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  1. pigfarmer

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    That doesn't sound too bad for the work involved.

    Government cap on the car insurance, eh? Nifty. When it's working, that is ....
     
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  4. michael59

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    Nice job. Looks great. :)
     
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  5. wwkirk

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    Due to the reduced number of new shows airing at this time, I broke down and resubscribed to Netflix. I hadn't had it since 2018. I'm in the 30 day free trial period, but unless there's an unexpected change, I'll probably keep it. Now I have both Netflix and Hulu. That's a first for me.

    I'm watching Travelers right now, and plan to watch Lucifer and Mindhunter afterwards.
     
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  6. coubob

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    I planted me a Red Rocket Crapemyrtle, it`s about 7 feet tall.
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  7. coubob

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    I ssen a dwarf climbing down a prison wall today. I thought it was a little condesending
     
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  8. The shadow

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    Meet Harvey. Samantha pick him out from a pet store to come live with us. Harvey will receive all the attention and care he needs! Buster will need to adapt to the rabbit but he is a welcome addition to our home.
     
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  9. pigfarmer

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    Be careful with that thing! It could be dangerous!
    I'd suggest this as a rental for tonight.


    some Star Trek TOS crossover in there for you too
     
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  10. Dejan Corovic

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    Ahh, that freedom that only a unmarried man can appreciate ... It's like smoking a Cuban cigar in a front of "Smoking is Harmful" sign :).

    Can you go into them woods with a rifle and do a bit of hunting?
     
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  11. pigfarmer

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    Generally no matter where you go there is always a hunting syllabus that tells you what you can & can't hunt and when. They do a pretty good job managing various populations, some states better than others. Some things you wouldn't expect like common crows have a season. In some places critters like woodchucks are such a nuisance there's always an open season.

    I hope he brought some fruit pies though - in case things get Squatchy. And if they start throwing rocks I say that's rude and would recommend throwing a few back.
     
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  12. pepe

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    Went to a zoo the other day and saw a baguette in a cage and asked the keeper what's all that about, he sais it was bred in captivity.
     
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    Rikki holds Harvey.
     
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  14. nivek

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    Indeed I can hunt if I desired, although I have no need to do so unless I wanted to eat what I hunt and kill, which currently as I said I have no need to hunt lol...

    I actually went back in them there mountains and woods for a few days, came back last night a couple days earlier than planned since the weather changed and it rained too much...Also found out how much my dog loves to swim in the rivers up there, he had a blast lol...I'll be posting more about this last trip soon in this thread with some nice pictures...

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  15. nivek

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    Well, the dwarf could have been tossed instead...

    (Thinking out loud) Is that still a thing in some places?...

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  17. nivek

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    I left this past Monday morning early and headed north to the Appalachian mountains and camped at Stone mountain state park...I've never really spent any significant time at that park before, but the national park I wanted to camp was closed due to covid19...The national park is more wild and untamed compared to this state park I stayed at and the campsites were more commercialized at the state park and cost more...

    Anyway I reserved a campsite for the entire week, I wasn't going to return until today but the weather changed and rains started coming in daily by Wednesday afternoon so I packed up and went home early...

    Monday morning arriving at Stone mountain state park I set up camp and went hiking straight away with my dog...The first couple pictures below are of Stone mountain itself, the center attraction to the park, taken from a main trail at ground level...I also took a couple pictures of Stone mountain from the side of another mountain nearby later that day in the second picture, also from a hiking trail...

    There's a more strenuous trail on the other side of the mountain for climbers to traverse up that mountain but I didn't hike that trail on this trip since I didn't bring my safety gear for such type hiking...I don't have climbing gear per say but I have harnesses and safety ropes and for myself and my dog when hiking narrow paths high up and keep my dog tethered to me on more dangerous paths...So we stayed off the strenuous trails this time...

    The third and fourth image below we are near a cliff side viewing Stone mountain between those trees but we didn't walk over near it because I didn't have the safety gear...

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    We hiked an average of 8 miles a day I'm guessing Monday through Wednesday, near some other cliff sides and following streams and rivers closer to ground level but with many waterfalls everywhere along the way...One trail was over t miles and I didn't know it at the time but the end of the trail or the beginning, depending on which end one started hiking, there were 500 feet of steps going up the side of the mountain beside a waterfall...Those steps about killed us lol, after hiking alomst 5 miles both my dog and myself had to stop so many times going up those steps to rest lol...We had a choice, turn around and go back almost 5 miles or walk 500 feet of steps, in hindsight I think I would have turned around, those steps were exhausting...

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    Also found out how much my dog loves to swim in those rivers lol, it was ice cold water and crystal clear...I waded in with him to cool off too, there are some deeper parts of those rivers, I fell in one deep spot whilst walking through 2 feet of the rapid waters lol...My dog was diving in the deep ends too, he had a blast in the water...

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    I should have made a video of him playing in the river, he was barking at the rapids and splashing lol, he had so much fun swimming...

    Came across some oddities whilst hiking, a bent wood tree (isn't there a forest where all the trees are like this somewhere?)...

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    Also came across fireplaces in the middle of nowhere, I assume a settler' s house once stood at those spots, I didn't see any stairs leading to nowhere though...lol

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    All in all it was a great trip even though it was shortened because of the weather...I plan to go back and see other areas of the park maybe next month, there was much more to see but too much rain came in the area to stay longer, my campsite was getting too wet and it wouldn't have been as enjoyable if we stayed and tried to fight to stay dry...

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  18. wwkirk

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    Mysterious structures in the wilderness! Most likely there is a history pertaining to them somewhere.
     
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  19. nivek

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    I've seen short stone stairs before in a national park, like they once were for a front door of some cabin or something but haven't seen first hand fireplaces like those I saw this week...I looked around them for any other signs or clues but all else that may have been once there was no longer present...

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  20. nivek

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    @Dejan Corovic I posted some pics in the above post...I did see plenty of wildlife for hunting, deer and rabbits, bigger rabbits than are around my house lol...I did see bear tracks and coyote tracks too and what could have been bobcat, not sure, the tracks were not clear enough...

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