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Old 19th September 2016, 01:37   #16
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Sun 18th:

A take-it-easy morning before the homeward departure after lunch.

In the forenoon a couple of freewheeling clicks around the vicinity of our hotel:

Landscape 1
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L2
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Inside OP Jindal memorial
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L4
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The rear guard, ready for departure
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En route a photo stop
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Thus ended an enjoyable weekend thanks to Dr. AD who made it happen.
Time to hand over the baton

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Some more pictures of a memorable drive/ride
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A day well spent among the ruins
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'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-09-chief-queens-bath.jpg

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Few more pics taken near the hotel and on our way home

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Just one word to describe the gallery - colourful !!!

Hats off to the indomitable spirit of the group for making the trip despite the volatility in the air.

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Thank you very much everyone for making this drive and meet happen. This was indeed a very memorable trip, especially given that it got planned literally overnight.

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Thus ended an enjoyable weekend thanks to Dr. AD who made it happen.
Time to hand over the baton
Cheers
Thank you for your kind words Ravi. You have organized so many amazing drives and meets, and your execution of those plans has always been flawless. This was just a case of taking an inspiration from your legacy, and organizing something to fill in the temporary void as you mentioned. Thank you very much for your help, guidance, and support throughout this drive.

And no, there is no question of handing over the baton. You are the real and permanent captain of this amazing group. I just assumed a temporary role for one weekend. Now back to you, Captain :-)

And thanks for posting those pictures. Very nice pictures!

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Some more pictures of a memorable drive/ride
Awesome pictures, Deepak. Thanks for posting.

Once again, thanks all for the wonderful company and the wonderful time!

Thanks,
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P.S. I am still processing my pictures and will post those shortly.

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Another feather in our collective cap!!!
Three cheers to the captain and his deputy....
Usually, last minute plannings are supposed to go haywire, but not with these able-handed guys. Everything, including breaks for breakfast, bio, photo Op were planned.

Here is a small collection from my clicks.
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Here is my pictorial report, spread over several posts.

Meeting at the "Hi" point:

The two Germans were ready and raring to go even ahead of time:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03959.jpg


The third one (with its proud owners Mr. and Mrs. Fortified) right behind them was equally excited:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03960.jpg


However, if they thought they were ahead, they were wrong. An orange cheetah had already taken the pole position:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03961.jpg


All smiles as we greeted each other:
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The breakfast break:

The convoy takes it first break:
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"How were we driving?" Discussions in progress:
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'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03965.jpg


Checking out each other's rides, and getting introduced to the young members:
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Some more planning about the route ahead:
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Photo session on a state highway:

The state highway 150A from Challakere to Bellari is a beautiful two-lane road that passes through some lovely landscape full of big boulders that this area is known for. We stopped here for a quick photoshoot.
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03968.jpg


Left to Right: Zebo, Pearljam, RSUDARSANAN, and cmiuc:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03972.jpg


Abirnale's Orange XUV:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03974.jpg


The Captain with his car:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03975.jpg


Abirnale with his orange cheetah:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03976.jpg


Fortified's Merc pulls up in front:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03979.jpg


At the other end of the convoy, some friendly chat session in progress (the couple standing next to their Duke is Mr. and Mrs. Deepfreak15):
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03980.jpg


The entire convoy:
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Mrs. Tilt and RSUDARSANAN, next to their respective cars:
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A clean shot at the lovely 320D:
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The rear end of the convoy:
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The C250 was the center of the attention, and justifiably so:
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Mr. and Mrs. Fortified with their beautiful Mercedes:
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My car - Dusty - looking forward to the scenic road ahead:
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The scenic road with big boulders on the side:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03997.jpg


And some farms around:
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Cmiuc catching up with Zebo, sitting inside his Jetta:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc03998.jpg


Pearljam's Verna:
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Yours truly with his better half:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04002.jpg


Mr. and Mrs. Tilt:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04006.jpg


In a short while after this photoshoot, we reached our destination, Hyatt Place Hampi.

To be continued...
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In a short while, after tackling some ridiculously large and sharp speedbreakers, we reached here:
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Beautiful decor near the hotel lobby:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04009.jpg


This table in the restaurant practically became ours. We had dinners, breakfasts and lunches here:
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A random shot of a wing of the hotel:
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The hotel had this beautiful swimming pool:
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Some of us sat there pondering over our evening plans:
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Which eventually materialized into a trip to the Tungabhadra Dam (TB Dam, as it was more commonly known there):
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A shot of the surroundings:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04018.jpg


A group photo overlooking the dam:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04015.jpg


Mr. and Mrs. Tilt:
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Day 2: Visit to Hampi

The first thing on our itinerary for the day was a visit to the monuments in Hampi. In particular, we spent a good amount of time in the "Vittala Temple Complex", which is one of the most famous landmarks in Hampi.


