Well after 9.5 hours drive, we are home. Another fabulous Bus Stop. What a shame we only have them once a year - I love catching up with all the bus stoppers and hanging out with each and every one there. The convoy down from Newcastle stayed at Goulburn and Bernie called in and so did Royce and the kidlets. We set off again on Friday morning and we were carrying a "silver blimp" (as Lorraine called it) on our roof rack. This was a set of crappy front original kombi seats wrapped in a silver tarp with a net over the top. They were being carried to the skilful hands of Necro for transformation - but more on that later. Our convoy was enlarged by 1 when Jobell pulled in front of us before the Yass service centre and we lined up for petrol - that was crazy! That place was so busy. So we set off for Griffith and we were tootling along - 8 of us - when a truck went past me and the whole silver blimp decided to leave the roof rack and hang over the passenger side - poor Dave and Elsa who were travelling behind me won the "Skid Marks" award - not for tyre marks but more for a change of undies. Lorraine will help out with a photo later. We stopped at Temora and had some lunch - although some Bus Stop virgins - Andrew and Nick - found out that some people still equate Nimbin and kombis with weed dealers and got asked at McDonalds if they had anything to sell!! lol Photo taken by Lorraine. We got to Griffith to the caravan park and overwhelmed the owners as the Vic crew arrived at the same time. We got set up and it was so good to see all of those familiar faces. Peter put on a great BBQ on the Friday night and bed called. Saturday morning was the cruise up the main street and back and then we parked up outside a spare parts place, I managed to grab some more petrol and then we raced to find the rest of the convoy who were going to the rail yard for the photo shoot - although we managed to only find 5 kombis pulled over for RBT!!! We found the others, lined up, photos were taken, then most of the crew headed out to the La Festa. My plans were different though - Necro was waiting back at the park and we worked on piecing together some magnificent seats for the bay. He really had his work cut out as they were rough. I bought new coconut padding and after working away for most of the day, we now have a spectacular pair of black seats with avocado green piping, to match my door cards. That bought us to Saturday night. Some of the costumes were very clever. I am hoping others have taken photos. The club didn't know what hit it and thank heavens we had our own room - some of the locals made it pretty clear they were not impressed, but too bad - we were having a good night and were not hurting anyone. Great work Peter on getting the bus sorted and the club looked after us with great food. Sunday morning showed the Easter bunny had left some eggs for the kids around the playground and they had great fun finding them. We then went for a cruise out to the de Bertoli winery and they had music and food and it was a lovely relaxing afternoon. I tried leaving a little early and going back to the park for a nana nap but when I got back there, they were having the world championship Bocce tournament opposite my spot! It was all ok though, everyone was having a good time. The photo is Nathan and Christine and Eloise (Dubman) enjoying the de Bertoli winery afternoon. At 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon, we had the kombi races. Alpal found a spot close-by and set up his track, and Cornish set up kombi golf as well. I will let Alpal give his run down on the races and winners. I think he was disappointed there were not more bribes! Sunday evening we had another BBQ get together and we sang Happy Birthday to River who turned 3 today. I know of 2 kombis being sent home on a tow truck - Sam's and Lorraine and Andy's. I hope they will be fixed easily and quickly. I wish the Perth convoyers a safe trip and you have a great time. Thank you everyone for attending and I look forward to seeing you all at another event in the future, whether it be another Bus Stop, Valla, Old Bar, The Nationals, Berry, etc. Oh... and who took my name badge home?