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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2012 08:37      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well TheMoMan has had another good post Surgery check-up, no detectable PSA, good on the blood chemistries and in good health over all, Three years after having my prostate taken out, two more years and I am considered a SURVIVOR.

This past week I took our Grandson on a road trip to KSC (NASA) here is the Itinerary.

Day one: Stopped at Cabela's, biggest sporting goods store in Michigan, also very high priced. http://www.cabelas.com/stores/store_info.jsp?pageName=007

Stopped at Wright Bros. Museum in Dayton Ohio, since we got there late did not get to see every thing. http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/index.htm

Day two: Stopped at Warner-Robbins Air Museum to see their exhibits.
http://www.museumofaviation.org/

Day three: Stopped at Don Garlets Drag Racing Museum, then west to the golf coast South to Tampa. http://garlits.com/

Day four: Stopped at my brothers to inspect his new motor home.

Day five: Toured the Tico War Birds Museum and took the grandson for a biplane ride. http://www.vacwarbirds.org/ On this page you can see photo's of the plane (WACO Biplane) that we rode over KSC.Toured KSC (Kennedy Space Center) http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/home/index.html

Day six: Toured the oldest Establishment/fort in the United States St. Augustine. http://www.nps.gov/foma/index.htm

Day seven: Drove through South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Toured an old Coal Mine. http://www.beckley.org/exhibition_coal_mine/index.html

Day eight: Drove on home.

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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2012 10:33      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm glad its spring somewhwere. It snowed here last night. None stuck though.

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Icon 7 posted April 08, 2012 10:56      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Fantastic news MoMan! [Applause]

And what a great trip. A trip to KSC is still on my to-do list. Now adding "fly in a biplane".

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2012 11:46      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wonder how long before the smile on the grandson fades.

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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2012 12:21      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sounds like a great trip.

I myself would like a chance to see the Space center someday.

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Icon 14 posted April 08, 2012 14:38      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Now THAT'S a trip!

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Icon 1 posted April 09, 2012 04:32      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Great geek roadtrip. [Cool]

And to the North American geeks who've never been to KSC, find the time, it's well worth the trip.

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Icon 1 posted April 09, 2012 16:08      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Awesome news, MoMan.

I visited KSC as a kid, but I have bigger memories of St. Augustine. I absolutely loved the coarse sand on the beach there when I was a kid. Don't know why. It wasn't because it was soft and squishy to lay on, that's for sure.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted April 16, 2012 20:59      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Heads up as if GEEKS need more reason to visit Merritt Island Fl.

NASA

Now I am tempted to make a quick return.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted July 07, 2012 07:44      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yo Geeks, I found this link. No that is not me or the grandson, however it is the very same plane and flight plan.

Biplane ride

The ride was great!

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Icon 1 posted August 26, 2012 21:24      Profile for Mr. Geek 2U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That is good you are surviving, Mr. Mo-Man.

I have been very busy. My trip with prostate cancer isn't quite as lucky, I would say.

After 2-1/2 years the PSA went to .21 and we checked again in two weeks to be sure and it was .21 again. We saw it coming for about a year and it was a scary time.

Then all these tests. CAT scans, Dog scans, Prostascint scans. They even made me drink lots of that stuff that makes you poop like you are launching to the moon.

Finally they shot me up with radioactivity markers that make friends with prostate cancer cells. They, like invite them for a beer and then say, "Hey! Here is the Party!"

Yes, indeed that is the science. And you know what? They found some cells just glowing down there, and like drinking their third beer, and right now we are shooting them full of radiation every day except weekends or when I am too tired. It is like Chernobyl right between the legs! I have finished 26 treatments and have twelve left.

You know the kinda spiffy part of this? When I moon somebody it actually glows! LOLMFGAO!

Hey, do you watch "Breaking Bad?" Every life comes with a death sentence, that is what he says!

Have a great day!

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted August 28, 2012 07:54      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I hope that I am on the list that can call you SKIPPY.

What a bummer.

The glowing might be cool but I think I would pass.

Hey you are still above the grass, I am thankful every day. Back from my days as a Corpsman, I remember what the oncology patients went through, man I hope the chemicals and the nukes actually do affect a cure.

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Snaggy

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Icon 9 posted August 28, 2012 12:28      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mr. Geek 2U, so sorry to hear of your health troubles. :-( I hope this get better as soon as possible.
I have friends in the same boat; one with prostate cancer, the other an artist with eye melanoma. Fuck cancer!

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Icon 1 posted August 28, 2012 21:58      Profile for Mr. Geek 2U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
I hope that I am on the list that can call you SKIPPY.

Mr. Mo Man, of course you can call me Skippy. Yipee!

If you want, you can buy me a beer! You are a neighbor in Michigan I see!

Have a great day!

Mr. Geek 2 U

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