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Larry D.

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Re: Big Cardboard Tops part Due
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2011, 12:24:57 PM »

Welcome back Dick! :)

Adventure and persistence! What a Great combination!

I can't wait to read more and see the photos!  8)
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Re: Big Cardboard Tops part Due
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2011, 01:33:31 PM »

Very cool adventure Dick, thanks for posting it!
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Big Cardboard Tops part Due
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2011, 03:21:17 PM »

Wow, I cannot believe you saw Alan's tops in Italy!  That is amazing.

I love the story.  Thanks for the recap.  You are one very persistant guy!
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Re: Big Cardboard Tops part Due
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2011, 10:25:12 PM »

That is wonderful, Dick! I am very glad at least one member of the forum saw the tops in person.
I confess I underestimated you: I thought once in the cruise you would forget everything about the top spinning world! It you tow Bev or did she do her own thing?
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Re: Big Cardboard Tops part Due
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2011, 05:52:22 PM »

very cool report , dick !

you're a genuine globe-topper : this quest in Italy plus the Barcelona demo !
you have flair   ;)

thanx for sharing


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Spinningray

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Re: Big Cardboard Tops part Due
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2011, 10:28:31 AM »

I'm glad you were persistent Dick and got to see them in person. That is very cool. Thanks for the story. Enjoy the remainder of your trip.

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Dick Stohr

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Re: Big Cardboard Tops part Due
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2011, 06:01:32 PM »

I finally got the trip pictures out of the camera.  Here are two to show I really was there.
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Re: Big Cardboard Tops part Due
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2011, 11:27:15 PM »

After all our discussions about this giant tops and knowing where they are and how hard it is to get there..............these are truly amazing pictures!  Thanks for sharing them, Dick!!!
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Re: Big Cardboard Tops part Due
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2011, 12:05:21 AM »

Great you got there to make it real for us!

But, you should have tried a BIG scoop!  ;D
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Re: Big Cardboard Tops part Due
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2011, 01:26:06 PM »

Thanks for posting the photos Dick. It does make it feel more real. I'm glad you got to see them.
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