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  1. The Loire is pretty awesome....very easy to spend a week visiting the many chateaus and vineyards in the valley. It's a very laidback and relaxing area of France.
  2. Yeah, Biden has massive influence in baja....bitter much?
  3. Pink for the night races.
  4. My Serbian wife wants to know WTF you are talking about....
  5. Well, waiting is better than what Mercedes Sprinter does...they just build it with the parts on hand, and if they don't have the parts for your options, they just leave the option off of your order. Somehow mine slipped through with all my ordered options ,much to the disbelief of my salesman.
  6. This. I was going to buy a place between the park and Cody. My wife asked everyone she met "what's the worst thing about living here?" 100% said the wind.
  7. Nine inches of very heavy, unforcasted snow on the shores of Puget Sound. Heard tree limbs breaking all night.
  8. otisdog


    Back when I was much younger, I road all the way up before heading down. I've heard that they no longer drop you off at the top because so many people were crashing on the way down.
  9. I dunno if Texarkana is worth $39....
  10. otisdog


    I've got pretty decent hearing despite my age (67) and the fact that I spent 5 years of my life continuously using a skilsaw, then 3 years touring with a major rock band. I moved to Washington state last year, so using a chainsaw has become a common, usually weekly thing. I use 2x hearing protection, expanding plugs under muffs. No real signs of tinnitus were present, but...I normally go on the wagon for the first 3 months of the year, but for some reason I haven't practiced abstinence the last couple of years. This year is different, I decided I can't let a particular political party get the better of me. Now 5 weeks dry, and I have definitely got the ringing in my ears. Hopefully I've got an easy solution coming up in 7 weeks.
  11. Appears to have the 2nd tank, which is a good thing. Old man had a '75 (I think) with the full time 4wd. Had 70 gallons worth of tanks , needed them all. My brother and I were framing houses at the time, living in Pasadena and driving to San Juan Capistrano daily for work....142 mile round trip, we were barely breaking even.
  12. Seismic thread drift here....
  13. Good call! How long's the list? My preference is short barrels, but I only shoot clays in preparation for hunting season. Favorite 20 has 26" barrels.
  14. If you're actually going after the upland birds, go with 20 gauge...no reason to carry the extra pound and a half all day in the field, and the right load in a 20 will stone a pheasant that's far downwind. They also swing better than a 12 at the towers. I rarely use my 12 gauges, because the 20's are very capable guns. Now that I live in Washington and drive past fields of geese and ditches full of ducks, the 12's will see some action. All of my smooth bores are Berettas, some bought new 45 years ago...they are fine pieces, and I have never had any problems with them. You can go way upscale with them and get the pretty engraving, but i'm more of a 'slither under the barbwire with the breech cracked' kind of guy.
  15. Rocket launch in upper right?
  16. Yup, my wifes' favorite. Probably going to make the drive down to Portland to get their store pick....they've got 22 bottles left.
  17. All three. There used to be an issue of them robbing trains as they traversed the mojave desert. The SA's would stop the train in the middle of nowhere and round them up, there was no place for them to escape to.
  18. Union Pacific, in an attempt at fattening their bottom line, fired the majority of their police force a couple of years ago.
  19. Honestly, not much happening on the Merced in the winter. It's actually pretty slow in the summer, too. East Walker and Hot Creek on the east side work in the winter, but Tioga Pass usually closes before Thanksgiving and opens mid April, so you really can't easily get there from the valley. Also. the Owens outside of Bishop is doable in the dead of winter, same access issue though. The Ahwahnee is great, but worn. Doesn't seem to make a difference it's still hard to get a booking there. Reservations open a year out.
  20. So the NC State coach has declared that his team won the Holiday Bowl for their 10th win because UCLA forfeited, contrary to the NCAA's & ACC's thoughts on this. Turns out he gets a $150K bonus for a 10 win season.
  21. 6" last night, but the temp is up 20 degrees or so. Thaw is supposed to start Saturday. But the county doesn't plow down here on the south end of our island...lots of ice on the road, and numerous vehicles upside down in the ditches.
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