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  •  heh...When I lived in SoCal last it was in (7+ / 0-)

    Glendora...up in the eastern San Gabriel Valley, and up close to the mountains.  It would routinely get down the 30's in winter.

    All of Southern California isn't just a hot tub.  Though most of it is.  There are parts that do get cold.  We once had snow on our front yard.  Notice, I said once.

    It can happen...but not in Malibu.  

    Have you ever lived anywhere else besides CA, Knucklehead?

    Love to go on a ride with you through West Virginia, on the backroads.  Show you what some real good fried food is all about.  Plenty of windy roads and turn outs to enjoy the vista.

    You would love it.

    L'enfer, c'est les autres....Jean-Paul Sartre

    by Keith930 on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 06:02:44 PM PST

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    •  Wild & Wonderful (3+ / 0-)
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      The Columbus Day weekend motorcycle ride through W Va is/was a tradition with my Pittsburgh krewe.  We would ride east, then head south past Falling Water.

      http://www.fallingwater.org/

      Then on through Terra Alta and Oakland, MA.  Friday night in Canaan Valley.

      http://www.canaanvalley.org/

      Mt. Storm, Rt 93, the country roads along creek beds, Hot Springs, VA and either camp on Spruce Knob (younger days)

      http://www.summitpost.org/...

       or the lodge @ Snowshoe (with age).  Snowshoe is just a few country miles from Cass Railroad.

      http://www.cassrailroad.com/

      Riding the mountain roads of W Va is a blast.  Mine is a black 82

      This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway. ~ Bob Dylan ~

      by NCTim on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 06:42:06 PM PST

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    •  Keith930 (2+ / 0-)
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      I spent my formative years in a small town in Northern Quebec that no longer exists.
      I listened to the blues for years on a shortwave radio a friend of my parents had given my brother for christmas. (1954)
      40 & 50 below were common with wind chills even lower than that at times.
      I`ve been in Thunder Blizzards & just amazing wonderful summers also.
      I spent a lot of time traveling the wilderness with my big dog Prince for days on end coming in only for supplies.
      I was living in a cave on an island off of Prince Edward Island when I met some astronomy students from Southern Ca. the reason I was invited down here. They were there for the total eclipse of the sun.
      I had gadzoodles of hash & they had some Orange sunshine.I then went off to Australia to live & wander/work for a year then came back up north to continue my life as a seaman in the north atlantic / larger Gulf of St Lawrence, where I experienced cold & extreme seas that almost cost us our lives more than once.
      So I do take great pleasure in finally having a warm place to lay down at night, & wish you could all be here. In between all of that I had hundreds of adventures everywhere I went, & do not intend to relinquish any desire to continue to.

      I also traveled back & forth across the country on my trusty motorcycles (Triumph & Harley) not to mention hitch hiking  thousands & thousands of miles all over Canada, the US, Australia, & New Zealand.
      What a long strange trip it is. I should also mention that I spent from August 1st into October many years as a migrant worker, starting with the tobacco season then tomatoes pipe tobacco, apples etc, sleeping in abandoned old beautiful farmhouses on the outskirts of town after town as we followed the crops that had to be harvested before the freeze. The migrant work was $20.00 a back-breaking day for tobacco & at some farms meals & a bunk house.
      I set up a group of us my last year where we had a workforce of about a dozen men & women who could come in & save a farmers profit for him.
      Once the tobacco freezes the farmer is done for that year. If it can all be picked before that happens he may turn a profit. So the last days before the freeze is extremely important. Important enough to get more wage money, bonuses, better food etc.
      So this boy done been around, believe me.
      Did I mention jails, kidnappings, hijacking or any of the other stuff, like being in books, magazines & a few movies.
      Not yet I guess.
      I hope we take that ride one day.

      I`m already against the next war.

      by Knucklehead on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 07:22:24 PM PST

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