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Old 04-06-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Alberta Bound! Jumpin' a Jet Plane!!

I'm Alberta Bound on Monday the 13th to see The Man!

A lovely 'Net People' has an extra ticket and enough air miles to get me there and back so I am heading west! How nice is that?

I'm so excited about flying to Calgary and being able to see the Rocky Mountains from the plane, a little bit of the city, visiting with Bonnie and of course taking in a concert!

And who knows - Maybe Ian Tyson might drop by! He lives in Longview, Alberta which is about 80km south of Calgary..

I leave Toronto at 9 a.m. on Monday the 13th and return back at 10 p.m. on Tuesday the 14th!
woo-hoo!
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YEEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:07 PM   #2
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I leave Toronto at 9 a.m. on Monday the 13th and return back at 10 p.m. on Tuesday the 14th!
woo-hoo!
and
YEEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!
Good for you. You're most deserving. Make sure the camera is fully charged.

(fellow Corfidians.....it appears we will have a 37 hour window in which to play. start planning your antics now.)
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #3
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That's great Charlene
I know you're going to have a great time. You know we're expecting a full and complete report in triplicate.


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Old 04-06-2009, 11:28 PM   #4
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I KNEW you'd start something.!!

But I'll be toting a laptop to keep tabs on you.

oh yeah, there'll be no 'antics' while I'm out of town!!
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:35 AM   #5
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How did you read that, Char? Sheesh it is because of those cheaters that you have at the end of the idiot string.
pssst - Ron, I have some ideas.
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:49 AM   #6
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(fellow Corfidians.....it appears we will have a 37 hour window in which to play. start planning your antics now.)
I'm thinking some sort of cyber-foodfight.

But seriously, congrats Char and have fun! we kids at home will behave.... i think.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:32 AM   #7
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I had to put on my glasses and lean in real close to the monitor to read it!..
lol
And don't encourage Ron!
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:12 AM   #8
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To Charlene:
WAAAAHOOO! I know you're going to have a great time.Bring back lots of photos,please.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:07 AM   #9
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I had to put on my glasses...

well, hope it's a memorable trip...SO don't forget your eye patch either! (lol, check out the 'misheard' line in the Lyrics section here at corfid...where did these lyrics come from?)

"No one-eyed man could e'er forget the Rocky Mountain sunset" (oh well, we need another new facial icon)

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Old 04-07-2009, 10:17 AM   #10
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I'm happy for you, Char. Have a great time. Can't wait to hear the report...
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:57 PM   #11
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Nice Char, have a great trip !

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Old 04-07-2009, 09:01 PM   #12
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This is great news Char! Have a wonderful time in Calgary.

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Old 04-07-2009, 09:22 PM   #13
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Hey everybody let's all post seven or eight messages a day so she's up all night. No not really!!!
Charlene as you know you better try to get some extra sleep this weekend. If you're like the rest of us your not going to get much sleep after getting back from the concert. You'll be to excited to get much sleep. Factor in the plane trip and you going to have a great but stressful week. Although it maybe hard I'm sure we can make it through a couple days without your guidance. We all want you to have a wonderful time. We also want to thank our fellow member for blessing you with both the concert and flight tickets.


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p.s I'm only kidding about have a mass of new postings....
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:44 PM   #14
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I'm Alberta Bound on Monday the 13th to see The Man!

A lovely 'Net People' has an extra ticket and enough air miles to get me there and back so I am heading west! How nice is that?

I'm so excited about flying to Calgary and being able to see the Rocky Mountains from the plane, a little bit of the city, visiting with Bonnie and of course taking in a concert!

And who knows - Maybe Ian Tyson might drop by! He lives in Longview, Alberta which is about 80km south of Calgary..

I leave Toronto at 9 a.m. on Monday the 13th and return back at 10 p.m. on Tuesday the 14th!
woo-hoo!
and
YEEHAW!!!!!!!!!!!
You ever so lucky girl you! Have a ton of fun for me while you're away.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:46 PM   #15
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I'm thinking some sort of cyber-foodfight.

