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RedandBlack

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PostSubject: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeMon Apr 23, 2018 11:38 pm

I spent 2 weeks in Australia visiting my fiancee, and DAMN do they have some cool cars. And wagons are EVERYWHERE!


Faceboook album, but it's public so you can see it even if you don't have an account. Take a look:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10216589369673332.1073741868.1431987960&type=1&l=1671f0dd33
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeTue Apr 24, 2018 9:13 am

GREAT pics! I plan to "study" these later when I'm not in the office. Very cool!
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeTue Apr 24, 2018 9:14 am

Yeah there was a LOT to see. Had a great time.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeTue Apr 24, 2018 3:09 pm

Thanks for sharing the link. A few things stand out. First are congratulations in order? Did you upgrade from girlfriend to fiancee? If so,awesome! Congrats,you will make a fine bi-continental power couple. Perhaps a Ute importing business is in your future? That certainly wouldnt suck. Secondly,the Utes with a topper look like a byproduct of a Mini van,El Camino love affair. It just hurts to see that one. Lastly, I found the thin white walls on the larger wheels interesting. Its different. Again,thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeTue Apr 24, 2018 3:10 pm

Officially, no congrats. That's December when she comes back.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeThu Jun 28, 2018 3:20 am

Awesome pics.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeThu Jun 28, 2018 3:02 pm

Love the pics!!! Followed as you were there, but its nice to see it all in one spot and live the dream with you. lol
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeThu Jun 28, 2018 3:08 pm

Haha. I'll be going back either next fall or early 2020. It was amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeThu Jun 28, 2018 8:57 pm

LOVED the album.  I worked in the Coro Valley and Riverland in South Oz off and on over a 10 year period.  My host gave me his Valiant wagon to drive, which we used to tour the Flinders and elsewhere; including Gumeracha and the big rocking horse.

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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeThu Jun 28, 2018 9:01 pm

Neat! My fiancee is from Gawler. Their childhood home is up in the Barossa valley - gorgeous up there.

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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeSat Jan 19, 2019 10:24 pm

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. If I ever get outside the States, Australia
is where I want to go!
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeSat Jan 19, 2019 10:51 pm

Hard to believe this was almost a year ago.

We're married now. I'm going back again in June.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2019 12:30 am

Awsome!! Glad to hear all is good and hope you and the Wife have Great Fun!
Take a few pics for us if you can. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2019 4:19 am

Folks, go to see South Australia and Victoria if there's any way you can manage it.  It's like another planet.  Adelaide, the Flinders, the Grampians, the Great Ocean Road, all are magic.  Weird animals and great wine.  Maybe you can pick up a vintage Valiant wagon with right-hand drive to boot.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2019 7:51 am

Yep. There are pics of the Barossa wine valley in there. We are doing the Great Ocean Road on this trip. It'll be like the upside-down kangaroo version of the PCH. I'm excited about it.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2019 9:03 am

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We are doing the Great Ocean Road on this trip

Gibson steps are fantastic.  Make sure you have time to go down the cliff to the beach.  12 Apostles are down top 11 now, but still a must see.  Bay of islands, shipwreck coast, Apollo Bay, all jaw-dropping beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeSun Jan 20, 2019 10:59 am

You Guys are making me jealous!!!  I want to see everything including the rock and the awesome birds.  I also understand that the Australians are just as serious about high perf cars as we are here in the states.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeWed Jan 23, 2019 7:12 am

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We are doing the Great Ocean Road on this trip

Gibson steps are fantastic.  Make sure you have time to go down the cliff to the beach.  12 Apostles are down top 11 now, but still a must see.  Bay of islands, shipwreck coast, Apollo Bay, all jaw-dropping beautiful.

Down to 9 Apostles, unfortunately. Still looks like a cool drive.
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeWed Jan 23, 2019 10:03 am

GREAT pics! I enjoyed following along on Facebook! I really like that green 70's Caddy with RIGHT HAND DRIVE! How cool is that !??!?!?!?

Thanks for sharing Ray!
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PostSubject: Re: A Texas Mike style trip to Australia   A Texas Mike style trip to Australia Icon_minitimeWed Jan 23, 2019 10:27 am

Yeah that thing was parked at the Holden dealership. Probably trying to find parts for it or something. What a beast!
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