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Old 09-12-2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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A Few Things I Discovered While in Nebraska.........

1)You could film Deliverance there, and there's no need to build a movie set

2)I have never seen so many 20+ year old vehicles up on blocks in my life......

3)There's no good attorneys in the town of Wahoo (real town 30 miles north of Lincoln)

4)I kept hearing faint sounds of "dueling banjos" as I drove around.........

5)I am convinced there's a bunch of homemade moonshine I can get my hands on...........

6)They have a gorcery store that not only delivers to your house, but helps you load your groceries, and you can't tip them................

To be continued...............

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Ah, but did you notice the "Nebraska No See"? Hemp growing alongside every rural road and many other places, escaped from when the farmers were encouraged to grow it in WWII.
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Yep... Nebraska is a terrible place. Iowa is even worse.
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Yep... Nebraska is a terrible place.* Iowa is even worse.*
Do they have fire ants, scorpions, rattlers, dust storms, hail, and tornadoes like Texas?

REW, Ol' Rancher, did I leave anything off the list?
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1)You could film Deliverance there, and there's no need to build a movie set
Deliverance was filmed on the Buffalo River in north central Arkansas.* The Buffalo was the first river to be preserved as "free flowing" by a federal act.* Fabulous canoeing and kayaking. Great smallmouth fishing.* And trout fishing for rainbows, browns and cutthroats is excellent at the confluence with the White River.

I usually associate Nebraska more with pheasant hunting.*
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1)You could film Deliverance there, and there's no need to build a movie set

2)I have never seen so many 20+ year old vehicles up on blocks in my life......

3)There's no good attorneys in the town of Wahoo (real town 30 miles north of Lincoln)

4)I kept hearing faint sounds of "dueling banjos" as I drove around.........

5)I am convinced there's a bunch of homemade moonshine I can get my hands on...........

6)They have a gorcery store that not only delivers to your house, but helps you load your groceries, and you can't tip them................

To be continued...............

I drove through there last year. It's a radio wasteland as well!
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I drove through there last year. It's a radio wasteland as well!
That's strange.......... Same satellite sigs hit your antenna in Nebr as in Minn.
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Deliverance was filmed on the Buffalo River in north central Arkansas. Fabulous canoeing and kayaking.
As long as you don't meet up with any locals who think you're fabulous.
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As long as you don't meet up with any locals who think you're fabulous.

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Do they have fire ants, scorpions, rattlers, dust storms, hail, and tornadoes like Texas?

REW, Ol' Rancher, did I leave anything off the list?
Yep, just a few: Killer bees, mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, tarantulas, copperheads, cottonmouths, rabid skunks, wild hogs (I shot one in my "back yard" at 7:45 this morning - photo below), oppressive heat & humidity, bleak desolate scenery, dirty beaches, polluted air, drought, wildfires, water shortages, recurring floods, rednecks, unbelievably high property taxes, and lack of real estate appreciation.

I think that covers most of it...

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I usually associate Nebraska more with pheasant hunting.
Me too


although I've made several cross state trips on my way to Colorado. The 75MPH speed limit is the only gift

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wild hogs (I shot one in my "back yard" at 7:45 this morning - photo below)
Yummy, you've solved the ominvore's dilemma!

You'll have to let us know whether you prefer corn-fed or "free range"...
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Pig roast at Rewahoo's house tonight....must bring own beverage
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As long as you don't meet up with any locals who think you're fabulous.
And, of course, the most famous local was the man himself, Billy "Bubba" Clinton.* His "Whitewater" property is right there adjacent to the area where the movie was filmed!* *
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Did you know Nebraska has a provision for an 'emergency divorce'?

That's for when a man with wealth and power wants to dump his wife and children without harmful publicity.
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now, you GUYS.

I visited Omaha last year with my SO and, while I was NOT convinced to add it to the list of places I'd consider for retirement, I was pleasantly surprised, overall.

The people were VERY nice, the real estate was increadibly reasonable relative to California, and they've got a nice downtown and some coming museums.

And there's Johnny's steakhouse... A lot of pioneer history if you like that sort of thing...

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P.S. Isn't EVERY divorce an "emergency," Kahn? ;-D
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now, you GUYS.

I visited Omaha last year with my SO and, while I was NOT convinced to add it to the list of places I'd consider for retirement, I was pleasantly surprised, overall.

The people were VERY nice, the real estate was increadibly reasonable relative to California, and they've got a nice downtown and some coming museums.

And there's Johnny's steakhouse... A lot of pioneer history if you like that sort of thing...

Caroline

P.S. Isn't EVERY divorce an "emergency," Kahn? ;-D
Ask Bob Dole's first wife.
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Ask Bob Dole's first wife.
My mistake: It is Kansas with the emergency divorce clause.
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