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  • #31
    Well Zo, I found that quite interesting. At least while I'm here bored at work for 24 hours! I saw that Nevada only has like 10 counties! You could close out an entire state. Although some of those high points are quite high and may take all day to get up! There any people who have closed out entire states?


    *** Dug around on that website more and found a list. And there are people who have closed out entire states!! Nuts! But it's a neat idea to travel around the country and your area I suppose.
    Last edited by jaydeedub; 02-15-2008, 08:54 PM.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by jaydeedub View Post
      Well Zo, I found that quite interesting. At least while I'm here bored at work for 24 hours! I saw that Nevada only has like 10 counties! You could close out an entire state. Although some of those high points are quite high and may take all day to get up! There any people who have closed out entire states?

      *** Dug around on that website more and found a list. And there are people who have closed out entire states!! Nuts! But it's a neat idea to travel around the country and your area I suppose.
      I'm no mountain climber, so for the most part I'll stick to my "little hill in the woods" kind of highpoints!

      If I ever do close out a state, though, it'll be CT or RI. Supposedly those two are so easy that people have finished the 13 counties between them in a day and a half. I did get CT's state highpoint (and toughest county) last year to give myself a head start.

      Fun hobby. Definitely gets you exploring places not many people have seen.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by jaydeedub View Post
        Well Zo, I found that quite interesting. At least while I'm here bored at work for 24 hours! I saw that Nevada only has like 10 counties! You could close out an entire state. Although some of those high points are quite high and may take all day to get up! There any people who have closed out entire states?


        *** Dug around on that website more and found a list. And there are people who have closed out entire states!! Nuts! But it's a neat idea to travel around the country and your area I suppose.
        Nevada would be difficult. Other than LV and RENO, it is an uninhabited desert. Made the drive from Reno to LV a few years back; talk about a long drive with nothing to see. But it beat the hell out of staying in Reno for 3 days; what a dump.
        I’m a senior. As are Donnie, Puckhead, and JB.

        Who knew?

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        • #34
          Speaking of long drives with nothing to see, drove across Kansas once on the way to Colorado. That's about as boring a state a habitable place could be. I'd almost rather it'd be desert as rocks and cactus are a little more interesting to look at. It was just as hot too. Triple digits!

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Hoek View Post
            I'd almost rather it'd be desert as rocks and cactus Triple digits!
            Don't forget mesquite and joshua trees.
            "To Serve Man" It's a Cookbook!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Hoek View Post
              Speaking of long drives with nothing to see, drove across Kansas once on the way to Colorado. That's about as boring a state a habitable place could be. I'd almost rather it'd be desert as rocks and cactus are a little more interesting to look at. It was just as hot too. Triple digits!
              NE Kansas isn't bad. I haven't made that drive yet, but they tell me it's brutal. Personally, the drive from KC to St. Louis is as brutal as I've been through. Nothing but adult bookstores and redneck shacks.

              I hate it with a passion.

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              • #37
                I-16 between Macon, GA and Savannah, GA. Brutile. :rip:

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                • #38
                  I-16 between Macon, GA and Savannah, GA. Brutile.
                  Yep. Used to do that drive once a month on the way to construction administration in Hilton Head.
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                  • #39
                    Trona to Death Valley.
                    "To Serve Man" It's a Cookbook!

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                    • #40
                      Where were you born? Huntington, NY
                      Current hometown: Rockledge
                      Ever live anywhere else?: Growing up NY AF: Nebraska, Thailand
                      Nationality/ethnicity: 5th generation German American
                      Job: Controller Aerospace medium sized contractor and manufacturer

                      Favorite hockey team: The Bolts
                      Why do you like them? Went to a game in 1998 and have been hooked on the game ever since
                      Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Rangers slightly
                      Least favorite: none
                      Favorite active player on your favorite team: Marty
                      Favorite active player on another team: Modin
                      All time favorite player if different: Mike Bossy Brad park Rod Gilbert
                      Favorite teams in other sports: Buccaneers, Yankees, Giants, and Duke

