.a.p. on the forum but look forward to catching up with you.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:30

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:30
Pesty I shall be more than happy to c.r.a.p on the forum while I"m away....shall be logging on with updates of the adventure....

see you in Clare...

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 10:06

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 10:06
I would like to wish all who are taking part in this odyssey, a safe, happy and enjoyable adventure and no doubt we all look forward to hearing your updates and the final report on your return.

cheers,
Sam.

(P.S. DAMN THIS OFFICE JOB)
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:34

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:34
thanks Sam, I"m sure Mr and Mrs. Al and Mr and Mrs Wombat and the 3 little adventurers...[what way does that thing think we should be going mum] will have a BALL.

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Mal (Brisbane) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 11:01

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 11:01
Al and Mrs Al,
We hope to see you on your second visit to Alice Springs 09-12 July. We're busy getting ready for our Madigan Line crossing of the northern Simpson. Leaving Brisbane 5 or 6 July arrive Alice about 9th.. Dark blue 100 Series with a lot of crap on the roof rack including a silver box at the back with EO sticker on the rear.
Have a safe journey.

Mal and Lynne.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:39

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:39
Hi Mal,

we'll be in the McDonnel Ranges Caravan Park in the Alice - easy to spot...Roadstar poptop van, with 2 spare wheels and EO wheel covers, Pewter 100series TD Landcruiser with spare wheel on rear - with EO wheel cover...Wombie - Purple [oops sorry Bordeaux] Triton Dual Cab with Coromal Wind up Camper...

shall be looking out for you

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:56

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:56
Hi Mrs Al,

You won't be easy to spot as it is a massive park, but if you let the people know when you are booking in that others will be there etc, when asked, they will give out your site number.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:34

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:34
Hi Glenn, thanks I shall do that...though I might be heard throughout the park "CALLUM GET SOME PANTS ON"...ahahha

cheers
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 11:08

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 11:08
Have a great trip and drive safe, don't forget to pack the camera or camera's and filum, we did it once, those disposable one's don't work as well. Lucky buggers.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:40

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:40
Hi Baz,

thanks, cameras - chargers - memory sticks - laptop to download onto - all packed..

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Wombat - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 11:27

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 11:27
You're not serious are you - we're NOT REALLY GOING! We just want some SLEEEEEEEP.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:29

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:29
Wombie...we really REALLY are going...yeah..I"m so excited I could burst out of my skin [but I won't it's messy I believe] just spent the morning at kindy where Tegan presented her pals with a wall map showing where she is going and she will be sending postcards so that they "dont forget me mummy"..Callum wants to go NOW......

and....Al....has forgotten what sleep is...ahhahaha....
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:07

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:07
Safe and happy travels to all. Look forward to your reports.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:41

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 12:41
Thanks Ray,

shall keep the forum posted when I can...

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:00

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:00
Have a great adventure guys, and I will see you in Clare. I am thinking very positively and Ruth's news is good about the roads opening up (except Walkers Crossing). Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Australia's fantastic outback, I am sure you will all love it.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:35

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:35
Thanks...I know we will...

take care and enjoy your trip too -

Lyn
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:32

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:32
Just a couple of criticizms of your planning.
1) Your not taking ME
2) Your NOT coming to Berri on your way.

Have a great trip and keep safe

Dezzy
aka Al Symers
aka Alpaca
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:37

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 13:37
oh dear...Alpaca...don't fret

1. Not sure Elaine would allow me to take you....[or maybe she would...ahahhahha]

2. I"m sure there'll be other opportunities to visit beautiful Berri....

and... I haven't forgotten about Cape Leveque...ahhahahhaha....

Lyn
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 14:37

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 14:37
Mrs Al,

You've picked a good time to travel, as Ruth said above, the weather is glorious, superb, divine, grouse at present, up this way. Except for the windy, overcast weather a fortnight ago, one could be forgiven for thinking the Ol' Fellar has forgotten winter has started.

If you go to Cooinda Resort, say hello to our 2nd daughter.

Safe travels,

Hooroo...
Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 14:47

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 14:47
Bob,

You are painting too good a picture! I will want to come back again sooner rather than later. It was 'grouse' in April despite the heat, I can only imagine now.... I will keep daydreaming!

Hope you guys are well

Jen
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 14:57

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 14:57
Thanks Bob,

shall do if we get the chance....

Lyn
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Reply By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 14:56

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 14:56
Hi guys

Have a fantastic trip. As you can imagine we are extremely jealous, would love to be heading off ourselves... we'll have our 4 weeks in Sept though (don't think Andrew can wait that long).
Sounds like you have all been busy. The kids will have a ball, don't know about seeing the Wiggles ( but they may get to "run the pants off a kangaroo" though!!).

Don't know what Andrew will do now his MAAAAAAAAAAAA is going away!! LOL and no Willem..... ahhhhhh......I am feeling sorry for him!! Maybe Mr. Lexik will look after him????

Safe travelling, enjoy yourselves and the time together as a family.

Jen
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 15:11

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 15:11
Hi Jen

it shall be fantastic for the kids to spend so much time with their father....due to his work commitments they don't see alot of him and lately he's been busy at home as well...so will be wonderful, and also to spend some quality time with our great mates the Wombats....

I'm sure Andrew shall survive without his Maaaaaaaaaa and I promise to log on and give progress reports just so there are no withdrawals...[Al will say that's for me ...ahhahahaha...] I'm sure Des will look after Andrew and the c.r.a.p will keep flowing...

take care....September is not that far away...

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 15:16

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 15:16
Jen, how can Mr Lexic look after him, he doesn't do as he is told now so what chance have I got.
Thinking about Willem being off line and MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA going away for some R&R. maybe Andrew has chased them away. I think he needs a heavier workload so that you can live in the manner you could be come accustomed to.
Just think of all the jewellery you coul buy.
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Reply By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 17:09

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 17:09
Have a safe one guys , hope all goes well
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 17:19

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 17:19
Hi Eric, thanks, I'm sure we'll all have a ball....

cheers

Lyn

hope you're weekend goes off well too....
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Reply By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:24

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:24
Hi Lyn, Al and Dirt magnets, Have a great trip, how could you not? Anyway, safe driving and watch out for crocs. Applies also for the Wombats.

Cheers Peter and Lez
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:33

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 19:33
Hi Peter and Lez...we shall and we shall...and I'm sure the wombats will too...

thanks

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Andrew R (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 20:31

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 20:31
Have fun guys.

We have just arrived in Katherine and it is soooo warm. By Victorian standards anyway. We didn't remove our jumpers until we got past Alice Springs so bring warm jarmies. Heading to Darwin tomorrow for a few days then off to Litchfield Nat Park to get dirty. Highlights so far would have to be Kings Canyon, Palm Valley and the Muddy trip in between. Sorry we will not see you on the way.

hooroo
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 20:37

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 20:37
Hi Andrew...great to hear from you....warm jarmies packed....can't wait to get up there too....

cheers

Lyn
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