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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
And best wishes to the happy couple!
Lovely view of Alcatraz in the background! I wonder what those McMansions on the right would fetch today!
Those Mcmansions were military housing in the Precedio... and yeah, the real estate types are bustin'chops to get at 'em.
I thought bears at first too, then I noticed the legs, I'm going with turkeys
Site indicated on original post says turkeys.
We have a number of wild turkeys here in town, they certainly aren't afraid of us humans.
NO, It ain't fer sale!!! I'm gunna fix it some day!
HRP---------How you doing in all that rain???????????
Union Avenue widening project. 1933 Near NE Russell. City of Portland photo
Dunkin' day! Mr. Boots gets ready to take a swim.
Fill 'er up, Podner!
I always thought good afternoon entertainment would be a six pack and sit and watch a busy boat ramp
That and watching someone anchoring.
It's great fun. We use to ski the L.A. river back in the day before work and on weekends. Launched at a very popular and fairly step ramp called Golden St. ramp. You're exactly right, a cooler full of beer watching folks try to launch and retrieve their boats is better than a movie.
The L.A. river use to be regularly dredged up a mile or so from where it dumps near the Queen Mary. Disgusting water and we'd see all type of things floating, couches, boxes, lumber, all kinds of garbage even a VW roof one time. Don't know if there was a car under it.
Kid got decapitated on a jet ski, he saw a boat go by and swung out and back to jump the wake not realizing there was a skier and a ski rope. Old friend of mine had just been hired as a city lifeguard and was the rookie, had to keep diving until he found the head.
Watching people dock their boats in a busy marina can be pretty entertaining also - the gas dock will easily show the beginners from the seasoned in no time flat.
"Wallenda" on tour!
Yeah, kinda like watching people parallel park in Manhattan. Separates the city slickers from the country folk real quick.
Watching people trying to brake while sliding down a hill covered in black ice is pretty entertaining too. Seem to think they can do it, even after seeing the little herd of dented cars nosed up against each other at the base of the hill.
We used to take our racing Crackerbox the ' Sparkler ' down there to Golden Ave , that's what they called the launch ramp
We would wait till after 5 when the shore patrol would go off duty and run back up the river , then back out towards the Queen Mary and sometimes it would betting a bit dark and you could see the flames coming out of the exhaust
pipes and the white water roostertail thrown up by the prop
Those were fun times
Golden Ave...Golden St launch either way, I've lived here my entire life are heard both.
We probably crossed paths, I worked in the boat biz for decades, built several race only boats at Rogers, Howard's, and Advantage to name a few, but mostly river racers and family boats. Spent more hours than I can count at the stadium. I miss the drags down there. Always wanted to ride in a cracker but never did. Our salesman campaigned one for a while in the 80s, thats as close as I got.
Lot's of fun, ski in the morning in the stadium, the river or the hot water channel before work and have the place to ourselves.
You wont have to wait to long as from what hear they are bringing blown fuelers back pretty soon in a few weeks, since they are run by Lucas oil now and they have the Crackers in the show too
I will try to get the date it might be on Turkey week end ? but will post it here
I was in the circle racing stuff from 68' to 76', and after that river racers & ski boat engines
At the stadium? I can't imagine them holding an event there during Thanksgiving week, the same week as the Regatta at Parker. That's in it's 69th year.
It'd be very cool to have drags back in Long Beach and I hope what you're saying is true, I haven't heard a word about it. If they're pedal powered hulls, the city will be all over it.
I can't believe it either since they are so loud now, they will probby break some windows in those condo's on the spectator side and if not they will sure rattle some coffee cups
If they do run there its most likely a one time deal
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