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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1820 on: November 24, 2013, 07:17:16 AM »

I see.  Nothing like that around here.  I was a waiter at a sleepaway camp.  Other summers we just played on the streets, opening fire hydrants and waiting for the Good Humor man. 

During the 1964-5 World's Fair we used to sneak in under the fence by the swamp.  We got to the Fair by sneaking onto the Long Island Railroad and running from car to car dodging the conductors.  We also used to put coins in the tracks and let the trains squash them.  That's the closest thing to Rail Camp that I did.

That was a rough crowd you ran with Barry! I've been on some trains in your area but I paid for my passage.  ;) We took an Amtrak train from Buffalo to Penn Station, then rode a NJ Transit train to Princeton when the kids were little. Our destination was my cousin's home in Millstone Township. She planned a trip for us on the The Black River & Western Railroad too and a visit to a model railroad museum. It was a nice time, even though the NJ Transit train broke down on the way in and I did something really embarrassing that the family still talks about on the way back to NYC.  :laugh:
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1821 on: November 24, 2013, 01:09:48 PM »

I bet they'll also get a lot of junk food to take along.  Camping is no fun without good stuff like that to eat.

I never heard of Ding Dongs.  We have Ring Dings around here.  They're probably similar.  Healthy nourishment!  The best cake I ever eated.
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« Reply #1822 on: November 24, 2013, 03:48:29 PM »

 
Here's the scoop on Ding Dongs/Ring Dings.   ;D

Drake's Ring Dings
The company marketed the snacks on the East Coast as Big Wheels, to avoid confusion with the Ring Ding, a similar (and pre-existing) treat by Drake's Cakes. The names were consolidated in 1987, when a short-lived merger of Drake's with Hostess' parent company (then Continental Baking Company) briefly resolved the Ring Ding/Ding Dong conflict. When the merged company broke up, however, Hostess was forced to cease, once again, using the Ding Dongs name in areas where Ring Dings were available. The compromise sound-alike name King Dons lasted until Interstate Bakeries Corporation, which had recently merged with Hostess' parent company, bought Drake's in 1998. The Hostess product was then sold under the name Ding Dongs throughout the United States, although it was still sold as the King Don in Canada.
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1823 on: November 24, 2013, 05:55:33 PM »


Here's the scoop on Ding Dongs/Ring Dings.   ;D

Drake's Ring Dings
The company marketed the snacks on the East Coast as Big Wheels, to avoid confusion with the Ring Ding, a similar (and pre-existing) treat by Drake's Cakes. The names were consolidated in 1987, when a short-lived merger of Drake's with Hostess' parent company (then Continental Baking Company) briefly resolved the Ring Ding/Ding Dong conflict. When the merged company broke up, however, Hostess was forced to cease, once again, using the Ding Dongs name in areas where Ring Dings were available. The compromise sound-alike name King Dons lasted until Interstate Bakeries Corporation, which had recently merged with Hostess' parent company, bought Drake's in 1998. The Hostess product was then sold under the name Ding Dongs throughout the United States, although it was still sold as the King Don in Canada.
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1824 on: November 24, 2013, 06:33:20 PM »

Wow! A otherwise perfect cloudless fall day butt... it's 21F and the wind is howling!!! I'm staying in!
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« Reply #1825 on: November 24, 2013, 08:36:11 PM »

Wow! A otherwise perfect cloudless fall day butt... it's 21F and the wind is howling!!! I'm staying in!

Brrrrr! Sounds like a good idea, Dave!
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1826 on: November 24, 2013, 08:42:40 PM »

Let us know how your boy does Kathy. I'm sure he'll be fine.  :)

Thanks, Kelley! All went well. I was having panicky concerns about hypothermia last night, but he survived.  :) 
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1827 on: November 24, 2013, 10:11:41 PM »

Brrrrr! Sounds like a good idea, Dave!
Wind chill is well below zero! Enjoying the woodstove, Chinese food and waiting for the Patriots/Denver game!
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1828 on: November 25, 2013, 01:40:12 AM »

I was having panicky concerns about hypothermia last night, but he survived.  :) 

They no doubt brought plenty of Ding Dongs along.

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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1829 on: November 25, 2013, 01:48:52 AM »

That was a rough crowd you ran with Barry! I've been on some trains in your area but I paid for my passage.  ;)


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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1830 on: November 25, 2013, 01:58:54 AM »

It was a nice time, even though the NJ Transit train broke down on the way in and I did something really embarrassing that the family still talks about on the way back to NYC.  :laugh:

You can't say that and just walk away!  What did you do?
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1831 on: November 25, 2013, 05:31:40 AM »

Yeah! Tell us!!!
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1832 on: November 25, 2013, 05:32:51 AM »

Wind chill is well below zero! Enjoying the woodstove, Chinese food and waiting for the Patriots/Denver game!
Oh yeah! Pie for desert later!
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1833 on: November 25, 2013, 01:56:23 PM »

That was a rough crowd you ran with Barry! I've been on some trains in your area but I paid for my passage.  ;) We took an Amtrak train from Buffalo to Penn Station, then rode a NJ Transit train to Princeton when the kids were little. Our destination was my cousin's home in Millstone Township. She planned a trip for us on the The Black River & Western Railroad too and a visit to a model railroad museum. It was a nice time, even though the NJ Transit train broke down on the way in and I did something really embarrassing that the family still talks about on the way back to NYC.  :laugh:
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1834 on: November 25, 2013, 02:30:51 PM »

We're waiting!

Yes; 'fess up, Kelley!   ;D
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1835 on: November 25, 2013, 03:17:56 PM »

Tick Tock, Tick Tock...
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1836 on: November 26, 2013, 10:40:22 AM »

Oh! She still hasn't said nothing!!!???
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« Reply #1837 on: November 26, 2013, 01:10:35 PM »

Oh! She still hasn't said nothing!!!???
Nope! Nothing. I must be really bad!
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« Reply #1838 on: November 26, 2013, 05:55:28 PM »

You can't say that and just walk away!  What did you do?

Oh geez; I didn’t think anyone would want to hear this stupid story! Guess I was wrong. LOL Well, anyway, we were on this train packed with commuters. While I was standing and waiting to get off I had my hand resting on the headrest of the seat ahead of me with my fingers kind of bent. When we finally started moving I discovered, to my horror, that it wasn’t the headrest but a bald guy’s head! The seats were high and I guess I was too busy looking the other way to realize. I was mortified and also creeped out that he just sat there like that as long as he did! Thank goodness the line moved fast once it got going. My worst mistake was telling the rest of my crew about it. I can't take the train into NYC without someone bringing that up!
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Re: What's the weather like in your country or state?
« Reply #1839 on: November 26, 2013, 05:59:52 PM »



 ha2ha  That sounds like the kind of story you will never live, down, Kelley! Thanks for sharing.
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