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Ummmm CJ? We are on Week 5 now and just changing to week 6. Hope you meet us there.

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Hi Trekkers: Just checking in on you before I leave for Florida, You all sound like you are having a great time. Anything with the word Steak in it, sounds good to me so enjoy your roo steak and take an extra bite for me. See you when I get back.

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Duhhh!! - put it in the wrong week!!

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Hot pancakes with plenty of syurp ummm and a hot shower

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emoticon Hope you enjoyed the Pancakes! I got up early and made them using Ann's recipe. For a "Non-Cook" like me, I think they were OK. Of Course Ann's recipe was pretty simple.
emoticon I think I am going to take One More L-O-N-G HOT Shower before we hit the Trail again. I miss Running Water more than I miss Hot Food, believe it or not.

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nope but I think its a type of leaping spider orchid or at least they look close. I also found a great picture of the reaching spider orchid. So I'm fairly sure thats what it is, a spider orchid type. I'm doing blogs and off to the land of Nod. Hitting trail early. Hot cup of cocoa sounds the divine way to end the evening sans marshmallows though. Night emoticon

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I really enjoyed the wildflowers this week. Such a wide variety.

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Wasn't LJ going to make pancakes for breakfast??
Scram the lot of you - or you will blamer me for keeping you up!! You need your sleep tonight - camping tomorrow night!!

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yeah, Ann, I am glad we got the poor wee possum sorted out and on his way back home. *whew* a big sigh of relief......now I don't have to worry about being arrested for taking an animal out of the country...

I can't believe that I am saying this but I am ready to get back on the trail in the morning, so I am going to bed and not peeking out.....not once......*crossing my fingers* *sigh* if I get curious, I may have to come back and join the chat.

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No Joan - you can't take it home!!
Yes the tram ride was fun and a relaxing way to finish the week
Now a cup of cocoa and bed I think
See you in the morning ready for another week of trekking!!
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Sweet Dreams you all, I am gonna get some rest. I hear Ann has a rough week planned for us. Are we meeting for breakfast bedor we hit the trail?



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Kacey

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Am I getting close ?? If so its a Sun orchid

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emoticon and I thought I was just a dimbulb about the photos. Hope one of us finds it.

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Well done - I was close - Fairy wren - but the colours were wrong

I checked out the orchid pic and they tell you exactly sweet fanny nothing!!
I'll work in it!!

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The pictures of that tour addy you gave us just give you a photo number no info. Found the birdie though Its a Variegated Fairy Wren www.redorbit.com/education/reference
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Thats how I found out what this little critter was !

Joanie why wouldn't they? All the other people were on the tram I went on. I am off to search through Austrailian Wildflowers again.....

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wow, that photo of that bird is absolutely stunning....what a gorgeous creature he/she is.....

awwwwww, how could they not know where Oz is.......I mean that is all we have been talking about.....
loved the tram way and got tons of pics......got my trek supplies restocked and even got some food stuff from Holy Smokes... now, I think we are having take away tonight....I am one very tired puppy.....okay, I really shouldn't be since we did ride the train and how tiring can that be, right? of course they did not expect us to be hanging out windows and taking pics ....either.

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Woo!! Wrong orchid!!
I got the pink after that and the blue after the pink!!

When you get an image on Google Images- click on it - it opens up - on the right there is a button "Visit Page"
Click on that and it often tells you about that picture =- not always - but often!!

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Well it looks like a sort of fairy wren at that but that vid didn't show any but juveniles with grey on it and none with the red spot. Wish I could get the names from the images they show on google but if anyone knows how I'd like to know how.

I didn't know orchids grew so many on a stalk like that. Its the first picture I've seen where they grow alltogether on a long stalk like that but at least now I know what it is, thanks Ann

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The bird is a Splendid Wren - he is very brightly coloured but thewy come in several degrees of colouring and I guess it also depends on the seasons!! I think its the Blue Fairy Wren aka - Spendid Fairy Wren - I guess the colours change according to districts
But I am not so sure -
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTVSxg6sx3U

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The blue one is a Blue China Orchid - the pink ????????????????????????? Sorry


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If its the one labelled Week 4 Gloucester Tree.pdf I was able to download it.

Aww how can you not like games. Having to look up stuff for them just helps us exercise our minds as well as our bodies, something we really need as we get mature.

That is one determined little honey possum. and I do mean little. I don't think he's as big as my four finger tips. But he puts a definite grab on the finger with that little prehensible tail he has. Sad but true - he needs to be free in the wild, and eating wild banksia nectar or he will sicken and die on a diet of our goodies.

