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Old 03-02-2018, 09:27 AM   #1
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Traveled from Sedona to the Arizona desert yesterday. 74 degrees today. Nice view from the back of the 5 this morning.
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:54 PM   #2
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You're torturing me....all I got was a nice view of the rain as I stood looking out the window of an over-crowded bus while going to work. But not for long....next week I announce my retirement.....should be a free man by mid-April
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yea! congratulations on retiring!!! I'm ready to retire (mentally) but i guess i have to work a few more years. my brother lives in Tucson i love going there and intend on spending more time there when i retire.!
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Ran into a fellow that I used to work with today In a grocery store parking lot. I was standing in his way and did not see him in the parking lot because I was feeding Jake a slice of Black Forest Ham. He has been retired three years. We both decided that in a world of overrated pleasures hunting dogs and retirement were not two of them. Enjoy every minute.
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yes on hunting dogs! i have yet to experience retirement but i think about it every day.
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:12 PM   #6
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yes on hunting dogs! i have yet to experience retirement but i think about it every day.
My dog has been after me to retire for the past year. Ever since I got the new Escape 17B last year. Says he wants to travel...live life...be a, well, dog.
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:14 PM   #7
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Supposedly I retired two years ago. But they keep calling me back to consult, seducing me with big bucks. Signed up for Medicare yesterday, turn 65 in April. Not having to pay for private health insurance will finally get me to stop working. Regardless I have only been working during the northwest rainy months so I really can’t complain.

That being said we are leaving on a three week journey through the Utah national parks on Sunday. I am so looking forward to the trip!
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So, you have been working from about Labor Day to the Fourth of July? JK
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That being said we are leaving on a three week journey through the Utah national parks on Sunday. I am so looking forward to the trip!
Please post details of your trip. Would love to do that some day down the road.
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My dog has been after me to retire for the past year. Ever since I got the new Escape 17B last year. Says he wants to travel...live life...be a, well, dog.
You should pay attention, he’s giving you excellent advise 😎 You can’t buy time we only have so much.
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LOL! More like October through May. May to October is when the grass grows around here. Can’t hang out working and let the grass grow under my feet! Gotta give that 19’ some exercise!
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Please post details of your trip. Would love to do that some day down the road.
Will do. I was lucky to secure reservations at Dead Horse State Park, UT. We will use that as a base camp to explore Arches & Canyonlands NP. Then off to capital Reef, Monument Valley and Canyon de Shelly.
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Please post details of your trip. Would love to do that some day down the road.
We haven’t planned it yet, rubicon, but a member of this forum has recommended this:

https://utah.com/national-parks/grand-circle

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We haven’t planned it yet, rubicon, but a member of this forum has recommended this:

https://utah.com/national-parks/grand-circle

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Thanks Steve! Good info. Reservations were hard to come by for Zion and Bryce this time because of spring breaks. So we decided to do the eastern parks this trip and save Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon for a future trip. I used Campendium as a guide to camp grounds. That’s how I found Dead Hourse Point.
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Traveled from Sedona to the Arizona desert yesterday. 74 degrees today. Nice view from the back of the 5 this morning.
Mark! What kind of UFO's are those in your picture?

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Hi Tom. Not sure about the UFO’s although there is a lot of lights moving around in the Arizona night skies. Really love listening to the coyotes at night and stepping carefully to avoid the Western Diamondback Rattlesnacks!
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Hi Tom. Not sure about the UFO’s although there is a lot of lights moving around in the Arizona night skies. Really love listening to the coyotes at night and stepping carefully to avoid the Western Diamondback Rattlesnacks!
I love hearing coyotes too, especially out west. When I worked in Idaho we had a good old boy from Arkansas on the trail crew. He was pretty adventuresome. He killed a snake with a stick up on Gedney Creek that fed into the Selway River. That night he fried a few pieces up. I did not care for it and never tried one again. but other guys liked their Rattlesnack. Had to give you a bad time. Selway river bridge above Selway falls built in 1934. I drove a TD20 International Dozer across this bridge both ways in 1969, and lived to tell about it.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:26 PM   #18
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There is something about the desert that is magical. I was in Big Bend NP this past December and am going back in April. I fell in love with the place.
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