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What's the Big Deal?

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Offline Roy

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« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2006, 09:08:21 PM »
Yeah, I guess.  But the first time I run into a bunch of "City Folks" out near Slickrock Canyon, I'm gonna get UPSET :twisted: .  I've already run into one bunch out back of Ernst Tinaja.

Another true story.

Was entering the park from Maverick, saw a large RV pulled over in a pull out, could see that it was also towing a sail boat (bright yellow).  Then a little 4WD Subaru pulled out from behind the boat and got in front of me.  We got to the visitors center, the occupants of the Subaru got out:  a couple of a certain age, hair perfect, makeup perfect, matching khaki outfits, with leopard print ascots, Aussie bush hats with a perky little feather in the band.  They walked up to the desk, started asking about the camp sites along the River Road, one at a time.  The Ranger would describe each site, there would be about a 5 second silence, then the woman would ask "Yes, but is it nice?"  After about the third repetition, I figured out what was happening, got directly behind them and starting displaying my biggest S--- eating grin for the amusement of the Ranger.  I thought he was going to have a hernia.
The couple left about a half hour later, got in their RV and headed out of the park.

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Offline SA Bill

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« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2006, 09:41:44 PM »
WOW!   =D>   That video is wonderful!
  Thanks for sharing!
     Bill
Bill - In San Antonio

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Offline 01ACRViper

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« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2006, 09:44:30 PM »
Quote from: "Roy"

Another true story.

Was entering the park from Maverick, saw a large RV pulled over in a pull out, could see that it was also towing a sail boat (bright yellow).  Then a little 4WD Subaru pulled out from behind the boat and got in front of me.  We got to the visitors center, the occupants of the Subaru got out:  a couple of a certain age, hair perfect, makeup perfect, matching khaki outfits, with leopard print ascots, Aussie bush hats with a perky little feather in the band.  They walked up to the desk, started asking about the camp sites along the River Road, one at a time.  The Ranger would describe each site, there would be about a 5 second silence, then the woman would ask "Yes, but is it nice?"  After about the third repetition, I figured out what was happening, got directly behind them and starting displaying my biggest S--- eating grin for the amusement of the Ranger.  I thought he was going to have a hernia.
The couple left about a half hour later, got in their RV and headed out of the park.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

people like that should know to stay away from the "harsh life" at big bend :twisted:

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Offline Jim

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« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2006, 11:59:46 AM »
The video, Curt, is one of the finest I've ever seen... It's a keeper to show my friends.

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Offline CurtR

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« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2006, 11:11:20 PM »
I'll be there in 10 more days.... it's hard to concentrate on work...

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Offline SA Bill

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« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2006, 06:38:59 PM »
18 more days for me....but who's counting?   :D
   Bill
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Offline Bobcat

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« Reply #66 on: March 13, 2006, 06:50:19 PM »
7 more days for me, but I'm not counting either :!:

ps... I wasn't able to play the video.  I'm running XP home Ed and dailup.
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chisos_muse

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« Reply #67 on: March 13, 2006, 07:04:11 PM »
Quote from: "Bobcat"
7 more days for me, but I'm not counting either :!:

ps... I wasn't able to play the video.  I'm running XP home Ed and dailup.


7 LONG, AGONIZING, FRIGID, SNOW FILLED, RESTLESS LEG NON SLEEPIN, PACKING GETTING LAST MINUTE, CAR MAITENANCING, BBC POSTING..........da ys

did I miss sumthin?....oh yeah....THAT LONG @SS DRIVE!

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SHANEA

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« Reply #68 on: March 13, 2006, 07:07:35 PM »

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chisos_muse

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« Reply #69 on: March 13, 2006, 07:11:34 PM »
That's completely adorable......what do I hafta pay to get in NOW????? :shock:

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Offline SA Bill

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« Reply #70 on: March 13, 2006, 07:18:05 PM »
Frigid, snow filled days? Thought you were in sunny SA.
Nice new pic.
  Bill
Bill - In San Antonio

Growing old is mandatory.
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chisos_muse

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« Reply #71 on: March 13, 2006, 07:22:33 PM »
Quote from: "SA Bill"
Frigid, snow filled days? Thought you were in sunny SA.
Nice new pic.
  Bill


Hey tanks Bill.....(about da pic) :)

About da frigidness...I was referring to the Bobcat, and his casa frio! :wink:

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Offline SA Bill

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« Reply #72 on: March 13, 2006, 07:25:38 PM »
Ahhh...I get it.
  Bill
Bill - In San Antonio

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Offline Bobcat

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« Reply #73 on: March 13, 2006, 07:39:15 PM »
Quote from: "chisos_muse"
Quote from: "Bobcat"
7 more days for me, but I'm not counting either :!:

ps... I wasn't able to play the video.  I'm running XP home Ed and dailup.


7 LONG, AGONIZING, FRIGID, SNOW FILLED, RESTLESS LEG NON SLEEPIN, PACKING GETTING LAST MINUTE, CAR MAITENANCING, BBC POSTING..........da ys

did I miss sumthin?....oh yeah....THAT LONG @SS DRIVE!


Just makes the Bender a more valuable place for me! Oh BTW... cold weather really sucks BIG TIME!!!
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Offline CurtR

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« Reply #74 on: March 13, 2006, 08:17:41 PM »
Bobcat,

I am sorry the video doesn't work.  I think I saw that you will be in BB Mar 20.... I will be there Mar 23-26.  I can give it to you on a CD if I catch up with you in the park.  Let me know...

Curt

 


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