PDA

View Full Version : PressF1 Taupo meet-up?



Renmoo
15-01-2012, 10:29 AM
Hi all,

I will be heading over to Taupo to spend a couple of nights there. Any PF1 users keen for a meet-up?

Cheers :)

lakewoodlady
15-01-2012, 10:46 AM
When will you be here? It might be interesting to meet.

LL

Renmoo
15-01-2012, 11:01 AM
Hi lakewoodlady,

I will be there on the 28th, 29th and 30th of January.

:)

tut
15-01-2012, 11:07 AM
Hi all,

I will be heading over to Taupo to spend a couple of nights there. Any PF1 users keen for a meet-up?

Cheers :)

I wouldnt mind coming down and putting a face to the names I know so well.

Renmoo
15-01-2012, 11:14 AM
Dinner on 29th (Sunday), how does that sound?

lakewoodlady
15-01-2012, 02:19 PM
29th sounds ok with me. I wonder how many we will get?

LL

Snorkbox
15-01-2012, 04:18 PM
The 29th sounds OK to me too.

Renmoo
15-01-2012, 09:16 PM
Any recommendation for a place to eat, lakewoodlady?

tut
15-01-2012, 09:21 PM
29th should be ok for me.

Renmoo
15-01-2012, 10:01 PM
Mod - any chance this thread can be stickified? Much thanks :)

lakewoodlady
15-01-2012, 10:11 PM
Any recommendation for a place to eat, lakewoodlady?

Personally I like "The Mole and Chicken", nice food and plenty of it for reasonable price. Fully licenced, A La carte. It's not right in the town and usually good parking.
Depends what sort of food, Where are you staying Renmoo, if motel or hotel, is there a restaurant attached?

LL

lakewoodlady
15-01-2012, 10:28 PM
Here is a good guide. http://www.menumania.co.nz/restaurants/browse/taupo

LL

Renmoo
15-01-2012, 10:36 PM
Personally I like "The Mole and Chicken", nice food and plenty of it for reasonable price. Fully licenced, A La carte. It's not right in the town and usually good parking.
Depends what sort of food, Where are you staying Renmoo, if motel or hotel, is there a restaurant attached?

LL
Haven't found a place to stay yet, LL. Still looking into my options.

Snorkbox
15-01-2012, 11:04 PM
Make sure the restaurant will be open on Sundays!!

I just looked up Huka Falls Restaurant and it's closed Sun and Mon.

lakewoodlady
16-01-2012, 09:56 AM
Most restaurants open 7 days here, but will check before hand.

@ Snorkbox, They keep Sun and Mon free in case the Royal Family (or Sir Peter Jackson ) turns up........:D

Snorkbox
16-01-2012, 09:58 AM
Oh. I see!!

Renmoo
17-01-2012, 09:04 PM
For now we've got tut, LL, Snorkbox and I for dinner?

lakewoodlady
18-01-2012, 09:28 AM
Three olds (includes one lady) and a young dude! That's not many, ay? Is it still a go with everyone?

LL

Snorkbox
18-01-2012, 10:09 AM
It is with me.

tut
18-01-2012, 10:20 AM
Im still in.

SurferJoe46
18-01-2012, 12:44 PM
OK -----> I'm sick and tired of these offshore meetings.

Next time, we all meet in Missoula, Montana. I'll buy the beer and pizza.

Snooze, ya lose!

lakewoodlady
18-01-2012, 01:37 PM
OK -----> I'm sick and tired of these offshore meetings.

Next time, we all meet in Missoula, Montana. I'll buy the beer and pizza.

Snooze, ya lose!

Ok, will you meet us off the plane at LAX and drive us there please?

LL

gary67
18-01-2012, 01:56 PM
OK -----> I'm sick and tired of these offshore meetings.

Next time, we all meet in Missoula, Montana. I'll buy the beer and pizza.

Snooze, ya lose!

How many spare rooms ya all got then Joe, can we hitch thet fer?

SurferJoe46
18-01-2012, 02:39 PM
Ok, will you meet us off the plane at LAX and drive us there please?

LL

Nah - fly to Missoula International - ( http://www.flymissoula.com/ ) - LA is too far away.


How many spare rooms ya all got then Joe, can we hitch thet fer?

I got several two-room, one one-room and two personal tents. We also have 4 bedrooms and about 10 sleeping bags. First come, first choice for the tents/rooms.

You can hitch here, but wear your water wings for most of the trip.

lakewoodlady
18-01-2012, 05:34 PM
Nah - fly to Missoula International - ( http://www.flymissoula.com/ ) - LA is too far away.



I got several two-room, one one-room and two personal tents. We also have 4 bedrooms and about 10 sleeping bags. First come, first choice for the tents/rooms.

You can hitch here, but wear your water wings for most of the trip.

