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#21 Mystic River Dragon

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 03:40 PM

Just caught up with this, and many people have beaten me to it, but please, please reconsider. Your posts are a breath of fresh air, you are wise beyond your years, and you have a gift of cutting through straight to the heart of many issues.

 

This is also a good place to learn, and sometimes the teachers on here can sound harsh. But I don't believe they mean to--we all just want to encourage each other to think things through and present the best arguments on a topic.

 

Besides, you are the first person in years who has gotten me to start thinking about learning how to really cook! :)

 

Take a break, of course--but come back? :)


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:20 PM

Hey, you've been on a train-or-two! Hence...you speak from Experience. I look for others first-hand experiences. Other then training from DC-to-Rutland, Vermont (WITH SKIS) to go skiing in Killington...My experience is all on the AutoTrain...be it 15 years worth...going 8-times-a-year since retiring. It's interesting to compare experiences in food and accommodations on other trains (like you have). He!!, we could have one AutoTrain Thread all to its self! LOL I'd luv to talk about cooking on the train. The AutoTrain actually did have a Chef that cooked (I'd get a steak rare, Niece the crab-cakes...we'd split and make surf & turf)...be it many MANY years ago. Alas, now = Press-1 for fish, Press-2 for meat! They went from china to COSTCO Chinette...expecting "sporks" any trip now! lol Lol LOL

P.S. - I've had Posts deleted too!


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:55 PM

Funny you should say that, tonight's

special is the steak with a shrimp/seafood cake combo. I'm on 5, an hour or so late already, just left Galesburg.



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Posted 05 June 2018 - 06:05 PM

Just caught up with this, and many people have beaten me to it, but please, please reconsider. Your posts are a breath of fresh air, you are wise beyond your years, and you have a gift of cutting through straight to the heart of many issues.

 

This is also a good place to learn, and sometimes the teachers on here can sound harsh. But I don't believe they mean to--we all just want to encourage each other to think things through and present the best arguments on a topic.

 

Besides, you are the first person in years who has gotten me to start thinking about learning how to really cook! :)

 

Take a break, of course--but come back? :)

You might have talked me into it. I've gotta think more about it all, but thank you.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 06:19 PM

Good to hear. It's a bit like an AU version of "It's a Wonderful Life"


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 06:27 PM

We all need a break from the drama sometimes. I’ve removed AU from my bookmarks a few times; after a week or twelve, I come back refreshed.

Like DA said, sleep on it for a bit. :) You can always come back.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

No need to quit. Just chill a bit if you want and post from time to time. No need to post all the time.
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#28 Mystic River Dragon

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:23 AM

 

Just caught up with this, and many people have beaten me to it, but please, please reconsider. Your posts are a breath of fresh air, you are wise beyond your years, and you have a gift of cutting through straight to the heart of many issues.

 

This is also a good place to learn, and sometimes the teachers on here can sound harsh. But I don't believe they mean to--we all just want to encourage each other to think things through and present the best arguments on a topic.

 

Besides, you are the first person in years who has gotten me to start thinking about learning how to really cook! :)

 

Take a break, of course--but come back? :)

You might have talked me into it. I've gotta think more about it all, but thank you.

 

I'm very glad! :) Hope to see you back here when you're ready!


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:23 PM

Hope you decide to stay.  Everyone needs a break or has to take a break, but then comes back with a renewed point of view.  Each trip I make gives me more experiences, good and bad to share and get other AU members input.  There are the non-members first time riders who always need our input, and you being young bring a different angle to the discussion.  Hope to see you posting in the future.  


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:58 PM

We’ve identified who doesn’t look at time stamps on posts.

(Hint: he’s been back for significantly longer than he was gone for)
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#31 cpotisch

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:09 PM

We’ve identified who doesn’t look at time stamps on posts.

(Hint: he’s been back for significantly longer than he was gone for)

Yep, I was "gone" for about 20 hours. I've been "back" for about a week. That said, thank you Lonestar for that. Without all the kind responses I definitely would have left.


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