Maleny Dairies Run – March 27th 2011
Thanks to Syreeta for the invitation to her workplace -. Maleny Dairies owned by the Hopper Family.
As per custom we all met at BP Morayfield – some got coffee, but for me the queue was too long. Luckily for us Justin and Ora from the new Kombi Koffein café, was setting up at the dairy for us to have coffee upon arrival.
Ross a new member to Bad Buggers, drove down to us at Morayfield from Glasshouse Mountains, just to come on the run.
Syreeta kindly parked her Type 3 outside her home at Landsborough with a large Volkswagon symbol for us all. The signs were dotted along the road here and there to remind us that we were on the right track.
We had a great run up the Blackall Range, despite some crazy guy in a Lexus that thought he could overtake the whole convoy…. What a shame he later had to pull over and let us all pass.
We arrived at the dairy, the weather was definitely cooler, but oh so green. Whilst the coffee van warmed up and the “Babies” milk was warmed up most of stood and appreciated the view. How’s the Serenity??
The kids (and some adults) enjoyed bottle feeding the calves and the goats. There was also a tour of the chook house. The goats then got friendly nibbling on peoples clothing.
We also enjoyed the bikkies with the VW logo emblazoned on them. The BBQ’s were fired up and snags were cooked.
The kids played soccer and totem tennis. We also had an opportunity to purchase some of the wonderful products that are made at the dairy. Milk, yoghurt, cream, flavored milk – some of the milk was specially labeled from their Guernsey cows. There was also cheese made up the road at Maleny Cheese Factory. The kids discovered the soft toy cows too.
Come 1pm “the girls” started heading towards to the milking shed- they don’t need watches – as milking started at 2.30pm. First in best dressed.
For us, the trip home beckoned and as we could have predicted there were traffic holdups with an accident near the Bribie turnoff. Ah well, we just cruised. Thanks again to everyone that organised a great day!.
We had 11 cars come from BLB's (2 KG's, 1 Kombi, 1 Type3, & 7 Beetles) with a similar number of Kombi's attending from the Kombi club.
See ya Judy
Run to the Caloundra Qld Air Museum on 6/3/11
Rain looked like coming along with us for today's run, but it miraculously held off for the day.
We met as usual at the BP servo at Burpengary on the M1, one Beetle turned into two & then more came, we had 7 Beetles
(well V-dubs, can't call our red thing a Beetle can you?) & two moderns......with good excuses for piking on "dubs"!!!!!
Don't know what Ash did, but what a good roll up, well done Ash.
So head off we did, in convoy, with UHF's at the ready, thanks to Tim........think he was sorry the first few minutes as we laid heaps
on him for quite some K's......not even gonna mention the "light" red light that someone was also caught at!!!!!!!! Are we??
We took the more relaxing & scenic route via the Steve Erwin Way,with may I say here, NO, that's NO, U-turns,to arrive at the museum, way to go Ash......... a friend of Ash's, David Beasley, gave us all (around 20, members & their guests) a very informative & hands on guided tour of the great museum, I did get somewhat concerned at one stage though, how I would get Richard back out of that little cock-pit on that fighter plane????????
Thank you David from ALL members & guests for a very enjoyable tour, think we might have to put it on our "go back" list.
Once we could drag the stragglers away from the planes, we headed to the beach for a much needed lunch, some brought picnic's some bought the good old fish n' chips, some even splurged at Hog's Breath, lucky some.
Please note AGAIN, NO u-turns , way to go Ash.......some what of a record!!!!!!
Thanks Ash for all your efforts on the day, those attending seemed to have a great day out. Those that couldn't get there, you missed a good day of "dubbin'".
See you all next time, cheers Shirl