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Offline Grover

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Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« on: 25 September, 2011, 09:13:21 PM »
Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom

The animated version:

During a business trip to Onslow E.T. narrowly escapes the clutches of Lao Che, a notorious crime boss in the city. Narrowly avoiding disaster he manages to make his way back to the City of Disappointments (Perth – I will rant on this point another day). Having seen this sort of thing before, Mother Marj wisely leaves her boy to his own devices and boots him out of the house. Not to be outdone he enlists the support of Stacey and her young side-kick.

Having seen the film, they wisely avoid using aircraft or inflatable boats, opting instead for the assured safety, comfort and serenity of a GU. That said, Beachbums has sown a seed amongst the WPC community, it is believed that the sacred Sivalinga Rock may be in the vicinity. This rock is sacred and to date has not been seen by Beachbums. At this point a sensible E.T. would realize that he was being pursued by a crime boss – and therefore hide. But that would not make a good film, so instead he enlists the support of 7 willing WPC members to undertake a crusade in search of the Sivalinga Rock. Thank you to BigBaz, Budds and a visiting Wrangler, Walter Ego and UKIWI, 1BBQ and Runup, 2shortQQ. 

Now for the funniest part of the whole day – they may have all conspired to meet early – thereby ensuring that I received the trip report – but the coffee machine at the Caltex service station in Byford was broken – so no hot beverages to reward them for their cunning plan!

At this point E.T. draws on his endless wisdom and has determined that the mooted Sivalinga stone may in actual fact be the Boyagin Rock (if I recall correctly, without my maps in front of me). That said, fearing assassins, E.T. determines to take the long route to the rock.

On the way we discover that Mola Ram has already claimed access to many of the rocks in the region. We all feel for BigBaz who concedes he was previously enslaved by the said high priest.

Breaking for morning tea we are pleased to report that E.T. did not succumb to the “Blood of Kali”, instead opting for a nice cup of tea; ever thoughtful he offered a jar of anti-bacterial cleanser to the group; we firmly believe that this talisman ensured our safe passage through the realm of Kali Ma.

We proceed in the form of a “mine cart chase” down the next section of bitumen, soon to find ourselves on a treacherous stretch of corrugated gravel. We place our faith in Budds, who at the front of the pack boldly supports 2 spare tires in the event that anything goes wrong.  Wouldn’t you know it, the henchmen of Mola Ram have channeled the welds in the connecting joint to shear, and we lose the first of the tires. As fortune would have it – a tie-down strap comes in handy to secure this problem.

Having assumed we would be the only people on a quiet Sunday morning to have commenced on this farce, we were met by a large group of visitors at the base of the Boyagin Rock. At this point we decided, pheww to the 5 fabled Sankara stones, and sat down to a hearty and well deserved lunch. As local legend defines, anyone who climbs the Boyagin Rock will guarantee long-life. Curiously none of our team attempted this epic journey. We either have under-funded superannuation accounts, are really too lazy or a planning a secret return visit.

Having successfully conquered the rock (sorry Beachbums – we were all too lazy to walk to the rock and photograph it), we returned to our cars and made the epic journey home – as heroes having made random plot changes, discovered a rock (which already had a large group of visitors), but having had a great day out with family and friends.


The serious version:

A very big thank you to E.T. for organizing a super family day out in the bush. Absolutely magnificent scenery, a whole lot of good fun, superbly choreographed with trivia thrown in along the way, enjoyed by all.

The measure of success will be determined by the various exultations from the 2 year old in the back seat:

-   More Big Mud,
-   Walking in yellow daisy’s,
-   Kicking the ball in the field,
-   Bumpy, Bumpy,
-   Pretty Pink Flowers,

All the way home there was a request for more of these factors – well done E.T., a family day that had the young ones screaming for more.

Having now installed my mapping software in the car……I managed to delete the trip before reading it on the PC…..why is my computer smarter than me? Which raises another question – who invented micro-SD cards? Having dropped mine in the car – do you have any idea how may places these things can hide?

This trip was a lovely 2WD drive through the countryside – wonderful picturesque scenery – from canola fields in bloom, to forest roads covered in wild flowers, to historical sights and a mystical rock.

With the kids in tow the trip ensured plenty of time for the young and energetic ones to run around freely. They had a great time, the most squeamish of partners (mine), survived the long-drop’s, and all had a fantastic time.

Unfortunately I don’t have photo’s – so rely on others to insert the pictures.

Notable mentions:

-   Budds and his wheel carrier – 2 wheel attachments lost – I think my 6x4 trailer arrangement with tie-down straps at Wilbinga worked better! I see a warranty claim…..
-   Walter Ego – yeah right, you were going to keep your car clean and those balloons on the front!,

Now as the Temple of Doom was in theory a prequel (another topic to define my serious problem with the concept of prequels), when will we see E.T. and the Raiders of the Lost xxxxx?


