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Title: First Day of Summer
Post by: SNO4ME on June 21, 2018, 07:35:58 AM
First Day of Summer !
From now on every day gets shorter ! 
Then it's  :sledder:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on June 25, 2018, 01:04:12 PM
Amen to that..... summer sucks.......
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: ZiRT on June 26, 2018, 11:35:05 AM
19 weeks to go.... (I think?)
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: SNO4ME on June 26, 2018, 09:13:07 PM
My countdown says 25.4 weeks.    :biggrin:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on June 28, 2018, 07:40:12 AM
Baby steps for me. Just get through the next four weeks of youth baseball  :thumbdown:, then allow myself to think about winter & possible new iron  :wub:
Title: First Day of Summer
Post by: Rage'n Renegade on July 17, 2018, 10:57:47 AM
This summer so far has been a staining/painting summer.  Between myself and my boy we have done 3 decks, a small fence, and a dresser. 

We have been keeping cool by kayaking in Lake Ontario and tubing down the Chippewa River.  We're in WI now.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180717/81ba4cc15a7000258d41f2e2d9f01221.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180717/89332583e53104f08f998733b6d6fd3e.jpg)


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Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: Hal on July 23, 2018, 11:37:18 AM
Looks like the old Stillwater bridge.
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: SNO4ME on July 25, 2018, 04:33:14 PM
Noticed a few trees turning in the higher gravel (drier) country this week in NW Wis. (I'm about 20 miles east of Duluth MN and 6-8 miles south inland of Lake Superior).
We've had a wet early summer here, heavy rainfall, flash flooding to the south and east of here. US Hwy 2 is still closed for bridge repair west of Ashland. Our club lucked out with not too much damage from flash flooding. Only went over our grade in three places in a small area.
Southern part of our county around Solon Springs was hit pretty hard along with Eastern Bayfield and Ashland County's section of Trail 2  (Tri County Corridor).

Now, wet as it was earlier we haven't had much rain lately, thus some of the trees turning a little early.

Now we're out mowing and grading our Summer ATV railroad grades.
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on August 08, 2018, 11:45:38 AM
Noticed a few trees turning in the higher gravel (drier) country this week in NW Wis. (I'm about 20 miles east of Duluth MN and 6-8 miles south inland of Lake Superior).
We've had a wet early summer here, heavy rainfall, flash flooding to the south and east of here. US Hwy 2 is still closed for bridge repair west of Ashland. Our club lucked out with not too much damage from flash flooding. Only went over our grade in three places in a small area.
Southern part of our county around Solon Springs was hit pretty hard along with Eastern Bayfield and Ashland County's section of Trail 2  (Tri County Corridor).

Now, wet as it was earlier we haven't had much rain lately, thus some of the trees turning a little early.

Now we're out mowing and grading our Summer ATV railroad grades.

I just drove through this area, for the first time a few days ago ! Very nice along Lake Superior ! I was surprised how nice and how big those towns were as well !
Took my oldest son to a few college visits at UW and UMN area.... Drove through hwy 2 all the way back to the UP of MI and spent a few days at the cabin. Nice road trip !
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: MNNavy on August 09, 2018, 08:36:49 AM
Noticed a few trees turning in the higher gravel (drier) country this week in NW Wis. (I'm about 20 miles east of Duluth MN and 6-8 miles south inland of Lake Superior).
We've had a wet early summer here, heavy rainfall, flash flooding to the south and east of here. US Hwy 2 is still closed for bridge repair west of Ashland. Our club lucked out with not too much damage from flash flooding. Only went over our grade in three places in a small area.
Southern part of our county around Solon Springs was hit pretty hard along with Eastern Bayfield and Ashland County's section of Trail 2  (Tri County Corridor).

Now, wet as it was earlier we haven't had much rain lately, thus some of the trees turning a little early.

Now we're out mowing and grading our Summer ATV railroad grades.

