Thank you lolli. I'm very sorry I didn't get to see you. The road is a hard thing. I'm embarrassed to answer birthday greetings but you wrote it so I felt compelled. Safe travels, glad your tribal peers made you feel so welcome.
Jaybro? Love you brother, glad you're back in the saddle!
Nita, thanks! I went on an easy soloing binge the morning of my 52nd year,
then I spent the afternoon 'stuck in ole Lodi again' at a birthday party with beautiful Marie and all her lovely sisters and big family.
I was happy. It was a good day.
Cheers ron, and Fletcher!
Neebs, I did get it, lovely work. Sorry I haven't responded to your email, its been crazy but that's no excuse. I love it and I cherish the fact you sent it to me.
Leggs, thanks. Spanks eh? Some would say a 52 year old has no business soloing rock climbs however easy, that I should be punished for that. hah!
Marlow, thank you for the advice. I've no fear of snakes at all, and perhaps that will be my demise. However the Rooster still walks the earth, they ain't kilt me yet.