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Postby clackerz » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:47 pm

JM1375 wrote:We have decided to stay at the Ballina Headlands Leisure Park. Basically, it has "resort-type" facilities, and I thought that might ease the transition into camping for me and the family. (It's also only an hour from home in case we get bad weather or some other problem which sends us packing....)


I think this is the best way.....if you go all out and head straight into the boonies, experience bad weather etc - future camping = zero.
Get familiar with camping, camp cooking, what makes you feel comfortable, take a walk and go round and check out others set-ups etc and make a list of things that you may need for the next trip.
That's how I did it and it worked for me!
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Postby gypsy rainbow » Mon May 21, 2007 9:31 pm

Gday jodie,welcome to the sight,any questrians ask away,help is on its way. :?#
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Postby JM1375 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:29 am

Scolers wrote:A mand does not need much encourgement to buy a fourbie ... you will also buy camper trailer within 18 mnths ... ;)

:?#

Scol.


Hi all,

I haven't had the chance to post in a while so I thought I would drop in and say hi!

We've had another two camping trips since my first one to Ballina, and I am loving camping more and more.

I had a quiet chuckle to myself on re-reading the post abover from Scolers, because we are indeed looking seriously at purchasing a 4x4 and a CT.... :lol:

Hope everyone else's camping has been as fantastic as ours,

Cheers,
Jodie
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Postby Scolers » Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:35 am

JM1375 wrote:
Hi all,

I haven't had the chance to post in a while so I thought I would drop in and say hi!

We've had another two camping trips since my first one to Ballina, and I am loving camping more and more.

I had a quiet chuckle to myself on re-reading the post abover from Scolers, because we are indeed looking seriously at purchasing a 4x4 and a CT.... :lol:

Hope everyone else's camping has been as fantastic as ours,

Cheers,
Jodie


:armsup :armsup :armsup

I need to change my sig: "Oracle of the Camping World"

:?#

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Postby Mullie Grub Clan » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:08 pm

:hello:

Woohoo another girl camper :armsup
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Postby JM1375 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:09 am

Hi all,

I've been flat out with work, so I haven't had a chance to get on the site for a while, let alone get out and do any camping!!!!

I'm just about to change jobs though, working 5 mins from home instead of an hour, shorter hours and more money! Yay! There is a God. :armsup

Anyway, this being the case, I am looking to get the gear back out of the cupboard and start camping again (if this bl$%dy rain ever goes).

I've purchased a WAECO - got sick of the whole icebox/esky/keeping food conundrum. Unfortunately, I now have acquired so much camping gear that a CT is looking like an absolute must.

I'll be heading off to the Camping Show in June (Brisbane) to see what I can see, and keeping an eye on the 2nd handers advertised also. So if anyone sees a good one, let me know!

Cheers,
Jodie
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Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:23 pm

JM1375 if you can~t wait until June I am fairly sure the weekend of March 14 there is a camp show at Parklands Gold Coast.WELCOME
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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:12 pm

JM1375 wrote:Hi all,


I'm just about to change jobs though, working 5 mins from home instead of an hour, shorter hours and more money! Yay! There is a God. :armsup

Cheers,
Jodie


Hi Jodie and a belated WELCOME.

I am so envious, 5 minutes from home how fantastic is that?? I travel by car, train and then bus... 1 1/2 hours each way every day and I hate it with a passion.

Some mornings I get a ride into work and that is almost the ultimate.

Get planning girl, you have some serious camping to get done. Hope you have something in mind for Easter.

Cheers Gypsy
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Postby amanda » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:19 pm

I'm also one of the lucky ones working close to home. I can leave home at 6.55am and be behind my desk by 7.00am. I leave at 4.30, stop at the Supermarket for any last minute dinner things, get home and changed and I'm sitting with a wine in my hand ready for a half hour relax in front of MASH at 5.00pm.

Prior to this it would take me around an hour of being stuck in traffic to travel a measly 20k's.

I love my job!
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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:22 pm

amanda wrote:I'm also one of the lucky ones working close to home. I can leave home at 6.55am and be behind my desk by 7.00am.
I love my job!



I am definitely GREEN now...
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Postby Blue Bravo » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:58 pm

I don't have to travel to work at all - I'm retired :armsup
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Postby Poodle Jewel » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:17 pm

Skyte BB.
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:59 am

Did you have to remind me BB??
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Postby JM1375 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:20 am

Hi all!

Wow - will have to check out the Parklands show..... but in the meantime.....

I BOUGHT A CAMPER TRAILER!!!!!
:armsup

And as you can probably tell, I'm really excited about it!!!! :lol:

It's being built as I type, and I will have it in time for Easter. I've arranged to take it down to Ballina for its first time out.

OMG - I am sooo happy!

Cheers,
Jodie
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:25 am

JM1375 wrote:Hi all!


I BOUGHT A CAMPER TRAILER!!!!!
:armsup

And as you can probably tell, I'm really excited about it!!!! :lol:


OMG - I am sooo happy!


Cheers,
Jodie


HI Jodie, please tell us more... what type, what brand, what features.

BTW I am excited for you, it is just such a great feeling....

Cheers Gypsy.
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