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#26 Ronnie

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 09:23 PM

Those relief drivers sure come in handy!

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 10:30 PM

Have BMC come by and chat with me from one Chief to another. I will be the one with all the Navy uniforms.
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When he wakes...I will tell him... :)

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 12:16 PM

A little Roger and Johhny this Morning...had 3 hours on the road then...

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 02:43 PM

Day Two...Relief Driver...BMC Fred LaChance USN Retired ...I stopped in Oklahoma where he purchased a "siesta binkie"...after sleeping through the remainder of Arkansas...he continued. After 550 miles meandering at a slower pace...I relinquished the wheel ...not sure he is now awake...Albuquerque by 8:30pm



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:25 PM

You're almost here.......



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:50 PM

You're almost here.......

Closer than when I started...

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:59 PM

I was really hoping I'd be able to make it this year, but too much going on at home to get away.  Maybe next year....



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 05:53 PM

and to think I almost brought out a Ordnance patch collection......



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:39 PM

701 miles to go...

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:03 PM

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 11:00 AM

Van is packed, now to just beat Tarbridge to the hotel & fairgrounds



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 11:05 AM

Van is packed, now to just beat Tarbridge to the hotel & fairgrounds

46 miles...looking for a carwash...

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 04:27 PM

Almost there. Had to stop for Popeye's chicken in Barstow.

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 05:55 PM

All packed. See you all tomorrow afternoon!!



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Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:11 PM

Ugh I am not going to make it to set up until Friday morning....just can't get anyone to watch the kids until Thursday night.

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 08:08 PM

I beat tarbridge by just a few minutes

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 08:15 PM

I beat tarbridge by just a few minutes

Yep... But I saw the Grand Canyon....

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 08:43 PM

It's KILLER!!...


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 07:39 PM

Good Show BC - and good to see tarbridge and a bunch of other forum members Friday morning. I brought along a local collector and his collector/nephew, who's from Michigan and arranged a business trip (a legitimate one) so he could be here for the show. Each had a laundry list of things for their collections and were pleased with what they bought at the show. It's a 180-mile round trip from my house but I'll guess tarbridge's 2,500+ round trip takes the prize. We had a smooth north bound drive through LA region Friday morning rains, something that can really muck up morning traffic, but no problems there (The trip home I took a wrong turn and got stuck in traffic at a crawl headed east).

 

But yeah, good show and worth a 180 miles round trip so if you haven't been there, check it out Saturday. 



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 06:42 PM

Preparing to pull out and start.
I've enjoyed sharing the Militaria experience with the West Coast...good...old...new...forum...friends...but will be glad to return to the land where pet pigs get nervous around supper time.
Bob, First class show and weekend all around...it was Supercalafraclistic...Thanks...

Bar none...Best set up music in the industry...

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 06:51 PM

Thank you Bob! Another great show under your belt. See you next year.

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 07:49 PM

Just got back home to Flagstaff after my first Pomona show and had a great time!

 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 06:09 AM

Man, honestly, Vintage Productions puts on a great show. In my opinion very organized and professional. It was my first (non local) major militaria show in 13 years and it was it was a lot of fun to see some old friends again and meet for the first time (in person) some great people like Robert Wilson, Mort Cohen, Dave Kaufman and Mason (above). I also managed to stay sober (for the most part) until 6:30 or so every day which was cool. 

 

There was a lot to look at and most likely a little something for everybody. 

 

I picked up a couple pieces of insignia, a photo and overseas cap. Was really happy with the few little items I found. Hope to go back again some day. 

 

Suggest that all check it out if you can. 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 06:10 AM

This was probably my best (favorite) find. It about 3 feet high !!

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 06:57 AM

Bob,

     Another great show. Had a great time buying but the selling got in my way.......Had to stay at the tables too much! Thanks.

-Robb




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