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ortwin

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Holiday greetings from ....
« on: July 24, 2022, 12:40:05 PM »

... Austria


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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2022, 06:19:10 PM »

Nice! Enjoy your vacation!

Do you want to enter that photo on this year's photo contest?
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2022, 04:54:22 PM »

... Italy



The password for the wifi here really is: topcamping



Oh, by the way: this is my post number 1000 in this forum after almost exactly one and a half years of joining.
Thank you all for contributing to this fun part of my life.
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2022, 05:53:39 PM »

Welcome to the Hyperhero forum membership! I'm very glad that you found us!

Nice photo of the (Spintastics Sidewinder) top by the lake.
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2022, 06:15:48 PM »

Beautiful shot! What mountain?

We just made a parting pilgrimage to Rocky Mountain National Park, but alas, no top photos. Though not as high as the highest parts of the Alps, the Colorado Rockies have the highest sustained elevation, not just in the Rockies, but on the entire North American plate, including Alaska!

We'll miss having these mighty mountains nearby.
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2022, 01:43:37 AM »

Yesterday we crossed over from Austria into Italy. The region is called "Trentino".  It is more about the lake here and swimming and such. The Alps are still around us, but "only" in the 2000 meter range.
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2022, 03:10:54 AM »

From south corsica

Encounter with local fauna




Salute a tutti


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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2022, 10:10:17 AM »

The skinny Corsican pig looks very cute, almost like a dog. But I looked up Corsican pig to see if they were wild and found out that they can be dangerous:

Couple attacked in Corsica by wild pigs: their dog devoured
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2022, 04:57:15 PM »

.... Italy! Again, or rather still, lake 'Lago di Levico'.



One of those baldufas made by Can Cels (they swim!).
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2022, 06:21:47 PM »

Pretty cool picture!  8)
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2022, 03:10:30 PM »

.... Bella Italia!
Italy is such a TOP country!
It has some of the best in so many categories:
- bearing tip tops (strummol8)
- endurance tops (Iacopo)
- artistic tops (Iacopo)
- spin top festivals (Cremona)
- collectors (?)
-all round TOP persons (Rocco)
- ....


And my son made another discovery in the store when we sent him to get us buns and croissants for breakfast:
He  brought us "spinner battle" tops for my wife and me. 20 cents a piece. The winner of the battle got to eat them both, they are made from chewing gum.
Hey, COLLECTORS do you have something like that already??

 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-jzT5IGZOQ
Top gum


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTyAfTDbWZ4


I suggested to Rocco to try to boomerang one of those to his tongue instead of to his hat. ;D
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2022, 04:35:46 PM »

Edible battling tops? That has to be a first! If only we had those in the states….  8)
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2022, 05:49:14 PM »

Some DIY hors d'oeuvre battle tops with edible rotors centered on toothpicks:
o Stiff slice of round, firm veggie, fruit, or processed meat -- dry salami, chorizo, new (red) potato, beet, turnip, etc.
o Licorice wheel
o Chocolate pastille

Giving the winner both to eat is pure genius. Unless you use a spicy or nasty-tasting rotor -- in which case, the loser eats both.
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2022, 01:02:09 AM »

Salut ortwin

Great find !!
Could you please buy a couple for me ?🤓 thanx in advance

Cheers !

Jim
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Re: Holiday greetings from ....
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2022, 04:25:22 AM »

More kites in the air

In corsica we lack water but not wind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tts4BS7wTkk


Jim
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