Cancelled the California Vacation.....

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DaveD, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. nursetim

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    I would love it if california was made a free state and had a mass immigration of conservatives to take over the state. It’s a beautiful state and I could see my wife and myself in Pacific Grove.
     
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    Oooohhhhh, PG. Better get yourself at least a Benz. The Tesla can be your commute car.
     
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    Two, but it’s like oil on water, a couple of drops seems more than it actually is. :whistling:
     
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    I get the impression there are a lot of very rich people on GT but not one says exactly how they made it big.

    And no one ever says they inherited their money on GT. Everyone is self-made. Nothing wrong with that, just an observation.
     
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    Already bought and paid for.

    What is done and what will be done are two different things.
    While it may be almost impossible to not send money to your commie state. I can limit it to the best of my ability.

    BTW, as far as the phone goes. I recently freed myself from all POS smartass phones! And it feels great!
     
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  8. jmohme

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    No need. The computer was purchased long ago and is running on electricity generated 6 miles from my house.

    I know it is all but impossible not to send any money to one of the communist states, but I can still spend elsewhere when I can find the choice to do so.
     
  9. cyberghostx13

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    Well I'm sure glad I could help. One of "Mother Nature's" greatest gifts is those fantastic redwoods in that area near Felton, California. Smack dab in the middle of the Santa Cruz Mountains and maybe 45 minutes to the beach. Just remember tho if ya go hiking deep in the woods, to carry a knife and a hefty walking stick, because their are mountain lions who inhabit those mountains. I never have heard about bears that much since I have lived around here since 1978.

    Mountain Lions are rarely in the news. Since I have lived out here only a few times in the news. Mt.Lion sighted cruising Palo Alto maybe 15 years ago. Around 20 years ago a Mt. Lion jumped on a female mt. biker's back, but another female a co-rider fought to get lion off her back and to run off, I don't remember the details.

    Anyway, your a paramedic, you have worked with SWAT, so you no how to plan a mission. Info gathering(Internet) about area, laws, accommodations, weather etc. Then planning your mission. There are so very many cool State Parks in the area it can be overwhelming in all the things that you could do. Not any hunting tho, least not in the Santa Cruz Mountains and that whole area. Not really known for fishin' that much either.

    Now as far as hunting, south east of San Jose around the Coyote Lake area, there's a lot of wild boar hunting going on, least it was several years ago, and I'm pretty sure that problem of way too many still exists.

    So really, in my initial suggestion and area, it's about hiking and sight-seeing and there's a whole lot to do of that. I mean the big tall trees are simply overwhelming, whether your sitting, walking, standing, or laying down starring straight up, and like several of them you can be inside them. Well I would recommend going in May or June just because of longer days and it's cooler. August, September, and October are the HOT months. Well let me know when you might be out here, maybe we could hook up, shoot the s***. Later.
     
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    Well pertaining to your last sentence of post, I wanna to ask ya for a little advise, but will ask later on. I still have a flip-phone but it's maybe 15 years old, obviously I'm not a phone guy. Later.
     
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    Well at some point the "Otherside" will start losing voters. Remember back around the late 70s California was a Republican State with Ronald Reagan. More and more California loses to normal people and they move. Companies move. However the homeless stay and more keep coming. The taxes are ridiculous and worse on companies, and crime rises, not the real violent stuff per say, but a lot of aggressive begging, assaults, robbery etc.

    The streets are filthy with needles, urine, trash and poo. Not all the streets are that way, the whole Embarkadaro is pretty nice. I have ridden my mt. bike many a time from Giant's ball park to near the base of the Golden Gate Bridge and it seems quite nice to me.

    Anyway the actual working people in SF are starting to get very tired of all the negatives of the city. It's one of the most high priced areas to live in the whole USA but the homeless problem just gets worse. Why? The WEATHER. Free stuff. Drugs OK(Not talking dealing, least on a big dealer level).

    Maybe the homeless people thing could be solved if they could stop the flow for at least 10 years, but DREAM ON, on that one. Eventually those that run the city will get voted out, beacuse people who pay millions for houses and thousands a month for apartments, and huge taxes will just be leaving, just like many companies already have. APPLE INC. Never even considered SF and has been in Cupertino for many years and very nice city at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mts.

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    SF can really only build up and that's really happening on a grand scale, but unless everyone has access to a helipad they will still have to walk on the streets and therego the problem. Even if I had a whole bunch of money I wouldn't live there, it's a nice place to visit but I sure wouldn't want to live there. Maybe if a Republican Mayor and it wasn't a "Sanctuay City" would I even consider it.
     
  12. bdcochran

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    A trip through northern Ca is well worth it. This excludes SF, the Bay Area, and Sacramento. The trip would be along the northern coast and slightly inland.

    If a person ever comes to Los Angeles, skip Universal City, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Hollywood Walk of Fame, downtown LA, the expensive hotels on the beach. Visit Will Rogers Home in Pacific Palisades, the Getty Museum on the beach (requires a reservation, but free), Gene Autry Museum, take the walks on the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains (if you can walk 40-50 miles or make arrangements to get picked up along the way, which is doable).

    Vegas. Did business there for years with casinos. Your casino near your home (elsewhere in the country) is basically the same. You have restaurants just as fine near your home (I thought that putting in fast food franchises was dumb, but I was wrong because the fools come and want to eat cheap. Sounds of "let's go eat in the casino Burger King".). The show prices are too much. If you insist on going, here are the options. You can go to lesser priced, but just as good casinos with great buffets in North Las Vegas or you can plan on staying in a casino resort in Henderson or outside like in Red Rock Canyon. Walking the strip except for a few weeks in the spring or the fall is real drag.

    Palm Springs area. Nice newer casinos like on Bob Hope Drive. Conservative? Not all the people. Research the Dinah Shore Classic. Some of the best restaurants in the country. Very popular spot in the winter time. Most people would stay outside Palm Springs proper unless you have a lot of money. The bed and breakfast places are among the best in the world. (It helped to be comped when I would go!)
     
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    We lived in Jacksonville for eleven years (1989-2000), while I was in Uncle Sam's Navy. We absolutely loved it. We were sorry to go, but duty called.
    We've been stuck in Washington State for the last 16 years, with about 8 to go.
    I so hope to move back to Florida, upon retirement! I'm thinking between south Cocoa Beach and Melbourne Beach.
    My house here should be paid off. Right now, if I were to sell this house, I could get the same size house, within walking distance to the beach, with a screened in ground pool for the same money.
     
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    The heck with that , the more carpet bagging Yankees that move out , the better.
     
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    I didn't realize.
    My badd, dogg.
     
  16. PuroMexicano

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    to each his own

    I will be traveling soon to california for a road trip from san diego to LA

    I dont give a crap about their politics, the trip is about me and what I plan to enjoy about it
     
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    My wife originally wanted to move up to the Tacoma area after retirement from the USAF in 1996, but she/we decided to head East towards the Gulf Coast and I held out for the ocean. We got to Jacksonville and decided to stay... since April 1997.
    I liked all of the waterways here, especially the Atlantic Ocean.
    This was a lateral move economically... about the same as San Antonio where she retired. a move to the NW would have been more expensive and left us stuck on the Left Coast in an increasingly Liberal Washington.
    Now, I can think of many worse places to be! I can see the water and we don't seem to be as close to turning Blue, but outside money really does help the Libs.
     
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    I will let you know if I am out that way. It would be an honor to meet you. Thank you for all the information!
     
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    Likewise I'm sure, later.
     
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    Thanks for the information. Looks like this might be next years long weekend getaway.