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Jan 22nd 2017, 5:40 pm
Replies: 8,893
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Posted By PaulK

Re: Pet Peeves?

Yep, same here in Oregon. $287 fine for improper use (which covers 99.9% of the use I see).
Jan 22nd 2017, 3:01 am
Replies: 8,893
Views: 507,320
Posted By PaulK

Re: Pet Peeves?

If fog/auxiliary lights are used as 'Moose lights', they would only be effective in the dark, at low speeds. NOT during broad daylight...
Jan 21st 2017, 6:50 pm
Replies: 7,625
Views: 443,048
Posted By PaulK

Re: Let's talk about cars

Sadly not the case here, though mostly that's from the rednecks. More sophisticated people seem to like it. I would have either bought a LHD or converted this one if it was staying here, but driving...
Forum: Caribbean
Jan 21st 2017, 3:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,085
Posted By PaulK

Re: Retiring to the USVI in 4.5 years...

Thanks!It's safe if you're smart. Sure, there is a high crime rate- but most of thaat happens in the wrong part of Charlotte Amalie, late at night.

Property prices are quite reasonable. We bought...
Jan 21st 2017, 2:19 pm
Replies: 7,625
Views: 443,048
Posted By PaulK

Re: Let's talk about cars

Not necessary if you're smart.



Yep. By the time we head to the USVI, it'll have a GM engine. 5.3 litres!



I moved here in '94 to volunteer with the U.S. Forest Service, on a J-1. Long...
Forum: Caribbean
Jan 21st 2017, 12:37 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,085
Posted By PaulK

Retiring to the USVI in 4.5 years...

All:

I'm a Brit, my wife is American. We currently live in Eastern Oregon (I've been here since '94). We plan to retire to St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands in a few years. We did a load of...
Jan 21st 2017, 12:31 am
Replies: 7,625
Views: 443,048
Posted By PaulK

Re: Let's talk about cars

I drive this...

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For some reason, this...
Jan 21st 2017, 12:26 am
Replies: 8,893
Views: 507,320
Posted By PaulK

Re: Pet Peeves?

"You must be from Australia".

People who drive about with their fog lights on all the time.

Ignorant rednecks

Folks who are convinced that everything is because of god.
Forum: USA
Apr 5th 2012, 12:35 am
Replies: 102
Views: 10,254
Posted By PaulK

Re: Why the USA ?

Well said. The last thing my Dad told me before I left was "Remember. America is a completely foreign country, where they happen to speak English".

Also, I thought Oz was hard to get into these...
Mar 27th 2012, 12:14 am
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By PaulK

Re: Morris Minor - Branson, MO.

There's an Austin 1100 on the Portland (Oregon) Craigslist right now. Rubbish then, rubbish now!
Forum: USA
Nov 14th 2011, 12:46 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,584
Posted By PaulK

Re: 6+ seater vehicles

What year was your LR3?
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2011, 9:24 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,584
Posted By PaulK

Re: 6+ seater vehicles

Land Rover Discovery 3, known here as the 'LR3'. Seats for 7 adults. You might be hard pressed to find a decent one for $20k but my '08 is a fantastic rig. The 4.4 Jag V8 is silky smooth, and it gets...
Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2011, 11:22 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,473
Posted By PaulK

Re: Name of the new movie- UK gal & US guy?

I've actually been through a similar experience (refused entry to the US & forced to return to the UK immediately, at a cost of one million dollars) so it will be interesting to watch. Never heard of...
Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2011, 6:45 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,473
Posted By PaulK

Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2011, 6:23 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,473
Posted By PaulK

Name of the new movie- UK gal & US guy?

All:

I heard a review on the radio this morning about a movie featuring a British girl who falls in love with an American, and falls foul of the US immigration system. I missed the movie title. Do...
Forum: USA
Jul 7th 2011, 1:01 am
Mar 17th 2011, 2:29 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By PaulK

Re: Best pint of Guinness in the District?

Good luck! All the Guinness I have found here is WAY too cold. Pity, as it completely ruins the flavour.
Forum: USA
Sep 5th 2010, 7:30 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,018
Posted By PaulK

Re: Scottish vs American Kilts

Most of the kilts I see in the US are way too short.

As I understand it, a kilt should be long enough that you can kneel on the edge when you kneel down.

I lived in the Scottish Highlands for...
Aug 29th 2010, 2:58 pm
Replies: 292
Views: 21,669
Posted By PaulK

Re: RECENT TRIP TO ENGLAND

Respectfully disagree, especially on the car insurance thing. I am still mystified at how low the auto rates are here.
Forum: USA
Aug 1st 2010, 3:34 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 4,658
Posted By PaulK

Re: Choosing a car, suggestions for snow!

+1 for a Subaru. If you get an outback, buy one from after '98.

+1 for Land Rover also- Discoveries are cheap here, plus I think it's kinda cool to be driving a British rig. The '04 was the best-...
Forum: USA
May 3rd 2010, 3:57 am
Replies: 155
Views: 11,571
Posted By PaulK

Re: US beers you recommend.

Alaskan Amber on tap.

Especially after you warm it up a bit.
May 3rd 2010, 3:55 am
Replies: 46
Views: 2,663
Posted By PaulK

Re: What gun did you buy when you first got here?

9x18mm Makarov. Nice cheap little 8-shot semi-auto.

Now I (also) have a .357 Smith & Wesson 686 Combat Magnum. Much scarier than the Mak.

Probably get an AR-15 next (basically an M-16 but not...
Apr 30th 2010, 1:22 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,933
Posted By PaulK

Re: Why are Americans so noisy when they stay in Motels?

Seems I am not alone! I generally stay in fairly nice motels/hotels, but the disturbance factor is there no matter how much I spend. I tried sleeping with ear plugs in, but I can't do it. As several...
Apr 30th 2010, 12:17 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,933
Posted By PaulK

Why are Americans so noisy when they stay in Motels?

All:

I have been here since '94, and every time I stay in a hotel/motel I am amazed at how loud Americans are. Whether it is slamming doors, yelling at one another or talking loudly late at night,...
Apr 16th 2010, 1:46 pm
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