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Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:29 am
by cfc
Ahem! Everyone knows that Ashland, Virginia, is the CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE.

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:26 pm
by Philrad71
Great report!

I was there a year ago and loved it. Got to see the same stuff, plus catch Thee Oh Sees at Neuros two nights in a row.

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:41 pm
by Electerik
cfc wrote:Ahem! Everyone knows that Ashland, Virginia, is the CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE.


I don't know. The watch thing makes Fremont's claim seem a little more legitimate.

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:08 am
by DILinator
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Seattle (it's my favorite city!), and love the Seattle Center and Space Needle! Thanks for the pictures! I definitely hope to get back out there some day, and these really bring back the memories of my last visit! =)

As you can see below, I'm a major Seattle Mariners fan, as depressing as that may be! :lol:
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I look forward to the rest of your ODDventure photos from there!

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:42 am
by cfc
Electerik wrote:
cfc wrote:Ahem! Everyone knows that Ashland, Virginia, is the CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE.


I don't know. The watch thing makes Fremont's claim seem a little more legitimate.


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Or maybe just a strongly worded letter to the editor.

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:37 pm
by Electerik
In South Central Washington State, there exists a city that really likes dinosaurs.

Like, a lot.

Granger, Washington: "Where Dinosaurs Roam"

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:23 pm
by Nrthwnd
Interesting that there is so big a memorial to 9/11. Makes me wonder what other small-ish towns or cities do this as well as Granger. Great Dino Tour! But don't POP QUIZ me on this. I was avoiding the flora on that pathway you noted, and forgot everything. :wink:

EDIT: I looked it up. Over 700 memorials across the nation!

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:38 pm
by mark549
There should be a Sinclair gas station in that town (their logo is a dinosaur). http://www.sinclairoil.com

Some recommendations:

Here is a nearby odd adventure (which I have done): https://manhattanprojectbreactor.hanford.gov

Afterwards you could drink a Plutonium Porter at https://www.atomicalebrewpub.com/on-tap.html (didn't go).

I recommend seeing some site that highlights the Missoula / Ice Age floods which scoured that whole region.

https://parks.state.wa.us/298/Sun-Lakes-Dry-Falls
"Dry Falls is a geological wonder of North America. Carved by Ice Age floods more than 13,000 years ago, the former waterfall was once four times the size of Niagara Falls. Today, the 400-foot-high, 3.5-mile-wide cliff overlooks a big sky and a landscape of deep gorges and dark, reflective lakes."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missoula_Floods

I'm surprised that Silverwood doesn't theme one of their water rides to this, the largest known floods anywhere. They are next to the inundation zone.

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:12 pm
by Electerik
mark549 wrote:Afterwards you could drink a Plutonium Porter at https://www.atomicalebrewpub.com/on-tap.html


Thanks for the suggestions! This one isn't really our thing, though. You're thinking of nearly everyone else on this site! :p

Re: Erik & Smisty's Evergreen Oddventures

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:07 pm
by Electerik
Interlude