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  1. HanChewie Jedi Master

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    Chrissy says, no problem, anytime..... no really, anytime, I really love cooking a lot lol.
  2. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Be on the lookout folks, as there's a new banner a coming across our boards very soon, as well as new titles for those who have them, including yours truly...MMMWAHAHAHAHAHA! <----I learned that from Nikol :D
  3. jedi_onasi Jedi Master

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    I see it! Kooooooooooool! :D
    Yay for new titles!!!! I'm official! [face_dancing]
    Can't wait for Dland. I am making you go on Tower of Terror.
    MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA! [face_skull]

  4. HanChewie Jedi Master

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    Thank you so much for the new title. Looks great.
  5. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Did Ronnie see his yet?[face_laugh]
  6. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Here's me making friends...those of you in this group long enough should remember where and when this was. First person to guess where gets a prize!:D



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  7. AboutaSith Jedi Grand Master

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    Nightmare Before Christmas 3D in Hollywood.

    I win! I win!
  8. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Why Yes Indeed...You Win and Yes you're correct! Great memory Stuart! Your prize awaits you at the next event we happen to see your happy face at! Steve from Canada took this as well as many other great pics that day. =D= :D
  9. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    I've been meaning to post some pics from an adventure the Wifey and I went on a couple weekends ago. It was our 10 year wedding anniversary (18 yrs total) and we wanted to do something that was out of the ordinary.

    Now we've been traveling for quite some time now and always look for new things to do when we're on vacation to make it different and fun. Well over the past year we decided to step it up a notch and not only do things that are right here in our back yard (So Cal), but also do things that would challenge us as well as be true life experiences that we would never forget as what it took to accomplish.

    So as I was saying, a couple weeks ago we did one of those life changing WOW moments we would never forget. I would recommend if you're looking for something to really push the limits of what you're truly capable of doing, then I suggest what we did.

    I've got close to 500 pics from this day but here's just a few of the highlights. The wifey and I climbed to the top of Mt. Baldy at an elevation of 10,064 ft. This is the highest mountain point in So Cal. It was a 12 hour 11.3 mile roundtrip loop trail. We went with some great friends Mike + Aubrie, as they took us up on our challenge. Enjoy the pics...



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    Here's a teaser pic from the top...7 hours to complete


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    Checking our map and route before the hike


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    At the beginning of our hike


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    Half a mile into the easy part of the hike is San Antonio falls at 80 ft


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    Now the fun really starts and doesn't let up from there


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    Our goal Mt Baldy. If you look, you'll see the green Ski Hut above the tree line to the right, that's 2 miles and the half way point


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    Taking a break


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    Just about there...2 miles into our hike


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    Yea...we made the first half of the trek up, now it get's REALLY brutal as you'll see


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    On our way as we cross the top part of a creek that turns into a waterfall


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    Taking a photo op in the boulder graveyard


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    Mike and I looking at what awaits us


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    Sheila and I...WAHOOOOO


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    Mike and I climbing a super fun part


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    Wifey and I with the top in sight, so we thought...


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    Almost there


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    Half a mile to go...at this point we were literally taking 10-15 steps between breaks, we're in the clouds almost


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    WE MADE IT! Thats the Cajon Pass and High desert behind Sheila


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  10. LordMarduk Jedi Grand Master

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    way to go mike and sheila
  11. AboutaSith Jedi Grand Master

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    Nice hike Mike!

    You'll need these to refuel!

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    Yum Yum!
  12. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Those are awesome...I love it! Yummy Yummy indeed!
  13. HanChewie Jedi Master

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    What great pics, Mike and Shelia. Just saw these today, and now I understand what Bill was saying about your legs being sore. So cool was that trip. Good job you two.
  14. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Here's a few teaser pics from the wifey and I on our latest adventure. I'll post more in a day or so...but for now, here you go:)


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    Middle of the desert


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    I found Sheila under the ground


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    Rattle snake
  15. AboutaSith Jedi Grand Master

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    Verizon are coming out with a special R2-D2 Droid Phone soon. Details to be posted here
  16. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Went to Team Leader Training at the Disneyland Hotel for the Disneyland Marathon on Sept 5th. The wifey and I are in charge of 80+ people for the first watering station on the route. The bad news...we gotta be there at 3:45AM to set up. The good news...is that we're the first watering spot so we'll be done by 8:00AM!

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    Our Training room

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    When we were done

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    Goofy checking out Sheila

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    I was actually leaning over the outside fire escape on the top floor at the Paradise Pier Hotel to get this shot

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    They're remodeling all the rooms at the disneyland Hotel. You'll notice they've taken off the open window balcony and enclosed the rooms all together making it actually bigger
  18. jedi_onasi Jedi Master

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    So Ronnie and I took Mike and Sheila to Vasquez Rocks, which is just a hop, skip and a jump away from where we live. It has a looooong film history and it's always fun to climb the rocks. And watch other people climb the rocks. [face_devil]
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    Check out this article which lists a few of the TV shows and movies that have been filmed there.
    Vasquez Rocks Article

    I'm sure Mike will post pictures later. :D
  19. AboutaSith Jedi Grand Master

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    Awesome! Directions please!
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  21. hanchewie74 Jedi Padawan

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    Looks like you had a fun time. Yeah, I did my icon different now.
  22. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Sorry it took a little longer than normal to get these up here but here you all go! Sheila and I had an awesome time with Ronnie and Nikol and can't wait to go back and do some trails and other rocks as well. Anyways, here's some great shots from our trip to Vasquez Rocks.



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    some of the films they've shot here

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    Awesome

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    Getting ready to start the climb...wahoo!

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    Halfway looking up

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    Looking back down

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    There goes Ronnie. This was the hard and a little scary part. We were about 80% up at this point. The ladies didn't go to the top

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    Here I go...wahooo!

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    Top of the world

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    Ronnie the scout from above

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    View from the top looking down at Sheila and Nikol. They're at the bottom of the rocks in the middle

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    That's Ronnie and I at the top, waviing

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    Ronnie being, well...Ronnie ofcourse. Make sure to ask him about the last pic

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    The ladies


    Here's the link to all the great pics, there's 72 of them: http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/ieffphotoalbum/2010-Fun-Things-We-Do/Vasquez-Rocks-8-10/
  23. hanchewie74 Jedi Padawan

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    Looks like you all had a good time. Just letting everyone know, Happy Labor Day!
  24. han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda

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    Just wanted to update everyone that we're going on vacation from sept 12th - the 26th. Going to Oregon, Montana, Utah. I'll check the boards and post when I can. Feel free to PM or call me if you need anything.:)
  25. hanchewie74 Jedi Padawan

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    Have a fantastic and fun vacation. Be careful and try not to take out any deers[face_laugh]. Talk later.
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