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terapined
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March 30th, 2021 at 8:36:37 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I love exploring the West. It is just so open and much of its history still lives.
One of the saddest places I've come across is Catherdral Canyon, on the California/Nevada border, an hour northwest of Vegas.
An eccentric businessman who may or may not have had a very shady past back east built a shrine to World Peace and imported beautiful religious states and icons to establish a spectacular oasis well worth traveling to. After he died, his backstory fell apart and his estate was contested for decades. Without funding, the Canyon just disintegrated from nature, vandals, and thieves.
It's still worth visiting but little remains but the bases and grottos carved into the walls to shield the icons, and caves that once were functional restrooms.



The REAL adventures of terapined

Wow. That's interesting
Reminds me of Salvation Mountain
The guy spent his whole life building and painting his mountain. Its really beautiful. He eventually passed away.
Nearby residents were worried it would deteriorate
They organized, got non profit status, raised some money. It's now maintained so future generations can see this beautiful painted mountain.
Slab city may be ugly but nearby Salvation mountain is magnificent
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
terapined
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March 30th, 2021 at 9:13:11 AM permalink
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The REAL adventures of MrV:

I played at my favorite tribal casino recently and by the time I finally stopped playing their Big Wheel game I owned ALL of their chips.

The chief in charge of the tribe didn't like it: he sent some of his braves to grab me and tie me up.

I was covered in honey and strapped to an anthill.

Didn't bother me: my strong atheistic beliefs kept me focused.

I howled at the moon and barked at the sun.

When finally released the chief chopped off my middle fingers with a tomahawk but surprisingly he then offered me a coffee shop comp: I wanted to give him the middle finger but realized he already had it.

The clam chowder was excellent.

I told him in his natrive tribal tongue that he was the son of a dog and the spawn of a leprous whore: he then had me thrown off of a cliff into the Pacific Ocean where my doom was sealed.

That was my end; I have now returned as a ghost, a zephyr, to regale you walking dead with further glorified, magnified tales of my casino derring do.

Up next: my unending winning streak at baccarat and my rude comeuppance at the hands of a crackhead pimp ...



ROTFL
Right up there with the dogs "adventures"
Come on Mr V
How about some REAL factual adventures
Goinna check out a nearby cavern today for a REAL FACTUAL adventure
Life is good
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
billryan
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March 30th, 2021 at 9:25:17 AM permalink
When you get back to Las Vegas, there is a hole in the wall former bowling alley you need to check out. These days, the Sahara Ballroom, located in an industrial center off Maryland Parkway hosts Mexican wrestling shows but in the 60s and 70s it was the one place in Las Vegas to see rock concerts.
The Dead, Bob Marley, Led Zepplin, The Stones and many other acts all performed there.
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March 30th, 2021 at 9:29:09 AM permalink
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The REAL adventures of terapined
Popped in to check out the other "adventure thread"
Somebody took a nap then a walk. Thats an adventure? Its a thread bump lol
my prediction for the next so called "adventure", play bac and win ROTFL
Talk about predictable.
If you play and know you will win, that's not an adventure. A real adventure is to not know if you will win. To not know what lies ahead

1992. Yea I was having Real adventures back then
Dead were scheduled to play the same field as their 1972 benefit for the Creamery
Jerry got sick, shows canceled
I was an east coast deadhead
Had airline tickets
Went out there anyway to site see
They had a small replacement music festival.
I attended.
Kens bus was there selling his wares
Walked over and introduced myself.
Ken was great, was taken aback on how far I came
Told him I loved cuckoos nest
He signed a copy for me
One of only 2 books in my camper today, the other is deadbase
later i was watching some music
i notice Ken standing next to me
hes smoking a joint thats being passed around
he smiles that big Ken smile and hands me the joint
so yea, met Ken and got high with him.
Went back to Eugene 1993 and 1994 to see the grateful Dead but did not run into Ken those years
Been having REAL adventures my whole life
spent my early years following the Dead around the country having REAL adventures
now im retired and continuing my life long REAL adventures all across this great country



Recommend a book for you.

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Tom Wolfe's much-discussed kaleidoscopic non-fiction novel chronicles the tale of novelist Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. In the 1960s, Kesey led a group of psychedelic sympathizers around the country in a painted bus, presiding over LSD-induced "acid tests" all along the way. Long considered one of the greatest books about the history of the hippies, Wolfe's ability to research like a reporter and simultaneously evoke the hallucinogenic indulgence of the era ensures that this book, written in 1967, will live long in the counter-culture canon of American literature.

Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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March 30th, 2021 at 9:41:36 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

When you get back to Las Vegas, there is a hole in the wall former bowling alley you need to check out. These days, the Sahara Ballroom, located in an industrial center off Maryland Parkway hosts Mexican wrestling shows but in the 60s and 70s it was the one place in Las Vegas to see rock concerts.
The Dead, Bob Marley, Led Zepplin, The Stones and many other acts all performed there.



The REAL adventures of terapined

I need to check that out. I have REAL adventures in Vegas. I go to the places nobody goes. That's an adventure. The type of adventurous guy I am.
Took the stroll down Freemon st
I'm not talking tourist Freemont st
I'm talking the ol Western Casino Freemont st
Yea I took the stroll way way past the Western
Was that an adventure
But I'm cool, dress down, hide my 24 karat jewelry and explore old Vegas.
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
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March 30th, 2021 at 9:48:48 AM permalink
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Don't forget to forward the selfies.


Pretty blown away that you are posting in my REAL adventures thread.
Must be tired of the other thread
REAL adventures here.
Thank you coachbelly for reading my REAL adventures.
Hey coach, any interesting places you can reccomend
I love having REAL adventures
What area are you in
What's interesting where you live?
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
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March 30th, 2021 at 12:06:59 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Pretty blown away that you are posting in my REAL adventures thread.
Must be tired of the other thread
REAL adventures here.
Thank you coachbelly for reading my REAL adventures.
Hey coach, any interesting places you can reccomend
I love having REAL adventures
What area are you in
What's interesting where you live?



I appreciate the kind acknowledgement of my participation.

You originally replied to my initial post within 30 minutes,
and now again 2 days later...are you trolling me?

Quote: terapined

Are you trolling me?
Is this Mdawg?



That wasn't very welcoming.

I live in the western suburbs of Manhattan,
I can't recommend any interesting places out where you are now.

Currently the adventures of of my children and grandchildren
are what I find most interesting.

I would recommend that you find a traveling companion,
I get the impression that you are lonely.

Just keepin it REAL.
billryan
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March 30th, 2021 at 12:28:41 PM permalink
The western suburbs of Manhattan? Does such a place exist in the real world?
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March 30th, 2021 at 12:30:55 PM permalink
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The western suburbs of Manhattan? Does such a place exist in the real world?

Jersey
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
billryan
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March 30th, 2021 at 1:01:58 PM permalink
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Jersey




Have you ever heard of New Jersey referred to as the western suburb of Manhattan? I have not. Certainly not by someone who lives there.

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