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BS: Miccas Great Adventure

14 Jul 08 - 04:14 PM (#2388884)
Subject: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

I know this a sort of Son of "Wheres Micca? or as Ranger1 has put it "the Travelocity gnome is on the move again"

Well, I have got my online boarding pass printed out and in less than 24 hours I am off on The Great Adventure, I am flying out from Heathrow (Terminal 4!!!! whew, thank heavens not 5) and will report in and post pics as I may along the way, on a journey that is going to be 3 major stages and some minor ones and be about 20,000 miles long and include visiting a number of mudcatters, some I've met before and some I haven't!! watch this space for another thrilling episode.


14 Jul 08 - 04:17 PM (#2388888)
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From: Stilly River Sage

Looking forward to reports of your travels!


14 Jul 08 - 04:21 PM (#2388893)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: MMario

and the new commercials. Oh wait,Micca's not *really* the travelocity gnome....is he?


14 Jul 08 - 04:23 PM (#2388900)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Can't wait!


14 Jul 08 - 04:25 PM (#2388902)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Amos

Does this mean you'll be working with William Shatner to get good hotel rates?

Anyway, Micca, where are your travels taking you? I have missed the backstory.


A


14 Jul 08 - 04:35 PM (#2388915)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Plumping the pillows and trying to keep Alice calm. Maine awaits!
SINS


14 Jul 08 - 05:10 PM (#2388966)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: bfdk

Pink pillows, Sins? ;o))


14 Jul 08 - 05:12 PM (#2388974)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Pistachio

Enjoy your epic journey Micca. Looking forward to seeing pics and reading an account of your travels.

Hazel in sunny Yorkshire!


14 Jul 08 - 06:01 PM (#2389049)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

Can't wait!


14 Jul 08 - 06:11 PM (#2389053)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: John J

Come on Micca, spill the beans - tell us where you're going!

John


14 Jul 08 - 08:19 PM (#2389168)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Charley Noble

Well, I understand the world is somewhat spherical. East becomes West and North becomes South. But it would be nice if Micca would share his itinerary or at least his trajectory.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


14 Jul 08 - 08:21 PM (#2389172)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

All's I know is that he-n-me are going to try to meet for the one day we'll both be in New Hampshire, which is, I believe 1 Aug. The next day I go off to Pinewoods Camp, and I believe he'll be off West by the end of that week.


14 Jul 08 - 09:24 PM (#2389202)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,Dani

Any American South?!

Dani


14 Jul 08 - 09:30 PM (#2389205)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jimmyt

If you see dani, you NEED to stop in Georgia!   jimmyt


14 Jul 08 - 09:45 PM (#2389211)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Dani,
Micca will be back for the getaway. If you miss him this trip, catch him there...by the hem of his kilt if you can manage it.
SINS


14 Jul 08 - 10:39 PM (#2389234)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: TRUBRIT

Look at the Travelocity Gnome -- look at Micca - I rest my case!!!

Micca - the sleeping bag you left in my trunk is still with us....happy to return it to you or to Sins or wherever - let me know......


14 Jul 08 - 10:44 PM (#2389236)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Joe Offer

And if you get near California, Micca, do drop in...


14 Jul 08 - 11:45 PM (#2389262)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

He is touring the wine country of Western Colorado, for one, with me as his chauffeur!**bg**


15 Jul 08 - 12:01 AM (#2389272)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: artbrooks

Bugger better get down here if he knows what's good for him...


15 Jul 08 - 12:53 AM (#2389290)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: KT

YAHOO! Another Micca adventure!


15 Jul 08 - 08:04 AM (#2389483)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

I am at Heathrow,after an uneventful journey from home, checked in and going to have lunch!!! then 15.05 flight to Seattle and connecting to Juneau, Alaska!!! where I will arrive this evning local time (about 05.00 my time)looking forward to Mudcatters and Alaska!!


"its not much fun being a Gnome" Hee hee, oh yes it is!!!


15 Jul 08 - 08:23 AM (#2389497)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work

It's those four little words Micca....





























SALT WATER TAFFY please!!!

LTS


15 Jul 08 - 08:45 AM (#2389510)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Silly man was up at 2AM UK time - he wanted to be able to sleep on the plane. Has Homeland Security been warned?


15 Jul 08 - 09:44 AM (#2389563)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: artbrooks

He's off!!


15 Jul 08 - 10:01 AM (#2389571)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work

Nah, he always smells like that!

LTS


15 Jul 08 - 10:27 AM (#2389589)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Emma B

Happy landings


15 Jul 08 - 11:05 AM (#2389627)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Hmmmmmm. Can we trust them with our Micca????
http://juneauempire.com/stories/071508/loc_304177800.shtml

I certainly don't want him showing up at my house with a suitcase full of scat.


15 Jul 08 - 11:14 AM (#2389644)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: KT

LOL Sinsull! We might be able to get some pre-packaged in the gift shops so it won't be any trouble at all!


15 Jul 08 - 12:12 PM (#2389711)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Morticia

Actually, I spect bear poo would be very good for my garden, so if you can find a way to get it back through customs........of course, llama poo is probably just as good.


15 Jul 08 - 12:37 PM (#2389743)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

That's very funny - and I'm glada that their insurance covers the damage. Ann Boochever, by the way, is an aunt of Olympic silver medalist in skiing Hilary Lindh, several years back, also a local person.

Moose droppings around these parts, Morticia, are more popular than bear scat. You will find them in the shops, laminated, glued onto swizzle sticks, or packaged prettily in chocolate boxes or presented in a number of other ways. (Moose droppings resemble huge rabbit droppings, although they are piled like cowpies.)


15 Jul 08 - 12:39 PM (#2389747)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: catspaw49

How 'bout that? I guess all the wild bears DON'T shit in the woods...................

Spaw


15 Jul 08 - 01:02 PM (#2389771)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Ebbie and Morticia,
You are worse than a pair of eight year old boys. And the first one to toss a road apple into a martini will get a whoopin'.
Put that swizzle stick away, Ebbie, and help Liz get out of the loo. Your little chat inspired her.

SIGH

I'll take a JD on the rocks, no poop.


15 Jul 08 - 01:37 PM (#2389819)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Becca72

Note to self: need to make a trip to the Kittery Trading Post for a pair of moose shite earrings for Sins for christmas...


15 Jul 08 - 01:50 PM (#2389835)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Mrrzy

Coming to Charlottesville, VA, or anywhere nearby?


15 Jul 08 - 02:05 PM (#2389854)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Les from Hull

Have a great time, and we're looking forward to all the stories when we get a chance to meet up again.


15 Jul 08 - 02:31 PM (#2389895)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

The loo? I thought I was back in the Tavern...uhoh. The meds may need attention.


15 Jul 08 - 03:05 PM (#2389948)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Liz the Squeak

Please, it's bad enough being stuck in the loo in one thread... don't entangle me in this one too!

LTS


15 Jul 08 - 04:02 PM (#2390024)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: My guru always said

Am sure that the Wanton Traveller will arrive safely, just make sure he passes on all the Hugs sent across the pond correctly labelled!


15 Jul 08 - 06:18 PM (#2390174)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

"You are worse than a pair of eight year old boys. And the first one to toss a road apple into a martini will get a whoopin'.
Put that swizzle stick away, Ebbie, and help Liz get out of the loo. Your little chat inspired her." Sinsull

Me? You're the one drawing the dirty pictures. :)\

If'n y'all don't want moose droppings, what do you want? Micca may be traveling heavy.


