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Sun May 6, 2018, 06:10 PM

Well That was fun.....

I've lived in the Adirondacks of Upstate Peoples Republic of NY for most of my life...some time away for Basic, AIT, a bit in Oregon and Florida...NYC stays for short periods....

This past Friday we got 1 of regularly scheduled spring storms about 20mins after my last post that night...wind events that we get every yr that I can remember. About 5 mins before all hell broke lose we got a tornado warning...we don't think it was.
This SOB...in my top 3 freakshow events. TS Sandy that hit us in Oct'12 was a fart compared to this event...
We just got Grid power back. Still a few k up here, in Hamilton Co. that may not get it back 'till late tomorrow.

I rode into camp yesterday morning to get my 2 portable generators to loan to "town" neighbors...had to cut downed trees all the way in on the road....a 1hr trip took 4

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Response to Oldgeezer (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:27 PM

1. On a similar note...

You may live in Florida if:

You USED to be proud of your 18" chain saw.

You keep no more than $25 worth of food in your freezer from July through September.

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Response to Oldgeezer (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:45 PM

2. But such beautiful country otherwise

I grew up down in Columbia County. In Boy Scouts we spent a lot of time camping up near Speculator and doing canoe trips every year on the Racquette River between Long Lake and Tupper Lake. I loved that whole area (except in May when the Black Flies were about.)

I ended up going to college at Clarkson College, up in Potsdam, so I drove back and forth several times a year in all sorts of awful weather. We didn't care if there was a blizzard or not, we were gonna drive home for a vacation. I remember driving up the Adirondack Northway to just past lake George, where I would decide whether I would take route 28 or 28N up to Long Lake, depending on the snow and reported road conditions.

Even though I wrecked a car every winter on those roads in the snow, I still have very fond memories of that beautiful area.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:06 PM

3. As a kid in the '60-'70's...I spent every weekend in Speculator with my Grandmother.

Probably my favorite place on earth.
I learned to ski on Oak Mt, in Speculator.....when I pull the retirement card...I'll live there 'till I croak.

A really good friend of mine went to Clarkson. We went to visit her a few weekends her freshman yr. We were banished from the campus before she became a Sophomore.
Apparently going to Canada and getting cases of Bradors beer and bringing it to the girls floor of the Dorm wasn't acceptable behavior.

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