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OK, so I'm gone for more than a week :p

RonE
04-24-2005, 06:34 AM
To all my fellow Federer Express fans and friends:

I am sorry I have been out of touch but I have been very busy this last week and hence have not had time to tell each one of you seperately that I will be away for one week with no internet connection. I figured this would be the fastest and easiest way to tell everyone so I am sorry I didnt have the time to PM everyone.

See you next Monday :wavey:

fightclubber
04-24-2005, 10:00 AM
Miss you Ron e!
Take care, ok??
:worship:

SUKTUEN
04-24-2005, 10:14 AM
SEE YOU~~

lsy
04-24-2005, 10:56 AM
I miss Ron already :bigcry:

Make sure you're around when Rogi starts playing in Rome...we need you...I mean your report ;)

Try not to miss us too much in the meantime though :p

SUKTUEN
04-24-2005, 11:16 AM
I not really understand the report all

Nymeria
04-24-2005, 11:35 AM
Bye Ron :wavey: see you next monday :)

Nocko
04-24-2005, 12:22 PM
Ron, take care and have a nice trip. I miss you! :sad:

Mrs. B
04-25-2005, 12:50 PM
i come back from my holidays and you're gone? ;)

'talk to you soon! Shalom. :wavey:

Art&Soul
04-25-2005, 01:47 PM
Welcome back Bebop :wavey: and see you Ron in your lovely Rome reports :D

babsi
04-25-2005, 02:27 PM
Take care,Ron :)

Hope you had a great,fun holliday Eva :)



_________________________________________
So take the photographs and still frames in your mind.
Hang it on a shelf in good healths and good times.
Tatoos and memories and dead skin on trail.
For what itīs worth, it was worth all the while.
I hope you had the time of your life.
(Billie Joe Armstrong)

ytben
04-25-2005, 02:42 PM
Ron :hug: Have fun in your trip :D Yeah Simyee, I miss Ron already too :sad:

Mrs. B
04-25-2005, 02:46 PM
hi, Susanne! :wavey:

yes i did. 3 weeks is too short esp. as flying to Asia is too long, but it was fun, even in those hot & humid temps.
my hubby played golf and i played tennis on hardcourt, it was like playing inside an oven! :lol:
but the food was great (i can't get seafood that fresh over here) and the mangoes were sweet like ambrosia.
and of course seeing my family (and old friends) was the big highlight.

:)

lsy
04-25-2005, 02:55 PM
hi, Susanne! :wavey:

yes i did. 3 weeks is too short esp. as flying to Asia is too long, but it was fun, even in those hot & humid temps.
my hubby played golf and i played tennis on hardcourt, it was like playing inside an oven! :lol:
but the food was great (i can't get seafood that fresh over here) and the mangoes were sweet like ambrosia.
and of course seeing my family (and old friends) was the big highlight.

:)

Mrs.B is back!!! :aparty:

Good to hear you have a great time! Was it raining all the time though coz it is over here, thunderstorm etc though it doesn't help that it's still soooooo HOT :( yeah...that's why I only play tennis at night :o

Mangoes :lick:

Lia...we'll just use this thread to bad mouth/gossip about Ron...our way of thinking of him in the meantime :banana:

Fergie
04-25-2005, 04:15 PM
Take care Ron, we will miss you :hug:

Mrs. B
04-25-2005, 05:31 PM
Mrs.B is back!!! :aparty:

Good to hear you have a great time! Was it raining all the time though coz it is over here, thunderstorm etc though it doesn't help that it's still soooooo HOT :( yeah...that's why I only play tennis at night :o

Mangoes :lick:

Lia...we'll just use this thread to bad mouth/gossip about Ron...our way of thinking of him in the meantime :banana:

hi, Simyee! would you believe the 3 weeks i was there i only had one big rain? but you're right, it was really HOT, i usually played early in the morning and played twice at night.

i miss Ron already...i'll join you & Lia to 'badmouth' him here. ;)

babsi
04-25-2005, 05:41 PM
Wow Eva,
playing tennis under such conditions - when the going gets tough, the tough keep going - some people might need you,to be around,a bit longer!

And Isy,
you play at night,under lights - whatīs that like - chasing the ball and a million bugs?


_____________________________
Is she trouble?
Like Iīm trouble?
Make it a double!
(Billie Joe Armstrong)

PaulieM
04-25-2005, 05:46 PM
have fun Ron, we'll miss you! :hug:

sol
04-25-2005, 05:59 PM
To all my fellow Federer Express fans and friends:

I am sorry I have been out of touch but I have been very busy this last week and hence have not had time to tell each one of you seperately that I will be away for one week with no internet connection. I figured this would be the fastest and easiest way to tell everyone so I am sorry I didnt have the time to PM everyone.

See you next Monday :wavey:

:wavey: Ron :hug: I'll miss you dear! :hug:

I hope, you have fun! :smooch: :hug: :kiss:

TenHound
04-26-2005, 02:17 AM
Relieved to hear it is only for a week. We would like you back for Rome & Hamburg!! And apologies if you have to go to America...PiP (Party-in-Power) has utterly destroyed the place since '00. If you can avoid it altogether so much the better for you.

yanchr
04-26-2005, 05:49 AM
Lia...we'll just use this thread to bad mouth/gossip about Ron...our way of thinking of him in the meantime :banana:
True :banana: and me joining you, though I've been out of here and MSN for more than a week already :p

SUKTUEN
04-26-2005, 01:42 PM
miss you

lunahielo
04-26-2005, 08:13 PM
Hi everyone.

I have been away for 10 days...didn't say anything 'cause I didn't think anyone would notice.
And that's OK... :)
I went to San Diego, California...so beautiful there.....fun on the beach!

I hope you are having fun, Ron and I am glad you had fun, Eva.
Now it's back to Rogi-time and Rome and Hamburg and crossing my fingers again! :)

Daniel
04-27-2005, 01:08 AM
See you Rone :hug: :kiss:

Welcome back Lunahielo and Eva :smooch:

lunahielo
04-27-2005, 02:20 AM
Thank you, Daniel.......... :hug:
(you have the best looking avatars~) :)

RogiFan88
04-27-2005, 02:37 AM
hi, Susanne! :wavey:

yes i did. 3 weeks is too short esp. as flying to Asia is too long, but it was fun, even in those hot & humid temps.
my hubby played golf and i played tennis on hardcourt, it was like playing inside an oven! :lol:
but the food was great (i can't get seafood that fresh over here) and the mangoes were sweet like ambrosia.
and of course seeing my family (and old friends) was the big highlight.

