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Old 10-01-2004, 02:49 PM   #61
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Hi Jane !
Sorry for the late response...I just saw this. It was a tough job, but sombody had to do it Yes, I feel very fortunate to have had these opportunites. I started designing snowboard while I was still in college...it was a dream job for me.

Whistler is amazing. Over 5000 ft vertical drop and two huge mountains right next to each other...Whistler and Blackcomb. I have had days on Blackcomb glacier that were as good as Cat or helicopter snowboarding. Plus, the night life is excellent and when I was there the exchange rate was good. I also had friends that showed me some secret spots. Go for it! I prefer warm tropical surf destinations now...but I snowboarded a ton for 20 years...started in 1983. Also, check out Mt. Baker in Washington...incredible !

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Re: Things To Do Before You Die
Old 10-04-2004, 01:55 PM   #62
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Sorry for the late response...I just saw this. *It was a tough job, but sombody had to do it * *Yes, I feel very fortunate to have had these opportunites. *I started designing snowboard while I was still in college...it was a dream job for me.

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Yeah what a tough job lucky you...!!

The exchange rate won't be useful for me since I am Canadian but I will get to Whistler someday (maybe this coming winter).

Thanks for the tips. Everyone I know who has been to Whistler raved about the place. (Btw, where and what is this "secret spot"?)

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Old 10-07-2004, 08:52 PM   #63
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Might sound crazy from a fellow Canadian, but I hate snow. Best time of year to spend at Whistler is in July! Spouse and I loved it there. Great fun with pubs, restaurants, hiking, etc, etc.
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:32 AM   #64
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The only time I could remember hating snow was when I was in university (in a different town) and I had to go home and shovel snow at my parents' house. My two bros who live at home with parents are apparently too busy (with what I don't know) to do any shoveling. But then my dad would always help me shovel so I guess I shouldn't feel that bad.

In the fall of course I would be coming home to rake leaves for my parents...(if you can come up with a more futile effort than leaves raking, be my guest).

In the summer, there is always grass to cut and dirt to dig for my mom's garden. My dad couldn't help me with leaves raking and grass cutting because he is allergic.

All I can say is: thank goodness now my parents live in a condo townhouse, no more shovelling and raking for me (I also live in a condo).

Anyway, that said I went to Jasper one summer 4 years ago and I enjoyed myself eventhough there was no snowboarding involved. I agree with you AltaRed, that part of the country is just wonderful!

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Old 10-08-2004, 06:17 AM   #65
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I never rake leaves Jane. I live about 100 miles southwest of you. We have a huge Sugar Maple, a Gingko, Japanese Red Maple, 2 large Red Oaks, and 5 English Columnar Oaks. Lotsa' leaves! My secret. I mulch in place with my mower every few days, and the leaves disappear. ................ and I obtain a free natural fertilization .
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I'll bet I have not raked leaves in 10 years
(I don't move much snow either - just drive over it). Our lot is heavily wooded, but I just use the mower to blow
the leaves in the
river or on the neighbors. Otherwise they rot where
they end up when the mower is put away. Leaf raking and snow removal are high on my list of things to avoid.

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Old 10-08-2004, 09:46 AM   #67
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What do you do when the neighbors blow them back onto your lot?

We have a bunch of Big Leaf maples. After it rains, it takes two people to carry one leaf away. I think this fall I'll try just covering the leaves with top soil and starting over on the landscaping.
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Our local mayor sends the police to cite the elderly who don't maintain their lawns. *Apparently, she gave up on controlling actual crime. *The elderly make easy targets. *It used to be much worse before Congress passed the law exempting home owners from shoveling snow. *The city used to send officials to cite the elderly who didn't shovel their walks within a few hours of snow fall. *I watched people on the local cable channel trying to explain to local judges why they had paper or some such on their property, in violation of city ordinances for cleanliness. *It was amazing. *Fortunately, there are a lot of children in our neighborhood who will do the lawn for a few bucks.
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My husband and I spent the last few days riding our motorcycles on the twisties in northern Wisconsin. We cranked up the Moody Blues on the CD player:

Wonderful day for passing my way
Knock on my door and even the score
with your eyes
Lovely to see you again my friend
Walk along with me to the next bend . . .

The fall leaves were at their peak, the sun was shining, and there hardly was a soul around. Truly bliss.

I enjoyed being married and conversing with my husband, dispite the fact he is a dirty market timer and gold bug.

Definately was something to do before I die.

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Hello Martha! Not to wish you any bad luck, but save my e-mail just in case
Wisconsin is a good ride for sure. I have been all over
the state. Indeed, I lived in Packerland for 11 years.
Great state, but long winters. I would like to return,
except only from May through October.

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Old 10-20-2004, 09:47 PM   #71
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I decided to add one more item to my list of things to do: Watch the Red Sox win the World Series!
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I enjoyed being married and conversing with my husband, dispite the fact he is a dirty market timer and gold bug.
According to my wife, dirty market timers are pretty good in the sack.

I guess we take risks and win!
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DONE!!!!!!!
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Woohoo! Go sox!!!

Now the broons and celtics have a little catchin' up to do.

All through the 8th and 9th innings I was chanting "No bill buckners...no bill buckers..."

I guess it worked...

We may now lay babe ruth and his piano to rest...
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