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post #31 of 51
YEAAaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #32 of 51
I'm making no promises, just thinking about pre-christmas snow fix...

post #33 of 51
Thread Starter 
East Coast, Fox....think about it. How many people can actually say they travelled across the pond to ski VERMONT?????

Dang, I spelled VERMONT wrong and had to edit. EEK! J....quiet!

[ June 27, 2003, 05:24 PM: Message edited by: Bonni ]
post #34 of 51
Fox, if you come to the great state of Vermont, please consider your beer bought, and I will will bring some of that Fischer Biere D'Alsace Amber Tradition we've discussed in addition to anything else you make wish to sample. Vermont has its share of more than adequate microbeweries - perhaps a tour of one or two? Let me know. Come for several days before December 13-14 and we'll do it, and maybe even sample some Vermont ski areas.
post #35 of 51
Best wishes to Bonni and Jeff! Yay!

(I've been off the board since my ski season wrapped up in April, but was just pulled here by the ESA 2 note.)

post #36 of 51
MANY congratulations to both of you! That is *so* cool.

Bonni, I'm going to miss having an Iowan to hear from. I guess now we'll both be ex-Iowegians.

post #37 of 51
Thread Starter 
Thank you Bob.....

Here's an update on Iowa:

Today, HOT and humid.
Tomorrow, HOT and humid.
Friday, HOT, humid, and thundershowers.
Saturday, ditto.

Carry this out until September!
You're not missing much!

(edited for spelling...Man!!!)

[ July 02, 2003, 05:51 PM: Message edited by: Bonni ]
post #38 of 51
Bonni - my favorite Iowa event is coming soon... RAGBRAI! This year it is going through my uncle's home town, New Market. I wish I was there. It's always hot and humid for RAGBRAI.
post #39 of 51
Thread Starter 
I always thought RAGBRAI was silly. Ride your bicycle across Iowa in high summer. How crazy is that?

One of my coworkers is doing it this year. We're fitting him with a 5 gallon Camelbak. I wish him lots of luck! Have you ever done it, epic?
post #40 of 51
I did it twice, once as a week long date with my wife. Both times it went right past my drandmother's house, and once past my uncle's. Nothing like riding 100 miles into a headwind on a 100 degree day. I also didn't know it could be foggy on a 95 degree day until I did RAGBRAI, talk about hot! I remember doinf the century loop around a lake near Pella (I think) on one of those days, I emptied 3 70 oz. Camelbacks, 6 20-something oz. waterbottles, and then at dinner, the pitchers of water just kept vanishing! I think it makes all the food taste better to ride that much.

Also, where else but Iowa do people have porkchops for breakfast before a day long bike ride.
post #41 of 51
Thread Starter 
Pork chops and applesauce.

It's as hotter here today than it was in the Outback when I was there in January 1985. Iowa has horrid weather, but it makes things grow, and I know the rest of the world likes pork, quality beef, Quaker Oatmeal, Captain Crunch, corn syrup, and all the other things we produce out of here.

It takes a special kind of person to ride in RAGBRAI, and I hope we meet on the hill this year! :
post #42 of 51
For Bonni & Jeff (see what happens when I find my poetry & books Bonni)

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses you tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant.
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.

But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace & love’s pleasure,
Then it would be better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep but not all of your tears.

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.

When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God.”
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:

To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.

To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.

To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ectasy;

To return home at eventide with gratitude;

And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

post #43 of 51
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Dis! I'm very much moved.

We put an offer on a house just tonight after INTENSE looking for over 2 months. It's a beauty...it will have not a stitch of flooring in it, will need paint inside and out, and a ton of work.

It's a huge diamond in the rough, and we're itching to make a thing of beauty from a shell. If our offer is accepted, and we actually buy this, I'll start a website for the progress.

We can't WAIT!

PS. Vermont rocks way hard. I went cruising in a cemetary the other day, just a small thing on a country road (they are ALL country roads!), and I saw a stone for a woman who died in 1777. All of the "s" letters were "f"s. Sleeping was spelled fleeping. There was a poem on the stone, still legible. It's not Britain and it's enormous history, but it's amazing that things from that long ago still stand in little patches of land scattered here and there. :
post #44 of 51
OK keep us posted
post #45 of 51
Thread Starter 
Disski....offer accepted, 9:30 pm, and we take possession October 15.


PM me with your home email and I'll send you pictures! (that goes for anyone!)
post #46 of 51
Look! You can get engaged during RAGBRAI

post #47 of 51
...and celebrate during the ride!

post #48 of 51
Originally posted by Bonni:
Disski....offer accepted, 9:30 pm, and we take possession October 15.


PM me with your home email and I'll send you pictures! (that goes for anyone!)
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Have fun, yunz lucky dogs!
post #49 of 51
In the spirit of "better late than never"...

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Many happy turns!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #50 of 51
Congrats Bonni and skier_j [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] Hope you 2 will make it to the Gathering.
post #51 of 51
Thread Starter 
Thanks Bob and Slider....nah, no Gathering at the Hole for us, but you could see us at ESA and at Snowbasin after that. :
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