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Which day are you available (vote for all appropriate)?

19th November
2 (18.2%)
26th November
3 (27.3%)
3rd December
3 (27.3%)
10th December
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Author Topic: Canberra  (Read 49376 times)

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #100 on: November 03, 2014, 05:21:24 AM »
Bumping this up.

Hey moustaches, its November. Are we meeting in November or Jan? My November is filling up fast.

At the moment I can do the last 2 weekends in November but the weekend of 15 Nov is a bit chockers.

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #101 on: November 03, 2014, 04:40:59 PM »
thanks for the bump-up, i'm ok with the popular dates in the poll above. 

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #102 on: November 03, 2014, 04:54:21 PM »
At this stage I'm thinking 29 November meetup would be good. Does that still suit as many people?

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« Reply #103 on: November 03, 2014, 06:16:05 PM »
I think I'm good for the 29th. The only Saturday that doesn't work for me is the 22nd.

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« Reply #104 on: November 03, 2014, 09:27:40 PM »
The 29th suits me.

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« Reply #105 on: November 04, 2014, 12:02:35 AM »
The 29th suits me.
You still OK for the falls? Where is it and what will we need to bring?

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« Reply #106 on: November 04, 2014, 12:06:01 AM »
The 29th suits me.
You still OK for the falls? Where is it and what will we need to bring?

Let me look into it and I'll report back here.

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« Reply #107 on: November 05, 2014, 03:10:07 AM »
The 29th is the best possible weekend for me in the next two months. I'm glad everyone else seems to be the same!

Awaiting suggestions on what to bring.

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« Reply #108 on: November 05, 2014, 03:45:46 AM »
Sorry guys, I won't be able to make the 29th :S Enjoy yourselves though, and please report back any salient tips~

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« Reply #109 on: November 06, 2014, 12:57:18 AM »
Did a recce of the Queanbeyan "waterfall" area today and discovered that the BBQ area I was thinking of did not have any shelter nearby. As it was sunny enough when we last met and we are now getting into the warmer months, I don't think this will be acceptable for our group.

An alternative I came across today while walking my dogs is in my own suburb of Jerrabomberra, near the community centre. As pictured, there are (free) BBQs, covered shelter, plenty of free parking and a pleasant outlook of a duck pond. This area is about 250 m from the Jerra shopping centre, where public toilets and a Woolies can be found.

Unless someone comes up with a better alternative, I propose we meet there around 11:00 on the 29th then have a chat over a relaxing BYO BBQ lunch. If everyone brings whatever meat/other they want to BBQ and a salad or snack plate each I reckon we'll be set. For the super-mustachians amongst us, you can even catch and cook your own duck if you like! <jk> I can go down there an hour or so beforehand and secure the area. I may be habouring two beagles.

Is that OK with everyone?



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« Reply #110 on: November 06, 2014, 01:13:24 AM »
Looks great Ozstache.  I think I'm OK for the 29th. Might make the long drive again, I've found it much more encouraging knowing the people "typing some stuff into the computer".
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« Reply #111 on: November 06, 2014, 01:26:39 AM »
Looks great Ozstache.  I think I'm OK for the 29th. Might make the long drive again, I've found it much more encouraging knowing the people "typing some stuff into the computer".

That'd be great happy. It's even in NSW, so no passport required this time! ;)

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« Reply #112 on: November 06, 2014, 02:12:00 AM »
Sounds fantastic!

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« Reply #113 on: November 06, 2014, 03:44:53 AM »
sounds great, thanks ozstache

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« Reply #114 on: November 06, 2014, 04:58:54 AM »
Sounds great! More than happy to meet beagles :)

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« Reply #115 on: November 22, 2014, 04:52:29 PM »
see you all on 29th :)

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« Reply #116 on: November 22, 2014, 05:15:05 PM »
Is this the area marked as the John Palmer Park on Google Maps - between Firethorn Place and Jerrabomberra Parkway? I see the parking is off Jerrabomberra Parkway at the roundabout.

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« Reply #117 on: November 22, 2014, 11:18:58 PM »
Is this the area marked as the John Palmer Park on Google Maps - between Firethorn Place and Jerrabomberra Parkway? I see the parking is off Jerrabomberra Parkway at the roundabout.

