Hi there....we're home

Submitted: Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:28
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Well...brrrrrr....ahahhahaha....we're home......firstly before I forget...thanks for the birthday greetings I got...Pesty printed the pages out for me...and just to dispel further rumours about my "great age"....I turned 38....and Pesty is already suggesting a huge EO birthday bash in two years.....!!!

We had a wonderful time away and exprienced great things...a bit hard to pick one thing that was the best....probably for Al it was Uluru, as he said he'd worked solid for 18months fixing the van up to see it....for Tegan it appears to be Oodnadatta...[Jiarna...I think we'll be back there some time], Callum it was definitely the crocs...and for Maaaaaaaaaaaaaa, well....you can't beat a topend sunset, but...I think what did it most for me was the realisation that Albert Namatjira captured the colours of the West Mac just perfectly.....it was a fantastic trip and we can't wait to get out there again....

a few decisions have been made...we're selling the van and investing in a camper trailer so we can go to more "outback" places....Ruth...we'll be up to see you for sure.....

and I also want to say hi to the other EO users and members we met along the way....John and Heather R who we caught up with in Oodnadatta...it was fun and we had a great night, a chap from Portland [sorry can't remember your christian name - it's my "great age"] who we met in Kakadu, SteveM from SA and Hugh from WA who we met during sunset at Uluru..it was great to meet you and your families and thanks for the laughs....Jiarna [John] and family who we met in Coober Pedy it was great to meet you, we'll be back sometime....Pesty [and Glenda] and Roachie [and Annette] who we had dinner with in Clare...was great to meet you two...we had a great night...and a great time in Clare might see you in November....and finally Glenn and family who joined us for the final part of the trip...we had a blast.....as the boxes of red wine bought would indicate....ahahhahaa......

finally...Al has asked me to thank everyone who helped with advice and planning for this trip it was very much appreciated...so...thanks EO members and users....and we'll be seeking further advice on other stuff I'm sure......

cheers

Lyn

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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:29

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:29
Hahahaha..I actually beat you with a post Lyn...hahahahaha...what took you so long?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:36

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:36
I was chatting with Mrs.Diamond at the same time....ahahhaha.....
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:34

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:34
Welcome home. Glad to hear that you had a great trip. Like us just gotta get out and see some more of the place. Its never ending.
DIdn't realize your birthday was 2 days before mine. Sounds like you had a blast for yours. At my age it was a little more subdued :-)
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:54

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:54
a fellow cancerian....such class......
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:38

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:38
Good on you for making it home, back to the cold. I guess you guys got home a little early, as I was expecting you thru here tomorrow, but thats OK, I know that once you get a whiff of home in your nostrils you go for it. I am sure Al would be champing at the bit to get out of the Toyota and back into a DECENT V8.

Cant wait to hear of the travels.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:54

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:54
Al was getting nostalgic each time he passed one....
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:04

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:04
lOL AFTER THAT LONG i WOUL DHAVE BEEN WAVING THEM DOWN AND ASKING FOR A DRIVE
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:09

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:09
his eyes just glazed over...hahahha
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:47

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:47
Welcome back all, you know it snowed out that way just the other day !!!! oh yeah welcome back.... hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:55

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:55
yes so I believe...snowed all day in Kyneton..glad I wasn't here...ahhaah....
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:11

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:11
Glad to see you got home safely, bit cold hey. By the sound of things you had a great time, now the fun part, unpacking !! 38 yrs young. Got pics.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:19

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:19
pics of what?....the trip or me turning 38?...hahaha
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:12

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:12
Nice to have my Maaaaaaaaaaa home. Enjoying that nice crisp air up your nostrils in Victoria - nothing like it.

38 - really? You don't look it!

Great fun meeting lots of people from Exploroz isn't it. Made ours a super trip. So when are you buying the camper?

Andrew

Disjointed post but dinner is ready!! haha
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:21

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:21
yes I'm definitely 38 my mother can confirm it....ahahahhaha....I'll take your remark as a compliment [I hope...] don't want to hear about it if it's not......hahah...

camper will bought....sooooooooooooon !
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Follow Up By: Puddin & Gumnut (Sydney) - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 15:55

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 15:55
Andrew's got a camper he might sell
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Follow Up By: Puddin & Gumnut (Sydney) - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 15:56

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 15:56
forgot to say glad to hear you all had a great time
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:18

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:18
Welcome home Lyn and Al hope you had a good time filling up the last of the spare spaces with goodies at Robe.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:22

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:22
got a few more bottles from Cape Jaffra......got to figure out where to store it all now....ahahaha....or....alternatively.......I could drink it......
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:02

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:02
Glad you'all made it back home in one piece.......now it's back to reality and start saving for the next epic journey; to Birdsville or bust!!!! LOL

All the best
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:58

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:58
not sure where the next one will be....somewhere windswept and interesting I'm sure......
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:04

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:04
Welcome back guys,

Glad you made it home safely - Will look forward to seeing you round the system again. Ah 38 what a good age I will know more about it next year.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 21:02

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 21:02
Hi David,

yes home safe and sound and I believe we missed your visit to lovely exotic melbourne.....well maybe next time...I handed a few stickers [shhhh don't tell Lone Wolf] to people who enquired, and gave Jiarna a stack to hand out too...we had a great time that's for sure....shall load up some pics soon.....

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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:08

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:08
Always good to get home, even if it is a bit chilly. Now you can plan the next adventure!!

I'm off to Marree for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the release of "The Back of Beyond".