15 Jul 08 - 06:22 PM (#2390181)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Stilly River Sage

If he has to make any stops or transfer planes at Dallas/Fort Worth, please let me know. With our security system here I won't be able to get in and he won't want to come out, but maybe they have bullet-proof glass and a two way phone system like in prisons. :)

SRS


15 Jul 08 - 07:15 PM (#2390214)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

*g* I visited my husband's brother one time- and that's kind of the way it was, Stilly. And that was just a jail,not a prison. I don't know what kind of glass it was. I do know it wasn't nice.


16 Jul 08 - 04:07 AM (#2390391)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,MiccaI

I am here in Juneau after several adventures and have seen my first Glacier!!! (well my first for 20 years close up) and am sitting in KTs drinking tea and trying to convince my body that it is Not 9am on Wednesday but I am , I still dont like Homeland Security (mutter,mutter,)More later


16 Jul 08 - 06:28 AM (#2390442)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Morticia

Whacha whining about, they let you in, didn't they? That means I lose my bet...damn.


16 Jul 08 - 06:57 AM (#2390459)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,Dani

I am SO jealous.

I don't usually whine, but here goes:

........wanna be in Alaska with Micca and KT and Ebbie et al

:(

no FAIR!

(Stomp thrown in for good measure)

I DO plan to be at the Getaway, but won't be pulling anyone's kilt, so go ahead and wear 'em guys, don't be scared.

Dani


16 Jul 08 - 07:50 AM (#2390482)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Tinker

I want to whine too.....

Dani, do you think if we stomp around enough we can have our way ???


16 Jul 08 - 09:43 AM (#2390564)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

Waal, now. Just come on!

Micca's plane was on time and his luggage was the second item on the - whatta ya call it - Juneau's gonna treat him right!

It is such fun to have him here. And his wishes are easily met- we hve lots of bears this year.


16 Jul 08 - 09:43 AM (#2390565)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,Dani

Well, it's never really worked for me Tinker, which is why I rarely do it, but sometimes the urge overtakes me : )

Wish I could saddle up, pick you up on the way, and intercept him up North!

Dani


16 Jul 08 - 09:56 AM (#2390572)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Bears! He wants bears up there, but here he requests a photo op with a rattlesnake!


16 Jul 08 - 10:22 AM (#2390592)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Becca72

I can't believe they won't let Boy George in but they said "ok" to Micca (eg)


16 Jul 08 - 10:30 AM (#2390596)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Tinker

Dani,I found a copy of the photo from our last road trip all draped over Kendall the other day.... Ahh (notice I have worded this as if it is and will be a recurring type of adventure...)

For now I live vicariously......

Ebbie, pass on a few hugs -- gee I even get to say from the southland ---

tink


16 Jul 08 - 11:20 AM (#2390625)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Try to take a picture of that incredible blue you see only in Alaska. That's all I want Ebbie.
Glad you're safely here, Micca.
M


16 Jul 08 - 04:33 PM (#2390920)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: KT

Yikes! I came home from work at lunchtime to see how he's doing, and he's GONE! I WARNED him about those bears!

It's wonderful to have him here, and we're only just getting started. Our biggest problem is going to be deciding what to do this time and what to leave for his NEXT adventure. Dani, Tinker, no need to be jealous - just come on up. He'll be here for a few more days!


We took some pics last night, Mary, but it ws after 10pm, - dusk, you kinow, so we'll take more when we go back in the brighter light.
KT


16 Jul 08 - 05:28 PM (#2390962)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

I'll settle for Northern Lights.

HMMMM How about an Alaskan Mudgather? WOW! A Song Circle on a glacier...


16 Jul 08 - 06:18 PM (#2390981)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Liz the Squeak

Morti - the bet still stands, they have to let him back in THIS country yet!

LTS


16 Jul 08 - 06:24 PM (#2390989)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

LOL - otherwise we have to keep him here??????


16 Jul 08 - 06:52 PM (#2391005)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Fortunately, the Big PINK M and assorted pink decorations are still in place in Micca's room.
SINS


16 Jul 08 - 07:44 PM (#2391025)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: catspaw49

I don't think the world is ready for this........I really don't. Micca flappin' around all over...............Does everyone have bail money for him available? Tell me he didn't take the damn kilt along.......................I just can't see this being good for anyone...............

Spaw


16 Jul 08 - 07:59 PM (#2391035)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Spaw, Yes I have my Kilt!!!!! and I am at Ebbies just now,( being attacked by her moggie archy) and very refreshed from a good nights sleep,and a Reuben sandwicjh for lunch.
KTs house has a KILLER view, if I can get a mains cable for my laptop I will put some pix on Flickr later. SINS even in the twilight you could see the glacier was BLUE!!!


16 Jul 08 - 09:13 PM (#2391059)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Sounds lovely!

Brand new kilt, even, Spaw!!


17 Jul 08 - 12:05 AM (#2391112)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: KT

Kilt? Kilt?!!!    This is a small town, now. I have to live here after he's gone.


17 Jul 08 - 03:36 AM (#2391169)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

here are the first few pix


17 Jul 08 - 03:45 AM (#2391173)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Morticia

Wow, that looks fantastic. You would think some people would have room for a small niece about their person when they go travelling, wouldn't you?


17 Jul 08 - 04:01 AM (#2391177)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work

Would you really want to be in the same suitcase as that sporran?

LTS


17 Jul 08 - 05:24 AM (#2391208)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: lady penelope

New kilt? What? Did the old one finally run away???


17 Jul 08 - 06:50 AM (#2391265)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work

I'm going to check our local cross-roads Lady P, looking for an unmarked, unquiet grave that looks like it could do with a stake through it.

LTS


17 Jul 08 - 08:07 AM (#2391303)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

Those photos were great! Here I am, at 8.00am, already getting to feel too hot and looking at that glacier cooled me down no end......


17 Jul 08 - 08:32 AM (#2391319)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

UHHHH Jacqui...I think the thought of Micca in his new kilt was supposed to warm us all up. You really know how to hurt a guy.


You and me both, Morticia, sporran and all. Alaska is so stunningly beautiful.
Maybe next year...


17 Jul 08 - 11:05 AM (#2391409)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Dave Earl

I have questions

1. How long is he on his travels for?

2. Is he going to be at Towersey?

3. When is he going tom buy me a pint?

Dave


17 Jul 08 - 11:09 AM (#2391415)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

I know he is due at Boston's Logan Airport on July 30th. The rest only Homeland Security knows.


17 Jul 08 - 01:59 PM (#2391578)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Beautiful pix! Wish that was what I see out MY living room window!*sigh*


17 Jul 08 - 02:02 PM (#2391584)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Tinker

Ahhh, I'll just have to take the serenity from a distance....


19 Jul 08 - 10:15 AM (#2392835)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

Micca tells us that we needn't have gone to the trouble of seeing to it that our weather resembles his homs's- it's weely, weely wet. Drippingly, cascadingly, sloshingly, astonishingly wet.


19 Jul 08 - 11:15 AM (#2392875)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Well, that's good. Tell him to soak it up while he can 'cause if it really, really dry and hot here! Don't want him to dry up and blow away. Oh, and please tell him, the package from up the Beaver crick has arrived.:-)


19 Jul 08 - 11:19 AM (#2392878)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

I gather he's anticipating a rattlesnake or two, kat. :)


19 Jul 08 - 11:38 AM (#2392894)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

He's on his own for one of them, Ebbie. In all of my born days, I've never laid eyes on one and hope to never start.:-) Maybe he should go to the desert on a horse with no name...sorry, couldn't resist! I can show him where they may show up!