:)

Nice to have you back Bebop! Hope you were able to relax despite the relatively short trip! Mmm... fresh seafood, nothing like it! ;)

Mrs. B
04-27-2005, 07:20 AM
Thank you, Daniel.......... :hug:
(you have the best looking avatars~) :)

he does, doesn't he?

glad to hear you had fun. :) yes, back to cheering for Roger!

btw., Rogifan, i had 3 fabulous massages while i was there and that was totally relaxing. ;)

Daniel
04-27-2005, 07:29 AM
Eva :hug: got any pics we can see frmo your holidays?? :)

Mrs. B
04-27-2005, 07:59 AM
of course, Daniel. just don't have time to work on my pics at the moment. :o

Daniel
04-27-2005, 08:22 AM
of course, Daniel. just don't have time to work on my pics at the moment. :o
i ll show you some pics of CApe Town where i live. :)

SUKTUEN
04-27-2005, 04:07 PM
It is a good place~~ Daneil ~~ :bigclap: :bigclap:

lunahielo
04-27-2005, 08:32 PM
Beautiful pics, Daniel.
It looks like a wonderful city! :)

lsy
04-28-2005, 12:32 PM
Hi everyone.

I have been away for 10 days...didn't say anything 'cause I didn't think anyone would notice.
And that's OK... :)
I went to San Diego, California...so beautiful there.....fun on the beach!

I hope you are having fun, Ron and I am glad you had fun, Eva.
Now it's back to Rogi-time and Rome and Hamburg and crossing my fingers again! :)

luna, I'll be worried if I don't see you around during Rogi's matches though...coz you're always here cheering for him ;)

Daniel, Cape Town is beautiful city :hearts:

yeah Eva, welcome to our oven 365 days yearly :o :rolleyes:

Mrs. B
04-28-2005, 07:51 PM
i just had a call from Ron and he's in Italy (Tuscany) with his parents. He's gonna be in Zürich Sunday and i'll see him in Bern on Monday. He's bringing his racket along and i'll bring him to our club so maybe he can give you guys a match report! :lol:

lunahielo
04-29-2005, 12:24 AM
Originally posted bylsy
luna, I'll be worried if I don't see you around during Rogi's matches though...coz you're always here cheering for him
I'll keep on cheering for him, too~~~~~ :)
lsy~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> :hug:

Eva, I hope you and Ron have fun!

RogiFan88
04-29-2005, 02:42 AM
who s I cheer for tho??

TenHound
04-30-2005, 03:18 AM
Ron's in Tuscany w/his parents?? A lot of Israelis are moving there!!

Bebop, when you see Ron Sunday, please tell him to get back IMMEDIATELY. Goddamn, he takes time off & Roger withdraws from his first tournament 'cuz Ron won't be writing up his match reports. This won't do at all!!

SUKTUEN
04-30-2005, 06:01 AM
hi ~~~ :wavey:

RonE
05-01-2005, 10:26 PM
Hi everyone I'm baaaaaaaack :wavey:

Thanks for all your wishes everyone, the trip was awesome :banana: but I must say hearing the news of Roger's withdrawal from Rome upon my return was anything but awesome :(

I hope you all had fun badmouthing me :p

Mrs B. and I will be playing each other tomorrow on the clay- I will most likely get pounded and crawl off the court panting like a 90 year old geezer but I will try to lose with dignity :p

Tenhound- sadly I will not have coverage of any of Roger's matches until Wimbledon so even had he played in Rome I wouldn't have seen his matches. And you are too late I will be departing for the U.S on Thursday and will be travelling there for 7 weeks, however I will have access to internet connection there so I won't go totally a-woll like I did this week.

Daniel
05-02-2005, 05:43 AM
Tell us the score and we expect a match report like the ones you give everytime Roger plays ;)

RogiNie
05-02-2005, 10:19 AM
:wavey: Ron :) Welcome back ;)

avocadoe
05-02-2005, 01:09 PM
woohoo a Ron vs Mrs B match...good luck to both of you...can't wait to get both sides of the story, Rashomon style...with Roger not playing this week, we needed a treat like this :)

SUKTUEN
05-02-2005, 04:12 PM
Welcome RonE

Mrs. B
05-02-2005, 04:35 PM
nope, we didn't do a match...he would have kicked my butt anyway as he's a hard hitter, but he sure has a nice one handed bh. *jealous*
but two lefties on court is fun! :cool:
it was hot today, about 29C, but not humid like Asia, and afterwards we went to town and had a late lunch by the Bundesplatz. Ron walked back to the train station and i did my errands.

Ron, nice to see you again---and have fun in the US! :wavey:

SUKTUEN
05-02-2005, 04:38 PM
Have a nice day Ron

RonE
05-02-2005, 05:14 PM
Thanks Suktuen.

And thank you Mrs B for a lovely time although you flatter me- I was panting like an old geezer every five minutes and was spraying forehands all over the place :p

Mrs B. is the dropshot queen a lefty version of Santoro- anyone planning on playing her, you have been warned :devil:

babsi
05-03-2005, 08:23 AM
Hello Eva and Ron!
Glad you two had a great time - you deserve everything,that coming your way ( with "you" I mean the both of you - itīs the one thing,that bothers me about english, there is no "ihr")

Btw. I had a great time too - because it was hot here aswell,my youngest had a water-gun fight with his friend,in the garden - and it wasnīt his fault,that the kitchen door was open - now was it?



________________________________
Thereīs nothing wrong with me
this is how Iīm supposed to be
in the land of make believe
that donīt believe in me
(Billie Joe Armstrong)

Nocko
05-03-2005, 10:15 AM
I'm very glad to hear you guys enjoyed playing tennis, Ron and Mrs.B. It's very intresting to imagine the fight between two lefties, one is a hard hitter and another one is dropshot queen!!!!!! :eek: How exciting!!!! :devil:
Ron, welcome back!! :hug:

and Babsi, :o Oh, your kitchen!!! :angel:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

TenHound
05-03-2005, 06:02 PM
Well, it sounds like a delightful time was had by both of you!! First wonderful news around here in awhile.

Ron, can't you possibly wait til the off-season to travel further? Look what happens w/a quickie trip to the continent?! Yikes!! As for 7 wks. in America... my condolences & apologies for what the reactionaries are doing to our Republic & its currency. It could get even uglier quickly, as they've just set up the mechanism to have the draft up & running in 75-80 days. They could well decide to do something to "motivate" that...Take care & don't expect too much. Tennis coverage on espn is a Heart Breaker. They showed all Roger's matches from when I orchestrated a call-in during Wimby last yr. til ~4round IW. But since, we're totally screwed.

Did everyone see the news today that Roger is going to be wearing contacts to enhance his eyesight?? I'm praying he waits til after the season to try them, rather than on dirt or before Wimby!! It makes sense that top level athletes might benefit from having better than 20-20, but given how destructive Nike shoes are to the feet, I wouldn't want anything in my eyes they had Anything to do w/!!

RonE
05-03-2005, 09:13 PM
Thanks Babsi and Nocko. :hug:

Tenhound- the best time to travel is now. I am between university and work so this is the only time I will have for such a trip. Besides, it's the clay court season and I only get more and more frustrated by RG with every passing year so giving it a miss this time around might actually do me some good ;)

lunahielo
05-04-2005, 12:34 AM
Enjoy your trip, Ron?
Where are you going in the USA?

