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Offline Ascot

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O.P. « 2011-Nov-24, 07:15 AM »
From time to time.


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« 2011-Nov-24, 07:23 AM Reply #1 »
Ascot has a committment in Forbes (NSW) this week and intended to drive there this Sat via the Newell Highway.   Typical of the best made plans of mice and men the weather gods have decided to flood the north of NSW with peak rains forecast for Fri / Sat. 

Anyone got any inside info on driving conditions and predictions for the Newell this weekend? 

Plans B & C were to go via the New England or the Pacific Highways but it seems Tamworth and the coastal  towns down as far as the Hunter are sinking as well.

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« 2011-Nov-25, 12:26 PM Reply #2 »
Ascot,

Experience tell sme the best person to get advice from is the local sergeant of police in Forbes.

Forbes Police Station
Forbes [view map]
6-8 Victoria Lane
FORBES 2871
Phone: 02 6853 9999
Fax: 02 6853 9911
Not open 24 hours


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« 2011-Nov-25, 02:58 PM Reply #3 »
Thanks pal.  That's a great idea.   Have postponed departure until Sunday, so at least the rain will be gone.  Just flooded creeks the main obstacle now.  TRA says only flash flooding a problem at the moment.

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« 2011-Nov-25, 03:48 PM Reply #4 »
Keep safe Ascot , but I'm sure you will find a feed and a dry place to stay....for free. :whistle:

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« 2011-Nov-25, 05:38 PM Reply #5 »
All sorted out.  Dubbo Hospital VMO Quarters.   

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« 2011-Nov-25, 05:52 PM Reply #6 »
What about the Zoo mate, I remember staying there on me honeymoon and all animals recieved 3 square meals a day, I only got two, sumthin about I didn't need fattening up.   :o  , I don't recommend lining up with the lions though    :lol:

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« 2011-Nov-26, 07:21 AM Reply #7 »
Love the Zoo, just a bit too busy to stop by.  Sounds like you were under the thumb from day one son.  Hope you sorted that out.

Newell Highway closed at border this Sat am.  Leaves me stuck in Bris vegas.  Might go out and annoy Vadim and the mafia at Royal Capalaba.
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« 2011-Nov-27, 09:12 AM Reply #8 »
The pic in the opening post gives some indication of Ascot's past behaviour. :shutup:

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« 2011-Nov-29, 10:40 AM Reply #9 »
Jack was my hero.  No one ever beat him.  Not even you DD

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« 2011-Nov-29, 10:48 AM Reply #10 »
Just back from NSW.  The floods meant I had to a lot done in less time.  Left by car Sunday about mid morning with the Newell Hgwy closed and the New England under threat.  The conditions turned out perfect for driving and, except for come dirt country road detours occasionally, it was a lot of fun. 

Had a look at a couple of studs in the upper Hunter around Scone and Denman before heading west to Dubbo and Forbes for a parcel delivery (with a quick look at the Dish at Parkes).  Then came through Wellington (boy that track is a doozy), Orange, Molong, Bathurst and Lithgow.....great country.  A quick look at the Blue Mountains then on to Sydney before turning right and came home.

Going back in two weeks to repeat, but this time testing wineries.  Ya gotta luv retirement.

Anyone else do much over the weekend LOL?

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« 2011-Nov-30, 06:32 PM Reply #11 »
Ascot ventures to the Gabba tomorrow for the Test.  Have been going with the same bunch of 20 mongrels for 21 years.  We all meet for a champagne breakfast out at PAH at 7.00am then walk to the Gabba for the game....watch the first over then adjourn to the bar for the rest of the day.  Funny how habits are hard to shake.

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« 2011-Nov-30, 06:39 PM Reply #12 »
I did a quick 2 day trip to Dubbo to visit a sick friend I really enjoyed the 12 hour return drive.  I was impressed with the green out there--they have had a lot of rain. Ascot on your next trip--can I suggest a visit to Wellington Caves and to Burradonge (spelling ??) dam which is close by---mind you--can't beat the wineries out Mudgee way.

I always stop at a few isolated pubs on the way---they are so friendly--they mostly ask where you come from--and after a short conversation--they ask my name--I say "chuggers"---they reply--nah your real name--I keep insisting that is my real name--get some interesting replies--some have said--you must be dirty on ya Dad & Mum    :lol:

Country people--gotta love em    :biggrin:

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« 2011-Nov-30, 07:12 PM Reply #13 »
---mind you--can't beat the wineries out Mudgee way.
Totally agree chuggs, infact some of the best reds in Australia are grown there.  8-)

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« 2011-Nov-30, 09:06 PM Reply #14 »
Westie & Chuggers

Will keep Mudgee in mind.  Pretty good out there on the Western Plains at the moment. 

Be aware one of Australia's best kept secrets is that a bloke called William (Bill) Downie in Gippsland is credited by Halliday as our best winemaker.  Ya ain't lived until you try one of his Pinots.  Do a google search to get his details and place an order. 


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« 2011-Nov-30, 09:25 PM Reply #15 »
Westie & Chuggers

Will keep Mudgee in mind.  Pretty good out there on the Western Plains at the moment. 

Be aware one of Australia's best kept secrets is that a bloke called William (Bill) Downie in Gippsland is credited by Halliday as our best winemaker.  Ya ain't lived until you try one of his Pinots.  Do a google search to get his details and place an order. 



Yeh I get it Ascot---another free meal---now another free drink.

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« 2011-Dec-01, 09:53 PM Reply #16 »
Hey, Ascot, remember when we got the contract to do the ad for Smiths Crisps.

You were allowed to come along because you supplied the chips?


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« 2011-Dec-02, 10:14 AM Reply #17 »
Gee, you take a risk putting up shots like that.  Some of these people are still alive and know where you live.

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« 2011-Dec-02, 10:26 AM Reply #18 »
The lovely Judy is now a winemaker up near Kingaroy. 


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« 2011-Dec-02, 10:28 AM Reply #19 »
Had a great day at the Gabba test yesty.



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« 2011-Dec-02, 10:32 AM Reply #20 »
Ya gotta love that Kiwi national anthem.  Much better than ours.

Rumour is that Vadim was there to cheer the boys in black, but had to leave after the first over due to some misunderstanding with the constabulary over intoxication.  At least it looked like him....see pic the bloke bottom left with a police escort and waving to the Aussie supporters.

 

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« 2011-Dec-02, 11:10 AM Reply #21 »
A quick look at the Blue Mountains then on to Sydney before turning right and came home.

Ascot when i travel from the BM to Sydney and turn right i end up taking the long way to QLD.  :what:

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« 2011-Dec-02, 12:07 PM Reply #22 »
Sorry to cornfuse.  I turned right at Central and went to Mascot for the kite ride home.


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« 2011-Dec-04, 06:54 PM Reply #23 »
Was whooping it up at a Christmas Party last night when the mobile rang at midnight.  Was my daughter calling from Forbes in central NSW.  She was proud as punch having just delivered a baby by emergency caesarian (her first)...an unexpected chore on a quiet Saturday night in the bush.   

Guess who is a very proud dad today?

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« 2011-Dec-04, 06:59 PM Reply #24 »
Until then you thought babies arrived by stork express, Ascot?


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