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

3rd March
3 (37.5%)
10th March
1 (12.5%)
17th March
2 (25%)
24th Match
2 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 3

Author Topic: Canberra  (Read 57675 times)

LonerMatt

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #400 on: December 05, 2017, 11:57:56 AM »
Sick.

I'm bringing chicken sausages, which I think are super under-rated. And I'll also bring something with nutritional value, like some fruit.

I'm busy in the morning, but should be free from 11. Is that ok?
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #401 on: December 07, 2017, 02:46:34 PM »
I'll be along, possibly plus baby.  See you there

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« Reply #402 on: December 07, 2017, 02:52:13 PM »
Would love to coo over baby! Pre-kid I would never have said that!

Can't promise anything useful to share food-wise since I'll be grabbing something on the run - will need to leave around 7-7.30.
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #403 on: December 08, 2017, 01:15:00 AM »
I'll just bring my own lunch (I'm a little fussy with food atm) but if there's time to make it I'll bring some popcorn as a snack to share.


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Re: Canberra
« Reply #404 on: December 08, 2017, 01:39:11 AM »
Since I'll be coming later, let me know if utensils or plates or cups.
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« Reply #405 on: December 08, 2017, 01:52:18 PM »
leaving  in 10-15 min so I won't be there til 11
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #406 on: December 08, 2017, 03:23:02 PM »
I'm at the park now scoping out best options for shade


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Re: Canberra
« Reply #407 on: December 08, 2017, 03:35:28 PM »
Tapatalk won't let me post a photo. I've got a covered table next to a BBQ. It's close to the area with the brightly painted concrete tubes and a sculpture of some vertical orange/red post thingies. It's next to the stream aka storm water drain and closish to the toilet block.

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« Reply #408 on: December 08, 2017, 03:40:52 PM »
Tapatalk won't let me post a photo. I've got a covered table next to a BBQ. It's close to the area with the brightly painted concrete tubes and a sculpture of some vertical orange/red post thingies. It's next to the stream aka storm water drain and closish to the toilet block.

Edit: I'm at the covered table in the second photo Ozstache posted.

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #409 on: December 09, 2017, 12:38:14 AM »
Great meetup today everyone!

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #410 on: December 09, 2017, 01:58:29 AM »
Was good to see everyone! Hope the bub want too distracting.

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« Reply #411 on: December 09, 2017, 03:30:05 AM »
Bub slept the whole time I was there! I only managed to coo for a few minutes.

Great venue, and I didn't get lost.

I was saying to Deborah, its now just like hanging out with a bunch of friends rather than  a meet up from a forum.
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #412 on: December 09, 2017, 01:00:54 PM »
10/10 event, thanks for coming everyone, thanks for the chats :)
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #413 on: December 11, 2017, 01:26:52 AM »
Belated response! Yes, it was great to see everyone again (and meet a couple of new faces).

Bub was not a distraction (well, to be totally honest, a slight distraction but only because of the cuteness factor :))

I like the location too. I'd be happy to do Telopea park again.

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #414 on: December 15, 2017, 11:05:25 PM »
I loved it! Everyone was great, we had nice discussions and it was a good place. However, if we are having something in January, I think a nice, air conditioned library room in Gungahlin would be the best.

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #415 on: January 15, 2018, 04:04:18 PM »
Hello Canberrans!

My family and I live in the States, but my husband grew up in Darwin and his family's now all in Canberra -- we try to go back every 2-3 years for an extended visit. We will be heading out and doing a home exchange in Griffiths from mid-June to mid-Aug this year, so would love to get on the radar for any meetups during that time... We have 2 children (aged 4 and 8), and it'd be great to find free/cheap ideas for entertaining them as well.

Still a ways off from departure date, but feel free to connect and I'll keep an eye out for activities closer to the time!

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« Reply #416 on: January 15, 2018, 06:06:45 PM »
Canberras a good place for free activities (just moved there myself this month). I recommend looking up TripAdvisor reviews for things to do in Canberra. Art gallery, war memorial, museum etc are all free and there are seemingly plenty of good picnic spots by lakes. Bicycle friendly too, if you bring tredlies.

