Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-19-2005, 03:48 AM   #1
Nat
Member
 
Nat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lexington NC USA
Posts: 72
Isn't that Superstition MT in the background? Vickie and I stayed there a few years ago. Someone had thrown a big rock and busted a chollo up. I reached down carefully and picked up a piece to examine it and when I tried to throw it down that thing wrapped around mi fingers and I had blood running dripping of my elbows before I finaly got all the spines out. I had to take cutters and cut each one off then pull each out. I was going to bring a piece home and show my son. Never, never try to put a piece in a baggie. I put it in a glass jar, durn thing stayed green for 2 years. Vickie still laughs at that one.
__________________

__________________
Nat/Vickie

2002 Carraige 32' Triple slide
Nat is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-19-2005, 03:48 AM   #2
Nat
Member
 
Nat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lexington NC USA
Posts: 72
Isn't that Superstition MT in the background? Vickie and I stayed there a few years ago. Someone had thrown a big rock and busted a chollo up. I reached down carefully and picked up a piece to examine it and when I tried to throw it down that thing wrapped around mi fingers and I had blood running dripping of my elbows before I finaly got all the spines out. I had to take cutters and cut each one off then pull each out. I was going to bring a piece home and show my son. Never, never try to put a piece in a baggie. I put it in a glass jar, durn thing stayed green for 2 years. Vickie still laughs at that one.
__________________

__________________
Nat/Vickie

2002 Carraige 32' Triple slide
Nat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 07:53 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brigadoon's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: currently in North Georgia
Posts: 1,068
OK, I'll bite, what are you talking about?
__________________
Terry
'05 Dutch Star 4015, '16 Rubicon OlllllO, & HD Ultra ElectraGlide, NKK14278L
Brigadoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 08:22 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
FatDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: NV
Posts: 2,010
Send a message via MSN to FatDog
terry
a chollo is a painful thing that is disguised as a cactus. it looks so beautiful and harmless, almost as peaceful as a sleeping manatee over there in your waters, but the chollo will quickly convince you to not fall onto one again.
if you are interested in grabbing ahold of one just to see, although you can take my word for it, maybe Nat could mail you a piece
__________________
F350 PSD 4x4 SRW, BanksBrake, FOX res shocks, MagHytec, DP tuner, JohnWood tranny;
ChrisCraft Launch VP8.1 ;
3 hound dogs
FatDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 09:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brigadoon's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: currently in North Georgia
Posts: 1,068
Well I did a search online and came up with the chollo cactus. Now I know what we're talking about. I'll also be very carefull during my next southwestern trip. Thanks.
__________________
Terry
'05 Dutch Star 4015, '16 Rubicon OlllllO, & HD Ultra ElectraGlide, NKK14278L
Brigadoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 02:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
WWFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 3,479
I gotta admit, Nat, the first time I read your post, I shook my head also, but NOW that I know what a chollo is, I just can't help but roll around on the floor laughing my butt off!! It was just the way you said it AFTER I read it again (and again!) No wonder Vickie still laughs at that!

This one belongs in the RV'ing Humor section! Thanks again for the laugh!
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/508/sigfile1.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfan/sets/
WWFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 05:21 PM   #7
Community Moderator
 
RV Wizard's Avatar


 
Country Coach Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Chattanooga, Tn.
Posts: 12,062
My wife Amy took a picture of a mother cactus wren sitting on a nest in the middle of a cholla. I will have to reduce the size so we can put it on the forum or in the photo gallary. The reason the bird did not get very nervous was it knew that anyone in "there right mind" would not bother her inside that cholla!
__________________
Mike, RVIA & RVSA Certified Master RV Technician
Amy, Dr. Assistant - Roxie & Mei Ling, four legs each
2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 450 hp & 1330# torque
06 Saturn Vue, 06 Chevy Z71 4x4 & 2014 Corvette Z51 M7
RV Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2005, 08:21 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Posts: 110
Here's what the fellow is talking about.I had one attach itself to the front of my pants. Came close to doing a strip in front of a lot of people. Art

http://www.wbcci12.org/desert2001/cholla.html
__________________
1996 Bounder 28T
---P* VXPP58A---
ArtB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2005, 09:56 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
WWFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 3,479
I keep gravitating back to Nat's story...what is it that makes it so funny to me? I just giggle like a school girl every time I read it!

Is it just me??!!
__________________

__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/508/sigfile1.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfan/sets/
WWFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
photo Jarhead1 Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Concerns 3 07-25-2007 01:12 PM
Photo redwing1 Excel Owner's Forum 6 11-23-2006 04:57 AM
photo in my posts sal avitabile Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Concerns 1 02-03-2006 08:32 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.