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#277 of 358 Re: anyone been here? [steve_]
Sep 29, 2012 (9:56 am)
Next time bring a briefcase full of unmarked bills...you might be able to buy yourself a law. Tax breaks for yoopers!
#278 of 358 Re: anyone been here? [steve_]
Sep 29, 2012 (11:18 am)
You don't have to subject yourself to DC to meet politicians. Just hang around the Anchorage Airport. I used to see Wally Hickel, Ted Stevens and Don Young all the time. My best spot was Hubert Humphrey wandering around the airport all alone, no entourage. I walked up and shook his hand and told him it was a pleasure meeting him even if we did not share the same political views. He was waiting for a flight back to Minneapolis. Very pleasant man. One of the few decent politicians.
#279 of 358 Re: anyone been here? [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 29, 2012 (12:59 pm)
Met Uncle Ted once but never ran into Dandy Don. The governor before Sarah borrowed a canoe from me once, through a friend.
Said hi to the Idaho gov outside a lunch spot one time but not having a TV, I didn't recognize him until later. Ditto one of the other reps around Boise.
Met Larry Craig once too, but luckily I never ran into while changing planes in MSP.
DC is a fun place to visit in spites of all the pols.
#280 of 358 Re: anyone been here? [steve_]
Sep 29, 2012 (5:52 pm)
You did not miss much with Don Young, a rude crude obnoxious person. I was across the room from him in the AK Airlines lounge and he was on his cell phone swearing like an uneducated common thug. I never voted for him after that.
#281 of 358 Re: anyone been here? [steve_]
Sep 29, 2012 (6:18 pm)
We had a small road trip today.
Went to the 'Big E' a multi state fair in Western Mass.
We took a friend of my oldest daughter's who is from the mid west.
It was fun walking around eating all those bad foods, walking through each of the 6 New England states buildings, and the agricultural buildings with all the animals.
When we got back to our house, the Nascar race was on the tv, and she said I want to go to one of those.
I said sure next spring we will go to the track they are showing on tv.
It's pretty easy trip from CT, 4 hour drive, 5 hours at the track for the Saturday race, 4 hours back.
I'm pretty sure she going with us to South Bend next month for the football game, so I think we have a new road trip buddy, or sort of a new 3rd kid.
Nov 06, 2012 (8:06 pm)
Road Trip to Santa Fe (Inside Line)
Maybe Fintail will stop in in the next week or so with tales of his latest autobahn driving.
I'm off to Toledo tomorrow.
#284 of 358 Re: Santa Fe anyone? [steve_]
Nov 06, 2012 (10:20 pm)
Are you driving a VW Beetle? Diesel I hope.
#285 of 358 Re: Santa Fe anyone? [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 07, 2012 (7:39 pm)
My sister's '00 New Beetle seats were quite good. Did a lot of 9 hour trips in it between Virginia and Chattanooga while she owned it, and found the seats very comfortable. Her '05 Forester seats are good too though; cloth unlike my Outback's seats.
But the weather report looked good so we are in the van again this week, also with the cloth seats. Only thing I miss about the Outback is the heat; otherwise the leather seats in it aren't all that great for longer trips.
Gas surprised me - never saw it more than a dime cheaper than what it is a few blocks from my house. Didn't think to price diesel.
And only had three deer jump out in front of us today, all in a row.
Dec 19, 2012 (5:25 pm)
A reporter is looking for any drivers out there who can discuss the creative ways they've tried to keep their car clutter-free. There are so many gadgets, toys for kids, stuff for pets and other goods carried along in vehicles today, and he'd like to know how you manage or organize all these things inside your car. If you think you have helpful tips or ideas, please let us know at predmunds.com by Monday December 24th.