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Bob Bolin

Bob Bolin Our Friend

Sue and I were extremely saddened to learn of Bob Bolin’s passing this November. Bob and Shirley Bolin have been members of the Desert Explorers since its beginning and were members of the Backroad Explorers before that. We enjoyed many desert trips with Bob and Shirley and it was always a pleasure to travel with them. We partied at the river and clowned around at the Yuma Prison where “Bad Bob” had his mug shot taken in prison garb. They were active members and way back in the days when we still used snail mail, they labeled, stamped and mailed our newsletter. Thank you Bob and Shirley.

In addition to the many 4x4 trips with Bob and Shirley, we had one very special train trip together. Bob and Shirley joined us for a once-in-a-lifetime week long journey on the Grand Canyon Limited from Union Station in Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon and back. Our streamlined train was pulled the whole way by the beautiful number 3751 steam locomotive. We rode and lived on the train for a week, a week that transported us back to the 1940’s in Pullman luxury. If only we could do it again.  ~ Bob Jaussaud