Road Trip

I’m heading down to Sullivan’s Island tomorrow with Tammy, Lily, and Samantha. Basically since my parents stayed two weeks longer than normal (because of dad’s heart surgery), my brother, who normally goes down and helps them pack and takes a bunch of stuff back with him could not go as planned. So I have the cargo carrier on the family truckster, the oil changed, and am hitting the road bright and early in the AM.

I’ll have Tammy so there will be lots of pictures.

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    spudgun says:

    Yay, Samantha and Lily pix!!

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    Honus says:

    Like a good West Virginian, stop at SOB for a taco.

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    Steeplejack says:

    Have a good trip, Cole!

    How long are you going to stay? Hope you get in a little R&R time.

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    NotMax says:





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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Safe journeys, John!! Hope your Dad continues to recover from his surgery.

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    kindness says:

    Drive safely John. I too am hitting the road early tomorrow but I’m going up the hill to Kirkwood to do some skiing.

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    We are suppose to have our first rain/thunderstorm tomorrow. I hope it holds off until I get back from my client in the a.m.

    Safe, sunny travels, John!

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    khead says:

    Safe travels Cole. Give a honk to my peeps in southern WV and my bro in Rock Hill, SC on your way down I-77.

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    khead says:

    OT – Not sure when the other front pagers will get around to it, but the Trump campus “Free Speech” EO is some mighty fine trolling.

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    Raven says:

    Hold er tween the ditches numbnuts!

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    NotMax says:

    Taste test result: Mmmm. Someone gave me a passel of avocados the other day. Let them get really ripe and today whipped up some guacamole using a couple of cadged (with permission) Kaffir limes from the next door neighbor’s tree.

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    lamh36 says:

    Safe travels Cole!

    Sooo… I might just watch John Wick 3 while the fam and I are in London!! Be cool to see how different the movie going experience is…hmmm

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    opiejeanne says:

    I hope you have a great time, John. And YAY for photos of everyone.

    OT: The cabin we sold two days ago is back on the market after the buyer’s kids talked him out of buying it. We thought something was up when we didn’t hear from the escrow company yesterday and we got the call this afternoon. So, it’s back on the market and we’re hearing that other agents are asking about it, if it’s still available. Our house in Anaheim took 3 or 4 sales before it stayed sold in 2010; we listed it in April and were in the final escrow by June, which is not too bad if you remember what the market was like. We are not depressed, we thought it a poor choice for a year round home for a man who is 70 and doesn’t use computers. Winters are pretty hard there sometimes. 5 feet of snow is not unusual. He’s Italian-American and spends a lot of time in Italy and wanted a Pied-a-Terre (I’m sure the folks who speak French will correct that term for me if it’s wrong).

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    NotMax says:


    Please do report back on whether it is subtitled for the local audience.


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    opiejeanne says:

    @lamh36: You’re going to London? Way cool!
    I’d like to go back but mr opiejeanne wants to go other places. We missed the big museums because our time was so limited and I’d really like to see them.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @NotMax: Ha! My dad was briefly in London after WWII and he went to a play. He understood everything except what he thought was a local joke told in Cockney so thick it needed subtitles. I don’t think he knew about Cockney rhyming, either, so that might have been part of it.

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    CaseyL says:

    Happy road trip, John! May the roads and skies be clear the whole way, there and back. Give our love to Tammy, Samantha, and your Mom and Dad.

    Who’s taking care of Steve, Rosie and Thurston while you’re gone?

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    grandpa john says:

    @NotMax: Better known in those parts as South of the Border

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    NotMax says:



    One of the bits intrinsic to the show Misfits was one of the characters speaking with a lower, lower, lower class accent so thick that Cockneys would be befuddled. There were occasions when other characters’ dialogue within the show included complaints they couldn’t understand her.

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    NotMax says:


    For the benefit of those who don’t click on links, neglected to mention it was a British show.

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    James E Powell says:

    I’m assuming you’ve got travel playlists lined up.

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    John, be careful out there among them English!

    (For those who don’t get it, closing of classic movie “Witness”. It became a part of our standard vocabulary ever since seeing the movie.)

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