RogiFan88
05-04-2005, 01:03 AM
Ron, perfect time to travel -- plenty of time to work once you've started your career, so enjoy it while you can! ;) [doesn't mean you can't travel once you start working, it's just more restricted, that's all... a drag actually!]

sol
05-04-2005, 01:24 AM
:wavey: Ron :hug:

And thank you Mrs B for a lovely time although you flatter me- I was panting like an old geezer every five minutes and was spraying forehands all over the place :p

Mrs B. is the dropshot queen a lefty version of Santoro- anyone planning on playing her, you have been warned :devil:

:o ;) :p

SUKTUEN
05-04-2005, 10:31 AM
I do not know how to cook~~~ :banghead:

Daniel
05-07-2005, 09:56 PM
Hello Lunahielo,. Sol, Eva, Ron and Suktuen :hug: :kiss: :smooch: :)

RonE
05-07-2005, 10:31 PM
Hello Daniel, Luna and Rogifan.

I am now in Washington DC. I will be staying here for a few days and touring the east coast finishing up in Hartford CT. From there I am flying to San Antonio, TX then Las Vegas, then San Francisco. I will be going on a two week hiking and camping tour which starts in Seattle (flying to Seattle and the trip takes me through Mt Rainier, Yellowstone Park and Yosemite Park) and then finishing in San Francisco from where I fly back to Switzerland for a few days and then back home to Israel from there.

TenHound
05-08-2005, 01:38 AM
Ron, have a wonderful trip. I just had to apologize for my country, which has become a very forlorn & embarrassing place I'm afraid.

While you're in Calif. for hiking, the best guides to hiking & camping areas are books by Tom Steinstra. Also, when you leave Yosemite, pls. try to allow time to leave via the East Entrance. That's 2nd in magnificence to Big Sur. (If you can fit a day trip down there while in SF, you will see some of the most magical coastline in the world. It's home to Esalen.) Anyway, driving East from Yosemite - unlike the Westward entrance which is a long trip up through the Sierra foothills, you'll plunge down out of the Sierras entirely in just a few minutes. Right there is Mono Lake with ancient salt formations that citizens throughout the State battled to preserve. You can kayak there if you wish. This is an ecosystem known as the High Desert. If you drive 20 mins. South, you'll be in Mammoth Lakes. It's the big skiing area for L.A. in the winter. But May & September/October are the best months for enjoying the beauty w/virtually no people. If you're into mountain biking, it's a center for that in the off-season - though we've had a lot of snow this yr. 20mins. southeast of town is the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area. It's a lovely place to hike - in fact you can hike from there back into Yosemite Park - or take a horse trip there. You can also go horseback riding for 1/2 day, or 1 day trips @Reds Pack Station. It's an excellent outfit - does all the rescues for the Forest Service, and runs horseback riding trips all summer in the High Sierra. Enjoy. And Pls. Keep Us Posted.

Also, if you're not up to speed on developments in Germany check my post on the Hamburg thread. Essentially news is that Picture of Goering flanked by Nazi officers appeared on p.71 of program for German Open last week. It was in the section of the history of the club where the tournament is played. The text talked about how the exit for all the Jews from the Club in the Nazi years led to the "golden age" of German tennis. To my knowledge Becker hasn't said word one, although for those who don't know, his mother is (German- I think) Jewish & survived the war in a Concentration Camp. Responsibility is unclear, since Qatar Tennis Federation put it on, as most unfortunately they're stealing tournament next yr. Yesterday's art. in German press said that program was put out by organizers, so it's unclear. Also, unclear if the head that rolls is the head that's really responsible.(Link to article is on other thread.)

Ron, you're a powerful guy...first time you go away, Roger announces he has plantar fasciitis. 2nd time, unreconstructed Naziis emerge!! What next!!

sol
05-08-2005, 01:41 AM
Hello Daniel, Luna and Rogifan.

I am now in Washington DC. I will be staying here for a few days and touring the east coast finishing up in Hartford CT. From there I am flying to San Antonio, TX then Las Vegas, then San Francisco. I will be going on a two week hiking and camping tour which starts in Seattle (flying to Seattle and the trip takes me through Mt Rainier, Yellowstone Park and Yosemite Park) and then finishing in San Francisco from where I fly back to Switzerland for a few days and then back home to Israel from there.

:o You're a travel man :hug:

Have fun, dear! :kiss:

*M*
05-08-2005, 02:37 AM
Hello Daniel, Luna and Rogifan.

I am now in Washington DC. I will be staying here for a few days and touring the east coast finishing up in Hartford CT. From there I am flying to San Antonio, TX then Las Vegas, then San Francisco. I will be going on a two week hiking and camping tour which starts in Seattle (flying to Seattle and the trip takes me through Mt Rainier, Yellowstone Park and Yosemite Park) and then finishing in San Francisco from where I fly back to Switzerland for a few days and then back home to Israel from there.I'm so envious of you, getting to travel like this! Hope you have a great time! If you're planning on visiting Philadelphia, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

Daniel
05-08-2005, 03:41 AM
Have a good time Rone :kiss: :hug:

RonE
05-08-2005, 03:55 AM
Thanks for your wishes everyone :wavey:

Tenhound- I did not hear of this brochure? Do you have a link for it?

M- I will be in Philly on May 15th for the day. Thanks for your help :)

SUKTUEN
05-08-2005, 04:21 AM
hi

Daniel
05-08-2005, 05:05 AM
Suktuen, lets wish Rone a good and profitable trip :bigwave:

TenHound
05-08-2005, 06:22 AM
Ron,
Here's the link:?http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1575977,00.html
Hope you can keep us informed on coverage, if any in Israeli press.

Also, will you be offline for the duration of yr. visit? There's a position available, as far as I know for someone to run a tennis blog, as part of a larger sports blog. It's already gotten NYT coverage. It's run by guy who runs most successful politcal blog in US. If you want more info. let me know. Guy lives in SF Bay Area.

SUKTUEN
05-08-2005, 04:57 PM
I am back to HK~~

lsy
05-08-2005, 05:09 PM
I will be going on a two week hiking and camping tour which starts in Seattle (flying to Seattle and the trip takes me through Mt Rainier, Yellowstone Park and Yosemite Park) and then finishing in San Francisco from where I fly back to Switzerland for a few days and then back home to Israel from there.

Nice really Ron...nice...leave us all behind in this torturing clay season, especially so now with this damn draw and go hiking??? HIDING more like it :rolleyes: :p

:hug: Have fun Ron...enjoy all you can before you have to join us in the working world!!! Poor Garfield...getting very lonely at home... :cat:

:wavey: welcome back Suktuen!!!

SUKTUEN
05-08-2005, 05:36 PM
I just go to relax~~

Daniel
05-11-2005, 01:07 AM
some pics of HK Suktuen please? :kiss:

RogiFan88
05-11-2005, 02:08 AM
Hello Daniel, Luna and Rogifan.

