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Uniquely American. What is your favorite American pastime?

BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed 2010/02/25 09:04:00
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What is it that you LOVE about America? What is it that is uniquely American?
It doesn't have to be solely American...perhaps it is just something we perfected.
Tell me about your favorite things Americana. Here are three of mine.

I LOVE old time travel trailers. I'm a Spartan fanatic. I also appreciate Airstream.
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Amusement parks and roller coasters. Especially wooden roller coasters.
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Miniature golf. Geez...does it get any better than this???
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  • Lanikai 2010/04/29 17:16:23
    I love this...
    Lanikai
  • BoredCo... Lanikai 2010/05/14 16:09:31
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    Wooo...I love Disney! :)
    And I loved football at one point!
    Both are truly American!
    Thanks!
  • MkB 2010/02/28 07:28:52 (edited)
    I love this...
    MkB
  • BoredCo... MkB 2010/02/28 20:52:52 (edited)
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +2
    Pinball/Video! Yeah! :)

    pinball yeah
  • john 2010/02/28 06:51:02 (edited)
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    john
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    Drive in movie theaters, love movie theaters sloppy hamburger joints car hops Sloppy hamburger joints with car hops, sloppy hamburger joints car hops sloppy hamburger joints car hops
  • BoredCo... john 2010/02/28 20:54:43
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
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    I miss drive in's...those were so much fun!
    I don't think I've ever been to an actual car hop and I don't think Sonic really counts.
  • Lanikai BoredCo... 2010/04/29 17:17:13
    Lanikai
    +1
    We have a new drive in, it is pretty nice
  • BoredCo... Lanikai 2010/05/14 16:12:17
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    Cool! I'm jealous!
    We have an outdoor "walk-in" not far from here...never been.
  • ChathamAve john 2010/03/04 17:25:07
    ChathamAve
    +2
    Those were the days! Mosquito coils on the dash, scratchy sounding speakers, everybody honking their horns when the film would break. Great memories.
    coils dash scratchy sounding speakers honking horns film break memories
  • ® WendyBee ® 2010/02/27 11:45:39
    I love this...
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    love

    I am knitting a blanket to enter into the WV state fair this year. Its at the design stage right now. Its all in cable knit (3 needles)
  • BoredCo... ® Wendy... 2010/02/27 20:46:33
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +1
    Coool! I never learned to knit but I always find myself buying yarn. I don't know what I think I'm going to do w/ it! lol! Well that's not entirely true. I like to do mixed media collage and always think I'll use it there someday. I love boucle yarns and eyelash yarns, especially if they have metallic elements woven into them.

    collage ill love boucle yarns eyelash yarns metallic elements woven

    collage ill love boucle yarns eyelash yarns metallic elements woven
  • ® Wendy... BoredCo... 2010/02/27 20:51:13
    ® WendyBee ®
    +3
    If you`ve ever fancied learning to knit, there are loads of videos on youtube. Just type in 'how to knit' (or something like that) and they give great instructions where you can pause, or rewind if you wanted.
    I did the same thing when I wanted to learn to crochet.
  • BoredCo... ® Wendy... 2010/02/27 20:58:47
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    There is an amazing yarn store about 20 minutes away, it's where I've bought all my yarns. They have free classes and God knows I need to get away from the computer every now and then so I would probably go that route. However, the videos would make a great follow up! Thanks! :)
  • Sherry ... ® Wendy... 2010/02/27 21:00:19
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    I crochet. Right now, I am make baby blanket for our new grandsons. Next, I am making everyone of my children afagans, for thier homes.
  • Sherry ... ® Wendy... 2010/02/27 21:01:40
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    I crochet. but do it backward from most, as I am left handed. Right now, I am make baby blanket for our new grandsons. Next, I am making everyone of my children afagans, for their homes.
  • Sherry ... ® Wendy... 2010/02/27 21:02:33
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    I crochet, but do it backward from most, as, I am left handed. Right now, I am make baby blankets for our new grandsons. Next, I am making everyone of my children afagans, for their homes.
  • Sherry ... ® Wendy... 2010/02/27 21:03:04 (edited)
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    I crochet, but do it backward from most, as I am left handed. Right now, I am making baby blanket for our new grandsons. Next, I am making everyone of my children afagans, for their homes.
  • ® Wendy... Sherry ... 2010/02/27 21:09:40
    ® WendyBee ®
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    I`ve just finished knitting a baby afghan for our nieces new baby this morning. He/she is due this week.
    I desgned the afghan myself. Its white and all covered in little hearts all done in lace. I designed a delicate lace border too, and sewed it on.
  • Sherry ... ® Wendy... 2010/02/27 21:16:37
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    Sound beautiful, both of mine are boys, one is done in John Deer colors and the other is done in a cowboy design.
  • ® Wendy... Sherry ... 2010/02/27 21:33:30
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    Sounds gorgeous. I wish I could crochet. Even with youtube videos, I can only just manage sc and dc.
    Some people who crochet said that crochet is easier than knitting, but I don`t think so. I`ve seen so many beautiful patterns that I really do want to master the art of crochet
  • Sherry ... ® Wendy... 2010/02/27 22:49:46 (edited)
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    I do knit some too, my mother is the real talent in our family, being an artist on canvas, wood and fabric, a seamstress,(good enough she has made 3 wedding dresses, and 3 piece suit, all my clothes were home made as a child), that is not all, she knits and crochets, she has made several arts and craft stuff from wood to wooden dolls, and fabric babies dolls, I am telling you my mother can do anything, she sets her mind, too and we all have stuff she has made, they are some of my prize possession. It took a long tie for me to learn as being left handed, I had to watch my grandmother crochet sitting opposite to her, for hours upon hours, she is now gone now and those are very good memories for me.
  • Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy su... 2010/02/27 06:49:35 (edited)
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    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
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    Traveling with our job, we go all over these United States, I see all the sites, I can and really enjoy all the historical sites and National Parks, The place and thing, I enjoy more than any other is to go to my home in the Fort Worth area, I live on a lake and with waterfront property, I would rather be there than any other in this world. When we go on vacation, we go home! This is the view frim my dock.

