Little Desert EO Get Together

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:33
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Hi All,

Just a note to let you all know that a few of us EO forumites are planning a get together at Little Desert in Vic over the Labour Day weekend. The dates are Friday 7th March to Monday 10th March. I know some cannot make it for the entire four days, but if anyone can make it, the more the merrier.

It will be here faster than you think.

CheersJust Do It!

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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:38

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:38
We'll be there with our merry hats on. Looking forward to it.ne cede malis
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:34

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:34
looking forward to meeting you in the fleshJust Do It!

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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 13:53

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 13:53
G'day Glenn, The Barking Inspector reconds that there is plenty of flesh to meet.LOLne cede malis
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:46

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:46
Whereabouts in Little desert. I'll be there as long as it's not forecast too hot. Can't stand that stinking hot heat.I may be mad but I'm not crazy
Hooroo
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 22:25

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 22:25
What perfect for sleepin in the back of the ute bloke!!!
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 22:48

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 22:48
Actually the last two nights I spent in Little Desert I slept in the tent. I hate pitching it though...waste of good beer drinking timeI may be mad but I'm not crazy
Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:36

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:36
Hoping to get some space on Horseshoe Bend or Ackle BendJust Do It!

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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:48

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:48
we'll be there...do we bring the embers...lol....

Lyn'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:39

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:39
and the coffeeback by popular demand
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:42

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:42
but I don't drink coffee....I can bring glayva..though it mightn't last too long...it evaporates !!! [that's my story!]'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:45

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:45
if the standard for evaporation was as quick as your glayva evaporated we would all be in trouble.
i mean even the oceans would be empty
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:51

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:51
I tell you it evaporated....I had a full bottle friday night and an empty one on Sunday night....it couldn't have been me...I didn't feel seedy at all....'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Reply By: Member - Kim (mr) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 19:44

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 19:44
Sounds good, looking forward to it (thats as long as we have our car back from nissan by then)Just a little puddle we found down in Gembrook
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:53

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:53
gday mr kim.
is your car being repaired from your trip to gembrook .
what did they find was the problem if it was .
just curious thanks.back by popular demand
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:05

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:05
It was funny to see your post today , i was thinking about your turbo today , wondering if it was all fixed ?
I was about to send a email to ask lol Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim (mr) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:41

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:41
Yes it is from the Gembrook trip. The problem was the air flow meter and the air con. compressor clutch bearing any way about $1200 inc. labor. So anyway being just out of warranty (time not kms) i thought i would give nissan aust. a ring and see if they would cover it with a good will warranty, since all the problems with the ZD30's, but no luck. I was just told i should have got the ext. warranty, to this i got on my high horse and told the nice lady word for word what the fine print said in the booklet i got for the ext. warranty. as follows "This warranty will cease to operate and no claims will be accepted where the vehicle: 1. Has been modified from our original specifications." And it go's on and on. Anyway me being a simple minded man thought this ruled me out. But then the same nice lady told me that what was in the book was wrong (stupid me) and that only if a non original part fails or causes the problem it is not covered. So with this being the case after some sweet talking the nice lady ( I told you she was a nice lady) let me get the ext. warranty and that was cheeper than the stuff that had to be done, and i've still got 2 years of warranty. Then there is nissan (bendigo), but thats a story still in progress. Just a little puddle we found down in Gembrook
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 17:50

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 17:50
does this mean that the repairs done now are covered , or from today your covered ? did you have the air flow meter replaiced ?? I hope not Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Stuart - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 18:03

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 18:03
(this is mr kim from stuarts place.) they backdated the warranty so all the above is covered. they did replaiced the air flow meter, so why do you hope not?
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:05

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:05
sorry that coment only applied if you had to pay for it , its fantastic that you got it coverd under warranty . If you had to pay for it I would have organised one for you , would have cost you 0 . Glad its all sorted mate .

