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Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 14:51    Post subject: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

Yes, I am still alive! I am happy to be back to write about the recent Tucson show.


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 14:58    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

I had the fun of two visits to the show. First one was with our daughter, Erin. I was guest speaking before Jim and I had planned to arrive so we flew out for a few days so Erin could see the Tucson EXPERIENCE!!! We had a grand time, I gave a talk on my favorite minerals on a Sunday and Erin and I flew home on Monday. I was in our car at 4 am driving 994 miles with Jim back to Tucson. What was I thinking? It was exhausting but we brought our minerals for display.
Anyhow, 2 trips!!!

Jim had business and what not the time our daughter and I were out in Tucson.



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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 15:05    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

The weather was less than nice when we arrived. Raining and Cold. Oh joy.


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 15:21    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

For many years we would meet with Jordi, John and Merle White, Wendell and Carolyn Wilson, Tom Moore and his wife, then his daughter. Tom Gressman and Christi Cramer.

We escaped the city for northern area and La Placita.

Great food but better camaraderie.

Took Erin here, so I could tell her the stories over a delicious meal. PS...they miss you Jordi



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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 16:30    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

You need to join us in Madrid in March (8-10 M). Jordi should be there, briefly
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 18:22    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

I am running a board meeting in Oregon that week. Rice museum
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 18:24    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

The restaurant hasn't changed.


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 18:32    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

tBreakfast with our son, Tom. He was at the show for ages, doing photography.
Erin, our daughter, joined us too.

A big part of the Tucson Experience is the food



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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 18:40    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

Time to visit and pay our respects. Walked around a few venues.


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 18:43    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

more....


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 19:12    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 19:22    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

Okay, I see someone bought the malachite back panels and the desk. I am sure my Jim is relieved. As you might know I bought this...But a girl can dream....


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 19:25    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 19:30    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

Still in La Fuente


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 19:38    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

and...


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 19:42    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

A little of MinCity


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 20:04    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

Mineral City


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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 20:14    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

Moving on....Tucson Fine Mineral Gallery

This is the old Chamber of Commerce building. It is next to the Old Inn Suites...now an apartment house. crazy huh?



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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2024 20:17    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

...Our friend, Stra


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PostPosted: Feb 15, 2024 15:42    Post subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson experience, 2024  

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