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  • BoredCo... Sherry ... 2010/02/27 20:23:06
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +1
    That is a great story and a beautiful view. I love your town!
  • Sherry ... BoredCo... 2010/02/27 20:30:12
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    Thank you, we do love living there, Cowboy and his boat and my jet ski and me!!!It is so nice to ride during the week, when there is very little traffic on the water...weekend are crazy on the water, sometimes.
  • BoredCo... Sherry ... 2010/02/27 22:40:49 (edited)
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +1
    I bet it's growing like crazy around there! It was the last time I was up there and that was when they put the Lowes in there.
    I always wanted to stay at a B&B; there but just never got around to it.
  • Sherry ... BoredCo... 2010/02/28 15:48:08
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    We bought there 10 years ago and has grown tremendously since then! They say it will be like Arlington very soon, I believe it.
  • BoredCo... Sherry ... 2010/02/28 20:56:22
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +1
    I guess it's been around 8 yrs since the Lowes went in. I might cry if I saw it today.
  • Sherry ... BoredCo... 2010/02/28 21:14:04
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    Yes, you would, the traffic is horrendous on Friday! New to town, Brookshire Grocery, where Winn Dixie was, Russels where Dunlap's used to be, Walgreen's, China Buffet, CVS, El Chico, Anew BBQ chain, New Bealls, new and or improve car dealers, Mike Brown Ford, Toyota, Chrysler,and Jeep, (Moved further down on Hwy 377,) and Jeep, Classic Chev., 4 or 5 New banks, new retirement homes, new court house or offices, new Granbury Hilton and Convention Center, and many more that I can't remember, right off hand. Yes, our town is growing by leaps and bounds!
  • BoredCo... Sherry ... 2010/02/28 21:34:29 (edited)
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +1
    Hilton??? OMG!
    Well, I knew you guys were doomed when the Depot went in! lol! :))
    So sad...it's so pretty there. Get on the city counsel and keep it that way!
  • Sherry ... BoredCo... 2010/03/01 02:16:00
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    It is right off the waster too and really a pretty hotel, right next to the New convention center. it is over by the old swimming area.
  • BoredCo... Sherry ... 2010/03/04 21:19:59
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +1
    Whew! I'm glad to hear they did such a great job...had me worried there for a minute! :))
  • Sherry ... BoredCo... 2010/03/04 21:29:08
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    I wished it would slow down some, as the road are not enough to sustain the traffic! I am not kidding, from about 2 to 8 pm, on Friday, on Hwy 377, it is herendous.
  • BoredCo... Sherry ... 2010/03/04 21:40:54
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +1
    rofl! I can't help at but laugh at you guys in small towns when you complain about traffic...cracks me up! My brother and sister say the same thing about where they live! lol! :))
    Love ya'!!! :)

    towns complain traffic cracks brother sister live lol love ya
  • Sherry ... BoredCo... 2010/03/04 22:45:32
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    I agree, though my town has grown, so fast, the road do not accomodate the traffic, it is stiil considerable less than they have in the larger metroplexes. LOL!
  • BoredCo... Sherry ... 2010/03/04 22:58:57
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +1
    I was just teasing ya'! But that is a problem, your infrastructure can't handle it and when it grows it's going to be horrific...that's exactly what happened here.
  • Sherry ... BoredCo... 2010/03/04 23:28:00
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    I know you were, and I was not offended at all. I complain because there is just main road that is so congested because of weekend traffic only, weekends and on holidays, you don't even consider going to town, it will take you 45 minutes to an hour, from my house to town, that should only take about 15 minutes most of the time. All is good with me, I can take teasing and laugh at myself, too!
  • BoredCo... Sherry ... 2010/03/04 23:31:17
    BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed
    +1
    Oh man...that is a ridiculous amount of time...thirty minutes extra??? That's crazy!
  • Sherry ... BoredCo... 2010/03/05 01:25:20
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    It is!
  • Sherry ... BoredCo... 2010/03/01 02:16:57
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +1
    Our mayor did that for us!!! Thanks David Southern!
  • john Sherry ... 2010/02/28 06:54:07
    john
    +2
    Just a little piece of paradise.

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