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RE: RV Manners Matter

Another one: Don't ask other RVers to trade campsites with you. And especially do not ask them to move so your buddies can camp next to you. Remember, it takes a couple of hours to set up camp. Their vacation time is at a premium just like yours. If you want to camp next to family or buddies, make sure you make site specific reservations to make that happen. Otherwise, leave the other campers alone. The other campers are trying to enjoy their time too.
magnusfide 08/03/21 12:49pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Introducing Tullamore Dew of Dundee, "Tully"

Great name and handsome dog. Glad to meet ya.
magnusfide 07/31/21 10:03am RV Pet Stop
Atlanta Explained

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magnusfide 07/31/21 09:50am RV Lifestyle
Atlanta Explained

Atlanta Explained by Steve Taylor This is for anyone who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, has ever lived in Atlanta, has ever visited Atlanta, ever plans to visit Atlanta, knows anyone who already lives in Atlanta, or knows anyone who has ever heard of Atlanta. Atlanta is composed mostly of one-way streets. The only way to get out of downtown Atlanta is to turn around and start over when you reach Greenville, South Carolina. It generally takes about an Hour, to an Hour and a Half to get to Atlanta, from Atlanta. There is no real Rapid-Transit or Mass-Transit system in Atlanta. There’s something called MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) that doesn’t cover all of Metro Atlanta, and that’s neither “Rapid” nor “Mass”. It’s more of an “Afterthought-last-chance-of-getting-someplace-Transit” Carpooling rarely happens. Atlantans love their cars as much as their privacy. There are High Occupancy Vehicle lanes that had to be converted to toll lanes because there weren’t enough 2 or more passenger cars to make it worthwhile. People have been ticketed for having blow up toys in the passenger seat and dolls in car seats just to try and fake carpooling. All directions start with, "Go down Peachtree" and include the phrase, "When you see the Waffle House." Except for Cobb County, where all directions begin with, "Go to the Big Chicken" (Including GPS directions). Peachtree Street has no beginning and no end and is not to be confused with: Peachtree Circle Peachtree Place Peachtree Lane Peachtree Road Peachtree Parkway Peachtree Run Peachtree Terrace Peachtree Avenue Peachtree Commons Peachtree Battle Peachtree Corners New Peachtree Old Peachtree West Peachtree Peachtree-Dunwoody Peachtree-Chamblee Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Or any of the 30+ additional streets that have Peachtree in their names. Atlantans only know their way to work and their way home. If you ask anyone for directions, they will always send you down Peachtree. Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola. Coke's all they drink here so don't ask for any other soft drink unless it's made by Coca-Cola. Even if you want something other than a Coca-Cola, it's still called Coke. EXCEPT Atlantans never say “Co-ca Co-la”, nor “At-lan-ta”. You drink a “Cocola in Atlanna “ The gates at Atlanta 's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are about 32 miles away from the Main Concourse, so wear sneakers and pack a lunch. The 8 a.m. rush hour is from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The 5 p.m. rush hour is from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 pm. All remaining hours are the lunch rush hour. Friday's rush hour starts Thursday afternoon and lasts through 2 a.m. Saturday. Red Lights and Stop Signs in Atlanta aren't treated as LAW. They're more like suggestions. If the Light has been red for a while, you probably should stop, but if it's only about to turn red, speed up - You Can Make It! And a STOP sign is treated as a "Slow-down-just-enough-to-make-sure-there's-not-a-cop" Sign. Only a native can pronounce Ponce De Leon Avenue, so do not attempt the Spanish pronunciation. People will simply tilt their heads to the right and stare at you. The Atlanta pronunciation is "pawntz duh LEE-awn." And yes, they have a street named simply, "Boulevard." The falling of one raindrop causes all drivers to immediately forget all traffic rules. If a single snowflake falls, the city is paralyzed for three days and it's on all the channels as a news flash every 15 minutes for a week. Overnight, all grocery stores will be sold out of milk, bread, bottled water, toilet paper, and beer. I-285, the loop that encircles Atlanta, has a posted speed limit of 55-65 mph but you have to maintain 80 mph just to keep from getting run over and is known to truckers as "The Watermelon 500." And 285 has wonderful directional signs that advise towns like “Augusta, Greenville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Macon” depending which part of the Circle of Hell you are trying to enter. BUT, 285 does NOT take you to any of those cities. It merely points you in a general direction that might lead you there eventually on other highways. Hell, 285 won’t even take you to Atlanta. Just ask Pascual Perez. Don't believe the directional markers on highways: I-285 is marked "East" and "West" but you may be going North or South. The locals identify the direction by referring to the "Inner Loop" and the "Outer Loop ." If you travel on Hwy 92 North, you will actually be going southeast. Never buy a ladder or mattress in Atlanta. Just go to one of the interstates and you will soon find one in the middle of the road. The last thing you want to do is give another driver the finger, unless your car is armored, your trigger finger is itchy, and your AR-15 has a full magazine. Possums and armadillos are flat animals that sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in Georgia . There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Georgia. If it grows, it sticks. If it crawls, it bites. If you notice a vine trying to wrap itself around your leg, you have about 20 seconds to escape, before you are completely captured and covered with Kudzu. It's not a shopping cart, it's a buggy. "Fixinto" is one word (I'm fixinto go to the store) - also can be pronounced "Fixinta". Sweet Tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're 2 years old.
magnusfide 07/31/21 09:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Interesting dog names

