Finally home and able to get to the computer after a fantastic weekend spent at Laanecoorie. In complete contrast to last years event, the weather this year was magnificent. Just warm enough during the day for short sleeves and the evening didn't matter (not that it was all that cold anyway) because a couple of our pyrotechnicians did a splendid job of keeping the fire roaring into the wee hours. A huge thanks is in order for the wonderful Kombi people who came along to make the week-end as good as it was. What a great group and it was fantastic to catch up with new members and a couple I haven't seen in a long time. A laid-back evening was spent around the camp fire each night swapping yarns, advice and general friendly banter while we watched spuds cook in foil and camp ovens wafting out delicious aromas. What an amazing bunch of people. I only wish we could have stayed there for a month!! A big word of thanks to Wattie and Irene and also to Brian and Cathy who travelled quite a long way to spend some time with us. Well done people. It wouldn't have been the same without you. The camp site itself was perfect for a gathering of Kombi faithful. Set amongst sparsely populated gums and in an area towards the back of a huge caravan park on the banks of the lovely Laanecoorie Reservoir, our camp was quiet and we practically had the place to ourselves. As Woz stated at one stage........... "You wouldn't even know we were in a caravan park!" I could attempt to thank everyone individually for their personal contributions such as a beautiful boutique beer all the way through to a batch of freshly roasted chestnuts done over the fire by a very special lady who did them to perfection, but I'd hate to leave anyone out. However I'm sure those present will remember the special touches provided by various members for a long time to come. Pictures are a little slow to download, but I'll post any half decent ones I have tomorrow. I'm sure somebody else will also have a couple of immortal shots hiding on their flash cards for your perusal. Several members mentioned making this a regular yearly event at the same location which would be fine with me, but lots of things can change in 12 months and there's plenty of time to think about it. Once again, a big thanks to all who attended and may the Kombi Gods be kind to us and allow us to gather again soon at the next event:lol: Cheers, Aime.