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  • #204951
    Pecospete666
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    PECOSPETE’S JOURNEY ACROSS AMERICA
    “There and back again”

    PECOSPETE and his trusty sidekick Pip are traveling from the Ranch in Arizona to the Big Apple NYC! 2500 miles, Along Route 66. It will be a lot like the Hobbit. A journey filled with danger and Intrigue. First Stop A old trail head called Albuquerque New Mexico. Looking forward to Waffle House. My trusty Orange Paint and Pip

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    #204952
    Pecospete666
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    Went thru 30mile dust storm! Orange pelted with tumble weeds and other road trash.
    Saw no Dark Wraiths “highway patrol” 450miles odd. Pip turns up her nose at Mc Donald’s Big Breakfast it was crap. Snowed 25 mi east of Albuquerque! We have to see how Orange does in snow,rear wheel drive. Onward to Oklahoma City Oklahoma. I hope the Indians are not on the war path,or scalp hunting.

    #204953
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Good luck and keep an eye out for Vogans.

    #204954
    Phil
    Participant

    If you make it through Denver for any reason I’ll buy you a beer.

    Not because I want to. But because I feel as though I have to.

    #204963
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > Pip turns up her nose at Mc Donald’s Big Breakfast it was crap.

    Good taste, that Pip. Stick with Waffle House or IHOP. :)

    >I hope the Indians are not on the war path,or scalp hunting.

    The Indians are in India, except for those who emigrated. And our indigenous peoples will give you much less trouble than THEY got from OUR forefathers.

    /soapbox

    Actually, I have some native American ancestry and there’s a good chance that you do, too.

    #204965
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >If you make it through Denver for any reason I’ll buy you a beer.

    Denver is a great city! Phil, I’ve got cousins in Aurora. Next time I visit them I’ll stop by to see you and we’ll have a grand old time getting pished and making up limericks. :)

    #204971

    > The Indians are in India

    But Oklahoma is a bit Indian-y, so we’ll let him have that one.

    #204974
    Blisschick
    Participant

    >stick with IHOP

    Pip has good taste, because I don’t do McDonald’s, either. I avoid Awful House at all costs, especially in Florida. IHOP is the only place to go, IMO.

    #204975

    International House of Prayer? An evangelical Christian who loves Red Dwarf? What the hell?

    …It is possible you meant you meant pancakes.

    Uh, I’ll be going now.

    #204982
    anniescribe
    Participant

    If you go through Indy I too feel I am obliged to buy you a drink. Damn Midwest hospitality.

    #205005
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Thanks for all the invites! Maybe on the way back.

    Sauron’s Wraith waiting for me! But Orange has the Ring of invisibility so all he see’s is a space between the big trucks! 50 miles of pure ice, no salt, sand, the Dark One’s hand at work. Made it to Oklahoma City no problem,tonight Memphis Tenn home of Elvis,Pip does’t like him because of his “nothing but a hound dog” song. She says Hound dogs can only howl.

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    #205015
    Blisschick
    Participant

    To see actual winter somewhere makes me jealous. Damn you global warming! I’ll only be using my heater for the next two days. I don’t get a real winter anymore. It just throws everything off. :(

    #205016
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    63° *is* winter.

    …Isn’t it?

    #205020
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Well, yeah, if that kind of temp were actually here. Up until this past Sunday, we were still in the 80’s. Now it’s down to freezing two nights in a row, then back up to the 70’s. Winter forgot us this year. :(

    #205024
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Made it to Memphis Tennessee after a 3 hour detour because of a slaughtering I-40 car wreck! I have to say Onstar works OK except if I followed there instructions I would of gone 60 miles out of my way. I have it free for six months, A rich mans toy.
    This is how the Native Americans “Indians” our getting even with the PALE FACES
    Takeing all their money in the all the Casinos they own! Good for them! They are treated very badly here?

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    #205033
    fozzibear1
    Participant

    that was pretty interesting so far Pecospete, I’ve only spent about 60-80 hrs in the US in my life, and business travel unfortunately. Got to see an airport, a road, a conference room, a hotel room and then back to the airport on the next day, business travel sucks. Always intended to go back for a proper visit but i’m unlikely to get the chance now, enjoyed visiting by proxy through you.

