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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:01    Post subject: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

Yes, the weather is cooling and the thoughts of minerals is in the forefront of our minds as we head off to the Mountain time zone of Colorado. Jim and I drove first, to Colorado Springs where we meet with friends for business meetings.
The drive was most pleasant, and Jim had to do all the driving as I fell over my dog and went down the stairs to find I had sprained a bunch of things in and around my right knee. Getting into, and out of, the car was not pretty!
We will be heading to Denver today, we are setting up two displays tomorrow.
I will start with some photos along the drive through Texas, New Mexico and finally into Colorado. I dedicate this to family in West Texas, Carl Spann. He shared his stories of some of the history of the area while we were driving. What fun.



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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:03    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

Welcome to Denver! Have a great show.
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:06    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

The drive...


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Claude, Texas. In the Panhandle.
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:09    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

Gail,

Sorry to hear about your fall. You are a real trooper. Glad you arrived there safely and look forward into your Denver report.

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:09    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:10    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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Sorry to hear about your fall. You are a real trooper. Glad you arrived there safely and look forward into your Denver report.

Take care,

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Oh thank you Don! I wouldn't miss it for the world, love seeing all the people and minerals, the fun of rolling up your sleeves and putting in a display!

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:14    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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roads that go on, and on...
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:17    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:23    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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In our hotel, the Broadmoor, it is beautiful but Jordi told me to take care of myself so sent him this photo of me relaxing!
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They have a lovely case of Colorado minerals in the hotel. Jim and I spent some time here. I even did a tour for some passerby people. They were fascinated.
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:27    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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...Jordi told me to take care of myself...

Take care of yourself !!! ;-)
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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:31    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:34    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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Take care of yourself !!! ;-)


Thank you Doctor Jordi! I promised you I will take care of myself, so I will do just that. I love doing the show reports and I get to sit and relax, so off to a good start! ( Truthfully, thank you for your great friendship and care. )

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:36    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 09:40    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

Sneak preview of our display of African minerals for the show, we set it up at our home first...


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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 10:00    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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PostPosted: Sep 14, 2016 10:04    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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PostPosted: Sep 15, 2016 04:15    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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Wow, these wolves are so beautiful, Gail! I'm also a dedicated animal lover, especially dogs, and thus I just love wolves. It's just 4 days ago that I was in a wildlife park where I was able to visit a wolf pack for the first time, they are so great:


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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2016 14:21    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

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PostPosted: Sep 16, 2016 21:59    Post subject: Re: Denver 2016, The Spann's continued adventures..  

Brent. Too funny. I am behind in my show report because we don't sit still long enough!
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