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Old 06-13-2013, 02:00 AM   #16
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Great start, although what a pain to have to go back for the gifts.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:29 AM   #17
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On the way! I still can't believe you went back for the missed bags!
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:10 AM   #18
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Cam, I'm so excited that I've caught your report at the beginning, rather than twenty pages in! I'm glad you were able to get the gifts (and the gum) that you left behind. David and I are sitting here debating whether or not we would have just let it go if we were already forty five minutes in. We can't decide. Lol!
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Great start at least you were not too far to go back when you remembered the gifts. Always feels weird t hear you say you are going to Glasgow.
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Sorry you had to go back. We have had that happen as well. We were there the same time so I am excited to read your trip report.
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So glad you have this started! I loved the PTR and was thinking of you while you were there. Sorry for the last minute stressors. Kudos to you for returning for the gifts.
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Great start, looking forward to hearing more!
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Bumpy start to the trip. That is usually how it goes for us. Can't wait to hear more.

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Great start! I am excited to join in at the very beginning this time!
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Oh my..it is frustrating when you forget things!! Im glad you ended up gettibg everything you needed!! I so excited to read more!!
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The start of your trip sounds like the start of our trips. Something always happens to make it stressfull. Waiting to hear more.
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What a start! My husband would not have wanted to turn around for anything.
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