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Junius's Journal
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2005-09-28 03:35:32
Adventures at Mt. Baw Baw
Junius
Greetings again to all. I notice, with a smug sense of accomplishment, I have acquired two new badges. Woot! If only my uni degree was so easy to achieve...

Back on topic, my family and I recently took a trip to the snowy peaks of Mt. Baw Baw. This event took quite a bit of organising, let me tell you: with eight people in the family all with various work, sport, social and hobby commitments, it takes some doing to find a day everyone has free.

But find a day we did and so my parents, my five siblings, my grandad and a couple of strays in the form of friends bundled ourselves and our various supplies into mine and my parents car and headed off to Mt. Baw Baw.

Incidentally, if you don't like reading long journal entries, don't bother with this one. It's LONG, even by my wordy standards!

The drive there was something else; the first time I'd ever driven to Baw Baw on my own. Much steeper and twistier than I remembered. In addition to that I had my grandad in the passenger seat. He tells great stories but is prone to be long-winded and wander off on irrelevant tangents which means you have to concentrate fairly hard to keep track of what he's telling you. Couple that with the difficult road and by the time I got to the top of the mountain, I was exhausted!

But the snow lifted my spirits and we all leapt excitedly from the car with our toboggans and skis and thermoses. I was relegated to camera duty, which I actually enjoyed. Got some excellent footage:

- my Dad's first attempt at skiing (stiff back, stiff legs, stiff arms, stiff upper lip)
- my brother showing off his enviable natural skill
- my Mum hiding her face (darn her)
- my Grandpa not quite understanding the concept of the ski lift and nearly rocketing down the hill backwards on his skis
- my three youngest siblings sledding and falling over at every opportunity
- myself stuck waistdeep in snow drifts as I clamber up the bloody mountain to get footage from the top
- and some random girl wearing the most lurid hot pink outfit I simply had to have evidence of it

All in all, it was a great day. My family used to do activities together all the time but since everyone is growing up and getting busy, it's happened much less frequently. 'Twas a truly enjoyable experience to muck about with my brothers and sisters like we were kids again.

Would further wax lyrical on the joys of family bonding and the like, but my dear old Mum reckons my incessant clacking on the keyboard is keeping her up. She politely requests that I shut the heck up and go to bed like a normal person would at this time.

Tch. Someone's not getting enough sleep! Oh, wait... 

Smeg on, all!

Mood - Sentimental
Music - The steady rhythm of the keyboard...
Edited - Never
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You will probably find as the years progress that "The Trip to Baw Baw" takes on an almost mythical life of its own, because everyone was present and everyone had a fun time. It might pay to jot down some thoughts as to what happened on the day so as to prevent big noting  in the future, or else keep the notes hiden until the bulldust gets piled to high.
Posted by:D-Day

D-Day  

date: 20/10/2005 15:40 GMT
Yes, the "attempting to ski" footage will be worth it's wait in gold, come the next family occasion... MWA-HA-HA!!! I'm so evil...
Posted by:Junius

Junius  

date: 10/11/2005 21:45 GMT
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