19 Jul 08 - 01:44 PM (#2392969)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: KT

If you do see one, kat, please snag it for me. ASt Fiddle Tunes, one of the instructors, 90-something year old Earl Murphy, keeps rattlesnake rattles inside his fiddle. Syas it makes it sound better. I'll try anything!


19 Jul 08 - 02:13 PM (#2392980)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Stilly River Sage

Send him to Texas, we can find him a rattle snake and tarantula and a few other critters.

SRS


19 Jul 08 - 02:13 PM (#2392981)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

well, Hi Guys I have some new pix right here as you can see I am having a whale of a time, the Brewery (hardly a microbrewery at 30 bottles per second] was producing some VERY Nice stuff that is there Porter type in my hand and it was very smooth and dry!!


19 Jul 08 - 02:20 PM (#2392992)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: kendall

I've heard the expression, "Man about town" but, man, man about world? You are having way too much fun my friend!


19 Jul 08 - 04:41 PM (#2393066)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Tig

I've seen those Micca - where's the new ones?


19 Jul 08 - 09:56 PM (#2393211)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Is that a black leather jacket you're wearing, sailor?????


20 Jul 08 - 05:38 AM (#2393334)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Linda Kelly

your looking very well groomed for, well, you. Have you had the triannual haircut and dust down? Extremely jealous but couldn't wish an adventure on a more worthy recipient. Can you bring back rock with Alaska all the way through it?


20 Jul 08 - 05:59 AM (#2393339)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: breezy

Just caught up with you Micca, I didnt mean to frighten you out of London !!

I enjoyed the pix, twice, what a round head you have, or is that an overgrown white wig ?

Have a wonderful time

I'm turning green but will soon be better

guru was great last Thursday when she took me to the Dorking day Centre!

Journey well


20 Jul 08 - 11:22 AM (#2393464)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Sorcha

Micca, I sent you a PM. I don't have your new email address. Please to send? Mine is youknowwhatname @ netcommander.com

Thanks!


20 Jul 08 - 12:06 PM (#2393478)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Liz the Squeak

Better a dog house than a cat house!

(or does it not have the same meaning over there?)

LTS


20 Jul 08 - 01:31 PM (#2393526)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

Oh, it does, Liz. It does. :)


21 Jul 08 - 12:45 PM (#2394301)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

I have added new pix to the Adventure folder


21 Jul 08 - 01:28 PM (#2394344)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Dave Earl

Oi Micca is that proper snow in they pics.

It's July tha knaws on this side of t'pond

You are coming back aren't you?

Dave


21 Jul 08 - 01:49 PM (#2394370)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Fantastic pix, Micca! That salmon one looks like a painting!


22 Jul 08 - 11:34 PM (#2395646)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

So, I am in Denver in a very comfortable hotel. Bert(mudcat) met me at the airport off the plane fron Alaska after a Very early start and brought me here. Tomorrow is also a very early start,the Taxi is ordered for 6 am!!! I could see the Rocky mountains as we came into Denver, and I am looking forward to the train journey. What started out to be a quiet dinner with KT yesterday evening went down hill when a few of the friends I have made during this visit came over and we had a good sing together and much hilarity. there are pix and I will put them up when I can, I am amazed at the number and quality of the friends I am making and meeting on this trip, as the toast (Free Toast!!!) went round last night, "Friends!!!!"


23 Jul 08 - 12:08 AM (#2395665)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Stilly River Sage

Here is Micca's album again in case you don't want to scroll through the entire thread to find it.

Say, Micca, if you had strayed off the trail there with KT you'd have a story to tell. Did she clue you in to that charming plant "Devil's Club?"

SRS


23 Jul 08 - 01:37 AM (#2395682)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: KT

It sure is quiet around here.....Micca, the sun came out today! Really!       (didn't stick around long, mind you, but at least we know it's still up there somewhere!

Glad you had a good flight! love to all those dear folks on the next leg of your adventure.

SRS, no I didn't show him devil's club (Oplopanax horridus). Didn't think of it as we were too busy looking for the bears that left the calling cards! Devil's club, by the way, while a tad frightening to look at, has medicinal properties, and has been used for a long, long time by folks native to the region.

KT


23 Jul 08 - 01:43 AM (#2395684)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Haha...he is bringing the rain with him! We've had t-storms and short bursts of minute amts. of rain the past two nights and predicted for the next few nights...about as long as he will be here.:-) And, he's already noticed the heat, esp. after the 48 degree morning in Juneau!


23 Jul 08 - 08:38 AM (#2395882)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

KT - did Micca sing his Gladiator Song? It is a mandatory part of his appearances at the Press Room.
SINS


23 Jul 08 - 09:04 AM (#2395904)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Tinker

Sounds like an amazing ramble, even if a bit soggy.... Happy trails Kemosabe (sp?).....


23 Jul 08 - 09:31 AM (#2395919)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

I'm glad, glad, very, very glad...


23 Jul 08 - 10:00 AM (#2395934)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

So that's a Yes then?????


23 Jul 08 - 04:06 PM (#2396215)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Bert

Here he is in Denver nursing a Sam Adams.


23 Jul 08 - 04:15 PM (#2396225)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Bert

This is NOT Micca


23 Jul 08 - 05:52 PM (#2396298)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

LOL, Bert!

Arrgghhh!! I hate anticipation when it gets drawn out! Amtrak, I know it's never on schedule...supposed to have been here about right now; now scheduled to arrive at 510p...5 minutes ago it was 508p...half an hour ago it was 430p! I am going with a good book and just camp out til he gets here!


23 Jul 08 - 06:35 PM (#2396343)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,Dani

You beat me to the punch, Bert. I swear I had to rub my eyes several times to be sure when I saw this earlier today!

eeerrrry.

Dani


23 Jul 08 - 10:13 PM (#2396476)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Bert

Is he there yet?


23 Jul 08 - 11:03 PM (#2396502)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

Now that is one blissful Micca nursing that beer. What a great picture.

Speaking of pictures, Micca is toting a good sketch of himself done by a local artist. Maybe he can copy it and post it on the Cat?

(Micca, I don't know how to say this (sob. choke.) If you had stayed just one more day... You know how you wanted to see a bear and none came to haunt thee? Well, tonight Meggie and I ran into a bear. No, not literally. The bear ambled across the street and then back in front of us. Meggie raced down the sidewalk (pavement) after it while I shouted 'Stay on the sidewalk!' She did but she had a grand time.)


23 Jul 08 - 11:44 PM (#2396514)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Stilly River Sage

Devil's club, by the way, while a tad frightening to look at, has medicinal properties, and has been used for a long, long time by folks native to the region.

KT--I grew up in the Puget Sound area, north of Seattle. We have very healthy crops of the stuff in the understory, and I've had to let more than a few of the spines fester before they finally worked their way out of my hide.

Bert, it looks like Micca had a good visit--and the kids look great! Such sweeties!

Kat, we have an Amtrak station here in Fort Worth. If you'd just send him on down the line, we could use the rain. Looks like Hurricane Dolly isn't coming anywhere near us. (And you can remind him that my daughter Moonglow was his secret Santee one year, so there is a good reason to visit!)

