General Discussion, Sunday, August 5, 2018

Last state this week is California! So much to see there, for sure, but right now California is plagued by wild fires, and some of the attractions are closed, including Yosemite National Park. My daughter is there right now, and Yosemite was on their list but, alas, that won’t happen.

Yosemite is, I think, one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Some other great places are many ocean spots along Highway 1, and the beautiful redwoods.

Yosemite fires.


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86 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, August 5, 2018

  1. Lucille says:

    Lovely California and the Pacific Ocean…Bixby Bridge at Big Sur…

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  2. Lucille says:

    This is an excellent documentary about the man who took those remarkable photographs at the time of King Tut’s burial chamber discovery…so if you have an extra 60 minutes hanging around, it’s worth a view….

    The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun (Photography Documentary)
    Timeline – World History Documentaries

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  3. nyetneetot says:

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    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Cinnamon rolls for coffee!

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    • lovely says:

      Wait! No one snatched all the bacon? Let me step up and take care of that for you πŸ™‚ ! Good morning Nyet !

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    • litenmaus says:

      I haz died and gone to heaven…breakfast looks so good this morning..Thx Nyet. How’s the unpacking coming along? :0)

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    • Lucille says:

      Good morning, nyet! Wonderful breakfast for a beautiful morning…to be served out here, if you please….

      California side, Lake Tahoe

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      • Menagerie says:

        I got to visit Lake Tahoe. Usually I do not like heavily populated or touristy areas, but I loved Tahoe. Also got to go to Death Valley on that trip, and I loved it too.

        We were supposed to go to Yosemite, but two Southern gals had no idea that the passes were closed in April (which is basically summer here) and of course we had to turn back. So we just kept on going downhill until we got to Death Valley.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          That reminds me of the time two of my friends who grew up and have lived their lives in Florida, went to Colorado to see, I think it was the Tutankhamen exhibit. It was in the late fall and I insisted my friend take my coat, scarf, and gloves which she kept insisting she wouldn’t need. When they arrived in the airport, they had asked to rent a small SUV and the guy said they could never make it up the mountain unless they had a full sized SUV. They looked at each other and said, “Mountain?” Both of them are under 5 ft tall and had never driven a full sized car. It started snowing and they had to drive up the mountain in the snow and in the dark. They were terrified with the mountain and no railing. They did not know that the place they had rented was on top of the mtn. I had tried to warn them.

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Goodness, it is almost 10:00, where is everybody? I even had to make my own breakfast. 😦

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  5. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  6. Lucille says:

    Downtown Los Angeles – photographer is shooting from the south (probably somewhere in Culver City). As you can see, L.A. is in a valley with the San Gabriel mountain range’s Mt. San Antonio (commonly called Mt. Baldy) as backdrop.

    The two-lane highway that goes up the mountainside which can get VERY bumper-to-bumper at times.

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  7. auscitizenmom says:

    This is what happened in the hostage situation in Trader Joes. I haven’t seen anything on the MSM about this. I usually just watch FOX but am surprised about the details.

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  8. Lucille says:

    Three-Card Mueller
    By Clarice Feldman – August 5, 2018

    Three-card Monte is a centuries-old con game in which the dealer and his shills trick the unsuspecting mark into betting on a rigged card game. Only the dealer and his people know where the winning card is, though the mark believes he’s smart enough to find out where the winning card is buried.

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  9. stella says:

    Beachgoers save Michigan man today at Grand Haven State Park:

    A 65-year-old Wyoming man was in critical condition after being pulled from a rough Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park early Sunday afternoon.

    Emergency crews responded just after noon, when Ottawa County Central Dispatch received multiple calls of a man in distress.

    The man went under the water before police arrived, but conservation officers organized beachgoers into a human chain and one of those chains found the man within a short time after the call, said Sgt. Lee Adams of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety.

    Police and paramedics were performing CPR on the man after he was pulled from the water.

    Luke Nordlund of Grand Rapids was one of the visitors who joined the human chain.

    β€œProbably 30-40 people formed the chain, but had to split into two sections because it was getting too deep,” Nordlund said.

    He added that it was the second chain of people who found the man and pulled him to shore.

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  10. Menagerie says:

    Who has had kugel? I’d heard of it, but never knew what it was. So, apparently this recipe is quite different from the usual. I can’t decide whether or not I’d like this. So, if any of you are familiar with kugel, I’d appreciate an opinion.

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  12. Lucille says:

    Time lapse – Sunset over the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco Bay with a few friends of the feathered variety….


  13. Okay, so, say you’re riding a giraffe. You have a rhino beside you, and a tiger behind you!

    You’re panicking.

    What do you do?

    You get your drunk a&^ off the carousel.

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