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  2. Good Afternoon folks, it’s Friday Funny time again. A lady goes to the bar on a cruise ship and orders a Scotch with two drops of water. As the bartender gives her the drink she says: 'I'm on this cruise to celebrate my 88th birthday and it's today.' The bartender says 'Well, since it's your birthday, I'll buy you a drink. In fact, this one is on me.' As the woman finishes her drink the woman to her right says 'I would like to buy you a drink, too.' The old woman says 'Thank you. Bartender, I want a Scotch with two drops of water.' 'Coming up' says the bartender As she finishes that drink, The man to her left says 'I would like to buy you one, too.' The old woman says 'Thank you. Bartender, I want another Scotch with two drops of water.' 'Coming right up' the bartender says. As he gives her the drink, he says 'Ma'am, I'm dying of curiosity. Why the Scotch with only two drops of water?' The old woman replies ’Sonny, when you're my age, you've learned how to hold your liquor... holding your water, however, is a whole other issue.'
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  4. Always enjoy reading your travel stories. Like Karen I too like the sunlit lizard. Look forward to the next chapter. Sandra
  5. Loved the report - and the sunlit lizard. Sorry to hear about your brother but at least you got there in time.
  6. Update done and website seems to be alright. Crisis averted
  7. I have been onto Panthur and moved our PHP to 7.4. Now to attempt full update. Keep your fingers crossed
  8. Karen, I see there is a help function on Invision’s website. https://invisioncommunity.com/news/invision-community/introducing-the-alert-system-r1254/ I note they also have a forum blog with helpful features. Are they of any use? chris
  9. Hello forumites. We have moved on again (near Longreach now) and am posting the latest trip report which covers our trip from home in SA to the Top End in the NT, then back down through Mt Isa and onto Winton. I hope you enjoy the report, which includes Mary Kathleen freecamp, a delightful place to camp...and completely free. Stage 1 April 2022 Barossa to Pine Creek.pdf
  10. Many thanks Tony, we were the "A" Team, time to stop and downsize, now driving a RAV4 with all the bells and whistles, hard to get used to after the 100 & then 200 Series stay safe and healthy Cheers & love to Annie
  11. I don’t think you would get any better! Aren’t we so lucky!
  12. Today we travelled from Julia Creek to Winton, and are camped out on the Long Waterhole. It is super busy, so we abandoned any thought of a water view and went straight for a spot among shrubs and bushes. Peaceful down here. We see another Kedron up there on the hill…Phil and Gail.
  13. Wishing you both all the best for the ‘future’. Will be forever grateful for your friendship & support……I believe we were a great team. Hugs for Robyn Travel safe Tony & Annie
  14. Aging Quotes: "If you want to know how old a woman is then ask her sister-in-law." - Edgar Howe "Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere." – George Burns "I’m at that age where my back goes out more than I do." - Phyllis Diller "The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened. - Mark Twain "Old age comes at a bad time." – San Banducci "Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened." - Jennifer Yane "Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it." - Golda Meir "First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down." - Leo Rosenberg “You spend 90 percent of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10 percent trying to convince the Lord that you’re actually not that tired.” – Robert Brault “Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.” – Robert Orben "At my age, flowers scare me." - George Burns “It’s like you trade the virility of the body for the agility of the spirit.” – Elizabeth Lesser "The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down." - T.S. Elliot "At age 20, we worry about what others think of us… at age 40, we don’t care what they think of us… at age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all." - Ann Landers "When I was young, I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties, I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then, and I’m labelled senile." – GB "The important thing to remember is that I’m probably going to forget." - Unknown "We don’t grow older, we grow riper." - Pablo Picasso “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” - Andy Rooney “The older I get, the better I used to be.” – Lee Trevino "I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam."