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  • #61
    thanx guys - I am gonna have my own lonely planet by the time I leave in may !!!

    SB hikes - I love things that people make themselves. The thought that they have put all that time, effort and love into it just for me, gives me shivers. I suppose in my mind, because they have given so much of themselves to our daughter, I am wanting to give a little bit back to these wonderful people. And if they end up using the blanket for the dog - that is fine.
    Anyway I think that I will make the blanket - the knitting needles are out .............
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    • #62
      From Seattle taking the "slow" way, I'd probably take US Highway 12 all the way across. It parallels Interstate 94 all the way across to Indiana, but is mostly just a 2-lane highway that goes through all the small towns the interstate goes around.

      There are a lot of national parks and forests to visit on the way- Mount Rainier, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, the Badlands, Mount Rushmore- as well as some nice cities, such as Minneapolis and Chicago.

      The entire US military is cutting back right now, but if she's interested in becoming a pilot, she may have options with another branch, such as the Navy or Army, though the Army would train her on helicopters first. Not to say it would be possible or easy, but it might be worth talking to a recruiter from one of the other branches.

      Other than something homemade, some kind of local specialty product is always a good gift- when I went to Taiwan, my wife and I brought honey and jams from Wisconsin, where we lived at the time, and it went over pretty well.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
        From Seattle taking the "slow" way, I'd probably take US Highway 12 all the way across. It parallels Interstate 94 all the way across to Indiana, but is mostly just a 2-lane highway that goes through all the small towns the interstate goes around.

        There are a lot of national parks and forests to visit on the way- Mount Rainier, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, the Badlands, Mount Rushmore- as well as some nice cities, such as Minneapolis and Chicago.

        The entire US military is cutting back right now, but if she's interested in becoming a pilot, she may have options with another branch, such as the Navy or Army, though the Army would train her on helicopters first. Not to say it would be possible or easy, but it might be worth talking to a recruiter from one of the other branches.

        Other than something homemade, some kind of local specialty product is always a good gift- when I went to Taiwan, my wife and I brought honey and jams from Wisconsin, where we lived at the time, and it went over pretty well.
        thanx JF - I think that we would love to see Yellowstone, and Mt rushmore etc...
        We have just had a David Attenborough series on yellowstone - amazing !!!!!!!!
        I also sometimes watch....cant think of the name........its in Las Vegas....like a pawn shop.........the name eludes me at present ???? anyway I would love to rock on up to their shop and say HI !!!!!! LOL

        I think for her to get into the American military she has to be an American citizen, and short of marrying her off to some poor unsuspecting American lad - this is not going to happen in the near future ????

        I have spoken with the NZ recruiting office and they are desperate for females in our Airforce, but it won't be easy what ever option she chooses.
        "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

        ...small steps....

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        • #64
          Pawn Stars?

          Oh, and I think in MN, there's the SPAM Museum. Yes, a museum about the history of that salty delicious processed canned meat.
          "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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          • #65
            Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
            Pawn Stars?

            Oh, and I think in MN, there's the SPAM Museum. Yes, a museum about the history of that salty delicious processed canned meat.
            pawn Stars - thanx Joanie.
            If I go down to the Spam museum - do you think that I would get a feed ???? rumour has it that that stuff is still good to go after about 48 years in the tin !!!!!............
            ............ actually I am one to exaggerate - I think its only 47 years 9 months and 2 days.. sorry
            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

            ...small steps....

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            • #66
              okay another question........... phones........ do we just get a new sim card, or buy a new phone ............ or throw the damned thing away ??????
              "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

              ...small steps....

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              • #67
                I think you can get an inexpensive, pay-as-you-go cell phone in the US which you can "top up" as needed, and then you can donate it through one of the cell phone shops to organizations that give them to people in extreme circumstances when you are finished.

                Though, for us, we don't feel the need really. Usually, there are emergency call boxes on major roads, there are people living in a lot of locations along roads (even rurally), and the roads are not completely deserted, so someone is bound to come and help eventually. Likewise, we have no one we need to call until we get to a hotel at night or arrive somewhere, and it's easy enough to use a land line at a gas station, or the hotel, etc.

                So, we never consider the cell phone thing.

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                • #68
                  My son the tech-head says if your cell phone is unlocked, you can get a sim card in the States and use that. But he also said something about making sure the charger has the correct adaptor, or somethin' like that.

                  I shouldn't even have attempted to answer, with the little I really know.

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                  • #69
                    Shelli - you darling wee thing, you are so allowd to answer - anytime. How is your HFLC going ???? I have been keeping an eye, but its suddenly switched threads
                    G x
                    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                    ...small steps....

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                      Pawn Stars?

                      Oh, and I think in MN, there's the SPAM Museum. Yes, a museum about the history of that salty delicious processed canned meat.
                      Joanie - sorry but MN ???? is that MiNesota? MusolliNi? MaNdolliN ? MascapoNe? MaNilla? Madagasca ( oh that doesn't have an N in it !!!!), MoNtessouri?
                      come on now - you know how ditsy Gwamma is !!!!!!!
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • #71
                        Minnesota -- it's an interesting state. I have relatives there that I don't know. My maternal grandfather is from there. I have, personally, on'y heard stories about the place.

                        It's partly why I want to do yellowstone trail. I also want to see all of the native american sights in the mid-west.

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                        • #72
                          Sorry Gwamma, Zoe is correct - Minnesota.

                          Just looked up a couple of things. You can get to Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, and the SPAM Museum (LOL) using I90 (Interstate 90) out of Seattle.

                          Just a note, though you guys are vacationing and I was moving. When I moved from NJ (New Jersey) to WA (Washington state), we wanted to drive through Yellowstone. It's so vast! We'd drive what seemed like hours, and I'd look on the map and it seemed like we'd gone almost nowhere. Finally (but remember, I was moving and was in the front of a small pickup with my ex and a sort of big old dog), one of us said, "F*** it, let's get to I90." *chuckle*

                          Google maps is pretty good at plotting entire trips, or even portions if you decide to go off track to see something. I found it invaluable during my last move.

                          Cheap cell phones are readily available at Walmart. I don't use one in everyday life, but for the road, I picked one up for maybe $20, and the minutes were (I think) $30 for 100 talking and unlimited texting. Not great, but cheap for emergencies. Also, almost all motels have wifi for free or cheap, so once you're in the motel, you can skype or google phone, or whatever freebie is available to you. Assuming you're bringing your laptop.
                          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                          B*tch-lite

                          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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                          • #73
                            Gwamma...I am jealous of all your chances to see the country I have lived in my whole life! Reminds me of how much I want to see! I am sure if your daughter was in Florida they came to Disney World. We have much to offer outside of theme parks though. Beaches, swamps, farmland, prairies. Anytime you want to visit just come on down
                            You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                            Age 48
                            height 5'3
                            SW 215 lbs
                            CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                            LW 172 lbs
                            GW 125ish lbs

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                            • #74
                              I lived in Indian Rocks Beach for about seven years. My favorite things about FL were the Everglades, Key West, and Gatorland Zoo. Also, living two blocks from the Gulf surely didn't suck.
                              "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                              B*tch-lite

                              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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                              • #75
                                Yes I have always lived inland. I have decided that I am going to move to one of the gulf coast areas for a while so I can live on the beach.

                                Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                                I lived in Indian Rocks Beach for about seven years. My favorite things about FL were the Everglades, Key West, and Gatorland Zoo. Also, living two blocks from the Gulf surely didn't suck.
                                You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                                Age 48
                                height 5'3
                                SW 215 lbs
                                CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                                LW 172 lbs
                                GW 125ish lbs

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