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Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...
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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 20:58    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 06:49    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

Thanks Gail. Some good photos of me...not!

I haven't had chance to download any from my camera yet. Hopefully this coming weekend. I will load the ones from Jordi's do where you can get to them.

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 09:55    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

Steve, you never look bad in your photos!!! Glad we had some time to catch up this year.


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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 10:02    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 10:12    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 11:01    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 11:08    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 15:53    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 15:58    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 16:01    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 16:09    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 16:15    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 16:21    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 16:29    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2012 12:03    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2012 18:10    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

Hold on, have lots more to post! Bear with me.


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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2012 18:17    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2012 18:24    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

...Now we jump ahead to the party. Last year Jordi had the FMF party on a Tuesday night, we had our "Meet the mineral curators" party on Thursday night, so this year Jordi suggested we blend our evening into the Thursday night since so many folks would be attending both anyway. We booked the whole restaurant, something Casa Vicente has never done in it's 9 years.
This is an invitation only party, and for the most part people stuck to just the invitee list. We had 58 RSVPs from the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals so it was well attended by our standards! Many FMF regulars were there, such a fun crowd! There were miners, collectors and dealers too. All in all we had around 185 people come to enjoy the evening.



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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2012 18:34    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Show Report, 2012. Let the fun begin...  

We got there just about an hour before the 6 o'clock start.


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