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Old 01-05-2015, 08:55 PM   #171
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Looks like a great trip and the weather doesn't seem as bad as I thought it would be for you guys.
Sometimes I miss my van, mainly for all the great SMB owners out there.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:26 AM   #172
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Thanks to all, we had a great time. It was fun to meet new folks and we hope to do it again some day. After departing, we moved camp to a different wash, where unbelievably we ran across long lost friends I hadn't seen them in over ten years, since they moved from Berkeley to British Columbia. We had a great reunion, and lots of laughs. There was one potential tragedy though, when one of the gals was on a hike and fell fully into the arms of a big Cholla cactus. Fortunately,there were several other folks along who ever so carefully extracted her from the Chollas grip. Oddly, she had no reservations about stripping off her clothes and letting everyone work on removing the spines. The worst was one huge one that actually stapled her butt cheeks together. She was a trouper though, and after ice, some antibiotic cream, and more than a little wine was in great spirits. I latter proclaimed her as the high priestess of the Cholla, a title that will stick with her for the remainder of her life.

So, we're still on the road, and after a stop at Ramsey's, will be off to Death Valley. Any one care to join us?
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:54 AM   #173
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Back at work re-compressing.

When I got home I was able enhance my SMB with some of the thoughtful ideas I gleaned from my camping compatriots.

Thanks for the new friendships and I look forward to meeting up again somewhere.

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one of the gals was on a hike and fell fully into the arms of a big Cholla cactus. Fortunately,there were several other folks along who ever so carefully extracted her from the Chollas grip. Oddly, she had no reservations about stripping off her clothes and letting everyone work on removing the spines. The worst was one huge one that actually stapled her butt cheeks together.
gawdamighty, I CAN NOT stop squirmin' ... gotta get up and walk around a bit
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one of the gals was on a hike and fell fully into the arms of a big Cholla cactus. Fortunately,there were several other folks along who ever so carefully extracted her from the Chollas grip. Oddly, she had no reservations about stripping off her clothes and letting everyone work on removing the spines. The worst was one huge one that actually stapled her butt cheeks together.
gawdamighty, I CAN NOT stop squirmin' ... gotta get up and walk around a bit
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:10 PM   #176
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We get them flying in the race car and stuck in all the wrong places - can't stop. I've had my Navigator have to pull them out of me.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:17 AM   #177
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We get them flying in the race car and stuck in all the wrong places - can't stop. I've had my Navigator have to pull them out of me.
I've said for years you haven't experienced Baja until you've been at a Pemex station with your pants around your ankles pulling cactus needles out with a leatherman.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:34 PM   #178
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I've said for years you haven't experienced Baja until you've been at a Pemex station with your pants around your ankles pulling cactus needles out with a


Uhmmm, no thanks, that's one experience I'll have to miss....
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:00 PM   #179
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I finally got around to downloading my photos from the New Years trip. Bev and I had a great time and really enjoyed meeting our fellow SMBers. Here are a few photos. The rest are in my gallery.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:27 PM   #180
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Great fun! Thanks everyone!
BTW Pancho (my Westy) says thank you too as he loved all the attention he got
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