Ever fallen in love with a place?

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  1. Dean Cooper

    Dean Cooper Supporting Actor

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    While I pretty much love anywhere on the Vancouver Island I'd have to say Goldstream provincal park is my "piece of heaven / spread my ashes there" type of place on earth. If you like camping I HIGHLY recomend checking it out.

    Goldstream Provincial Park

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  2. Jeff Gatie

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    I had a conversation about this with a New York friend who was amazed by the "stiff arm towards traffic, jaywalk against the light, don't wait for a 'Walk' signal" Boston street crossing technique. He said the only reason we did it this way in Boston is because in New York the drivers would just hit you. I told him Boston drivers will hit you too; we just aren't that concerned about it.[​IMG]
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Things must have changed since I lived there (which, admittedly, was a while back). Drivers stopped for me no matter when or where I crossed -- but only as I long as I didn't hesitate. Show any fear, and they'd mow you down.

    When I first moved to NYC, my wife-to-be would routinely reach out and pull me back at street crossings. "You can't do that here!" she'd said. "This isn't Boston!!" [​IMG]

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  4. Jeff Gatie

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    Naw, they'd always hit you. It's just that the traffic moves so slow you can usually do the "hip flex around the fender" or "shoe on the bumper and land on the hood" with relatively little danger. I've seen enough people get hit (and then flip the bird, just like Adam said) to know they'll definitely hit you if they get the chance. [​IMG]
     
  5. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

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    Drive? Boston? You're insane if you don't use the T as much as possible.
     
  6. Jeff Gatie

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    I'll be driving in there tonight. My niece is appearing with the Tchaikovsky Perm Ballet Company in their presentation of Sleeping Beauty. No problem if you are well schooled in combat driving techniques. [​IMG]
     
  7. Adam Lenhardt

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    Except for the D line on Red Sox nights. Too many people that get tanked before the game to ride safely. I remember my first week here I got puked on by a lightweight 20-something.

    That said, I leave my car in Albany for that very reason. It's just easier to walk or take the T than to drive here. With rare exceptions (when I want to go to Walmart, mainly) I don't really miss having it. One of the big struggles I'm having now is finding a place to live next year on a T line. I got priced out of my current place. (Damn you, housing bubble!)
     
  8. MikeH1

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    Its a 35 km hike into Mt. Assiniboine but this is my favorite place in the world.

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