I dunno about the others, but I will definitely keep that in mind for when I am on my way to WV next time! ( a few years away, my next trip)

SurferJoe46
18-01-2012, 05:39 PM
I dunno about the others, but I will definitely keep that in mind for when I am on my way to WV next time! ( a few years away, my next trip)

Not too sure that where I live is in the flight path on the way to West Virginia.

There's always a .45 cal, ski mask and a parachute though. Try to find one of those parachutes that you can steer and try to catch a favorable wind, it'll help.

Sidebar::: Here's a look at our local weather guesser's prognostication::: http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:59840.1.99999

This area is particularly hard to forecast though with the high mountains protecting us and all.

There's a lot of snow falling just 15 miles up the road to the North of us right now ---- not so much happening here though. .

lakewoodlady
18-01-2012, 07:21 PM
Well, I would be coming over in your Summer, so is Missoula airport near you?

LL

SurferJoe46
19-01-2012, 05:17 AM
Missoula International is 41 miles away. Let me know which month and I'll keep my fishing calendar open.

lakewoodlady
20-01-2012, 11:41 AM
Ok, back on track for the meet up. Anyone have any preferences as far as the restaurant goes? Plus what time etc?

LL

Snorkbox
20-01-2012, 12:00 PM
I suppose we may as well go to your favourite place LL?

As to time I'm not too worried.

WalOne
20-01-2012, 12:15 PM
OK -----> I'm sick and tired of these offshore meetings.

If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain.

End of story, Taupo it is :D

lakewoodlady
21-01-2012, 09:02 AM
I suppose we may as well go to your favourite place LL?

As to time I'm not too worried.

Right oh, the Mole and Chicken it is then, say 6 o'clock everyone?

LL

Snorkbox
21-01-2012, 09:09 AM
O.K. by me.

tut
21-01-2012, 10:32 AM
6 o'clock at the Mole and Chicken is fine with me.

SurferJoe46
21-01-2012, 11:15 AM
Youse guys eat moles?

R2x1
21-01-2012, 02:06 PM
Some people do other things, but we try to avoid discussing them here.

lakewoodlady
21-01-2012, 06:46 PM
Youse guys eat moles?

I've seen what moles can do, they burrow down, then re-appear in some place unexpected. Seen them in Vancouver WA.
No, we don't eat moles. There aren't any here in Godzone!

LL

lakewoodlady
21-01-2012, 06:47 PM
Right oh, the Mole and Chicken it is then, say 6 o'clock everyone?

LL

What say you Renmoo?

LL

R2x1
21-01-2012, 08:54 PM
. . . moles. There aren't any here in Godzone!

LL

Oh yes there are, I know several ladies who grew their own.

Renmoo
22-01-2012, 01:39 PM
What say you Renmoo?

LL

7 if possible? I'll be taking walk along the huka falls and it may take me quite some time to finish it. Shall we book a table in advance as well?

Renmoo
22-01-2012, 01:45 PM
Actually, any of you keen to come along with me for a walk around the huka falls area?

Snorkbox
22-01-2012, 01:53 PM
Actually, any of you keen to come along with me for a walk around the huka falls area?

I will not go to Huka Falls.

lakewoodlady
23-01-2012, 09:01 AM
Actually, any of you keen to come along with me for a walk around the huka falls area?

I will make the booking for 7 then, ok with you others? Would love to be able to do the walk, have done it a couple of times, from Huka up to Spa park and also Huka to Aratiatia Dam. Bad hip now and can't walk so far any more.

btw, any spouses or partners coming to dinner?
LL

lakewoodlady
23-01-2012, 09:04 AM
If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain.

End of story, Taupo it is :D

You coming to Taupo meet up too Walone?

LL

Snorkbox
23-01-2012, 11:08 AM
7 pm is fine by me. Coming alone.

Renmoo
23-01-2012, 10:33 PM
I will make the booking for 7 then, ok with you others? Would love to be able to do the walk, have done it a couple of times, from Huka up to Spa park and also Huka to Aratiatia Dam. Bad hip now and can't walk so far any more.

btw, any spouses or partners coming to dinner?
LL
Yup 7pm is good. Thanks for organising :)

Trev
24-01-2012, 06:21 AM
Leave those cigies at home snorkie.
:)

SurferJoe46
24-01-2012, 07:22 AM
Have a BBQd mole for me - no chutney though.

Snorkbox
24-01-2012, 04:59 PM
Leave those cigies at home snorkie.
:)

Why would I leave the ciggies at home?

lakewoodlady
24-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Ok, I have booked at the Mole & Chicken for 7 pm. (Although, I hope y'all can get there a little bit before so we can break the ice with a drink at the bar first!) Got a map off Google yet? I will be the one wearing a skirt and holding up the bar,lol!

LL

Renmoo
24-01-2012, 09:22 PM
Ok, I have booked at the Mole & Chicken for 7 pm. (Although, I hope y'all can get there a little bit before so we can break the ice with a drink at the bar first!) Got a map off Google yet? I will be the one wearing a skirt and holding up the bar,lol!