- George Carlin "Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips." - John Wagnerf "Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old, it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother that does." - J. Norman Collie And just to finish Things to Think About (don’t let them keep you awake all night - If a poison’s “use by “date expires, is it less poisonous or more poisonous? - Which letter is silent in the word "Scent,” the S or the C? - Do twins ever realize that one of them was unplanned? - Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you, and it just takes 75-100 years to fully work. - Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty - The word "swims" upside-down is still “swims” - 100 years ago, everyone owned a horse, and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses. - If you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them
  15. The time has come to part with our 20ft, XC3. This van has all the standard Kedron features and then some superb add ons setup for long distance / time travel. We took delivery in March 2014, have enjoyed travelling 70,000 kms all in maximum comfort with minimum fuss and minor problems with the van. EXTERNAL: Heavy duty hydraulic jockey wheel; 18" marine carpet lined galvanised boot with light and storage racks; 2 x 9 kg Gas Bottles; Triple Lock Security Door; LED External lights on Port & Stbd sides; 240v & 12 v outlets, Shower with H & C water; Tap on A-Frame; Poly storage box on A Frame; Checker plate box at rear with 2 x side opening lockers & central lift up locker for firewood; 3.5 tonne McHitch, Rear view camera, 2 Jerry can holders; 3 step ladder, rafter & flopper stoppers for awning, stainless wire clothes line under awning, 3 x 135 watt solar panels; 40 amp - 3 stage charger; 3 x 105 ah AGM batteries; 20 amp Solar charger; "Sphere" auto detect 900mm satellite dish with HDMI cabling to exterior, 150 watt inverter for 2 x TV set top boxes through a HDMI switch; 2 x external lockers under bunk on Port side; Generator locker with slide on Stbd side suits a 2.0i Honda generator (not included); Dual bayonet gas outlets on Port side; Double Slide for Weber Baby Q (included); New vinyl awning just fitted; 6 x 17" 5 stud alloy wheels with 80% offset - 275-65 R17 Tyres to suit 200 series independent front end. TOYO A?T tyres done only 7,000 km; Shade Screen, end wall and Annex floor mat included plus many other extras. INTERNAL: 3 x 105 amp hour batteries, Gas & electric hot water; 60 ltr drinking water with filter; 2 x 100 ltr general use; separate pumps; 2 external filters & internal water gauge with fill and draw valves for all tanks; Double Bunks with innerspring mattresses; Full en-suite with ceramic Thetford flushing toilet & shower; 22" HD Led Smart TV; "Jack" TV Antenna with booster; reverse cycle Air Conditioner; Sharp microwave; 3 gas burners & 1 x 240 volt hot plate plus grill and full oven, 215 ltr Waeco compressor fridge freezer, 3 kg front load washer under bench; Eberspacher thermostat controlled diesel heater with dual outlets; LED lighting throughout; CD \ MP3 Player; Clock; 2 x "Fantastic" hatches; Battery monitor; 6 x 12v Outlets; 3 leaf folding dinette table; Down Lights over lounge, dinette; loads of storage space with all overheads on struts; Luxury leather upholstery; Smoke Detector, Fire Extinguisher, Fire Blanket; Earth Leakage Safety Switch. Listed on EBay & Gumtree at $72,000 negotiable Will deliver to Brisbane
  16. Hi Chris. That spot you’ve got looks as good as it gets. Cheers from Pete
  17. We are on the waterhole at the Julia Creek RV freecamp. It’s to a lovely spot and the sites on the water are popular. We managed to snaffle one and set up camp only metres from the water’s edge. We are here for 4 days. Across the water is another Kedron with Royce and Sue from Tasmania. We told them about our plans to go to the fabulous hot springs At Yowah, and they told us for their plans to go to a rodeo at Saxby. I have never heard of Saxby but hopefully it will be great.
