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Awww. Thank you ~tangerine~. Hope you enjoyed the guys at The Lobster Trap playing Led Zeps Tangerine for you. I know I sure did and the fresh lobster. Three cheers for 18hr Maine Lobster

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Tomorrow will be Ghost Town and then Biltmore House. Today was Cherokee, Nantahala Gorge, Fontana Dam, Fontana Village and lake.....

Holy shit batman..er..Speed Racer.Fontana Dam.Many family vacations there as a kid.Tex Brownlee and his squaredancing gigs.Residing in the dam builders cottages.Horseback riding...bunches of pretty girls.Catching trout out of the Little Tennessee(?)flowing out below the dam.Beautiful,beautiful country.Next time Tangy visits,consider working your way to Franklin and the Cowee Valley to get some ruby and sapphire mining in.It can be muddy,but it's a fun way to spend a day.Extremely nice area of our fruited plain.

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Holy shit batman..er..Speed Racer.Fontana Dam.Many family vacations there as a kid.Tex Brownlee and his squaredancing gigs.Residing in the dam builders cottages.Horseback riding...bunches of pretty girls.Catching trout out of the Little Tennessee(?)flowing out below the dam.Beautiful,beautiful country.Next time Tangy visits,consider working your way to Franklin and the Cowee Valley to get some ruby and sapphire mining in.It can be muddy,but it's a fun way to spend a day.Extremely nice area of our fruited plain.

Everywhere was beautiful. My family vacationed mostly in NJ and Florida growing up. The only time i was in NC before this trip was on the Atlantic coast. Asheville and the surrounding area is very nice. Your suggestion sounds good, even if it's muddy.

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Happy today from watching my kids and their teammates swim awesomely at the final meet of the season :cheer::cheer:

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Happy today from watching my kids and their teammates swim awesomely at the final meet of the season :cheer::cheer:

Awww, good for them, gooooo Virginia's kids :thumbsup:

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Thank you! They all did great and had fun :)

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Swimming, grew up swimming in canals, jumping off bridges, swimming at jones beach after hours w/no life guards, cleaning bottoms of boats w/waves and the boat hitting you on the head,treading clams in deep water, jumping off bell buoys a mile offshore. I think its great for kids to grow up around the water.

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Swimming, grew up swimming in canals, jumping off bridges, swimming at jones beach after hours w/no life guards, cleaning bottoms of boats w/waves and the boat hitting you on the head,treading clams in deep water, jumping off bell buoys a mile offshore. I think its great for kids to grow up around the water.

I have loved to swim and be in the water since i was five. I agree with you kids should grow up around the water. I wish i could afford to live in a climate that you can swim outdoors most of the year (preferably near a nice beach). I may take my daughter and nieces to the pool tomorrow.

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Have you read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time? If not....HIGHLY recommend!! GREAT book!!! Your son is still young, the more experiences he has the more he'll become able to deal with things like being touched and stuff like that.

Blessings to you Sweetie!

no, never heard of that book, but will watch out for it. thanks!

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I have loved to swim and be in the water since i was five. I agree with you kids should grow up around the water. I wish i could afford to live in a climate that you can swim outdoors most of the year (preferably near a nice beach). I may take my daughter and nieces to the pool tomorrow.

Oh, i was just talking to someone at the bar/restaurant that when i was a kid we were unsupervised as kids, we'd ride our big wheels.plastic tricylces acrsoss this corner, that used to be a texaco station and is now a parking lot. My parents were great, but that supervision jjust want a concern ya know.

Swimming,with really young kids is good ofcourse! But let those kids go wild and become water rats... the more the better, imo.

Yeah, swimming in salt water is much better than pools/lakes imo. Its a pleasure swimming in salt water.

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Oh, i was just talking to someone at the bar/restaurant that when i was a kid we were unsupervised as kids, we'd ride our big wheels.plastic tricylces acrsoss this corner, that used to be a texaco station and is now a parking lot. My parents were great, but that supervision jjust want a concern ya know.

Swimming,with really young kids is good ofcourse! But let those kids go wild and become water rats... the more the better, imo.

Yeah, swimming in salt water is much better than pools/lakes imo. Its a pleasure swimming in salt water.

Things have changed. I think they took big wheels off the market due to safety reasons. I loved mine! When i was a kid we could ride bikes, roller skate, run around the neighborhood, and there wasn't any parent supervision. It was much safer than it is today, although i live on a very quiet street in a relatively quite neighborhood. Still i would never take my eyes off my child.

I prefer fresh water to salt because i've had plenty of the Atlantic in my mouth, lol. The tide has been strong most of the time i've been swimming in it. But i will pretty much get into any water if it's not "dangerous".

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Things have changed. I think they took big wheels off the market due to safety reasons. I loved mine! When i was a kid we could ride bikes, roller skate, run around the neighborhood, and there wasn't any parent supervision. It was much safer than it is today, although i live on a very quiet street in a relatively quite neighborhood. Still i would never take my eyes off my child.

I prefer fresh water to salt because i've had plenty of the Atlantic in my mouth, lol. The tide has been strong most of the time i've been swimming in it. But i will pretty much get into any water if it's not "dangerous".

