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Motley Crew Trips / Re: Annual Xmas Party/Break up 2019
« Last post by mrs boxxy on Today at 10:07:45 AM »
We're there, 2 adults, 2 grandkids.  Arriving Friday and definitely in for dinner.

: )

Trip Reports / Gary's 60th Birthday
« Last post by Hangman on Yesterday at 02:37:17 PM »
Gary's 60th Birthday 9/10 November 2019

Imbil Camping Retreat, Imbil.

Trip Leader: Ian(Hangman)

Attendees: Gary & May, Quinton & Sam, Tom,  Daryl & Robyn, Dan & Kaylene, Greg & Terrina, Glenn, Dom & Shontel, Scott, Julie & Hayley, David & Jill, Keith & Keryle, Merv, Anita & family, Simon & Shauna

I left Redcliffe at 7pm and travelled north to Imbil arriving at 8.30pm. Most of the group were already set up and having a few beers. SE Qld is currently very dry and a total fire ban was in place, so we did not have a fire. This is our first time at this camp ground. It was Gary's request to doing some water activity and do a drive at some stage over the weekend. The camp ground is on the edge of town on Yabba Creek. There is a great water hole here for canoeing and swimming. The camp ground has powered sites and is dog friendly.

I set up my swag and settled to have a few quiet beers. By 10pm the owners came around reminding every one to keep the noise down so some went to bed while others did a few tequila shots to get the week end started. We finished up at 12.30pm slowly peeling off one by one. The rest of the camp ground was very quiet.

I arose at 8am when I got a call from home. “Hello dear, yes, I feel great”, not. It was a very quiet night and I had a great sleep, others heard snoring but it is a camp ground.  After breakfast, I suggested we do some water activities this morning then a drive in the afternoon. Unfortunately HQ Plantations had closed forestry areas due to the high fire danger so the drive would be to Pomona to check out the show grounds as a possible venue for Aust Day 2020. So a few had gone into town, Scott, Hayley, Gary and May went canoeing, others just relaxed in the shade of a large fig tree. It was very windy and smokey by now.

Tom and I ventured into town at lunch for a pie which was very good. After lunch we drove to Pomona to check out the show grounds then drove onto Boreen Point and Elanda Point. It was very smokey here due to fires on Teewah. The show grounds are very well kept but lack shade. Boreen Point will be too crowded and Elanda Point is now very up market. Oh well, it was worth the look.

Back at camp, a few had gone swimming, May and co set for the night's party, Gary and I went canoeing up Yabba Creek to beyond the rail bridge then down to the weir to have a look. When we were getting back into the canoes Gary pushes off the bank and leaves his paddle on the bank. While the current draws him towards the weir Gary flounders trying to paddle with his hands. There is a fine here mate, birthday or not. I retrieved his paddle and Gary saved himself paddling back safely to shore. By now the party had started so we showered and shaved, opened a beer and joined the others.

May had catered for the evening, so we all had plenty to eat, great potato salad May. Thanks to Tom and Q for cooking. There was plenty of delicious cake and a power point presentation to celebrate Gary's 60th. We settled in for a few quiet drinks to finish the night at 10.30pm.

Sunday morning was here already, so we gradually started to pack up. We had organised to do the 1kg donut challenge at the Kenilworth Bakery at 10am. Some members including Gary & May were staying another night or two. Most of us gradually packed up heading out to Kenilworth at 10am. There were 3 boys doing the challenge solo, Dan, Brad and Quinton while there was a boy team and a girl team of 4 members each. The boys started first with Brad being the solo survivor finishing in 24:02. Well done mate, I felt your pain.

The girls team, Kaylene, Sam, Hayley and Jess narrowly beat the boys team Scott, Dom, Oliver and Ian with at time of 2:59 beating the boys by 10 seconds. It was an epic battle and a well deserved win by the girls. From here we headed home.

Well, Happy Birthday Gary. I hope you have some memories to share because it was certainly a great week end despite not being able to go for a drive and the windy smokey air. The camp ground is a great spot for a future destination. By the way there are plenty of pictures on Facebook, check them out.

Ian Lynch
Motley Crew Trips / Re: My Fraser Island March 2020
« Last post by 6beee on November 10, 2019, 06:26:19 PM »
Yup for sure
Motley Crew Trips / Re: Gary's 60th Birthday
« Last post by Hangman on November 03, 2019, 12:46:21 PM »
Those that are planning on coming this weekend please ring Imbil Camping Retreat as soon as possible to book and pay for a site. There are only a few sites left and the campground what to book them for other guests. There is still a fire ban in place but plenty of water in the creek, remember to bring water craft for Sat morning. For those arriving after 6pm Friday please let them know and check in on Saturday morning. See you there.
Motley Crew Trips / Re: Annual Xmas Party/Break up 2019
« Last post by Pig dog on October 30, 2019, 11:25:17 AM »
Arriving Friday afternoon. Pub for dinner Friday night and 1 Adult
Motley Crew Trips / Re: Annual Xmas Party/Break up 2019
« Last post by Hangman on October 29, 2019, 08:47:47 AM »
Arriving Friday night late(not for dinner), 1 Adult
Motley Crew Trips / Re: Gary's 60th Birthday
« Last post by 6beee on October 28, 2019, 12:47:23 PM »
Keith  and Keryle will be There!!!!  :)
Motley Crew Trips / Re: Annual Xmas Party/Break up 2019
« Last post by Q on October 27, 2019, 07:14:45 PM »
General Information: The Motley Crew Annual Christmas Party 2019

When: Saturday 30th November 2019 (Party)

Total nights available: Friday 29th November 2019 - Monday 2nd December 2019

Venue Details: Boonah Showgrounds, Boonah

Theme: Bogan

Trip Leader: Committee (contact Tom 0412 322 163)


Camping costs -     Powered: $20       Non-Powered: $20

Dinner Fee             Adult Members $15 per head
                             Adult Non-Members $25 per head
                             Kids - FREE!

Additional Information: This is our Annual Christmas Party. The weekend usually starts on Friday night with dinner at a local venue for those wanting to come down early and help set up but officially Saturday kick off. Santa will be making an appearance so please bring a gift for your child/children. (Nothing to expensive $10-$15 we don't wanna break the bank)

Remember that the cost includes dinner on Saturday night and the recovery breakfast on Sunday and also the entertainment on the night.

There will be games for the kids and activities Saturday afternoon.

There will be an easy drive Saturday morning contact Hangman(Ian) 0401 294 348 leaving 9am

We will be holding our AGM on the Sunday after breakfast.

***Please register for this event so we can organise catering***

Hey all,

So after the committee meeting today we have discussed a concession for NON-members and dropped the price to $20 per adult NON-member.

Please remember that this includes the dinner on the Saturday night AND a big breakfast on the Sunday. (I have never seen anyone leave hungry)
Motley Crew Trips / Re: Gary's 60th Birthday
« Last post by Scotty on October 27, 2019, 07:34:05 AM »
Julie, Hayley and I will be there.  We have booked a powered site
Motley Crew Trips / Re: Annual Xmas Party/Break up 2019
« Last post by Greg purcell on October 19, 2019, 07:58:58 AM »
Greg and Terrina will be there
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