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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 21:03

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 21:03
Hi John

great to catch up with you and your family and Jeffery in Coober Pedy, thanks for the tip on the Old Timers mine, the kids loved it...and Al and I banged our heads about 4 times....hahaha..it was great.....

cheers
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:23

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:23
welcome home als and wombats and glenns
pleased to see you all had a graet trip will not rub in the fact that we leave in 3 weeks today but you covered a lot of great territory and i believe once you get the red dust in your shoes you keep going back .its a pity you feel you have to sell the van as sometimes both are handy depending on the trip you want to do .anyway welcome home.

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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 21:34

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 21:34
Hi Steve,

I got the red dust up my nose....ahhahahaha...but yes, it's great....loved it...and we shall be doing this sort of thing [maybe not 6 weeks] but Al is talking 4 weeks a year at least to journey somewhere......the van is just a bit too cramped for that type of journey and won't let us get to where we want to go....but it served us well on this trip...though the last 2 nights we woosed out and stayed in a cabin....
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 23:07

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 23:07
Welcome back Maaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Al, Tegan and Callum. I guess the number of posts will increase dramatically again.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:15

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:15
Hi Des.....thanks for posting that birthday thingey for me...it was entertaining reading....ahhahaha...posts may increase :)
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 23:10

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 23:10
Hi Lyn
Nice to see you back in sunny Melbourne (Its just great eh!) Sorry I missed you in Alice but was running around like a hairy ar$ed goat trying up the last loose ends before heading west.
Nice to talk on the phone though.

Muddy say's Hi also and we will catch you soon.

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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:17

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:17
Hi John, great to talk with you too, we had a great time in alice, and I hope your journey was wonderful, it sure sounded interesting....

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 06:39

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 06:39
Hi Lyn and welcome back, its nice to have another female posting, I agree re Albert Namijira, I always thought the colours were fake till I saw the real thing, its a great country we live in isnt it. It would have been fun meeting so many of the EO people, but there is really no place like home for most of us, even if its only to refresh and travel again.

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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:22

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:22
Hi Carolyn, nice to meet you, whereabouts in NSW are you? We had a great time away, but now the bug has bitten hard as it does....

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 14:08

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 14:08
Hi Lyn, I am on the outskirts of Sydney Town, "The Shire", best of both worlds bush and sea and also the city not too far when we need civilisation.

Carolyn
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 07:39

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 07:39
Hello hello hello - so glad you are home safe and sound. We've missed you - now you can keep Lone Wolf at bay. Ha ha. Gosh, sell the van soon and come up here. Good fun. Gotta go to work the chief is getting agitated. LOL>
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:26

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:26
Hi Ruth, I'm not sure anyone can keep the Lone Wolf at bay...hahahahah.....not sure when we'll head up there, but it's on the list of places....along with a stack of others....

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:28

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:28
How remiss of me, I forgot to mention Willie, Jude and Jeddah who housed us and fed us in Peterborough when we came through [yes I got some PP juice, and still have some left !] thanks for the wonderful company and meals.....and also for your dulcet tones singing "happy birthday" to me on the 19th...very much appreciated...

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:44

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 21:44
Lyn and Al, along with Tegan and Callum.

Is great to see you home again safe and sound. I still remember seeing Callum without his cap in Oodnadatta. I wonder what Tegan enjoyed so much there. Must have been the green grass behind the Pink Roadhouse in the caravan park. Hahahah where you may ask?

I am sure the trip is something you will remember for a long tme - kids too. Be wide eyed each time you go through the piccies I have no doubt. Something we have loved in our tripping too is meeting people, not just the ones we knew.

We loved the night in Oodnadatta too circled up round the camp fire....
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 08:00

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 08:00
Hi John,

Callum without his cap is a rare sight, Tegan liked the colour of the roadhouse and the kids who were staying there who we also caught up with in Alice Springs on our way back....

It was great chatting with lots of people, even if it was just to admire their setup, or having a conversation over the radio with someone, one thing is for sure travellers love to chat...

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Member Eric - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 20:59

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 20:59
Hello there , I am glad your home safe , I will give you a call as soon as you settle in . Let me tell you that the forum was not the same whilst you were gone lol .

I cant wait for the Qestion , If a Lady wanted to buys a good off road camper hahaha

You just missed David , this is true and also a Gembrook day out , Pic's have been posted . But last but not least , make sure you pencil in Melbourne cup weekend for Robe
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 08:04

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 08:04
Hi Eric

Thanks for the welcome back, give us the call whenever, the car went like a dream, and....The Lady already knows what off-road camper trailer she wants....ahahahaha...now....we're looking at snorkles I think next weekend....whooooo hoooooo...._Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx, fridges [groan i won't ask a fridge question I promise....hahah..]...the whole shabang....

and....Robe has been penciled in and spoken about already....

cheers

Lyn
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Reply By: Member - Hugh (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 15:43

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 15:43
Hi Lyn and Al,

Meeting you all during sunset at Uluru was a blast and a very unexpected highlight to what had already been a fantastic day. From reading your messages the rest of your trip seems to have gone well, certainly better than the Oodnadatta Tk.

We got home Saturday afternoon, with everyone tired but already wanting to do another trip - perhaps the Kimberlies next year. After seeing you at Uluru we progressed on to Kings Canyon, then Alice Springs (stayed another day (4) - so much to see and do), then down to Coober Pedy and home via the Nullabor.

The kids returned to school today and like yours have a lot of stories to tell their class mates, with pictures and artifacts collected along the way.

It was great to meet up with you, Al and the kids. And the other ExploreOz bods along the way.

Take care,
Hugh
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 15:51

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2004 at 15:51
Hi Hugh, too bad we couldn't spend more time chatting, maybe we might cross paths somewhere else in this great country...as we were discussing that night, it looks like we're going to invest in a TrakShak camper trailer....well at least that's the plan..hahahaha....

glad you made it home safe and sound...

cheers

Lyn
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