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Tol Eressea

Jan 21 2013, 8:42pm

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thnderhead [In reply to] Can't Post

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Maybe the character of 'The Albino' was an inspiration for Azog. Cool

I know I read that somewhere back in the day....LaughLaughLaugh

Go outside and play...

Aunt Dora Baggins

Jan 21 2013, 8:51pm

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I love it! [In reply to] Can't Post

" Middle-earth is where you find it, and I can find it almost anywhere I go! =) "

"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

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Jan 21 2013, 9:37pm

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A ferndingle! [In reply to] Can't Post

RighteousSmile I do love ferms, the way they smell, the way they feel as i walk my way though them and of course their gracious lines.

Thanks Ata:)

I wish we had some of those fantails.


Jan 21 2013, 10:29pm

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YIKES! [In reply to] Can't Post

Shocked Geez, that down hill mountain trek sounded crazy....Something i'd do LOL. What happened at the bottom, did you find a fix-it place? Did the emergency brake exist in some working order?

That field of canola plants is pretty, reminds me of sunflowers.

That was a trip to read. Really injoyable. Boy, if the 4 of us sat down we would end up talking for hours. You sparked a host of memories from our trip. Gad, i would not know where to start......{{{lightbulb}}}......How about a map for starters? We have this back hall with swinging, overlapping sheets of paneling holding all kinds of maps, some 30+ years old, like this route map i did for fun when i got back. It were dusty when i swung that open *sneeeZe* Laugh

One thing we missed is riding up Pike's Peak. I missed knowing there was actually a road up thereUnsure.


Jan 21 2013, 10:41pm

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you would enjoy all the fixing the transmission on the picnic table stories [In reply to] Can't Post

And we seemed to have plenty of those.

We had to get down the mountain to find what we needed to repair the car. I can't remember if we got it repaired or just bought the parts and repaired it in the parts place parking lot (which we did a lot). And I can't remember what the deal was with the parking brake.

I wish we had kept better journals. We had a US atlas where each page was one state. On the multi-state, multi-month trip, we outlined the route we took in marker. We later got rid of the atlas but I think I ripped out the pages for keeping. I have no idea where they are now.

For a few trips, I would buy postcards in the places we visited and write little notes on the back about out experience there. But really, 95% of our traveling we just traveled and kept no notes other than what photos (or slides) we snapped.

Was the route on that map all one trip?

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Jan 22 2013, 12:33am

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The red line is. [In reply to] Can't Post

It was clock-wise we went. I had fold out maps that i put folded per the area at the time in the plastic top of the tank bag i used.

Each night at the picnic table (if there was one-usually was) by the fire, little kerosene lantern and flashlight, i would take our Rand Mcnally campground book that had campgrounds per state and 'dotted cross graphs' (access to all possible features of a particular campsite) and i would plot possibles for the next night generally knowing about what i wanted to do the next day.

I always wanted a lake access for a swim and it worked out pretty well most of the time. I preferred the primitive sites too looking for usually state or national parks.

We were self-contained and just preferred the 'luxury' of a picnic table. We used these really short aluminum lawn chairs i brought (that fitted nice around the sissy bar over the multi-pocketed nylon saddle bags used for 'wetables') to sit by the fire at night.

I had an over all general game plan pretty close to what the map shows. I also had an atlas and i would each night take a pen and trace the route we traveled that day. I still got it, somewhere.

Sometimes though we would just take a road for the halibut:) and take a side adventure and around 3PM see wheredaheckwewere on the map and grab the camp book and see what we got near enough.

My Yamaha XS-1100 was a great bike. I had no mechanical problems. I picked times to change oil and tires. I would find a dealer and in the lot take the required wheel off (can't do that with the huge Valkerie i have now- no center stand to start) have them mount and balance a new tire on it, and just put it back on the bike with my tool kit and off we went. I did the rear tire twice and the front once (we traveled 16,000 miles total). We were out for 10 weeks also. Too short.Unsure

I am glad that ray was so handy. He probably just spiced a piece of line in unless it was simple enough to replace the whole thing. Transmissions! Yous gotta be kiddingUnimpressed. MORE aspects of adventureLaugh

Tol Eressea

Jan 23 2013, 3:13am

Post #57 of 59 (74 views)
Wow! So many beautiful pictures of such breathtaking places! // [In reply to] Can't Post


"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


Jan 25 2013, 3:11pm

Post #58 of 59 (83 views)
GORGEOUS! [In reply to] Can't Post

And I'm very late... but here are a few links to past posts about my favourite local haunt and some visits there :) I've got to do one of my 2 other fav places. I think you and I have a lot in common, Starling ;)

Quest to Pentwater
Michigan map of Pentwater
Here's a bunch o' pics.

First draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - updated list coming soon


I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!

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Jan 25 2013, 8:34pm

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Into the wild indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks, Gramma. Smile

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