Fwd: Ooroo, mates

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Subject: Fwd: Ooroo, mates
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 19:51:40 -0800 (PST)
Would you believe that ther are three adults down here
near to tears, with love we curse you Russell

But bless you each and every day.


Sid, of Sharon and Sid fame, forgot to let all on the
BA-list have this.

Now where did I put that bottle that belongs to Unca


Sid and Sharon Genaux <> wrote:
From: Sid and Sharon Genaux <>

Hi everyone,

Tomorrow morning we will leave Hastings for Richmond
to get a flight out on March 7th. We can't believe
that the year is up already.

We have so many wonderful memories of this country.

We've petted dolphins and wombats, walked in
rainforests and on gibber plains, collected shells
from the beaches on three oceans, listened to the
calls of bush stone curlews and the compelling drone
of the
didjiridu, smelled gum leaves and woodsmoke, and eaten
kangaroo, and barramundi. When we close our eyes, we
will see the fierce sun of the outback and Uluru will
haunt our dreams.

We will take the land home in our memories and our
photographs, but the people of Australia will live in
our hearts. Some of them we have met in person, some
through the Internet, but they have all given us so
much. While we were just beginning to plan our trip,
folks from the birding-Aus e-mail list gave us the
information we needed to make it a reality. Their
generosity and cheerful assistance set the tone for
all our interactions with Aussies. People we met along
the way were friendly, interesting, and unfailingly
kind to these Yank tourists. We won't try to list them
by name--we don't even know all their names--but our
thanks go to all of you who graced our lives with your
friendliness. We have been so lucky to have met you.
We are still very proud of the red, white, and blue;
but a part of now is Aussie green and gold.

One person we must thank publicly. John Gamblin has
been our mentor, guide, friend, and guardian angel all
through the trip. Thanks, mate; we couldn't have done
it without you.

To the folks at home, we are happy that we could share
our trip with you, but you must come to Australia to
see it for yourself. We are looking forward to seeing
all of you in a few weeks or so.

Sid and Sharon 
Sid and Sharon Genaux

on the road down under
in the sold Wombat Shelter and ford.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

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