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  1. bluenotenick


    Only an hour from Boise, so that is the nearby hub. Lots of people moving to that area recently and depending on who you ask, possibly the #1 place for relocations in the entire U.S. last year. Semi-arid climate, so not much rainfall compared to the rest of the country. Plenty of outdoor activities with the national parks nearby. Most of my time has been spent in Coeur d'Alene years back, so can't offer much more, but I have been looking closely at ID for relocation along with TN and NC.
  2. Here's the answer! Perfect for large social gatherings.
  3. Starlink by SpaceX is available in some areas. Fast speeds and reliable (they say). https://www.starlink.com/
  4. I guess it's a replacement because the connector needs to swivel on the trans mount. Oh well, add to the list...
  5. Does anyone have a fix for the plastic connector at the end of the transmission shift cable for an AX4 on a '91? The transmission end connector on the cable is worn out and can easily slip off. Is the only option to replace the entire cable or can I somehow replace just the connector? It doesn't seem to be removable. Thanks.
  6. I didn't take many great pics on the trip, but here is the truck in Maine. Looks like Fall is early this year. The trip took me four days and 7 hours, averaging 11.3 hours of driving per day. I didn't add all the gas mileage, I was just relieved to pay less than $2 a gallon on most of the trip.
  7. I'm just outside of Albany, NY on my rest-stop adventure today and have been making good progress. Spent the night at a truck stop along Lake Erie. Woke up to the coldest morning I have experienced in a while... but it felt good. Started up the MJ and coolant started pouring out on the ground. Turned out to be just a loose connection on the lower radiator hose. Pulled the air box and tightened her up, Good to go... Then started it up and it began leaking from the other side. Turned out the upper lose was loose too! My MJ hasn't ever seen colder temps. It was originally from FL/GA area. Day 5 and still no clouds in the sky. Just more haze. Fine by me. The SofTopper makes a heck of a howling racket between 60 and 70 mph. It goes away at 75, which would be great if I could keep it there. Not much of chance of that with no cruise control and tons of construction traffic. I had some friendly folks on the road give me a thumbs up on the MJ, especially in OH last night. One dude in a Semi truck full of cows was sort of racing me and another guy in an F-250 towing a trailer of golf carts pulled up along side. Some people really make an extra effort to praise the MJ and it feels good. Thanks Eagle for the invitation. I will take you up on it another day. My brother has plans for dinner later tonight and I would make for rough company anyway since I haven't had a shower since Friday morning! Will see if I can get some decent pics later today...
  8. I am in the middle of a 3,141 mile road trip in my ’91 Comanche and currently taking a break at a rest-stop in Indiana. So far things have gone well. The MJ still has a few minor oil leaks including the rear main seal and the stupid oil fill cap, but otherwise rolling along good so far. The SofTopper has worked and I purchased a 4 inch thick foam bed on foambymail.com along with a Coleman 0 degree sleeping bag to avoid paying for hotels. Seems more comfortable than my bed at home. The strangest aspect of the trip has been the lack of clouds. NONE. The whole way there hasn’t been a single cloud in the sky. Four days through CA, AZ, NM, TX, OK, MS, IL, IN, and no clouds so far. I suspect it has to do with the CA fires creating a weather vacuum across the country. Lots of smokey haze, but I’m not complaining. The weather has been nice for traveling. St. Louis was a highlight last night. I couldn't believe how crazy people were driving at 8pm on a Sunday night. There was a major accident on a connection (just 10 ft. above me to the left) while I was going through a maze of interchanges downtown. The impact on the concrete barrier was loud and plastic car parts and smoke came raining down all over. I was able to drive on the shoulder to avoid most of the parts and keep going. It was a heart racing moment. A trucker and I were working together to get through the debris and I could tell he was breathing a sigh of relief as well. I decided to call it for the night and holed up at the next rest-stop in Illinois. On a different but important note, I am thankful to be an American. We live in an amazing country with an incredible variety of landscapes and people. I really hope that we can get it together as a nation and reunite. There are factions around the world working hard to tear us apart and I feel a duty to try my best, even in some small way, to bring us back together. I also feel strongly that we must protect the rights that our forefathers worked so hard (and often died) to create and protect. My trip will conclude at my brother’s home outside of Portland, Maine and from there we will head over to his cabin in Western Vermont. The cabin needs some repairs that we will work on and then I am looking forward to seeing Fall colors which should arrive soon. The adventure continues...
  9. Smart move. Thanks for your service. Always good to get out of the house at least once a day. I would keep working, even part time. She will appreciate the alone time as well.
  10. LA police were caught flat footed over the weekend, but they rallied yesterday. It took them a few days to coordinate a response to the criminals who are using targeted hit and run looting with convoys of cars. Police were much faster to respond and many arrests were made. There were also continued acts of courage by the local population helping to guard businesses. It was a day full of high speed chases and cops running on foot in all directions. I am hoping the message is clear and that things will settle down.
  11. Serious looting in Santa Monica today. A small antifa looking gang, dressed in black, started smashing at the front doors of REI with small sledgehammers. A thin redheaded girl threw herself in front of the store trying to stop it. The young men easily pushed her out of the way a couple times. Then someone in the gathering crowd threw something and hit her. She stood her ground and went back again until her pudgy friend with a "No Looting" sign also confronted the men. The two of them somehow saved the store. It was nuts.
  12. Last night was crazy here. What started as a peaceful daytime demonstration about a mile or so from where we live turned ugly by the evening. My girlfriend and I watched on the local news network as many small businesses around us, open for the first time in months, were looted and destroyed. The National Guard is here, so maybe things will mellow out, but I am angry that nothing was done to stop the looting. Cars were lining up outside shops and with no time limit, the gangs looted for hours at levels I've never seen before. Most of the grocery stores and other shops in our neighborhood are boarded up. The local government, for whatever reason, decided not to protect the businesses. A lot of these problems stem from bad political ideology, but something deeper is happening. There are factions that wanted this to happen. The instigators, the political opportunists and the banger thugs. I think most people understand that George Floyd was murdered and justice must be served. But the destruction of our local businesses has no correlation to that event. Unlike the 90's, the L.A. police department is now more diverse. A protestor or criminal is just as likely to be arrested by a Black, Asian or Hispanic officer as they would be a White officer. The businesses that survived were armed and defended their property. Many of the ones who depended on the local government for protection lost everything. I bet all that gun control yammer is out the window now, thankfully. Things are changing fast. Who knows what tomorrow may bring.
  13. bluenotenick

    CC cookbook

    Martha Stewart's prison skillet chocolate chip cookie 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1/3 cup of packed dark-brown sugar 1/2 cup of granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars with a wooden spoon. Stir in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chips. Transfer to 10 inch cast-iron skillet; smooth top. Bake until golden brown and just set in center 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.
  14. I hear some truckers are having a tougher time getting fed on the road because sales are being limited to drive-thrus. Food places need to figure a work around for this. Keeping truckers healthy and fed should be a priority. It is unreal the number of trucks it takes to keep everything up and running.
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