Yes, that's the spot. Parking is just below the red marker on the following map:


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« Reply #118 on: November 26, 2014, 10:38:37 PM »
I'm sad that I won't be able to make it out this time.  Hopefully see you all the next time!


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« Reply #119 on: November 27, 2014, 02:56:31 PM »
Is it 11am that we meet? Also, what should we bring?

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« Reply #120 on: November 27, 2014, 03:05:56 PM »

I propose we meet there around 11:00 on the 29th then have a chat over a relaxing BYO BBQ lunch. If everyone brings whatever meat/other they want to BBQ and a salad or snack plate each I reckon we'll be set. For the super-mustachians amongst us, you can even catch and cook your own duck if you like! <jk> I can go down there an hour or so beforehand and secure the area. I may be habouring two beagles.

That's what I'm working on. I will probably bring a kg of cherries as well, as I am picking cherries from my tree each day at the moment.

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« Reply #121 on: November 27, 2014, 03:26:15 PM »
Yes, 11 am was the time we agreed. I'll get there a little earlier to secure the table.

I suggest everyone brings something to throw on the BBQ, a few drinks, a plate/cutlery/cup for themselves and a small salad/fruit/snack to share between us. I'll bring something to clean the BBQ with, paper towel, oil, BBQ utensils, a few table cloths, serviettes, and some basic condiments (salt/pepper and tomato/hot sauce) for all to use.

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« Reply #122 on: November 27, 2014, 07:43:52 PM »
Does anybody want a tomato plant or two? We've had about 30 self-seed and we are going to be overrun by tomatoes if I don't get rid of a few plants.

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« Reply #123 on: November 27, 2014, 11:15:49 PM »
Does anybody want a tomato plant or two? We've had about 30 self-seed and we are going to be overrun by tomatoes if I don't get rid of a few plants.

I'll take a couple if you bring them. Thanks.

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« Reply #124 on: November 27, 2014, 11:24:28 PM »
thanks for organising, see you thee at 11 : )

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« Reply #125 on: November 28, 2014, 12:29:16 AM »
Does anybody want a tomato plant or two? We've had about 30 self-seed and we are going to be overrun by tomatoes if I don't get rid of a few plants.

I'll take a couple if you bring them. Thanks.
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« Reply #126 on: November 28, 2014, 03:36:08 AM »
Sorry, I'm going to have to bail on this. I'm exhausted (crazy week plus recovering from a low grade virus thingy) have fun and I hope to see you all at the next one!

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« Reply #127 on: November 28, 2014, 04:51:20 AM »
Sorry, I'm going to have to bail on this. I'm exhausted (crazy week plus recovering from a low grade virus thingy) have fun and I hope to see you all at the next one!

That's a shame you can't make it. Perhaps you could still come along and skip the BBQ bit?

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« Reply #128 on: November 28, 2014, 01:32:27 PM »
Its 7.30 and I'm up and showered i.e. I'm coming. I will bring a little gas burner and a small saucepan to make tea - hopefully theres some potable water.  BYO cup/coffee/tea/milk. I 'll bring some Earl grey and herb teas to share, but this selection may not be to your taste!
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« Reply #129 on: November 29, 2014, 01:41:53 AM »
The meetup today was awesome - thanks very much Ozstache for cleaning the bbqs and organizing everything! You obviously deserve a masters in project management! The venue was great - meeting over the border was a raging success. It is amazing to see so many fishermen at such a small waterhole.

Someone suggested meeting in a couple of months. I had communication from someone suggesting Sundays would be better. How is everyone placed - Saturdays, Sundays, other? Early February?

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« Reply #130 on: November 29, 2014, 10:45:59 PM »
thanks for organising, it was a great event :)

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« Reply #131 on: November 30, 2014, 05:04:00 AM »
Nice to meet you T.I.M.U :)
I really enjoyed myself and thought it all went off well. The more leisurely pace of a barbie was good: since I have a fair drive from a purely selfish point of view its more worthwhile to spend a few hours at a meet-up.

