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    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2008
     
    Well the snow is gone for now here. Enjoyed it while it lasted, cross country skiing was great. Can't wait til late January kicks off fishing at Rocky Ford Creek, do have to go before the thaws though, as soon as it warms there are more rattlers then I personally have ever seen any where else. Even in Jan-Feb I use snake proof boots and waders. Camped there 1x, sitting in chair and watched snakes cross the asphalt paving in the twilight. Liking that kind of activity is a little like loving the smell of napalm in the morning.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2008
     
    We went skiing today. Finally saw the sun and the snow was great. The good thing about skiing is that you don't have worry about snakes.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2008
     
    Powder skiing. Here at ski areas they get snow mud.
    • CommentAuthoral seth
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
     
    I hope everyone had a good Christmas and a safe and fun NYE and NYD. I took Betty to the Rose Parade. The last one I went to was over 50 years ago. We camped out overnight on Colorado Bl. Almost froze our ass off. A little different this year. We watched it from a fifth floor office.We had champaigne, bloody marys, and mucho food. We then went home and watched USC kick Penn STs butt. Did anyone watch Utah beat Alabama? I really thought Utah had a great chance but not too many agreed with me. My last prediction is Oklahoma over Florida. Gregh, where are those snakes? I want to make sure to steer clear of there.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2009
     
    With all those Bloody Marys, you probably don't remember much about the parade. The New Year got off to a good start with USC's win. I admit that I was one of those who thought Alabama would win, but Utah outplayed them especially in the first quarter. I like Florida over Oklahoma, but I'm looking forward to a great game no matter who wins.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2009
     
    Greg, are you able to fish over there all year long? Do the streams freeze over? Over here, most streams are closed to fishing until the season opens on Memorial Day, and most are inaccessible anyway. Lakes are legal for fishing, but most are frozen. There is good winter fishing near Boise.
    • CommentAuthoral seth
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2009
     
    Willie I see Greg has not got back to you about the fishing. I figured you were snowed in and getting lonely so I thought I would say hello. Kind of slow here. Betty gets 3 days off for MLK BD so we are going to San Diego for a couple of days.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2009
     
    Many are open all year. The Yakima River is open all year, although it can get iced up some, others are open all year, private waters are always open. There is a lot of fishing here, sea run cutthroat trout, salmon species(seasonal), high lakes (seasonal) Right now with all the flooding, fish is insane on most of the rivers and drainages. One could fish inland and get flushed out to sea.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2009
     
    Sorry I did not get back sooner. The Golden Retreiver you saw a couple of times passed away day after Christmas. Still have 2 of Casey's siblings but he was special fly fishing buddy. Have to train Sallee and Boss Man to fish with me.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2009
     
    Al, thanks for checking in. Plenty of snow here, but we are fine. Looking forward to a good football game Thursday night. I'll be thinking of you in San Diego.
    • CommentAuthorjoestrand
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2009
     
    Hey Willie,

    The weather's real crappy down here. It was 84° today and it looks like it'll be this way thru the weekend. Had to break out the shorts. How's the weather up there?
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2009
     
    Eighty four degrees? How can you ski in that kind of weather? Do you go to Gillis? If you get tired of that shit, come on up here for a while. Bring your shovel. I'll make you a batch of grog. It's from the recipe you gave me last year. Everyone up here likes it, and I always give you proper credit.
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    Hi all! Finally got to a PC. Hope all had happy many Christmas celebrations, and great New Years, without too much of a hang over. Pat will call you later in month about visit. My family here has me by the balls with work load, My mother in law went to hospital two days ago (for a tune up, ha ha) and we pick her up today. Only have hour on this pc and i am trying to find out why the edd schudled me for a phone interview on a Sunday morning which I work part-time on and is a no no, Also some jerk took over my website Oshaproof 2000 and used fed. gov at end of com??/ Plus some jerk put me in as a Lawer in Washington on Google.com, and I think it is some kind of scam. At first it was Ronald jon Trompeter now its fixed up with John as a middle name, so I guess whoever made this web is off the hook. Mark Dickie called on the phone before last reunion and thought I was a Laywer he acted all excited and got off the phone faster than a rabbit, when he found out I wasen't, kind of weird if you ask me. Anyway I got stung at the community college I was attending just after I finished my pre-law studies, and won a full scholarship to Washington Law school, long story, but had to do with a group on foreigners who were my math tutors threating to shoot up the college. Not to much boreing around here thats for sure, Got to go hope your all having a good time.
    • CommentAuthoral seth
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009
     
    ello to all. We spent a great SAT/SUN in San Diego. We stayed in Old Town. We were a 5 min walk from the trolley station which took us to the Gas Lamp Quarter for 5 dlls R/T. The weather was great. I fouund a nice little pub with large screen TV to watch the Cardinals and Eagles game. What a surprise. The way they have been playing you just never no. It looks like we might get sme much needed rain at the end of the week. Gregh probably says rain, what the hell is that.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009
     
    Glad you had a good time. When I think of San Diego, I think of the fun we used to have in Tijuana. I had two cars upholstered there. Rosarito and Ensenada were good too. I wouldn't dream of going there now. Every time I turn on the news, they are showing dead bodies in the street. Another example of how times have changed, but not for the better.