We had a terrier mix once many years ago. He only weighed 35 lbs but had a bark that sounded like an oversized Rottweiler. I should have recorded it for our house alarm. His name was Boca Grande, Boca for short.
magnusfide 07/30/21 08:25pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Star Trek fans

magnusfide 07/30/21 08:10pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Favorite foods to make bulk and freeze for the road?

Last camping trip, I made meatloaf muffins, I have a muffin tin that makes 6 larger muffins, I just put the meatloaf in them. I froze them after they were cooked, these were great for camping Great idea. I imagine they taste even better after the freezer.
magnusfide 07/30/21 07:54pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Thank you for adopting Harley. I'm sure that she will appreciate it too. Herself and I struggle every time we go into a pet store with animals up for adoption. We want to take them all home with us and can't. Hoping that the weather has improved for you. It's humid and hot here.
magnusfide 07/30/21 07:46pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Star Trek fans

I discovered Star Trek, The Original Series (TOS) at age 14. Watched all the episodes, many times. At age 44 in 2016, when Leonard Nimoy passed, I found myself on netflix watching episodes of TOS. Enter my 13yo daughter. She and I ended up watching all episodes and starting the Next Gen series. She has now watched all series BTW. Spring 2016, we found out the 50th Anv of Star Trek was happening, and Shatner and many others would be in Chicago (we live 150 miles south in Peoria). Tix were expensive to see everyone (because, when would we do this again?) In the end, we met Shatner twice, got pics with everyone, and my daughter could not get over what we just did. Cost us over $3k for a weekend. But the memories... My youngest was into Star Wars, but gravitated to ST. Now, she's more interested in cooking shows and national parks than TV shows. I love it. The best part: My oldest starts college in a few weeks...computer and network engineering...because of Star Trek Fantastic legacy!
magnusfide 07/29/21 07:02am RV Lifestyle
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

There's an office building in China built to look like the USS Enterprise. https://d13ezvd6yrslxm.cloudfront.net/wp/wp-content/images/startrek-enterpriseoffice.jpg Along with other Trek inspired interiors.
magnusfide 07/28/21 08:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

It would still need approval from Paramount to grant the licensing. And, apparently, the failure to secure an agreement was what killed the project. The funding was not the main issue, though would likely cost $400+ million today. Too bad Paramount wasn't for sale instead of MGM. You got that right. Maybe Elon Musk or Bezos will do it. Or it could be a new Trump hotel theme? Pitchmen? Anyone? LOL
magnusfide 07/28/21 06:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Star Trek fans

Our previous tt was named Galileo. A very worthy name for a not so worthy trailer. At least it was ok for transport to remote locations. I do have "Incoming communication on a secure channel" as my ring tone and the sound of a communicator opening as the sound telling me I am getting a voice mail. Don't have anything that looks like anything Star Trek but did do some work on the golf cart one time to make it look like the Flintstone mobile for a parade. Makes life lighthearted and fun. Good for you!
magnusfide 07/28/21 05:35pm RV Lifestyle
Star Trek fans

