The Furthest Traveled Buddy: Aloha_keith

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Keith (Aloha_keith): The furthest traveled buddy

We began the merry making on the meet-up date at the Saddle Ranch Restaurant and later moved to the Martini Ranch a few minutes away from the Saddle Ranch . . . The plan was to get everyone together at the Saddle Ranch, have dinner and drinks and recognize the furthest traveled buddy, Keith (Aloha-keith). It had taken me three weeks of trying to find the best gift for the furthest traveled buddy. I thought of a certificate, a shirt, something embarrasing perhaps (Adrian suggested a pink hat). Nothing seemed to come in mind. I went shopping around and ended up with my friend Barbara at an antique shop, everything was more Native American: I wanted soemthing more cowboyish . . .  The Sombrero I finally got had taken me to many places and cost quite a fortune (well in my pocket $95.00 is a handsome price for a hat in Arizona, no?, lol! just kidding).

Me and Keith after he received a Sombrero hat and a signed "Furthest Traveled Travbuddy" certificate
It was really nice and the lady I bought it from told me it was one of those used by the Mariachi, so it was close to authentic, it looked very good too. She had got it from her grand father she said.

The day we were driving up to Phoenix (Friday morning, well late morning as I slept poorly the night before), I picked up Matt and showed him the gift, he smiled and said "it is nice" well not exactly what I was looking for, but I hoped Keith would like it. I had that morning also printed a certificate that all who attended would sign for Keith being "the furthest traveled buddy" We managed to get about half of the buddies to sign it at the Saddle Ranch before we moved to the Martini Ranch. We danced at the Martini Ranch and waited on the Vegas Crew plus some of the other buddie who had gone to Sedona (includiing the furthest traveled budd, Keith).

Dancing at the Martini Ranch: Scottsdale, Arizona
It was not until midnight by the time they joined us at Martini Ranch, by this time the pain in my chest was a little burdening and the music too loud in my ears, I asked Robyn to help me with the gift but just about the same time I started walking out, the Sedona crew came in, so Robyn and I handed Keith the Sombrero and his certificate, snapped a few photographs while I was still smiling (I hate to have a bad day on my hands, lol!). I said quick hellos to the Vegas crew (it was so nice to see them, but I could not stay longer) so I headed out. Robyn and Mike were kind enough to walk me back to my hotel. The rest had fun from what I here and see, I'm glad they did.

 

Tamanawas says:
. . . awesome "Furthest" traveled TB gift - love the sombrero . . . muy bien !
Posted on: Oct 31, 2009
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