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #417 on: January 15, 2018, 11:51:49 PM »
Welcome!

Canberra has lots of freebie things to do and see. There is also the National Arboretum (which has a great playground for kids), the National Botanic Gardens, lots of walks, parks with good playgrounds and nearby national parks (might be a fee to visit those, it's been a while since I've gone).

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« Reply #418 on: February 10, 2018, 11:44:16 PM »
Hello Canberrans!

My family and I live in the States, but my husband grew up in Darwin and his family's now all in Canberra -- we try to go back every 2-3 years for an extended visit. We will be heading out and doing a home exchange in Griffiths from mid-June to mid-Aug this year, so would love to get on the radar for any meetups during that time... We have 2 children (aged 4 and 8), and it'd be great to find free/cheap ideas for entertaining them as well.

Still a ways off from departure date, but feel free to connect and I'll keep an eye out for activities closer to the time!

Not free but cheap - I will always recommend to Americans (having an American partner myself) a drive down to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Not free, but a lovely place where you can see lots of native australian flora and fauna. If you pack a picnic, there are free and well maintained bbqs to use. Just please don't feed the Kangaroos and Emus.

I forget how much it costs but I think its around $10-15 per car?

P.S. If you like space stuff, quite close by the to Tidbinbilla is the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. Its free. It'll have a lot of stuff about the moon landing because the images of the first moonlanding were relayed through the satellite at honeysuckle creek.

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #419 on: February 11, 2018, 12:13:06 AM »
Does anyone want to do a meet up in March before the Easter long weekend?

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« Reply #420 on: February 11, 2018, 12:47:57 AM »
Does anyone want to do a meet up in March before the Easter long weekend?
Sounds like a plan. I've changed the Vote stuff again.

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« Reply #421 on: February 11, 2018, 12:51:42 AM »
Does anyone want to do a meet up in March before the Easter long weekend?
Sounds like a plan. I've changed the Vote stuff again.

Yay! Voted. (I didn't choose the 10th because we're doing an Enlighten thingy in the evening and I want to save my energy for it)

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Re: Canberra
« Reply #422 on: February 12, 2018, 03:18:55 AM »
3rd is really my only available date...will be away late in March and the 10th is too close to my departure.
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #423 on: February 18, 2018, 01:25:40 AM »
So we have 3 votes for Sat 3 March. Should we lock it in? @deborah @happy @Ozstache @LonerMatt @bigchrisb (and anyone else who I've left out of that list)

We could try Telopea Park again at 10am as long as we're in the shade, hopefully won't be too hot. Whaddya reckon?

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« Reply #424 on: February 18, 2018, 03:30:59 AM »
I'm happy.  Same place is easy for me, a different place is a part of exploring Canberra (one wonders why one would want to do that, but there you go) @Ozstache @deborah @LonerMatt @bigchrisb
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« Reply #425 on: February 18, 2018, 04:09:20 AM »
Sounds Good!

@happy and anyone else traveling from interstate (except OzStache who isn't coming from the North) may wish to go down Majura Parkway rather than negotiating Northbourne Avenue and its extensive tram works. In fact, I would use it instead of Northbourhe Avenue every time.

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« Reply #426 on: February 18, 2018, 04:20:55 AM »
Thanks for the reminder! I battled through that last time.
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #427 on: February 18, 2018, 04:29:18 AM »

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« Reply #428 on: February 18, 2018, 03:13:52 PM »
I should be OK for the 3rd, but will have the bub with me, as my better half has a sailing course on that day.

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« Reply #429 on: February 18, 2018, 03:39:44 PM »
Bub is fine. :) (bub is cute)


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Re: Canberra
« Reply #430 on: February 18, 2018, 11:56:34 PM »
I should be free!

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« Reply #431 on: February 19, 2018, 12:24:04 AM »
Great!!!

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« Reply #432 on: February 19, 2018, 01:16:05 AM »
Definitely a bub friendly meet up. Happy to cluck or not depending on bub!
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Re: Canberra
« Reply #433 on: February 19, 2018, 04:04:39 AM »
Mrs Ozstache and I can make that date and place.