  18. Hello members and guests to the Kedron Owners Group Inc website. I am looking for anyone who is computer tech savy to help with an issue on the website. I have a graphics background but no idea about the behind the scene workings of the website. Our current host - Invision recently changed there help to us and I find myself in a bit of a pickle. If you think you might have the necessary skills please contact me. Thanks
  19. Good Morning folks, it’s Friday Funny time again. Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were vacationing in Europe, as it happens, near Transylvania. They were driving in a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It was late at night and raining very hard with thunder and lightning. Bob could barely see the road in front of the car. Suddenly, the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to control the car but to no avail! The car swerves and smashes into a tree. Moments later, Bob shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees his wife unconscious, with her head bleeding. Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows he has to get her medical assistance. Bob carefully picks his wife up and begins trudging down the road. After a short while, he sees a light. He heads towards it, which is coming from a large, old house. He hastily knocks on the door. A minute passes and a small, hunched-back old man opens the door. Bob immediately blurts, "Hello, my name is Bob Hill, and this is my wife Betty. We've been in a terrible car accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I please use your phone?" "I'm sorry," replied the hunchback, "We don't have a phone. But my master is a doctor, come in, and I will get him!" Bob brings his wife in. An older man comes down the stairs. "I'm afraid my assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor; I am a scientist. However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had basic medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, bring them down to the laboratory." With that, Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs, with Bob following closely. Igor places Betty on a table in the lab. Bob collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries, so Igor places Bob on an adjoining table. After a brief examination, Igor's master looks worried. "Things are serious, Igor. Prepare a transfusion." Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail, and Bob and Betty Hill both died. The Hills' deaths upset Igor's master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory which houses his grand piano. For it is here that he has always found solace. He begins to play, and a stirring, haunting melody fills the house. Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. His eyes catch a movement, and he notices the fingers on Betty's hand twitch, keeping time to the haunting piano music. Stunned, he watches as Bob's arm begins to rise, also marking the beat! He is further amazed as Betty and Bob both sit up straight! Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the Conservatory. He bursts in and shouts to his Master, "Master, Master... The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music…!"
  20. Hi Tony, is this new sign on your door?
  21. Always good to catch up with other Kedron owners, even better if they are members of KOG
  22. We are now just over the QLD border from the NT on our slow way home, and camping on the Camooweal Billabong. We chose the bottom billabong, as it’s less crowded. At a guess it’s 3 kms from the main highway to the bottom pool What a great spot. Lots of bird life, including egrets, whistling kites, a black swan, etc. This is a popular spot and by late afternoon all spots near us are taken. But no one is too close. The road in is a bit chopped up (they had recent rains, now dried out) but nothing we couldn’t handle with ease. I imagine it could get a bit dusty here but after the recent rains it is nice and fresh, In town is a good water point and dump point, so if approaching from the East, fill up before going out to the waterholes. And a bonus, last night we met up with other Kedronites who are on the forum, Liz and Gary Woods. It was great to chat!
  23. I can’t believe I didn’t reply to this post, Tony, and thank you for it. Our unit is still going OK but will keep this in mind for the inevitable moment which will be soon I fear.
  24. Must be true........ A new report shows that being overweight is not as harmful as is commonly believed, and actually confers some surprising health benefits. Being 3 to 6 Kg overweight could protect people from ailments ranging from Tuberculosis to Alzheimer's disease, research indicates. Those carrying 7 to 12 Kg extra are better able to recover from adverse conditions such as emphysema, pneumonia, and various injuries and infections, states the report. 12 to 18 Kg of flab could help fend off breast, kidney, pancreatic, prostrate, and colon cancer. In general, the report concludes, overweight people are happier, more successful in business, smarter and friendlier. The study was funded by a research grant from: McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, KFC, Burgerman, Dominos, M&M, Cadbury and Nestle Chocolates.
  25. "OLD" IS WHEN - Your friends compliment you on your leather gloves , but you are not wearing any. "OLD" IS WHEN - You don't care where your spouse goes , just as long as you don't have to go along "OLD" IS WHEN - You are cautioned to slow down buy your doctor instead of the police. "OLD " IS WHEN - "Getting a little action " means you don't need to take any fibre today. "OLD" IS WHEN - Going bra-less pulls all the wrinkles out of your face. "OLD" IS WHEN - "Getting lucky" means finding you car in the parking lot "OLD" IS WHEN - An "all-nighter' means not getting up to pee .
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