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Old 08-20-2018, 08:28 AM
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I'm here thank you Venuscat, I am uber busy at work trying to convert the results of my business trip up north into production requests.

Tatra, I am sorry to hear about your losses but I'm glad to see you on the thread again.

I am not familiar with Frightened Rabbit but 36 is shockingly young, alcohol and poor mental health is a deadly combination.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:55 AM
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FINALLY I was able to upload this pic from yesterday....turns out there was a nice sunset so I thought I'd share ~ those storm clouds hung out for a while but it only rained a little....it was weird!

Cute story to go along with it....I sent this to Mom and mentioned that I posted it on Instagram....she was a little cautious about my revealing the location and I said I try not to be too specific.....then said "Unless Mr. Larkin wants to show up and whisk me away on his Harley, but I don't see that happening"

She replied "How about a row boat?" So I said "Or a dinghy!" We were cracking up....guess you had to be there

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Old 08-20-2018, 09:29 AM
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Sunset here last Night in the CA & CO Fire Smoke-infused Sky.

Referencing a recent Weekenders, MesaMate's lil SUV seems all mo bettah now from the A/C Wiring-destroying Mouse Noshing. Insurance covered the pricey Repairs, less a $50- Deductible. 4 Specialty Traps from Amazon are on the way to *surround* her Vehicle in her Garage.

I'm upgrading the Solar Collector Energy set-up on our Trailer since Fall Camping off-Grid for a few Weeks might happen early next Month. In any case, no time like the present to dink around with Technology! A parallel Upgrade is to remove the Trailer Dinette Table & Seating, and custom fit in a swanky Sleeper Sofa I bought on line. MUCH more room, and we'll make use of some way campy '60s TV Trays the ILs left us come time for Meals.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:00 AM
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Nice pics Purps and Mesa. Just a word of caution Mesa, put a note on the inside of the bedroom door, lest you or MesaMate forget about those mousetraps.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:50 PM
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I can't remember if I posted any pics of Dunrobin Castle while I was in the Scottish Highlands. It is an extraordinary place, both inside and out.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:52 PM
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From the ramparts. If you cross the sea you will bump into Norway from here.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:53 PM
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Final pic. It's bigger than Saoutchik Towers!
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:54 PM
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What a nice photo and what a nice castle Sao! I haven't seen it when I was in the highlands, there was just too much to see. I'd love to go back one day

Edit: Oh, I love it when you can walk around inside and see how those fancy people used to live their fancy lives!
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:29 PM
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Morning weekenders.

It's an early start today heading off on a hiking trip this morning. I will post a photo later today.

Hope you all have a great day.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:47 PM
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morning all, hope everyone is doing well

good to hear from you Tetra. sorry that you're having a tough time post up here more if you need some support
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:15 AM
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This is my mythic peak in the Pyrenees.
I climbed it a good few times.
The Pic du Midi d'OSSAU.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:18 AM
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Even though it looks rather tough any decent hiker is capable of climbing it. No ropes necessary.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:20 AM
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And now it's time for coffee in the refuge.
Maybe they have ice-cream and peaches too.....?
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:54 AM
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Thanks for the pics vman. Yesterday doctor said loose weight, take my B12's (I kinda stopped and forgot about them) and drink less coffee - As IF! My alternative is to eat something first so today it was toast then coffee.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:56 AM
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One day, I'll come make that trip with you.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:16 AM
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I would be honored
Weekenders are welcome in the south of france any time.

This photo is on the way to the col de l'ou.
The small village you can see on the bottom left is pourtalet or the col du pourtalet. It is the border with Spain and an old mountain pass from war times and before.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:17 AM
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Lovely scenic photos Vman, thanks!
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:12 AM
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Dragon me too put on a few kilos over the last few months. How about we give ourselves a challenge. Lose a kilo over the next 2 weeks. ?
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:17 AM
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Cool pics, Vman! That would be fun....I think I'm part French so I should visit France one day, lol....We could make it an SR retreat!
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:04 AM
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I haven't posted a creature for a while so here's a piece about the wonderful Tarsier.

Sadly all species of Tarsier are now vulnerable to extinction when once they could be found all over the world.

From the article:

They are some of the oldest primates on the planet, dating back about 40 million years with fossil records showing them once at home all over the world including North America and Europe.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/an...weird-primates
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