Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Title: [Letter to Susan re floor coverings]
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Title: Letter to Susan re floor coverings
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Bob
Publication Date: 1983
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
43 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
de Mesa-Sanchez House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 43 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896429 x -81.313225
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091263
Volume ID: VID00134
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L6

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SI1769-0 La Vista Rd., NE
.A tlanta, GA 30329

C.- august 26, 1983

Dear Susan et al,

I apologize for not writing the P-Board before now, but
m ingi i., and.takinga five-day "remedial".:math course
has kept me just too busy to answer your letter. '

Since you yourself wrote us,,I'm directing my response to
you, but please share this with everyone at both ends of the
Street. I hope to write many of you individually, but hope
my letters will always be open for inspection by the whole
staff. Of course, how many letters I'll actually be atle to
write will be a function of how much work they pile on us in

And I do think it's going to be a lot. Classes begin on Tuesday,
and my schedule will include micro-economics, management,
accounting (again), marketing and quantitative methods
(computer programming, calculus and statistics all rolled into
one course). Great fun, eh?:

We;are fairly well settled into our new apartment' except for '
a few purchases -- whenever Lida gets to bringing in some
cash -- and some picture hanging. It was a great surprise to
find that our air conditioner was working, when we thought it
wasn't, considering it hit 1000 for two or three days last
week..(We've been sleeping in the living room to take advantage
of the A/C.)

s I hope this hasn't arrived too late to help out with the
deMesa floorclooth. Specifications are:
2 coats semi-gloss exterior enamel (i.e. "oil-on-canvas")
2 coats Gem-Seal varnish
The squares were strictly hand-painted with no masking (too

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time-consuming). Use a sash brush for good straight lines.
Give Karen my thanks for trying to keep up "Tony's place."

Regarding deMesa, you did mention that the carpet arrived. How
does it look? Did we ever get the billing straightened out?
Are you planning to install it in September? Please do send
pictures when it's all in place.

Did the pewter ever turn up? Lida's report of my demise at the
hands of a bounty hunter was most premature -- but I still deny
any knowledge of its whereabouts: (Everybody who saw Jim's
wanted poster enjoyed it tremendously, however.)

I guess you're also gearing up for re-accreditation. Let me
know whether you need any other information or clarification of
what I said on the re-accreditation questionnaire. Along those
same lines, were we accepted for the MAP program? If you do get
a visit from the AAM, I hope you'll pump the reviewer for all
the info you can get.

Now, as to an account of our journey into the western regions
of iorth America, I suppose you all got bits and pieces from
our various postcards. It would really be impossible to recount
all our experiences without coming back to 6t. Aug. with our
200-odd slides and a long happy hour at Brady's.

We did cover about 7100 miles -n 15 states and two Canadian
provinces in 29 days. (As I kind of anticipated, we didn't
stay on the road quite as long as originally planned.) Five
American. national parks, two national monuments and three
Canadian national parks. I think Lida's favorite park was
Glacier-Waterton Lakes, while mine was probably Banff, with
Glacier a close second. (But we both agree that Kootenay
National Park in British Columbia, which we only drove through,
is one we'd like to explore again.) Don't bother with Mt.
Rushmore -- you'll only get run over by the tourists going to

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the Life of Christ Wax museum or (believe it or not) Marineland
of South Dakota.

A catalogue of our trip's highlights would have to include:
Bluegrass at the Madrid (pronounced Ma-drid), New
Mexico, -Little League ballpark
Climbing part way up the Great band Dunes in Colorado
Driving up the highest auto road in the U.S., Mt. Evans
in Colorado, with sleet and temps of about 300
Baby Doe's cabin and the Matchless Mine in Leadville, CO
The Denver Botanical Gardens
A spectacular sunset over the Grand Tetons from our
campsite on Jackson Lake
Hiking down Uncle Tom's Trail into the Grand Canyon
of the Yellowstone
Our "Disaster Tour" day (the campsite where the
grizzly attacked that man in June, the scene of a huge earth-
quake in southwestern Monrit&a in 1959, and a cemetery in
Nevada Eity, Montana)
Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana, two 19th
century mining towns hat hve been very impressively restored
SFlathead Lake cherries
Our cabin in HungryHorse, MT
The animals and scenery of Glacier, including a black
bear sow and her cub, and grizzly through the binoculars about
a mile away
The Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton (the wind off
the lake whistling through the window of out fifth floor garret room)
Hiking above gorgeous Lake Louise to the even more
spectacular Lake Agnes, where we ate apple crisp in a tea house
perched above a waterfall
Getting out of the Black Hills
The Badlands
Getting out of Chicago
Our running fascination with bears. Lida read The Night

of the Grizzlies, but only after we left the mountains.

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Anyway, we're back home in Dixie, but eagerly looking forward
to another trip West sometime in the future. For the next two
years we'll probably be rigidly ensconced in the Big 'A4r I
with my head buried in a book. Perhaps we can get down to the
Ancient City next summer -- would I qualify for the summer
youth program?

We both miss you all very much and hope some of you will come
up our way for a visit. Thinking about all the wonderful gifts
you gave us, as well as the last few days we were in St. Augustine
whenyou all showed us such kindness, makes Lida and I realize
what a truly genuine bunch of friends you all are. Our affectim
for all of you will never end. So come to Atlanta and let us
show it!


P.S. Our phone number is (404) 633-3833

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