Blade Show 2003
Atlanta, GA


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Getting there is half the fun!


Waitin' at the gate. 
Open, open, open!


  Up, up and away!

 I love taking cloud pictures from the airplane.


Hellooo Atlanta!



Our hotel view, day one and two.  Rain, rain go away!



















If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them. Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say. We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.
--Tim McGraw



It is he, Vampire Gerbil

  Mitch, fever doc


Ren, the devil's trailboss


Kit Carson and Mitch

  PhilL and VG meeting for the first time



One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers,
the power of shared laughter.
--Francoise Sagan




Goofing off before dinner

Someone please help Ren before he hurts himself!                         

Normark and Me

Isn't he just yummy?  And that Canadian accent makes me melt, truly.  Eh.


*Picture edited out because of a cry-baby lab rat.   What a cutie.  Fever doc and me.  He gives me a fever!  
"I'm a dog and I'm stuck on a knife!" Oh, forget it.  You had to be there.


Mitch and Danbo.  Mitch isn't that short, it's just that Danbo is that tall.



The waiter (the worst waiter in the history of waiters, by the way..) just told Phil they are out of beer. 


The convoy of our cars heading out to dinner.



Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it's only by this meeting that a new world is born~ Anais Nin


  Mark and Phil.

 Damn, there's a lot of drinks on that table.

This is a shot of what's up Ren's shorts



Jeremy Reynolds, dvirsky and Sir Patrick


A guy giving a training demonstration near the pit

  Kit and Phil

  Tom Mayo



Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
~Margaret Lee Runbeck


We took some time for ourselves, to see some of the sites of Atlanta, and to just unwind and rejuvenate.

Here's some of the more interesting things we saw and did...


  We of course had to stop by the library a few times and check on business.

Folks gettin busy at  Underground Atlanta



Obligatory knife picture

  Atlanta is so incredibly lush and green.  This was just a small park on the side of the road.  



We visited more than a few thrift stores, of course

We couldn't decide which picture to buy, they were all so...beautiful.


And...we managed to find a pool hall.  No surprise there.

  Can you believe it?  Same day Gold Teeth.  Wow.   If you're not into Gold Teeth (same day service, you know)) maybe you'll like this Jesus Action Figure.


  My favorite was the pig catapult.   With 20 pigs to fling!


"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
~Henry Drummond

We took this pic of ourselves on the plane coming home.
We had a fun trip, but coming home is good too.