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Mad Aussie
09-11-2009, 10:21 PM
Busy sorting through all our photos and came across this one.

It's from a trip to New Zealand's South Island back in 1996.

I thought some of you might find it interesting to see what Allyce (featured in some of my photos), Chantelle (member here and also featured in some of my photos) and myself looked like some 13 years ago.

We had left home for the airport the afternoon before and the flight was cancelled due to a fuel truck ramming the plane's engine.
After much bitching they put us up in a hotel room for the night and got us on a flight at 2am. We arrived in Christchurch, NZ at about 6am or something and hit the road in a hire car (shown) at about 8.30am.
This photo was taken late afternoon after driving all day through the center of the island and was the first snow the girls had ever seen.
We stopped so they could check it out and I could try to wake up a bit more. Lack of sleep was really getting to me by now and we still had about 4 hours drive to go.
As a side note ... while we stayed in the hotel ... our house was broken into and robbed. And the bank lost our holiday savings. By about 10am the next morning we were wondering why the hell we had come. The bank found our money after a day or so and my dad and neighbours had the robbery thing under control ... and we had the most awesome 4 weeks of holiday in NZ.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/Mad-Aussie/09%20photographyca/july-dec09/1996-may-F1000023.jpg

Iguanasan
09-11-2009, 10:53 PM
Very cool! Nice to have those memories.

Barefoot
09-12-2009, 12:25 AM
In your post you mentioned your Dad and I haven't seen an update on his health in some time, now. How's he doing?

Mad Aussie
09-12-2009, 12:33 AM
In your post you mentioned your Dad and I haven't seen an update on his health in some time, now. How's he doing?
Thanks for asking. I'll add an update to that thread about him now you've asked when I get a moment.

tomorrowstreasures
09-12-2009, 01:06 AM
What a sweet story - the first time the girls saw snow! love that! glad all worked out ok with the other nasty issues!
And, who is that handsome man with the girls???:clown:
thought i would add a photo of my sister and i in 1996. i am in the white shirt.
4336

any one else want to take us back in time?

AntZ
09-12-2009, 01:11 AM
Thats a great photo MA. Wonderful memories.

Mad Aussie
09-12-2009, 01:12 AM
Hey ... look at you TT ... hot! ;)

Who's that handsome man? Not sure. Used to live with my wife I think but got replaced by some old fat ******* :headslap:

Mad Aussie
09-12-2009, 01:13 AM
Thanks Antz. It's actually an old negative scan as the photos themselves are dying badly, actually so were the negs. Hence the quality or lack thereof.

tomorrowstreasures
09-12-2009, 01:15 AM
Hey ... look at you TT ... hot! ;)

Who's that handsome man? Not sure. Used to live with my wife I think but got replaced by some old fat ******* :headslap:

it was a hot day that day - how did you know??? :confused:

Mad Aussie
09-12-2009, 01:22 AM
it was a hot day that day - how did you know??? :confused:
If I can be handsome then you can be hot! ;)

tomorrowstreasures
09-12-2009, 01:27 AM
:headslap::headslap::headslap:

MA - shall we sing together? those were the days my friends (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5pkkAhETYg&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lyrics.com%2Flyrics%2Fmary-hopkin%2Fthose-were-the-days.html&feature=player_embedded#t=16)

Mad Aussie
09-12-2009, 01:30 AM
:headslap::headslap::headslap:

MA - shall we sing together? those were the days my friends (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5pkkAhETYg&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lyrics.com%2Flyrics%2Fmary-hopkin%2Fthose-were-the-days.html&feature=player_embedded#t=16)
No ... I a) don't sing and b) pretend to not be that old :o

kat
09-12-2009, 09:49 AM
Love it!

tomorrowstreasures
09-12-2009, 12:25 PM
No ... I a) don't sing and b) pretend to not be that old :o

Silly, MA - denial is not a river in Egypt. embrace your age and all of the experiences that took you to this point. as i tell my kids at school who make fun of my grey hair - i earned them - and proudly call it my sparkley hair!

Mad Aussie
09-12-2009, 04:04 PM
Thanks Kat.

There's a song about that TT. "Call me Cleopatra ... the Queen of Denial. "

AntZ
09-13-2009, 04:46 AM
Thanks Antz. It's actually an old negative scan as the photos themselves are dying badly, actually so were the negs. Hence the quality or lack thereof.

Did you do your own negative scans?

Mad Aussie
09-13-2009, 05:15 AM
Did you do your own negative scans?
Nope.

casil403
09-13-2009, 11:48 PM
I didn't have a scanner so I had to take a photo of a photo.
I think i was rather a cute kid if I do say so myself! :clap:

Mad Aussie
09-14-2009, 12:11 AM
Alright!! You're older than me Casil :clap:

casil403
09-14-2009, 08:53 AM
lol...not by much though! :D

tomorrowstreasures
09-14-2009, 09:41 AM
Casil - too darn cute!!!

Marko
09-14-2009, 11:55 AM
Wow really cute shots :highfive: - I just love old photos and have been going through many of my own recently

JAS_Photo
09-14-2009, 12:01 PM
You are a gerber baby, Lisa!

casil403
09-14-2009, 02:53 PM
You are a gerber baby, Lisa!

Lol thanks Raiven...and thanks also TT! :)
Funny, my mum always likes to tell the story of how people commented that she had 3 little beautiful babies with 3 little round happy faces! Kinda like this...-------> :)

kat
09-14-2009, 02:55 PM
Aww..cute casil! I think it's time to do a retro thread.. ! :)

Mad Aussie
09-14-2009, 05:41 PM
Now I'm almost through our more modern shots ... finishing scanning our old ones from albums is next. Then it's doing what I can to save those worth saving. Long process but good to see the old shots that have been hidden away so long now. Digital cameras killed the tangible photo album in our house somewhat.