Aussie GTG - 2011 - Where? When?

Aug 30th, 2010, 05:36 PM
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I am glad you are still "mine." All well here, wish we were there Have to check your blog...did you blog on PNG?

(sorry re off-topic tangent all!)
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Aug 30th, 2010, 07:53 PM
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Get Together, dottie.

Mystery to me why it's GTG, instead of GT, but that seems to be the Fodors abbreviation.


Maybe it's that we Get To Gather. We're allowed to accumulate, in person, from time to time. Lucky for us!
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Aug 30th, 2010, 09:28 PM
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Clifton I chuckled at your response.

Toucan2, have not blogged in a long time. Got out of the habit but should reform! Had a great time in PNG, saw lots of birds, a few mammals and reptiles. Had three inquiries about leading tours there but said only general natural history ones with maybe a bit of culture thrown in. I don't want to work as hard as our guide did! He was really good, particularly his auditory skills were outstanding.
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Aug 30th, 2010, 10:19 PM
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Mystery solved - thanks Clifton ... "Maybe it's that we Get To Gather .... "

Obviously someone heard the Kiwis discussing it ...
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Aug 31st, 2010, 01:27 AM
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Hey, how about Alice Springs / Darwin in July then this little kiwi could gather with y'all.
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Aug 31st, 2010, 01:38 AM
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Even more simple than that, Bokhara. GT is easily confused with that wee drinkie that usually has a slice of lemon in it, and you wouldn't want everyone to think that all that was being organised was a monumental p...-up, would you?
Rob.
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Sep 1st, 2010, 11:03 PM
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I could do June in Sydney. That would also be my first GTG. Aussie_10 I am dying to know if you are twice as good as me!
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Sep 1st, 2010, 11:51 PM
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Well might you fear such an accusation, Rob!

I was introduced to G, not in the usual manner of G & T, but G + L&P, by my husband's Kiwi cousin in Wellington. Thereafter, I had the family in paroxysms of laughter at my attempts to pronounce, "Paeroa". It was a dreadfully humiliating experience for a gentle 20something year old. Took years of therapy to recover.

And, could you please bring some L&P to the next GTG?
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:10 AM
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Did the difficulty in pronunciation continue once the effect of the G had worn off?
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:59 AM
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Not to tske away from stormbird's idea but has there ever been a Kiwi GTG? Would there be many people interested if one was organised?
Much as I would love to attend the Aussie GTG I am not able to take time off in May or June, but the idea has got me thinking.

Go the netballers!
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:00 AM
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kiwi_rob on Sep 2, 10 at 6:10pm
Did the difficulty in pronunciation continue once the effect of the G had worn off?

That's when it started! Up until then, I'd have been speaking in tongues!

Sorry Stormbird, I'll behave now.
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 02:44 PM
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Behaviour quite acceptable kiwi_rob. Aaah I remember many a G&T when we lived in PNG. Well, you see, of course, one had to drink the T because it contained quinine, which helped with the fight against malaria. So if you're drinking T you'd better be drinking it with a bit of G.

We actually used to buy the G by the carton never by the bottle! You couldn't actually buy any grog on a Thursday (pay day) - so developed Thirsty Thursdays!

Well it must have worked because I never got malaria!
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Sounds like a very sensible way to ward off malaria to me!
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:19 PM
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Gin? There will be Gin? Perhaps I ought to reconsider coming your way if there will be G&Ts involved. My favorite summer drink. Along with Margaritas. And perhaps the occasional cold beer.
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 05:17 PM
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Except it'll be winter Toucan!

Stormbird, I usually get to Sydney once a year, but I think I'll need to go before June, haven't decided yet as waiting for outcome of husband's operation.

Any takers for Cairns? Weather will be better, Alan has made a great offer and I can get everyone 20% off most reef trips.
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:09 PM
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I know, but in my heart it will be summer
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
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or maybe it's a 'get together gig'!!
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 10:55 PM
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Hi Pat,

Yes I was thinking Alan's kind offer could work out great! And the weather would be perfect. I'm up for anywhere really. So I guess we need more input and eventually people to just say well I want to go to Cairns! Or I want to go to the Gold Coast and take a vote?

I'm not sure how to proceed - do we just let this thread float along for a bit and see what comes back? Or do I have to get tough on you all and say come on people a decision please?
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Sep 2nd, 2010, 11:23 PM
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Hi aussiefive...never twice as good! I enjoyed your trip report
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Sep 3rd, 2010, 09:27 PM
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I can do Cairns.

I guess Pat's recovered from my last visit - but not Mike!

Oh, dear!
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