SRS


24 Jul 08 - 12:06 AM (#2396518)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

A little aside here while we await the gentleman: Stilly, I found that Devils Club is handy for making one's way through the boggy stuff. You need boots, of course, but if you step on the devils club near its base it lies fairly flat and will displace your weight in preparation for your next step. Much easier to navigate than the wimpy but rebellious alder hells we have here.

Of course, if the Club swings at you and connects---! I remember one time when I worked at the house museum a park ranger stopped by and asked if I could get some spines out of his head. The problem was that the ranger's hair, while short, is very blond so the almost-transparent spines didn't show.   I didn't really help him at all.


24 Jul 08 - 12:19 AM (#2396522)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Well, Here I am in Grand Junction, Colorado,after an "interesting" journry!! the train was 55 mins late, and KT Guess what ? it is RAINING!! as we speak, I met alot of interesting folks on the train including a few who were interested/knowlegable about Folk Music, The journey through the Rockies was stunning and I will put some pix up as soon as I can sort them. I have finally met Kat and Rog after 10 years of waiting and planning, we had dinner together, more tomorrow, it is now 10.15 0n a day that started at 5am!!!


24 Jul 08 - 12:33 AM (#2396527)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Bert

"It is raining here also in Tokio"


24 Jul 08 - 12:40 AM (#2396528)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Well! Didn't take him long to get his laptop fired up. I only dropped him off about 30 minutes ago! What fun!! Finally, to meet the wonderful Micca...all I expected and more. What a lovely man/friend. Rog and I had a blast over dinner with him; the two of them killed a largish bottle of wine while the cats, dog and I drank water. Well, I had my chocolate rice milk, too. Oh, and the dog didn't even bark, Trystan offered his cathole for a lick or sniff, which Micca declined, and Kipling-shy cat even came out for a sashay round. More fun, tomorrow!


24 Jul 08 - 12:57 AM (#2396535)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Meant to start that out with:

I have met the Mighty Patterson!**bg**


24 Jul 08 - 01:35 AM (#2396545)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

I have added some of todays Rocky Mountains Pix to the set, I nearly forgot, I have to say a Big Thank you to KT and Ebbie (and the Bevelannes) for a wonderful visit to Alaska they made me fell both welcome and at home and cared for too, Thanks Ladies, The pix are safe at the moment,


24 Jul 08 - 03:14 AM (#2396568)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,KT not logged in

Oh thanks, Mary. I'm about to go to bed and now that song is stuck in my head.....AGAIN! Yes, he sang it, and got us all going, too!

Micca, you're quite welcome! It was a pleasure! (May I eat your left-over steak or would you like me to pack it up and have it waiting for you upon your arrival in Maine?)

Yesterday, the temp at the glacier was 39!! Summertime.....and the livin is easy......

Micca, don't forget to deliver those hugs to kat for me!

KT


24 Jul 08 - 03:20 AM (#2396574)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,KT not logged in

Hey Micca! What about the pics from the little camera?

Nice pics of your last couple of days. Maybe somewhere on this adventure you'll see a real loon! A live one!

KT


24 Jul 08 - 07:41 AM (#2396657)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Wait until they advertise that movie The Gladiator on TV at every break. Major earworm.

I too saw Micca, the Terrorist picture and did a double take.
Send him on to us unharmed, Miss Kitty.


24 Jul 08 - 08:41 AM (#2396679)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

Mind you, if he's travelling with the rain do we really want him here right now? It's chucking it down with thundery bits as well. Maybe he'll get it all out of his system before he hits the East Coast.


24 Jul 08 - 09:20 AM (#2396705)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

NO RAIN ON AUGUST 2!


24 Jul 08 - 03:31 PM (#2396983)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: TRUBRIT

Yahoo!!!!!!!!!


24 Jul 08 - 03:37 PM (#2396985)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Don't worry SINS I have found the guy that was doing the Rain Dances and I have kicked his Butt!!! I am here happily ensconced at kats computer and being attacked by her moggies, This morning I have met her brother and I saw Peaches and apricots "on the hoof" as it were, I had never seen them "in the wild" before, it is about 90 degrees outside but the a/c is keeping me comfortable. KT I have the pix of Monday night and will put them up when I can think of words to describe whats going on, especially the "swimming" ones.


24 Jul 08 - 06:24 PM (#2397152)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: ranger1

Micca, I can promise osprey chicks (well, osprey teenagers at this point) and if you come with us to meet Jay's dad, we'll go out in the boat and look for the many loons on Little Sebago.


24 Jul 08 - 09:29 PM (#2397252)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,kt not logged in

Micca, I'm thinking about the pictures of GOLD CREEK. Those are the ones I'm anxious to see.

90 degrees? sounds like heaven.


25 Jul 08 - 12:10 AM (#2397323)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

99 DEGREES and it is awful!! Had a wonderful day!!


25 Jul 08 - 12:21 AM (#2397331)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Stilly River Sage

We're headed back to 103 this weekend, if you want to cook him some more. It was a mild 95 today.

SRS


25 Jul 08 - 02:30 AM (#2397380)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: KT

That's more than double our current temp, kat!


25 Jul 08 - 03:53 AM (#2397400)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

I have added some more pix including some of the "farewell Alaska" party. Today I spent a lot of time just relaxing as it is very hot here,and visiting with Kat and her brother and her Grandson and some mogs.


26 Jul 08 - 11:58 AM (#2398325)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Just got back from a ride in a genuine 1914 Model T Ford!!! with the top down and the wind in such hair as I have There are pix of the car in my Adventure thread Here


26 Jul 08 - 06:41 PM (#2398492)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Well, well, seems Western Colorado has some passable wines! After visiting a few wineries...dear Micca has had a good snooze on the sofa. we're about to order pizza for a birthday party for my brother at which the grandson and daughter will also be. It is wonderful having Micca here!!**bg**


27 Jul 08 - 10:31 AM (#2398728)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Charley Noble

Happy trails!

Nice pixs!

Charley Noble


27 Jul 08 - 10:52 AM (#2398737)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Getting his lordship's room ready. Great pictures, Micca. Will you be conducting a Getaway workshop on dry land synchronized swimming?


28 Jul 08 - 01:28 AM (#2399186)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

Get him to teach it to you, Sinsull. It is very educational. Just because one does not have a swimmng pool doesn't mean one need be deprived.

(Actually it was hilarious.)


28 Jul 08 - 02:40 AM (#2399201)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,KT not logged in

I can see it now....the Saturday night performance of the Dry land Synchronized Swim Team- led by Sinsull & Micca. Who else is in? Jacqui? Mick? Surely Tinker and Dani & Janie would be game.....and of course, Bobert!


28 Jul 08 - 09:36 AM (#2399391)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Not I...I am on my best behavior this year.


28 Jul 08 - 09:38 AM (#2399394)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

Not I...I am on my best behavior this year

Now, how often have we heard that..........


28 Jul 08 - 09:43 AM (#2399398)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: catspaw49

"Not I...I am on my best behavior this year."......Sinsull

Nowadays I just spend most time just reading, but when I encounter such incredible bullshit as the above, I have to call it out! Now seriously Sins, have you ever been on anything resembling "best behavior?" I don't think you'd know it if it bit you in the ass!

Spaw


28 Jul 08 - 09:50 AM (#2399405)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Becca72

Just an aside here, but Kat...Kipling is a stunning kitty!


28 Jul 08 - 09:54 AM (#2399410)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

LOL Spaw - too bloody true!


