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Forum topic by Grumpy posted 07-08-2009 01:32 AM 1291 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-08-2009 01:32 AM

If you thought I had given up LJ’s, no such luck. I was off with the wife & a couple of friends to the Aussie outback, inland Queensland to be more to the point.
If you ever get a chance don’t miss it. We did 6,408kms (3,982miles) in 17 days. would have spent longer but needed to get back to Sydney.
Here are a few pics of the journey
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A 747 FOR KARSON
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AND ONE FOR ODIE & DAN
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python


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#1 posted 07-08-2009 01:41 AM

Grumpy those photo’s are absolutely incredible.

But tell me, for that first one…

Did they make you go back and pick up all that string?

Q

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#2 posted 07-08-2009 01:47 AM

COOL!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 07-08-2009 02:08 AM

Thanks for the tour Grumpy!

That’s about as close as we’ll ever get to the outback.

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#4 posted 07-08-2009 02:15 AM

nice of you to post pictures of your trip … did you see any poisonous snakes or cane toads ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 07-08-2009 02:27 AM

Quixote, the string is bio-degradeable, it self disolves. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 07-08-2009 02:31 AM

Dan, no snakes, wrong time of year, they prefer the heat. Heaps of cane toads though. Went out the back of the motel at Karumba with a torch, they were everywhere. The locals use golf clubs to keep the numbers down. Maybe thats why greg Norman was a good golfer. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 07-08-2009 02:40 AM

Wow Grumpy…..............nice pictures and sounds like you had a great vacation.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 07-08-2009 03:05 AM

Thanks Cabinetmaster, sure did.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 07-08-2009 03:05 AM

Cool trip. Looks like a lot of fun. thanks for sharing

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#10 posted 07-08-2009 03:12 AM

Thanks Grumpy great photos from a place I’ll never be able to go in person. Kinda looks like parts of southern California.

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#11 posted 07-08-2009 03:13 AM

I love travel photos. Your selection is fantastic. You really have a unique lens on the world.

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#12 posted 07-08-2009 03:16 AM

Looks beautiful, Grumpy! Might have to move to Australia some day, and that’s no joke either.

Thanks for sharing your trip with us my friend.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#13 posted 07-08-2009 03:19 AM

Grumpy, that was some trip!!! It looks like you averaged driving about 4 hours per day, Wow! I am sure that you completely lost track of what was going on in the real world when you were on vacation this long. It looks like you saw some interesting places and scenery that made the trip well worthwhile.

Thanks for taking us along on your journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#14 posted 07-08-2009 03:25 AM

Thanks for looking Jocks.
Tom you are welcome anytime my friend.
Scott sometimes 5 & 6 hours & more but much easier with two drivers. Stayed in some places 2 days.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 07-08-2009 03:34 AM

Grumpy: Did I see correctly that trucks are running with 3 trailers behind. That’s not a tractor trailer, it’s a highway train. Cool pics. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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