I just drove through this area, for the first time a few days ago ! Very nice along Lake Superior ! I was surprised how nice and how big those towns were as well !
Took my oldest son to a few college visits at UW and UMN area.... Drove through hwy 2 all the way back to the UP of MI and spent a few days at the cabin. Nice road trip !
Which colleges did you visit in Minnesota? Guessing, since you took US2, Duluth was one of them?
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on August 09, 2018, 01:46:08 PM
Noticed a few trees turning in the higher gravel (drier) country this week in NW Wis. (I'm about 20 miles east of Duluth MN and 6-8 miles south inland of Lake Superior).
We've had a wet early summer here, heavy rainfall, flash flooding to the south and east of here. US Hwy 2 is still closed for bridge repair west of Ashland. Our club lucked out with not too much damage from flash flooding. Only went over our grade in three places in a small area.
Southern part of our county around Solon Springs was hit pretty hard along with Eastern Bayfield and Ashland County's section of Trail 2  (Tri County Corridor).

Now, wet as it was earlier we haven't had much rain lately, thus some of the trees turning a little early.

Now we're out mowing and grading our Summer ATV railroad grades.

I just drove through this area, for the first time a few days ago ! Very nice along Lake Superior ! I was surprised how nice and how big those towns were as well !
Took my oldest son to a few college visits at UW and UMN area.... Drove through hwy 2 all the way back to the UP of MI and spent a few days at the cabin. Nice road trip !
Which colleges did you visit in Minnesota? Guessing, since you took US2, Duluth was one of them?

Yes, Duluth is on his list of schools. REALLY nice campus and set up. He really liked it. I'm a little freaked out with the size of the city, but he seemed to not mind that....
UW - Superior was much too small of a campus for his liking. He's crossed that one off the list entirely, unfortunately that school was the most economical one  :'(
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on August 13, 2018, 10:52:07 AM
BTW, if it doesn't snow this season, It's totally my fault....  :ninja:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: racerdave on August 13, 2018, 08:46:22 PM
BTW, if it doesn't snow this season, It's totally my fault....  :ninja:

You bought a new sled?
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on August 15, 2018, 09:38:15 AM
BTW, if it doesn't snow this season, It's totally my fault....  :ninja:

You bought a new sled?

Yes sir ! Pick it up in three weeks  :wub:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: racerdave on August 15, 2018, 11:41:10 AM
BTW, if it doesn't snow this season, It's totally my fault....  :ninja:

You bought a new sled?

Yes sir ! Pick it up in three weeks  :wub:

Congrats! SkeDu, I'm guessing?   Hopefully mine will be in by mid November so I can get it setup for a hoped for mid December Vilas trail opening.
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on August 15, 2018, 12:31:49 PM
BTW, if it doesn't snow this season, It's totally my fault....  :ninja:

You bought a new sled?

Yes sir ! Pick it up in three weeks  :wub:

Congrats! SkeDu, I'm guessing?   Hopefully mine will be in by mid November so I can get it setup for a hoped for mid December Vilas trail opening.

Thank you!, but I went outside of the box. You would approve (I assume).....   
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: 2qik on August 17, 2018, 04:00:27 PM
Yes, Duluth is on his list of schools. REALLY nice campus and set up. He really liked it. I'm a little freaked out with the size of the city, but he seemed to not mind that....
UW - Superior was much too small of a campus for his liking. He's crossed that one off the list entirely, unfortunately that school was the most economical one  :'(

Minnesota Duluth is a fantastic campus!  I would highly recommend it and Duluth is not as big as it feels, plus Duluth is a hockey town.  If he chooses UMD you and I should be meeting for a snowmobile ride or a beverage at some point. 
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: racerdave on August 18, 2018, 07:40:47 AM
BTW, if it doesn't snow this season, It's totally my fault....  :ninja:

You bought a new sled?

Yes sir ! Pick it up in three weeks  :wub:

Congrats! SkeDu, I'm guessing?   Hopefully mine will be in by mid November so I can get it setup for a hoped for mid December Vilas trail opening.

Thank you!, but I went outside of the box. You would approve (I assume).....   


 :thumbsupsmileyanim:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on August 20, 2018, 07:27:05 AM
Yes, Duluth is on his list of schools. REALLY nice campus and set up. He really liked it. I'm a little freaked out with the size of the city, but he seemed to not mind that....
UW - Superior was much too small of a campus for his liking. He's crossed that one off the list entirely, unfortunately that school was the most economical one  :'(

Minnesota Duluth is a fantastic campus!  I would highly recommend it and Duluth is not as big as it feels, plus Duluth is a hockey town.  If he chooses UMD you and I should be meeting for a snowmobile ride or a beverage at some point.