The entrance to the group of monuments, Hampi:
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In Hampi, you can see such boulders and stone structures everywhere:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04020.jpg


Zooming in on the stone arch:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04021.jpg


A short ride in an electric buggy:
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The buggy took us to the entrance of the Vittala Temple:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04024.jpg


Running in to catch up with the guided tour:
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Our guided tour in progress:
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The famous Ratha (Chariot), which has practically become the icon of Hampi:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04064.jpg


The bhpians calculating horsepower required to pull the Chariot:
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Our group paying attention to the tour guide:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04065.jpg


And the tour guide explaining some finer details about some of the sculptures:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04048.jpg


Some pictures from within the temple complex:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04036.jpg


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'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04057.jpg


Passing through the doors of the history:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04044.jpg


Some group photos:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04060.jpg


'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04071.jpg


The guide entertaining the second batch of bhpians:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04073.jpg


Yours truly with his better half:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04066.jpg


Mr. and Mrs. - well, you know them by now:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04068.jpg


Fusionbang family:
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To be continued...
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After the Vittala Temple, we visited an area called "Royal Enclosure", which is a group of many of the royal buildings:


On a central plateau within the Royal Enclosure lies this elevated platform, known as "Navaratri Platform":
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04096.jpg


Close-up of the navaratri platform:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04082.jpg


Some of us climbed up on the platform, while the tour guide was still explaining some details to the rest of the group:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04085.jpg


The 360 degree views of the entire Hampi area from the top of the platform:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04086.jpg


'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04087.jpg


Some group photos on the platform:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04088.jpg


'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04091.jpg


'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04092.jpg


A beautifully designed public water tank within the central plateau:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04094.jpg


Mr. and Mrs. Fortified:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04093.jpg


A random shot of some of the structures on the plateau:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04097.jpg


Kaladham Museum:
In the evening, we went to the Kaladham Museum, which is located right next to the hotel.
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'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04104.jpg


Mr. and Mrs. - well, by now you should know this couple too:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04106.jpg


A photo session in progress:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04108.jpg


And then some relaxed walk around the beautiful premises of the museum:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04111.jpg


'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04117.jpg


The museum building:
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'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04115.jpg


Walkways around the museum emulate the stone architecture of Hampi:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04116.jpg


'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04120.jpg


Bhpians having some fun time in the beautiful garden:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04118.jpg


'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04119.jpg


The museum premises lit up beautifully in the night:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04122.jpg


'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04127.jpg


To be continued...
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Day 3: Exploring the area around the hotel

On Day 3 morning, after a leisurely breakfast, we went around to explore the Vidyanagar township, in which the hotel is located.


The first two days were a bit cloudy. However, on Day 3, the sky was clear and that meant bright sunshine, as you can see here in the hotel lobby:
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When we stepped out for a drive around the township, I got a ride in the BMW:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04191.jpg


The beautiful roads within the township:
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Among many other things, the township has a beautiful lake with an extremely well maintained garden around it:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04249.jpg


The lake and the surroundings:
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'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04209.jpg


The captain taking a quick rest:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04201.jpg


And in that garden was this giant half-cut metallic sculpture of an earthen pot:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04253.jpg


'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04256.jpg


This spot of course meant a good photo opportunity:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04197.jpg


For example, like this:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04196.jpg


In one side of the lake, there was this nice view-point:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04210.jpg


And we all started walking towards it:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04211.jpg


Deepfreak15 checking out if there was a way, and if the tiny wooden bridge was robust enough to take our collective weight:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04212.jpg


After he declared it safe, the rest of the "convoy" walked on:
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'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04222.jpg


I am not going to name this "celebrity couple"; you are supposed to know by now:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04223.jpg


Customary group photo:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04229.jpg


This bhpian standing with Tilt is 500ContyCruiser, who rode all the way from Dharwad:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04231.jpg


Meanwhile Fortified decided to show us his gymnastics skills:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04234.jpg


And he appeared to be extremely good at that:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04235.jpg


A few miscellaneous pictures from around the garden:
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'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04237.jpg


'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04243.jpg


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Day 3: Wrap up and back to home:

While we had some free time in the morning, I went around for a casual walk in the parking lot, and ended up taking pictures of our parked cars:
'Explore Hampi' Team-BHP Meet: 16th - 18th September, 2016-dsc04129.jpg


My car parked next to the captain's BMW:
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Cmiuc's XUV5OO:
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Thw two bikes in our group:
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Pearljam's Verna next to diesel_convert's Civic:
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Abirnale's XUV5OO next to Fortified's C250:
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Praveen Balan's beautiful blue Octavia 1.8TSI:
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The Octavia looks stunning as it gets ready for departure:
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Praveen Balan with his Octavia:
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And then your truly joins in the photo:
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The Octavia is a true, timeless beauty:
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Meanwhile back in the parking lot, the captain with his own timeless beauty:
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Posing next to our respective cars:
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Tilt's Jetta is parked next:
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Tilt with his Jetta:
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Some goodbye hugs exchanged in the parking lot:
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Praveen Balan and RSUDARSANAN:
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A group photo as everyone prepares for departure:
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The German trio ready for the return journey:
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The ladies posing next to the machines:
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And finally, all of us pose next to our respective rides:
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On our way back, via Ananatapur, a quick pitstop near a windmill farm:
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Windmills rotating in the background while we do a quick regroup:
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A parting shot of the timeless classic, the BMW 320d:
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And finally, to end this report, the parting shot of the beautiful C250:
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With that, we wrapped us this memorable drive and meet. It was a real pleasure meeting fellow bhpians, driving with them, and having a great time with them in Hampi. Once again, thank you everyone for being there and for your cooperation, patience, and understanding. I certainly had a great time, and looking forward to many more drives with you guys.

Thanks,
-AD
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It was indeed nice catching up with all! Thanks to Dr.AD and RS sir's for arranging

I missed taking much or rather any pics with all. Will leave with these ones.

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Day 3: Wrap up and back to home:[/b]

While we had some free time in the morning, I went around for a casual walk in the parking lot, and ended up taking pictures of our parked



Lovely write up Doc. Well organized and lovely trip. I was a bit apprehensive that I would hold the convoy up but the gang proved that the group was larger than the individual. Many Thanks to you all for making this memorable. Can't wait for the next trip!
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...the gang proved that the group was larger than the individual.
This epitomizes the ethos of Overnighters.

What Overnighters put together, let no individual set asunder

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