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Travelblog Get-Together in SYDNEY - 28th July 2013

Let's have a party in Sydney. Post your RSVPs here...
6 years ago, July 27th 2013 No: 21 Msg: #173372  
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Great! Hope that technology is kind to you and the system works. Look forward to hearing from you at the get-together 😊 Reply to this

6 years ago, July 28th 2013 No: 22 Msg: #173378  
What a great afternoon.

New friends. Good food.

Welcome to the SkiSet - virgin bloggers but friends of kangaroojack.

Cindy and John reign at patanque!

Shane skyped in from Ethiopia - make sure you read his next blog about the Ark of the Covenant, the photos are amazing.

Next time we will meet in Budgewoi. Where? See my blog So where the hell is Budgewoi?!

John Reply to this

6 years ago, July 28th 2013 No: 23 Msg: #173379  
It was great seeing everyone too!

Teasing me with the sight of all that lovely home-cooked food was slightly torturous 😊 Reply to this

6 years ago, July 28th 2013 No: 24 Msg: #173380  
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Thanks everyone for a great afternoon and making me feel so welcome! Dave & Denise, wonderful hosts. Shane, thanks to you, (via Ethiopia) I actually made the day and got to meet everyone and it was the highlight of our day chatting to you on Skype and hearing about your special day.

Lovely to meet you Jo (thanks for bailing me out the other night 😊, Cindy (enjoyed our chats about PNG) and Rachael (with a little more practice, we could have won that tournament 😊. John (our champion boule player) & Sylvia (great apple pie - thanks .... and, yum! 😊

Thanks everyone - a great day all round.

See you on the blog! Reply to this

6 years ago, July 28th 2013 No: 25 Msg: #173381  
In response to: Msg #173380

I wanted to stay on Skype so much longer and talk to everyone individually, but the connection started to fade. Sunday is the busiest day of the week for the Internet in Ethiopia and connections can be quite bad. Thus, we were lucky to have such a good connection for so long.

Look forward to your blog on the day! Reply to this

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6 years ago, July 28th 2013 No: 28 Msg: #173396  
Looks like a wonderful event! Next time we'll have to try and Skype in (assuming we don't have to work the next day - silly time zones. Though who knows, maybe we'd have been a riot at 2am local time) Reply to this

6 years ago, July 29th 2013 No: 29 Msg: #173424  
In response to: Msg #173396

Now that would be good, several Skype calls coming in for the same event. Could even have a group call. Reply to this

6 years ago, July 29th 2013 No: 30 Msg: #173436  
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We'll have to also have a virtual RSVP option as well so we can make sure there's enough iPads available :-) Reply to this

6 years ago, July 29th 2013 No: 31 Msg: #173438  

The Sydney 2013 Get-together is over...4 days & 3 nights jam packed with activity...Friday to Monday...big luncheon on the Sunday...showcasing what Travelblog is all about.

Making new friends...united by a common interest...great times.

As Jo put it:

"It wasn't an event...it was an adventure. Those not there have no idea what they were missing."

Watch this space...the blogs of what we did over the days and nights are forthcoming. Prepare to be blown away. How each of us can confine it to one blog is a challenge indeed.

Thanks again everyone. It was a blast. Reply to this

6 years ago, July 31st 2013 No: 32 Msg: #173544  
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Wow what an awesome time - indeed an adventure. Thank you so much to our amazing hosts Denise and Dancing Dave, you certainly know how to party and entertain - and welcome people into your beautiful home and beautiful hearts. Jo, you really are right when you say that TB is a community and a family more than a website our brave mast climbing photographer extraordinaire!.

Sylvia (sorry I have to say I fell in love with John and your apple pie just a wee bit!) and John, so lovely to meet you and YAY we reign supreme - TB Boules winners 😊

Jan - was lovely to meet you and discuss PNG through a womans eyes and look forward to reading your blogs.

Rachel - Brains and Beauty combined into one awesome kiwi aussie kinda chick, Im sure we will party again - and thanks for trusting me not to crash the ship!

Shane, all the way from Ethiopia...nothing more needs to be said - how to make a guest appearance in style

Putting hugs and smiles and faces to Internet names really bought home to me how much of a family travelblog is - arent we all so lucky to have travel bring us together.

So thank you to everyone, for everything, (apple)bottoms up and cheers - cant wait til the next get together.

It was worth immersing myself in 12 degree water for

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6 years ago, July 31st 2013 No: 33 Msg: #173547  
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The first report is out already!

A Tall Ship and a Long Lunch Reply to this

6 years ago, July 31st 2013 No: 34 Msg: #173559  
How do you say in English?

Wish I was there!

Hi from the middle of Europe! Reply to this

6 years ago, August 4th 2013 No: 35 Msg: #173684  
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Hey all,

What a fab time you seem to all have had, we have only arrived in Civilisation about an hour ago in Alice Springs, and I think we had just arrived in Birdsville, after crossing the Simpson Desert, when you guys were partying.

So glad, you brought the Ski set in to the fold, they are great people and we love them dearly.

Sorry got to got, publish a blog and devour these Macca's Chips.

Kj Reply to this

6 years ago, August 9th 2013 No: 36 Msg: #173867  
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Dancing Dave's blog on the weekend;

Travelblog 2013 Sydney Get-Together...Still Shaking my Head...Bloody Brilliant
[Edited: 2013 Aug 09 14:10 - Jo Trouble:16935 ]
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