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Old 11-23-2005   #1
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Retiring after 20-years in the military

Tomorrow is my last day in the active duty Air Force. The van is all packed, boats loaded, and I think I've got everything. I'll leave Spokane, WA at around 0830 and head directly south with a final destination of Valles, Mexico via Puerto Vallarta. If any of you plan on paddling in Mexico this winter, I'll be looking for partners. I'll be hanging out at Grant Amaral's Agua Azul camp beginning mid-December and may work my way south to Veracruz or Oaxaca after that if there's water. If you're interested in getting together for some paddling, I'll be checking my e-mail occasionally ( Or if you see a VW Eurovan, ID tags, and a boat trailer stop by for a cerveza.

See ya,


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Old 11-23-2005   #2
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Sounds like a nice winter season you've got lined up. Have fun and keep unwinding.

Give a shout next spring and keep in touch,


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Old 11-23-2005   #3
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Bong thanks for serving. And enjoy you're well deserved winter. Steve
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Old 11-23-2005   #4
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No more pee tests...time to bust that bong back out.
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Old 11-24-2005   #5
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Originally Posted by BastrdSonOfElvis
No more pee tests...time to bust that bong back out.
Yah, Buddy. It will be nice to not "have to" turn it down when offered at the campfire. Gotta be careful though. A friend of mine was in my same situation - 20 years of government work and wasn't able to smoke. After he was retired, he smoked some. Evidently the potency has increased in 20 years and he had a bad experience.

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Old 11-25-2005   #6
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Congratualtions MSgt Tuttle, glad to hear that 20 years didn't draw you away from the river. Good luck in your ventures and thanks for the service. ::Sigh:: 12 to go here...See you on a river.
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Old 11-28-2005   #7
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congrats,sorry I never got back in touch with you,ended up flying in and out of Guat. City,so Veracruz is no can do.Have a great trip!
ps sorry i called you Jim on the phone thats the way the message was conveyed to me

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