LL
Keen as keen. I will be there a bit early for sure.

Definitely will be walking from my motel to the restaurant. My alcohol tolerance is reeeeeeally low (got drunk on half a bottle of Heineken beer once). :D

tut
26-01-2012, 07:35 PM
What time for drinkies LL?
I will be alone but could pass as two.



Ok, I have booked at the Mole & Chicken for 7 pm. (Although, I hope y'all can get there a little bit before so we can break the ice with a drink at the bar first!) Got a map off Google yet? I will be the one wearing a skirt and holding up the bar,lol!

LL

lakewoodlady
27-01-2012, 09:17 AM
What time for drinkies LL?
I will be alone but could pass as two.

Around 6.30 ok? If anyone wants to make it earlier, thats fine by me.

LL

Renmoo
27-01-2012, 07:34 PM
I will be there before 7pm for sure.

Snorkbox
27-01-2012, 09:24 PM
I will be there about 6:30 PM.

lakewoodlady
28-01-2012, 12:19 PM
Sweet as, see you guys on Sunday then.

LL

lakewoodlady
28-01-2012, 06:15 PM
Keen as keen. I will be there a bit early for sure.

Definitely will be walking from my motel to the restaurant. My alcohol tolerance is reeeeeeally low (got drunk on half a bottle of Heineken beer once). :D


Hey I just had a thought. My son is dropping me off and picking me up from Mole and chicken. We can pick you up from ur motel if you want and then when he collects me later we can take you back! He is my sober chauffeur for the night, lol!

PM me with the name of your motel.

LL

Renmoo
29-01-2012, 08:19 AM
Hey I just had a thought. My son is dropping me off and picking me up from Mole and chicken. We can pick you up from ur motel if you want and then when he collects me later we can take you back! He is my sober chauffeur for the night, lol!

PM me with the name of your motel.

LL

Oh cool, that would be great! Will PM you the details now

Renmoo
29-01-2012, 08:24 AM
Bugger can't pm you. I'm staying at Astro accommodation. Will be wearing a blue top and a pair of blue jeans. See you at 6.30!

James

lakewoodlady
29-01-2012, 09:50 AM
That's cool. Will pick you up there, no prob.
White 1990 Honda Accord.

LL

ZINC
29-01-2012, 05:37 PM
Have a good dinner guys! =D

Renmoo
31-01-2012, 07:23 AM
I'll post some photos when I'm back in Napier next Wednesday :)

Strommer
31-01-2012, 09:12 AM
Renmoo - I am back in NZ. Hope to meet up with you sometime this summer.

BTW, I had another great time in KL. And Thailand was fantastic - as usual :cool:

Snorkbox
31-01-2012, 10:52 AM
I'll post some photos when I'm back in Napier next Wednesday :)

Great! How did the kayack go?

lakewoodlady
03-02-2012, 08:20 AM
One for tut, remember the Boeing Museum? I'm the one wearing the black top and grey pants.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/burgessfamily/4507344128/in/set-72157623822774058

LL

tut
03-02-2012, 08:56 AM
That was a fantastic place to visit especially for a pilot. Did you go through the factory? I missed out on that because they had so many people wanting to go through you had to make a booking two weeks in advance.
Recommended place for any one to visit when in Seattle.
I must look up when I was there, it was about the same time as you.

lakewoodlady
03-02-2012, 10:22 AM
July 2004

LL

Renmoo
03-02-2012, 01:49 PM
Renmoo - I am back in NZ. Hope to meet up with you sometime this summer.

BTW, I had another great time in KL. And Thailand was fantastic - as usual :cool:
Feel free to pop over to Napier anytime this summer :)

Renmoo
03-02-2012, 01:51 PM
Great! How did the kayack go?
It was awesome. Sustained quite a few insect bites on that day, as well as sunburn on my nose lol.

Snorkbox
11-02-2012, 10:10 PM
So where are the pictures?

Renmoo
12-02-2012, 01:31 PM
So where are the pictures?
Here we go

Group photo = http://jamus.co.nz/20120129_194714.jpg

Snorkbox
12-02-2012, 01:33 PM
Looks good. Thanks.

Renmoo
12-02-2012, 01:34 PM
I tried to photoshop a particular thing in that photo but I didn't quite do it well. In the end I decided to upload the original photo instead :p

Hint: tut

tut
12-02-2012, 02:47 PM
I tried to photoshop a particular thing in that photo but I didn't quite do it well. In the end I decided to upload the original photo instead :p

Hint: tut

I had forgotten about that suggestion. Good one renmoo.

lakewoodlady
12-02-2012, 05:28 PM
OMG that is so cool! Thank you Renmoo!

LL

R2x1
12-02-2012, 05:33 PM
What a fine body of persons.