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Anyone planning on going to the ABANA conference in SLC this summer?

 

https://www.abana.org/Conferences/2016/index.html

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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The teaching tent will, of course, be fantastic. A first for this event, there will be evening competitions: chain making, tongs and some other stuff that escapes me at the moment. The rest is a little artistic for my pedestrian taste :-)

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Maybe we can set a meeting place for dinner out or something. Get to meet each other F2F?

Seems like Robert may know a decent place to get some eats locally............

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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On Friday, I will be wearing a very loud pink T-shirt from the Arizona Artist Blacksmith association and black shorts. If you see me, say hello.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

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On Friday, I will be wearing a very loud pink T-shirt from the Arizona Artist Blacksmith association and black shorts. If you see me, say hello.

 

I think I will be able to see you from way up here in Washington state :lol:

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Wes, sooner or later you and I are going to have to get together for a burger or something.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

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Wes, sooner or later you and I are going to have to get together for a burger or something.

 

That would be a good time :) If you are every in the neighborhood, let me know and I'll do the same for you.

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Is Portland OR "in the neighborhood?"

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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Is Portland OR "in the neighborhood?"

 

Its a little south of the neighborhood, but not outside the bounds of possibility. I live 2 hours north of Portland. Whats in Portland for you?

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One of my oldest friends (we went to high school together) lives there. I go visit every once in a while

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

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One of my oldest friends (we went to high school together) lives there. I go visit every once in a while

 

Well, next time you do, you let me know. Me and missus have been wanting to take a trip down to Portland. Can't guarantee anything (I have to be on call and no more than an hour away from work one week a month...) but you never know :)

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