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Title: A trip to New Zealand and Australia
Post by: RobertB on August 24, 2016, 04:47:31 AM
     In 9 days I depart for New Zealand and Australia. I?m going to meet Trevor Dickinson of A-EON (maker of the AmigaOne X1000) in Wellington, and after a few days there, I head for Sydney and look around (taking day tours from Viator.com) and meet any Commodore and Amiga users there. Then it's off to Adelaide for the September 16 Adelaide Amiga and Retro-Computing Event. I fly down to Melbourne for the September 18 Australian Amiga User Group meeting. I return to Sydney on September 20. Then on September 22, I leave Australia on the return flight back to San Francisco.

Here is my itinerary -

September 1 - Leave San Francisco for Wellington, New Zealand.

September 3 - Arrive in Wellington, NZ. Accommodations provided by Trevor.

September 8 - Depart Wellington and arrive in Sydney. Accommodations at Hotel 59, 59 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay, NSW

September 13 - Depart Sydney and arrive in Adelaide. Accommodations at Jasper Motor Inn, 17 Jasper Street, Hyde Park, SA

September 17 - Depart Adelaide and arrive in Melbourne. Accommodations at Monash Hotel, 2077 Dandenong Road, Clayton, VIC

September 20 - Depart Melbourne and arrive in Sydney. Accommodations at Hotel Ibis Budget St. Peters, 178 Princes Highway, St Peters NSW

     I look forward to meeting all good Commodorians and Amigans in my journey. If you are in any of the areas to which I will be traveling, feel free to contact me at my hotels.

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm


Title: Re: A trip to New Zealand and Australia
Post by: RobertB on September 05, 2016, 11:11:25 AM
On Tue, August 23, 2016 4:15 pm, I wrote:

> [Sept. 8], I head for Sydney and look around (taking day tours from Viator.com) and meet any Commodore and Amiga users there.

     I have been invited to the September 11 Sydney Amiga Users Group at 9 Oxford Street in Epping.

> Then it?s off to Adelaide for the September 16 Adelaide Amiga and Retro-Computing Event.  I fly down to Melbourne for the September 18
> Australian Amiga User Group meeting.  I return to Sydney on September 20.

     Hurrah!  Another Commodore/Amiga meeting to attend!

          Writing from Wellington, New Zealand,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm


Title: Re: A trip to New Zealand and Australia
Post by: RobertB on September 08, 2016, 02:26:45 PM
September 8 - Depart Wellington and arrive in Sydney. Accommodations at Hotel 59, 59 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay, NSW
     I have now arrived at the hotel and am staying in room 8.

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm


Title: Re: A trip to New Zealand and Australia
Post by: RobertB on September 09, 2016, 02:20:07 PM
     As Trevor Dickinson dropped me off at the Wellington Airport yesterday, he confirmed that he is coming to the Adelaide Amiga & Retro-Computing Event on Friday, September 16.

          Back from a day of looking around Sydney,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm


Title: Re: A trip to New Zealand and Australia
Post by: RobertB on September 14, 2016, 12:47:09 PM
     Last night I checked into room 4 of the Jasper Motor Inn in Hyde Park, just about 4 km. from the Adelaide Amiga & Retro-Computing Event venue at Eastwood Community Centre.

     Back in the hotel room after going to Adelaide's Central Market,
     Robert Bernardo
     Fresno Commodore User Group
     http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm


Title: Re: A trip to New Zealand and Australia
Post by: RobertB on September 17, 2016, 04:56:12 PM
I wrote:

> September 17 ? Depart Adelaide and arrive in Melbourne. Accommodations at
> Monash Hotel, 2077 Dandenong Road, Clayton, VIC

     After much effort (airport express bus to local train to local bus to walking with a big suitcase several streets in the dark while being led by Monash University computer science students Brendan and Alyssa), I finally made it to the Monash Hotel, room 13.

          Whew,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm


Title: Re: A trip to New Zealand and Australia
Post by: RobertB on September 21, 2016, 07:28:05 AM
I wrote:

> September 20 ? Depart Melbourne and arrive in Sydney.  Accommodations at
> Hotel Ibis Budget St. Peters, 178 Princes Highway, St Peters NSW

     Last night I arrived at my hotel.  The weather is cool, overcast, and at times rainy.  No touring today!  ;)

          Leaving for America tomorrow,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm