Aren’t your mate’s wonderful.....?

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 17:33
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We’ve now spent 10 months planning the next trip and still haven’t come to a conclusion. First it was this, and then it was that.

These blokes over talk things to the absolute degree, then get Hysterical about what they need at the last minute.

It must be an Australian idiom (or the work of women).

Anyway, this time I’ll take the camera, do a bit of writing in the evening, and post my first blog (with a bit of help from my mates).

it's all good fun. LOL

Regards

Kim


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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 17:48

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 17:48
So where ya going??

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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 18:29

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 18:29
Gidday John

How would I know? That my point.....

People won’t make up their mind.

You may come across a grumpy old fart anywhere between Cape York, the Kimberley or the Connie Sue!

I’m now not even sure about which month we’ll be leaving.

Some of my mates don’t seem to understand the investment required on some these trips.

Take the Connie Sue for example. This will me cost an EPIRB plus a Sat phone. The latter I’ll probably get on loan from Telstra.

There's other ideas flowing around, but it would be nice to have a final decision.

LOL

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 20:54

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 20:54
Hi Kim
If it is the Connie Sue, it is well worth it. Compared to other Outback areas, this great track sees far less travellers than it should.

Where ever you do get to, have a great trip.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 21:47

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 21:47
Mate

You're convinced me.

We'll start off at Cockebiddy then head north and come out at Eridunda. I'll see what the mates have to say about that.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 08:29

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 08:29
Hi Kim
Very wise decision. This is what you have in store.

Cheers

Stephen

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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 20:33

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 20:33
G/Day Kim

Planning is good, but as long as you all agree in the long run which way or where you are going is the main thing, some times the best of plans fall apart, but real mates won't.

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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 21:04

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 21:04
well kim, take charge ask them what they want to see and make an itinery that will suit everyone, oh don't forget the girls either.

cheers and good luck, you lucky bloke to go tripping.
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Reply By: The other Norm C (WA) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 21:41

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 21:41
G'Day Kim and Dog
I tend to make a point of saying,I think "here" sounds good and would be worth a look.Will leave on (Date) at (Time) Those who want to and can go, do those who can't or won't commit don't
Seems to work so far
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 14:17

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 14:17
I agree Norm, sometimes someone just has to take charge if everyone is indecisive. Then the only decision they have to make is whether or not they're going with you!
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Reply By: ob - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:19

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:19
Kim, as one grumpy old fart to another, what's wrong with making it up as you go. As long as you have enough supplies (fuel, water etc) to travel safely and no one has too tight a schedule to tie them down.

By the way I'm jealous too

Cheers ob

PS by the way have a good trip(said grudgingly.....lol)
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 07:43

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 07:43
Hey Kim , 10 months from last trip is to long - there will be camping etc at our place again over this easter.
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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 16:12

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 16:12
Gidday Robin

I enjoyed my last visit up there, but unfortunately I can’t make it this Easter. We might be able to catch up a little after that.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 09:20

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 09:20
Kim

Nothing new. I got diagnosed with the big C before Christmas (the 22nd Dec) and the sons decided it would be nice to do a family trip. Note I used the word "family". That's great I thought at least the planning and preparation will be a group think.

HA No way.

After asking questions and not getting much help I just took control and am running the lot. They are still going, don't worry about that. All going well it will be a ripper of a trip. They even got updated cars. One got a 4.2TD Patrol and the other got a ripper of a 100 series also 4.2TD.

But I guarantee if it was left as a "group" effort we would not be going anywhere near as good as whet we have in store. Even arranged some special passes for rarely visited places. Almost a dream trip. Nah That's the CSR with just Sue and myself in one car.

Take control gently and no one will notice the dictatorship until they come home.

Enjoy

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