Rob & Carol hosted
their sixth Australian CamperTrailers Group weekend get
together at the Upper Colo Reserve over the weekend of
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th of March attracting
around forty camper trailers, tents, windup & popup
campers from as far afield as Brisbane, Wollongong, Dubbo & Orange.
The days were warm & sunny starting
with a morning fog, while afternoon thunderstorms
just skirted the Colo Valley until Sunday when most were
packing up to head home.
It is a pleasure
to see such a large gathering of people from all walks
of life gathering in a harmonious group with a common
interest in camper trailers. There were no planned
activities over the weekend. Members were free to either
explore the area, sit & chat or browse the
modifications others had done to their campers. These
also a great way for members who do not yet own a camper to
get a firsthand unbiased opinion of the
vast array of camper trailer types & brands
saw a large group gather for happy hour under the BBQ
shelter shed. Totally oblivious to Rob, Carol had been
busy texting everyone the week before arranging a
suprise birthday party for Rob's 60th. It wasn't until
Rob saw the three birthday cakes sitting on the table,
made by our CamperTrailers friends, that it actually
clicked what was going on.
A big thanks to
Joy, her daughter Karen & Jan for decorating his thong
cake and also Barry & Margie for the SpongeBob sponge
cake & the birthday cake with all those candles to blow
Highlight of the
evening was a lap dance by one on the 'Graigette'
dancing girls. It was heard she is now booked out for
the next month after that performance. Thanks to
everyone for the
camaraderie & mateship over the years.
Rob Sanderson the man of thongs
Many have known a time long
Ever the smiling face we see
Always friendly I'm sure we'd all agree
Colo we had a party for you
Had some fun with jokes a few
Cake like a thong so appropriate for thee
Happy birthday mate for today your 60
A farewell party was
held on Sunday afternoon for popular Upper Colo Reserve
caretakers/ranger Zed & Fay who were moving to Tasmania.
Rob thanked the couple for the enthusiasm & energy they
had put into the reserve over the last 18 months making
it a far better place than it had been before their
arrival. He went on the wish them all the best on their
new property & house build. Next door neighbors to the
reserve were also sorry to see them go & presented Zed &
Fay with two convict bricks to be used in their new
house. Lets hope the new caretaker/ranger carries on
where they have left off.
Thanks to everyone
for a fantastic weekend. Looking forward to next year.
Rob & Carol