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Old Sep 2nd 2012, 9:20 pm
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Finally ticked another one of my list, at the missus family reunion, shot lots of big guns...started with a weedy .22, .30, .304, .306, .308, .32 and ended up with 12 gauge double barrel and pump action shotguns.

Quite fun, but I'm shit at skeet shooting, though finally hit some moving targets with a rifle...shells are cheap, except the .32, which were $1.75 a shell, which seemed expensive.

Other bucket list things ticked off my list include:

Going to a drive in movie theatre

Seeing a moose in the wild

Eat a lobster fresh from a trap at the beach

Drive a massive pickup truck

See a sunrise from Cadillac Mountain, highest, eastern point in the US

Some other things that are still on the list include:

Riding the CAT to N.S, but that's not going to happen anymore as they've sold that to China

Drive a classic 60's or early 70's muscle car...a modern Dodge Charger is fun but a little soulless

Visit more states, so far only seen pretty much New England, with ME, MA, NH, VT, CT, NJ, NY, RI and PA. Be a great road trip to see the rest

Hike the Appalachian Trail

So what about you lot? What's on your list and what have you crossed off?
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To find a shop that sells crumpets.
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To find a shop that sells crumpets.
Trader Joes.
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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills View Post
Trader Joes.
No they don't - at least not for the Scottish definition of "crumpets" ...


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Old Sep 3rd 2012, 1:33 am
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Default Re: What's on your American Bucket List?

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To find a shop that sells crumpets.
Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills View Post
Trader Joes.
Wholefoods and Wegmans also have them as well.
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See Monument Valley, and some of the NP's in Utah. Go to a Bluegrass Music show or festival. Ride the old wooden roller coaster at Cedar Point before either it or me gets too creaky. Stay on Sanibel Island, FL for a few days.

Already been to Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP's, but would love to go again.
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Default Re: What's on your American Bucket List?

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills View Post
Trader Joes.
With all due respect, TJ's crumpets are 12 kinds of wrong.

Don't know what's in there, but taste nasty and the texture is off.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
With all due respect, TJ's crumpets are 12 kinds of wrong.

Don't know what's in there, but taste nasty and the texture is off.
I'll find the recipe and post it. I've seen a couple of recipes recently that are wrong. The real ones have both yeast and soda to make all those butter caves.
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I'll find the recipe and post it. I've seen a couple of recipes recently that are wrong. The real ones have both yeast and soda to make all those butter caves.
That would be good. I might even try to make those.

TJ's ones are mealy. Not good. And they taste wrong.
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Originally Posted by helwardman View Post
To find a shop that sells crumpets.
If you ever find yourself in Seattle; http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-crumpet-shop-seattle. Highly recommended.
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Originally Posted by helwardman View Post
To find a shop that sells crumpets.
And proper pasties.

Without effing jalopenos and cheez whiz in them - what is that about FFS?!
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I've seen quite a bit of the northern states but on my 'to do' list

Visit Arctic Circle AK ... well I'm already this far north I might as well put that one under my belt
Fly over Denali and land on a glacier .. in a plane obviously
Go on a whale watching cruise (and not throw up)
Chicken .. yes theres a town called Chicken up on the way to the Yukon ... would also like to see the Yukon.
Jellystone Park (Yogi Bear lives there right?)
Yosemite
Mount Rushmore
Would love to ride the Dragon (Deals Gap) in North Carolina
See Niagra Falls sober }:\
Tombstone AZ, last time we went to AZ we headed north to the Grand Canyon and it snowed.

If theres more I'll let ya know.

Have already seen,

The northern lights in Alaska
The Apache trail
Joshua Tree NP
Grand Canyon from both sides
Las Vegas
Pacific Coast Hwy
Mackinaw Bridge
Macinac Island
Going to the Sun Road in MT
Fished for salmon in AK and even caught one.
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Shoot a gun
Ride a train cross country
Travel down the Mississippi River
Go to NYC
Restore an old muscle car, preferably a charger, mustang or a 'cuda.
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I always wanted to see Alaska, see a dolphin in the wild and take a cruise, I got to cross off all 3 from my list.
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See the Rockies....

....At the same time Mt St Helens

Massive road trip across the length of the country (doing this next year, Commerece, GA to Vancouver)

Watch an MLS game live (living in GA the nearest team are DC United)

Visit Yellowstone

Visit Mt. Rushmore

Go back to NY for a few more weeks - so much to do there and so litle time to do it.

See Alaska and the AUrora

Take my Private Pilots License
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