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#16942 of 17151 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [robr2]
Feb 01, 2013 (10:12 am)
I know I'm a wuss, but give me the beaches of Maryland and the Carolinas any day.
#16943 of 17151 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [kcram]
Feb 01, 2013 (12:08 pm)
Went that route once, but it was dark.
rob - thanks for the suggestions, I'll have to bookmark your post for later.
#16944 of 17151 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [kcram]
Feb 02, 2013 (8:01 am)
And if you do opt for the I-84 route, you'll pass within 6 miles of my place when you cross the Taconic Pkwy.
#16945 of 17151 Re: I too am a proud dad [lilbluewgn02]
Feb 02, 2013 (8:06 am)
Weren't you and Michael shopping for colleges just yesterday?
We are going thru that now. Emily reported last night that her time on the Harvard campus was impressive. Kids from all over the world at the conference, and all super smart. My junior with her 95 high school average and first semester's college credit under her belt says she feels like a dummy in their presence!
#16946 of 17151 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [fibber2]
Feb 02, 2013 (8:11 am)
And don't get on the Taconic, it's not fun.
84 can be fun, except for the idiots that camp out in the left lane going up that mountain near the Taconic. Then again, that's the lane with the best XM reception.
I drive that road from Rt 9 to 684 every day.
#16947 of 17151 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [fibber2]
Feb 02, 2013 (11:52 am)
Whenever we go to see my sister/brother-in-laws in NH, we take I-84. It's a longer drive, but sure beats the NJ Turnpike.
Feb 04, 2013 (2:52 am)
I wonder if I should add Football to the list of topics not discussed in polite society! The time difference between USA and Australia put it on our TV screens at lunch time.
Some of my sports mad colleagues were watching in the tea room, so I sought an explanation of the rules. None of them were much help and one (who is from South-West Ireland and a very enthusiastic County Hurling Champion - think Hockey in the air with savage lunatics waving big sticks - noses routinely change direction each week) offered the idea that it is sort of like rugby, only better protected and with more ad breaks.
I am fascinated by the very limited period of play for the available time!
Can someone give me a simple explanation.
We did figure out that Baltimore won; however I was the only person in the room who could place Baltimore on a map!
#16949 of 17151 Re: Superbowl [grahampeters]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Feb 04, 2013 (3:59 am)
A very basic explanation:
The team with the ball (offense) has 4 plays ("downs") to advance the ball at least 10 yards. The ball can be advanced by running or throwing it. If they have not made 10 yards by 4th down, they have the option to kick ("punt") the football to the other team, or if they're close enough, they may try to kick a field goal through the goal posts.
- reaching the opponent's end zone = 6 points/"touchdown"
- kicking the ball through the goal posts from the field = 3 points/"field goal"
- being tackled or penalized in your own end zone = 2 points for the opponent/"safety"
- running/passing the ball to the end zone after a touchdown = 2 points
- kicking the ball through the goal posts after a touchdown = 1 point
Hope that helps a bit!
kcram - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Host
#16950 of 17151 Re: What to see between DC and Boston [bpizzuti]
Feb 04, 2013 (5:27 am)
For the trip routing requested, the Taconic wouldn't make much sense, but don't discount the beauty of the road itself. I've been driving it since I first got my license over 35 years ago, from Valhalla up to I-90. It's a true "drivers road", unlike the modern interstates that will lull you to sleep!
#16951 of 17151 Re: Superbowl [kcram]
Feb 04, 2013 (5:32 am)
I think one of the big mysteries of American Football, and one of the things Graham is referring to are the rules regarding time control - and how oddly they seem to apply them at times. Fighting the timekeeper to run out the clock or conserve seconds is a coach's worst nightmare.