    #205035
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Are you people kidding me?? Sixty-three degrees WINTER? I was out for my morning walk yesterday at 7 am when it was 26 F and I was chirpy because the wind wasn’t blowing to push it down in the teens. Was positively balmy. :-P

    #205040
    Blisschick
    Participant

    My husband is a damned Yankee…anything below 50, and he’s still going around with no coat. I practically have frostbite. What was that Lister said about Geordies? Yeah, that’s the hubby.

    #205041
    clem
    Participant

    We’re not all hard bastards here in Geordieland. I live in Gateshead and I’ve worn two pairs of socks to bed the last few nights.

    #205054
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Tennessee is a fucking long state second only to Texas 455 miles! Smoky the Bear was every where!”highway patrol” speed limit is 70mph! Have to do the speed limit now since I am now on the east coast Virginia! “Virginia is for lovers” Used to be on there license plates. I-40 goes past Oak Ridge National Laboratories, see photo,the white smoke stacks are hundreds of feet tall and can be see 50 miles away! You must be handling really bad shit if you need stacks that tall. They used to make “A bombs ” in the 50s. Tomorrow the rest of Virginia,Maryland, Pennsylvanian and PecosPete’s New Jersey home! It’s 30 miles from the Big Apple.

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    #205057
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Ah, Knoxville, my old home for several years. ORNL was actually kind of fun to tour, and you learn some bizarre things …

    #205073
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I didn’t get to see much of Tennessee when I was in Nashville a month and a half ago. I only got to see the inside of a hotel. And the outside of it, actually. Also an airport.

    #205075
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I was in both Memphis and Nashville back in ’99. All I remember is trying to survive the crazy drivers there, and the geese trying to eat my friend in Centennial Park. That was hilarious, actually.

    #205077
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >Are you people kidding me?? Sixty-three degrees WINTER?

    Sorry, instead of “winter,” that should have read “heaven.” :)

    /smug mode

    Blisschick, as a Kentuckian you’ll appreciate this: My last visit to Kentucky, my parents and I were asked the memorable question, “What is it with you Californians and trees? It’s just another thing you gotta mow around.”

    #205081
    Blisschick
    Participant

    LOL! Asks those silly people who probably use a rope tied to a lawnmower to mow the side yard of their mountain home because it’s near vertical. That’s how they do it in West Virginia, anyway. Wow! Haha!

    (Not quite sure I understand the context of “Kentuckian” here. Are you Kentuckian, because I’m Texan.. but close enough.)

    What I think is funny is the whole misconception that Texas is nothing but semi-desert plains full of cactus, cattle, and oil wells. That’s only true for about a third of the state. One third is grassy, rolling plains, the other densely forested rolling hills. The part about the cactus, cattle, and oil wells is mostly true, though. :P

    #205092
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Home again! Greeted by my daughter dog who tried to bite me! Great drive 2700 miles to get mauled by a dog. The drive was uneventful till Maryland when a Bear came screaming down the highway and got on my ass! I said what the fuck I’m only 4 miles over the limit! he rode my ass for what seemed to be minutes, I immediately pulled out my license,registration,proof of insurance. He turned into the hammer lane and took off.
    I found out from my Road Rat friends “truck drivers” they the Bears have laser license plate readers so they don’t even have to get out of the car to see who you are. I have thank all the Road Rats for keep me safe on the whole journey. Truck drivers here all have C.B. radios and tell each other where the Bears are hiding,I have one too. If you never heard it, It sounds like this “Bear rolling north bound at the 115 mile marker ” this how these guys can drive across county in reasonable amount of time without speeding tickets. Well the” There” is over with’ and in about 3 wk it will be “Back Again”

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    A shot from Texas

    #205100
    Ben Kirkham
    Participant

    Oh, to be in America now that December’s here. Look at that sky! *sigh*

    #205149
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    It was 23 deg F with a wind chill of +2 , But sunny!

    Blisschick there are two Texas’s! There’s “West Texas”and “East Texas”which are you?

    #205195
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I’m East Texas. There’s a bunch more than just two. There’s also North Texas, South Texas (The Valley), and The Hill Country, to name a few. (And Houston will always be better than Dallas.)

