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    Thanks for the concern, but we're safe and sound, if not a bit damp. My house sits next to/on top of an old backfilled quarry, so all the water runs down the hole. Makes it hard to keep the plants alive, but is pretty handy when it's really wet like this.

    By the time I'm flooded, Noah will be loading his boat.

    Spare a few thoughts though for the folks out of town sweeping the mud from their living rooms again...

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    Is the national park that we're supposed to meet in drowning in flood water??? I wonder if it will be dry enough for the meet on the 24th? Looks like we may need to think of an alternate location in case the national park is unsuitable.
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    When I die, I want to be like grandpa, peaceful and asleep. Unlike his passengers, screaming and yelling...



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    The park is fine, it's at the top of a hill. You'd only need to worry about another location if it kept raining like this for the next 2 weeks.

    The sun is out today, things should settle down today.

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    Hi Simon,
    Can you list or recommend motels on the side of town we will be driving from?

    Thanks Stewart

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    Wang's not that big there aren't really "sides of town".

    Have a look here

    The Gateway is the best hotel.

    Parkview, Warby Lodge, and Hermitage are all OK.

    Millers Cottage is the cheapest, smallest, furthest away from anywhere, but has coin-operated vibrating beds.

    Your call
    Last edited by mvyrmnd; 03-05-2012 at 03:51 AM.

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    The meet is being held at Wenhams Camp in Taminick. My wife and kids wanna tag along for the trip, which means I gotta look for proper accommodation like a self contained holiday apartment/house.
    Before we can become old and wise, first we have to be young and foolish.
    When I die, I want to be like grandpa, peaceful and asleep. Unlike his passengers, screaming and yelling...



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    Hey Simon:

    So what's the plan? Where to meet and what time start? Campfire with roast or just coffee, tea and bikkies?
    Before we can become old and wise, first we have to be young and foolish.
    When I die, I want to be like grandpa, peaceful and asleep. Unlike his passengers, screaming and yelling...



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    The spit takes 3-4 hours to cook. If I'm to do that we should meet up a few hours before dinner time. Otherwise we can just take some snags and steaks and cook a BBQ up there.

    If we arrange to meet somewhere in town at a certain time, then we can head up the hill from there. That'll give folks a chance to check in and organise supplies first.

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    We both work on Saturday so wouldn't get there till 7--7.30. so we would probably meet at site. Vivian and Jaron are coming up but they will probably go to the movies.
    Dinner wise,we will go with whatever happens.
    Stewart

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    BBQ sounds good, the lamb roast may take up too much prep and cooking time. What sort of BBQ pit is it? Gas? Woodfire? Electric?

    Simon, can you draw up like a timetable as a guide for us as it will make it easier for those of us driving up to plan out trip? My wife & 2 kids will be coming along for the meet, so perhaps to make it easier to prep, cook and clean up, a sausage sizzle might be the best option, in that way even the young kids(like my 3yo) can tuck in without the need of a kid's menu.

    Can I get a head count so I know just how much food to purchase? I've got 3 mouths total in my brood.
    Before we can become old and wise, first we have to be young and foolish.
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    Is the spit a goer Simon?
    Just making accommodation arrangements.
    Any plans for Sunday morning?
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    I've got no issue cooking the spit (except that it's broken and I need to fix it).

    I haven't thought about Sunday morning. I'm open to suggestions. There's a few cafes here that do a very good breakfast.

    It's not going to get dark until nearly 8PM, so dinner can be fairly relaxed. The BBQ's at the site are wood fired, so i'll need time to get them going anyway. I'll provide the lamb, if someone could bring sausages, that'd be good.

    I'll be at the site by 3PM in order to have the spit going. People will be welcome to join me at any time after that. The roast will be ready by 6PM. It'll take you 2.5 hours from Cragieburn to Wangaratta with no stops. If it takes you longer, you're driving too slowly.

    All of this is assuming, of course, it's not going to be pissing down rain.

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    All booked, looking forward to it.

    How many Kilos of mystery bags do we need?

    Norm

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    Mystery bags?

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    Ahh. I'm not sure. I'll need final numbers to work that out.

    I can supply dead horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvyrmnd View Post

    All of this is assuming, of course, it's not going to be pissing down rain.
    I have a 3m by 3m gazebo with zip on walls i could bring just in case it rains.

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    That'd be awesome, thanks!


    Would it be worth PMing some of the less regular CPF visitors to see if they haven't spotted this thread and are keen?

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    Hi there guys (and gals maybe)


    I live in Melbourne and my wife actually comes from Wangaratta. I suppose that you know that there has been quite a lot of rain up there recently, so much so that I would be a little bit careful about taking too many lights up there with you. You might actually cause some "flash" flooding.



    Sincerely Yours
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    P.S. What's on the cards. A bit of "light entertainment" maybe.
    Last edited by Phil Ament; 03-15-2012 at 03:56 AM.

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    There's no flooding issues in Wangaratta at all now. The river has dropped and all is well.

    You could come up too, Phil!

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    Is any one planing on camping the night or are all staying in hotels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvyrmnd View Post
    It'll take you 2.5 hours from Cragieburn to Wangaratta with no stops. If it takes you longer, you're driving too slowly.
    Maybe its because not everyone drives a Ford XR5 TURBO...
    Before we can become old and wise, first we have to be young and foolish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion_m8 View Post
    Maybe its because not everyone drives a Ford XR5 TURBO...
    Set your cruise control at 110 (trust your GPS, not your speedo), don't touch it, and it'll be 2.5 hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvyrmnd View Post
    There's no flooding issues in Wangaratta at all now. The river has dropped and all is well.

    You could come up too, Phil!
    Thanks for that mvyrmnd. Is it you that lives in Wangaratta and if it is, you may even know my wife's family. I was only kidding around about Wang and the flooding. It was really just used as a segway to my really crappy joke about the lights causing "flash" flooding. When I first saw this thread today (one of my US CPF mates actually sent me the link) I had planned to ask my mrs about it anyway, and I still will. Only trouble is that we have a couple of giant "killer" dogs and we can't leave them behind so it often takes a little bit of extra planning. Plus I would really feel bad if they ate one of your kids, unless of course you are REALLY sick of them. Actually by the sounds of things outside at the moment, it may very well be time to start building that ark. Anyway I'll hit up the mrs and see what she says. Oh by the way, my real name is Renn. Nice to meet you all!


    Bye for now
    Renn

    P.S. I'll race you all there in my WRX
    Last edited by Phil Ament; 03-15-2012 at 05:38 AM. Reason: Added race challenge

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    Yeah, I'm the one who lives here. PM me your Mrs. name and I'll see. My wife knows everyone here

    I don't particularly want my kids eaten, though...

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    By the way, when do I get to become a flashaholic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvyrmnd View Post
    Yeah, I'm the one who lives here. PM me your Mrs. name and I'll see. My wife knows everyone here

    I don't particularly want my kids eaten, though...
    OK, will do, I'll PM you in a sec. Oh and they are pretty gnarly dogs. Half maltese half chihuahua, take your whole arm off, not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Ament View Post
    By the way, when do I get to become a flashaholic.
    When you get to 100 posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvyrmnd View Post
    Yeah, I'm the one who lives here. PM me your Mrs. name and I'll see. My wife knows everyone here

    I don't particularly want my kids eaten, though...
    I just tried to PM you but it says that you are out of storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Ament View Post
    I just tried to PM you but it says that you are out of storage.
    That's probably true... Try again in 5 mins.

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