Friday 28 October 2011
28.10.2011 - 28.10.2011
Weather was fine when we awoke and we decided to take a walk along the bike path. Some very attractive public spaces, parks, playgrounds and BBQ facilities.
After an early lunch we packed the 55 Unit Merchandise and took it to the RSL where I hope to sell the bulk of it. Then stocked up for this evening's Banger Sanger BBQ and stashed the bangers in the fridge back at the RSL.
About 1400 the troops started arriving and things got quite busy. Jenny made the rounds renewing acquaintances and ensuring that the new-comers were introduced. A small team of local volunteers handed out ID badges and welcome packs. By about 1500 the hall was becoming well packed and the very substantial nibbles were plated and served. There's no question these were the most generous of any previous reunion.
Gradually the ladies withdrew to prepare for their dinner at the Anchorage. From all accounts they had a great meal and they must have enjoyed themselves as there was no sign of then until well after 2100.
Meanwhile back at the RSL there was still a lot of food left on the trays and I started to question the wisdom of planning a BBQ. I cooked the first batch of 24 sausages and tentitavely presented them to some of the old hands. All gone in no time at all.
A willing band of blokes pitched in and over the next hour we cooked 100 sausages, consumed a total of seven loaves of bread, dished up a fair chunk of my pre-prepared onions and made a decent hole in bottles of sauce. The take-home lesson is that the blokes will eat a Sanger Banger in preference to fancy food like dips, pate and other delicacies.
I'm still left with some sausages, sauce and onions but I'm sure I can dispose of them here in the caravan park.
Despite significant sales there was still a stack of merchandise that had to be back-loaded.
Drove back to the caravan and crashed. Will need to unpack and sort through the rubble in the morning – there are bits and pieces of stuff everywhere.
More tomorrow and perhaps some pictures.
Stay well and travel safely.
Cheers … Tony