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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:28 am 
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I haven't heard of their Clem's brand. I've tried some of the others, Ski isn't easy to find "way" down here.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:45 am 
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TJ99 wrote:
I haven't heard of their Clem's brand. I've tried some of the others, Ski isn't easy to find "way" down here.


Clem's isn't anything anymore. Excel is having a hard time finding bottles to use for their return program (Specifically bottles that can be used in their old machine which does 10z bottles non twist top vs. the new 12 oz twist top). They came across an old supply of Clem's bottles and have been using them to supplement their supply of ski bottles.

http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/e ... tryID=7593

The "K C Love" crate is a now defunct brand of soda out of Kansas City (though a craft company has bought the naming rights). No idea how Excel came across those crates, but the wife liked the way it looked.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:33 am 
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And another blur of life happens….


.. but we’ve been getting out! At some point we did a little hike at Pere Marquet to try to get our mountain legs in a bit. Hiked straight up the bluff with the kids on our backs and didn’t die, so we will call that a win:
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Took a break at the top of the bluff:
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While the boy found some sticks that he had to have:
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We goofed around the lodge there a bit as well, the kids like the giant Chess set, though there game leaves a little to be desired :)

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Another weekend we loaded up the Merc and headed down Royal Gorge in arcadia valley:
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Thirsty happy hikers enjoying a drink on a warm day:
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Hiking up another Bluff:
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Little girl enjoying the view:
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We made a quick stop at Elephant rocks on the way back to let the kids stretch their legs:
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Which brings us up to last weekend where we ran down to Hugh’s mountain natural area (South of Potosi) to climb to the top and so that we could play around on the Devils Honeycomb.

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Start of the Honeycomb:
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The kids loved it as the honeycomb is just the right size for toddlers to scamper over:
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While we were in the areas, there is an old general store we stopped at as well:
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The only other thing of note is that we are getting closer to building a house again. We should close on the land here in the next couple of weeks, so we ran out to do a rough layout of the lot with the kids. The boy helped out quite a bit:
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I’ve got a feeling that I’ll be chasing him through the field at some point…
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:53 am 
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Thanks for sharing! Looks like a blast! I am glad we are past the days of carrying the kids in backpacks, but I'm not sure my 3yr old can keep up.

Let me know if you need any CAD help with the site plan layout.

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