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Old 08-05-2007, 07:38 AM   #1
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We're off like a herd of girdles!

We're leaving this AM for a week of 'Streamin'. We plan on staying first at Shawnee State (park near Bedford, PA,) then off the the Mother Ship for a Wednesday morning appointment to get a couple of leaks resolved on the Basecamp.

Woohoo!!!!!
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:23 AM   #2
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Sounds like a fun trip, be sure to keep us 'posted'
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Sounds like a great trip. Take lots of photos and post some. Safe travels.

We would also like a report on your Mothership visit. We are planning to do it soon.
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Sounds like fun...

But, a herd of girdles? Huh?

That's a new one...

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Have fun. Be sure to take pictures of your Basecamp at the Mother Ship.

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Old 08-05-2007, 11:08 AM   #6
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But, a herd of girdles? Huh?

That's a new one...
...on me too, Shari. But sounds catchy.

Have a great trip Bob!
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:35 PM   #7
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I've heard of a terd of hurtles...

Aren't those called Spoonerisms - when the letters on words get switched?
Hmm, not sure. But I guess "herd of girdles" is more creative than just switching letters.
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Old 08-05-2007, 04:32 PM   #8
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So, how does one become a girdle herder?
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:37 PM   #9
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I can't wait to read the responses to this one!
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Probably some relations in Mr. Whipple's family tree... the one with two branches... a family thing, I guess...
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So, how does one become a girdle herder?
Quite simple, really. I earned my "girdle herder" title back in the day when I played saxophone in the house band of a strip club.

We wound up going well past our intended target of Shawnee State Park today. We were making real good time, and it was way too early to call it a day, so we pressed onward.

The weather took a turn later in the afternoon and we started looking for a place to park. The first CG was a state park that had plenty of sites, but we passed as we kinda wanted some electic for the night.

The second place we looked was Fox Run Campground near New Straton. The CG office was closed and the instructions on the door said to pull into the field down below and stay there until morning. We cruised the CG, didn't like it, split and just kept going west.

Liz is calling, time for me to make the Margaritas!
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Spoonerisms

Dave -- do you remember Archie Campbell on Hee Haw and his spoonerisms. I recall Beeping Sleauty and the Pea Little Thrigs. You can even find an audio version of Rindercella on the internet!

We could have used an extra herdle girder on that bridge in Minneapolis this week...

Bob, you'll always remember this reaction to your most worthy trip report!
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Dave -- do you remember Archie Campbell on Hee Haw and his spoonerisms. I recall Beeping Sleauty and the Pea Little Thrigs. You can even find an audio version of Rindercella on the internet!

We could have used an extra herdle girder on that bridge in Minneapolis this week...

Bob, you'll always remember this reaction to your most worthy trip report!
No, but I've read (or heard about?) a book about Spooner. He was (IIRC) a preacher who was known for botching words, someone started writing them down and a book was born. Some pretty funny ones in there. It's been years...
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On edit: Here are some examples of "original" Spoonerisms. There have quite naturally been additions to the originals.
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OK, dinner is over...

... and the dishes are done.

If anyone hasn't bought one yet, don't delay, go get yourself a Coleman rechargable blender. There's nothing like a frozen Margarita after a long day on the road.
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