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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Thanks to Brenda, we have a project page! utata.org. Make sure you tag your photos with utrota and be sure to also place them on the map!

This project is the brainchild of Brennan. She set the wheels in motion. The Utatan Globe Trotting Trinket has been packaged up and sent on its way.

We will not be adding any more participants to this project until one of the trotters reaches the end of his/her list.

Here's what to do if you're already on a list:

1. When the trotter is in posession of the person directly above you on the list, send that person your mailing address. (If you have any problems contacting the person, let me know.)

2. When s/he arrives... Have fun! Take pictures! Add to the trotter's journal, etc. Post about your adventures in this thread. Tag your photos utrota.

3. Mail the trotter to the next person after about one week of fun. (The time frame is flexible, but it's a loooong list, so be considerate!)

If you have any questions, leave a post in the thread or drop me a line!

-Charlie

From Brennan's original post: What I was thinking was since we are all from different parts of the globe we could have a trinket that gets mailed to different people in the group. You have to take a pic with said trinket then get an adress from another member of the group and mail it to them so that they can take a pic... Kinda like the portraits that were done a couple months ago, but this with one thing. Like the globe trotting gnome :)


The Count me in list (click the person's name if you'd like to see their photos of the trotter!):

Trotter number one!
Brennan
Computer science Geek
thekidds:
-nicole-
troyismad
oldhamedia: in possession!
Tojosan
Esther17
the life of liza
10. Madirakshi
Yogi
kreativekell
yo_steedgirl
deadeyebart
Saffanna
hogepodge
turtblu
doozzle
irish_princess
20. nudie head
Rainmountian
pixelhearder
Urbandiscount
*Louise*
Norma Desmond
Linda's Manymuses
BayRoadPhoto
frogmuseum
jay juice
30. Onlythis
Rotton Jimmy
philipinperu
regularjoe
madzuela
ron.richardson
chirag_s
lynnie the pooh
ambo who
Rick Harris
40. Brennan

Trotter two!
1. thekidds
aelphaunght
tamelyn
jspad: in possession!
saraeigen
olivia .
radenvito
nunac
luau
10. Linda B (Wine Diva)
bytepusher
solecism
twoeightnine
DBCondit
superchou
ejmono
StarrGazr
Elfini
Vililoob
20. waterlilysage
roadiemon
Emma F
gwenvision
truvy57
just doug
doublecappuccino
countess of maybe
Alida's Photos
Getthebubbles
30. AliThinks
Tiggywinkle
Stubramley
Kai ross
Kim Denise
Jill A Brown
cmiked
Montana Raven
premasagar
vicki wolkins
40. I am brad

Trotter three
1. Jocelyn_
tschopper
AnnaRenee: in possession!
xobscura
m00by
cindiann
Noodlings
m (matthijs)
chingers7
10. Blue Canary
mauberly
Karin Elizabeth
Carmon Rinehart
Violentz
Carla la
Chris Kuhn
Jeni Rae
Mai An Hoa
rain juli
20. carpe icthus
ron WLS
KennethMoyle
Tx Daisy
LabGP & SigOther
swardraws
mockney_piers
Wespionage
Clairebell
Basuraman
30. Tojosan
emerald_turner
Andy Tinkham
Jenn W
Rotten Jimmy
PeterPic
naturesbest
puck90
emdot
nahlinse
40. Stellae et Luna
xinegrrl
just doug
kralefski
Bluesman88
45. EmJayGee
4ever30something
ception
phoebird
playafreckles
50. Moochin Photoman
kellygrape
52. jennemmer

List updated May 24th.
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Would those who have already received the trinket like to re-post your adventures in this thread?
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ShutterPunk253 says:

Trotter started his journey in Charleston South Carolina with me. He went to work with me and hung out with some medics and some cops and some emergency workers. What better way to start out a world travel than in a CCEMS ambulance right? So here is my set of photos.
www.flickr.com/photos/strangelittlegirl190/sets/721575942...
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ShutterPunk253 says:

hey charlie...can we add this to the projects page on the website?
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cautious range [deleted] says:

Maybe you could add links to the already existing sets in your list?
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thekidds says:

Trotter in Texas set.

Austin Flickr meetup
"Say Cheese!"

And a few more still to upload!

I'm waiting for emdot to send me an address so Trotter can continue his travels. I don't want to keep him too long with such a long waiting list!
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a-birdie says:

Reminds me of the gnome in Amelie...but greener. I will pass as I have so many trinkets around my house, and would like to scale down. If I took him to the Brooklyn Bridge for his photo op, I'm sure I would be surrounded quickly by cops.
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Ping! Emdot! I think we'll send the trotter to the next person on the list, Nicole. If you can get your address to her, we'll swap your positions on the list. Sound good?

Does anyone want to start a second trotter? We're looking at a two year project as it stands, and it might be cool to have a second piece going along, too.

Nicole B, cool idea!

I am updating the list right now.
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

What, no takers? No one wants to start a second trotter?
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ronWLS says:

I would but I'm too low on the list.
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thekidds says:

I have an otter beanie baby that's begging me to offer it. Charlie, you decide who is midway, have them email me their address, and the new tr-otter is on it's way. Hmmm?
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cautious range [deleted] says:

Two of these?
Poor post office ;)

Hey, thanks for the jump, but I was already on the list: Rain mountian
(Even though with a slightly different spelling ;)
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-Nicole- says:

Unless the swap in places was for me to move up to next and instead of emdot sending it to me, I send it to her? (Too many Nicoles ;-) )
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Bonnie*B says:

If I signed up now, I could expect to see the trotter in two years :-)
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Okay, here's the update!

I have divided the list into three parts. The first two lists are closed. This cuts down a bit on the wait time for the trotters and give's them about a year's travel time each. At the end of each list, we'll decide what to do. New participants will be added to the bottom of list three.

Linda (thekidds) has generously offered to start the second trotter! It's an otter. hehe. So Linda, as soon as you have the chance, you can get the ball rolling!

Does someone want to start the third trotter? I will move whoever does to the top of the third list, and possibly add them to the bottom of the first or the second as well, so that they may both send and recieve one trotter.

-Nicole - : I have swapped your order on the list. You should receive the first trotter from Linda (thekidds) and hopefully send it to emdot. If Em hasn't replied after about a week, we'll move her down the list further.
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thekidds says:

Trotter came to me with a small Moleskin journal and CD for loading pics. I think it's a good idea to start the others off that way too.


-- from Cyndiva - (?)
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Computer Science Geek is a group administrator Computer Science Geek says:

The CD was loading re-writeable? I thought it was just a plain music CD...
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thekidds says:

Oops. I just assumed ... and you know what they saw about that. You mean I could have been listening to music all this time? Dang. * be right back after I listen to it *
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thekidds says:

Traveling music! Cool! But I still like the idea of a photo disc ... I think I'll put one in.
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ShutterPunk253 says:

Doh! I should have made it re writable. I'm such a spaz
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hsu box says:

Trotter (of Utata fame!)

More from his stay in Austin. Sorry it took so long, had to get the *eep* film developed...
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Jocelyn_ says:

I'll start Trotter 3, Charlie!
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Hooray! Thanks Jocelyn. :)
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Jocelyn_ says:

More yay! 10 cent agreed to donate one of her fabulous sock-monkeys for the trip.
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thekidds says:

OK. Trotter 1 went into the system this afternoon, bound for -Nicole- in New Zealand with a 7-10 day travel time. Tr-otter 2 will go out as soon as I get his journal ready and alephaunght gets me an address!
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Madirakshi says:

What happened to emdot?
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ShutterPunk253 says:

We don;t know madi...she never sent linda an address

And can I say how excited that my little project idea has turned into something kinda big and wonderful. How fun.
b-
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Brenda Anderson is a group administrator Brenda Anderson says:

Okay, this is officially a utata.org/project/utrota/. Make sure you tag your photos with utrota and be sure to also place them on the map!
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thekidds says:

Mine are on the Flickr map ... how do I get them on the Google map on the project page?
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Brenda Anderson is a group administrator Brenda Anderson says:

Done.:)
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

The list is up-to-date!
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thekidds says:

Here are a couple more pics from Trotter's flickr meet in Austin


-- from -Dons - (?)


-- from -Dons - (?)

I hope he meets many other flickr-ers on his travels!
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-Nicole- says:

The Trotter has made it to NZ and I'll post pictures when I've taken them. He'll have a really warm holiday here!!

So, should I be contacting emdot for her address?
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Yes, Nicole, drop her a flickrmail. If you can't get ahold of her in a couple days, drop me a flickrmail and I'll take care of everything. :)
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thekidds says:

Tr-Otter has packed his travel journal and is hitting the road for Scotland. He even got a little on-the-job training from Trotter (the original).

Trotter and Tr-Otter
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

The list is up-to-date. If we get a few more people, we'll have to start a fourth trotter. :)
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thekidds says:

Trotter was the center of attention at the Austin Flickr meetup. Thanks to ahknight for letting me share.


-- from ahknight - (?)