28 Jul 08 - 11:40 AM (#2399473)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,KT not logged in

"Not I...I am on my best behavior this year."   ---

Whatever for? That's like laughing without snorting!

KT


28 Jul 08 - 07:49 PM (#2399920)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

It is kind of like being on a diet. I try very hard and succeed for two weeks at a time (sometimes) then...

So unless I am led astray by evil companions I will fit in nicely at this dry Christian camp...unless of course they toss a plastic covered hand full of spaghetti on my plate. Then all bets are off.

Spaw - you are overdue for a giftie from Maine. And I have winner here.


28 Jul 08 - 08:37 PM (#2399952)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: ranger1

Run, Spaw! I think I know what it is.


28 Jul 08 - 09:11 PM (#2399974)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Leadfingers

And NEVER think that SINS doesnt have your address - She will subvert some unsuspecting visitor to deliver - even across the pond !!


28 Jul 08 - 09:34 PM (#2399995)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: catspaw49

I have a change of address.........Send to:

Spaw
Inhabitant Regulator
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500

Spaw


28 Jul 08 - 09:38 PM (#2399996)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Just heard from Micca. He is in love with Alaska, colorado, the West, the East, and in his ever so subtle way - like a hyperactive two year old deprived of his meds. He is even in love with Miss Kitty's cat. Alice will be jealous.
SO he arrives some time Wednesday night in Maine. Hopefully to clean sheets and towels but I am promising nothing.
Spaw - I know where you live. heh heh heh...these things must be dome delllllicately.


28 Jul 08 - 11:39 PM (#2400047)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Tinker

Now SINSULL, I'm not sure, but I don't think this sounds particularly well behaved..... but it is a present, but it sounds like a threat.... Just beware spaw...


29 Jul 08 - 01:05 PM (#2400457)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Bekka, thank yew, from Kipling and me! He thinks he's quite stunning, too!

Micca should be boarding the train in about 30 minutes, off to denver and parts East. The train is even on time! I miss him already.:-)


30 Jul 08 - 01:07 AM (#2400982)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

I know what you mean, kat- his is a large presence. We're just going to have to make him do another round.


30 Jul 08 - 11:25 AM (#2401320)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Denver Colorado
The Train from Grand Junction (California Zephyr, SF to Chicago) was on time at EVERY stop on the trip and outside Denver at 19.10 for a 19.40 arrival!! then the Union Pacific Gits in Omaha decided to play silly buggers and we finally arrived at the platform at 20.25.45 minutes LATE!! as I was getting to the end of my "safe period" without food, it was a fr5antic dash to the hotel and a quick sprint to a local restaurant for food and meds, Kat the food wasn't as good as the Winery. So, here I am waiting to catch the shuttle bus to Denver Airport in about 45 mins for the flight to Boston and on to Maine, where, I understand, The Apocslypse will begin on Saturday!!! (or is that just the opening Band), Morty, your lFU wishes he could have fitted you in the luggage too, you would have enjoyed this sooooo much, as someone said in a PM(or post) I am having WAY too much fun, and all because Morty talked me into looking at this website in August 99, Still Sailor vie as the French say!! gotta go and pack
HLVB Micca


30 Jul 08 - 11:58 PM (#2401922)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Micca called and he is on a bus headed to Maine. Now if I can figure out which bus terminal...


30 Jul 08 - 11:59 PM (#2401925)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Here! He's here!
Fed and wined and I am ready for bed. Micca will play on the computer.
Nite


31 Jul 08 - 12:25 AM (#2401936)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

well, after a very full day of flying from Denver and arriving at Boston(Yecchhhh) and a fast coach I have arrived Chez Sinsull tired but intact (ish) and I was starving, the ONLY place within reach of the bus from Logan for its 15 mins at Boston South was, guess what, McDs and many of you know that I dislike them rather a lot.. so it was wait until Amatos in South Portland. So I am here at Sinsulls I will add more as things develope.


31 Jul 08 - 10:16 AM (#2402207)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Did you get the cottonwood cotton cleaned out of your system, Micca?**bg*


31 Jul 08 - 10:46 AM (#2402242)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Bat Goddess

Hey, Micca!

Believe it or not, I've actually got a COLORADO souvenir for you!

See you manana (or maybe even tomorrow).

Linn


31 Jul 08 - 10:54 AM (#2402251)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Charley Noble

Micca-

We must go down to Amato's again,
Down to Amato's sandwich shop...

A little rhyme my brother and I used to recite when we were looking forward to the annual trip to Portland, the big seaport city.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


31 Jul 08 - 12:36 PM (#2402358)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Micca is off with Jacqui after a Bacon Butty at Thornton's. He is very happy to be "home". Apparently KT, Ebbie and Roger and Miss Kitty took very good care of him as did a number of friendly strangers on buses, planes and trains.
Part III of the epic begins...


31 Jul 08 - 12:50 PM (#2402374)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

He's here with us, helping Kendall install the humungous big air conditioner that I found on sale at Circuit City while he was treating himself to photographic goodies. I'm staying well out of the way of the men at work right now. It's hot, the thing is going to be a very tight fit going in and I can already here the ripe language emanating from the kitchen.

We went to A C Moores to get Micca a couple of tee shirts and I think that he wants anther trip there, to check out the various art and crafts items they have.

I think the lad may be carrying on my daughters target of improving the economy of the USA single handed.


31 Jul 08 - 12:52 PM (#2402375)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

Oh gawd! this is getting really serious!

They've started swapping tall tales of the sea!

Time for me to head out for the thrift stores!


31 Jul 08 - 12:55 PM (#2402384)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Tinker

Thinking of you all with great longing.....


31 Jul 08 - 01:14 PM (#2402408)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Me. too!


31 Jul 08 - 02:21 PM (#2402459)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Leadfingers

Just dont mistreat the poor old bugger !


31 Jul 08 - 07:19 PM (#2402678)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

He is being very well looked after here, trust me!


31 Jul 08 - 08:15 PM (#2402709)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SussexCarole

Forget the thrift stores..just hea for the Christmas Tree Shop


31 Jul 08 - 09:53 PM (#2402769)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

Did that yesterday with Mary, Carole.


31 Jul 08 - 10:21 PM (#2402786)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Well. here I am in Maine, after a day of helping Kendall to install an air conditioning unit that had 1/16th of an Inch cleareance all round and involved MUCH profane language from the participants of kind best kept amongst old sailors, and a lunch with Jacqui that had an astonished staff of a Tim Hortons wondering why these two, apparently sober, Brits were laughing continuously for over an hour. you had to be there!!! and getting some photographic help!!! I have returned Chez Sinsull, after a very nice dinner eith Ranger1 and her bloke and Sins and am suitably fed and watered and have a glass of wine in my hand, all is well with the world, I hope to go to the Press Room, tomorrow, so anyone going from Portland, with a spare seat please let me know and I will cadge a lift, It is good to be back in Maine, few things are better in life than having the warmth of your friends around you, Viva La compagne!!!!


31 Jul 08 - 11:43 PM (#2402810)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,leeneia

Only 1/16 inch clearance all round? You should have switched to metric. That would have given you a good 3 mm or thereabouts.

I'm glad you are enjoying your trip.

Somebody mentioned friendly strangers. Friendly strangers are one of the things I like about my country. Today I was slowing for a stop sign when I sneezed. A young man shooting by on a bicycle called 'God bless you!' I laughed and said thanks.


