January 2020 and we are going on our first run for the year, from our club rooms to the Cardinia Reservoir Picnic Park.
We visited this location last year on our first Aust day run and it was very successful, It is a nice spot for this type of run where we can have a good 45 minute convoy run, and then set up for the day at a very pleasant site for a good chat outdoors and a picnic BBQ lunch and share our xmas and new year stories along with discussing the coming year.
While most members met at the clubrooms and drove in convoy to the site Kay and I went straight to the reservoir to secure our spot only to find it was already claimed! There were numerous large family groups already setting up but being such a large area, we were soon able to find a nice tree shaded site and we set up and waited for the cars to arrive. It did not take long before the great site of many earlies in convoy entered the parks roadway.
The weather was perfect and every one soon settled in, four different members brought along small portable BBQs and I had three small packs of snags I froze from the Bunnings BBQ and along with other items to cook we all ate well, there were also lots of cakes and slices provided by the ladies. It was really nice to move about and talk to folks and enjoy each other’s company.
As the day was coming to an end and with lots of other large family groups spread out through the picnic area with lots of kids around a mother Kangaroo and her half grown young one put on a great display by bounding at speed through the entire picnic ground it was a great site and so “Australian” a perfect finish to the day. We then all started to pack up and say our good bye’s and headed home.
Stay happy and safe Jim and Kay.
Members with earlies.
Gary and Lesley Beardsley
Jim and Kay Bishop
Peter and Linda Corrigan, with
Courtney, Jackson and Connor.
Ray and Val Daggers
Bruce and Lillian Graham, with friends
Judy and Paul.
Steven and Paula Davies
Rod and Sharon Grummitt Gary and Judy Hislop Ray and Janet Howlett
Jason and Janine King
Chris Shepherd John Shore Jeff and Sussane White
Visitor Anthony Mirabito
Alan and Jan Delzoppo
Michael and Brett Delzoppo
Wayne and Anna Fleming
Doug and Jean Hedington
Rob and Di Martella