I am now in Washington DC. I will be staying here for a few days and touring the east coast finishing up in Hartford CT. From there I am flying to San Antonio, TX then Las Vegas, then San Francisco. I will be going on a two week hiking and camping tour which starts in Seattle (flying to Seattle and the trip takes me through Mt Rainier, Yellowstone Park and Yosemite Park) and then finishing in San Francisco from where I fly back to Switzerland for a few days and then back home to Israel from there.


Ron, what a traveller you are! Have a safe journey and tell us about it when you return. ;)

SUKTUEN
05-11-2005, 04:24 PM
some pics of HK Suktuen please? :kiss:

OK~~~ :wavey: :umbrella:
I very very want Roger come to HK 2006 Jan~~~
He came HK and won 3 grands slam in 2004~@@ :rolls: :rolls:

Dirk
05-11-2005, 07:28 PM
Dirky here. ron made it safely to Harrisburg. He is right by the PC as I am posting this. We are very happy for Rogi win. :)

lunahielo
05-11-2005, 10:13 PM
Wow, Ron~~

What a neat trip for you.
You will be seeing some of the prettier parts of the USA.
Have lots of fun.
We miss you, here~~but I am so glad you are seeing so many cool areas of the country.

I used to live in San Francisco...beautiful city!
The Northwest (California, Oregon and Washington) is marvelous.
Luna

Mrs. B
05-12-2005, 07:20 AM
Dirky here. ron made it safely to Harrisburg. He is right by the PC as I am posting this. We are very happy for Rogi win. :)

:yeah: you two will prolly be talking about Roger all night long! :lol:

btw. Ron, you've gone more than one week! ;)

Dirk
05-12-2005, 11:35 AM
We won't see the Hamburg score today until later but I feel confident Roger will kill in straights. Ron on the other hand. :rolleyes: I am already getting ready for a Rogi/Coria qrt. :bounce:

We are having fun. I am showing Ron around the city and we watched some Roger matches. We watched Rogi/Hewitt at Oz 04. Then we watched Rogi/Andy Cup 03. Ron never saw that one and he was blown away by how casually Roger killed Andy that day.

yanchr
05-12-2005, 01:02 PM
We won't see the Hamburg score today until later but I feel confident Roger will kill in straights. Ron on the other hand. :rolleyes: I am already getting ready for a Rogi/Coria qrt. :bounce:

We are having fun. I am showing Ron around the city and we watched some Roger matches. We watched Rogi/Hewitt at Oz 04. Then we watched Rogi/Andy Cup 03. Ron never saw that one and he was blown away by how casually Roger killed Andy that day.
Finally you got to meet :yeah: What fantastic experience to meet with fellow Roger fans esp from far away :aparty: Well, won't be too long for me either I guess :bounce: Have fun you guys, ummm... I know you will ;)

Ron, have a nice trip :wavey: Luckily you will have grass season to set off when you are back on tour (or is it :p ) Clay sucks :yeah:

babsi
05-12-2005, 01:09 PM
Have fun,Dirk and Ron :)

Luna, you are quite right
Iīve been to North California and Oregon ,twice.
The best two trips Iīve every made - even so we had four smal kids with us - at the first trip three still wore diappers and at the second, one of my twins had to stay at the hospital ,in Portland OR, for a week,thatīs family life for you - the fun never stops!

But hey, we were the first to get on and off the plane!



____________________________________________
So take the photographs and still frames in your mind.
Hang it on a shelf of good health and good time.
(Billie Joe Armstrong)

SUKTUEN
05-12-2005, 01:15 PM
Hi dear

lsy
05-12-2005, 03:22 PM
but I feel confident Roger will kill in straights. Ron on the other hand. :rolleyes: I am already getting ready for a Rogi/Coria qrt. :bounce:


Hey Dirk, now it's the time when you can literally throw pie to Ron! :haha: Yeah, do it for us...his negativity on clay had all affected us in a way :rolleyes: ;)

Ron, how big is Dirk's kitchen actually, seeing how much cleaning he needs to do there every now and then :o :tape:

SUKTUEN
05-12-2005, 03:32 PM
dirk not come here a long time

Dirk
05-12-2005, 05:12 PM
Lsy, Ron has no faith in Roger on clay. He is right by me as I am typing this so I won't be too mean. :o ROGER WILL KILL WEASEL. RON AND I ARE GOING TO SEE IF THIS PUB/DINER SERVES WEASEL SANDWICHES!!!!!! :tape:

We are in Gettysburg right now looking at some sites. Great weather. :yeah: See you all soon. :wavey:

lunahielo
05-12-2005, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by babsi
But hey, we were the first to get on and off the plane!

:lol: Sometimes you just can't help but have fun!

Very nice for you and Ron, Dirk~~~enjoy!

lsy
05-13-2005, 03:21 PM
Lsy, Ron has no faith in Roger on clay. He is right by me as I am typing this so I won't be too mean. :o ROGER WILL KILL WEASEL. RON AND I ARE GOING TO SEE IF THIS PUB/DINER SERVES WEASEL SANDWICHES!!!!!! :tape:

We are in Gettysburg right now looking at some sites. Great weather. :yeah: See you all soon. :wavey:

:lol:

WHERE ARE YOU TWO???

Rogi's into the Semi Final!!!

:banana: :banana:

SUKTUEN
05-13-2005, 03:26 PM
Welcome Dirk~~ :wavey:

Daniel
05-15-2005, 10:46 PM
Hey suktuen , lsy and Dirk :wavey:

SUKTUEN
05-16-2005, 05:26 PM
who is the sexy guy in your avarat ? Daniel

RonE
05-17-2005, 10:23 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:

I am now in Hartford, CT. I am having a very nice time, CT is so green and the weather is beautiful now.

Thanks again Dirk for all the sights and the Roger matches :yeah: We went to Gettysburg which is of course where the most crucial battle of the American Civil War was fought and Lincoln gave his famous address ("four score and seven years ago..."). We also went to see the Capitol of Pennsylvania and to the zoo and the Hershey chocolate factory :lick: I also got to see many of Rogi's great matches: vs Hewitt, Nalbandian and Ferrero in AO 2004, vs Andy TMC 2003 and vs Agassi Miami 2005.

Yee, Dirk's kitchen is fairly sizeable and messy :tape: I am sure he is leaving it that way in case Roger gets into a loooooong five setter he would finish cleaning the kitchen by the time the match is over ;)

sol
05-17-2005, 10:34 PM
:wavey: Hey Ron :hug: :smooch:

Glad to know that having a very nice time there :D

RogiFan88
05-18-2005, 02:09 AM
Hi everyone :wavey:

I am now in Hartford, CT. I am having a very nice time, CT is so green and the weather is beautiful now.

Thanks again Dirk for all the sights and the Roger matches :yeah: We went to Gettysburg which is of course where the most crucial battle of the American Civil War was fought and Lincoln gave his famous address ("four score and seven years ago..."). We also went to see the Capitol of Pennsylvania and to the zoo and the Hershey chocolate factory :lick: I also got to see many of Rogi's great matches: vs Hewitt, Nalbandian and Ferrero in AO 2004, vs Andy TMC 2003 and vs Agassi Miami 2005.

