Another Pilgrimage to Celina: (revised re-post)

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    Another Pilgrimage to Celina?
    What does it mean?...
    Meaning "visit to the revered place," the
    pilgrimage to Celina, is the most significant
    manifestation of Amphicar faith and unity
    in the world. For those Amphis that are able
    to make the journey to Ohio, the pilgrimage
    is the peak of their amphibious life.

    Who is it applicable to?...
    The annual pilgrimage to Celina - in Ohio -
    is an obligation only for those who are
    mechanically and financially able to perform it.

    Worlds largest display of Amphicar Unity! ...
    About two and half million people (year 2001
    prediction) will go to Celina this year from
    every corner of the globe providing a unique
    opportunity for those of different nations to
    meet one another. Amphibians from all
    walks of life, from every corner of the globe
    assemble in response to the call of Amphi.
    Amphi owners sometimes wear no clothes:
    which strip away distinctions of class
    and culture, so that all stand equal before
    admirers (some more equal than others).
    A person who has successfully performed the
    Celina Pilgrimage can be called a Newt or
    Turtle (for males) and a Frog or Salamander
    (for females). Children are sometimes referred
    to as Mud Puppies.

    Aquatic Fun is the dominant theme!...
    Fun with other Amphis, with one's own Amphi,
    with one another, with one's self (if needed),
    and with all living creatures. The actual fun
    and frolicking take place at the sacred Celina
    Lake in Ohio and at nearby watering holes.
    To disturb the fun of anyone or any creature
    in any shape or form is strictly prohibited.

    When is it?...
    The annual Pilgrimage to Celina is about to
    begin. Many Amphis are plotting their course
    and making necessary arrangements to be present
    in Celina at the peak of the festivities - July 27th
    thru July 29th.

    What happens at the close of Celina?...
    The close of the Celina is marked by a Bilge Festival,
    which is celebrated by the excretion of sacred bilge
    water , and the exchange of gifts in Amphibious
    communities everywhere. This, and the prior July 19th
    feast-day commemorating the birth of Hans Trippel
    are the main festivals of the Amphicar calendar.

    '64 Turquoise
    San Diego

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