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Home from WOS - - - Finally!

To: W S Potter <>,
Subject: Home from WOS - - - Finally!
From: Dick J <>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 07:15:27 -0700 (PDT)
Well, the East Texas clan is finally home from WOS.  What a fantastic trip.  In 
all my life I have never actually taken a full two weeks vacation.  I've always 
nickel and dimed my vacation away a day at a time stretching holiday weekends, 
etc. But for realizing my fifty year old dream of driving on the Bonneville 
Salt Flats, I figured I'd take the big one!
Four thousand miles, nine national parks, five state parks, sixteen thousand 
foot mountains, a thousand foot deep cavern, and aliens at Roswell, New Mexico 
and we are finally home. Without a doubt though, the crown jewel of this trip 
was Wendover and the Bonneville Salt Flats.  I made a couple of trips down the 
salt, then sold my Camaro to Dick Spencer and his family, and I became a 
spectator with an even bigger dream for the rest of the weekend.  
On the way through Dallas, we stopped off to see Bill "Sparky" Smith and Miss 
Linda.  Sparky was in the process of cleaning out part of his back yard and 
shop, and I couldn't help but volunteer to help a little.  Now what was an 
empty trailer all the way from Wendover to Dallas sits out in my front yard 
neatly filled with an aluminum airplane fuel tank.  hee hee hee  Gee, wonder 
what THAT could possibly be used for?  John Beckett, now you know why I was 
asking somany questions about your new frame.  Sorry if I was bugging you too 
much when you were busy - - - but you know how it is.  
I can truly say that this has been the greatest trip I've ever taken in my 
life.  Meeting people I only knew through cyber space - - seeing some of my old 
friends from Maxton - - meeting people I've only ever read about in magazines 
and finding out that they were all great people.  What a trip.  We are already 
planning on next year's trip.
Thanks to all of you (and you know who you are) who helped me realize this 
dream.  I'll see you all next year if not sooner.
Dick J in East Texas

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