Truck­ies bridge the gaps

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today - Steve Price steve. price@ townsville­bul­letin. com. au

Oh come on, is it Townsville or Drownsville? We’ve had our fair share of the wet, the roads have been closed, kids out of school, wa­ter­falls over Cas­tle Hill, fair dinkum our roads are as wa­ter proof as Ian Thorpe, in fact I be­lieve he’s do­ing his Olympic train­ing in the Mather St pot hole.

G’day to the truck­ies stuck at Guthalun­gra and Bowen, with the road closed at Sandy Gully noth­ing has been get­ting through ex­cept Qantas, Vir­gin and a few bats!

Sim­ply put, our Knights of the Road are not im­pressed and I reckon our Min­is­ter For Pot­holes may need to hide in one to get away.

I asked a bloke stuck at Guthalun­gra what he was tak­ing south, he said ‘‘ Glider fuel and post holes’’. ‘‘ What do you wish you were bring­ing back?,’’ I asked, then a sim­ple re­ply ‘‘ bridges’’.

ONE of Townsville’s very suc­cess­ful sons has re­turned home with his won­der­ful wife to have their first child here in par­adise.

Lucky it wasn’t by road or it would have been, ‘‘ by the road’’! Troy and Do­minique Haz­zard had a baby girl 8pm Tues­day, fan­tas­tic.

Mum and child well, Dad we’re not sure about, but then again we never have been.

Troy is on the world cir­cuit as a speaker ( wire him up and call him Sony, jok­ing, he does ac­tu­ally speak), and is very busy, his whole life is work, for­ever on the phone, in fact we don’t know how this lit­tle an­gel was con­ceived un­less email has im­proved.

In be­tween phone calls Troy was good enough to be at the birth ( and prob­a­bly tried to spon­sor it), our only concern is this won­der­ful lit­tle girl will be chris­tened Nokia.

Congratulations to Dom and Troy from all of us here in the trop­ics, and as it is to us and you, home.

MY dear mate Bishop Michael Put­ney wants more peo­ple in church, and fair enough. If per­haps he had the Cathe­dral at Guthalun­gra dur­ing the wet, he’d have 500 truck­ies for a start.

SO it’s the rock band Din­go­dad for the V8 Su­perthin­gos, oops, sorry, Wolf­mother, fan­tas­tic stuff for the kids, but how come the Ki­wis had ZZ Top, other V8ers had the Doo­bies and The Sweet? Now I’m not knock­ing Din­go­dad, great mu­sic, but what about Mum and Dad too, the Doo­bies or ZZ Top would be fan­tas­tic.

But I hear that while you’re try­ing to de­ci­pher this rab­ble of rau­cous writ­ings, an­other an­nounce­ment on en­ter­tain­ment is com­ing forth.

What about that band who swore on stage, The Pot­belleez? Oh well, maybe they’ve changed their name, es­pe­cially for up here to the Pot­hole bel­lies.

GREAT week­end ahead, we’ll be wet­ting the baby’s head some­where . Happy Days. Ooroo Ps. Happy Birth­day to the RAAF to­day, blow up the can­dles, I mean blow out. Silly me.

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