Duluth is 2nd on his list. Hoping they offer him some money off with his grades to push him towards it more so.
I think I liked the campus more than he did. It was nice and it's only 3 1/2 hours from our cabin, so the cabin would make for a great meeting place (should he want to visit us LOL)

Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on August 29, 2018, 07:13:30 AM
Site's been dead as hell all summer !
Hoping fall hits to get you peeps back in the spirit  :P

Can we link this site to FB or something ?
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: Howie on August 31, 2018, 12:08:53 PM
Can we link this site to FB or something ?
:eek: OMG, you are not one of them are you??? :shrug:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on September 06, 2018, 10:58:36 AM
Can we link this site to FB or something ?
:eek: OMG, you are not one of them are you??? :shrug:

Good point, last time we advertised on that porn site, we got snopork ........  :biggrin:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: snopork on September 08, 2018, 10:34:41 PM
Mr. snopork to you guys.   wtf you passed on a cheeto yellow sled? 
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on September 10, 2018, 12:04:25 PM
Mr. snopork to you guys.   wtf you passed on a cheeto yellow sled?

Yeah my mid life crisis #12 really changed things up. Changed truck brands, changed sled brands, I'm straight now.....  :floor:
Title: First Day of Summer
Post by: Rage'n Renegade on September 16, 2018, 03:54:48 PM
Mr. snopork to you guys.   wtf you passed on a cheeto yellow sled?

Yeah my mid life crisis #12 really changed things up. Changed truck brands, changed sled brands, I'm straight now.....  :floor:
Iím in one of those too...  mid life crisis.  Switched jobs and decided to go back to school (online).  I know Iím too old for that, but just something Iíve been wanting to do.


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Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: snopork on September 16, 2018, 08:10:21 PM
Mr. snopork to you guys.   wtf you passed on a cheeto yellow sled?

Yeah my mid life crisis #12 really changed things up. Changed truck brands, changed sled brands, I'm straight now.....  :floor:
Looks nice - we going off trail again?
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: MNNavy on September 17, 2018, 07:50:16 AM
Mr. snopork to you guys.   wtf you passed on a cheeto yellow sled?

Yeah my mid life crisis #12 really changed things up. Changed truck brands, changed sled brands, I'm straight now.....  :floor:
Iím in one of those too...  mid life crisis.  Switched jobs and decided to go back to school (online).  I know Iím too old for that, but just something Iíve been wanting to do.


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You're never too old to go back to school, K. I was 46 when I went back to get my DBA certification.
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: Hal on September 17, 2018, 10:41:09 AM
Mr. snopork to you guys.   wtf you passed on a cheeto yellow sled?

Yeah my mid life crisis #12 really changed things up. Changed truck brands, changed sled brands, I'm straight now.....  :floor:
Iím in one of those too...  mid life crisis.  Switched jobs and decided to go back to school (online).  I know Iím too old for that, but just something Iíve been wanting to do.


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You're never too old to go back to school, K. I was 46 when I went back to get my DBA certification.
I was 59 years old when I passed my professional engineer exam. It didn't help my career, but still glad I did it.
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on September 18, 2018, 09:03:34 AM
Mr. snopork to you guys.   wtf you passed on a cheeto yellow sled?

Yeah my mid life crisis #12 really changed things up. Changed truck brands, changed sled brands, I'm straight now.....  :floor:
Looks nice - we going off trail again?

I hope so! My sled is 11'-6" long ! According to all the experts, this is supposed to be a 50/50 machine. So I'm looking forward to seeing what it can doo.....
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on September 18, 2018, 09:08:55 AM
Mr. snopork to you guys.   wtf you passed on a cheeto yellow sled?

Yeah my mid life crisis #12 really changed things up. Changed truck brands, changed sled brands, I'm straight now.....  :floor:
Iím in one of those too...  mid life crisis.  Switched jobs and decided to go back to school (online).  I know Iím too old for that, but just something Iíve been wanting to do.


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Good luck with it all ! You're never to old to do anything in life !
I think the only real challenge is finding a job. Seems like everyone is looking for cheap college kids to fill in the blanks these days. All I deal with are 25 year old "experts" with NO field experience, but they all know how to reference the field manual as if that was ever going to work. Its all so frustrating. I'm too young to retire and too old to start over. Thinking of selling off everything, moving to my cabin and selling bait on the side of the road.  :thumbsupsmileyanim:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on September 18, 2018, 09:11:10 AM
Mr. snopork to you guys.   wtf you passed on a cheeto yellow sled?

