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Old 03-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #7546
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Talking Grab . . . .

Can't believe someone didn't get to Our Dear 'Gator earlier than me . . .

Photos shortly.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:52 AM   #7547
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Can't believe someone didn't get to Our Dear 'Gator earlier than me . . .

Photos shortly.
I didn't want to bruce you!


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Old 03-11-2012, 11:02 AM   #7548
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Grab, about 1108 EDT, Mt Nebo Baptist Church, corner of Mt. Nebo Church Road and Free State Road, just south of Marshall (aka "Salem").



Under the seegar tube at the base of the sign . . . the Gator!



"Y'all brought the fake bike again! Yea! I like it." Dumb-ass gator . . .



Obligatory sign picture.



View of the church steeple.



I couldn't figure out the tag site from google, but a quick look for "Nemo" in the analog ADC map index showed "Nebo" both road and church. Google Earth imagery was good enough to ID the steeple and the two windows next to the steeple . . . .
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #7549
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Google maps street view worked for me. I'd post a pic of the church from GM but I don't know how or if it's possible.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #7550
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USMC Tag

Ali said "I've always admired the Marines; I want to join!"

"Ali," I explained, "you're a rubber toy alligator; you'll never pass the physical, and there's a chance you wouldn't pass the ASVAB's even for the Marines."

"I don't care, I still want to join."

The conversation drug on for a while, but you get the drift . . . .

We had an idea, though, and it wasn't far. I explained it to Ali, and after understanding the historical significance, he agreed that this would be a good tag spot.

We sang together "From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli . . . " Birthplace marker of the man sometimes thought, incorrectly, to be the first American to raise the US flag on foreign soil. Young lad, hero of Derna, given a sword that became the pattern of today's USMC officer's dress sword.

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Close-up before cover and concealment exercise.



After . . . .



More clues . . .



A view from near the spot . . .

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Old 03-11-2012, 11:31 AM   #7551
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If bwalsh doesn't get this one, he'll be required by the Tag Police to turn in his cool XR for a moped . . . .
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:06 PM   #7552
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Even closer! I'm waiting for someone to drop it at the Fauquier/Warren county line.

Where has Beast Rider been hiding???
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:10 PM   #7553
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ORex, great grab and tag. Congrats!

On the clues:

Well, here's what happened. Ali said he'd always wished to be in the movies. I asked "why?" Ali replied that those florida gators get all the girls. "Sorry," I told Ali. Let me see what I can do. . ..

So, I asked what kind of film do you have in mind? Ali said he'd always admired films like
How the West Was Won (George Marshall), but I told him that we couldn't get him in a film like that on such short notice, and, in any event, we needed to stay in the state. I said it would be easier to find a role if he'd work for "free", but Ali said no way. I said "jeez, what about that movie with the shark named Bruce (which I found quite funny as applied to this game), the one pictured in post 7528? (Finding Nemo) Would you like to be in the sequel to that movie? There are aquatic creatures in that film, seems like it might be a good fit." Ali asked if the film was made by George Marshall, but I said no, it was by Pixar. Resigned that this was not going to be easy, Ali mounted up for the ride.

And that was that. I got Ali as close as I could to the place and adjoining road with names strikingly similar to the name of that Pixar film.

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Old 03-11-2012, 02:19 PM   #7554
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Ali texted me, said he's already getting tired of Marine disciple--it's such a long walk along the coast of North Africa. He's gonna be pissed if he's gotta stay there too long . . . .
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:24 PM   #7555
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Some photos from today's tag ride. Such a nice spring day . . .









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Old 03-11-2012, 03:05 PM   #7556
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Grab!

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If bwalsh doesn't get this one, he'll be required by the Tag Police to turn in his cool XR for a moped . . . .
Don't want that to happen!

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Ali texted me, said he's already getting tired of Marine disciple--it's such a long walk along the coast of North Africa. He's gonna be pissed if he's gotta stay there too long . . . .
I encouraged Ali to make the prank text... He's been with me since 4:00.

Route 55, about 1/2 west of Free State Rd., Marshall VA




Ali loves the Zumo


Ready to ride! Just like a dog with it's head out the window...


Still have to set the tag...
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:26 PM   #7557
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Whowee! Gator on the loose!
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #7558
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Finally shamed bwalsh into a grab!

For Elkhound/MND map update; Grove Lane, Marshall, VA; about 250 yards west of Free State Road intersection.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:39 PM   #7559
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Ali could darn near crawl between those two tags!
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:40 PM   #7560
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Finally shamed bwalsh into a grab!

For Elkhound/MND map update; Grove Lane, Marshall, VA; about 250 yards west of Free State Road intersection.
Grove Ln.? What happened to Rt 55?
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