Yee, Dirk's kitchen is fairly sizeable and messy :tape: I am sure he is leaving it that way in case Roger gets into a loooooong five setter he would finish cleaning the kitchen by the time the match is over ;)

Ron, what fun you are having meeting Rogi fans!! Nice of Dirky to show you around his state -- Hershey choc factory? Mmm...

Why am I not surprised that Dirk showed you some Rogi matches also!! ;)

So what did he cook for you? Hope you guys enjoyed your weasel sandwiches... :p

When are you travelling N of the border?? ;)

RogiFan88
05-18-2005, 02:10 AM
Ron, you s change the thread title... RonE's terrific tennistic adventures ;)

RonE
05-18-2005, 03:25 AM
Thank you Sol, I am having a great time :hug:

Ron, what fun you are having meeting Rogi fans!! Nice of Dirky to show you around his state -- Hershey choc factory? Mmm...

Why am I not surprised that Dirk showed you some Rogi matches also!! ;)

So what did he cook for you? Hope you guys enjoyed your weasel sandwiches... :p

When are you travelling N of the border?? ;)

Actually we ate out. ;) I will not be going to Canada on this trip- that will have to wait for another day. From here I will be going to San Antonio for a few days, then to Vegas, then to San Francisco. Then after 10 days there I will be flying to Seattle and will be going on a two week camping trip which will take me through Mt Rainier, Yellowstone Park, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. I will be totally incomunicado between June 11th and June 24th and if I don't come back online after that it probably means I was eaten alive by a grizzly bear :p :tape:

Oh yes, will someone please tell lsy and WyverN to get off their lazy arses and update the match report thread every now and then? :p

See you guys around :wavey: :hug:

Nocko
05-18-2005, 07:08 AM
Ron~~ :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

Mrs. B
05-18-2005, 07:15 AM
glad to hear you're having a great time! :wavey:

i'm taking a few days off next week to see some real clay matches. ;)
hope i get lucky with the weather.

lsy
05-18-2005, 07:22 AM
Yee, Dirk's kitchen is fairly sizeable and messy :tape: I am sure he is leaving it that way in case Roger gets into a loooooong five setter he would finish cleaning the kitchen by the time the match is over ;)

:haha: let's just hope that doesn't happen in RG :tape:


Actually we ate out. I will not be going to Canada on this trip- that will have to wait for another day. From here I will be going to San Antonio for a few days, then to Vegas, then to San Francisco. Then after 10 days there I will be flying to Seattle and will be going on a two week camping trip which will take me through Mt Rainier, Yellowstone Park, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. I will be totally incomunicado between June 11th and June 24th and if I don't come back online after that it probably means I was eaten alive by a grizzly bear

:haha:

Really nice of Dirk to bring you around. Have fun Ron...pls watch out on those bears, we need you to be back so that we can all throw pies on you face if Rogi wins RG....just hope it's not the opposite :tape: :tape:


Oh yes, will someone please tell lsy and WyverN to get off their lazy arses and update the match report thread every now and then?

:tape: :bolt:

babsi
05-18-2005, 08:00 AM
Good to hear you are having a great time - been to all those places except mount Rainer.
Lake Tahoe is soooooooo beautifuly - but around the lake itīs like development hell -
way to much private property :)

Continue to have a good time - but I think you canīt help but have!



__________________________________________________ ______________________
Thereīs nothing wrong with being a loser - it just depands on how good you are at it
(Billie Joe Armstrong)

babsi
05-18-2005, 08:03 AM
Ha,ha Isy

You canīt give people your little finger - they are going to want your whole hand!



__________________________________________________ ______________________
Thereīs nothing wrong with being a loser - it just depands how good you are at it
(Billie Joe Armstrong)

Stevens Point
05-18-2005, 08:57 AM
Ron, have a good time! :D Yellowstone should be really cool.

fightclubber
05-18-2005, 11:40 AM
Thank you Sol, I am having a great time :hug:



Actually we ate out. ;) I will not be going to Canada on this trip- that will have to wait for another day. From here I will be going to San Antonio for a few days, then to Vegas, then to San Francisco. Then after 10 days there I will be flying to Seattle and will be going on a two week camping trip which will take me through Mt Rainier, Yellowstone Park, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. I will be totally incomunicado between June 11th and June 24th and if I don't come back online after that it probably means I was eaten alive by a grizzly bear :p :tape:

Oh yes, will someone please tell lsy and WyverN to get off their lazy arses and update the match report thread every now and then? :p

See you guys around :wavey: :hug:
Oh Ron, what a greta time you are having. Be carefull with VEGAS, is a very dangerous and seductive lady! Ive been there a long ago, before Paris hote was up. Take a look and take pics.!
Enjoy your trip, Kisses
Silvy:worship:

RonE
05-18-2005, 12:15 PM
Thank you everyone :hug:

And don't worry about Vegas- I don't even bet vcash here :p

RogiFan88
05-18-2005, 02:34 PM
Cool, Bebop, have a great time at RG and cheer on Rogi for us!! Say Hi to Maratski for me!

SUKTUEN
05-18-2005, 02:41 PM
HI~!!!

RonE
05-21-2005, 03:10 PM
Hello again everyone :wavey:

I am flying today from Hartford CT to San-Antonio TX. The last three days were awesome- on Wednesday I went to Boston for the day. Such a lovely city so full of history.

On Thursday I went to Newport RI to the International Tennis Hall of Fame :bounce:

It was an amazing experience! History sprang to life as I saw exhibits and watched clips of all the old greats from the past- Budge, Tilden, Perry, Newcombe, Roche, Laver, Emerson, Smith wow :eek:

And of course the modern era- Borg, Connors, McEnroe, Lenfl, Wilander, Edberg, Becker, Sampras, Courier, Chang, Agassi. I was like a kid at the candy store.

The best part was the exhibit in which our Rogi donated his attire and his racquet from his U.S. Open win last year. Yes, I saw the actual racquet, shirt and headband he wore in that match all of which were signed by him. :banana:

Wow, that was an amazing experience, I spent about three hours in the museum.

Just saw the draw for RG- it could have been worse but I am not too happy about it still, and even more pissed about Coria and Agassi always getting easy draws :rolleyes:. Oh well, enough moaning, it's time for us and Roger to keep our focus and motivation. Lets gooo!!!!!! :bounce:

SUKTUEN
05-21-2005, 03:15 PM
RonE~~

I love the pic in your avarat~
The Young Sampras :yeah:

babsi
05-21-2005, 03:22 PM
Hi,Ron - glad you are doing fine :)
Were you aloud to take some pictures,inside the "int. tennis hall of fame"?
That would a great - even better ,if you could post them here,when you come back!

Gute Reise!



__________________________________________________ ______________________
Thereīs nothing wrong with being a loser - it just depands on how good you are at it
(Billie Joe Armstrong)

SUKTUEN
05-21-2005, 03:27 PM
are you go to France ?

RonE
05-21-2005, 03:37 PM
are you go to France ?