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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #1 on: 25 September, 2011, 09:51:11 PM »
Well done Grover top report, yep Mola Ram as in the Ram part suddenly certainly follows me around the place. At least on this trip I harmed no trees but sincere apologies to Bevan and Lina (Jill soon worked it out by lunch time and made sure I parked safely  ;D)

To ET well done old chap a great day out showed me some many more bits of my own back yard fantastic.

To everyone who came along thankyou for helping make it a great day out good company, good weather, lovely country fantastic.

Cheers

Baz

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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #2 on: 25 September, 2011, 10:03:04 PM »
Yes Grover, thank you for such an enjoyable report to read, makes me feel like I was there! Sorry you got stuck with it again.

I don't know about anyone else, our/her car is now clean again-apparently it's not a good look to see clients in a 4x4 that looks like a 4x4!
At least I think it's clean, I did wash it in the dark!


Thanks ET for planning, and leading another of your brilliant drive abouts-looking forward to the next :)

Chris
« Last Edit: 25 September, 2011, 10:04:59 PM by UKKIWI »

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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #3 on: 26 September, 2011, 07:59:02 AM »
great trip report Grover  and thanks for the day out ET
we all had a fab time and for the cars first trip out she went well
and Bevan is extra happy we actually over took a car on a hill   8)
most of my pics will be wheres wally hey Jill  ;D

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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #4 on: 26 September, 2011, 08:09:36 AM »
Well done Grover - top report, you brought it all to life!  I knew we were right to vote you Chief Reporter.  I believe we are just waiting for your side kick, Chief Photographer (aka Run-up)to post happy snaps.

Many thanks to ET for making the trip report possible, top trip! I do however think you are missing your calling as an Airline Pilot - your regular updates over the cb from up front, sound curiously like the Captain giving words of encouragement that he actually knows what's going on with his trip.

And, in my defence, Mr Grover, when, feeling a little like a bit of fun, I light heartedly fixed red balloons to brighten up the 'Trol bull bar, I had forgotten that we were going to be hitting the bitchemen and doing high speeds for more than 2 minutes' .... helium filled balloons apparently don't react to well to this!

Oh course the whole purpose of going on a WPC trip is for UKKiwi to spend two hours, on return, in the dark, cleaning and polishing the Trol ready for work on Monday ;D
« Last Edit: 26 September, 2011, 12:46:24 PM by WALTER EGO »

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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #5 on: 26 September, 2011, 08:49:55 AM »
Grover Top Job on the Trip Report.

ET Bravo Zulu on the Trip we all enjoyed even the occupants of the LHD Nissan Wrangler.

For those who couldnt make it, these are the best family orientated trips out, there is plenty of time for the kids to burn off energy and lots of time for the adults to stand around looking at Bevans new DONK, and generally trying to solve the problems of the world.

I am off up to Perth 4X4 to get the tyre carrier fixed and will post up some pics and some video when I get back. I didnt get the whole trip on video as the Flattery went Bat.

Once again a very enjoyable day in the Western Australian Bush with great people and some of the best behaved kids I have seen in a long time.

Well done ET for all your efforts.

Budds, Heidi, Craig and Pam (LHD Nissan Wrangler)
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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #6 on: 26 September, 2011, 06:27:05 PM »
Abandoned Railway Cutting


Sivilinga Rock


On the Tracks


The Old Homestead


Rockholes


A spot of Lunch


Pretties


« Last Edit: 26 September, 2011, 06:57:04 PM by the evil twin »
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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #7 on: 27 September, 2011, 07:13:46 PM »
Thanks ET for another great family friendly WPC day out.

Thanks to all that made the trip it was well planned and very enjoyable apart from the BL@#$Y dust down the back.

Thanks Grover for another great read!!!

Thomas & Family

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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #8 on: 28 September, 2011, 10:49:21 PM »
Okay so I was slack and didn't get my camera out but I'm sure I saw a few more shots taken by other people where are they folks?

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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #9 on: 28 September, 2011, 11:40:54 PM »
Yeah, we love pics.  ;D

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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #10 on: 30 September, 2011, 05:44:17 PM »
ok guys these are the only ones i have hope they are good enough























« Last Edit: 30 September, 2011, 06:00:39 PM by the evil twin »

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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #11 on: 01 October, 2011, 02:34:47 PM »
Hey Bevan, where's the one of someone backing into your vehicle ;D ;D

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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #12 on: 02 October, 2011, 01:00:22 PM »
i didnt get that one  he was to quick for me

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Re: Indiana Twin and the Mountain of Doom.....the real story
« Reply #13 on: 04 October, 2011, 10:08:27 AM »
If there isn't a photo it didn't happen :)

 

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