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Close Encounters of
Ocean City, Maryland

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"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid 
with them."
 -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Which posters to alt.surfing have you met, surfed, or tripped with, where and when?"
Guess I should document this modest list, with no details... but visit Foondroppings.

Listed below are links to stories in Google or Droppings that chronicle most of my encounters with ASers.  I will list the people involved, the thread title then the link.

Ben Dobrin & Bob Hickey in Road Fever Pt. 3.

Steve Hull, Bill Morris and Gioni in Thank you Santa Cruz and SantaFonnCruzin.

John Ferguson and Eric in You ain't from around Here.

Tom Keener and George Barnes in SoCal Soire, Day 1.

DDaniel, Neon and Tubesteak in SoCal Soire, Day 2.

The Sandman in In Search of the Sandman.

M@rk, Sarge, Myroni and SteveM in Team Guido Gets it Good, Pt.1.

Neal, Buddy, Sus, Jules and Steve in Island Odyssey 1, Island Odyssey 2, Island Odyssey 3.

Rod and Sandkrab in WSD2K Report.

Keith Elliott, Tim Maddux and Surfer Bob in The Story.

NeoN, Tom Tweed, Tom Keener, CragTbagger, JohnH, BK & Craig Kemnitz in Foon@50 Tour Continues.

GP2K, lots of people.  I suggest you read the  GP2KParty@ Headquarters thread on Google.

Rod, Glenda, KC and ScottW in GlendaPalooza an Unqualified Blast.

Lloyd, Mike Sullivan, Tom Orsi, db and Glenda in The Streak is Alive.

Gioni, Lloyd, DaveFrancis, MoodyKopp, MikeBurns, Glenda, Wavslav, and SteveH in SantaCruzinPaloozin.

Rod, KC, Bruce Gabrielson, Neal Carver and Kirk Mantay in Yikes there's a Snake in my House.

GuidoPalooza 2001 (Oct 6-10, 2001).  This year's GP trippers included KC Filer, Sarge, Foon, DeeDee, Andy Woodard, Todd, John Ferguson, Edmund, Neal Carver, Myron, SteveM and Rod Rodgers.  Non-ASer guests included KC's wife, Svetlana, and Ferg's pup, Lucy.  See the GP2K1 Trip Reports and Pics and a pic of (most of) the group in the Tranquility Base GP station.

A Sunday Sesh on the Delmarva with Dan King (Aug 11, 2002).  Dan King, visiting from San Diego, hook up with Rod, Kirk and myself for a session at Naval Jetties, Delaware and the Foonbunker.

Space Coast Visit with Jane and Bogie.  I've got a few incidents to write about and would like to say now that Jane and Peter's hospitality was a breath of warm friendly air. No wait, maybe that was Bogie the retarded Chihuahua who snuck into the room and sniffed me out. Thanks to them I had a spendid visit to the space coast which put me in the perfect frame of mind to be stranded for a few extra days in what proved to be the warmest place in the country while winter raged in my neighborhood. [Also see Jane's long report.]

The Road to Foonsocket (OT&Long) - May 2003 - New England & Cape Cod.  Read the story on the title link.  I met Doc in person for the first time. Other highlights:  DeeDee, Rico Bates and wife, Tim Maddux and wife.  I thank you all for sharing yourselves with me and though it may not often be about the surfing or the food,  Rodski I should be getting at least one more point for meeting Doc and possibly a credit for drinking with him toe to toe.  I think it was the 100 proof bourbon that finally nailed his coffin. Rico's wife Lynn said she could not remember the last time the good Doctor left gibbering like he did.

GuidoPalooza 2003 - Sept 2003.  Isabel GP2K3

Sponge Visits the Capital (May 2006). Yeah, we met this guy Sponge this week. He's a total lightweight. Couldn't even finish a Miller Lite at the hotel bar Tuesday. He must be Hawaiian though, gave us a box of Macademian nuts and talked a funny language. You're lucky he didn'ttake you rollerblading. ;)  Pretty covert how he diverted our attention with stories of dodging waterphotogs then snatched the check. He's a very cool dude for a middleage wannabee. Good to see ya spongie, but you need a better disguise. I'd recognize you anywhere.

(L-R) Rod, Sponge, Foon

George of the Jungle Visits the Capital (July 2006). Rodski and I caught up with visiting bodysurfer and new North Carolina resident George of the Jungle in (newly designated Crime Emergency area) downtown DC last night grabbing a bite to eat (George had Genuine Maryland Crabcakes) and quaffing a few (Pilsner Urquell) while catching up on his recent whereabouts. (1 point each with plans to inflate that at the GP) George looked fit and, as is my experience with most r/l encounters (except Skippy), is much more interesting in person. We noted that though he lives far inland in NC he has been surfing more than the Skipstah to whom he sends his warmest regards. ;) George has been studying the water temps and currents in the Atlantic and predicts the Mid Atlantic and possibly New England will get significant tropical action this season. Looks like another bumpy ride for the GP. Maybe they won't get evacuated so soon this year. I'm checking my storm shutters now. Nice to finally meet youGeorge. Hope to see you again in Sept. if not sooner. 

AS Points Log:  I have...
... met the following ASers ...surfed with these ASers ...traveled with these ASers
Dave Blake
Drew "DaGriz" Hazzlerigg
Eric aka Egosurf
Evan "wavslav"
George Barnes
George of the Jungle
Jane Moody
Keith Elliott
Mike Sullivan
Surfer Bob
Tim Maddux
Tom Keener
Tom Tweed
Ben Dobrin
Bob Hickey
Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson
Bud Williams
Dan King
Dave Francis
Jules Hummon
Kirk Mantay
Mike Burns
Neal "Sponge" Miyake
Steve Hull
Andy Woodard
Craig Kemnitz
John Ferguson
KC Filer
M@rk Sisom (Guido)
Nancy Schultz (1Surfergirl)
Neal "Right Coast" Carver
Rico Bates
Rod Rodgers
24 x 1 point = 11 x 2 points = 16 x 3 points =
24 points 22 points 48 points

Point totals: 94

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