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Come Grow Old Along with me … the best is yet to be!

Ten guys, an annual trip, a weekly lunch together … how unique is that?  I say “unbelievable”.   Yes, unbelievable and rare … that 9 or 10 guys could be friends, remain friends and stay committed to sharing time and friendship together for almost four decades. Other than my marriage and family, there is nothing more important or significant in my life than this group.

As I’ve written before, for 35 years our annual adventure was a skiing trip.  Last year, 2015 and this year, 2016, a more temperate climate called us to Scottsdale, Arizona for golf, hiking, touring, eating and relaxing.

2016 … a picture perfect trip.


The Group … SST … Stanley Ski Team 2016





Watching the Republican Debate 

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Hiking Butcher Jones Trail at Saguaro Lake near Scottsdale

Below, a couple of shots on the drive to Scottsdale with JC …

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Tim sent above photo at Apache Lake … a large reservoir fed by the Salt River near Superstition Mountains.

Below a couple of shots from Palo Duro Canyon State Park near Amarillo.  JC and did a six mile hike to the bottom photo … the Lighthouse.

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