Yeah my mid life crisis #12 really changed things up. Changed truck brands, changed sled brands, I'm straight now.....  :floor:
Iím in one of those too...  mid life crisis.  Switched jobs and decided to go back to school (online).  I know Iím too old for that, but just something Iíve been wanting to do.


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You're never too old to go back to school, K. I was 46 when I went back to get my DBA certification.
I was 59 years old when I passed my professional engineer exam. It didn't help my career, but still glad I did it.

Congrats Hal, that's impressive !  :beer2:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: Hal on September 18, 2018, 08:59:29 PM
Mr. snopork to you guys.   wtf you passed on a cheeto yellow sled?

Yeah my mid life crisis #12 really changed things up. Changed truck brands, changed sled brands, I'm straight now.....  :floor:
Iím in one of those too...  mid life crisis.  Switched jobs and decided to go back to school (online).  I know Iím too old for that, but just something Iíve been wanting to do.


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:specool:
You're never too old to go back to school, K. I was 46 when I went back to get my DBA certification.
I was 59 years old when I passed my professional engineer exam. It didn't help my career, but still glad I did it.

Congrats Hal, that's impressive !  :beer2:
I am proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: MNNavy on September 19, 2018, 07:50:35 AM
Thinking of selling off everything, moving to my cabin and selling bait on the side of the road.  :thumbsupsmileyanim:
I'd do the same thing if I could get my wife to go for it. (actually, I'd get my Federal Firearms License and open a gun shop)
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on September 19, 2018, 12:14:41 PM
Thinking of selling off everything, moving to my cabin and selling bait on the side of the road.  :thumbsupsmileyanim:
I'd do the same thing if I could get my wife to go for it. (actually, I'd get my Federal Firearms License and open a gun shop)

Yes, my wife also lacks my vision.....  :ninja:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: MNNavy on September 20, 2018, 08:20:58 AM
Thinking of selling off everything, moving to my cabin and selling bait on the side of the road.  :thumbsupsmileyanim:
I'd do the same thing if I could get my wife to go for it. (actually, I'd get my Federal Firearms License and open a gun shop)

Yes, my wife also lacks my vision.....  :ninja:
Mine is OK with the FFL and gun shop idea. She doesn't like the idea of living 2+ hours from the grandkids (and 1+ hour from a mall).
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: racerdave on September 22, 2018, 11:38:34 AM
Or wives all sound the same. Although being 5 hours {I want to go to Vilas county Wi. Preferably around St Germain} from our 2 grandsons would be hard for me also. 1&1/4  hour is too far sometimes. Especially with the bullchit Chitcago traffic we got through to get there. No malls? Thats a plus. For me!
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: SNO4ME on September 23, 2018, 03:31:10 PM
Live'n the dream. Don't have a Railroad pension but don't have to shoot bill collectors either.
Fall is here. Couple cool raw days in a row here. No temps under 40 yet... (But today is barely 50)
Just wandered back from two weeks camping our way across ND, eastern MT, eastern WY and SD.
Had a cool couple nights in MT and WY, 38 degrees in a CG in the Bighorn NF up by Medicine Wheel. Another night somewhere was 42.  (heater nights)
Spent a couple nights up in Bighorn Canyon Rec Area north of Lovell WY. (said to be the third biggest canyon in the country) but camp grounds are actually in MT.
End of a dead end road 25 miles from town. So quiet you could hear the gas fridge hissing at night.   :specool:

88 days till the first day of winter.
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: Rage'n Renegade on September 29, 2018, 04:02:28 PM

I am proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks
Thanks guys!  I'm 52 so I don't expect it to help my career too much, but it's something I've just wanted to do for a while.  Who knows what will come of it?   Hal, good for you!!   Greekboy, I'd go along with that roadside bait selling idea too.   I don't have grandkids yet so my only thing right now with being too far out in the sticks is that it gets old having to drive 45 minutes one way to go shopping...   Amazon has become my go to.   I think UPS will deliver to any back road, won't they?    :floor:
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: Phantom on September 29, 2018, 04:53:09 PM
We are about ready to pack it in ourselves... I will be 62 and on the bottom tier of SS retirement in November. Lynn has two more years. We were scheduled to look at a property in Pa while we were there on vacation last week but the seller got an offer so we backed off. Not sure of the outcome yet.
Lynn would like to have a B&B and we are both into motorcycles so we are discussing a B&B/Campground catering to motorcycles but open to all.
A buddy of ours was looking in Tennessee and was looking for partners but nothing concrete ever came out of that.
I am thinking of somewhere along I 81 which is pretty much the spine of the Appalachians with plenty of great roads for riding.

