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Old 09-18-2011, 02:09 AM   #361
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:11 PM   #362
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December 9th is our next trip. I'm an avid Oakland Raiders fan. We attend a Raider game in a different city each year...this will be our 9th. It will probably be very cold in Green Bay on December 11th.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:52 PM   #363
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I'm flying to Denver next Thursday (9/22/11) and heading up to Rocky Mtn. National Park until Tuesday. I haven't been there since 1975. If the forecast is correct we will have nice sunny weather and around 70 degrees at the lower altitudes.
Make sure you bring warm cloths, Helen. It won't be 70 in RMNP. I was just up there last weekend and it was quite cool. It might get to 70 in Estes Park, probably cooler in Grand Lake - depending on which side of the park you come from. Have fun. This is my favorite place in the Rocky's.
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December 9th is our next trip. I'm an avid Oakland Raiders fan. We attend a Raider game in a different city each year...this will be our 9th. It will probably be very cold in Green Bay on December 11th.
Do you walk around town with your face painted black and silver? The Raiders came here to beat us in a recent exhibition game, and the town was full of middle aged people made up with silver and black faces. Dedicated fans!

Likely any strong high school team coujld beat the Seahawks this year, or at least shut down our offense.

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Do you walk around town with your face painted black and silver? The Raiders came here to beat us in a recent exhibition game, and the town was full of middle aged people made up with silver and black faces. Dedicated fans!

Likely any strong high school team coujld beat the Seahawks this year, or at least shut down our offense.

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No face paint, but I do wear full Raider gear/clothes.

Many people tell me that's "dangerous", but I've found that if you're a respectful person, you'll have no issues. We've gone to 8 cities thus far, and not a single fight yet. The closest we came was in Kansas City...a few of their fans were deriding us heavily as we walked out (Raiders won the game), and then when we would not respond to them...they started following us and yell slurs at us. We just ignored them.
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No face paint, but I do wear full Raider gear/clothes.

Many people tell me that's "dangerous", but I've found that if you're a respectful person, you'll have no issues. We've gone to 8 cities thus far, and not a single fight yet. The closest we came was in Kansas City...a few of their fans were deriding us heavily as we walked out (Raiders won the game), and then when we would not respond to them...they started following us and yell slurs at us. We just ignored them.
Well, it is totally safe in Seattle, but not so sure about other places. Some pretty ugly events involving out of town fans in the last few years.

Clearly it has worked for you, but I wouldn't put too much reliance on your good behavior as being controlling. Plenty nice polite people get beat up.

But I really hadn't thought of this aspect. The face point can be interesting on a cute woman.

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DW and I are headed to New Hampshire in mid Oct. to visit friends and do some leaf peeping. Here in Houston it's still in the 90's most days so some cooler weather will be very refreshing.
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DW and I are headed to Buenos Aires for a weekend of Steak & Tango, October we travel up to Talara for a wedding and to check on some farmland in Piura she is selling.
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A swing through MO for friends' 50th, then down through NM and AR to see new sights with them ( our 43rd year). Then back to the midwest. Close up grandma's house for the winter. Then to Miami - fly to Rome and take the cruise ship back to FL. By then - off to Grandma's for Thanksgiving. Whew!!
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Well, it is totally safe in Seattle, but not so sure about other places. Some pretty ugly events involving out of town fans in the last few years.

Clearly it has worked for you, but I wouldn't put too much reliance on your good behavior as being controlling. Plenty nice polite people get beat up.

But I really hadn't thought of this aspect. The face point can be interesting on a cute woman.

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Going back to Guatemala and El Salvador November 29. Will be part of a medical mission there. We will use a mobile clinic to see patients. Thank you to those on this website who have offered to send medicines to our hotel there. We will make good use of them.
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Make sure you bring warm cloths, Helen. It won't be 70 in RMNP. I was just up there last weekend and it was quite cool. It might get to 70 in Estes Park, probably cooler in Grand Lake - depending on which side of the park you come from. Have fun. This is my favorite place in the Rocky's.
Thanks, Packman. I am bringing layers of clothing. I am really looking forward to this trip. The elk are rutting now. I'm hoping to see a lot of wildlife.

I've changed our plans a little. I scored the very last campsite at Moraine Park Campground in Estes Park. I'll test out my new 20 degree down bag. It seems weird to put a tent and sleeping bag in a suitcase, but I don't want to send my new backpack through the airport luggage system.

After RMNP, we are heading to Glenwood Springs for two nights and staying in a camper cabin:

http://www.glenwoodcanyonresort.com/camper_cabins.html

They look cute and they are a step up from a tent.

We'll do a day trip to the maroon bells for some hiking. Plus, someone I knew from junior high and recently hooked up with on Facebook lives in Glenwood Springs. I am hoping to take her out to dinner on Saturday night.
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I'm taking a trip up to New York state to visit my DD,SIL and grandson and check out the fall foliage .In November my SO & I are travelling to Savannah via Amelia Island .
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I'm taking a trip up to New York state to visit my DD,SIL and grandson and check out the fall foliage.
Here's the latest forecast for your "leaf tour":

BTW, DW (who is currently traveling with another woman, in Switzerland for two weeks) called me from the train (Glacier Express) on Monday to let me know that they were delayed for a few hours due to early snow (1M - about 3 feet) on one of the passes which took down some trees onto the track.

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We're going to take DD and DGD to Disney (Orlando) for a long weekend in Feb for DGD's 6th birthday. I'm not a big fan of amusement parks, but we took DD there at that age and she had a blast. I think it's the sweet spot for that sort of thing. Enough endurance to last through it, enough awareness to appreciate it, and young enough not to be a total PITA the whole time, unlike older kids.
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Left the Olympic Peninsula on 9/15 and now made it to Longmont Colorado area. We made stops Portland/Astoria, Pendleton/Walla Walla, and Bear Lake area on the way. Now waiting for south TX to cool off - that might take a while. Probably run up to Estes Park tomorrow for some scenic mountain driving.

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