This thread on Trek sets brought out a surprising number of responses I'm pleased to say. So now perhaps we should all have the courage to say that "Yes, I am a Trekker/Trekkie". What is your favorite Trek-related activity or decor or whatever? Is it being able to quote entire sections of script? Is it going to conventions as a Romulan/Klingon/Borg? For me, I have often thought of modifying the Phoenix Cruiser to look more like a shuttle craft. Wife's response: "Where are you going to get the money?" Me: (quietly coming up with ideas both legal and illegal and smiling enigmatically.)
magnusfide 07/28/21 03:21pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

I can see ST-themed weddings happening. Even ST-themed divorces (Red Alert, phasers on full). Q-burgers Data-phones Kirk-fu and Worf-fu mock battles. Mind-meld competitions. Klingon beauty contests. Best imitation of Kirk screaming "Kaaaaaaaaaahnnnnnnnn!" The ideas for fun kitsch are endless. LOL.:B There was actually a plan at one time to build a full scale version of SS Enterprise in downtown Las Vegas, in place of the present Fremont Street Experience. https://i.imgur.com/zkBNmLi.jpg width=700 I would think this would have been a mind boggling experience to see as the Enterprise would have been as tall as the surrounding hotels and as long as the Eiffel tower in France. https://i.imgur.com/lhKkus4.jpg width=700 Unfortunately, Paramount Pictures chief at the time ultimately killed the idea. Maybe Jeff Bezos will build one? :B
magnusfide 07/28/21 03:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

The GA site also includes sets of the engine room and the transporter.
magnusfide 07/28/21 06:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

NERD FIGHT!!!! :B It might be a regional thing too. I've been to a couple few conventions in my day, and the distinction I learned was Trekkies = TOS and Trekkers = TNG & later. My conventions were typically at the Pasadena Civic, which is close enough to Cal Tech to consider them to be THE conventions. We also went to Vegas and to a special farewell event in Hollywood for Jimmy Doohan before he got to sick called "Beam Me Up, Scotty". Not a dry eye in the house for that one. Ready to switch to Ren Faire chat next? ;) James Doohan was certainly a sad loss as was Leonard Nimoy. May their memories live long and prosper. Probably is a regional distinction. The definitions I posted were used by those who worked at NASA-Houston and NASA-Huntsville, and Cape Kennedy. Have only been to one Ren Faire. Herself wasn't into it and where she goes, I tend to go as well. She loves Star Trek and Babylon 5 plus her quilting conventions and star watch parties (telescope enthusiasts). She loves going to historical re-enactments and Dutch Oven Gatherings too. I'll let you start a thread on where the Ren Faires are since you seem to be more knowledgeable than I am about those. Perhaps we need threads for the various conventions just as I was posting for the various Dutch Oven Gatherings.
magnusfide 07/27/21 08:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

I have to go into full nerd mode here and take exception with the use of Trekkers. That article only shows TOS sets, which makes the fans Trekkies, not Trekkers. Fascinating. Logically-speaking, Trekkers and Trekkies have existed simultaneously in parallel universes since the beginning of TOS. Trekkers were/are the science and slide rule wielding engineers and Nasa employees who helped advise TOS on the science used in the story-lines. That tradition continued with TNG, DS9, Enterprise and the various movies therein. Trekkies were all the rest of the fan-base who dress up as Romulans, Klingons, Khan and whoever else they admire. If you disagree that's fine. I won't get into a Kirk-fu, fist-fight about it. :B
magnusfide 07/27/21 03:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

Near the Georgia/Florida state line in Kingsland, GA are the Neutral Zone Studios that recreate the sets of the Original Star Trek series. Neutral Zone Studios.
magnusfide 07/27/21 02:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Food Trip: Dogs and Doughnuts

On our way down to SC we decided to see if there are some great food places in GA that can jump start my own creativity. We found them. Warning: if you have to lose weight stop right here and right now. I don't want to be blamed for your failure to avoid temptation. Dazzle Dogs in Buford, GA. My take - Coneys on Steroids. These are great. Dutch Monkey Doughnuts These puppies are made from scratch. Flavors are beyond anything KK or DD can come up with. One box is not enough. I'm going to have to learn how to make doughnuts. Period. Either that or set up camp outside this shop.
magnusfide 07/26/21 12:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Skidaway Island SP GA upgrades

Got notice that Skidaway Island SP near Savannah GA has finished upgrading sites 1-10 to full hookups. I guess the fight will be on now for reservations. It’s a nice park convenient to Savannah's historic district.
magnusfide 07/18/21 07:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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