BIRDSVILLE

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:49
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Hi everyone, back from big holiday and did not leave Queensland (as some will have noticed). Did not get new Toyota or new boat but Ian did build a camper trailer (very comfortable and does not leak dust). Did go Barramundi fishing at Lake Awoonga - successfully (not me though sadly) did go to see The Lion King (and shopping) in Sydney. Had such a good time I could not remember how to turn on the computer yesterday and realised my Membership is overdue (rectified tho). Hope everyone having a good 2005 and lots of trips planned. Happy New Year to all.
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Reply By: Ruth - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:50

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:50
Oh yes, must think Sydney is in Queensland - sorry blond moment.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:04

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:04
G'day................................

what happened to the Smoky Bay plans????

Cheers anyway
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 19:27

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 19:27
ahahaha now we know lol lol

did you hear about the blonde that ....

or what does a blonde ........no i cant its not friday hehehe

and sydney is any where you want you to be....

im really on your side blondie...i forget too ...sometimes only
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:54

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:54
Hey Rick, still have plans for Smoky Bay (soon) - just holiday turned into large family commitments - YOU know what it's like to have elderly parents (your Dad is Brilliant though) and children and relations etc. - Ian is the only boy amongst four sisters (and much in demand). He left to go Diamantina Barra fishing this a.m. at 6:00 (still dark here unlike the east coast where the sun comes up at 4.30 a.m.). Still some yabbies here - found a few yesterday in between mowing. Weather quite good - about 24 at the moment and it's nearly 8:00 a.m. - up to 42 yesterday, not bad. Having trouble with my email IN (since updating to Outlook Express6 and Nortons 2005) have to go through my IT server web to get INMAIL. A problem for later today methinks. Talk soon - great photos, Rick.
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:56

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 17:56
Welcome back Ruth, great to hear you had a great break. I have sent you an email, undoubtably you will have thousands...lol. We will see you in August!

Cheers

Glenn
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:04

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:04
I replied!
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:07

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:07
I know...hehehehehehe
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 19:29

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 19:29
glenn, you just testing how much blonde hahaha
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 11:29

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 11:29
O.K. Buddy, think I've got email problems sorted now so shuld be able to talk again. Only spent 2.5 days on it.
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 13:21

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 13:21
No problem Ruth. Did you get the one from me regarding sites required in August?

Cheers

Glenn
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:13

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:13
G'day Ruth and welcome back.... I bet Birdsville is a bit warm at the moment!!! I'm not surprised you didn't buy a new yota, they are a useless p.o.s...... hahahaha

You're gunna get upset with me, I know, but we're planning a trip across the Simmo for July (W to E) and will be towing the Ultimate!!! LOLOL

Look forward to seeing you then (asuming it all comes together).

Cheers

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:15

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:15
Sorry, forgot to add....can we have some pic's of the camper trailer please???
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:16

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:16
G'day Roachie,
When in July are ya gunna be in the Desert??
Could be in the vicinity meself around that time.... (headin' back from the West via Anne Beadell)... though it'll most likely be toward the end of the month (at the earliest) before we are there...
Might bump inta ya " 'round the traps" somewhere;-)....

Cya... Ed. C.
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:45

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:45
Hey, Roachie, I missed you - forgotten how nasty you could be! Haha.
AnUltimate it ain't! Very comfortable though - will try and accommodate the photo for you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 22:51

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 22:51
G'day Ed....at this stage we're in Birdsville around 9,10 & 11/7 (for the EO gathering) and then plan to head west across Simpson. Would probably be in Dalhousie about 3 or 4 days later I guess. Then we'll be heading for Oodnadatta (probably)....not sure yet. Need to plan a bit more; but at the same time remain flexible....

Ruth......you know me too well.....you must take everything I say with a grain of red sand. hahaha

Cya all later.

Roachie
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:42

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:42
By golly Aunty Ruth, methinks you had passed away. Am so relieved that you and that naughty bloke Ian are still in the land of the living. Have not heard a peep from you since the last Cuppacino at your place. We have sold the Red Carpet we bought for your visit, as it was gathering dust on the verandah. Much water has flowed into the sea since my last visit to the beautiful Birdsville but we are reasonably hale and hearty and busy as ever.
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:09

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:09
Hakuna matata, my best mate (that's Lion King talk for Don't Worry - Be Happy). Missed you all very much - sorry about the red carpet - we've had a few ups and downs also, some interesting and will have big catch up as soon as can fix email problems, grrrrrrr. Hello to Judith.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 20:08

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 20:08
Hi Ruth

Judith says Hi.

Will see you at the national Get-together in July on our way back from WA.

Take care
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 11:31

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 11:31
Willem, spent 2.5 days sorting computer/email problems and can honestly say I had good service from Microsoft Support (amazed - had heard bad things) and am now upgraded in email and security so should be able to email.
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Reply By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:46

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 18:46
welcome back Ruth


Isn't Lake Awoonga a nice place to visit. Only went there once for a look but I will be making the effort to get back there.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:59

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:59
Hey Sparkie, I love Many Peaks also and going up over the hill. We took the houseboat out on the Lake (bit exxy after what you get for the same money on the Murray River - luxury all the way down there - very basic at the Lake). My brother-in-law was practising casting from the houseboat tied up in front of the fishing inspector's office while waiting for someone to turn up before we cast off and lo and behold a strike - and a beautiful barra landed on the houseboat - it was so funny the fishing inspector and mates nearly fell off the verandah!!! Good fishing out there at the moment - make sure you have a Golden Bomber lure.
I'm not used to lure fishing so it was good experience but my arms got sore from casting all the time - sure would like to get a strike.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 19:16

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 19:16
Well, about time!!