:lol: Not quite Suktuen, I am in the U.S. right now ;)

Suzanne, I used about an hour of film on my video camera :o There is a program which downloads the footage from the camera to the computer but I will have to figure out how to use t when I get back home.

SUKTUEN
05-21-2005, 03:41 PM
WHERE are you come from RonE ? :wavey:

RonE
05-21-2005, 03:51 PM
WHERE are you come from RonE ? :wavey:

I am from Israel, but right now I am in the U.S.A on holiday. :)

SUKTUEN
05-21-2005, 03:54 PM
That's so nice~~

Have a good holiday~~ :hatoff:

RonE
05-24-2005, 12:57 AM
Thank you :wavey:

MisterQ
05-24-2005, 01:06 AM
Hello again everyone :wavey:

I am flying today from Hartford CT to San-Antonio TX. The last three days were awesome- on Wednesday I went to Boston for the day. Such a lovely city so full of history.

You skipped New York! :mad: That's OK, you are smart. It's nuts here. :lol:

I hope you enjoyed the west. You went to some places I have always wanted to go (foreigners come and see more of the U.S. in three weeks than I have seen in my life ;) )

On Thursday I went to Newport RI to the International Tennis Hall of Fame :bounce:

It was an amazing experience! History sprang to life as I saw exhibits and watched clips of all the old greats from the past- Budge, Tilden, Perry, Newcombe, Roche, Laver, Emerson, Smith wow :eek:

And of course the modern era- Borg, Connors, McEnroe, Lenfl, Wilander, Edberg, Becker, Sampras, Courier, Chang, Agassi. I was like a kid at the candy store.

The best part was the exhibit in which our Rogi donated his attire and his racquet from his U.S. Open win last year. Yes, I saw the actual racquet, shirt and headband he wore in that match all of which were signed by him. :banana:

Wow, that was an amazing experience, I spent about three hours in the museum.


So the Hall of Fame is a worthwhile experience? Is it very big? I have never heard much about it, and even though I have been in the vicinity, I never have been. Did you get to try out playing on the grass courts? :cool:

Just saw the draw for RG- it could have been worse but I am not too happy about it still, and even more pissed about Coria and Agassi always getting easy draws :rolleyes:. :p ;)

SUKTUEN
05-24-2005, 02:53 PM
Good

RonE
05-25-2005, 03:16 AM
Hey MisterQ!

Yes, sadly I had to skip New York, my schedule turned out to be a lot more hectic than I anticipated and I figured for New York I need at least a week. Nuts is ok with me, I like nuts (preferably roasted ;) )

The hall of fame is a museum it is not THAT big but it is of fair size. It is very interesting with short videos of players from the past and present. I spent about 2 and a half hours there and saw all there is to see. I didn't play on the grass courts although I would have loved to- not enough time :sad:

Thanks for stopping by, come again soon! :wavey: :hug:

RonE
05-25-2005, 03:19 AM
And just to update- I have spent three days here in Texas so far, one of which was yesterday in Austin. I am currently in San Antonio and tomorrow I am flying to Las Vegas- who knows, I might meet Andre there ;) :p

It's a good thing Dirk didn't come with me there or he would return home broke :tape: (you know what I mean :p ;) )

WyveN
05-25-2005, 06:23 AM
It's a good thing Dirk didn't come with me there or he would return home broke :tape:

only if they accept vcash ;)

SUKTUEN
05-25-2005, 02:47 PM
Where is your fav place ? RonE ~~~

RonE
05-29-2005, 03:38 AM
Hello everyone- I am now in Walnut Creek, California after 3 days in Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

Vegas was very impressive and so was the Grand Canyon but it was really hot.

Glad to see Roger ios playing well :D Keeping my fingers crossed.....

SUKTUEN
05-29-2005, 07:19 AM
RonE~~ I love your avarat ~

young Sampras~~

Daniel
05-29-2005, 07:45 AM
Keep having a good time Rone :kiss: :)

lsy
05-29-2005, 04:40 PM
Hello everyone- I am now in Walnut Creek, California after 3 days in Vegas and the Grand Canyon.

Vegas was very impressive and so was the Grand Canyon but it was really hot.

Glad to see Roger ios playing well :D Keeping my fingers crossed.....

Have fun Ron :hug:

Why are your trip reports so short compare to the match report? :p

SUKTUEN
05-29-2005, 04:43 PM
really ? I need the report

babsi
05-30-2005, 02:12 PM
Have fun Ron :hug:

Why are your trip reports so short compare to the match report? :p


He conserving all his energie for the time he getīs back - or he is simply laszy :)

SUKTUEN
05-30-2005, 02:36 PM
Roger said he is not use his REAL POWER~~!!

RonE
06-02-2005, 02:52 AM
He conserving all his energie for the time he getīs back - or he is simply laszy :)

Don't worry, no one will be spared from reading my trip summary when I get back ;)

soonha
06-02-2005, 03:05 AM
Hello, RonE! :wavey:

So you're in Walnut Creek now. Any plan for seeing around San Francisco and Bay area, where I'm living ;) ? Or exploring the Yosemite would be great.

Personally I love the coastline of northern california. Driving along the freeway no.1 is just :angel: .

Hope you to enjoy your staying in California.

PS. We all miss your brilliant match report. :kiss:

RonE
06-02-2005, 04:58 AM
Hello, RonE! :wavey:

So you're in Walnut Creek now. Any plan for seeing around San Francisco and Bay area, where I'm living ;) ? Or exploring the Yosemite would be great.

Personally I love the coastline of northern california. Driving along the freeway no.1 is just :angel: .

Hope you to enjoy your staying in California.

PS. We all miss your brilliant match report. :kiss:

Yes actually I am going into San Francisco tomorrow- I am doing a tour of Alcatraz. Maybe we can meet sometime, PM me and let me know :wavey:

SUKTUEN
06-02-2005, 03:40 PM
soonha you meet RonE in some place? :D

soonha
06-02-2005, 05:37 PM
soonha you meet RonE in some place? :D
Yes, I'm going to see him this afternoon.

Shabazza
06-02-2005, 05:43 PM
Yes, I'm going to see him this afternoon.
:cool:
I would like to go to USA, too. So I'm looking forward to your trip summary RonE :)

RonE
06-02-2005, 05:57 PM
Thanks everyone :wavey:

I will be meeting Soonha this afternoon after my trip to Alcatraz.

RogiFan88
06-02-2005, 07:45 PM
that's COOL, Ron, have fun, you two!!! and don't forget to cheer on Rogi to victory!

lunahielo
06-02-2005, 08:08 PM
Ron and soonah~~
Have fun....I'm sure you will both be sending good energy~~~~~~> Roger

Enjoy what I think is one of the most beautiful parts of the USA. :)

Luna

*M*
06-02-2005, 08:45 PM
Ron, you may never make it home if you keep visiting Roger fans. It's a world-wide tour that never ends, you know. ;)

Shabazza
06-02-2005, 08:53 PM
Ron, you may never make it home if you keep visiting Roger fans. It's a world-wide tour that never ends, you know. ;)
:lol:
Even everyone in the US would be a lifetime journey.

