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Open Discussion / Re: Election 2020
« Last post by charlie on Today at 12:26:19 AM »
What do you think of these accusations?

As much as I'm not a fan of Biden, it's not even a difficult decision.
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Open Discussion / Re: Election 2020
« Last post by Jake on August 08, 2020, 11:35:00 PM »


What do you think of these accusations?

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Sports/Outdoors & Manpoon / Re: Gatlinburg
« Last post by Jake on August 07, 2020, 06:51:16 PM »
Last night of the trip today. And it was awesome! I am so happy we came here - ready to conquer the world again!

Buuuuuuuut, I hate to say it, until places like this don't get serious about the virus, it will never go away. There was sooooooo many people in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. I would say a little more than half were wearing masks - which is more than I ever imagined seeing. Restaurants are observing social distancing, but that's pretty much where it ends. We stayed away from the cities short of taking the ski lift up to the suspended bridge.

The first day in the park we were shocked with how many people where actually there and on the trails. So much so, that you couldn't park anywhere near the trail head. So day two we adjusted our approach. We chilled at our pool or went fishing for the first half of the day, ate lunch, and hit the trails around 2PM. That worked wonderfully as there was less than half the people during the afternoon.

Smokys are beautiful. Longest hike we did was 5 miles. Loved all the waterfalls. Highlight for my son were "The Sinks" - where he was able to cliff jump into the river. He loved it so much we went there twice. As he was walking up and down the cliff we were swimming the chilly but refreshing water.

This morning we went tubing on the Little River - 2 hour float and that was pretty great as well.

So yeah, wonderful place. We will be back for sure.

Also, our cabin was on top of the mountain - the last residential area before the park - and when I mean on the top - literally, our house was on the cul-de-sac that finished the road! The view was outstanding.
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Photography/Video/Movies & TV / Big Land
« Last post by Jake on August 07, 2020, 06:40:17 PM »
Love stuff like this - if you can spare the 40 mins or so, I highly recommend it.

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Open Discussion / Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
« Last post by Perspective on August 04, 2020, 09:29:33 AM »
Our schools are going back full-time in September. Masks mandatory for grade 4 and up, optional for 3 and under. Full class sizes too... not sure how I feel about that. Relieved that I'll be able to work normalish hours but a little worried about the potential for an outbreak in the school.
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Open Discussion / Re: Covid-19 mental health check-in
« Last post by Perspective on August 04, 2020, 09:27:22 AM »
Things here are opening up. But many people are just acting like the whole thing is over which could cause major setbacks.

We just spent a week at a small cottage on lake huron, it was a well needed escape from being stuck at home. Definitely helped lift everybody's mood.
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Open Discussion / Re: Ready for 2020
« Last post by ober on July 31, 2020, 05:11:22 PM »
Truth
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Open Discussion / Re: Ready for 2020
« Last post by micah on July 31, 2020, 02:03:20 PM »
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Open Discussion / Re: Ready for 2020
« Last post by Mike on July 31, 2020, 10:54:51 AM »
So, this didn't age well
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Open Discussion / Re: Covid-19 mental health check-in
« Last post by Mike on July 31, 2020, 10:51:51 AM »
On Monday the wife and I met up with my brother and his family at a local park for some socially distant birthday dinner.  It was a much needed time even if it was awkwardly distant.
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