Wow, thanks guys...
Hey CD, you're no slouch yourself! I'll bet you'll have me beat by the time you're 40. As for stories from my travels, why yes, I could bore the socks off you guys all day long, if you let me..! :D
That is the best thing about these boards, is the immediate, "Oh yeah, I was there...be sure to do X while you're there, or watch out for this..."
Hats off to TP for starting this site, and to those who have been with the site from the infancy for setting the light, friendly tone that is its hallmark. I have been on other forums where people seem to want to "one up" the others, or wouldn't want to admit they don't know something. Here, there is no shame attached, and if you can provide even a nugget of advice, it is gratefully welcomed and accepted.