-- from ahknight - (?)
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Jill A. Brown says:

Tr-Otter -- can't wait to have you here in Iowa!!
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

How's everything going, folks?
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-Nicole- says:

The Trotter has been having fun here in NZ, meeting the "natives"

Meeting the "natives" (by -Nicole-)
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Jocelyn_ says:

Attention Trotter 3 people, Thanks to 10-cent and her famous sock-monkey'n ability Boggy Burns is here! I'll keep him around for a week or so for some adventure and then send him on to the next person on the list.

Boggy Burns is here
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alephnaught says:

Attention No. 2 people, Utr-otter has turned up safe and sound in Glasgow, and will be having some fun this week...

Utr-otter Has Arrived! (20 Jan 2007) (by alephnaught)

Utr-otter Talks to the Locals: 01 (20 Jan 2007) (by alephnaught)

Utr-otter Talks to the Locals: 02 (20 Jan 2007) (by alephnaught)
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-Nicole- says:

Trotter the frog is on his way to troyismad all the way from New Zealand to Florida. His travel got slightly delayed when I slipped off a kerb and injured my ankle... I really hope that injuries are not a recurring theme with the trotter! ;-)
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thekidds says:

No injuries to report while Trotter was in Texas ... maybe I'm just lucky :-)
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Heya you guys! How are things going?

Does someone want to start trotter number four?
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troyismad says:

Trotter the frog made it to Florida today. 13,000 kilometers in 8 days.
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getthebubbles says:

awesome! I had no idea that we had three traveling utrotas!

I wait expectantly for my turn (i'm way down on the list, so I won't hold my breath or anything :)
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ronWLS says:

Trotter #3 doesn't seem to be moving?
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alephnaught says:

Utr-otter (#2) is on the move from Scotland...

Utr-otter Says Goodbye (04 Match 2007) (by alephnaught)

...to Nashville...!

Onward to Nashville! (01 March 2007) (by alephnaught)

(NB That's the Glasgow Grand Ole Opry above, just to get him acclimatised. :) )
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tamelyn says:

Trotter #2 arrived safely in Nashville today...

I really otter take this thing off my head
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ronWLS says:

So is trotter #3 ever going to go anywhere? Please!
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Ron, I'm taking care of it. No worries. :)
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ronWLS says:

Sorry, I know I can be annoying. Thanks Charlie.
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

It's cool; it was your last note that prompted me to start investigating in the first place. Someone has to speak up if I'm not on the ball. ;)
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tschopper (Tom Schopper Photography) says:

I'm next on the list for Trotter #3! and looking forward to it!

(BTW, Indy Charlie): a while back I contacted the person who comes after me (AnnaRenee) in order to get her mailing address but never did hear back form her. So I don't know if she is still on tap to receive Trotter #3 after it visits me in NJ/NY. ~Tom
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Tom, once you get the trotter, drop her another note. If she doesn't answer within a couple days, move along down the list. If that person doesn't reply within a couple days, move on. Etc. Drop me a note to keep me updated as to who is receiving the trotter, or if you have anyproblems.

I just updated the list. As I said above, if anyone is getting antsy, they are welcome to start a fourth trotter!
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susiejulie says:

Hey, this is so cool! I loved amelie and the gnome, and just recently I started my own version. I found an action figure (later discovered he is a Biker Mouse from Mars) sitting on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral, and decided to take him on some adventures around Paris and London. After a stop in NYC, he's off to Iceland and Paris with a friend of mine, then to Seattle with me.

Here is the blog I started for him (not all is uploaded yet, unfortunately, but I'm working on it, slowly but surely):
themousemanchronicles.blogspot.com/

I also had my students do a postcard-writing project with these pictures. It was neat!

But if anyone else would like to host Mouse Man, that would be most excellent!
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tamelyn says:

Trotter #2 and I have been having a great time here in Nashville.

why you shouldn't play drinking games with otters

I'll be sending him on a few days ... jspad is next, I think...
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Madirakshi says:

whatever happened to trotter #1? seems like he's been lost in mailspace or something...
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Madi, I've dropped Troy a note. :) Thanks for pointing that out.
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troyismad says:

Sorry everyone, I was unexpectedly out of the country for part of March. But I'm back now, and I'll get Trotter #1 back in motion.
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ronWLS says:

Hmmm. Trotter #3 just seems to be stuck and going nowhere.
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Moochin Photoman says:

In for a penny in for a pound.
Twill be good to have a mooch with the trotter!!
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

I've added all the new folks to the end of list three.

The offer is still open to start a fourth trotter!

