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#61 of 68 OFFLINE   Dean Cooper

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Posted March 14 2006 - 02:38 AM

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.

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#62 of 68 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted March 14 2006 - 04:33 AM

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I can agree with that. It's the only place where I have literally seen multiple people get struck by moving vehicles, flip the driver of said vehicle of while still glued to the hood, pull themselves off and continue on their way like nothing had happened.


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.Posted Image

#63 of 68 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted March 14 2006 - 05:17 AM

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I told him Boston drivers will hit you too; we just aren't that concerned about it.Posted Image
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!!" Posted Image

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#64 of 68 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted March 14 2006 - 05:27 AM

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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.


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. Posted Image

#65 of 68 OFFLINE   DonRoeber

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Posted March 14 2006 - 06:04 AM

Drive? Boston? You're insane if you don't use the T as much as possible.
Luckily, right at that moment, an unconscious Argentinean fell through my roof.

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#66 of 68 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted March 14 2006 - 06:51 AM

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


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. Posted Image

#67 of 68 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted March 17 2006 - 09:25 AM

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Drive? Boston? You're insane if you don't use the T as much as possible.
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!)

#68 of 68 OFFLINE   MikeH1

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Posted March 20 2006 - 06:17 AM

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

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