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Dozer523
04-27-2009, 22:26
http://highpointers.org/

Way back when (it was foggy) I had a friend and his Grandfather was one of those "amazing guys". Seemed to have done everything -- Written scholarly books, was an ordained minister, Head Mastered the Private school his own father had founded, lots more stuff. But one thing that really imperessed me was that he had climbed to the top of the highest point in every state. He was a High Pointer. I just though that was so cool, athletic, dedicated.
Years went by and my little daughter is in the 3rd grade and she has a project to find something unique about every state. Well it is probably a sad commentary but every state has it's own EVERYTHING -- flower, tree, animal, rock, ice cream flavor! I pointed out that every state has to have a highest point, right? She took off with it and a "great time was had by all -- once I talked her out of 50 plaster of parris replicas! (The A+ didn't hurt.) wonderfully, doing a project was not enough, we promised to bag them all ourselves. This has turned into the best excuse for a father-daughter road trip ever! We have ND, SD (great), NE, KS; AZ, NM, TX (great) OK, MO, and lately FL. With the "Bright Center of My Universe" (BCMU) getting her license I think the pace will really pick up.
Check out the link, it is a pretty serious pursuit. Anyone else collecting High Points?

auburnfly
04-28-2009, 01:22
It's something i've looked into, but haven't really had the time to pursue. I actually went to Lakewood a couple of weeks ago while geocaching. It's funny to think that that's really the highest point in the state of Fl. Maybe one day when i have more resources at my disposal i can check out a few more.

Penn
04-28-2009, 02:11
Thats beyond cool....congrads on being a great dad!

Wayneo79
04-28-2009, 03:45
Thats beyond cool....congrads on being a great dad!

Dozer, I agree with Penn; waaaayyyy cool!
~ :- )

v/r
WayneO

JJ_BPK
04-28-2009, 03:59
Very Nice,, Congratulations.. :D:lifter


You better get the ruck out,,

BCMU, now with license, may want to tackle the European, African, and Asian Hi-points!! :eek::eek:

ZonieDiver
04-28-2009, 07:09
Anyone else collecting High Points?

No, but I have been to High Point, NC! Does that count? :D

Seriously, congratulations to you and your BCMU, Dozer. You are not only a good father, but a good dad. There is a difference, but both are important roles. (Of course, you know that...)

IF I do decide to be a "highpointer" - I think Florida may be the place to start. I can work up to other states' high points. I wonder what the high point in the Bahamas is? I know the salt marker on Stocking Island in Elizabeth Harbor, George Town, Great Exuma is "up there"...

albeham
04-28-2009, 07:19
Wayneo79, yes very coool dad!! :lifter

I hope to do something like that when I kids get to age.


AL

Dozer523
04-28-2009, 17:20
Seriously, congratulations to you and your BCMU, Dozer. You are not only a good father, but a good dad. There is a difference, but both are important roles. (Of course, you know that...) Thanks:o It's not that hard with a sweetie like BCMU!, She is kinda cute too:D
Watch it:mad: