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    Slics 2011

    Whew! Just got in (7:45PM). That's after getting up a 2:15AM and driving 10 hours round trip to St. Louis. As tired as I am, I can truthfully say it was a great trip and was successful in ridding my self of all the extra cash I had. A truck cab full and three crates in the bed of newly acquired goodies.
    Got to meet face-to-face: US/Subs, Falcon, Taber10, and Lou, along with re-seeing others.
    As for pictures, didn't take a one (sorry ordman). It's the same-o same-o anyway. Lots of tables, probably 150 or so, full of SAA and bigger stuff. NO GRENADES ALLOWED!!! Although there were a couple discreetly displayed. New rule, I guess. Prices were what one would expect(in the U.S.), although pretty much everybody makes deals, especially if you buy multiple items. Lots of trading goes on, as one can imagine.
    A great day, but I'm whupped. I may be getting too old for these all-dayers.

    Rick
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    Hiya Rick,

    I didn't realise you were going to attend SLICS, but hey, it fits your name.
    Good to hear you had a good time.
    Did you pick up anything good from the Dutchies? :P

    Cheers,
    Olafo

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    Someday I'll make the trip to SL
    Went through there some 30 yrs ago when I crossed country
    from Alaska via Washington state what a trip.
    ahhhh tis but to dream
    oh well I'll hit a few gun shows and swap meets this summer

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    I'll try and post some photos in a few days after I get home and can download. Good show, great people.
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    A major storm blew through St. Louis yesterday. A tornado hit the airport terminal building causing serious damage. The hotel where SLICS is held is right across the highway from it. Haven't heard if there was any damage there. I sure hope not. Am very anxious to hear from some of the attendees. I'm sure the electricity is off, making for a very sucky stay and loss of comm.

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    So, finally got everything unloaded and set up for a photo-op. Not pictured are books and manuals that were acquired. All in all, a fun day that added immensely to the collection. Some mighty fun stuff in the lot.

    Rick

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    No problems at the hotel, though you could watch the storm pass over the airport from your hotel windows. Missed the hotel by 400-500M
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    Here is a link that describes the damage at the airport adjacent to the show/hotel. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/...&snid=18424776

    On a brighter note, here are a couple of pictures from the show.

    DSC_0389.jpg DSC_0383.jpg DSC_0380.jpg DSC_0386.jpg DSC_0382.jpg DSC_0379.jpg DSC_0378.jpg
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    Good to see Bill Woodin made it to the show!
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    What did you get Jeff?
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