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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2014 22:13    Post subject: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Hello everyone! Jim and I are loading up our display minerals and heading out, early in the morning, to drive to Denver for the Gem and Mineral Show.
We recently hosted a "Brunch with a Crunch" with 312 of our favorite mineral friends, and then a gathering this past weekend with more mineral friends including Peter and Nadya Lyckberg who flew in for a Beatles themed bash. ( You know, yeah yeah yeah, she loves you yeah yeah yeah.. ) All good fun, but now it is time to get down to the next adventure, Denver.

Armed with a new camera, a Sony, and my reliable and wonderful Nikon D90, I am ready to take lots of photos!

I am also happy to announce that I am proclaimed Cancer Free! I have some surgery coming up in mid October, to reconstruct, but it is all so much easier knowing that early detection and chemo, surgery worked to fight that particular demon. I am a happy woman again! So....keep checking in. And thanks to Jordi for his support!

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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2014 22:18    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2014 22:25    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Dear Gail,

Congratulations on being Cancer Free.

Hope you and Jim have a safe trip and a great time in Denver.

Looking forward to your Denver report. I already like your first picture.

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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2014 03:14    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Gail wrote:
Hello everyone! Jim and I are loading up our display minerals and heading out, early in the morning, to drive to Denver for the Gem and Mineral Show....
...Armed with a new camera, a Sony, and my reliable and wonderful Nikon D90, I am ready to take lots of photos! ...

Thank you for your time Gail. Many many people will appreciate it.

BTW, you looks wonderful, better than ever! ;-)
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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2014 04:32    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Gail wrote:
I am also happy to announce that I am proclaimed Cancer Free!

Congratulations, Gail. I'm very glad to know it.
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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2014 05:47    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Great to see you back doing what you do so well Gail!
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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2014 06:32    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Hi Gail. I am glad to hear the good news. Wishing you all the best with your coming ops and looking forward to your report.
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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2014 06:52    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Thank you Gentlemen. Sipping coffee and petting on all my dogs as I sit here, at the computer. They saw my suitcase, they know I am off to another adventure. The cat just gave me a disinterested look, isn't that how they remind you that they are, after all, cats?
Luckily our helpers will pamper them nicely. EVEN the cats.
It's looking like colder temps in Denver, time to pull out sweaters and jackets! See some of you there, and I will do my report with those people who aren't able to go.
Best regards...time to get moving.....

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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2014 07:53    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

hi Gail! I'm also so glad you are Cancer Free! Some ten years ago my mother took the same disadventure as you. After a short but heavy radiotherapy treatment she got cancer free as well, and now she still is! Every six months she has to submit herself to prevention analyses, but... so far so good!!!
I'm Always waiting for you and Jim here in Italy! And we can also go anywhere and look for minerals all together!!!
Greetings from Italy by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2014 11:20    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Hi Gail,

Glad to know cancer is bad memories. Looking forward the next Gail's Rockies' adventure. Let me guess... you are going to raid again a former military man sailing green/blue & black stuff found in Teller County's pegmatites ?

Wish you a safe trip to Denver.

Have fun

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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2014 13:13    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

95 degrees at our home when we left, the usual hot.
Jim and I are good companions for traveling.
We can talk the whole way, nice to be married to your
best friend.
Everyone is calling to see when we arrive.
I'm kind of excited!



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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2014 14:44    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Great news Gail. Glad to hear/read that you are cancer free. This is just GREAT news!!

And you're entertaining again, getting back into the mineralogical aspect of things. Wish I could be there in Denver to see you and Jim. Guess I'll just have to be content to live the experience vicariouswly through your report(s).

Enjoy Denver, and each other. Aleta and I look forward to seeing both of y'all in Tucson.

Thank you for making my day!!

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PostPosted: Sep 10, 2014 15:46    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Childress Texas. Crossing guard with a gun, I love Texas! He's a Sheriff who was seeing kids safely across a busy road just now.


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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2014 02:04    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Well, we are here and settled into our hotel after 13 hours of driving through Texas, New Mexico and, finally, Colorado. I thought I might share some travel photos and show you our day.


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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2014 02:11    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2014 07:31    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Brilliant news Gail. Give my regards to Denver (my parents and sister plus family all live there)
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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2014 23:47    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

Thanks James.
Well, we had set up day today. It was raining so we didn't mind being indoors much of the time. Saw many wonderful friends and lots of great displays! Thanks to the many volunteers that helped make this happen.

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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2014 23:55    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2014 23:58    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

...some scenes from inside the Mart. Set up day.


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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2014 05:58    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's 2014 Denver Show Adventure Begins...  

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