Slightly OT - what is everyone doing for the 4th of July

Discussion in 'Football' started by okeefe4prez, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    The shoulder I bought is 11 pounds. I’m gonna be stuck at home all day whenever I decide to do that one.
     
  2. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    NW Iowa. God’s country.

    The land of relentless wind, featureless horizon, and the scent of hogs.

    It ain’t bad though. Almost no covid as a percentage of population, and my property taxes on a 1,100 sqft house, double lot are $1K a year.
     
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  3. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    “Y’all”.....You have all those Southern mannerisms down pat. So do they consider you a Yankee or are you officially one of them?;)
     
  4. sioux34

    sioux34 Well-Known Member

    Okoboji. The only decent water in all of iowa. Been here since saturday.
     
  5. MikeyLikesIowa

    MikeyLikesIowa Well-Known Member

    I can vouch for this. We stop at the Cenex/Hardee's (aka Holstein Travel Center) South of Holstein every time we drive to/from my sister-in-law's house in Nebraska. That place is near the top of a large hill and it's ALWAYS windy there. I don't mean a slight breeze either. It's 15+ MPH gusts every time.

    It's a little hilly between Holstein and Sioux City, but really flat most of the way between Holstein and Waterloo.

    Something that's hard to believe is when heading East, the Holstein Travel Center is the last gas station right along Hwy 20 for 163 miles. The next one is the Casey's off Hwy 63 by Cedar Falls.

    The lack of law enforcement presence on this trip is also crazy. I can usually count on one hand how many highway patrol/county sheriff's we see (both marked and unmarked). We've went the entire drive (one way) without seeing one officer on patrol, sitting in the median, or parked on an on-ramp.

    Anyways, this weekend we'll be going to my parents' farm where I grew up. We'll blow some shit up, shoot some trap, grill some good food, relax, and light fireworks.

    We usually have a big gathering of family & friends over to watch us light our own fireworks show every year after the small town they live near lights theirs. We've been doing this for 30+ years. The town is still having a fireworks show this year, but my parents are only having immediate family members over this year.
     
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  6. sioux34

    sioux34 Well-Known Member

    I can think of two without even trying. There is a caseys Early, and the Mill at Grundy Center.
     
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  7. ibahawkeye

    ibahawkeye Well-Known Member

    Not looking forward to fireworks with a dog at home that barks and a new born baby.
     
  8. HawkeyeWalker

    HawkeyeWalker Well-Known Member

    Golfing, then taking the twin 7 year olds to the range to practice.

    Some grilling

    Some fireworks, then catching a big Fireworks show

    Hopefully more golfing.

    A little yard work.

    Have a great 4th all.
     
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  9. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    My point wasnt political but I thought his first sentence either was political or if sarcasm it was still veiled attack toward what he called one half of the citizens. My point was "why" even start a neutral thread on a good subject with that shtick?? Really, it was funny??? Oh well
     
  10. MikeyLikesIowa

    MikeyLikesIowa Well-Known Member

    If they're there, you can't see them from the highway.
     
  11. sioux34

    sioux34 Well-Known Member

    I can.
     
  12. MikeyLikesIowa

    MikeyLikesIowa Well-Known Member

    I just checked Google Maps. You're right :). Both of the gas stations you mentioned are under a half mile from Hwy 20. I'll keep this in mind for future reference. The BP in Grundy Center I think I remember seeing after thinking about it. The only thing I remember seeing near Early is their water tower though.
     
  13. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Gotta surprise 50th birthday party for a brother in law on Friday night. I know a ton of people whom are turning fifty this year.

    Then the fun really begins. My daughter is getting the question popped to her on Saturday. Her future fiancee had a chat with us a few weeks ago....
     
  14. 4thngoal

    4thngoal Well-Known Member

    We will be going to the range. Doing a little kayaking, maybe grill some steaks up, our town is having a fireworks show so probably catch that and have a few drinks.
     
  15. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    I get it. Your wife's boyfriend is lighting the fireworks and you're not happy about it. Maybe they'll break up by next 4th of July.
     
  16. GoHawks24

    GoHawks24 Well-Known Member

    There's also a Sinclair/Sparky's One Stop station (new within the past few years) just north of Hwy 20 on Highway 4 that's north of Rockwell City and a truck stop on the south side of Webster City as well. I only know this because I grew up in RC for the first few years or my life and then WC. :)
     
  17. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    Damn bro, I didn't realize that we were practically neighbors. Coalville represent! You ever been to Brushy Crick? Duncombe? My childhood best friend used to live on a farm just southeast of Duncombe.
     
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  18. GoHawks24

    GoHawks24 Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah. Our old landlords, or I should say slumlords, from when I lived in the dirty for 9 months while going to ICCC lived in Coalville actually. It was fun times, but that's the maximum amount of time I would ever want to live in Fort Dodge.

    Used to go get drunk out at the Brushy Creek beach pretty regularly. Good times.

    And Doon-com-be? Of course! Had a few friends who grew up there. Most of them went to WC schools. Actually played a few baseball games for the Duncombe Demons back in the day. :cool:
     
  19. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think my buddy was just south of what is now Highway 20 and so he went to Otho with me - I think if you lived north of 20 you went to Webster City, south of it you went to Otho, at least for elementary school. Back then, that nice 4 lane Highway 20 did not exist. I remember we turned right when going there from Coalville, so he had to be south of it.

    I didn't realize we had such a scholar in our midst. Did you live in those shit apartments on the ICCC campus?

    My uncle just died and he lived in a less than stellar house that he "owned" in Fort Dodge. I forget where it was but my cousins were talking about what to do with the house and the money they will get from it. My mom called the mortgage company and found out there is a $60k mortgage on it. Place would sell for like $50k tops, and I doubt they would even get that. That town is such a fucking dump.
     
  20. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    Well my wife has had so many boyfriends, menfriends since we have been married I cannot keep count. But that doesnt bother me because she always says I am the best and the only one that takes her to full or any type of orgasm. But I get it that you cannot justify to yourself what you said about 1/2 the citizens not standing for the anthem and you feel very small for what you said but your modus operandi is to try and attack the messenger.
     
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