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Pacific Travels with Yoda Thread 2.0 - Current Location: Sacramento, CA

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by Miana Kenobi, Aug 4, 2007.

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  1. _Master-Skywalker_

    _Master-Skywalker_ Jedi Knight star 5

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    Master Yoda arrived :

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/Y9SFW.jpg]

    made a call home to Dagobah to say he made it safe:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/Y5SFW.jpg]

    saw the Rundle Mall's balls:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/Y8SFW.jpg]

    Saw Adelaide's founder:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/Y2SFW.jpg]

    even let him have a drive:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/Y1SFW.jpg]

    took in a show:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/Y10SFW.jpg]

    sampled the local ale:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/YSFW12.jpg]

    became an honary SAFFer:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/YSFW13.jpg]

    saw an Aussie beach sunset:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/YSFW16.jpg]

    watched some cricket:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/Cricket.jpg]

    met an emu:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/Emu-SFW.jpg]

    met a kangaroo:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/KangarooSFW.jpg]

    met some koala's

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/KoalaSFW.jpg]

    bought him an Aussie pin to remember his stay:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/badgeSFW.jpg]

    tried cricket himself:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/Beach-2.jpg]

    SAFF day at the beach with Master Yoda:

    [image=http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/_Master-Skywalker_/Beach-1.jpg]

    He's had a fantastic time here in South Australia, I'll take him to next weeks quyiz night then box him up & send him on his way...I'm SO gonna miss the little guy :_|
     
  2. me-gonk

    me-gonk Jedi Master star 4

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    Still wish he could go visit The Wiggles while he's in Australia ;)
    I wish I could go visit them [face_blush]
    (Sorry the San Diego show date got announced today and we're a little Wiggle happy in the house right now)

    Looks like Yoda's having a great time!!
     
  3. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He is, got a little sandy yesterday, and he really shouldn't 'ogle' the young ladies in their s like that with kids present! :p
     
  4. Master--Kenobi

    Master--Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    What are we going to do with him? *Shakes Head*

    Now to let everyone Down Under realize what we learned on Friday (before we broke for a 3 day Holiday).

    My students learned about

    (1) How GEORGOUS it is in Southern Australia!

    (2) Forced Perspective Photography! (The pic of Yoda on the beach at Sunset (or was that Sunrise.) Lots of fun using the iPhone to show the kids how it all works. (Plus.. from me...BEAUTIFUL SHOT!!! BREATHTAKING!!)

    (3) So THAT'S what an Emu looks like!!! LOL (Yes, guys, they really do exist!!!)

    (4) That life is completely unfair when we had foggy, "can't see across the school yard foggy" AND freezing cold!!! But Down Under it is nice, warm, and people get to go to the BEACH!!!! ROFL


    Thanks again, Mates!!!
     
  5. _Master-Skywalker_

    _Master-Skywalker_ Jedi Knight star 5

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    [face_blush] ohh, thankyou for the kind comments on our state.

    The little master relunctabtly left today on his way to Queensland, in 2-3 days he should arrive there. I'm sure that they'll show him a good time. He had a great time in South Australia & South Australia had a great time with MasterYoda.

    Thankyou for giving us the opportunity to spend some time with him :D
     
  6. Jedi_Nat

    Jedi_Nat Jedi Master star 5

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    Hmm, I wonder if Yoda will still be in Queensland when I'm there in a couple of weeks! He might be happy to see a familiar face!
     
  7. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Kim, they're all over SoCal. :p
     
  8. Master--Kenobi

    Master--Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LOL, I know that.. I've even worked with the bloody things at my old Riding Academy...(plus dang good eating too!! :D

    But my kids... I've got students that have never been more than 3 miles from their home. Maybe one or two that have been out of the area. So they were '' WHAT IS THAT THING?" LOL
     
  9. Master--Kenobi

    Master--Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You are MORE than welcome regarding the comments. AND truly meant...Georgous state and I WANNA GO!!!!!

    Thanks for taking care of the Little Master. Sorry he got to be so rowdy while looking at the girls on the beach... Ya know... at his age, he's earned the right! :eek: :D

    Thanks again for the pics!!! We are especially enjoying that group shot on the beach, as we have ANOTHER cold, miserable, rainy day here!
     
