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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Last time I used a GPS I shut it off because it was yelling at me.

    And we weren't even married.
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #33
    Last time I used a GPS I shut it off because it was yelling at me.

    And we weren't even married.

     

    My Wife's Volvo one says please and thank you but it is talking to the Wife.


  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    Makin' the night in Middlesboro, Ky. Will be here two nites, so we can check out the Cumberland Gap Nat'l Monument and environs. Hit enough wet weather on the way up here to clean the dirt from Stanford road off the tires, wheels, and lower part of the car! We were on I-40 and hit a stretch where they had multiple signs to slow to 60 because there was a 5 mile stretch of 4% downgrade!! I guess they have to caution these flatlanders as 4% isn't enough grade to even be noted out west - I think they start posting at 6% in California. I pulled a 5th wheel trailer over the Sierras a couple of times past Lake Isabella - that road will get your attention as its something like 8% or 9% if I remember correctly - on both sides so first you go up, then you come down and its steep.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Any cold Kentucky rain?
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #36
    NN said:
    We got home today about 1400- would have been sooner but Clean had to stop and shop.
    Women got a knack for knowing where every store/quaint little shop is along any route you can take, it seems.

    The concept of 'Making Good Time' doesn't seem to sink in with them.

    Then again, you gotta keep mamma happy and having just spent time at a SE Shoot and all.............hard to say NO, I reckon.

    You will pay now or later..................................so might as well get it over with and stop.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    Any cold Kentucky rain?
    No, but we had a little detour through a graveyard in  NE Tennessee where I saw a "Presley" headstone!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #38
    "The 1"?!?

    You must be from SoCal! :D

    I've lost count of how many times I pulled a fiver down from Carmel to Jade Cove. No biggie! That would have been on 1, Highway 1, or Route 1 - but never "The 1"!!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,672 Senior Member
    I made it to Tallahassee about 1800, Monday. All that's left is about a 3.5 hour drive to home. Thanks to Jerry for figuring out what is wrong with my AR and to miss Mary for all she and the other ladies do to make the shoot a success.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,112 Senior Member
    NN said:
    OK, the return went safe and no breakdown; but, at times it was a cluster---------

    We got 25 miles up 65 and the GPS said 65 was closed ahead, stay on 65. We got about 40 miles and there was a deputy parked in the road making us take the off ramp and at the end of the ramp another deputy sending us left.  But we wanted to go East, so we went west.
    No detour signs; but, we did find a TO 65 sign we took that way and came to a T intersection;
    the GPS said go more west; but, Clean saw signs TO 65 and said go that way-----we did.

    A few miles and the GPS starts screaming 65  closed ahead every 5 seconds and Clean is
    is shouting over it saying follow the signs; then the GPS said turn left ahead take some obscure road. I did and Clean is hollering turn around you ***********; I didn't.

    That road was one of those narrow roads,   that when on it you could see about 200 yds ahead sometimes unless you were going over a hill or in the gulley or on a curve. Then it was 50 yds or less.

    It came out to a well used road that ended up going back to 65 above the road closure.

    From there things went like clockwork until we got within 50 miles of home and then it 
    rained cats and dogs until we got home and then just a heavy sprinkle until I unloaded the cab of the truck.
    If you drove fast enough the gps or Clean wouldnt be able to keep up with the instructions............

    I could give you a few driving lessons next year if you want.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,720 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    NN said:
    OK, the return went safe and no breakdown; but, at times it was a cluster---------

    We got 25 miles up 65 and the GPS said 65 was closed ahead, stay on 65. We got about 40 miles and there was a deputy parked in the road making us take the off ramp and at the end of the ramp another deputy sending us left.  But we wanted to go East, so we went west.
    No detour signs; but, we did find a TO 65 sign we took that way and came to a T intersection;
    the GPS said go more west; but, Clean saw signs TO 65 and said go that way-----we did.

    A few miles and the GPS starts screaming 65  closed ahead every 5 seconds and Clean is
    is shouting over it saying follow the signs; then the GPS said turn left ahead take some obscure road. I did and Clean is hollering turn around you ***********; I didn't.

    That road was one of those narrow roads,   that when on it you could see about 200 yds ahead sometimes unless you were going over a hill or in the gulley or on a curve. Then it was 50 yds or less.

    It came out to a well used road that ended up going back to 65 above the road closure.

    From there things went like clockwork until we got within 50 miles of home and then it 
    rained cats and dogs until we got home and then just a heavy sprinkle until I unloaded the cab of the truck.
    If you drove fast enough the gps or Clean wouldnt be able to keep up with the instructions............

    I could give you a few driving lessons next year if you want.

    Wait-----wait----wait-------we  rode with you once!
    Did you noice I said ONCE?
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    Doesn't he drive on the wrong side of the road?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #43

    NN said:
    orchidman said:
    NN said:
    OK, the return went safe and no breakdown; but, at times it was a cluster---------

    We got 25 miles up 65 and the GPS said 65 was closed ahead, stay on 65. We got about 40 miles and there was a deputy parked in the road making us take the off ramp and at the end of the ramp another deputy sending us left.  But we wanted to go East, so we went west.
    No detour signs; but, we did find a TO 65 sign we took that way and came to a T intersection;
    the GPS said go more west; but, Clean saw signs TO 65 and said go that way-----we did.

    A few miles and the GPS starts screaming 65  closed ahead every 5 seconds and Clean is
    is shouting over it saying follow the signs; then the GPS said turn left ahead take some obscure road. I did and Clean is hollering turn around you ***********; I didn't.

    That road was one of those narrow roads,   that when on it you could see about 200 yds ahead sometimes unless you were going over a hill or in the gulley or on a curve. Then it was 50 yds or less.