    Who do you like in the Super Bowl?
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    Judging by yesterday's games the Cardinals should win the superbowl but you just can't count Rothlesburger out.
    • CommentAuthorjoestrand
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009
     
    I like the Cardinals
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    Hi all! Al, I too was in Old Town last Sunday, I drive for the Springs retirement community (part time) and took a load of oldies to visit. I was across from the park and spent most of my time making sure no one got lost. Their average age is 87 and some of them are in the 100's. Don't keep up with the football too much, only the San Diego team which keeps flubbing in the play-offs, but will watch the Supper bowl game. Willie are you one of the boys who got caught at the border trying to get a car load of booze across and Customs and they kept your Chevy till someone drove down to the border to pay your fine? I remember Mark telling a few of us that story only I forgot who's car got snatched. We had to pay a TJ Policeman a dollar one time to get Steve greer out of one of the cat houses, and A taxi driver and his friends came after us one with a hammer in his hand, they were all yelling in spanish, and I started throwing loose change on to the street in front of them to get away. Jon Kaper jumped into an un supecting drivers truck at the border crossing thinking we were on the wanted list in my renult We got across ok, and we picked up a seniorita to keep us company at a bus stop a block away and gave her a ride to Los Angeles me thinking I was going to croke for we bought some bennies from the taxi driver who was chasing us and I thought I overdosed by taking two ot three of them with my beers . lots of fun.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009
     
    Ronnie, the bust you refer to in Tijuana was not me. I did get get thoroughly searched by Customs once, but they did not take my car. I also had my car impounded once in Juarez, and they took every dime I had, but that is another story. I'm surprised you were able to collect one dollar to save Steve Greer. Most of us didn't think he was worth that much.
    • CommentAuthorjoestrand
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009
     
    That's cold
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009
     
    How much did you put up?
    • CommentAuthorjoestrand
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009
     
    Nada
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      CommentAuthorPat Chambers
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009 edited
     
    That's like the time Howard, Sandy, my girlfriend at that time whose name I can't remember and I went to Avalon for Easter instead of Palm Springs. Ron was there, I remember as someone in the band on the old steamship gave him some shit when he complimented (it really was a compliment) them on their music playing. Everyone went to jail including my girl friend except for Sandy and me. I collected everybody's luggage and took it back with me on the flying boat. Folks were showing up at my place for a while to get their stuff back. It was quite a rip off as I was the last guy out of the place that got busted and I was the guy who went back to pay the motel asshole off and saw what he did to justify his fines for damages.

    That has nothing to do with the time we were innocently taking Ron to his reserve meeting out on the desert and got busted in the Watts riot. Ron got us out of that one but it's another story.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009
     
    Pittsburgh by 14+ Although I would like Kurt to win. Rothlesburger et. al. should carry the day. We ain't had rain for 2 weeks real sun fairly cool at night. I keep chipping away at Jeep CJ-7 projects. Will hit Rocky Ford Creek for some trout next weekend, since it is a natural spring it is only place not flooded out. TJ, Ensenada, Cabo, Puerto f...!, I had memorable and some I simply don't fully remember times over the years. Willie how is the snow. wet, dry, rock skiing?
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2009
     
    It seems that every time Ronnie showed up, trouble soon followed and someone went to jail. Could this be coincidence?



    It hasn't snowed here in about one week, but we are expecting more this weekend.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009
     
    How many of you all have webcams on your PC's?
    • CommentAuthorjoestrand
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009
     
    Not me
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      CommentAuthorPat Chambers
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009 edited
     
    I have a web cam. Works good to talk to my son in Long Beach and my daughter who is in Korea. It takes good stills too (see attached).
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009 edited
     
    Whoever the guy in that picture is, he is a scary-looking dude. If he were hitchhiking, who the hell would pick him up? I don't know much about web cams, but I heard Joe installed one in the ladies' restroom.
    • CommentAuthorjoestrand
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009
     
    Yea works well. I saw Willie sniffing around in person. (in Drag). Just kidding, I tried to hook one up on my computer years ago when my daughters boyfriend was in Fla going to school. I never could get it to work. I think he was exposing himself so I unhooked it.
    • CommentAuthorjoestrand
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009
     
    Just look at Pat's picture. Yes very scary. (Cool Gun though)
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009
     
