Andrew Drynan Park
near RathdowneySE Queensland
held on the weekend of Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th
Is it really a year since the hills around Andrew Drynan, echoed with the many
sounds of a satisfied camper trailer owner? I suppose it is …… time flys, time
never travels so quickly though as when a group of like minded individuals meet
to exchange views, ideas and above all the latest bargains “Hey Pete did I show
you the light I got from Supa Cheap Auto – only $30.00 and you can charge it
from 240v or 12v”……. or the one from Bunnings with a “maget” still $30.00 or
even the $4.00 flashlight from… now where was that again John??
Now to the serious stuff … In attendance at the Meet were 12 campers
Kathy in their hard floor, hard side, hard top camper
Paul, Brandon Minky & Bella in their crossbred, backbred, modified, and very
Peter & Benji in their Challenge (Just like Peter) Camper with Panadol
Carol in their, used at least twice for Meets, Trek Camper
Cathi in their 30 second put up no wheels to run away packing neatly on top of
the 4wd Camper tent
Robyn in their cakeless Trackabout
Janine, Haley & Rachel in their customs built very serious offroad camper
Norris Batching it in his minimalistic Campomatic
Penny in their Fly proof 10 sec setup Trackabout
Adams (Sorry I missed you) in his Coromal …. Pop up You know What..
James in their father and son Trakshak
Jill, Erin, Clancy, Jayden & Bree in their “modified & improved by Gus”
Jenny, with their ”fush & chups” Cape York trailer that looked more like the
Taj Mahal complete with ensuite (Marvel though not Marble)
Most of the trailers had turned up by Fri arvo/nite, with the late comers told
“we heard you setting up.” However, I am sure the TRAINS made more noise… If
someone would invent a “Padded” tent peg they never woulda heard us you know…
Sat morning saw the last of the arrivals, & Robs comment that his bed wasn’t
even made, & he was sleeping in a “sleeping bag”……..huh???? campertrailers
Sat morning saw the group gather under the “big tree” where the formalities were
handled by Alan, & the “golden tent peg” award was duly presented to Robyn which
completed the formal part of the w/end.
From then on it was “talk campertrailers as much as you like “New bits and bobs”
shown around and duly applauded from the “Robo can” to the BBQ umbrella doovey.
Then the arrival of Sat evening, Happy Hour and then the sequel to Happy Hour
when the camp fire drew all & sundry to its mesmerising centre, including
“salesmen” of dubious origin, & talk of LED lights fantastic, with a couple of
cowgirls thrown in for good measure. Sorry to say though that all of the
intrepid Light people disappeared leaving the cowgirls stranded in the dark
without even a $4 torch, Alan and Kathy had even turned off their Christmas
lights.. How was a girl supposed to find her way home. For the record all of you
SNAG’s out there, when you leave a light on for your honey to come into camp
late it is a good idea to leave on a light OUTSIDE the trailer… finding the
bedroom is the EASY part… Ok.
Where Sun morning came from, nobody knows, cept Rob who lit out before
sparrows. The rest were lethargic to say the least, I think the panadols got a
bit of a work out in some camps so packing up was put off as long as possible.
Some packing was left so late that the BBQ’s were wheeling off on their own or
maybe they did get help how many people does it take not to notice a direct out
in the open BBQ kidnapping anyway.…. As per usual there were the ultra organised,
the ultra disorganised and the people who get to stay longer (one day I will get
to be them) ….
All in all Kudos to Alan and Kathy for yet another enjoyable camper trailer
meet. Apologies for the length of time the write up took… This one is a joint
effort from Jill & Gus… Hey Pete….. did ya see this light…
Gus & Jill for the writeup