Oh how I loved the Tramway. I went later on in the afternoon and saw some of the twilight critters beginning to stir. I also found a bird that was very brightly colored but looked like a kookabura in general appearance. Ann its at
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If you could tell me what it is then I can label my picture. I also found two flowers I would like to know too they were photos 18 and 19 at
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That wildflower tour was wonderful. I thought I had found that flower I'm looking for when I found the pink bunny orchid but its the wrong color. I will have to hunt through all my links for wildflowers for the last week and see whether I can find it or not .

Whoo, food, bug spray and sunscreen replaced and packed , clothes cleaned and packed and I'm ready for the next leg. Just have to get my blog up! BTW has anybody posted a blog on the Trek recently that didn't recieve their goodie, probably my bad so give me a holler okay?

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While climbing the Gloucester Tree I felt relief when I got to the platformed areas with safety bars, ha. I am truly enjoying learning about this part of Australia. Not a blogger, yet, and have been facing some new medical challenges in my non-virtual world so have not been real active in documenting my trek & trading conversations with fellow trekkers. Please know that it is very appreciated.

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emoticon So much for you Joan - I started an A-Z towns in Oz and guess what - they didn't know where OZ was - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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At the moment my feelings on Games are fairly negative!!
Kacey is starting anew challenge for May - and threads are getting short!! That's my excuse!!

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hey, Ann, how about a thread about the land down under....names of towns A-Z in OZ......:)

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*sneaky grin* how about "Tie me kangaroo down, sport" dashes off to get on the train......that brekkie was soo good.........now we are off to catch the tram.......alllllllll Aboarrrrrrrrrrrrrd!

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That Honey bear was so warm to sleep with like having a Teddy bear. I stayed on the ground because I too get stuck when I climb and can't get back down but the pics turned out great. I've never had ground roo before but it was good and the fruit was fab. Now lets eat and get on that tram ride=I love trains of any kind. Joan what are we going to sing.

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I am ready, I think I am sooo hungry I could polish off 2 farm breakfasts ---grin--- but I don't want to embarrass myself. I must remember why I am here, to find my girlish figure I lost. That is what this trek is all about, exercise, but OH, what a way to get it. What a pleasure this trip is. With all the sights and sounds and all of you, (my new best friends) I hardly even notice all the exercise we are getting, but let me tell you, my boots are showing it. I sure hope they wear enough to finish this trek because who knows if I could find another pair out here and then the thought of having to break them in while hiking-----I shudder just thinking about it. Which reminds me, did any of you hear those strange, peculiar noises during the night? Very bone chilling it was.

We better hurry if we are going to have time to eat befor catching the tram.



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*mumbling* are you sure this is necessary? *rubbing my eyes* wow, that was a good sleep.....just give me a few minutes to wash my face; I took a shower last night...so I am good for now. go on in the lounge, I will get my walk-a-day clothes on;
Okay, I am ready...got my sunblock, bug repellent, my sunglasses, camera, lights action.....oh, wait.......that's another script.......*grin* :0 Good job, LJ and Nas.....on getting me out of bed, wellllllll, should I say, 'dumping me out of bed'......but I forgive you cause I was sleeping pretty hard. and I did want to get up for brekkie.

are Bonbon and Gail already up .......I really didn't want to miss the tram ride, but I also didn't want to miss breakfast, either....from what I am thinking, the Hollow Butt, which really does refer to a hollowed out trunk, like Ann said....is not even here, but in Northcliffe...some of those places are listed but are in neighboring towns.....so why not go back to the Millhouse Cafe, which actually gave us a pretty good brekkie.....
yup, I checked the map again.....that particular cafe is actually in Northcliffe ....I didn't catch that little nugget when I first looked at it.....I was laughing so hard.....aside from the fact that it is in tiny print...*grin* need my zoom lenses for that....:)

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emoticon Nas, come help me flip Joan's mattress? She needs to get up so we have plenty of time for the Tram and Shopping AND Lunch at the Hollow Butt!!
emoticon I figure with a name that bad, the food has to be FABULOUS!!!

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at the airport now came too early as usual better go back to walking

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I told you that it was no problem including you, Nas......and you will be included more often now that we have gotten you into the picture......*grin* oh, drats.....I am not supposed to be up yet......gotta go back to bed. I was up way too late last night.