    It came out to a well used road that ended up going back to 65 above the road closure.

    From there things went like clockwork until we got within 50 miles of home and then it 
    rained cats and dogs until we got home and then just a heavy sprinkle until I unloaded the cab of the truck.
    If you drove fast enough the gps or Clean wouldnt be able to keep up with the instructions............

    I could give you a few driving lessons next year if you want.

    Wait-----wait----wait-------we  rode with you once!
    Did you noice I said ONCE?

    cpj said:
    zorba said:
    Doesn't he drive on the wrong side of the road?
    He drives on ALL sides of the road. 

    I haven't seen anything wrong with Alec's driving. Y'all is crazy! And it's O.K. to drive on BOTH sides of the road if somebody ain't using THEIR side at that particular moment; no sense in splattering a deer or dog or skunk carcass bloating and swelling in YOUR lane unnecessarily.
    You can turn the sound down on that ol' 'heifer in the box' so you don't have to listen to that mess. Wives/girlfriends are an entirely different matter; I have no advice on that. They aren't fitted with a volume control as OEM equipment; obviously an oversight on the part of the original manufacturing plans.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    Debbie and I got home just fine about 8:00 Sunday night and we've had Diver43 and his wife Leeanne stay with us for a couple of days and we've been stuffing them with various combinations of shrimp and bacon.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,936 Senior Member
    The shrimp are fantastic, bacon makes them even better. Life is good
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,672 Senior Member
    Back in the old homestead at 1315 today.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,936 Senior Member
    Made it home to S Florida
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    The shrimp are fantastic, bacon makes them even better. Life is good
    You guys just SUCK!!! Only thing better is if you put the shrimp inside a gutted Jalapeno and wrapped it all in bacon. But who's counting, I'll take Shrimp and bacon anyway I can get it!!!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    Still in Kentucky, got DUMPED on near Lexington, although not quite as bad as I did just south of Teach's on the way up.

    Just outside of Evarts, Ky (Near Harlan).
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Miss MaryMiss Mary Senior Member Posts: 733 Senior Member
    Sounds like everyone is enjoying their trips and the end destinations...thank you kindly for the updates! :D
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,101 Senior Member
    Miss Mary, you have a PM
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 421 Member
    How did the shoot go? Everyone have a good time? We were in Tennessee until Tuesday, but I had half my foot reconstructed, vascular surgery on same foot and have been out of commission for 5-6 months. I wish I could have made the short trip there, but crutches and wheelchairs don't work well in the field. 
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,101 Senior Member
    Axe said:
    How did the shoot go? Everyone have a good time? We were in Tennessee until Tuesday, but I had half my foot reconstructed, vascular surgery on same foot and have been out of commission for 5-6 months. I wish I could have made the short trip there, but crutches and wheelchairs don't work well in the field. 
    Sorry y'all couldn't make it
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 421 Member
    knitepoet said:
    Axe said:
    How did the shoot go? Everyone have a good time? We were in Tennessee until Tuesday, but I had half my foot reconstructed, vascular surgery on same foot and have been out of commission for 5-6 months. I wish I could have made the short trip there, but crutches and wheelchairs don't work well in the field. 
    Sorry y'all couldn't make it
    Same here. I have been in bed for months and it would have done me some good! 
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    Axe said:
    knitepoet said:
    Axe said:
    How did the shoot go? Everyone have a good time? We were in Tennessee until Tuesday, but I had half my foot reconstructed, vascular surgery on same foot and have been out of commission for 5-6 months. I wish I could have made the short trip there, but crutches and wheelchairs don't work well in the field. 
    Sorry y'all couldn't make it
    Same here. I have been in bed for months and it would have done me some good! 
    If you'd have come we could have put you at the lower end of the range where the ground is kinda level. I'd have put you on the quad trailer I hauled it over there on, and tied you down so you wouldn't roll out getting to the range! :) Just leave your chair on the trailer and you could have shot anything worth shooting, and have been in the shade to boot! Where there's a will, there's a way to make it happen.
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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    Rachel asked me to post and thank everyone for her, especially Miss Mary and the Apron Ladies!
    Tell Rachel that we're looking forward to seeing her, next year. If you want to tag along with her........well.....ok.....I guess.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For I carry a .308 and not a .270
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,101 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    olesniper said:
    Rachel asked me to post and thank everyone for her, especially Miss Mary and the Apron Ladies!
    Tell Rachel that we're looking forward to seeing her, next year. If you want to tag along with her........well.....ok.....I guess.
    Yep. Best I remember, she’s fun to be around. 🍺
    Late Friday night, you both were :wink:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #58
    Gethsemani Abby near Bardstown, Ky:


    The oldest working monastery in the United States. Trappist.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 421 Member
    Axe said:
    How did the shoot go? Everyone have a good time? We were in Tennessee until Tuesday, but I had half my foot reconstructed, vascular surgery on same foot and have been out of commission for 5-6 months. I wish I could have made the short trip there, but crutches and wheelchairs don't work well in the field. 
    Ah man...what a curve ball that whole thing was huh? Everything healing up as well as can be expected? You up and moving around now? Gonna say another little prayer for you foot tonight.
    Thanks buddy. No, not up and running just yet. Had 4 surgeries on my foot, a good part of it removed and they just rerouted the veins and arteries in February. I have been out of work since November for the most part and been in bed or in a chair since. Even lost 50 pounds since February, so that is good news.
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,265 Senior Member
    I had to go back to the top of this thread to see what it was listed for.
    Real happy all are making it home safe & sound !

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,101 Senior Member
    Anyone already thinking about a different route home, different things to see along the way?
    Nope, I've run I-59/20 to I-65 every time I've made the trip
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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