    #205239
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Ack. Me making stupid assumptions, there. Sorry, Blisschick. Your previous avatar said “fried” with a picture of a chicken, so I thought of KFC.

    #205256
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Tell us the truth, BC: You’re Sheldon Cooper’s mother, aren’t you? You can trust us. It’s why you like Rimmer; he’s a git too. :-D

    #205273
    Blisschick
    Participant

    @Mabel…I found that trolling pics one night and thought that totally described my state of mind atm. I found out later it’s from a bar in Austin. It was destiny. And your conclusion wasn’t stupid…I see where you might think that now. No big deal.

    @Annie…Well, Jim Parsons is from Houston…draw your conclusions from there. :P

    #205290
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Well, Jim Parsons is from Houston…draw your conclusions from there.

    “Mom smokes in the car … Jesus is okay with it, but don’t tell Dad!”

    #205298
    Blisschick
    Participant

    #205301
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Blisschick that was fucking terrific!

    #205358
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    PECOSPETE Favorite place “Brewery”

    High Point Brewing Co. :: ramsteinbeer.com
    http://www.ramsteinbeer.com/
    High Point Brewing Co. – 22 Park Place, Butler New Jersey.

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    #205361
    Phil
    Participant

    Pecos Pete I’ll be in New Jersey next week. Enjoy my old stomping grounds!

    #205362
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Phil if you go to the brewery I will spot you a growler! Just tell Greg PECOSPETE sent you! I will be on the road then! His hours are on the website! Enjoy

    #205487
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    On the road again! Hurricane Pete blows into Atlantic City N.J. Pip has decided to stay with my ex I will miss her dearly! PECOSPETE sheds a tear! She is a fearless faithful companion. She’s in good hands, Adios PiP! We will meet again before the “last roundup” It’s raining and blowing like a hurricane so I have no good pics of A.C. But here’s the lobby of the Tropicana,maybe tomorrow this storm will gone. A.C. Is like Blackpool,casinos on the sea. Down to the craps table later, I hope there is a 5$ table, Box Cars & Hardway 6&8.

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    #205488
    Phil
    Participant

    I think they got rid of the $5 tables…or they did for a while at least. Not sure why but I can safely say that casino magnates are better businessmen than I’ll ever be so what do I know. Hopefully they’re back and you can have some fun. The best thing about $5 tables is that you can still lose your entire traveling budget there, but you don’t realize it until afterward. Or maybe that was just me…

    Also my friend used to work at the Tropicana as a lifeguard. He invited me to drop by one day and just hang out, but I decided not to. That day Bob Dylan showed up and went for a swim. I’ve never forgiven myself.

    Moral of this story, Pecospete, is go to the pool and DONT LEAVE UNTIL BOB DYLAN SHOWS UP TO GO FOR A SWIM.

    #205496
    clem
    Participant

    I’m a lifeguard. The most famous person I’ve ever had in my pool, as far as I know anyway, is Duncan Goodhew.

    #205498

    I was once saved from drowning by a gorgeous lifeguard who I made love to in nineteen different positions. I’M NOT LYING.

    #205500
    Blisschick
    Participant

    I believe you. Really, I do…not.

    #205505
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    I could not believe the name of this candy store! At the Tropicana!
    I asked the sales girl how much and she said “for you or for me?”

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    #205516
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Here’s the best I could do for A.C. The weather was crap,I lost 140$ but got the best clams on the half shell ever! The casino is the Revel newest one there!

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    #205521
    MANI506
    Participant

    I went swimming with Duncan Goodhew when I was ten. We played ‘what’s the time Mr Shark?’ at Maidstone Leosure Centre.When Duncan said ‘it’s dinner time!’ he tried to grab our legs. I don’t think sports celebrities would do that now.

    #205525
    clem
    Participant

    He was at ours with BBC Look North to promote a charity swim event. Seemed like a nice bloke.

    #205531
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    I getting closer Blisschick! Texas on Tues or Wed! Interstate 10 right thru to Tuscon AZ

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    #205533
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Ooh, hashbrowns.

    I take it all pack, Pecospete. You’re alright.

