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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
where do y'all live?
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Poll: where do y'all live?
farm
acreage
small town
small city
big city
really big city
other
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Cirashala
Tol Eressea


Dec 20 2019, 7:52pm

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Wow I-90 is a LOT longer than I thought [In reply to] Can't Post

Pretending is just fine Wink Unless you want a milk cow like I do, in which case your neighbors might have a little something to say about that TongueCool


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 21 2019, 2:05pm

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Yes, just a bit longer! [In reply to] Can't Post

It ends(starts?) in Boston! Laugh

And the western end is at Seattle. But I don't know if it's the longest interstate in the States.


Annael
Immortal


Dec 21 2019, 3:48pm

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apparently it is! [In reply to] Can't Post

I looked it up: 3, 024 miles. Or 3,101, depending on who you ask.

I've driven as far east as Livingston, Montana on it (700 miles). It's a beautiful road, in the west anyway, between the cities. The best view of the Stuart Range in Washington is from a rest stop near Cle Elum; we never miss stopping there.

https://www.summitpost.org/stuart-range/700239


Cirashala
Tol Eressea


Dec 21 2019, 6:04pm

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Oh wow [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought it ended in Minnesota! I know the Seattle side very well-we've driven that stretch a lot in my life (my family briefly lived in Tacoma when I was young, then in high school briefly lived in Centralia and Sumner, WA, and my grandma lives in Spokane. Now I live just over the border in Idaho).

That does make me wonder which one is. I bet it's a strong contender for the longest though!

EDIT- just looked it up and I-90 is, in fact, the longest one in the US Smile


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 22 2019, 1:10pm

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Beautiful! [In reply to] Can't Post

Now that is a "restful" view, definitely worth making the stop!


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Dec 22 2019, 10:21pm

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My grandmother milked cows [In reply to] Can't Post

and even gave me directions on how to avoid their hooves while doing so. Every once in awhile when the subject of milk cows came up, she'd exclaim "Ol' Bossy!" the generic, affectionate term, I gathered.
I shall walk around my yard yelling that and see if the inspectors show up.


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Dec 22 2019, 10:22pm

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The part we try to avoid at all costs. [In reply to] Can't Post

We like to take it just until it hits the road going down to Cape Cod.
I love Boston, but driving there is the stuff of nightmares.


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Dec 22 2019, 10:23pm

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Nirvana. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Dec 22 2019, 10:28pm

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Yes, I was flabbergasted [In reply to] Can't Post

at what people called mountains once I went East to college. But now I live in view of the Catskills, and although they're not dramatic like the Rockies, at least they do qualify (most of them).


dernwyn
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Dec 23 2019, 3:26am

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One does not simply drive into Boston. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's very fumes...oh, wait, it's a bit cleaner air than Mordor! Laugh

I tell people: park at a train station and take that into the city. Boston really is meant for walking around in and using the subway.


(This post was edited by dernwyn on Dec 23 2019, 3:27am)


CuriousG
Half-elven


Dec 23 2019, 2:26pm

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Yeah, Boston is like NYC that way: not just the driving is hard, but there's so little parking. [In reply to] Can't Post

Better to walk, subway, and Uber/taxi around the core of the city.


Cirashala
Tol Eressea


Dec 23 2019, 5:58pm

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HAHA!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Let me know how it goes! Laugh


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Dec 23 2019, 6:07pm

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First, like Frodo, [In reply to] Can't Post

I shall chiefly need courage.Laugh


Annael
Immortal


Dec 24 2019, 5:51pm

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Yup. [In reply to] Can't Post

My husband & I flew into Boston once and drove to the Cape for a family gathering. We quickly developed this technique: I held up a road map to indicate to other drivers that we were tourists, and he drove like a bat out of h*&^.

Which is how he normally drove. I didn't have the nerves for it.

A friend tells this story: she was driving through Boston and stopped to let some people who were waiting at a corner use the crosswalk. They all looked at her and stepped back from the curb. Like she was just waiting for them to fall for it!


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 24 2019, 6:22pm

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She STOPPED? [In reply to] Can't Post

In Boston? Oh, man, she's lucky she didn't create a pileup behind her! Laugh

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