Ann, I totally agree. That possum needs to go home. I cannot deal with it while trekking and there is certainly no way that I could take it home with me, nor do I want to, even as cute as it is. Besides, I still got lots of trekking to do.:)

Wake me up later; I do want to go on the tram ride...:) oh and when you go to breakfast as well.......I will be there....:)

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lovely seeing me climbing A TREE

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I think he got some help - or he's another possum!!
In the morning I'll call Wildlife to relocate it - he needs to go home!!

That's a great map Joan - see how we wriggle all over sort of following the river - we take 2 days to get to Northcliffe!! - without possums!!

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*grin* I really am going to bed.....I just finished another installment of my 4th week blog..days three and four....*mumble* *mumble*....*yawn* okay, okay......I just need to huddle before I go to bed and then I am off........night all, sweet dreams...:)

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I am sorry.....*sigh* that is what I get for naming it.....but how in the world did it get all the way here and there is no way that I carried it in my backpack.....that's my story and I am sticking to it..;p

I really don't understand.......many, many people fed him.......why would a little possum like that even be able to make that trek all by itself.......maybe it got onto Kacey's ATV.....

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*peeking my head back out* what I really liked about that link is that there really is a map at the bottom of it.....and you can see our trail for quite a bit.....I will take your word for it, Ann about it being the best in Northcliffe......in that case, I may just have to try it out, just out of curiousity ......never let it be said that a squeamish stomach kept me from a good meal....*grin* it could also be referring to a pork butt, I suppose. who am I to say anything about weird names when Arkansas certainly has its share of quirky and odd names. :) like Possum Grape and Toadsuck........*grin* just to name a few.

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Joan - you must stop taking our wild life home!! Please - if you carry on we will have nothing left and you will have a menagerie!! How on earth are you going to cope on the next trip??


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I have my certificate, How cool is that? Good night trekkers, Sweet Dreams, Bonbon, if you feel something nibbling on your toes tonight, don't fret, It just the wee little honey possum that followed us looking for another handout! Joan spoiled him.



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That helps!! LOL!!
Do you have Adobe reader in your computer?? If you do you will be ok - but if not you won't open it from your documents!!

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Its ok - problem solved!!

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No I can't print Printer is out of ink at the moment. But I hope I can copy it or download it to my comp anyway

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Kacey - did you get the certificate for the Gloucester tree - did it print ok for you?? Gail is having problems.

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I feel a strong urge to do some home cooking for that day lol Or maybe try the next best cafe there.

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I hate to spoil your day (or night) but next week on day 2 - we sleep in Northcliffe and the best restaurant/café there is ---------------The Hollow Butt!!
Who's going hungry???

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Okay I will be ready for the tram when you are Gail! Lol Joan I'm not eating at a restaurant called the hollow butt cafe. That is sick! Well folks long day today and lots to do tomorrow so I'm turning in. Hope the ghosts stay quiet tonight.

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Hummm!! You would find that!! I think it maybe refers to the trunk of a tree - but its certainly an unfortunate name!!

The cards - if you check it out you might be able to get to see some somewhere on the trip !!

Yes - silk painting isn't cheap -by the way the Aussie $1 is about US$1.02 at the present!!Good night ladies - sweet dreams - emoticon

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*popping my head back out of the room* oh, yes, I am here, Gail.....this is where we are staying......*grin*:0

oh, yeah, one last thing, I could not resist picking up this map of activities for Pemberton; check out the restaurants, www.pembertondiscoverytours.c
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. check out some of the names of some of the restaurants. about the ninth one down.....*snicker* now if that doesn't turn someone off, I don't know what would...

yeah, yeah, I am going......I'm going....come along, Gail and Bonbon. We have a long day tomrrow......*grin*

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I think the tram might be fun, and we can sit so we will be getting rest. I'll go. It's been a long day and I think I am getting tired, Joan, Please lead me to our room, I forgot where it is! ---grin---



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*handing pics to Gail, along with a cup of hot chocolate* Oo it was enough for me being on the ground watching you go up. The problem for me is not the going up, its the coming down. I'm like a cat in a tree thataway. That and not having a loo at the top lol! Joan Tannis and Moon are around but haven't really seen them about today. I think they went shopping while you all were climbing the tree. I want to go on the wildflower tour tomorrow. I don't think I'll ever get enough of the beauties they have here. And if I can squeexe it in maybe ride the tram. Plus I have to restock for the next leg of the trek Did anybody ride the Tram yet?

