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Boquillas Spring Break Question

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Offline Don H

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2019, 03:16:05 PM »
Well stated El Hombre👌
"Rugged isolation in a Jeep with the top down, doors off, sweaty, dusty, listening to your flavor of tunes, immersed in the most beautiful and beguiling desert mountains in all of the Southwest, the Sierra Quemada. Nothing short of spiritual cleansing. " D. Locke

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Offline Mesquito

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2019, 05:08:58 PM »
<— UT ‘91.  Never been back.

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2019, 06:07:07 PM »
https://www.netflix.com/title/81014647
Born, raised, and worked in Austin for over 50 years.  Austin sucks the same way cities like New York city suck.  Traffic. $2400 rents. Taxes.  The new population of Soy-Boys who call the fire department on their neighbors because they think someone firing up the grill smells of a chemical spill or fire.  And also call the cops  when they see someone cleaning a deer in the front yard.

Remember when you use to talk to your neighbor and not get offended at crap they said?

Remember when you couldn't build a building taller than the Capitol, and there were registered "lines of site" that a new building couldn't obscure so the rest of the city could see the Capitol?  How about when parking spaces were made for pick-up trucks, and not a Prius?   Now downtown looks the same as every intersection along the hyway, with a Starbucks, Walmart, CVS, and Home Depot.   :vomit:  Austin and most of it's people have become nothing less than monochromatic in appearance and nature.
 
Here is to the times of Auqafest with Czech night, Mexican Night, and Western Night. Also cheap beer and music at Liberty Lunch. And hippie stoners who worked all day, and partied well into the night.

Dang, now I'm feeling like I need to go to the store and buy a 6 pack of Lone Star Tallboys and Jam out to some Steve Ray Vaughan and Joe Ely!  Thanks   :great:

All true enough. The same could be said of most of the I35 corridor from Round Rock to southern San Antonio, urban blight. One town just blends into the next all looking the same. When I first moved to Austin 35/36 years ago a friend showing me around said, You can get anywhere in Austin in fifteen  minutes. Yes I miss  those days. Still Austin with all it's problems, is preferable to any major city in Texas.
Memories of my first moving to Texas from elsewhere include the following bumper stickers
 Will the last person out of Michigan please turn out the lights
Beautify Texas, put a Yankee on a bus
The difference between a good Yankee and a damn Yankee? A good Yankee comes and goes, a damn Yankee comes and stays!
Guess I'm a long term damn Yankee

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2019, 06:09:20 PM »
El Hombre, do your neighbors really call the FD about BBQ smoke and call the PD about skinning a deer?
I'd like to hear those stories, if you don't mind sharing.

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2019, 07:40:46 PM »
El Hombre, do your neighbors really call the FD about BBQ smoke and call the PD about skinning a deer?
I'd like to hear those stories, if you don't mind sharing.

Not until I retire.   ;)
First Russian Collusion, then Obstruction, then illegal payment to Stormy Daniels, now no formal vote on impeachment for a 30 min. phone call to Ukraine

No evidence, just more secret investigations and Shifty lies perpetuating insane blinding anger

America will survive.  God Bless America

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2019, 08:30:10 PM »
Memories of my first moving to Texas from elsewhere include the following bumper stickers
 Will the last person out of Michigan please turn out the lights
Beautify Texas, put a Yankee on a bus
The difference between a good Yankee and a damn Yankee? A good Yankee comes and goes, a damn Yankee comes and stays!
Guess I'm a long term damn Yankee
Flash is UT '89!  :great:

Jim2, you left out a few:
  We don't care how you did it up north
  Onward through the fog
  Visualize whirled peas

ElHombre, I worked with hippie stoner carpenters by Lake Travis in '82, some from update NY. Break time was interesting to say the least, but I was the odd man out when the circle formed!

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Offline Reece

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Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2019, 08:53:50 PM »
I once rented a house in Austin for $35 a month. Sure it was a small house two blocks from the mental hospital and it was in 1970 but still...
We were spending so much time at Lake Travis, we just moved out there and camped at “hippy hollow” for the rest of the summer. Yeah, that’s when it first started. And yeah, things have changed a lot. At that time Austin was billed as the cheapest place to live in the whole United States.


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Offline House Made of Dawn

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2019, 11:21:43 PM »
I’m a UT alum. How long ago? Well, let’s just say a loooong time ago.


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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2019, 12:34:45 AM »
Yeah, some things change. Like I no longer drive a 70 VW camper around town.  But if it all gets too much, you can still just leave work about 3:30, drive just across the river, pay your $2, spread your towel out on the big hill at Barton Springs, close your eyes, catch a whiff of "the 70s" being shared among a circle of friends and voila.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro - HST

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Offline elhombre

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2019, 10:44:28 AM »
The timing of this story is perfect.  The person who called the police in this story is Facebook buddies with skinny-jean wearing Wookies in Austin.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/02/police-cardboard-mypillow-mike-lindell/

I believe those circles at job sites were called "safety meetings".
First Russian Collusion, then Obstruction, then illegal payment to Stormy Daniels, now no formal vote on impeachment for a 30 min. phone call to Ukraine

No evidence, just more secret investigations and Shifty lies perpetuating insane blinding anger

America will survive.  God Bless America

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2019, 11:03:57 AM »
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I believe those circles at job sites were called "safety meetings".

Traditionally used the same way by river guides, FWIW.

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Offline House Made of Dawn

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2019, 06:38:15 PM »
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I believe those circles at job sites were called "safety meetings".

Traditionally used the same way by river guides, FWIW.

Safety in numbers?
Excellence through joint action?
Weeding out bad actors?
Blunt talk?
Giving somebody a good toking to?
Or just hanging out with their best buds?

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« Last Edit: March 02, 2019, 11:57:11 PM by dprather »
"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2019, 09:41:27 AM »
Comic Genius

Sometimes I hear Don’s voice in my head.



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Offline RichardM

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2019, 08:38:20 PM »
Wow, this topic has gotten off into the weed(s).

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Re: Boquillas Spring Break Question
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2019, 10:42:08 PM »
Wow, this topic has gotten off into the weed(s).

Rim Shot!
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

 


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