    There are a few East Coast liberals who want to abolish guns. Based on that picture, I think it would be safer to keep the guns and abolish Pat.
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    Anybody got cable or satilite TV? Maybe you see the Death Wish movies with Charles Bronson. I think Death Wish 3 has this gun in it. You can get some perspective on how large this thing really is but it's not heavy.
    • CommentAuthorjoestrand
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009
     
    E-Gads. Pat looks like an armed version of the uni-bommer. Pat, do you shoot that?? If you do you might change zip code real fast. Recoile?
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    This is a Wildey. It is gas operated, with adjustable gas port to accomodate different calibers. Caliber change is via switching barrels. If you have the gas port adjusted properly there is no kick to speak of. This one is in 475 Wildey Magnum. The round on the left in the attached picture is a 44 magnum. The 475 shoots a 300 grn bullet at a bit over 1600 FPS. Just just a little more than a 44 magnum but results in a lot more lbs-ft downrange.

    On the subject of recoil I have a 44 mag Mateba auto revolver that barely kcks with the loads that point my 629 to the sky. The barrel is at the six o'clock position, it has a compensator screwed onto the barrel and the recoil mechanism all combine to eat the recoil.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2009
     
    Pat I think you may want to move to the Northwest. Things keep going the way they are headed and we can use the fire power at the state borders.
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    I actually was considering moving to Port Washington a few years ago Gregh. You never know I might do so some time in the future. Too much rain can rust yer guns so I started going stainless steel, titanium etc. I really like my scandium S & W 340PD. 357 and weighs in at a whopping 11 ounces empty. I'll have to weigh five rounds to see if they weigh as much or more than the gun. Not too bad to shoot and it has less recoil shooting 125 grn 357's than 148 grn 38's. The 357's are much more accurate at 30 yards, but of course the gun is really made to shoot at about 30 inches.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2009
     
    If we are ever invaded, I want you and your arsenal on my side.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2009
     
    We may have to all become survivalists in the deep Rockies and I want all of us to be armed. Pat sounds like he has enough fire power to fend off the invasion from the South. Read a week or so ago that a couple of economists are now prediciting the economic mealtdown of the USA. Idaho, Montana, WA, OR, ND, SD and Wy will cede to Canada. The rest of the states get split up with Mexico, Asia and Europe. I suggest the economists leave now and we can all fight the rest.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2009
     
    Went fly fishing last saturday, I lasted about 4 hours. Frooze my ass off at Rocky Ford Creek. No snakes, they aren't that stupid to be out when it is that cold.
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    howdy all,
    I wrote another nice long story and it disapeared again. I am going kayaking, so hope you all don't hurt yourself or others. go figure. there is more to say that can't be said. I am going to Hawaii for a month and then to South America. If I figure out anything I'll let you know.
    the last story I wrote was better, but I think Willie is censoring me. not sure why?
    He gets mad when I say this. see the picture of Sea Ranch and the 30' waves. there was more to say, forgot what it was. hope all are well, keep in touch you old guys.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2009
     
    Hey Steve, that sounds like a good trip. Be sure to take a computer with you so you can keep us informed. A nice vacation may help cure your paranoia about the censorship.
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      CommentAuthorPat Chambers
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2009 edited
     
    Steve - You should click on the 'add your comments' button when finished telling a whopper...

    Willie - That's what the liberals said to Charlton Heston during the Watts riots.
    • CommentAuthorjoestrand
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2009
     
    Steve- Did you get pictures of the 30' waves? Send them out. Also try the "big input" button, may help whoppers get thru.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2009
     
    Today is #43! I always think back to watching the 1959 NFL Championship game at Joe's with Joe, Gary, Al and yours truely. 43 f...ing years and i'm doing the Benjamin Button thing, getting younger each Superbowl year, how great soon I'll be chasing the teenage girls again all over Gillis. Can't wait men.
    • CommentAuthorgregh
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2009
     
    Steve-

    Have a great trip send us some pictures of the 30'ers.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2009
     
    The game just ended. Probably the most exciting finish to a Super Bowl ever. I thought Arizona lost it on the last play of the first half, but they came back to make it a great game.
    • CommentAuthorjoestrand
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2009
     
    I'm sorry the Cardinals let that one slp away. Willie you're right, perhaps the best finish that I can recall. Which isn't too far back. Greg- that's great that you can remember things that far back. 43 years is a mightly long time.
    • CommentAuthoral seth
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2009
     
    too bad the cards lost, but at least it was a close game. Steve when are you leaving on your trip? I plan on heading north in June. Willie I am going to Scottsdale in a couple of weeks, but unfortunately to soon to catch a Dodgers spring training game. Still have not signed Manny Ramirez.If they don't runs will be hard to come by, hope all is well with everyone.
    • CommentAuthorWillie
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
     
    Maybe you can go take a look at the new training facility just to check it out. As much as I love Manny's bat, he is a pain in the ass. The Dodgers might be better off looking for good pitching.