No worries, Troy. Life happens. :)

Ron, I'm tracking him down. No worries.
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Jocelyn_ says:

Boggy Burns will be traveling this week.
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roxweb says:

Yeah!! Can't wait for the global traveler to reach me! THANKS everyone for the efforts required to make this happen :-)
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Jocelyn_ says:

I'm starting a new game for Utrotter 3 ppl, Boggy Burns - The infinite sock monkey
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tschopper (Tom Schopper Photography) says:

Looking forward to receiving Trotter#3 next! ~Tom
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troyismad says:

Trotter number one is set to go in the mail tomorrow. Wish him luck.
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OldhaMedia says:

Yay Troy!

Tom and I are going to get Trotters 1 and 3 together for a photoshoot in NYC!

Aren't we, Tom?
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tschopper (Tom Schopper Photography) says:

That is the plan - hopefull he arrives when you still have Trotter#1!
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cautious range [deleted] says:

I guess it will turn 2008 until I get him to visit me ;)
Any news?
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ronWLS says:

At least #1 is moving. #3 is still at the beginning and holding.
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troyismad says:

Trotter #1 was mailed on the 13th. Interesting that he made the 13000 kilometer trip from New Zealand to Orlando in 8 days. Go US Post.
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The 10 cent designer says:

Jocelyn, please send Boggy Burns to the next in line. I made him for all of Utata to share. :)
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tamelyn says:

Trotter 2 is now on his way to Boston to visit JSpad! :)
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playafreckles says:

I'd be happy to donate a 4th trotter. Please?
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Jocelyn_ says:

I sent him over a week ago, actually! He should be landing in jersey momentarily.
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tschopper (Tom Schopper Photography) says:

He hasn't arrived yet, but I'm keeping an eye out for him, Jocelyn - I'll let you know when he gets to the Garden State. ~Tom
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jspad says:

I retrieved Trotter #2 from the post office today! I'm so happy the little guy and his goodies are here.
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OldhaMedia says:

Trotter 1 arrived a few days ago and I was going to take him to Denver with me.

Wouldn't you know it, I remember I left him behind just as my plane lifted off the runway!

I was annoyed at myself all weekend.

We're going to NYC next week... but first Trotter and I will relax by Avalon.
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Basuraman (Dan) says:

These guys get around more than Paris Hilton.
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jspad says:

Today trotter #2 traveled with me from Boston to CA for a business:

trotter #2 is away on business
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Indy Charlie is a group moderator Indy Charlie says:

Hey guys, how are all the trotters doing?

I've updated the list and sent playafreckles a note about the offer of a fourth trotter.

Keep me updated!
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Madirakshi says:

i swear i'm going to be old(er) and gray(er) by the time wee froggie arrives in knoxville!!! =p
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jspad says:

Trotter #2 will spend the holiday weekend in Boston, then he's off to the next Utatan, who I just contacted.
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OldhaMedia says:

TSchopper and I are planning a photostroll when Trotter Two gets to town.

And then Trotter One will be en route to Tojosan.
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rneubie says:

ooh please add me to one of the lists! this sounds fun!!!
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Beppie K says:

Yeah, I think I'll have a crack at it too. :)
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ronWLS says:

I notice that #3 is still unmoved by the whole experience.
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StarrGazr says:

Waaa....at this rate, I won't get my trotter turn for a year! :(
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cautious range [deleted] says:

Yes, same here ;)
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flashy gold [deleted] says:

Can I please be added? :)
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successful connection [deleted] says:

I would like to be added to the most recent list, please!!!
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Elise Wormuth says:

Please add me to the list --
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jspad says:

Trotter #2 enjoyed his day trip to Salem yesterday:

the u-trepid explorer
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tschopper (Tom Schopper Photography) says:

I am now in possession of Trotter #3 -- "Boggy Burns"!! He arrived from Canada (thanks Jocelyn) and is now seeing the sights of Northern New Jersey and New York City with me!

~Tom
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OldhaMedia says:

Tom, we have to get 1 and 3 together for a day in The City!
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viscidlyphotography says:

Oh, I would love to have any of the Trotters!
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tschopper (Tom Schopper Photography) says:

Jolene: we will!

FYI: I brought him and the camera with me to work today so I could shoot him here in NYC -- and on my walk to the office this morning, I walked right past The King of Nostalgia, Joe Franklin!! (he's a local New York City television icon for anyone who doesn't know who he is -- Billy Crystal used to parody him on Saturday Night Live in the mid-80s).

Anyway, it dawned on me too late that I should have stopped Joe and asked him to pose for a photo with Trotter 3 -- how could would THAT have been!! Damn me and my slow reflexes.....
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ronWLS says:

Cool #3 is moving!
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