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oh, I thought they were in Pemberton...well, drats!!! but good as well, cause you just saved me a ton of money.....*grin* you're right....it is bed time and there is still lots to see tomorrow.....so night all.....:)

I am thinking about the tram, but I still want to explore in town, so I may stay close instead. i am kinda tuckered out from that climb today and I still have to do my laundry.

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Wow Joan - what a beautiful place - but there is a problem - its about 2hrs drive each way from Pemberton - so it would be a total day trip Its a nice area though - but from the brochure you won't have time to see the area as well as do a course!! Means hiring a car too - remember we drive on the left - the car would be reverse to yours!!

Sounds like its about bed time - ready for what ever tomorrow brings - I think some are taking the tram through the woods - and some resting up ready for another week - trekking could be quite hard this week too.


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this is one of the places that I want to go tomorrow. I want to take a workshop. www.riversofsilk.com.au/indiv
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shows the brochure around the table.and you gotta check out the gallery ......wow, those flowers are just incredible.

and here is another that I want to check out as well: www.ndofuart.com/Pams-Greetin
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she has greeting cards and paintings for sale. I saw one that I am going to send to CJ of the walk through the karri trees and the one with the red banksia. I also want to get one of the cards of the fairy wildflowers. I love that series.

and then there is Nina's Jewelry Shop. Kacey, you should be interested in this one... ninasjewellery.com.au/neck-pi
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emoticon I don't know if I even have the WORDS to tell you about Today.
emoticon I think I have the opposite of a Fear of Heights. I first noticed it when I climbed to the Castle above Turner Falls in Davis Oklahoma last year and it was even more noticeable today, climbing the Tree. The Higher I went the Higher I WANTED to go. I can't even describe the view. "BEAUTIFUL" is not even a Fraction of it.
emoticon If Ann had not INSISTED I might still be up there..... Well, that and there is No Loo in the top of the Tree --- Talk about "Long Drop Loo" emoticon
Thank You for Dinner!! Everything was so Good I can't believe it. Although after seeing the Baby Roos with their Moms yesterday I ALMOST feel Guilty for enjoying the Roo Burgers so much!
emoticon Thank You for the Coffee, too. I am going to enjoy it and then TRY to sleep. But I am still "High" from climbing the Tree. If I close my eyes I can still feel the Breeze and smell the Leaves.

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*rubbing my hands together, gleefully* boy does this food look heavenly. this is way better what we would have gotten at the cafe but still want to try the marron.....tomorrow......but tonight........oh, wow....yummy

Nas, will you pass me the fruit salad to start..and then I want.......hey, do not snap that picture of me with my mouth full, Gail, or you are in serious trouble...now, where are those pics of us climbing the tree, Kacey and Bonbon..where are Tannis and Moon....this evening?
LJ you are being awfully quiet over there....*grin* :)

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Did someone say sing,

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OK, I am ready for this feast. This fresh air makes me hungry, Kacey, can I please see those pictures?



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Didn't pick up mine yet but will. This wasn't a good meal this was a feast! Good idea, if Joan sings then the ghosts will get sick of us having so much fun and go away for tonight. Here's the marshmallows and packets of hot chokie and the Billy is on. Anyone for a cuppa? emoticon

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Umm!! All that clean fresh air is so good for you too!! We all get hungry here with that air - breath deeply!!
I can smell burgers cooking - they smell great and with the coleslaw that Nas made, the beetroot and pineapple that Kacey remembered in the supermarket and the tomatoes and onions Sandra got and the other fixings we found in the cupboard and Kacey's buns (opps sorry Kacey - bread buns!!) - we should have a lovely evening meal - and I think Joan and Gail bought some fresh fruit salad they made too - its over on the table!! WooHoo - healthy meal tonight!! emoticon

Did everyone collect their certificate for climbing the Gloucester Tree - there are enough for everyone!!

Maybe we should start Joan singing emoticon and wake up this sleepy town !!!!
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Yes Ann thats what the guy at the restaurant said, so no Roo steak tonight. I think I saw a supermarket about two streets away. I'm off for the minced Roo and burger rolls. Anybody want to help me shop? I can't believe I'm craving fresh veges too. This Aussie air gives me an appetite. I have packets of Hot chocolate in my pack too. So I'll pick up some mini marshmallows too.

