Big Kidz Kimberley trip

Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 23:11
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Hi everyone

Well we are getting close to leaving on our Kimberley trip. Not sure that it is a good idea to leave on Friday 13th - but I can't wait any longer. Should be an awesome time with the advice and hints and people that we have chatted to about the trip. To all our friends - "Thanks for you advice and encouragement and tough luck that you have to stay home and work!" I am sure the eight weeks will fly.

We are travelling up through South Oz to Alice Springs and then along the Tanami to Halls Creek, up t0 Kununurra and along the GRR and then to the Dampier Peninsula and back to Broome. If you see our camper - say gidday though if it is after July 9 it will be my parents in the car/camper - you can talk to them though they might not know how to work the radio!! We are flying home from Broome.

Look forward to meeting people on the road. Taking my EO membership card this time... forgot it last time and Wolfie tried to charge me for coffee!!

Cheers to you all ....keep working hard.

Andrew and Jen.

PS - If you look at our Rig pic you might be able to pick out some characteristic features that will help you recognize our camper on the road.

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Reply By: Tessysdad - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 00:13

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 00:13
Hi Andrew and Jen,
Have a good one. It is such a magic part of the State. We spent 3 weeks on and about the GRR last year, and the balance of out 12 weeks checking out other places in the Kimberley, and have lost count of the places we intend to see/revisit next time.
Happy camping,
Mike and Jan.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Karen - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 11:34

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 11:34
You guys have a wonderful trip, look forward to some emails along the way, and lots of pics when you get home. We know hoe excited you have been Jen, but it's nearly here,,,,,,,,,,,,only 2 more sleeps to go (you big kidz).
LOL
Stay safe along the way.
Karen & Geoff
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 11:41

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 11:41
Hi Andrew, Jen, Luke, Lachlan and Kaitlyn

have a fantastic trip away, lucky ducks, we still have to wait another 10 weeks [but who's counting] stay safe, have fun, and we shall look forward to hearing about your adventure on your return.

Lyn

PS...have a very happy birthday in Cape Leveque Jen..

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Reply By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 12:12

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 12:12
Hi you lot, Sorry we are going to miss you as you pass through here but will catch up next time. Have a great trip and stay safe.
We look forward to a full report when you get home.
Happy travels.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 12:58

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 12:58
Cheers Guys stay safe and have a good time.
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 13:48

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 13:48
Hi Andrew and Jen

Have a wicked time, by the time you get back we would have had our small simpson crossing and be back at work, so unfair hahaha

Be safe, take care and have heaps and heaps of fun

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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 19:38

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 19:38
sooooooooo jealous !!!!

best of luck you guys and safe trip.

hm friday the 13th
actually the day our land title passes to us.
dont be a strange with pics and updates doc holiday!
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 23:54

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 23:54
Don't forget that bucket with the plastic spoon thingy in it err ahh I mean washing mashine. Lol

Stay safe

Have fun

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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 07:31

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 07:31
Have a wonderful time and be good.

If you can't be good, be good at it.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Wombat - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 10:36

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 10:36
Enjoy yourself guys. And stay away from those crocs, Jen.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 14:42

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 14:42
Have a great trip you Kidz, all of you. Will look forward to hearing more of you as you travel from point to point assuming you will keep us up to date. Will miss you guys in the 4wdRec too. Anyway have a good one, and keep the postcards flowing, no pics of Jen held out of the boat Andrew.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 20:21

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 20:21
Andrew & Jen,

Trip sounds good, would like to hop on at 3-Ways, if I had the time, and sit on the roof rack. Busy here, but the weather is glorious.

Trust that the weather is good for you, and the Kimberley is at it's charismatic best. Take plenty of digi camera batteries, you'll need them.

Safe travelling, and all the best,

Regards,
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Reply By: Peter - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 21:59

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 21:59
Have a great trip, I'm sure it will be. Don't forget the postcard. All the best.
Cheers Peter and Lez
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 11:58

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 11:58
Thanks for all the well wishes......everything is packed and ready to go.....just have to wait for Andrew to finish work....he is running behind time...as docs do! Will post when we get the chance and let you know the stories of our travels.
Take Care everyone and we'll be back in 8 weeks.

Jen and the rest of the Big Kidz tribe.
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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 22:17

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 22:17
Andrew and Jen
We are a little ahead of you having came up along the Oodnadatta Track, Dalhousie Springs, Mt Dare, finke, Lamberts Centre of Australia and Alice Springs. You should find the Tanami no problem at the moment, if you remember to reduce tyre pressure and slow down, we came thru a few days ago towing our van, road is a little rough around 100km either side of Yendumu, dont know how much diesel is but for an indication ULP fuel is $1.59 at Tilmouth well, $1.85 at Yeundamu,$1.80 at Rabbit Flat, $2.00 at Bililuna and $1.35 Halls Creek. Niced camp spot in old gravel pit opposite Mt Doreen Ruins, another at old Gravel Pit 100km west of Rabbit Flat on north side of road, and great camping by the water holes at Sturt Creek near Bililuna and nice camping spot at Wolfe Creek Crater. Road into the crater is alittle rough but not as bad as the road to Mt Dare etc. We leave Halls Creek tomorrow heading to Spring Creek/Turkey Ck and the Bungle Bungles before a week at Kununurra and Wyndham then down the GRR and into Broome around 10 July. So you will most likely pass us on your way thru to Broome. Enjoy.
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