Mrs. B
06-02-2005, 09:08 PM
Ron, you may never make it home if you keep visiting Roger fans. It's a world-wide tour that never ends, you know. ;)

:lol:

soonha, make sure Ron gets some kimchi.

RonE
06-03-2005, 05:51 AM
Hi everyone :wavey:

Soonha showed me around the Bay Area, it is so beautiful out here. Thank you, Soonha :hug:

And she thinks as well as I that Roger will bring home the bacon tomorrow (if you'll pardon the pun :devil: ) so that's more good vibes coming Roger's way :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

babsi
06-03-2005, 08:18 AM
Wow - Iīm jealouse :)
did you notice how aromatic the air is in SF - when I think of the city,itīs the first thing,that comes to my mind.
If there is the slides chance to drive up the Oregon coast,do so - the real beauty starts south of Florence and then all the way up to Astoria.
For the love of everything donīt miss "Ecola State Park" near Cannon Beach - if I had to live for only a few weeks,I would make sure to go there again!
Have fun :)
We are all counting on your good vipes - going all the way to RG :)

SUKTUEN
06-03-2005, 03:49 PM
that's good

RonE
06-04-2005, 12:46 AM
Thanks Suzanne :wavey:

Unfortunately my good vibes were nothing more than illusions. I should have known better than to be optimistic about RG- this tournament punishes optimism and beautiful tennis like no other :mad:

Nathy
06-04-2005, 12:56 AM
RG- this tournament punishes optimism and beautiful tennis like no other :mad:

I agree so badly with you :mad: Come On Wimby, Come On :banana: Give us the King of Tennis back :worship:

sol
06-04-2005, 12:58 AM
Thanks Suzanne :wavey:

Unfortunately my good vibes were nothing more than illusions. I should have known better than to be optimistic about RG- this tournament punishes optimism and beautiful tennis like no other :mad:

:awww: Ron :hug:

Roger :sad:

Time to grass season ;)

RogersGirl
06-04-2005, 02:27 AM
Thanks Suzanne :wavey:

Unfortunately my good vibes were nothing more than illusions. I should have known better than to be optimistic about RG- this tournament punishes optimism and beautiful tennis like no other :mad:

aww RonE. :hug: if its any consolation, which im sure right now must not seem sufficient, grass season is coming. and we, the true Federer fans, are wholly appreciative of what roger has accomplished this year and of what his hopes were, and go on believing in him. buck up kiddo :kiss:

SUKTUEN
06-04-2005, 07:25 AM
Roger GO for grass season ~!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~! :bounce: :bounce: :banana: :banana:

babsi
06-04-2005, 09:29 AM
Donīlet this drag you down,Ron - we are all disapionted - we are like family,so we are all going trough this together.
RG is a punishment you are right on this one :(

Now cheer up and enjoy your vacation :)

Road Tip #4
if you are a "breakfast guy" drive to a very smal,out of the way town early in the morning,look for the local coffee shop,have breakfast and observe the people there - I could live my life working in such a coffee shop - and if I had enough money,I would :).

Take care :)

SUKTUEN
06-04-2005, 09:44 AM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

lsy
06-04-2005, 02:11 PM
Thanks Suzanne :wavey:

Unfortunately my good vibes were nothing more than illusions. I should have known better than to be optimistic about RG- this tournament punishes optimism and beautiful tennis like no other :mad:

:hug: Ron...I guess now you're back with the theories on your jinx with RG...at least he made it to the sf and only lost to the best player on this surface past few months.

I'm glad at least you're on holiday and don't let this affect your remaining trip, k?

oneandonlyhsn
06-04-2005, 03:32 PM
Oh Roger I hope he can bounce back from this, I think he has had tough losses this year. Something is not working for Roger, he seems to take very long to get into matches this year. Hope he gets through this loss and bounces back for Wimbledon. Allez Roger.

RonE
06-05-2005, 06:34 AM
Thank you my friends :hug:

It is much easier to take these loses when you have people just as nuts as you are who understand. Yes Suzanne, it really does feel like a family :hug:

I just keep thinking what a huge opportunity this was :sad: But I have a feeling there will be more in the years to come :)

SUKTUEN
06-05-2005, 10:42 AM
oneandonlyhsn why do you use this avarat?

Daniel
06-05-2005, 09:20 PM
Roger :sad:

lsy
06-08-2005, 05:02 PM
Where is Ron?

Has he been eaten up by the bear already or still hiding under his bed crying for Rogi's loss?

Time for a trip update ;)

:cat: poor Garfield...all alone at home...

RonE
06-09-2005, 05:57 AM
Where is Ron?

Has he been eaten up by the bear already or still hiding under his bed crying for Rogi's loss?





I'll leave the crying bit for you :p

I have been busy running around- on Monday I went to Alcatraz Island and then I went out with a very nice girl I met the other day (lsy et al, insert your wise-crack comments here ;) )

Yesterday I spent the day in Stanford and today I did a day trip to Carmel, Monterrey and the 17-mile drive.

And of course my day just got better hearing that Waske made Schweine Hakse out of Nadal today :devil:

SUKTUEN
06-09-2005, 04:35 PM
Roger is OK today~

RonE
06-10-2005, 04:55 AM
Well my friends, tomorrow early in the morning I will be flying out to Seattle and starting a camping tour which will take me through Mt Rainier Nat. Park, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. The tour finishes back in San Francisco and then I immediately fly to Switzerland from there. In short I will not have any internet access until June 26th when I get back in the evening totally jetlagged so don't expect to hear from me for two and a half weeks :sad:

I will root for Roger even as I am hiking up some mountain or rafting in some stream. See you all later :wavey:

lsy
06-10-2005, 04:57 AM
:hearts: :inlove:.....ooooooooohh...love is in the air...:couple:...and that's all you have to tell us? Nice? :aplot:

RonE
06-10-2005, 05:10 AM
:hearts: :inlove:.....ooooooooohh...love is in the air...:couple:...and that's all you have to tell us? Nice? :aplot:

I will remember that comment while I get eaten alive by a grizzly bear :p

babsi
06-10-2005, 01:25 PM
Well my friends, tomorrow early in the morning I will be flying out to Seattle and starting a camping tour which will take me through Mt Rainier Nat. Park, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. The tour finishes back in San Francisco and then I immediately fly to Switzerland from there. In short I will not have any internet access until June 26th when I get back in the evening totally jetlagged so don't expect to hear from me for two and a half weeks :sad:

I will root for Roger even as I am hiking up some mountain or rafting in some stream. See you all later :wavey:
Hope you can stand up and say - yes,I deserve all of this!

And donīt forget,they also have cougars out there - enjoy :)

oh, and have you ever heared of that guy, that had to amputad his own arm with a pocket knife,because it got caught,between tow bolders?

Can you tell -Iīm jealouse?