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Talk about getting into it - I hope you enjoyed the climb - the view from the top is great don't you think - or were your eyes tightly shut??? - anyway look what I found on the web site- week 4 Gloucester Tree - I found this little shop with certificates for you for climbing (virtually) the Gloucester tree!! A little keepsake for you!! You can download from the usual folder!!
Kacey - you took the photo record so can have one too - after all we wouldn't have photos without you!!

Kangaroo steak needs to be quickly cooked or it can toughen because there is so little fat in the meat- its beautiful cooked and eaten straight away but re-heated - I doubt it - maybe you can get Kangaroo Burgers made from Minced roo - they would reheat!!
Or if you can find roo mince - the supermarket should have a packet - except in this half dead town I wonder - I'll make some burgers for people interested this evening. I have salad fixing for burgers so we need rolls and meat please.
I saw a BBQ in the courtyard of our unit. The town may close but we can still have fun!!

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Oh Good Lord! I laughed so hard I had tears and almost couldn't hold the camera for pics. Joan you are a hoot for sure. Now that we have pictures of that done it will be fun to sit around the campfire and look at them. Ann was a trooper and Gail you did okay except for the part where you were holding your side. Bon Bon did you get any pics of them going up? I was sure I took one of Nas going up too. Now thats done I'm off to order a late lunch if they are still open and something for dinner too. I wonder how Roo steak tastes reheated? Anybody want to join me? I'm off to Jacks for Marron and salad and some Smoked Salmon Chowder for bring home for dinner.

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Joan, stop making me laugh, if I fall it will all be your fault. (trying to hang on while holding my side that is hurting from laughing so hard) ----- My, what beautiful scenery from up here. Did I just see Nas get on the tree as I glimpse down as we spiral on up this tree.



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Whew, I made it.......thank goodness for pit stops.....:0

and off we go up the tree.......wow. as I start to climb up the tree.....*gulp* do I reallly want to do this......yup! of course, I do......well, I almost have to, don't I, now? since I am half way up the tree. Our fearless leader, Ann, is up in front, then LJ, then Gail, then.....me.......hey, is that Bonbon I see on that bottom rung? *grin* :) I dare you, Bonbon......as my shout echoes back down the tree.......but, it really is up to you if you want to or not....don't let my dares make you do something you really don't want to do......hey,CJ, can you see us.....oh, drats...forgot she is not with us any longer......but I bet my hiking boots she is laughing at us all right now..*grin* :0
Oh, there is Nas, Kacey, and Sandra peeking around the corner, taking a picture of us ..*taking one arm off a rung and waving at them and almost overbalancing....* *gulp* now that was not a smart thing to do.....no more looking down for me

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I aint afraid of no ghosts! I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning, but Joan flipped my mattress and I was on the floor. Got my emoticon ready to take the pictures. BTW thanks for keeping me from falling off the bridge Joan. I used to go looking for crawdaddies when I was a kid, never at one until last night though.

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emoticon NNNOOO!! I forgot the Tree!! Wait Up!! I am Running (well, 'Running' is a Relative Term, right!?) to catch up!! I Wanna Climb the Tree Too!!

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I couldn't sleep at all last night. I was so excited about climbing that tree. 61m is very high and to think we can look down on the top of the forest. Bonbon, will you stand guard and make sure no one ventures up until we are all back down? There is no way I am going to swing out to let someone by. No, Not me. I am ready, We can stop at Millhouse for breakfast and then go. Ann, Kacey, Joan, Sandra, we are off!



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Are you not going with us to climb the Gloucester Tree, LJ? We are headed out that way to climb it. after all, it is virtual and we will never have this chance again. Sooo,come on........we can go shopping tomorrow......but if you really don't want to......that's cool...Neither Bonbon nor Kacey are going to climb but they are going with us...I don't think that Sandra is going to climb, either....you wanna come with us?

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emoticon Any one else up for some Shopping in between Eating Hot Food and Taking LONG Hot Showers!! I want to pick up some more of that Cheese. It was DELICIOUS!!

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Holy Smoke really looks good......though as you said, it does close early....
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check out the photos someone took I am liking that last platter.

now, this looks good, though it too closes at 5 pm......wow. this town really does close up its sidewalks at five....and occasionally six.. Jarrah Jack's www.jarrahjacks.com.au/menu.h
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I guess we do as Kacey suggested ......eat out at lunch and then get extra for our dinners to eat back at the Old Picture Theatre.

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yup, I am ready and so are Gail and Bonbon. I don't think that Bonbon will go up the tree but she can take pictures of us doing it. Are we going out to breakfast? I have a couple protein bars if we are not and an apple. So I am set. Yup, got my sunnies on, my sun hat, my sun block and repellent on, so Gloucester Tree, here I come.

