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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by ElusivePedro, Jun 9, 2011.
Thanks, Tony, it's quite amazing. When are you coming back?
Happy for you Coop, but this is the post of the year in my book:
If you can see them....
Band name alert.
Prolly not going back until my bro-in-law gets stationed up there, and he'll be at Eglin for 3 more yrs. CO Sprgs. is at the #1 spot on his dream sheet, and I hope he gets it.
Words of wisdom, right there. That was indeed a Classic Scaaaaaauuuuught post if I've ever seen one. And I can see them, so they can see me.
Great stuff out there.
Enjoyed riding with you. Keep in touch and send a few ROCK pics...
Be safe as always
Foiled by snow!
See ya just dont get pics (views) like that in Flatistan....
So whats this snow thing! Been so long since I ve seen any!
Wow that's just incredible. I've been a flatlander my whole life and can't imagine scenery like that in my backyard...yer makin us jealous, but that's OK--keep postin pics mang!
Pburguy - I saw this the day you posted it up and was hoping some old guys would chime in and give you the 411. Hell that was a few days ago. But with the way things shuffle around in this joint, you never know what's liable to happen.
I am not too much of an effussive talker - or typer for that matter but I can tell you this. I spent about 3 years in purgatory. I.E. - south Jersey. (Stratford, Bordentown, and Mt. Laural) I was working for Lockheed Martin at the "Ship in the cornfield" - if you know what I am referring to. And yes - the topography and climate is not too dissimilar.
I have roots here and have always returned due to no state tax, no car inspections, no other sort of big brother mandates that so many other states get away with. I LOVE the panhandle. Some hate it. It is NOT the culture capital of the universe -- and I like it that way. I find "the culture" somewhat endearing. My Latino ex-wife, on the other hand, thought this place SUCKED. And I can understand why. Hell when I got here in 1967 I thought that it sucked too (coming originally from RI).
The cool thing about NW FL is that is isn't run over yet. Things are still cheap. Regulators haven't taken over (yet). Most of the yankee snow bird retiree flock gravitate down to places south of the big bend area so that they feel more comfortable with similar demographics and accents. My Dad still "paaaauks his kaaauhs in the garaaauge ;-) (Both my folks were born and raised in RI. - So that whole thing I can get up with.)
Disclaimer - I was born south of the Mason Dixon line!!!
I dunno mang - but to me, this place is great. I have been here on and off since I was about 6yo. It grew on me.
It might you too.
Just thought I'd throw a bone. If you have left, not to return agin, I'll understand. I apologize for your well written inquirey getting left in the dust... Feel free to PM me and I'll shoot you my number and will be more than happy to give you any answers that I can.
If i recall right, brother George spent some time up north too. All the stories run together, but they're all superb. << That's a sigline you FF's are welcome to And it's Truth
Petey, welcome back hombre. I'm with you on the grief cycle. BTDT
New Guy, come on down. Inept did the ADV post math the other day and the Panhandle is one of the most active Regionals in all ADV. From such humble beginnings
You can ride in any profile you wish down here. Come explore and sound off
Is this chit cut and paste
or do y'all axually have time to type all that chit?
It's local context, Alan. But the part about comforting the FF whose mother died a couple weeks ago is not cut'n'paste whatsoever. That part is pure care for a Friend.
G - wtf man? The dude took the time to write out what he was curious about and not a one of us bothered to acknowledge him. --> so there, that's the reason for the "HUH?"
Mug - thanks man - we are all getting on now, the biggest deal lately is my Dad's broken ankle rx'd from completeing his MSF riders course. Poor old guy. I cannot believe how pissed off he's been due to the fact that he hasn't been able to fly or drive (right rudder/gas pedal). Shit like that takes a loooooong time to heal on an 81yo guy.
Pete, the new guy did get a couple responses, not from us local P-cola guys maybe, but responses nonetheless...
I saw pberguy's post and didn't comment on it because of lack of knowledge about the specific area he was asking about:
And I suspect the other local POGs did the same. Most, but certainly not all, of the guys active on the POG thread live in the western panhandle area, and the east side of ANF is a purt dern long way away from us. The thought occurred to me to suggest pberguy repost his question in the Tallahassee Area Riders thread, where it would no doubt get more play, but then I forgot, because old age and senility are creeping up on me. (Hey, this is the Panhandle Old Guys forum after all)
But hey, he did get a couple valid responses at least.
Oh well. My bad. I guess it just didn't seem like much. Thought there would be some local yokels that would be able to provide some better insight than I - and you're right... the area in question is a bit east of us.
After fruitlessly trying to contact a couple of old guys, I will, must, and should, do an MUI. Watch out Snapper -- HERE we GO!!!
mug , it pleases me to see your sig on here,ADV
pete all is well just crazy working hours rite now.
Yeah man - I'm fine, thanks. Just been trying to get up with you or Vic before the 18th. Was gonna see if either of you doods would be able to bring something the the campout for me...