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Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 09:03    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 09:07    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 09:52    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 09:59    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 10:05    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 10:13    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 10:20    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 10:23    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 13:45    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 14:02    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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Julian Gray! Curator for the Tellus museum outside Atlanta. He is a great friend.
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 18:37    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 18:43    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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Patrick Mayer, from Tanzania, and Johnathan Pearce. We have been regular's at Patricks for the last couple of years now. He has a great bed and breakfast we hear, in Tanzania.
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 18:47    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 20:03    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

And more from the Inn Suites...


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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 20:07    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

...Wednesday afternoon, time to deliver our pieces to the main show at the convention center for set up day.


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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 20:15    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

Thinking of Bill Smith and wishing him well.

In we go to the TGMS main hall.



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Phil Richardson, in charge of the Grand Reef linarite case.
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 20:25    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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Volunteers!!!
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 20:36    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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Great people to work with, volunteers
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 20:43    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 20:56    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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Al and Sue Liebtrau.
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