  10. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    This emu talk is making me hungry
     
  11. Jedi_Nat

    Jedi_Nat Jedi Master star 5

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    :eek: You eat emu? That is one of my nation's native animals...
     
  12. starfire-phoenix

    starfire-phoenix Jedi Knight star 5

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    Now you're making me hungry for Kangaroo. Have you never tried it Nat?? I've not tried Emu but Kangaroo steak is fantastic!

     
  13. _Master-Skywalker_

    _Master-Skywalker_ Jedi Knight star 5

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    I wonder when he will lob in Queensland ? Should be anyday now :)
     
  14. Jedi_Nat

    Jedi_Nat Jedi Master star 5

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    Kangaroo? I like to see my native animals, not eat them.
     
  15. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    And it was delicious... emu pizza at a pub in Sydney. Nearly had kangaroo steak for Australia Day in 2005
     
  16. Jedi_Nat

    Jedi_Nat Jedi Master star 5

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  17. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Kiwis are quite tasty as well.








    (the fruit, that is. :p)
     
  18. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Oh, I thought you were talking about the people.... which was implying that you had quite the interesting trip when you were there
     
  19. GoobaFish

    GoobaFish Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Queensland has welcomed Master Yoda with a trip to a BBQ Steakhouse. Pics to come.

    On his Queensland Itinery:

    - Visiting "[link=http://www.goldcoastaustralia.com/Images/109921.jpg]Surfer's[/link] [link=http://www.roryhaddon.com/travel/pics/contiki%20002.jpg]Paradise[/link]", the main suburb of the Gold Coast (Where the Champ Car/Indy Cars race).
    - Having more trouble[edit- fun!!] on an Aussie beach - I'll try to keep the [link=http://www.goldcoastaustralia.com/Images/109931.jpg]Meter Maids[/link] off him.
    - [link=http://australiazoo.com.au/]Visiting[/link] Australia Zoo, the home of the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.
    - Visiting the "[link=http://www.aussieworld.com.au/ettamogah-pub.php]Ettamogah Pub[/link]", a comical, stereotyped, but traditional Aussie Pub.
    - Taking in a "Bar Wars", a pub crawl in Brisbane City (hopefully with the visiting Jedi_Nat, a recent host of Yoda's from Western Australia - the one who took him to the Cricket).

    Yoda's stay is based in South-East Queensland, where the majority of the population is. It's a very large state, the 2nd largest in Australia behind Western Australia. The distance from LA to Seattle is 1135 miles by car, the distance from the south border of Queensland to the north point of Queensland is over 1650 miles by car!

    I'm glad to report that he's not met any Drop-Bears, yet. Must be the [link=http://www.jamesnixon.com/vegemite.jpg]Vegemite[/link] he's enjoying.




    Oh no! Not a Ford! I'll have a pic of him in a Holden to post, too!
    (In Australia, there are fans of the big sporty V8's made by either Ford or it's General Motors rival, Holden.

    More updates to come.
     
  20. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    w00t! Thanks Gooba!
     
  21. GoobaFish

    GoobaFish Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Checking his itinery...
    [image=http://www.jagerclan.com/glubbo/yoda_itinery.jpg]
    Half complete, even yet my journey is not...

    Trying the local cuisine...
    [image=http://www.jagerclan.com/glubbo/yoda_vegemite.jpg]
    Good food! Hmm? Come, come!!!
     
  22. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Vegemite!
     
  23. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    No one born outside Australia really enjoys that.
     
  24. Master--Kenobi

    Master--Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    *Raises Hand* I DO!!!!!! And, actually had Miana bring me some back!! There now you know ONE person not born in Australia that truly enjoys Vegemite. ;) :D

    Actually was first intoduced to it when Koala Blue was down on Melrose in LA. (Also got hooked on those chocolate Koala bears with the caramel inside. LOL) This was during my "Men At Work" die-hard fan days.. (ok.. STILL a die-hard "Men at Work" fan."

    Hey also thanks for taking him over to the zoo. If there is ANY way to get pics with him and Terry and the kids, would really appreciate it. Especially since we have pics of him with so many other famous people!



    THANKS!!
     
  25. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    The carmel... what are those, caramelos I think? I know those bars well.
     
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