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Bon Voyage for Cave Bears, packing the cave bears

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2016

WORLD TRAVEL

This trip occurred because we sold our pair of fossil cave bear skeletons to a collector in Melbourne, Australia in September.  We crated and shipped the bears ahead, then flew there in October and put them back together for him at no charge.  He kindly put us up in a private apartment in Melbourne for a week, then flew us to Tasmania, down to Bruny Island where he owns extensive property.  We stayed in his lodge there for several days while we were shown around the island to see his various properties - amazing.  Then we had use of a van for as long as we wanted to see Bruny Island and Tasmania before we flew back to Melbourne and continued our trip.  What an experience.

 

BON VOYAGE PARTY 
FOR THE CAVE BEARS
We invited friends and service people who knew about the bears to come and give them a proper send-off. 

Here's Glenn with Mr. Cave Bear downstairs

   

Here's friend Ronnie's two kids with Mrs. Cave Bear upstairs, one last time.


  
DISASSEMBLING MR. CAVE BEAR
Staging area on bar with down comforter
Head is off!
  
Working on the legs & feet
Torso into the box
  
Just the legs and feet left
Testing out the head in the box
Measuring
Next, an arm
All in!
Seal him up, Earl!
Out the door, need lots of help!  Renee is bringing up the back.
Across the lawn to the storage building to await Fedex.  The look on Dale's face is hilarious.
What a big empty space we now have!
DISASSEMBLING MRS. CAVE BEAR
Off with her head!
Ronnie's got an arm!

Working on her other arm
Torso!
Just the lower half left
Her head is waiting patiently
As are her arms, waiting
Crate made from scratch by Ronnie's skilled brother Earl 
Torso in first
All layered in so nothing touches
All sealed up
Into the cameo building for address, and wait for Fedex
On the Fedex truck heading to the airport, ultimate destination: Melbourne, Australia!

OCTOBER 10, 2016
Flight from Spartanburg SC to Chicago IL, then to Los Angeles CA, then to Melbourne, Vic, Australia.  It was a long flight.  We were glad we didn't pay for first class.  There was a family with 4 girls that sat in the front of the coach section and took turns crying during the entire flight, just a curtain separating them from first class.
Landed in Melbourne, rented a car and headed towards the customer's house.
coming!

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