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Old 08-09-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Well, stopping is a bad idea on the ramps, unless you like getting rear ended. You're supposed to be picking up speed down the ramp to match the speed of traffic and fit yourself into the gap. You only have to "yield" if there is a conflict between you and someone else. If you fit in the gap without making the other driver touch his brakes, there is no conflict. The whole point of the Interstate system is to keep traffic as free flowing as possible. One of the best things Eisenhower did for the country, in my opinion.
True, but a lot of people ignore the fact that if a gap is not available that they do, in fact, have the responsibility to yield to the traffic already in motion. Just come off the on-ramp at full speed and FORCE their way into traffic. That's equally as wrong as the folks that come to a full stop, IMO.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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You know you're from Maine ... if you know what a "DeLorme" is and have one in each of your vehicles and on the floor beside your easy chair.
... if you keep an emergency kit in your trunk that includes a hatchet, a full socket set, an 8x10 blue tarp, and two rolls of duct tape.
... if you keep a snow shovel in the trunk year-round.
... if you've ever gone to a wedding reception that had a cake made from whoopie pies.
... if you think Moxie is the perfect mixer for Seagram's Seven.

I used to have a Delorme, and still have one, but am more than likely to use the GPS unit.

I generally don't keep a snow shovel in the car since I'm retired and down go anywhere when it snows, but if I have to, I have an all wheel drive V8 Ford Explorer which trucks right through a foot of snow like its dry pavement.

I really don't like whoopie pies, and am too old to go to weddings anymore. They generally don't have any kind of pie or cake at funerals.

Just because you are a Mainer doesn't mean you have "LIKE" Moxie. Besides, I'm a scotch or dark beer drinker. I don't mix them. And I drink single malt scotch "straight".
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I can check off a lot of these, but I'll always be "from away"......................
I've been told the same. LOL
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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I used to have a Delorme, and still have one, but am more than likely to use the GPS unit.
Well, you see, there's your problem. The beauty of having and using a DeLorme is that you get to choose roads and routes that aren't necessarily the most direct, or you can find places that you'd like to visit bt never knew existed.
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I generally don't keep a snow shovel in the car since I'm retired and down go anywhere when it snows, but if I have to, I have an all wheel drive V8 Ford Explorer which trucks right through a foot of snow like its dry pavement.

I really don't like whoopie pies, and am too old to go to weddings anymore. They generally don't have any kind of pie or cake at funerals.

Just because you are a Mainer doesn't mean you have "LIKE" Moxie. Besides, I'm a scotch or dark beer drinker. I don't mix them. And I drink single malt scotch "straight".
Sigh. Just no sense of fun this morning, eh?
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Maine
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This is "you know you're from Maine if..." not "you have to like everything on this list because you're from Maine. Now isn't that more fun?

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I used to have a Delorme, and still have one, but am more than likely to use the GPS unit.

I generally don't keep a snow shovel in the car since I'm retired and down go anywhere when it snows, but if I have to, I have an all wheel drive V8 Ford Explorer which trucks right through a foot of snow like its dry pavement.

I really don't like whoopie pies, and am too old to go to weddings anymore. They generally don't have any kind of pie or cake at funerals.

Just because you are a Mainer doesn't mean you have "LIKE" Moxie. Besides, I'm a scotch or dark beer drinker. I don't mix them. And I drink single malt scotch "straight".
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Rotary aka round abouts aka traffic circles
OK we have one of those in our town. Different demographics different lingo. (Yes it's a pain in the arse here too unless you're riding your bike at midnight and there's no traffic.)
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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This is "you know you're from Maine if..." not "you have to like everything on this list because you're from Maine. Now isn't that more fun?
"You know you're from Maine if..." you have to explain Downeast humor is not to be taken literally.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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Well, you see, there's your problem. The beauty of having and using a DeLorme is that you get to choose roads and routes that aren't necessarily the most direct, or you can find places that you'd like to visit bt never knew existed.


Sigh. Just no sense of fun this morning, eh?

Oh... you have to have the Delorme. Anybody ever try to follow your GPS's direction without a map nearb y. My GPS, Karen, can be a real idiot when it comes to the correct moves.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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This is "you know you're from Maine if..." not "you have to like everything on this list because you're from Maine. Now isn't that more fun?
Maybe....
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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You know you're from Maine ... if you know what a "DeLorme" is and have one in each of your vehicles and on the floor beside your easy chair.
... if you keep an emergency kit in your trunk that includes a hatchet, a full socket set, an 8x10 blue tarp, and two rolls of duct tape.
... if you keep a snow shovel in the trunk year-round.
... if you've ever gone to a wedding reception that had a cake made from whoopie pies.
... if you think Moxie is the perfect mixer for Seagram's Seven.
Check (and don't forget a candle and a box of 'strike anywhere' kitchen matches)
Check
Check
Gag. Seagram's 7 ruins the flavor of anything it is mixed with (with the possible exception of the stuff from a cesspool).
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