i was hopeing to get a day trip at Toorlangi before the year is up , but it's getting harder as Xmas gets closer , if we do get a chance , would you be interrested in taging along ? bring Stuart in his Cruiser 2 , at least you have proven you can do it , from stuart , all i have heard is big word lol Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim (mr) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 22:03

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 22:03
Eric, if it just happens to slot in between the xmas madness i'll be in any trip. I might take it a bit easy in the mud holes though lolJust a little puddle we found down in Gembrook
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Follow Up By: Stuart - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 00:02

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 00:02
Eric, don't worry about this black duck, l am slowly doing little mod's to the cruiser and when the boys are setteled, it will be unstopable(I hope), priced a set of ARB srub bars for it, cannot remember exactly how much but it was around $900 for two peices of pipe - "there dreaming"(form the Castle if you didn't know), there is an engineering place around the corner, l will speak to the bloke there to see how much to get some made up, probably be stronger too!
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:01

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:01
Definitely be there.....

The question is what tyres would be better suited to the terrain, Simex Centipedes or ordinary 205/70's?
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:43

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:43
gday gary.
the more highway pattern the better for sand.
but ive seen muddys used on sand with out to much problem they just tend to dig in a little but if you didnt get stuck in the snow lolol.
still nothing from the engineer
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 22:17

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 22:17
Concur with Diamond. Mostly sand but not seriously deep. A few clay bogs but they should be dry at that time of the year.I may be mad but I'm not crazy
Hooroo
Ray
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:46

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:46
gday glenn.
with out a doubt we will be there.
but can i borrow a few snags mate ill pay you for themback by popular demand
:-)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 22:26

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 22:26
oi get on ICQ dippy.. tryin to ask you shiat.
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:54

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:54
It'd be great to be there but I'll be somewhere in the Simpson about that time. Whose going to be trip leader ???Carpe Diem
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Reply By: Member - Richard- Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:32

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:32
We will be around Oz somewhere. Just in case, where abouts in Little Desert? It look a big place.Richard and Leonie, The grey nomads.
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 09:57

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 09:57
Probably the Dimboola end Richard but keep posted. Look forward to seeing you there.ne cede malis
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:07

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:07
Are we staying at a camp sight ? are there any facilities there ? Toilets ect , need to know to see if the hand brake will come along lol . Then again I could alway hire a camper lolVenus Bay
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:40

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:40
Hi Eric,

Horseshoe and Ackle Bends have toilets/water/fire pits. Horseshoe Bend can accommodate caravans (no power though). Both spots are on the Wimmera River.

Nice place to camp...lots of shade, sandy base etc

Hope this helpsJust Do It!

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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 17:52

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 17:52
Now dont you all go laughing at me , but the handbrake has made me ask the question . Are they flushing toilets ???Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 19:52

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 19:52
Hey Eric, Horseshoe and Ackle bends are only a hop, skip and a jump from Dimboola so you could always stay in a motel :)I may be mad but I'm not crazy
Hooroo
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:24

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:24
Hi Eric, for the life of me I cannot remember, but Mad Dog is correct Dimboola is a five minute drive to Horseshoe bend. The camp fees are collected by Parks Victoria, so maybe you could call them on 131963 and they may be able to tell you. If not, the info centre at Horsham on 1800633218 may have the info you require.

Please let us know if you find out. We may find that with the number of people coming on the weekend it may be better to find accomm in the Dimboola CP.Just Do It!

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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:55

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:55
Hi All
I always enjoy reading your post ( Lots of Laughs) & hope to meet some of you some time, We will be going to the Eastern Block that Weekend on a club trip,
did the West & Central area Cup Weekend I think the mud tracks we came across will be well dry by March.
I will keep an eye on the posts as time gets closer and hope we meet on
the tracks up there, will be on UHF 15Prado TD Auto
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:41

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:41
How many will be on the Club Trip Bernie, and where will you be camping?Just Do It!