    #205534
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Straight south of me, Pete. When you go through Houston, wave north when you pass Hwy 59.

    #205535
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Pecos’s favorite “Rice Pudding” This was South Carolina, resting in Tuscaloosa Alabama, Mobile AL tomorrow looking at property!

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    #205539
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Here you go “Benny The Blade”

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    #205551
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I was with you all the way until eggs. Not a big egg man, me. The rest of that breakfast looks pretty good, though.

    #205554
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Pecospete is like Bill Bryson… ON ACID!!1

    #205558
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Its the Fiesta omelet with hash browns scattered! Have you ever had Waffle House? They have the best Hash Browns!

    #205559
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Fuck Off 2012! Welcome 2013! Lucky 13 for some!

    #205564
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Philosophical question: Is there anyone ever SAD to see an old year go? I never hear anyone say “well, damn, that was a good one – I want it back!”

    #205567
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Mitt Romney!

    #205568
    anniescribe
    Participant

    *squints* Wouldn’t he be like, at the head of the parade marching into 2013?

    #205570
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Yeah the “Mummers Parade” in black face and driving one of those little cars!

    #205571
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    In honor of my coming to Texas!

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    #205572
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Free Ferry ride to Galveston island TX 77550, What a wonderful place! Staying another day to check out homes. Orange,2nd car on the left

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    #205576
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Good old Bolivar Ferry. How long did you have to wait to get across?

    If you get the chance, eat at Gaidos on the Seawall. They’re a Galveston institution.

    #205578
    si
    Participant

    Wasn’t Texas Pete the bad guy in Superted?

    #205579
    anniescribe
    Participant

    BC, I hear Brent Spiner is another Galveston institution …? ;-)

    #205580
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    “Good old Bolivar Ferry. How long did you have to wait to get across?
    If you get the chance, eat at Gaidos on the Seawall. They’re a Galveston institution.”

    20 min to get across! I am still shocked its free! The island is beautiful! Has completely changed my mental acessment of Texas! Have to come back in summer,See how bad the Humidmity is.

    #205592
    Blisschick
    Participant

    @Annie…I can’t find anything that says he is; I do know that Bill Engvall is, though. Brent is from Houston.

    @Pecos…I don’t think there’s a charge for any of the ferries, at least not the Bolivar and the Lynchburg ones. There’s another over at Port Aransas that I’ve never been on, but I don’t think they charge for that one, either.

    Galveston is looking great for the rebuild after Hurricane Ike. If anything, it got rid of a bunch of the old buildings on the Seawall and forced them to build much nicer, modern ones that brought it up to speed with many of the other touristy shorelines. (I still prefer Key West for the water, though. We call the water here the Gulf of Yoo-hoo.)

    #205601
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    I going to Gaidos tonight! Drove down to the toll bridge to see the whole island. This makes the Jersey shore look like a slum! I could definitely live here! whats the humidity like in the summer? searching the net but not much info on humidity, temperature yes but nothing on humidity,its got to be high. leaving tomorrow! I’ll research it thoroughly the home prices are a bargain for water front property! Its just missing the green sea and large waves.

    #205603
    Blisschick
    Participant

    What I found for you: http://weatherspark.com/averages/30381/Galveston-Texas-United-States

    Humidity is listed farther down at the bottom.

    #205605
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    I owe you a solid! That was a great site! Easy for me to understand!
    men are visually oriented!

    #205610
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Blisschick Gaidos was great! The Texas Oysters were Astounding !

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    #205611
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Oh, geez, thanks, now I’m hungry! :P

    #205622
    Karnie
    Participant

    Sorry I missed you in NY… not that I was in the city, I was nice and cozy out on Long Island… =)

    #205626
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    WTF! I went the Interstate 10 route to avoid snow! This is Fort Stockton TX. 600 miles from home.
    Me and Orange may have to stay another day because of the fucking snow!
    Orange is rear wheel drive,so it’s a death box in the snow! If I did not have bad luck I would have no luck at all! It may sound like I’m pissing and moaning but it snows here maybe once a year,if at all!

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    #205640
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Home again! The photo below has my first name in it PECOS Tx!
    I’m still suffering driving fatigue, so I will sum up the journey another day!

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