Lynn would handle the accommodations and I would offer day tours and support (service and repairs) as well as taking care of the property.
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on October 02, 2018, 10:08:31 AM

I am proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks
Thanks guys!  I'm 52 so I don't expect it to help my career too much, but it's something I've just wanted to do for a while.  Who knows what will come of it?   Hal, good for you!!   Greekboy, I'd go along with that roadside bait selling idea too.   I don't have grandkids yet so my only thing right now with being too far out in the sticks is that it gets old having to drive 45 minutes one way to go shopping...   Amazon has become my go to.   I think UPS will deliver to any back road, won't they?    :floor:

I'm just burnt out. 24 years at the same job. It's just a grind. Zero enjoyment M-F at work. Lucky for me, I have a great home life and I day dream (all the time) about being at my cabin or motorcycling, snowmobiling, atv riding, boating or hunting. Having active hobbies keeps me young. Having two boys helps out too. I spoke with my union representative a few weeks ago and found out that the earliest I can retire is in 10 years from now. I would get a 20% hit retiring that early, but right now, I'm thinking that's the game plan.

At 57 I would just pass out flyers at lake homes by my cabin and just be a remodeling contractor / handyman dude. Try to stay busy a couple days a week and have a small income for day to day spending. I have two key assets that people want. #1) I show up. #2) I get sh!t done, when I show up.

   

Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: racerdave on October 03, 2018, 10:23:02 AM
We are about ready to pack it in ourselves... I will be 62 and on the bottom tier of SS retirement in November. Lynn has two more years. We were scheduled to look at a property in Pa while we were there on vacation last week but the seller got an offer so we backed off. Not sure of the outcome yet.
Lynn would like to have a B&B and we are both into motorcycles so we are discussing a B&B/Campground catering to motorcycles but open to all.
A buddy of ours was looking in Tennessee and was looking for partners but nothing concrete ever came out of that.
I am thinking of somewhere along I 81 which is pretty much the spine of the Appalachians with plenty of great roads for riding.

Lynn would handle the accommodations and I would offer day tours and support (service and repairs) as well as taking care of the property.

Thats sounds like you would enjoy that Phantom. Me I like the  limited obligations retirement has brought me. Coming up on 6 years in January.
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: snopork on October 12, 2018, 07:06:51 AM
We are about ready to pack it in ourselves... I will be 62 and on the bottom tier of SS retirement in November. Lynn has two more years. We were scheduled to look at a property in Pa while we were there on vacation last week but the seller got an offer so we backed off. Not sure of the outcome yet.
Lynn would like to have a B&B and we are both into motorcycles so we are discussing a B&B/Campground catering to motorcycles but open to all.
A buddy of ours was looking in Tennessee and was looking for partners but nothing concrete ever came out of that.
I am thinking of somewhere along I 81 which is pretty much the spine of the Appalachians with plenty of great roads for riding.

Lynn would handle the accommodations and I would offer day tours and support (service and repairs) as well as taking care of the property.
I retired last year in august - for about 8 months.  Walked into a part-time opportunity working in the service dept for local Ford dealership.  And I dont have to get greasy get great discounts on labor and parts.  Helps balance out the college bills and the "almost" emancipated children bills.   Did I mention I get a sweet employee discount..................waitin for a new F250 turbo smoker that should be here mid to late November.  I may do this until I'm 62 also cuzz then I can draw social security also and re-retire - or maybe not
Title: Re: First Day of Summer
Post by: greekboy on October 22, 2018, 04:37:18 PM
God's country 906 got some snowfall this weekend. Saw pics of Iron River, MI had around 3-4" of ground cover for October 20th - not too shabby .....