This will be the start of many posts as members make their way home and back to their computers. IT WAS THE BEST WEEKEND!!!!! I won't go through every detail of the trip down, it was mainly uneventful for us, but we arrived at the caravan park at 4PM to find a circle of Kombis had taken over the camping field! It looked great and the tent was receiving it's finishing touch of the Kombi Club banner. Ran around introducing myself and then we met up in the camp kitchen for dinner. They told me it fitted 60 but they must have been 60 very skinny people!!! We made our way down to the camp tent later that night...actually I don't remember too much about that night...I was way too tired. So Saturday morning the Kombis started rolling out for the mystery cruise...you were given a sheet at the gate then told to follow the directions and answer questions so you ended up where lunch was going to be.....MY EARS WERE BURNING.... I think if tar and feathers were handy I may have been wearing them... Saturday afternoon was free time so my family went to Questacon. Saturday night...ahhh...now here it gets funny...everyone was told to get your own dinner and then turn up at the hall (the hall was available at a cost and its originally about $400 but they gave it to us for $200 if we cleaned up. Thanks Roy for paying for that..it was a much better place than the camp kitchen) with their funny hats or wigs and be ready for trivia questions. Some answers were very funny (and embarrassing...Tom?...KG??? ) Some hats were very creative..balloons..lampshade..clucking chicken..pictures of kombis..everyone knew I was off to the races.. Then we got down to some suprise awards...these were called THE BS AWARDS (bus stop, thank you ) and they came with a little gold plastic trophy...some winning catergories were; The Tool-less Mechanic with No Knob- Tom (I didnt even have to call his name!) The Kombi Thief- Andy (for pinching Roys splittie) The Dog House Award - Roy (Where's Me Bus???) Best last Minute Makeover - Necro (for his pop top and awning) The Kombi-Less Camper - Baz (for turning up to camp overnight with a Ford!) The Running on Empty Award - Mafti (for you guessed it...) Best Cover up Award- Bog Beast Making The Biggest effort to Get There- Tas Deb (representing Tassie) There were others but I forget right now..oops We finished the awards and moved onto a little first aid kit supplied by Doc..I was crying with laughter at some of the little "items" that were to be handed out...I am hoping someone else took some more photos, not just of Roys suppositories episode..LOL poor Roy..he is not looking forward to seeing those shots..so enjoy them while you can cause you know he can delete them.. Sunday morning we lined up for a photo..we had lost a couple to go to The Nationals but still managed to get 32 in the photo! Amazing work everyone. Sunday at 11.30am we went for a convoy into Canberra and to a nice park called Weston Park . We managed to travel almost all the way together and no one got left behind. The people's faces were just priceless ..you could see them standing still on sidewalks and in the parks as we drove past just staring and smiling (amazing how Kombis make people smile). We found a carpark to oursleves, well almost to ourselves which was pretty amazing considering how busy a day it was..that poor Volvo driver who must have parked his car with almost no other cars to come back and find himself surrounded..not sure if he noticed but he left with a little present ..he is now a member of the Kombi Club...with a sticker to prove it...the Parks Department had told there were lots of BBQ's in that park ...well..it would have been nice if all of those BBQ's actually worked..or that we had got there before an Indian family decided to cook a 17 course banquet on the only BBQ that was working...oh well.. it was a beautiful day (got a bit sunburnt!) and everyone had a really nice picnic in the park. A few of us then went for a drive up to Black Mountain and you can see the pictures and video of that already on here. We then cruised back to the park. Sunday evening was a bit of a get together in the camp kitchen which turned into a late one. The Kombi races (pull back models) were a hoot...Mafti got disqualified cause his was modified LOL.. Dave you were represented by Filmore but you just kept getting in the way ..Ruth's yellow splittie had a Tommy tune and took off!!! and Kieren tried to smash the glass door by launching his of fthe end of the table. The Toy Races will be a definite goer for next year. I forgot to say the Easter Bunny came and hid some eggs for the Kombi Kids... Monday morning was pack up and head off. I think the weekend was a total success...we only had one clutch cable break and that was fixed by our very capable members (well done guys!!!) and I hope everyone made it home safely. I passed the Qld/Nthrn NSW crew on the way home. NEXT YEAR WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER...if possible.