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Back from the land of fruits and nuts.
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Rickstir    Posted 03-02-2004 at 08:53:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Two weeks in California were a lot of work, some fun and full of sticker shock.

$2.25 for regular unleaded.
$43.00 a day to park
12.95 a day for internet access

But there was this absolutely free side show. All the "newleyweds" prancing around San Francisco was quite a site for the small town country boy. Even Rosie ODonnell got married to her significant other when we were there.

There certainly was some wonderful scenery, and we stayed right on the ocean a couple of times. My wife got to ride horses one weekend. Of course there was a lot of seafood to eat.

A line from a John Denver song says it all for me, "Gee it's good to be back home again....sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend" Howdy friend.

KellyGa    Posted 03-02-2004 at 16:30:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad y'all made it back, and as Dorothy would say "Theres no place like home, theres no place like home." Sounds nice, I love the beach, anywhere.

Clipper    Posted 03-02-2004 at 11:06:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Folks say if ya stay out there longer than 2 weeks ya start to walk funny and yer wrist muscles go out on ya... :^)

gotta say somethin    Posted 03-02-2004 at 14:01:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been reading the rants about Ca, for quite a spell now. Someone here just got back from SF and thinks that's the way CA is. Population of 900,000 in SF. Population of Bay area, 8,000,000. So you went to a city that represented just a small portion of one area, and now you have formed an opinion that is as biased as can be. Maybe you ought to have driven a few miles south to the national military cemeterey and noticed all the white crosses of fruits and nuts buried there.
I lived in the south bay area for 30 years, and there are as good as people throughout that state as there are in any other. Why the resentment, is it because most of CA can enjoy good weather most of the time and we cant? Because a person could go there and do well for himself and most of the country has to live on SS when they get old? I live in Va, now, and there are just as many nuts here, only a different type. Pray none of your children move there so you won't have to call them queer and mentally disarranged. And, I sign my name so you will all know who it is.

Rickstir    Posted 03-03-2004 at 09:34:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
We were in LA 2 days, Central Valley 2 days, Coast above Santa Barbara 4 days, Carmel 1 day,
Frisco for 5 days. Saw/worked with/visited with good people all the way. Thought I gave a broad approach to the whole trip. Any visitor to San Francisco is going to mention the gay marriage thing. It was in all the papers/TV and your face the whole time. I personally don't care. I did visit the National Cemetery as I do in most of my travels. Been to Arlington too where you live. Please don't try to compare Virginia to San Francisco, the rest of the state, maybe so, but not Frisco.

Clipper    Posted 03-02-2004 at 14:21:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you think what I posted was a rant then you would be in for quite a shock if I did go on a rant about that issue. I can't change what's going on out there so it don't make sense to splatter the issue all over this place.I'm still trying to figure why you posted to MY post.....

yours was    Posted 03-02-2004 at 14:46:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
as good as any to reply to. painting everyone there with the same brush. Do most californians approve of the way life is in SF? NO, but not much they can do about it. I worked abut 20 miles from the city, never affected any of us as far as I know. So you can really get off on this subject if you want,but I imagine there are people where you live that are just as screwed up in their se#ual preferences that you don't know about.

Clipper    Posted 03-02-2004 at 15:31:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't paint California with NOTHING.I INFERRED San Francisco only cuz he said that's where he was.I never stated that my area was gay free also.And just for your info I can't think of ONE State in this whole Country that does not have Veterans/KIA's buried there! I don't understand why you felt you had to include THAT info into your post.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-02-2004 at 09:47:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
For sure. There ain't no place like home.
Reads like a good trip.
Now ya can rest up.

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