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Offline RichardM

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« on: January 04, 2006, 09:12:40 AM »
Here's the online version of the trip report I posted over on the original BB chat page:  http://www.freewebs.com/rgmtx/BigBend2005/index.htm

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nice job
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2006, 10:20:30 AM »
Great job Richard. It was like being there.

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chisos_muse

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2006, 12:49:46 PM »
WOW!!!! You brought smiles to my lips and tears to my eyes....absolutely beautiful too look at, great pics and even better captions......"much props to ya" 8)

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2006, 06:01:03 PM »
Great Pics. We were there Nov 13, Rio Grande Village.
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chisos_muse

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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2006, 07:17:59 AM »
Richard I was wondering if your dad had been bringing you to the park since you were small? I know that I long to bring my two boys there someday...first I have to bring them from Ohio!  :(

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trips to Big Bend
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2006, 09:04:33 AM »
I first went to Big Bend at the age of three when our family went out there in the middle of August.  My only memory was of not being allowed to do the sand slide in Boquillas Canyon.  Not that I would've been able to...especially with the temp as hot as it was.  I had to watch my older brother and Dad climb up and run down from the shade of a bush down by the river with my sister.  It was 1991 before I made it back out there, at the ripe old age of 26.  Finally got to do the sand slide, although my Dad declined.  I've since been back out there in 1994, 1997, 2000, and 2005.  Having the A/C go out on the old station wagon during the middle of that first trip in 1968 probably had something to do with my parents (i.e. my Mother) deciding to vacation elsewhere.

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chisos_muse

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2006, 01:47:25 PM »
It's funny, alot of people who have never lived in TX don't even know BB exists......I love that!!!! Prolly one of the bigger turn on's about it, and knowing that Brewster Cty is the largest and least populated of the whole state.....too cool.....Once I went to the Panther Junction station and there were like 5 people looking around in there and I felt claustrophobic! LOL.....I haven't been to Yellowstone yet, but I have been to Yosemite. Many of those stories I cannot repeat.....it was my HS graduation present, and I had a BLAST! (had alot of other things too) :oops:

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2006, 04:21:00 PM »
It's not just out of state people who don't know about the "Big Bend" - some people in this fine state don't have a clue either - of course, maybe they moved to the Republic of Texas from somewhere else.  I was hitting on this girl the other night and she thought Big Bend was down near Orange, I offered to show her Big Bend...

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chisos_muse

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2006, 08:02:08 PM »
Did u mean 2 say "I was hitting on this girl the other night and she thought Big Ben was down near my oranges?" :shock:
Yes the Big Bend can be quite stimulating but I must confess of all the times I've been there I've yet to shag there! WANTED to.....there's always next time I spose! :D

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2006, 09:21:50 AM »
May I suggest Desert Big Horn Sheep.

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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2006, 03:53:47 PM »
very cool pics...thanks, Richard :)

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chisos_muse

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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2006, 06:42:05 PM »
Sheesh I tried a few of those silly sheep, but every time all they kept saying was "Shayyyyyyhhhhhhaaaannnnnne" couldn't figure it out for the life of me????

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Great trip report, and superb pictures
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2006, 11:09:46 AM »
Thanks so much for posting. I'd missed quite a lot on the "old board", and your trip report and website brought back memories of my last trip in Feb 2004, during which I hiked many of those you did, not all, and some others. You can find my trip report and photos on www.woodedge.co.uk/index.htm if you'd like to see it.
Chris
Amersham UK

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Offline RichardM

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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2006, 08:51:29 AM »
Glad you found us!  I remember reading your trip reports from the old board.  Good stuff.

 


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