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  • Dang - was it raining when you were in Seattle? Because it's gorgeous now! And nope, it's not 'legal' to go 75mph - you get a demerit in the form of a sizable ticket. For every 5 miles over the posted limit you can get hit w/ 50 to 100USD.

    Though I suspect they'd let you and hubby go w/o a ticket after you drop your Kiwi accent and flutter eyelashes on them. wink wink

    happy reunion and safe travels!

    “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

    Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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    • spk, for some of us, it is quite legal to do 75 in a passenger vehicle on the interstate, it is infact the posted speed limit in Montana on the highway.
      Gwamma, your husband is quite right (at least about the layout of the roads ). the milexmile does equal 640 acres which is also known as a "section". Many of the larger pieces of property are discussed in sections of land and not in acres.

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      • I live in a rural county. That means too many dirt roads and too few cops to catch much, regardless of what is posted... I tell my city-born kids there is a reason a lot of NASCAR drivers were good old boys from the country.

        My best friend takes it as a sworn duty to drive 4 mph over any posted highway speed limit - she says the police won't bother with highway drivers for so little. And that she has too little time/inclination/patience to mess about with stupid speed limits. She would go higher, but she really hates separating herself from her money (speeding ticket) more than obeying a speed limit, so speed limit it is. Sort of.
        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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        • Originally posted by Yvette View Post
          spk, for some of us, it is quite legal to do 75 in a passenger vehicle on the interstate, it is infact the posted speed limit in Montana on the highway.
          True for Montana but I was speaking for WA state; which with it's budget shortfall has a heavy-handed ticketing program and lots of speed traps on the major and semi-major highways. Gwamma sounded unaware of that little fun angle to the US police system, which she was worried about.

          But I do love barreling thru MT! Watching out for animals of course...

          “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

          Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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          • G, glad to see that you're having so much fun. LOLling at your food experience with the drive-through. Not ditsy at all, just something different.

            Speed limits here vary by state and there is some federal input in that when you're X miles within city limits, speed limits have to be below a certain level.
            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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            Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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            • hi guys - spk L was only doing the posted speed limit and only on the highways. In fact when DH is behind the wheel and drives 4miles over the limit - I have turned in a whingeing minnie!!!!!! LOL
              And sorry we didn't stop in Seattle. It is a beautiful city, but dh wanted to get on the road, and I can't have it all my way!
              Anyway guys this jolly internet connection keeps failing me, so I will sign off with hugs beforeni am cut off
              Me x
              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

              ...small steps....

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              • Well yesterday would have to have been one of the highlites of our american trip.
                We rocked up about four hours late and met the most wonderful family -
                We were treated to the most amazing primal meal complete with shrimp, steak, liquid amber, and shared a wonderful time swapping stories .
                A huge thank to Crabbcakes, Mr Crabbcakes, the wee little crabblets, the kittencrabbs, the busybirdcrabbs and the poor dear animals that were sacrificed to feed our meery band of men...........
                CC you and your wonderful family ROCK !!!!!!!! A thousand thank yous from us all
                xxxxxxxxxx
                "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                ...small steps....

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                • Hey, get this you all - evidently New Zealand does not have hummingbirds OR lightning bugs! Glad we filled the hummingbird feeder, because our usual two were there last night and I think Mr Gwamma got pics.

                  Dinner was fun, Gwamma... Three pounds of bacon and a pile of pork steaks in one sitting - yeah, my kids were thanking the god of the swine last night, out loud, after you left.
                  I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                  • When you're driving with others on the road, as long as you're going slower than someone else, it's usually fine . If it's empty, just keep an eye out for posted speed limits. It depends on where you are (within the state and what state) for how common speed traps are and for what the average highway speed limit is.
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                    • Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
                      Dinner was fun, Gwamma...
                      Awww Crabcakes and Gwamma that sounds fun! And like Crabcakes has set the bar for primal hosting!

                      Tell me, are you having many fireflies anymore? My grandparents east coast backyard was filled w/ them when i was a kid but I've noticed in the last 15 years less so.

                      “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

                      Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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                      • Originally posted by spk View Post
                        Awww Crabcakes and Gwamma that sounds fun! And like Crabcakes has set the bar for primal hosting!

                        Tell me, are you having many fireflies anymore? My grandparents east coast backyard was filled w/ them when i was a kid but I've noticed in the last 15 years less so.
                        The lightning bugs haven't come out yet up here for this year - we had a long winter and so far really cool temps. When they finally do their thing, though, the light show is phenomenal. Last year I actually stopped my car along the road to watch the show one summer eve. But I live in the sticks and there is a lot of tall grass, weeds, sprouting crops, etc for them to do their mating thing in. We left NJ at the end of 2004, and I agree with you - fewer, it seems.
                        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                        • Hi guys - in NJ at the moment. Staying in a cute wee place called hightstown ??????
                          Anyway DD and DH have taken themselves off to six flags for the day, and so Gwamma has been puttering about doing washing, walking and also wandering aimlessly qround this cute little town - am loving it.
                          Next its onto new york and then home to new zealand.
                          I have really loved this beautiful country and ts beautiful people. It will be sad to say goodbye - however there is a time for everything and my time to get back home is nigh!!!!!!
                          Thank you america for ths wonderfuil opportunity
                          G x
                          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                          ...small steps....

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                          • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
                            Hi guys - in NJ at the moment. Staying in a cute wee place called hightstown ??????
                            Anyway DD and DH have taken themselves off to six flags for the day, and so Gwamma has been puttering about doing washing, walking and also wandering aimlessly qround this cute little town - am loving it.
                            Next its onto new york and then home to new zealand.
                            I have really loved this beautiful country and ts beautiful people. It will be sad to say goodbye - however there is a time for everything and my time to get back home is nigh!!!!!!
                            Thank you america for ths wonderfuil opportunity
                            G x
                            Glad you had a great trip.... sorry you didn't get to see the best state, which would be Texas of course!.... maybe next time!

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                            • Hey Gwamma! Tell Mr. Gwamma and the DD I hope they have fun! Hubby used to take the Crabbletts there when they were small and we used to live close by. There is a animal enclosure at the park you can drive through - perhaps it is still there. The first half is African animals. The second half, which you can drive past (dedicated escape route road) and avoid, has extra high security and is the monkey enclosure - and those monkeys are talented, I will tell you that!

                              They climb all over your car, ripping off the roof treads, anything rubber stripping that is even the tiniest bit loose, and one day I watched one rip the side mirror off of a sports car. And the dude actually GOT OUT OF THE CAR TO RETRIEVE IT. Now, before you go in, there is a HUGE sign that warns you of automobile damage, so nobody can say they weren't warned. The last time we went, it was with my SIL and her kids, and this big male jumped on her windshield with the entire aroused length of his monkey-manhood swinging around, and it landed with a juicy "swack" right in the middle of the glass.... So what did my SIL and her crew do?? Laugh and proceed to take monkey-weenie pics.

                              At the end of the monkey enclosure are stationed a couple of burly guys with shock sticks - a few monkeys like to try to stay on top of the cars and hitch a ride out of the area that way. I never saw the keepers have to use them - they were just always ready to.

                              You can also get special summer passes restricted to the kiddie section of the park, which features tiny rides and such for the 5 yo & under set - those are extremely popular with parents of youngsters. Hubby took ours there while I was working weekends.
                              I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                              • ^I think I went to that drive-through park when I was pretty little. I remember a giraffe licking the car window and we missed the birth of a wildebeest by about 5 minutes.
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