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Old 02-13-2015, 08:53 AM   #31725
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Some of the best mini or midi-C's are of a spontaneous variety. Like "oh my gosh, we're only 50 miles from you". Keep an eye out on the location of fellow mutants. A mini-C is just a PM away.

A gathering of mutants can be well organized, over organized, unorganized, or totally "let's just wing it". The important thing is to settle down with fellow mutants for a while and open a new chapter in our life's journey. Each person can announce a regional gathering of mutants and ask interested folks to make reservations for such and such dates at such and such campground in Anywhere, North America. I think you would be surprised by the numbers of mutants that are within 500 miles of that location or makes up a schedule that would put them close enough to attend.

Everyone has a "bucket list" of places they want to see with a limited time (during good weather season) to visit their new section of the rainbow so it's sometimes impossible to arrange to be at a GC. However, it might be possible to attend 3 out of 6 regional midi-C's and meet new mutants on every occasion.

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Old 02-13-2015, 09:07 AM   #31726
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:11 AM   #31727
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Hew Pawpaw Steve didn't you take the grands on that train ride from Williams to the Grand Canyon? Tim wants to know bout it? When we were there it was booked for two days out so we didn't get the opportunity.


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Old 02-13-2015, 09:13 AM   #31728
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I will have these maracas for the auction. Nola put the first layer of nice glitter paint. Any artists out there that could decoratively paint Hawaiian things on them?
Nola will also bring a crochetted doilie.

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Old 02-13-2015, 09:18 AM   #31729
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Oh you tecno savvy person you! Wow! Who'd a thunk.



Oh boy! You are turning my theme song into the Mutant theme song. Way to go!



They already know how to say "Huh?"



Oh! So now you are a tongue biter. Good fer u.

p.s., when you coming down again?



A friend here in TC (yes, I do have more than one) took the four legged trip to the Canyon floor. He described it as a scary experience if you looked down. Those Mules/Donkeys/Jackasses (whatever they were) are as sure footed as anything. He said that in many places it was so narrow that looking at their feet was scary, but they made it down and back up. Sorry, not for me. I can get dizzy looking down from a step stool. (Not really, but i think I might have to pee!)



I forgot about that. That would be a nice trip.

Can't say right now Wayne. I've been so Bzy at w**k Rollin out this new account that I'm focused on gettin it done so I don't have to miss Redux. Believe me I need a getaway if only for a few days. I had forgotten how much time it takes when I'm there. I need to re- semi-retire!


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Old 02-13-2015, 09:42 AM   #31730
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Some of the best mini or midi-C's are of a spontaneous variety. Like "oh my gosh, we're only 50 miles from you". Keep an eye out on the location of fellow mutants. A mini-C is just a PM away.

A gathering of mutants can be well organized, over organized, unorganized, or totally "let's just wing it". The important thing is to settle down with fellow mutants for a while and open a new chapter in our life's journey. Each person can announce a regional gathering of mutants and ask interested folks to make reservations for such and such dates at such and such campground in Anywhere, North America. I think you would be surprised by the numbers of mutants that are within 500 miles of that location or makes up a schedule that would put them close enough to attend.

Everyone has a "bucket list" of places they want to see with a limited time (during good weather season) to visit their new section of the rainbow so it's sometimes impossible to arrange to be at a GC. However, it might be possible to attend 3 out of 6 regional midi-C's and meet new mutants on every occasion.

My two cents worth.
I agree Steve. And while Dave and I love throwing a Grande C and talk weekly - text daily - to put our signatures on the Big Top Cs cause we're sick and twisted that way, the small Cs are awesome too. Dave and I are as sensitive to people's schedules as we can be so we try hard to find ways to put ourselves in the same place with as many of us as we can.

As full timers our schedules are flexible - we can go anywhere and do it in our own time - hence Dave's ability to journey 2300 miles (from Pa) in 15 days to do Bryce - and we will journey the same from Normal to Amana to Sioux Falls to Las Vegas to Bryce - in 3 months. Many mutants don't have that kind of flexibility. Which is again - one of my issues with voting... with our mutant diversity getting dates and places to align is like hitting the lottery. Example is on the website here (PDF)

http://rvmutants.com/2015-son-of-fir...tion-form.html

Dates and places suggested by mutants over time were across the map and calendar. The other issue in voting is ballets cast, group agrees and the majority winners don't make it to the curiosity. Those who do are in a location picked and at a time by mutants not in attendance.

I'm sure we'll get better at this - and now that I'm starting to decompress and settle into the Journey - I'll get back to the website and do some w**k there. It's been such a great experience so far and Annie and I are really looking forward to making the RVMdom our home. And when we pass through your neck of the rainbow we will do as THE Lucid One suggests - look ya up.

Well, Annie is finally off the phone with her friend Evelyn and Sandee - so off I go into birthday land. Have a great rainbow ride today!
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:14 AM   #31731
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Hew Pawpaw Steve didn't you take the grands on that train ride from Williams to the Grand Canyon? Tim wants to know bout it? When we were there it was booked for two days out so we didn't get the opportunity.


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Herb, nope - we took the 2 grands on the train out of Durango, CO. It was totally awesome.


In Arizona, we stayed at Williams in a CG. We took the grands to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. They were blown away by the beauty. Went to the canyon early one morning, toured, stayed overnight in a hotel, toured, and returned to MH in Williams.
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Thanks Papa Steve, it's good to note how other mutants handled the touring.
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I wonder if they look the same from the North rim?

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Sheesh! You must be blonde. You can't see the South Rim from the North Rim! Sheesh.

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Ok anyone know about the train ride? Sounds good, a steam train chugging along, a cool beverage, yep sounds interesting!
A ponder: GC, Williams, AZ. Even if the CG doesn't have a meeting room, many restaurants can handle groups.

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Can't say right now Wayne. I've been so Bzy at w**k Rollin out this new account that I'm focused on gettin it done so I don't have to miss Redux. Believe me I need a getaway if only for a few days. I had forgotten how much time it takes when I'm there. I need to re- semi-retire!

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Some of the best mini or midi-C's are of a spontaneous variety. Like "oh my gosh, we're only 50 miles from you". Keep an eye out on the location of fellow mutants. A mini-C is just a PM away.

A gathering of mutants can be well organized, over organized, unorganized, or totally "let's just wing it". The important thing is to settle down with fellow mutants for a while and open a new chapter in our life's journey. Each person can announce a regional gathering of mutants and ask interested folks to make reservations for such and such dates at such and such campground in Anywhere, North America. I think you would be surprised by the numbers of mutants that are within 500 miles of that location or makes up a schedule that would put them close enough to attend.

Everyone has a "bucket list" of places they want to see with a limited time (during good weather season) to visit their new section of the rainbow so it's sometimes impossible to arrange to be at a GC. However, it might be possible to attend 3 out of 6 regional midi-C's and meet new mutants on every occasion.

My two cents worth.
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The Grand Canyon is truly that. But a visit to the North Rim really completes the full image of "Grand".
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Hey Annie .....

Happy Birthday .... Happy Birthday ..... To you Dear Annie...

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Annie says thanks for the birthday wishes. She is a happy girl today.
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Happy birthday dear Annie
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I did Bryce Canyon on horseback. There's a totally amazing perspective when you look up to see the formations rather than looking down. This was before the new knees and there was zero chance of me hiking down. It was worth the $ in my book. And the high altitude makes it harder to do anything strenuous.

Now donkeys down into the Grand Canyon? I dunno if I'd do that.
Barb... they are Mules... more sure footed than a horse, just as strong...
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