Rang you for days & days. I ended calling Karsten. Wanted the good oil on someone up there, as my daughter wants to work & live up there for a while.

She may go up in June.... we'll see.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:00

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:00
Oh sorry Wolfie, back now so you can tell me the goss. Be good to see her.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 19:32

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 19:32
Hi Ruth and Ian welcome back to birdsville,
Glad the holiday and fishing was great, we miss your smiling face here and on MSN chat, glad the camper trailer is dustproof and comfy.
Hope to catch up soon.
Sorry about our friend Roachie suggesting such dishonerable things as buying a nissan hahahaha

Cheers Pesty
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:01

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:01
Hello Darlings, thank you for the good wishes. Having email trouble but will talk very soon.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:43

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:43
Hi Ruth welcome home i hope you had a good wonderfull break, i know we haven't spoke directly only through JohnR so i hope it is still OK for 9/10/11/ july/05 for the National gathering.

My email is behind my rig pic or contact JohnR (vic)

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:03

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:03
Hi Baz - July will be terrific. Can't wait. Must try to do some thinking now I'm back at work and organising. Will talk.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:49

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 20:49
Hakuna matata Ruth, see you in early April, do we have to book to get the cabins there?

Bonzi
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:07

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:07
Hakuna matata, Bonz - give me a ring, very busy early part of this year. Easter, Local Govt. Confer and Cattle Drive.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:33

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 21:33
Ruth and Ian, great to know you are safe and well. Hope to be able to get to Birdsville in July on our way east. Just reckon it's the shortest way of course. LOL The way to see friends in Mackay that is. I had heard you were shopping in Sydney and certainly noticed you didn't make it to the Great Ocean Road.

Look forward to catching up and swapping some gossip. Seems like I catch up with my Bro more than you do by his comment above. Adopted that is.
Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:05

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:05
Hello hello, very disappointed at not getting to all the places (any of the places actually) - email problems but will talk very soon. Ian has gone fishing this a.m. Will contact your Bro now.
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:13

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:13
Hi Ian

Jenelle here....jeez I have missed you....thank swagger, that sunbeaten brow, that ' I will catch those diamantina barra' looks; whispering sweet nuffin's in your ear......that full moon...those were the days

XXXXXXX Jenelle oooooooo
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:14

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:14
Blimey - welcome back Ruth and Ian - sorry about my other half - doesn't know where to stop.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:15

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:15
Jen again - I meant that and not thank - that swagger - you know what I mean - full moon again tonight!
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:11

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:11
Wow - pity Ian's gone fishing this a.m. and missed your message Jenelle - he'll be back before lunch and will be THRILLED. Missed you all, hope you had good holidays - how are the cherubs?
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:36

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:36
Hi Ruth and Ian
It's the REAL Jen here now. My husband is an idiot at times..but I guess you know that!

Welcome back, hope you had a great break. The "cherubs" are happy, busy, loud, full of life etc etc! All at school and daycare so I am about to hit the books and be productive today( that is the plan anyway!)

Take care

Jen
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:15

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:15
"My husband is an idiot at times"

Jeez - I am really chuffed!! I am going to point everyone to this thread.....note the 'at times'.... many times I am quite fine!
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:18

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:18
Ruth,

Have you been away?

See you in July

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:12

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:12
Very funny, Wayne. See you then.
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Reply By: DukeAtty - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:56

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 22:56
Hi Ruth, I would like to book into one of your self contained cabins for Sunday night June 5th 2005.....Have you got one vacant?...
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:15

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:15
Bugga, now they'll really make me be an advertiser!!!!! Ha ha - gonna be anyway. Hi DukeAtty - give us a ring will you, hard to remember where the Book is after such a long holiday, think can assist.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:13

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 23:13
Oh Great Goddess of the Golden Dessert, Hail to the Ruler!!!!
Welcome back to your inordinate subjects.
Offerings of peace and joy duly extended.
Your most humble and obediant servant
Desmond.
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:17

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:17
You are a good and loyal servant and I am going to grant you a part of my kingdom for your l oyalty - you are granted the male amenities block
and public laundromat.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 19:11

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 19:11
hahahaha ya got room in your new digs at Birdsville for us Al hahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 16:51

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 16:51
Just send me 15% of the royalties that will be fine.
Yes Mr Banzarrelli, I have room for you, its the cleaners cupboard just inside the door. For your charming wife and delightful children, they can camp wherever they like and Her Majesty will be more than happy to accomadate them.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 18:51

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 18:51
I'll pass that on Des, Marie wuill be chuffed
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 14:19

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 14:19
Ha ha - still laughing! Just found out how to look at the folder my new spamfilter puts things in - and guess what - nearly all the mail was from ExplorOz. Hahahaha - especially you Des Lexic (and Roachie too of course). Hahahaha.
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Reply By: Mike - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:17

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:17
Hi Ruth, welcome back. I thought it had been a little quiet.

Hope to see you in July, probably about a week after the ExploreOz gathering, as we are heading to Cameron Corner with the O/Lander mob that weekend, then Innamincka and on to Birdsville.

Happy trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 21:35

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 21:35
Happy Trails - how wonderful to hear from you. Will look forward to seeing you in July also - should be a big month. U o.k? Thinking of you.
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