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  1. if he specks me to saddle one of those ass breakers he has another think coming. I'll four bi them in as far as it will go but then I walk from there. He can have all the fun out of it he wants, I guess he didn't learn his lesson the first time around. Maybe another thirty five stiches to the head (Cut from the helmet) will do the trick. That one bike looks like the one that he used to fly on. Not wanting to walk out is a great idea but I do know the temptation of those bike trails.

    That's how I got to be,

    OLD Tom

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  2. Thanks for the post of the red snake Greg. That is the guy that I bumped noses with Sunday morning. They are quite colorful and mine was a little smaller than yours. We agreed to go our seperate ways and all ended well but I do enjoy seeing them, it's when I don't see them I get a little anxious.

    Yeah John, we are scouting new areas and are not doing as well for the moment. Got to pay some more dues till it comes in again.

    Old Tom


  3. Adam, that is a good thought but Mr. no sholders might still be guarding the place. When I ran onto that snake I was on my hands and knees under a Palo Verde branch in a small wash. i came face to face with that booger and froze in place for a few seconds. He dodn't rattle at all and just slithered away. It was about two feet long and the prettiest red you ever did see. I think that you posted one like that a while back, i'd like to see that one again.

    old Tom


  4. Hey bring them on! The more birthdays I get is more time I have with you guys. Getting old isn't all bad, I sure wouldn't want to do it all over again though.

    Happy birthday Bill. It's going to be a great year ahead of you.

    Old Tom


  5. These days out there together are priceless. Many of lifes lessons can be tought if you reconize the opertunity when it shows itself. She is just the right age to be held close to her dad. So many distractions out there this day and age to behold. I'm almost eighty and my son is over fifty and we have the time of out life everytime we go out which is often. Keep up the good work but don't push too hard. :thumbsupanim

    Old Tom

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  6. Tom, does he have a smartphone? There's an app called Find My Car which is simple to use. It has basically 2 buttons -- one to mark the spot, and one to find your way back to it. You can set different points, i.e. car, nugget patch 1, etc.

    Jean, my cellphone isn't very smart at any time and either am I for getting lost yesterday. As far back in as Tom and I go there is no service at all. Walkie Talkie was the way we finally communicated after I climbed the higest hill around. I fired a couple of shots and he told me the direction to travel and we met. I've been a woodsman since childhood but I can't rely on things I used to in the past to get me out of some situations. Age is a factor and I'll have to start embracing some things that I have been putting off. Glad I wasn't dragging a 200 pound deer out, the detector and related stuff was cumbersom enough to carry along.

    Old Tom


  7. Yeah, that was a pretty big cooler on the quad. I went to bed and a little later I hear all this laughing and disturbance pass my RV. I looked out and there is Adam and Eve zig zaging down the path in the moonlight on the quad riding side saddle peering around the huge cooler. I don't think we could have had a better time if we tried any harder. Weather was perfect, and the folks were outstanding.

    Old Tom


  8. I might be a little slow in getting these posted but you have to give me time to recover from this outing. We really did have a ball this year and the food was outstanding. A lot of times side dishes are forgotten and they are an important part of the meal so thanks to all those that contributed to that extravaganza. Potato salid, corn bread, flour wraps, onions and celentro, mac and cheese, etc. It all helped bring it together.

    If the pics are a little fuzzy around the camp fire its because everyone was a little drunk and the lies and tall stories were flying around abundently, of course that was after the little ones went off to bed. Sarge was in rare form and I almost peed myself (or maybe I did) a couple of times. The kids had a ball too with their flying marshmellow missles, and the dogs also got so many snacks they thought they were in dog heaven.

    Barb came in Saturday night and was delighted with the crowd, they made her feel good and she smiled and laughed a little with us before she left for home. Patrick made a special cake for her but I didnt get a chance to get a picture before it was devored. May God bless her and you guys keep praying and think positive for Bill and family.

    Old Tom

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  9. Dizz, I think that you are right on in your analysis of the GB2 and Pro. I use the GBP and follow up behind my son who uses the Mine Lab 5000. He locates and I dig, but you don't want to get too close as they both interfere with one another. Many of the digs I will have to scrape a bit off the target before I will get a good signal. Once in the hole the pro is a real pro but I wonder just how many good targets I have passed up.

    Another thing about the GBP is the drainage on the one 9v battery. It goes real fast and I find that only the top half of the battery is really good for signals. The bottom half gets fuzzy and acts like before you balance it. The display screen draws a lot of juice but it helps in mineralized areas. I also have the GB2 but mostly use the Pro, its easier for me. Good luck on your choice.

    Old Tom


  10. Good nugget shooting is a lot like good sex. When you are really into it, i.e., focussed, then nothing else comes to mind and it is pure enjoyment -- an end in itself. But when distracting, unrelated thoughts begin to intrude, then forcing yourself to continue morphs into a mere means to an end, i.e., it becomes work and the fun part goes away.

    Amen.

    Old Tom


  11. Oh he'll figure it out, he always does. I don't know if you fellas know that his hobby is repairing F-16s at Luke Air Base. He is a first class mechanic, I tought him all he knows. (Ha ha ha.) I offered to use my Ford PU this weekend but he just has to get that mule fixed. He just can't rest with a broken machine. I'll go over and help him by washing parts for him, that makes it go a little faster. Used to be the other way around some years ago.

    Old Tom

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  12. How good of a shot are you? You had better be off quite a ways when you attempt to do that. The shrapnel from that bugger flys a good distance and tears the body up pretty badly. Looks like a tank round to me and it's better to let a sleeping dog lie, but it should be reported and the military will despose of it properly least someone else runs accross it.

    Old Tom

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  13. You opened yourself up for a few good ones but I'll try and be nice and respond tactfully. LSD stands for 'Little Santa Dimingo' wash. It emptys out not far from where Bill lives in Morristown. It's pretty hard to score there as it has been pounded very hard in the past. The old pros still manage to get a few now and then with some good equipment. If we ever get another hundred year flood Bill might passing us by floating down the Hasayampa river he lives so close.

    Old Tom

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