31 Jul 08 - 11:57 PM (#2402812)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Stilly River Sage

I love that kind of a visit, where you actually become part of the household for a day or two, help with things, participate in normal activity. It sounds like Micca is one of the family in many families across the U.S.

SRS


31 Jul 08 - 11:59 PM (#2402814)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: catspaw49

I bet I know what Kendall used to measure the 1/16"...............

Spaw


01 Aug 08 - 02:46 AM (#2402856)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,KT not logged in

Guffaw!


Micca, Sally has had bears at her house three times since you left. Yesterday, a large sow was peering in at her through the open cellar door....asking the now very familiar question, "Where's Micca?"

Have fun, everyone, and please, hugs all around from me!

KT


01 Aug 08 - 06:38 AM (#2402927)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

KT when I saw the sign on the highway "Bear left" I did too!!
An example of the kind of lovely people I met on this trip. I was at Denver Union Station waiting for the (inevitably) late California Zephyr to Grand Junction Colorado and got talking to a lady and her daughter and husband(he was not travelling) they knew about Folk music and we had a nice chat,. The Lady was carrying some craft materials to pass time on the train. Eventually we boarded, they were seated elsewhere on the train. Some hours into the journey the lady sought me out at my seat and presented me with a beautifully hand stitched book made from hand made paper that she had made. Its things like that that really lift the spirit even if the spirit is already high!!! I feel everywhere I have been I have met with courtesy and kindness from both friends and strangers, from Alaska to Maine. From the homeland Security person who kept their sense of humour when the gate chimed for the 6th time I tried to pass due to the pair of carabieners on my belt loop, to the guy on the flight from Denver who had the tall and beautiful blonde he was chatting up switched for a scruffy(ish) Gnome!!! My sincere thanks to them all.


01 Aug 08 - 07:16 AM (#2402938)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Barry Finn

Hey Micca you're spiritual high will end abruptly if you mess with that apple pie Kendall's gonna have to share with me.
See you tonight at the Press Room, hopefully & we can dscuss it then. At this rate I'm sure we can overpower the guy in the black leather & the smooth brimmed hat.

Barry


01 Aug 08 - 07:23 AM (#2402941)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

At this rate I'm sure we can overpower the guy in the black leather & the smooth brimmed hat.

But then you would have to take on his groupies and that's not such an easy prospect!


01 Aug 08 - 08:15 AM (#2402969)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: maeve

Just to clear things up- Kendall gets a pie just for himself. Ain't nobody messing with Kendall's pie.

If Micca and Barry are sweet and kind they are cordially invited to have some of the second pie I hope to make for the potluck-at-large, should I have time away from repairing raccoon damage to make a second pie.

This is going to be fun. Welcome back, Micca.


01 Aug 08 - 09:13 AM (#2402998)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Big Mick

Pie???? There's pie involved in this venture?????? Why didn't anyone tell me there was cherry pie involved/?????? Here I have been sitting vicariously enjoying my friend's adventure, and all the while not aware that cherry pies were in play!!! People just ain't right...... I would have wandered out along the trail somewhere for some decent pie.

Don't let Finn have any, but make him watch you eat it, Captain.

***snerk***

Mick


01 Aug 08 - 10:16 AM (#2403049)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Mick, NOT cherry pie but APPLE, but not like my mother made, which, good and splendid as it was never approached the dizzy heights of the concoction of apple and pastry that maeve produced last Autumn when I got to try it.


01 Aug 08 - 11:05 AM (#2403079)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: maeve

"I'd have baked a cherry pie just for Mick. only Mick.
I'd have baked a cherry pie just for you, dear.
I'd have baked a cherry pie if I thought you would stop by-
But you won't, so this time it will be apple."


01 Aug 08 - 11:09 AM (#2403082)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Big Mick

***Roaring with laughter***


01 Aug 08 - 11:31 AM (#2403090)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: maeve

Good!

maeve


01 Aug 08 - 11:55 AM (#2403098)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: catspaw49

Maeve I have no doubt you are a pie baker extraordinaire but let me say to Mick, Barry, Kendall, Micca, et al.................

I'd barely get out of bed for one of them fruity pies. Pie by its very nature is about as unhealthy a thing as you can get. I mean they're filled with cholesterol, butterfats, lard, mountains of all sorts of sugars...........Christ on a crutch, the damn things are death baked in a pan! But we throw some half-assed fruit in them and tell ourselves they have some redeeming dietary value......they don't!

So let's just not kid ourselves (you can't kid your heart and arteries----I know this for a fact) and let's eat some really fine pies that throw all caution to the wind and all the friggin' fruit out for the birds to eat. I'd suggest a pie that will harden every blood vessel in your body, completely occlude the coronary arteries, add an additional 12 pounds of body fat, AND rot your teeth while you are eating it!!! No need to wait! Perhaps one of you Maine folks could crank out a few of these babies before Micca leaves..........

**********************************************************************

BUTTERMILK PIE

(makes 2 pies)

Make up two of your favorite recipe deep dish pie shells or but a couple of premade....your choice. Brown them a bit before adding the filling.

FILLING:
Ingredients:
5 Cups Granulated Sugar
6 Tablespoons Flour
10 Tablespoons Butter
6 Eggs
3 Cups Buttermilk
2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 teaspoons vinegar

Combine the sugar and flour. Melt the butter in a separate bowl then mix in the eggs,buttermilk,vanilla,and vinegar. Mix well!!! Add in the sugar/flour and continue mixing.....good mixing is important.

Pour the filling mixture into the pie shells and bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes (clean toothpick check). Let cool and EAT!!!

**********************************************************************

Have a supply of antacid handy and if any kids in the area partake, some rope to tie them up is helpful too.

Enjoy (and so will your dentist)

Spaw


01 Aug 08 - 12:09 PM (#2403107)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: MMario

oh - and the buttermilk pie is good, oh so good!

But I made mine "healthy" - and crustless.

MMario


01 Aug 08 - 01:40 PM (#2403149)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

That sounds awful, Spaw!!

I have decided going cold turkey off Micca and my grandson is NOT the thing to do! Fortunately, the grandkid still lives close by and once my foot gets better so that I can drive, he will be back with his "gramma!" As for Micca...I hear a certain winery calling!:-)


01 Aug 08 - 02:12 PM (#2403163)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

kat, you really know how to hurt a guy, I too can hear that Winery from here !!! the Grande one, Sigh!!!!


01 Aug 08 - 02:37 PM (#2403187)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

As the song goes with a slight alteration:

See you in September October

See you when the summer's through


:-)ktkat


03 Aug 08 - 06:16 PM (#2404545)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Anyone curious about what has been happening the last few days, see the Portland Maine Maritime Festival above "the Line" I am tired but Happy Bear, more later, and pix!!


03 Aug 08 - 08:06 PM (#2404590)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,KT not logged in

speaking of bears, I saw one yesterday, Micca....look at the bears, look at the bears!


03 Aug 08 - 09:16 PM (#2404612)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,Dani

ooohhhh, I'm-a make THAT pie toMORROW! Thanks for the recipe!

Dani


03 Aug 08 - 10:28 PM (#2404630)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Bert

Bear Pie???


03 Aug 08 - 11:38 PM (#2404645)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,leeneia

5 cups of sugar, kat, and you're worried about the CRUST?