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Yep it looks like if we want dinner we order it at lunch and reheat it or we use our own rations. Never been in a town that rolled up the sidewalks at 4pm before. Maybe they are afraid of the nightlife or of the ghosts emoticon
Just grabbing some coffee and a granola cookie to hold me for now. I am looking for some scrambled eggs (whites if I can get em) and some potatoes or grits or something with them for breakfast. Camera is already freshly packed with film and I got my sunnies and bugspray and pink hat all set. Tannis and Moon are deciding who gets to use the washup first emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Good morning, good morning - come on - wakey wakey - I'm raring to go - we are climbing the Gloucester Tree today - Kacey - don't forget your camera - this will definitely give you "interesting" photos!!
I'm just grabbing a cup of tea and some bircher muesli I made last night with one of the lovely local Pink Lady apples in it - then I'll be ready!!
Joan - fix those sunnies on well - you don't want them dropping from the top of the tree!!
Gail, Sandra, Bonbon - are you ready???

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Humm!! Wonder where that was - there are so many they over run some areas - but re-locating ?? I'd be more tempted to cull!! Ok - so I'm not a greenie !!

I missed the opening times - but there will surely be places to eat!!

I cant believe it - most places are closed by 4.00pm!!

www.southernforests.com.au/where-to-
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This place looks interesting - provided its early in the day!!!
holysmoke.com.au/

I have a feeling its going to be grab what we can tonight and eat tomorrow!!

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The saying (paraphrased) that what you think about, your bring about was in play. Last night I could not sleep in the non-virtual world so clicked on the TV. A PBS (Public Broadcasting Station) Nature program on relocating kangaroos was on. Very interesting.

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hmm it did look tasty. I might stay with melon then and pass up on the salad. Though I am sort of craving some fresh veg. But I notice it said under dining options that they only serve breakfast and brunch. Maybe an early lunch with just something light like a salad for dinner somewhere elso.
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Mostly I guess a straight veg salad - often in a bowl served separate, sometimes dressed, sometimes dressing on the side

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click on the little photo next to the big one - it shows a Marron salad!!
Yup strawberries - the season up here is just starting - I saw them in the shop today - but they will be expensive now - soon they will be lots about - but the season further south is summer - our summer - not now - so you won't get local Strawberries in Pemberton now - though you might get good cantaloupe and honeydew melon from the north of WA and maybe a few strawbs bought from north - more likely grapes now and apples and pears and mandys, and bananas

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I am off to bed, ....good night, all.:)

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So what kind of salads would they have in Pemberton then? Straight veggie with what kind of veggies on it? Do they have strawberries in Australia?

What part of a crawdaddy do you use for bait?

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yeah, I've caught fish with crawdads before.....been awhile though.:)

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Yup - I'm up for tree climbing tomorrow!!

The large lobsters - you might get towards the end of the next trek - and in Perth later too - we have to go back to collect stores things I think!!
I am not sure our salads are as imaginative as yours - though it depends on the restaurant - they vary greatly!! But they will be fresh!!
Kacey - you might be lucky to get mango - maybe later on the next trek - but its the wrong season - they are summer fruits and its actually Autumn nearly winter - but virtually early Spring on the trek!!

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emoticon I am not that fond of ghosts myself. Totally willing to share.... Yes I agree we should all try things we will probably never be able to do again. But I think I'll watch and take pictures of you all climbing old Glouchester. Now eating Marron on the other hand is more my speed. Virtually that is. They look more like very small black lobsters to me with a bigger tail that the crawdaddies I've seen. And you can't keep the small ones to use as bait here. Oh well! Wonder what the local salads are like here? Ann has some nice mixed fruit and veg salads in her cookbook, I wonder if they have them here as well. At least I can try Mango here virtually.

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Crawdads is what I call them too, that is another good thing to catch fish with. I think I might try something else.

Yes Joan, I heard Ann say she was going to climb it with us. I think we all should. We will only live once and never be back this way again, more than likely.



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Now, Ann, you did say you would climb it with us tomorrow.....:0 I heard you say it......;p No backing down ....

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Right here.........was checking out the menu .....*grin* I am going to have the marron as well, It sounds very tasty I have had crayfish before, but when I ate it, it was called 'crawdads'.........*grin* :0 gotta try to marron to see if it is as good as what I ate before...:)

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