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Submitted: Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 16:13
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Having been observing and occasionally contributing as Mijochka for a while, have decided to come out of the closet. Joan and I are Brisbane based grey nomads in training putting the final touches on plans to hook up our HJ61 Cruiser to our 24' Quest van and head off for 12 months or so. Probable departure date late August, early September. I've found the forum most informative and interesting and look forward to making new friends. Our interest is probably more touring than hard core 4wd but we're looking forward to accessing places previously denied us.
Tried to put a rig photo on but apparently it has to many calories or something. Not very IT savvy, but I'm sure I'll sort something out.
Regards.
Mick
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 16:24

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 16:24
Good on you Mick and Joan. You won't regret becoming members and there are plenty of computer savvy people on here too, including some who like to do animations you may have seen.

It looks like you have had some closeness to friend Des Lexic with your screen name before. It could have been mijocks for short had you missed the keys......
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 16:38

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 16:38
Welcome to the group Mick,
You've got the best old truck for doing what you're about to do.
Happy and safe travels. Keep your EO sticker obvious and you'll be surprised at the contacts you'll make.
All the best.
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 16:41

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 16:41
welcome mick
not quite g/h nomads yet but not far away make sure you keep your eo sticker chained up if you are in sa

steve
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 17:04

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 17:04
Yo Mick & Joan!!

Welcome aboard!

Grey Nomads eh........

I will never be one of those........... got no hair............

Will ya be cruisin' thru Southj Oz?....like Adelaide?

Cheers

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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 17:28

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 17:28
Welcome mate, great bunch of misfits here, couple of people will help with the rig pic, i'm like you mate just learning. Hey John i emailed you, i also managed to finally get on EO optus slowed us down went over download limit, bugger. Been tring for a whole bloody day.

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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:12

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:12
Toooooo much forum ha Baz !!
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 18:10

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 18:10
Welcome Mick and Joan, you'll find you have lots in common with this bunch of wonderful people, and wave if you see an EO sticker thats great to see, even turn around and follow them, sometimes for miles, just hang back a bit cause theylll know you're an EO member and just when you think theyre about to phone the police show em your sticker......oops did I say that ? Nooooo I wouldnt do that hahahaha

Welcome anyway, and if any of that above makes sense, send money now.

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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 18:27

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 18:27
Welcome aboard some more good and humble Queenslanders - we need more so as not to be overpowered by those mexicans. Are you really really sure you would want to be friends with some of these people? They tell tales. Lots of fun and look forward to your big trip - you'll meet plenty of like minded people once you head off, can't believe how many are out there. Safe travels.
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:18

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:18
Welcome to the fold Mick & Joan.
Lots of weirdos hang about on this forum and a lot of C.R.A.P uttered. But take notice of Willem,Truckster & I .We dont waffle ; Enjoy the ride and dont forget to take your happy pills each morning
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:45

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:45
What are you saying about the rest of us Allan. And I thought you were a decent bloke with a first name like that. Oh well, live and learn. LOL
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Follow Up By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:56

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:56
Sorry Des , forgot about including you in the responsible lot.. Damn!!!!Just those camels as your rig keeps throwing me :-)
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 22:04

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 22:04
To add insult to injury, now your calling me a camel. The're Alpaca's. Much more cuter. Just like me.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:14

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:14
Long neck sheep !
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Reply By: Member - The Cock (roach) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 22:16

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 22:16
G'day Mick and Joan,
I'm pleased to be able to extend an official welcome from the SA country-branch of the EO forum........I know Des Lexic has already had a few words to say, but he's really a Mexican dressed up in Crows clothing. Be very wary of anything he says!!!
If you've got a 60 series there is another poor sole here in SA who'll be on to you for parts for his old wreck too......so watch out for Pesty.
The Adelaide blokes aren't too bad, but don't take em too seriously.
Any forumites from Kadina are top blokes (well actually there's only one of us) and I hope you'll be able to drop in and say g'day when you're on your travels.
Which way were you planning on heading?
Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:19

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:19
Yeh sure cocka roach
Welcome Mick and Joan you will meet some great people on this forum but I can send you a member message who not to talk to !!! LOLOL
Great choice of rig ( cocka is a closet supporter) it will get where you want to go and back again. Give us a call if in the Clare valley SA
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 00:01

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 00:01
Geez Bill,

How did you come up with Member Cock ?......forget the (roach)

Why don't call yourself Bill then we can all sing "Oh No Bill...You can't do that !"..............hahahahaha

But Cock.........sounds like one of Robbie Burns' poems...'The Great Plenipotentiary'....read it and you will see what I mean.........

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie SA- Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 10:32

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 10:32
Willie,
The next line of that song is................"you silly PUSSY".......so I wouldn't want that connotation (spell??) being attached to my MEMBER would I?? LOL
I'll have to look that poem up I'm afraid......when it comes to the finer arts I admit to being a philistein (spelling??)
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 00:03

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 00:03
Hi Mick,

Welcome aboard. You make me very jealous being able to get out and about for 12 months. I only get 4 weeks a year (like many I suppose) and I certainly wish you the all the best.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Member - Mick S (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 09:24

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 09:24
Thanks for the welcome. Have some loose ends to tidy up prior to departure, most likely August/September. Probably head north from Brisbane, touring North and Western QLD then home for Christmas.
Booked in to Tamworth for Country Music Festival in Jan, then heading south.From there we're keeping it flexible, though there is a function in Perth at Easter we'd like to make, but we'll see. Probably north from Perth after doing South west corner, across to Darwin, then down the centre. Should the opportunity to pick up some work present itself, that would have a bearing.I've had considerable trucking experience, though I've more recently worked in Real Estate. Joan has worked in retail and we'll have a crack at most things. We've budgetted for 12 months of idleness, so it's not a big issue either way. We're not wealthy, but we've worked hard and long, the kids are well and truly adults now and this isn't a practice run. A wise man once said that very few people arrive at life's end wishing they'd spent more time at the office!
One of our 6 kids asked us what we're going to do when we get back. Our response was that we reckon we're good for another 30 years, 30 divided by 6 equals 5 years and her shift starts in 2010. They're not sure whether we're fair dinkum.
Getting back to the rig photo. If I take a shot on a lower resolution will this solve the problem?
Mick.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 09:42

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 09:42
Mick put up another post asking for help as there are some real wizards out there and I am sure someone will offer for you to email them a photo and adjust it and send it back. I am not that much of a wiz, but I did manage to get it right after a while on my own pictures so you can try me if you like, no garrantee I will succeed. If you have a picture program where you can alter pictures try and adjust it to a width of 300 pixels and it might work. My email addy is behind my rig pic.
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Reply By: Member - Mick S (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 10:20

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 10:20
Thanks for the offers of assistance with the rig pic. I'll have a go at sorting it out first before I call in the cavalry.
Mick.
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