04 Aug 08 - 12:15 AM (#2404648)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

leeneia, I think it was MMario who wanted his crustless?:-)


04 Aug 08 - 12:28 AM (#2404651)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Sorcha

Sounds like a great Adventure!


04 Aug 08 - 09:54 AM (#2404836)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Linda Kelly

I hope you have been filling your 'in between connection time' doing something suitable -like song writing, matey.


04 Aug 08 - 01:37 PM (#2405011)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Linda, I have a NEW one, performed at Portland Maine festival on Saturdsy, complete with Tune, will send a MP3 when I get home, you may even like it!!!


04 Aug 08 - 07:47 PM (#2405286)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Micca took me out to a quiet dinner and then collapsed into a chair where he is happily snoring away. I have tackled most of the mess from the weekend in preparation for a feast provided by Micca tomorrow night.
I too am very happy. But a wee bit tired.
SINS


04 Aug 08 - 08:19 PM (#2405310)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Severn

Micca, check your PMs


04 Aug 08 - 08:40 PM (#2405334)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

And it's raining again today. That wee man has certainly brought the wet with him.


04 Aug 08 - 10:17 PM (#2405411)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,KT not logged in

That'a for sure, Jacqui, and he left quite a bit of it here, too!

KT


05 Aug 08 - 05:09 AM (#2405540)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Roger the Skiffler

Series of "Great Journeys" on BBC4 tv have Eric Newby. Paddy Leigh Fermor (my favourite travel writer) and Laurie Lee, how could they have missed Micca Patterson??

RtS
waiting for the next installment


05 Aug 08 - 12:33 PM (#2405796)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Well, nice ta know a mirror wasn't necessary!**bg**

Spaw...good one. LOL!

You all look grand, btw.


05 Aug 08 - 05:41 PM (#2406056)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Barry Finn

Micca, did you remember LTS's Salt Water Taffy while in Portland??

You in big dodo

Barry


05 Aug 08 - 06:20 PM (#2406079)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

The sun is shining and it is a bright blue day in Juneau, Alaska. It took how many days from Micca's departure? As I said before, his is a large presence. The man has big clout. :)

I miss you, Micca!


06 Aug 08 - 12:00 AM (#2406251)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Severn

And O, they tell you of an un-clouty day....


The clouts have finally rolled by!


06 Aug 08 - 08:51 AM (#2406439)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

As I said before, his is a large presence. The man has big clout.

So he wore his kilt in Juneau as well, Ebbie?









Sorry - couldn't resist that - I'll get me sporran..............


06 Aug 08 - 09:26 AM (#2406459)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

lol


06 Aug 08 - 11:00 AM (#2406558)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Tinker

Ah Micca, I didn't make it up to Maine Like I had hoped. Some how mundane life just keeps getting in the way. But I seem to be a bit dryer than the crew you have seen.

I'm still jealous. But Getaway will come again.


06 Aug 08 - 11:39 AM (#2406610)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

He remembered the Salt Water Taffy.
Micca cooked us a wonderful meal last night although Kendall and I were too hungry and irritable to eat fashionably late.
How does one person make such an incredible mess of a kitchen? I walked in there this AM to make myself a cup of coffee and decided I would need a front loader to get to the coffee pot.
Micca - we will get you housebroken or die trying.
Delicious chicken and lemon rice, though. LOL


06 Aug 08 - 11:44 AM (#2406615)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

LOL...I *think* you can make it to the coffee pot, now, Mary. I talked to him a little while ago and he was "tidying" up.:-) My Rog makes a mess, too, but he never, ever cleans up after himself!


06 Aug 08 - 11:44 PM (#2407254)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,kt not logged in

where's MICCA now?   

KT


07 Aug 08 - 07:48 AM (#2407437)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

Still at Mary's, probably getting his packing finished as he heads back down to Boston today to catch his flight home.

He will be missed (but maybe we'll get some good weather back.........)


07 Aug 08 - 09:07 AM (#2407503)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Oh the packing is done
and the check-in is past
'way down Heathrow
the packing is done
and the check-in is past
and we're bound for Heathrow!!

and an unexpected but very welcome invite to lunch before setting off to Bostons Logan Airport and a 6 pm departure, with a (shudder) 5.05 am London arrival, with the surly immigration and Customs men!!!!
still, at least Little Wugsy will be pleased to see me, I will miss you all, but will complete the Saga first reported here, and fill in any lacunae in the pix file, once I get home,
Many thanks
Micca


07 Aug 08 - 09:32 AM (#2407524)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Charley Noble

Micca-

Good to see you again and sleep well on your flight across the Great Pond.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


07 Aug 08 - 09:50 AM (#2407544)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Micca,
You will leave a big empty hole in the house. But I will enjoy getting back to what passes for "normal" at my place.
Alice misses you already - did she manage to pee on anything of yours or just confine herself to unsuspecting first timers?
You will back in a matter of weeks so rest up and we will do it again.
Any chance of being around for Gordon's house concert or John's? I might be persuaded to open that special bottle...
Safe trip, Love.
Mary


07 Aug 08 - 10:26 AM (#2407572)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: curmudgeon

Have a pleasantflight, Micca; see you in Libra season - Tom


07 Aug 08 - 10:33 AM (#2407576)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

It was wonderful, Miccadarlin'...you kind and darling man, you. Thanks for everything and safe trip home. Can't wait to see more pix and hear more about your adventures.

luvyakateykat


07 Aug 08 - 10:38 AM (#2407580)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Jeri

We didn't have much of a chance to talk this visit. Will have to catch up next one. Safe home Micca, and come back soon.


07 Aug 08 - 11:53 AM (#2407642)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Big Mick

See you at Getaway, buddy.

All the best,

Mick


07 Aug 08 - 11:53 AM (#2407643)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,KT

Safe travels, Micca! Sweet dreams, and a gentle, welcoming homecoming.......hope your heart is carrying back lots of lovely memories!
KT


07 Aug 08 - 01:22 PM (#2407723)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: jacqui.c

We've just got back from taking Micca to lunch at Friendlys, where he really enjoyed his burger, and then on to the bus station in plenty of time for the 12.30 bus.

Photos here.

By now he will be about half way back to Boston, in good time for his flight this afternoon.

Thanks for your company mate - we're looking forward to your return and I'll see you in a couple of weeks when I make the same journey!


07 Aug 08 - 01:33 PM (#2407729)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Great pix, Jacqui. Thanks!


07 Aug 08 - 03:38 PM (#2407830)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Good news, Micca...the radiologist says no broken bones in My Left Foot!:-)


08 Aug 08 - 03:25 AM (#2408198)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Honey, I'm Home!!! or should that read "Honeys!!!!"I'm Home
arrived Heathrow 5am!!!! AAAAAArgh!!!!and arrived here to a rapturous welcome from a small furry creature, who is head-bumping me as I type!!, I am knackered, my body thinks it is 3.26 am!! I have to go out and get milk for ntea, (if Little Wugsie will let me out of sight long enough) and then a nap I think, I made a long post from the lounge at Logan yesterday that seems to have vanished, and I had forgotten that i "bought"an upgrade for this leg so had a comfortable seat!!
I will post more later
Micca


08 Aug 08 - 04:46 AM (#2408237)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: My guru always said

What? You came back?

It's been great to share your adventure & pix (one day I'll get across the pond) & very glad you're home safe though I can't imagine why Homeland Security would allow you to leave..... Thanks to all who looked after our Gnome!!

Sleep well with your 'Wugsie' & chat later!