Take care - and remember never seperate from your group -we need you come Wimbledon!!!!!!!!!!!

SUKTUEN
06-10-2005, 01:37 PM
pray for Roger~~

Daniel
06-12-2005, 12:53 AM
Suk :wavey:

SUKTUEN
06-12-2005, 09:53 AM
Hi Dan ~~~

Daniel
06-16-2005, 03:48 AM
Howzit? :D

RonE
06-28-2005, 06:21 PM
Well I am back in Switzerland now having experienced the great outdoors and seven fantastic weeks in the U.S.A. The camping tour was amazing- more details of the entire trip coming soon :)

How y'all been? :wavey: Whoops, note to self: you are not in Texas aymore :tape: ;)

lunahielo
06-28-2005, 10:48 PM
Originally posted by RonE
Well I am back in Switzerland now having experienced the great outdoors and seven fantastic weeks in the U.S.A. The camping tour was amazing- more details of the entire trip coming soon
Glad to see you back, Ron. :wavey:
Sure glad you enjoyed your trip. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

luna
PS. Back just in time to see Roger win his QF........ :)

Nocko
06-29-2005, 12:40 AM
Welcome back, Ron! :hug:

Shabazza
06-29-2005, 08:10 AM
Welcome back Rone - glad to hear you enjoyed your trip :yeah:

babsi
06-29-2005, 02:09 PM
Well I am back in Switzerland now having experienced the great outdoors and seven fantastic weeks in the U.S.A. The camping tour was amazing- more details of the entire trip coming soon :)

How y'all been? :wavey: Whoops, note to self: you are not in Texas aymore :tape: ;)

Great ot hear - wellcome back :)

You know the "yīall" has itīs advantages - not everything out of Texas has,though :(

lsy
06-29-2005, 04:59 PM
Yeah Ron is back!!! :banana: :banana:

Hope to catch you some time my friend, there's still some "outstanding matters" we need to settle with you!!! :mad: ;)

ytben
06-29-2005, 05:21 PM
Yeah Ron is back!!! :banana: :banana:

Hope to catch you some time my friend, there's still some "outstanding matters" we need to settle with you!!! :mad: ;)

One advice Ron: runnnnnnnnnnnn :bolt:

Welcome back btw, you have been missed :kiss:

RonE
06-29-2005, 07:30 PM
Thanks everyone :hug:

"Outstanding matters" eh? I thought Lia took care of that matter :tape:

Anyway, the trip was fantastic. We started off in Seattle, Washington state. There were 14 people on the tour incluidng our 2 guides. Our first stop was Mount Rainier (aptly named for all the rain :mad: ). The first 2 days were MISERABLE with constant rain. We went hiking up the skyline trail on the mountain and the good news was it was raining up there. The bad news was- it was snowing :tape: A 7 mile hike plodding through the snow. I am sure many of you would have derived great satisfaction in seeing me fall flat on my arse time and again and getting my shoes and pretty much the rest of me soaked to the bone.

The next day was a little better as we went on another hike down in the valley. The weather had improved and the trail was beautiful. To top it off, when we arrived at the lodge we had SHOWERS!!!!!!!! A dryer was there conveniently also to dry off our socks, towels etc. It's amazing how much one learns to take the finer things in life for granted ;)

To be continued.....

RonE
06-29-2005, 07:45 PM
After Mt Rainier, we drove for 2 days. On the night of the first of those two days we stopped in a small campsite in a place called Kamiah in Idaho. It was one sleepy town but it was loads of fun going to the local pub and talking to the locals and playing pool with them.

The following day we stopped at the hot springs located just accross the border in Montana. A welcomed dip in the springs was exactly what my weary limbs needed. :)

We then finished the day setting up camp in Gradiner, Montana just outside the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

The next three days were spent gooing in and out of the park. On the next day I did a 12.5 miles (app. 20 km) 7 hour hike up Sepulchre Mountain with an elevation gain of 2500 feet (or 750 metres). It started off in beautiful weather and very quickly it turned ugly with passing showers. Being up on the ridge, we tried to avoid getting struck by lightning so we had to go off the track wait for the storm to pass. This happened 4 times with each storm lasting about 20-30 minutes. The last one hit as as we were near the summit- and that time it hailed. Running for cover on muddy ground with a 70 degree incline with hails the size of golf balls pounding us- and oh yes, we also heard some bears growling in the distance as we were soaked to the bone yet again. Dream vacation isn't it? :tape:

Of course, what is a hiking trail without snow? Going back down, there was the ridge with a sheer drop to the bottom so we had to make our way through waist deep snow. My detractors yet again would have been highly amused as I slushed, slipped and plonked my way through all that slush.

The next days were spent seeing the famous geyser Old Faithful and wandering about the bacteria pools- deep blue in the middle and redish orange around the rim due to bacteria living in them.

You can find out more about Yellowstone here: http://www.nps.gov/yell/home.htm

To be continued....

Dirk
06-29-2005, 07:46 PM
Hey Ron, why don't you give me a call? ;) Glad you got to see the match today.

RonE
06-29-2005, 07:49 PM
After three days in Yellowstone we made our way south throough Wyoming to the Grand Tetons which is a lovely mountain range. I went on a very nice hike to Taggart Lake which overlooks the mountains there. We then went to Jackson where I went whitewater rafting. This is good fun and if you are in good health and not too bothered by being sent flyiing high up in the air as you breeze through rapids I strongly suggest you give this a try :p

http://www.jacksonhole.com/index.summer.asp

The next day we drove to Craters of the Moon, situated in Idaho west of Idaho Falls. This area used to consist of active volcanoes which are now dormant a series of caves and interesting structures.

http://www.nps.gov/crmo/home.htm

To be continued.....

RonE
06-29-2005, 08:30 PM
After the craters a long 12 hour drive awaited us as we made our way to Lake Tahoe, on the Californian side. I hiked on the shores of this magnificent lake with the snowy mountains in the background. It was like Switzerland but bigger and even more pristine!

http://www.tahoe.com/

The capper of the trip was then in Yosemite National Park where I hiked up Half Dome. 5,000 feet in elevation gain (1,500 metres) 17 miles roundtrip (~27 km) 10 and a half hours of hiking!. The last part up to the peak was almost a vertical climb as I had to hold on to steel railings for dear life!

http://www.rahul.net/kenton/fun/yosemite/

After that exhausting excursion the last day was spent chilling out, the guides took us from place to place with the van (bliss!). The tour ended in San Frncisco the following day, and the day after that I flew back to Zurich.

SUKTUEN
06-30-2005, 02:13 AM
thanks for the link

babsi
07-01-2005, 09:47 AM
Thanks Ron, great report :) :)

and thanks for the links - I want to go there again!!!!!

If the Americans could just restrict the developing in the most beautiful places.
As lovely as Lake Tahoe is - there are way too many houses and private properties around the Lake :(

SUKTUEN
07-01-2005, 05:54 PM
I love Swiss

Daniel
07-03-2005, 10:48 PM
Thanks Rone :kiss:
Suktuen :smooch: