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Old 03-04-2008, 03:58 PM   #61
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My fave is driving on the lake!
Yup. You can always tell when Spring is on the way because some numbnut tries to drive on a lake that's already starting to thaw. Always makes the local news...visual of the back end of a pickup or SUV sticking up out of the water, and some guy(s) wrapped up in military blankets on the shore, saying that they thought the ice was still thick enough.....
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:33 PM   #62
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Yup. You can always tell when Spring is on the way because some numbnut tries to drive on a lake that's already starting to thaw. Always makes the local news...visual of the back end of a pickup or SUV sticking up out of the water, and some guy(s) wrapped up in military blankets on the shore, saying that they thought the ice was still thick enough.....
Oh yeah, every year! I also have fond memories of bets on when the lake would freeze over (sometime in January) and the driving could begin.

"I know I was a redneck because": I skated on the edge of (purposely flooded) farmer's fields. We always brought along a broom to sweep off the snow. It was a secret where those rinks were located.

City slickers I know are endlessly fascinated to hear about the ice fishing houses on the lake.
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I grew up in the country with frugal parents. We got all our bikes by walking to the town dump carrying wrenches, screwdrivers, and an air pump. We would assemble a bike at the dump from "found" parts and ride home (mostly downhill) in glory.

Also, when I got older, used to shoot everything at the dump with a .22LR lever action (after hours).

Man, we knew how to have fun.

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