When we were kids the streets were empty so so speak, now cars are lined everwhere. I think its just more people is the difference basically. Which that reflects in all the other stuff, from th street level up to the govt i guess.

Yeah, dont take your eyes off your kid, but let them live their lives....which i see alot of parents sort of not doing these days. But thats none of my business ofcourse.

With salt water...then your not used to salt water. Salt water is much better to swim in, in regards to buoyancy. Are you talking about the ocean/beach, waves...

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With salt water...then your not used to salt water. Salt water is much better to swim in, in regards to buoyancy. Are you talking about the ocean/beach, waves...

Yeah, i was talking about the waves in particular. When you are going out farther into the ocean and the waves crash upon you or you dive under them, that salt water taste always was strong for me. Then again, i'm not particularly fond of salty foods, either. The taste of chlorine if it's strong, in a swimming pool, isn't so great either. I don't let the water keep me out, lol. As long as there isn't a recent shark attack or visibly bad conditions i will swim almost anywhere if i'm prepared (suit on or change of clothes). My favorite place to swim is in calm waters. The Gulf of Mexico when i was at Sanibel Island was ideal. The Pacific in Mexico was rough with a strong undertoe...gorgeous beaches, dangerous ocean.

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Yeah, i was talking about the waves in particular. When you are going out farther into the ocean and the waves crash upon you or you dive under them, that salt water taste always was strong for me. Then again, i'm not particularly fond of salty foods, either. The taste of chlorine if it's strong, in a swimming pool, isn't so great either. I don't let the water keep me out, lol. As long as there isn't a recent shark attack or visibly bad conditions i will swim almost anywhere if i'm prepared (suit on or change of clothes). My favorite place to swim is in calm waters. The Gulf of Mexico when i was at Sanibel Island was ideal. The Pacific in Mexico was rough with a strong undertoe...gorgeous beaches, dangerous ocean.

Thats just cause your not used to it, its just your survival instinct. Calm water is beautiful, but it has always amazed me how different this lake in maine where i go swimming, is compared to the salt water. Its almost like the lake wants to suck you under, sort of an effort to tread water comared to salt water.

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Yeah, i was talking about the waves in particular. When you are going out farther into the ocean and the waves crash upon you or you dive under them, that salt water taste always was strong for me. Then again, i'm not particularly fond of salty foods, either. The taste of chlorine if it's strong, in a swimming pool, isn't so great either. I don't let the water keep me out, lol. As long as there isn't a recent shark attack or visibly bad conditions i will swim almost anywhere if i'm prepared (suit on or change of clothes). My favorite place to swim is in calm waters. The Gulf of Mexico when i was at Sanibel Island was ideal. The Pacific in Mexico was rough with a strong undertoe...gorgeous beaches, dangerous ocean.

And since the Mexicans pretty much just dump their raw sewage right into the ocean, maybe that "strong water taste" was more than just salt?

Probably the lime, the worm and a few big brown burritos too for sure.

:o

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Yeah, i was talking about the waves in particular. When you are going out farther into the ocean and the waves crash upon you or you dive under them, that salt water taste always was strong for me. Then again, i'm not particularly fond of salty foods, either. The taste of chlorine if it's strong, in a swimming pool, isn't so great either. I don't let the water keep me out, lol. As long as there isn't a recent shark attack or visibly bad conditions i will swim almost anywhere if i'm prepared (suit on or change of clothes). My favorite place to swim is in calm waters. The Gulf of Mexico when i was at Sanibel Island was ideal. The Pacific in Mexico was rough with a strong undertoe...gorgeous beaches, dangerous ocean.

Yes, I grew up in San Diego and the beaches around there can be very dangerous. The undertow can grab you and drag you out and unless you are a very strong swimmer it can be very dangerous. But I have always loved the beach!

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And since the Mexicans pretty much just dump their raw sewage right into the ocean, maybe that "strong water taste" was more than just salt?

Probably the lime, the worm and a few big brown burritos too for sure.

:o

Back when I was growing up there, this problem was not that great. But now I wouldn't eat any of the fish that come out of that part of the Pacific! Del, have you ever been to Imperial Beach, or Blacks Beach? I lived about 10 minutes from Imperial Beach.

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It's my puppy Bonzo's first birthday!!

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And since the Mexicans pretty much just dump their raw sewage right into the ocean, maybe that "strong water taste" was more than just salt?

Probably the lime, the worm and a few big brown burritos too for sure.

:o

I didn't drink the water in Mexico, ocean water or otherwise, lol. I heeded the many warnings about that one! My vast experience with salt water has been from years of the very "healthy" Jersey shore :)

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Yes, I grew up in San Diego and the beaches around there can be very dangerous. The undertow can grab you and drag you out and unless you are a very strong swimmer it can be very dangerous. But I have always loved the beach!

I noticed the strong undertow in the Pacific (Puerto Vallarta). I was quite a distance from where i left my belongings just minutes after going into the ocean. Ashame, it kept me from spending more time in the ocean than i wanted to.

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Phone calls from happy people made me happy today!

Stay happy, it's healthier.

Always let the under toe know what the right toe is doing!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Phone calls from happy people made me happy today!

Stay happy, it's healthier.

Always let the under toe know what the right toe is doing!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

The little things like drinking with my daughter (One of my drinking buddies!) at the local pub. ROCK ON!

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