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Blue Hole March 14th~15

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by RonFrank, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. robint

    robint Orca

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    It wasn't really a set schedule, it was just something to shoot for since some people wanted to know exactly what to plan for...:D

    Yes, I wish we could have dove together this time ....but there is always California this summer!!!! :D:D:D

    Ron and I will definitely be heading out to Calif at least once. I have my eye on the Great Escape for Aug 1st-2nd. Boat is going to Santa Barbara on Sat (sea lion rookery diving!) and Catalina on Sunday. :D Southern California Scuba Diving - Great Escape Dive Boat
    We are also planning to hit San Diego for a 2-3 day weekend and do wreck alley there. Not sure which boat, there is the LoisAnn, Marissa, and the Humboldt. Those boats don't have bunk rooms so we will have to stay in a hotel.
    Several of our ABQ group want to go out with us this year so we might be able to get a nice group together!

    robin:D
     
  2. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Solo Diver

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    Ron,

    I asked for a schedule, as an outsider not knowing anyone or what they looked like it was nice knowing when to show up. I don't think anyone was rigid about it, but with a group it is nice to start on the same page.

    By the way, it was posted around noon on Thusday, not Friday.

    Doug
     
  3. Blackjack2359

    Blackjack2359 Guest

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    Wish the wife and I could have made it, but work didn't allow us to break free. Perhaps next time. By the way, we just got back from diving in Grand Turk. Couldn't have been better diving. Awesome trip!

    Great video James!
     
  4. amascuba

    amascuba Instructor, Scuba

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    Thanks! Turks & Caicos is awesome isn't it? I've done both liveaboards in T&C (Aggressor/Explorer) and have dove all over provo, west caicos, french caye, west sand spit. :)

    I know I told the story to Ron, Dan, and Ross, but when I was driving up to Santa Rosa on that Friday I had my video camera on a tripod in the passenger seat. Well I passed a government convoy transporting something. One of the trucks pulled up next to me and guys inside started talking and pointing at my truck. Well they followed me all the way to Santa Rosa and there was even a government van in the parking lot of the Blue Hole when I got there Friday. I'm pretty sure Ron thought I was being paranoid when I told him what happened. Fast forward to today, I get a call from the local FBI office and they asked if I would come speak with them. I went and talked with them during my lunch break and they were mighty curious what I was doing with a video camera in my truck and if I had gotten any footage of the transport convoy. Isn't that just freaky?
     
  5. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Isn't that special?

    I used to live in an area that had frequent routine military convoys. I can't imagine that happening with those.

    My wild guess is that you were not witnessing a frequent routine military convoy.
     
  6. amascuba

    amascuba Instructor, Scuba

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    These weren't military vehicles. These were unmarked civilian vehicles with US government tags. Mostly 4x4 Ford F-350's, 4x4 Ford Panel Vans, and 2 ton Chevy trucks with a box cargo hold instead of a truck bed. Most likely they were transporting material from Pantex.
     
  7. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

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    What can I say James, you just LOOK like trouble! :D
     
  8. ABQdiver

    ABQdiver Instructor, Scuba

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    Jeez!! Big Brother is 'EVERYWHERE'!!
     

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