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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:56

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:56
Hi All
I always enjoy reading your post ( Lots of Laughs) & hope to meet some of you some time, We will be going to the Eastern Block that Weekend on a club trip,
did the West & Central area Cup Weekend I think the mud tracks we came across will be well dry by March.
I will keep an eye on the posts as time gets closer and hope we meet on
the tracks up there, will be on UHF 15.

CheersPrado TD Auto
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Reply By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:20

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:20
Have you noticed that we recently published a Trek Note for the Little Desert - submitted by a User, now Member-Karen. She could't supply photos or plot files so could someone in the group please collect some pics to illustrate the Trek Notes - campsites, track, terrain, plants etc, the group on the track PLUS can someone please record the trip on OziExplorer making waypoints along the way at each intersection, point of interest as noted in Karen's trek notes (plus any others you wish to add). Remember, we pay Member Money for this stuff so make it a paying EO trip!!... Oh, and have fun you guys.ExplorOz
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:30

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:30
Will do Michelle. I will use the meridian cd and see how that goes too.Just Do It!

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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 14:48

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 14:48
Look out for the Orange machine...see you there. I will but be a rose amongst the thorns.hahahahaha

Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:00

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:00
speak for yourself....no thorns on me...that I'd noticed recently...lolololol'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:12

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:12
yeah Ma.....but you can be a bit prickly sometimes????...hahahahaha

Nou gaan jy wonder wat praat ek alles !

See, I can also write gobbledegook............('S Rioghail Mo Dhream)
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:21

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:21
prickly but loveable....lol..

and mine isn't gobbledegook....

'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:50

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:50
I look forward to meeting you WillemJust Do It!

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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 17:10

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 17:10
Likewise Glenn. Will be hilarious putting faces to internet names. I have met a few participants however.
Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:10

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:10
S Rioghail Mo Dhream (Royal is my tribe)Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:15

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:15
Och Aye, Tribe or Race Eric...now..to which clan does it belong to?'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:28

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:28
Oh bloody hell....now she is claiming Royalty ! There will be no stopping her....... Ma'arm
Willem

Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:49

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:49
I'm not claiming anything of the sort young Willem...lol..it's not my motto....
'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 22:09

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 22:09
Ancestors & Descendants of James MacGregor Child of the Mist

next question please
.Venus Bay
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:31

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 15:31
Dagnabit we better go too and test out the new kitchen HQ hey Diamond?
well keeps the girls busy while we do blokey stuff???
sounds good planning holidays about this time as well/.1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 16:03

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 16:03
what blokey stuff???'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 14:37

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 14:37
Oh u know like driving insane treks and dinting sidesteps and stuff then comparing dents and general hooliganism and top the nights off with some refreshments>?
y not

PAR ONERI1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 14:46

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 14:46
and why should that be limited to the blokes only?

ps Like your camp kitchen....

Lyn'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 23:57

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 23:57
hows that tune go ? "thats why you;ll always find me in the kitchen at parties?"

All sexes are able to do blokey stuff ok??????

good all sorted now where did i leave my stilettos?
1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 07:45

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 07:45
now who sang it?

and I can see you in a nice pair of black stilettos....lol'S Rioghail Mo Dhream





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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 16:06

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 16:06
The wood be Jona Lewie woodnt it?

I'll tag along too have to see that Kitchen and sample some ToonKookingLaterally Literal
Seriously Cerebral
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:21

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:21
Hi Glenn
I dont know how many vehicles on this trip minimum about 12,
there was 19 vehicles with 39 adults & kids on Cup week end,
will let u know details as time gets closer
We will be on the move about 9.00am to 4.00pm (Happy Hour) each day,
& I think maybe "Horseshoe bend" Sunday night.

I will let u know details as time gets closer, looking forward to meeting up with the EO group " nice to put a face to a name" looks like you are going to have a big gathering.

Cheers for now Prado TD Auto
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