                      Favorite video/other games: Don't play but son likes 2k NHL on the PS3
                      Favorite music: Classic rock Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, BOC, stones, The Who
                      Favorite movies: LOTR and historical movies
                      Favorite TV show: Don't watch Tv much more of a history channel type
                      Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: Rarely drink anymore Jack Daniels occasionally
                      Have any interesting hobbies? Audiophile most of my life and home theater buff
                      Anything else to share? My user name is a tribute to Frank Zappa

                      Favorite Magazines Money, The Absolute Sound, various other financial journals

                      Favorite books: Historical non-fiction and science fantasy currently reading the Wheel of Time series

                      Moderate Republican which makes me anathema everyone here on both sides

                      Pets: two Manx cats that I love dearly

                      Single with two grown sons
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by MUDSHARK View Post
                        Anything else to share? My user name is a tribute to Frank Zappa
                        Nice. Love Zappa.

                        Originally posted by MUDSHARK View Post
                        Moderate Republican which makes me anathema to many here
                        Ahhh.. I dunno... I think there's a good mix here. Perhaps there's some fairly vocal Dems that makes it seems like it's Dem-heavy... Me and TBFANATIC are Libertarian sympathetic, and I know there are Republicans here.

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                        • #42
                          I'm Libertarian bordering or leaning into that whole "liberaltarian" notion being kicked about. I used to be far more radical/reactionary (depending on how you see libertarianism) but have since come around to be a little more pragmatic or gradual minded in my view of things. Not to mention I have a very personal stake in some issues that are only being taken up by one side of the coin as far as the duopoly in charge goes (the other side is content to exploit the unvarnished hate for all it's worth on the other hand), so I feel compelled to give in on my principled stance a bit with that in mind.

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                          • #43
                            Like everybody else, I don't think my ideals fall directly inline with any one group of people. I am very open minded. However, because of that I often times find myself directly opposed to most conservative viewpoints.
                            If no government system will guarantee a utopia, then our best choice is to look for the least exploitive one

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                            • #44
                              I actually am a little more radical than that, I believe in global unification and equality. I think the natural evolution of society(abolition of slavery, individual rights, sanctity of life) will lead us all to accept one another. Unfortunately the world is a good two or three hundred years away from casting aside their differences. When that happens we can all look toward grander achievements; imagine the resources of the entire world going toward things that can help everyone. Genetics, nano-technology, interstellar colonization. No military. Everyone sharing a common language, a common currency, hell the world doesn't even share the same system of measurements. Anything that brings the world closer towards that I am for.
                              If no government system will guarantee a utopia, then our best choice is to look for the least exploitive one

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                              • #45
                                Where were you born? Cheltenham, England
                                Current hometown: Oxford, England
                                Ever live anywhere else?: Nope
                                Nationality/ethnicity: British
                                Job: ahaha (student)

                                Favorite hockey team: Bolts
                                Why do you like them? Went to Tampa in 2003
                                Favorite hockey team as a kid (if different): Senators
                                Least favorite: hmm Carolina/Florida
                                Favorite active player on your favorite team: Lecavalier
                                Favorite active player on another team: Havlat
                                All time favorite player if different: Lecavalier
                                Favorite teams in other sports: Oxford Stars, Cheltenham Town, Gloucester

                                Favorite video/other games: Battlefield 2142, would say NHL but have it on pc and EA really screw the pc
                                Favorite music: Story of the Year, Anberlin, Saosin, Monty Are I
                                Favorite movies: Kingdom of Heaven, Wedding Crashers and Bulletproof Monk (or favourite title film isnt as good)
                                Favorite TV show: Spooks, Shameless, Without a trace and Neighbours
                                Favorite beer or alcoholic beverage of choice: No specific favourite really.
                                Have any interesting hobbies? Play field hockey, tennis and swim but learning ice hockey. Poker and other card games (anyone else play on fulltilt poker?).

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