08 Aug 08 - 08:15 AM (#2408330)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

My post disappeared!


08 Aug 08 - 10:00 AM (#2408385)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Bert

What sort of upgrade did you get for your leg???


08 Aug 08 - 03:34 PM (#2408671)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Tinker

Time and time again.... somehow the eanderer always returns from whence he came. Now if I hadn't been writing term papers I couldhave been playing too .... Hope you and the mogies are resting peacefully for a little bit.

tink


08 Aug 08 - 04:15 PM (#2408736)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Mrs.Duck

Welcome home, Micca. Will call soon for all the gossip :0)


08 Aug 08 - 08:14 PM (#2408927)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: ranger1

Well, you forgot to pack up the bloody rain and take it home with you! We had flooding this morning and now I have to detour around Freeport, which adds an extra 15 minutes to my commute, for the next two to three weeks because Desert Road washed out.


08 Aug 08 - 08:37 PM (#2408948)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

The wanderer called tonight. He is home and very tired. The little kitty is very glad to have him home.

Desert Road is washed out up north; Saco River is rising south of here. Micca - the natives are restless and blaming you.


08 Aug 08 - 09:33 PM (#2408979)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Guess what it was doing when my plane landed at Heathrow???? Raining!!!


08 Aug 08 - 10:43 PM (#2409008)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

See? lol


08 Aug 08 - 10:45 PM (#2409010)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: JennyO

Hi Micca, good timing! Have you seen my thread about my visit to the UK? I'm getting there on the 10th September and in various places there till the 29th. It would be great if we could finally meet!


09 Aug 08 - 09:10 AM (#2409211)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Jenny, I hope so, and since I live 5 mins walk from Liz tS it should be possible, and maybe we could go to Sharps folk club , it is on Tuesdays at C# House!! and they are very welcoming!


09 Aug 08 - 07:37 PM (#2409586)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Raedwulf

Ain't you dead yet, Captain Scarlet?! ;-)


10 Aug 08 - 09:14 AM (#2409815)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: JennieG

Lucky Micca, getting to Juneau....I would love to go to Juneau again.....sniff....

We had sunshine in Juneau! after the showers cleared away, that is.

Cheers
JennieG


10 Aug 08 - 02:17 PM (#2409946)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Apparently war has been declared. One loon and one raven tucked in the cushions in the living room. Larry Lobsters at 20 paces, Micca., You have been warned.

Funny - I thought he would remember how we "got" Mick at the Getaway a few years back...


10 Aug 08 - 02:41 PM (#2409969)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Mary, they are an oversight, I WANT THEM BACK, the loon is the one KT hid in my pillow so that it gave its call when I put my head down(and scared me spitless), the Raven is a treasured object for my collection!! so please do not lose them!!


10 Aug 08 - 04:38 PM (#2410031)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: GUEST,KT

Oh dear, Micca, I'm afraid you've left yourself wide open, now.

KT


11 Aug 08 - 04:16 PM (#2410912)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

So I have been re-gifted or de-gifted. Either is equally offensive. LOL I will tak egood care of the little beasties. They will join my blue jay and galar in the boat with the owl and the pussycat. Bet you never noticed them.


11 Aug 08 - 04:17 PM (#2410914)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

I've posted a picture of my Trystan sprawled across Micca...the cat is asleep, Micca played possum for the picture AND one of Micca and me at myopera album HERE. That cat usually only sleeps on ME, so this was quite an honour for Micca!


12 Aug 08 - 11:50 AM (#2411572)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

Micca, I ran into Arnie Weimer - that artist who sketched you - on the street and I told him you had bought that print of his, and that we both really liked his paintings. He was very pleased, and actually blushed.

As to bears, on this morning's walk my Meggie went into full warning mode because there is a new, very large, fake bear on the veranda of a shop. I finally had to pick her up and take her to the bear to show her that it wasn't real. She gave one final growling, muttering mfff! and lost interest in it.

She's had enough run-ins with the real thing.


12 Aug 08 - 12:52 PM (#2411634)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Came across a bear in South Portland this weekend - who'd a' believed it? Picked it up for Micca. $.50.


13 Aug 08 - 12:26 PM (#2412584)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

Killed another thread, did I?

The birds and the bear are safely tucked away in Jacqui's luggage and will be winging their way across the ocean to you very soon, Micca.

SINS, still trying to figure out what to do with eight cups of lemon rice.


13 Aug 08 - 02:27 PM (#2412709)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Take it to work!

(I thought my pix might've killed the thread!)


13 Aug 08 - 03:04 PM (#2412757)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

Hey sINS, This bear...........It is NOT PINK????? I hope,
(after all I have a purple octopus called Petulia already)


13 Aug 08 - 09:34 PM (#2413075)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

No. It is a brownish black bear.


13 Aug 08 - 10:19 PM (#2413094)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Micca

yeah, but to parahrase a US Immigration question from way back (McCarthy era?)
" Was it, or has it ever been, a Pink Bear"?????


13 Aug 08 - 10:20 PM (#2413095)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: KT

Micca, you should have been here last night. The Bevel Olympic team was practicing two new routines - synchronized diving and synchronized floor routines.


14 Aug 08 - 02:50 AM (#2413237)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Ebbie

Oh darn! Sorry I missed the show. The talent in this town amazes me. lol


14 Aug 08 - 05:57 AM (#2413309)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Roger the Skiffler

Any more pix to come?

Rts


14 Aug 08 - 08:47 AM (#2413407)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

OK, kat. I took eight cups of mildly moldy lemon rice to work. Now what do I do with it?

NOTE: It has been sitting out since last Tuesday.

Saki, maybe?


Micca - you will be pleased with your bear. It is simple, tasteful and totally out of character for a gift from me.


Synchronized Floor Routines? How do they get again...gracefully? I think we should have a workshop on synchronized swimming in air at the getaway. Maybe act out a water ballet of The Cruel Mother?


14 Aug 08 - 11:54 AM (#2413616)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Offer it as a premium?**bg**

Did nobody look at the two pix I posted a link to? Am I being ignored here?***BSEG***


14 Aug 08 - 12:02 PM (#2413629)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: SINSULL

AWWWWWW. Both fuzzy and cute.


14 Aug 08 - 12:03 PM (#2413630)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Becca72

I looked at them, Kat! :-) The kitty looks very comfortable and what an honor for Micca!


14 Aug 08 - 01:07 PM (#2413727)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: katlaughing

Oh, no really, they're just a small thing...don't trouble yerselves...**RBG***

T'anks, gals!


14 Aug 08 - 05:20 PM (#2414021)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: Fortunato

Well, I hope you all know you've spoiled my friend utterly. He thinks he's the very center of the universe, now. I spoke to him on the phone last night and it's clear he's been Prince Micca for 22,000 miles or so.

I don't know if we can stand him again at the Getaway, but I'm picking him up at Dulles on 10/2 so we'll see.

KT and Ebbie when are you coming to see me?
regards, chance


15 Aug 08 - 01:04 AM (#2414271)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: KT

Aw, Chance I am sorely tempted!! Such fond memories of past visits.....great music, great friends, Shakespeare in the parking lot...sigh....

KT


15 Aug 08 - 07:57 AM (#2414452)
Subject: RE: BS: Miccas Great Adventure
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Waaaahhhh- I missed the whole thing! And I have a gig the weekend of the Getaway! Micca, I hope you get yourself back up North after that weekend, so's I can clap my eyes on you.