Big trip starts tomorrow

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 20:17
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Hi all. I just want to let everyone know that at 9.30am tomorrow my wife and I, in our car and caravan and my sister, in her car and caravan set off on what is hopefully a 9 month trip through most parts of this great land.

I hope to meet some fellow Exploroz members during our travels. Please look out for a Prado with the large 'Exploroz sticker' across the wind deflector of my roof basket.

Hope to see you on the road.

Mick
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Reply By: Mandy B - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 20:27

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 20:27
You lucky thing. We have to wait another 7 weeks before we leave on our trip.
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Reply By: Member - Old Girl - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 20:28

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 20:28
Grr i hate that. Another holiday maker enjoying this great country while i work.
Enjoy your trip.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 20:40

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 20:40
Hi Mick

Have a great trip and keep us updated as you travel.



Cheers



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Follow Up By: Member - Michael N (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 20:53

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 20:53
Thank you all for your replies so far. We have been planning this trip for a long time and I hope all the testing with week end trips has not worn out all my camping and electronic equipment.

Stephen we were planning leaving Brisbane and travelling through NSW to Broken Hill and through South Australia to Port Agusta and then up the Darwin. Then across to Broome and down the WA coast, with trips inland. Then follow the coast road home.

However the rain in NT, SA and NSW has forced us to take the usual route from Brisbane through Charleville, Longreach, Cloncurry, Mt Isa to the three ways.

Malcolm Fraser said once 'Life wasn't meant to be easy.' But it is good to be flexable and have an area on the east side of this country where rain is not falling, for once.

Mick
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Follow Up By: kevmac....(WA) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 21:41

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 21:41
It aint fair !!! hahahaha !!! Hope you have an enjoyable and safe journey.......

My day will come soon once I get work out of the way.
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Reply By: escapesilv - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 21:38

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 21:38
Hi Mick

Good luck, have a great time..

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael N (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 23:23

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 23:23
Thanks escapesilv and kevmac

I have been reading about other members and visitors heading off for their big trip for about 4 years. Everyone has a turn, but it's just a bugger waiting for your own. Plan, prepare and be patient.

Thanks for your good wishes. I will keep the forum updated as best as I can.

Mick
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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 23:04

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 23:04
Hi Mick,
You make sure you have a great time and send us reports to make us jealous.

Cheers
Graham
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Reply By: bockstar1 - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 08:21

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 08:21
Best wishes and safe travels. Be sure to be thinking of us here working away and the grindstone!!! :-)

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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 08:45

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 08:45
G/Day Mick

We will be out there somewhere.

I'm always on the lookout for Exploroz Signage.

Might see you on the road, have a safe trip.

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Reply By: Carreen - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 09:33

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 09:33
Hi Michael,
Fantastic-hope you are travelling well and enjoying the freedom. Hubby and I leave in 21 days and are in the process of packing up the house to rent and packing the camper. Having to say goodbye to family and friends is looming which I am not looking forward to. We are not grey nomads -that is a bit grey but not retired, but taking some time off work to consider our options for the last phase of our working lives. We can't wait to hit the first night and open the bottle of Moet that is keeping cold in the fridge!!
Carreen
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Reply By: Carreen - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 09:33

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 09:33
Hi Michael,
Fantastic-hope you are travelling well and enjoying the freedom. Hubby and I leave in 21 days and are in the process of packing up the house to rent and packing the camper. Having to say goodbye to family and friends is looming which I am not looking forward to. We are not grey nomads -that is a bit grey but not retired, but taking some time off work to consider our options for the last phase of our working lives. We can't wait to hit the first night and open the bottle of Moet that is keeping cold in the fridge!!
Carreen
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Follow Up By: Member - barbara M (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 14:08

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 14:08
Hi Careen,
Think the Moet is a great idea, we might have to do the same. Do they do a small bottle as hubby does not drink bubbles he drinks top shelf whiskey instead. We too are off but only for 3 months but hopefully will help us to decide if our plan to travel and work will be feasible.
Barb
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Follow Up By: Carreen - Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 21:29

Thursday, Mar 01, 2012 at 21:29
Hi Barb,
You are in luck, it does come in small bottles! On the other hand buy the big one and begin with a champagne breakfast!
Have fun, Carreen
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 09:39

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 09:39
Hope to see you when you get to Adelaide River, NT.

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Follow Up By: Member - Michael N (QLD) - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 21:42

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 21:42
To everyone who has replied

Thank you all very much for your good wishes. We are currently at Stanthorpe and staying at the show grounds. The Apple and Grape festival is on at the moment and my wife and sister are looking forward to checking out all the craft stalls.

Doug T I will let you know when we are close to Adelaide River, it would be an absolute pleasure for me to meet the author of so many great Sunday reads.

Mick
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