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#1 calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

Hi Guys,
I’ve just had the Best Trip to the States, Phoenix, Arizona thanks to Bob, PhoenixBob on Palmtalk and His lovely wife Judy .. I must say at this point that Bob and Judy Paid For everything on this trip.. and I mean Everything . I first met Bob and Judy when they came to Cairns approx One year and 6 days or so now. Bob Posted that Judy and himself where going to be in Cairns and would love to see Flecker Botanic Gardens, me being me I jumped at the chance to show off our beautiful gardens so we set a time date etc etc and I picked them up from the Airport the rest is Beautiful History....Not only that On my Trip I got to meet Lots of there very special Friends, Two special friends I want to mention Are Dr. Dan and Nancy , what you’d call snow birds Dan & Nancy and Bob and Judy picked me up from The Airport in Phoenix , I couldn’t believe the size of the Airport in Phoenix It took some time before I got near the gates it made me happy cos as we got closer to people I heard someone call out “Mikey” I looked around and spotted Bob and his good friend Dan... at this stage I’ll put up a couple of photo’s ,I still need to learn how to import pic’s and share them here they are on shutterfly.. I had a hassle with my phone which has a lot of photo’s on them, I crushed it in the car door but if I cannot recover them I can get some off Bob and Dan..
Stay Tuned..Mikey.. :)
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#2 calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

Lets see... From
front to back, Dan, Nancy and my lovely hosts Bob and Judy.. just a start guys need to get sorted out

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#3 calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

This year I was lucky to had 2 Birthday's, one with my Kids in Aussie
and one in the States with great friends, not only that Judy made my fav
cake for my Birthday ...Banana...Man was it nice..Yummy
... Back on later with more..
Mikey

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:28 AM

Banana cake ? you lucky so and so, I love banana cake.

Look forward to more Mikey, and from your new friends in Arizona..
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:30 AM

Gee I got offered a trip to Chambers Flat the other day !! Some people have all the luck !! Hope you enjoyed yourself Mikey. Post some more photos please.
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#6 calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

Here a little guy sorry don't know lizards very well, can anyone name him
I named him frank, cos Frankly I don't know what Genus :lol: ...

Next time you guys are up Wal I'll make you a Banana cake dude
I don't think it will be as good as Judy's but..

Hi Peachy, I was Very Very Lucky to meet such lovely people, I
hope you went on your Trip even if its only a stones throw away...

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#7 calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

A closer look at Frank...Oh this was at the entrance of the Phoenix Botanic Gardens
the largest collection of cacti and succulants....A real eye opener for sure...

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

At the Main gate..

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

Wheeling in..... :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

This was stunning, I'll have to check with Bob who the Artist was
these are hand blown Just beautiful...Back on later with more my
laptop is slow and I can only put up one at atime not sure how to
resize them on this laptop.. Errr
cheers Mikey :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

Please, keep the photos coming! Very nice.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:36 PM

Please, keep the photos coming! Very nice.


Thanks Patricia, here's a few more..This is a
Barrel type in flower...

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

More.... :)Bob and Judy..

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:46 PM

more..

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

name to come next post.. :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

and name is... at this stage I have to stress that lots are on my Damaged phone, just hope they are still on it once I get it back cos every photo I took I took a pic of the name, not only that I still have to learn how to transfer from Shutter fly ...Pic's sent to me from Bob and Judy... please bear with me lots more to come..

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

And I mean LOTS..bit of colour... :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:28 PM

I saw you looking Len.. LOL...
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

info, hope you can see it...

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

Rest - time back real soon..
Mikey :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:17 PM

Keep it up Mikey... looking good. :greenthumb:
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:42 PM

Excellent Mikey! You visited at a great time, with warm weather, not too hot, and lots of flowers. Can't wait to see more pics.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

cool photos! im pretty sure thats a desert spiny lizard you found
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

A closer look at Frank...Oh this was at the entrance of the Phoenix Botanic Gardens
the largest collection of cacti and succulants....A real eye opener for sure...


We commonly call them golden collar lizards -- pehaps wrongly. Sometimes the whole lizard is a golden blond color, which really stands out against a black-barked mesquite. In peak breeding season, the males are pretty dark purple and large -- like 15 inches!

I don't know my lizards. That's just what I've observed.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

I'm loving the desert flora. So nice to see them in their natural habitat!
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

Hi Matty, I was so lucky Bob picked a couple of dates for the weather, man I'm glad I picked March it was great weather one day of rain and no humidity ahhhh..
there wasn't a lot of wildflowers out, would haave been good to see more, but wot I did see I
loved it, I even got seed of The Gold poppy ...Eschscholtzia mexicana, and blue Flax..Linum leuisii..
going to grow them up in the Tablelands only a couple of hrs from Cairns But Drier than here... :)

Thanks Steve and Gene, (Gene just to mention Mesquite, Yummo great to use esp BBQing Bob did a great steak for me on my Birthday..) would loved to have seen the other colours these guys get, Hey Gene I noticed
you live in Arizona, Shit I wish I knew you where there We could have caught up..would have been great
..next time eh... You should catch up with Bob and Judy excellent couple I miss them heaps.

Its lovely country side Patricia glad you like the pic's I'm still trying to download pic's from Shutter fly
becoming a pain in the Butt, hope to haaave it sorted out soon, a few of the pic's have also been wot Judy took cos Bob was
to busy pushing me in my Wheelchair.. :)

Here's a few more pic's before I get to home sick for Phoenix :(

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:34 PM

Glad you like the Thread Bill.. :)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:12 PM

:)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

Another one..Some of these i've shown have also been taken
by Judy ... :)

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:50 AM

More to come...Mikey. :)
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:42 PM

I saw you looking Len.. LOL...


I was :) can't believe you were so close to san Diego and didn't stop by.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:02 PM

Just bumping this to Thank Gene for Giving Mikey this trip and giving him some great memories..

I will miss Mikey. :(
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:22 PM

Bill,

Thanks a lot for bumping this thread. Considering the tragic news (see the thread in the Memorials sub-forum) and even though there are no palms in this thread, I am moving it from Travel Logs to Discussing Palm Trees for wider exposure.

Bo-Göran

EDIT on 22 July - moved thread back to the Travel Logs section. - bgl.
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