Couldn't help myself: had to calculate my fuel bill to attend: approx 500km return trip, at 5l/100km (probably less on the open road, thats my usual mileage) at $1.30l,  comes to around $30. For a day out with mustachians - you're worth it.
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« Reply #132 on: December 13, 2014, 06:09:37 PM »
Hello Canberra crowd.

Thursday 18/12, deborah and I are looking at planning a day at Bowral.

Could you make it for that day?

Nice to meet you T.I.M.U :)
I really enjoyed myself and thought it all went off well. The more leisurely pace of a barbie was good: since I have a fair drive from a purely selfish point of view its more worthwhile to spend a few hours at a meet-up.

Couldn't help myself: had to calculate my fuel bill to attend: approx 500km return trip, at 5l/100km (probably less on the open road, thats my usual mileage) at $1.30l,  comes to around $30. For a day out with mustachians - you're worth it.

Ohh my car is useless in comparison. I can squeeze 10L/100km if I'm really lucky.

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« Reply #133 on: December 18, 2014, 03:52:57 AM »
Thanks deborah and Ozstache, good lunch today, nice to get to know you

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« Reply #134 on: December 18, 2014, 02:55:58 PM »
Thanks deborah and Ozstache, good lunch today, nice to get to know you

You too Marty. Hopefully one day the Sydney MMM crowd will have a more substantial MMM gathering closer to home for you to go to!

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« Reply #135 on: December 18, 2014, 06:55:03 PM »
It was awesome thanks to you guys! Hopefully we will meet again.

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« Reply #136 on: December 18, 2014, 07:38:58 PM »
So jealous....

wow@ 500km return trip!


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« Reply #137 on: January 15, 2015, 11:21:49 PM »
Do we want to meet on 24 or 31 January, or February? And where?

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« Reply #138 on: January 16, 2015, 01:52:11 AM »
24th is on the Australia Day long weekend so I vote no to that one. The others should be ok.

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« Reply #139 on: January 16, 2015, 01:02:19 PM »
Yep, I've already got plans for 2 out of the 3 days of the long weekend. The other options should be fine, but depends on when we end up going down the coast with friends.

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« Reply #140 on: January 18, 2015, 06:54:15 PM »
i'm keen to come along

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« Reply #141 on: January 18, 2015, 07:12:27 PM »
Hi - I'm also keen to come along and meet you all.

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« Reply #142 on: January 18, 2015, 07:20:00 PM »
I'm keen to come along.  But the long weekend is out.  Either of the following weekends would be doable.

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« Reply #143 on: January 18, 2015, 07:27:33 PM »
Sounds like the 31st January is the way to go - does anyone have a venue in mind? Maybe we could be central, and use one of the picnic sites by the lake?

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« Reply #144 on: January 19, 2015, 01:59:10 AM »
Sorry I'm not available until 23rd Feb. C'est La vie. Enjoy:)
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« Reply #145 on: January 19, 2015, 02:54:54 AM »
I had a fantastic free bbq a few weeks ago at the National Arboretum, just down from where the "Wide Brown Land" monument is. Although that might not be the best for the mustachians that ride out to these things (you'll have to work for that food)!

Just trying to get the ball rolling...

Although I will say. Guys, it's Canberra. Name a place outdoors and its probably going to be free, beautiful, and oddly underutilised by the rest of the town!

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« Reply #146 on: January 19, 2015, 03:19:07 AM »
On the other hand, it's all downhill from there! I'd be happy with the Arboretum. Is it crowded?

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« Reply #147 on: January 19, 2015, 03:41:06 AM »
I couldn't give you a definite answer.

There are two bbq hot plates next to each other, and three tables/benches. Surrounding it there are adequate places for a picnic (we had an infant with us so had a picnic blanket out and all).

When we arrived there was a family there (who just wouldn't budge out of the perfect spot in the shade!), and about three more families passed us wanting our great location out of the sun in the hour that we were there. It's a great spot, but if it's 35C+ outside, take a picnic blanket because there's a bunch of trees surrounding the bbq area to sit under!

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« Reply #148 on: January 19, 2015, 01:02:24 PM »
I can make any of the mentioned upcoming dates.

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« Reply #149 on: January 19, 2015, 05:32:05 PM »
I should be able to make the 31st.