thing I seen was young Clancy Skinner at the recent SE Qld members
weekend get together at Spring Gully. He wanted desperately to go to the
toilet, but instead of walking to the toilet nearby, he decided to go
and use his mothers porta-potte toilet, needless to say in the middle of
doing his business his toilet tent collapsed, with a few people
was very embarrassed trying to pull his pants up, all his mother Jill
could say was the porta-potte was for grown ups, not kids, serves you
On of the funniest things I have seen while camping is Ken's big
trip across the campfire at Copeton Waters last year. But what
took the moment was Renee's defensive reaction while eating her
In the words of Wayne Dwyer.....
It was a pleasantly mild evening and the blazing campfire ring was
creating a lovely ambiance as we gathered for a chat and a couple
of ales in its glow.
We had Ed and Donna, Ken and Renee, The Chillcots, Rob, Paul and
Rachael and Myself and some of the kids, among others that were
flitting about from fire to fire. All was right with the world,
God was in his heaven what could go wrong? No radios or TVís, just
good company and happy conversation. What a fantastic atmosphere.
Ken had just cooked a couple of Custard and Apples in foil on the
coals under the careful supervision of those gathered, especially
Renee. There was much merriment, laughter and happy conversation
while Ken and Renee tucked into their dessert.
Ken, upon finishing his, got up to clean his plate when he suddenly
lunged across the circle diving straight at Renee. The only thing
that saved Renee was her quick reflexes. She performed an expert
fend that Shane Webcke would have been hard-pressed to emulate,
leaving Ken clinging to the arm of her chair barely holding his
The crowd was silent, in shock at this unprovoked attack and the
skillfully performed defence move, and in awe of the fact that
Renee didnít miss a beat and kept eating her dessert unflustered.
I was thinking that this must be one of those silly games we
married couples play from time-to-time and had a bit of a chuckle.
Once the shock wore off and we calmed down enough to be able to ask
what that was all about, Ken explained that, as he got up to walk
across the circle, he had trodden on his untied bootlace and the
rest is CamperTrailers Group history now. This, of course, then
brought the house down. I am still snickering a week or two later;
it took me three goes to tell my wife the story when I got home.
Happily this ended as a happy, funny tale and has given me a memory
which will be with me for a long time.