I'm up for a little fun.... How about a Corfid party and we'll invite the neighbors too...we'll clean everything up before she gets home. Shhhhhh.......Charlene will never know
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:31 PM   #16
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I'm up for a little fun.... How about a Corfid party and we'll invite the neighbors too...we'll clean everything up before she gets home. Shhhhhh.......Charlene will never know
Good idea. I would suggest any pranks you have in mind be posted to this thread. Whatever you do, DO NOT START a new antic thread !! If you do, you won't be able to delete it. At that point you're on your own.

I see nothing.....I hear nothing......

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Old 04-13-2009, 07:24 AM   #17
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have a wonderful time char and give our best to bonnie and her dad

hope your GTA monday morning traffic is light on your airport journey

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Hope you are having a blast!! The concert is on!
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:05 PM   #19
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I'm in \edmonton now! We were invited to tonights show..changed flight plans back to toronto to tomorrow and we drove up earlier today in a snow storm. Gord and the guys flew..
lol
fab show last night..gord still has a cold. some nice surprises tho..
later guys and gals..
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:13 AM   #20
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Hey folks! I just got home from the show in Edmonton!

Amazing! Me and a friend waited outside the stage door, (for like, AN HOUR!) and Gord came out and signed autographs. I am speechless. He signed my "Songbook" box set, and chatted with me for a bit. Nicest man you could ever meet. I could talk for hours with him.
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Nikki,
Glad the concert went well. I agree Gordon is just one nice fellow. (Hey that sounds like a great possiblity for a Lightfoot song title). Gordon and the guys are worth waiting for. Only problem we had in Davenport, Iowa was that hour in below zero (Farenheit) wind chill. Finally somebody let us inside which was much better.I imagine it was cold up there last night also.
What is amazing is all the guys total lack of ego. I'm sure they've heard almost every question and comment before, yet they're always gracious.
Finally meeting Gord, it's always more than dream come true. He puts everyone at ease. I've found that talking to him is like talking to an old friend. As great as Gordon is he's also that humble and appreciative. He was really touched when I gave him a copy of the poem I wrote for him. I guess a lot of us feel that Gordon is a dear old friend. Though we may have never met him before, his voice has been our friend and traveling companion on many a trip, and his voice has spent many a night in our homes.

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Old 04-15-2009, 03:46 PM   #22
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So glad you got to see Gord, Char! BTW, Saturday night he sang Alberta Bound "because we are!"

I have songlists for Friday and Saturday (Friday's is pretty close to the correct order but Saturday I had no light but at least I have the songs).
Will post them soon.....

Only 7 months to Massey....
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:52 PM   #23
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Finally meeting Gord, it's always more than dream come true... I guess a lot of us feel that Gordon is a dear old friend. Though we may have never met him before, his voice has been our our friend and traveling companion on many a trip, and his voice has spent many a night in our homes.

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Yes, Kevin, it was a dream come true for me meeting him at Massey last May. (The lyric in what I call "A8" comes to mind: How long, said she, can a moment like this belong to someone - FOREVER! ) And how true it is that his voice has been our friend and traveling companion!!
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I had made a big pink sign that said "Marry Me Gord"...we were kind of far back from the stage, so I don't think he saw it. But, he did see it when I met him, and he dug it He made a comment about how I would be "Old lady number 7...or something like that" - it kinda shocked me but made me laugh too. Then I told him I've been listening to his music my whole life, and I love him. He signed my CD, and said, "Since you love me so much, I think I'll sign it "Love Gordon Lightfoot" how's that?" My knees went weak, and that was the closest I've ever come to fainting in my life. As we were walking back to the car, my friend had to hold me up because I was crying so hard. It was such an emotional experience, I don't think I'll ever forget it.
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He made a comment about how I would be "Old lady number 7...or something like that"
That's what you get for lovin' him... Nice story.
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