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Old 01-27-2011, 10:19 AM   #21
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I lived in Austin between '81 & '86, then in Bastrop from '86 thru '95. Left for awhile, lived in Louisiana for 12 yrs, then went to Wisconsin for a year ('08-09) now...back in Texas, in Lufkin. Wife's family is in Smithville & Georgetown. All of this time spent in Texas, even though I grew up on the east coast in NC. Even though I wasn't born in TX, I feel more Texan than anyplace else. All of my kids are natural born Texans, though (4) and my wife's a real Texan too, so I'm pretty doggone close!
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:37 AM   #22
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Hey! Welcome! I'm in Victoria and retired from the car business back in 2008. DW still works for now. I do a little property management now on our rentals, but it's not much work.
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Maybe it is time for a first ever Texas FIRE Jamboree. Austin is centrally located.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:31 AM   #24
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Maybe it is time for a first ever Texas FIRE Jamboree. Austin is centrally located.
Maybe we can all bunk at Alan's place!
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Maybe it is time for a first ever Texas FIRE Jamboree. Austin is centrally located.
I'm in! Let's stay down at the San Jose Motel in SOCO.
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The pictures posted on Houston ER.org meeting 9/26/10 are no longer available. Bummer.
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Maybe it is time for a first ever Texas FIRE Jamboree. Austin is centrally located.
Austin may be centrally located state-wise; but, maybe not ER Forum-Population-wise. Ah, heck... we can have rolling gatherings. That means we need a theme.

How about Docs in Crockett? That way I can pick up about 15 pounds of brisket to run through the Seal-A-Meal and freeze.
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Austin may be centrally located state-wise; but, maybe not ER Forum-Population-wise. Ah, heck... we can have rolling gatherings. That means we need a theme.

How about Docs in Crockett? That way I can pick up about 15 pounds of brisket to run through the Seal-A-Meal and freeze.

While I do love Austin & surrounding areas, I'll 2nd the vote for Crockett! Or maybe we can all just meet at Bucky's in Madisonville!
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While I do love Austin & surrounding areas, I'll 2nd the vote for Crockett! Or maybe we can all just meet at Bucky's in Madisonville!
Ah, come on..... you'd really give up Doc's bar-b-que for Bucky's?
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Ah, come on..... you'd really give up Doc's bar-b-que for Bucky's?
Oh, but their restrooms are so nice...
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Howdy, Bay Bum. Houston reporting in! I highly recommend retirement and I've been at it for over a year now. Congrats.
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Oh, but their restrooms are so nice...
The rest of us eat in a dining room.....

On another topic, did you hear the news? My 35 committee recommends moving I-35 | KXAN.com I always hated the I35 traffic jam in Austin.
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The rest of us eat in a dining room.....

On another topic, did you hear the news? My 35 committee recommends moving I-35 | KXAN.com I always hated the I35 traffic jam in Austin.

Before Bucky's showed up, that Exxon station across the road stayed pretty busy, but now, it's almost a ghost town. I can't believe how much business Bucky's does. Parking lot is jammed evertime I go by there.

When I first arrived in Austin in '81, there wasn't much traffic at all....even I-35 wasn't real busy. Slaughter Lane was just a road on the south side of town that didn't really seem to serve much purpose..I don't think anybody lived on it. Nothing much south of there, just a scattered few homes.
But then my little town of Bastrop only had one stoplight too.
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The pictures posted on Houston ER.org meeting 9/26/10 are no longer available. Bummer.
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HTown, Rustic23, his DW (also an ER.org poster, forgot the handle), Texas Proud, LOL!, Leonidas, 2Soon2Tell, JJ and her lovely daughter, the giant armadillo and that Hiwayan guy with a ponytail...
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