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"40's & 50's" Midlife crisis/GTFO my lawn thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. May 8, 2019 at 11:12 AM
    rmepilot

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    You should visit Huntsville someday. I think you would enjoy a walk through the Davidson Center.

    https://rocketcenter.com/
     
  2. May 8, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    I've seen none.
     
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  3. May 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    I would definitely like that.
     
  4. May 9, 2019 at 4:11 AM
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    I’m not a heavy.com fan, but at times they have some good info:

    https://heavy.com/news/2019/05/kendrick-castillo/

    https://heavy.com/news/2019/05/stem-school-shooting-active-shooter-highlands-ranch/

    The boy who died, is now a fallen hero. I thought I read somewhere he was an aspiring Marine, but now can’t find it.

    Hate was a motive here, not separatism. I don’t condone either.
     
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  5. May 9, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    This morning's wake up view; Moyie Lake provincial park, BC.

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  6. May 9, 2019 at 9:44 AM
    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Your view is much better than mine. I'm still trying to see through the haze in my eyes after the sleeping pill I took last night slowly wears off. Insomnia sucks. Don't think I'd have as much problem sleeping if I had that view to look forward too in the morning.
     
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  7. May 9, 2019 at 9:54 AM
    4WDTrout

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    I’m in dire need of waking up to scenery like that. Beautiful view....thank you for sharing!
     
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  8. May 9, 2019 at 9:54 AM
    RearViewMirror

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    Still trying to decide what to do for vacation this year. We were going to take two weeks and go to the Grand Canyon, Vegas, Utah, and back through Colorado. But my daughter made lead on the varsity dance team and she only had about 2 weeks that were free at the beginning of June. We couldn't plan anything out due to we didn't know when her time would be available. So we decided we would just go to Colorado and mess around. Then her schedule changed once again and we have a window of about a week and a half to work with and the rest of the summer is taken up by dance. So we sat down last night and started to make reservations and holy fuck... Every place we normally stay has almost doubled (if not tripled) in price. I assume it's because it's at the start of the summer vacation period but after looking at all the places we were going to stay, just the hotels were almost $4000 for 12 days. That's just the hotels. That's not including renting a vehicle (was going to rent a minivan to give my daughter more room), food, anything we do, gas, etc... So we're looking at $6000 min. just to go out and play around in the mountains. I'm just not sure I want to spend that much money because I feel rushed. She has to be back at a certain date otherwise she gets replaced if she misses a practice. So that will always be in the back of my mind. I'd enjoy it but not as much as normal. So I dunno?
     
  9. May 9, 2019 at 9:55 AM
    RearViewMirror

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    Agreed.
     
  10. May 9, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    I watched the first episode and I was hooked. Guy I was working with brought it in to work one time. Been watching it ever since I got caught up from his box sets.
     
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  11. May 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    RearViewMirror

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    That's how I ended up watching all the series I binge watched. One of my friends at the station would say "you've got to watch this". I did that with the first season of True Detective. I started watching it around 8pm at the station and stayed up all night and watched every episode. I just couldn't stop. I HAD to see what happened in the next episode. The first season of True Detective is the only show that ranks right up there right below Band of Brothers. It was that good.
     
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  12. May 9, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    I could have written this post...

    May I suggest an alternative: pick one NP and do an extended stay.

    I plan on doing a week long trip to Zion. Stay at the Desert Pearl Inn and really dig in to all that the place has to offer.
     
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  13. May 9, 2019 at 11:17 AM
    RearViewMirror

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    I think we are going to just go to Colorado Springs and base everything out of there instead of driving all over the state and having to pack and unpack every other day or so. My daughter wants to go to the Royal Gorge one day and she says she wants to do the swing that swings out over the gorge. We'll see about that lol. I told her I'll do it with her but I don't think she'll work up the nerve to do it. I might do the bungee jump as well since I've done them before but not from the distance that it drops over the edge. I jumped off the Stratosphere Tower in Vegas a few years ago and it was the best $100 I spent lol. Of course your not falling at full speed but stepping off the edge at 1000' was a little nerve racking to say the least. But your hooked into a drop line and two guide wires to keep you oriented so it was a cool fall.



    Then a day in Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak. Maybe travel up to Denver for a day and there are plenty of things to do around that area. Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, over to Bella Vista, etc... Rocky Mountain NP is pretty much out of the question as it will be so damn crowded and we would have to drive a couple hours just to get there so it wouldn't be worth the hassle. One day with an agent to see what our living arrangements would be once we move out there. Things like that. That way if we have to come back for some reason it's just a days drive if we have to get back in a hurry.
     
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  14. May 9, 2019 at 4:19 PM
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    So got tickets to see the Rockies play the Cubs while we're there. Only issue is, it's going to be hard for me to root for a team. The Rockies will be my home team but I love the Cubs. Always have.
     
  15. May 10, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    Fuck yeah!!!!! I just happened to check what is going on at Red Rocks and I scored 3 tickets to Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Colin Hay (lead singer of Men at work). I've seen Big Head Todd and the Monsters 3 times and I've always loved their music. I've never seen Toad the Wet Sprocket but I always liked a lot of their music and Colin Hay... That man is amazing. I know Men at Work were just a goofy MTV band but holy hell is that guy talented.
    This trip is turning out a lot better than I expected. I never thought I'd get to go to Red Rocks for a very long time but it just happened that a concert was happening that Saturday night that I really wanted to see. So I get to go to the ultimate place to see a concert and see bands that I really like. :woot:

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    Here is a really good video of one of Colin Hay's songs. Extremely sad song but poignant. I looked up his guitar and it's around $8000 for this 12 string.



    Then going to see the Rockies play the Cubs

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  16. May 10, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    I cannot wait to go here!

     
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    Funny I was thinking of this band the other day and of my first duty station, that song was popular when I first came into the military...still takes me back to those early days.
     
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    Been out of cell range for a bit, last night's rest stop at the top of a log landing. The morning view.

    Then explore to reach up by vehicle into another valley, had to deal with a bit of snow. I'll have to post a video of the avalanches coming down the chutes.

    Back down in the valley to check out some cool river features.

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  20. May 10, 2019 at 9:54 PM
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    whats the elevation there? Lots of global warming there I see....;)
     

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