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Old 01-19-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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I had a dental appointment today, so drove myself into work instead of taking my usual commuter van. I work at a large public university teaching hospital. As I pulled into one of the parking garages, I noticed an Amish horse and buggy tied to a tree in the distance. Never seen that before in 13 years here! We get quite a few Amish, but I never gave a thought as to how they handle transportation issues.

 
Old 01-19-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I had a dental appointment today, so drove myself into work instead of taking my usual commuter van. I work at a large public university teaching hospital. As I pulled into one of the parking garages, I noticed an Amish horse and buggy tied to a tree in the distance. Never seen that before in 13 years here! We get quite a few Amish, but I never gave a thought as to how they handle transportation issues.
That's cool. I always see horses tied to a café or grocery store here, and at times will turn a corner and have a cattle drive in front of me.

It's nice to see especially if you're going through bumper to bumper traffic before hand.
 
Old 01-19-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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That's cool. I always see horses tied to a café or grocery store here, and at times will turn a corner and have a cattle drive in front of me.

It's nice to see especially if you're going through bumper to bumper traffic before hand.

I'm just glad the weather has warmed up today for those horses ... 45 today from single digits a couple days ago. I can't figure out how they got to the campus as it's located in the middle of the city with lots of traffic, especially in the morning hours
 
Old 01-19-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I'm just glad the weather has warmed up today for those horses ... 45 today from single digits a couple days ago. I can't figure out how they got to the campus as it's located in the middle of the city with lots of traffic, especially in the morning hours
I guess they just mosey along and either pull over to let traffic by or let it pile up.
 
Old 01-19-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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BJW - My condolences to your family and extended family. So, so hard to say good-bye to someone who was an important part of one's life in so many ways.

Jim - We got a little bit of snow in Flagstaff this past week, but this area is also getting short-changed in the snow dept this year. I hope you will get some sooner or later. Cooler temps are finally supposed to be arriving here in Phx this weekend.

NYgal -- I am so sorry you are not feeling up to snuff and I, too, hope it is not the flu. Be careful and keep hydrated.
 
Old 01-20-2018, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Under a Winter Storm Watch for tonight with 5-10" snow forecast. It's 50 degrees this morning, I'm almost sweating. I sure hope this storm moves in like it's forecast to.
 
Old 01-20-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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48 and cloudy at our house this morning. I hope you do get your snow, Jim, as well as the north country in AZ. We really need the moisture.

I enjoy seeing the horse and buggies; we used to see them more when we took drives in rural Wisconsin.
 
Old 01-20-2018, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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When I was traveling a couple of years ago I pulled into a gas station for gas.

Sitting next to one of the pumps was a buggy and horse and the driver and his wife. They were filling a container with gas. Not sure for what...... I didn't ask questions. I just wanted to pet the horse.
 
Old 01-20-2018, 01:36 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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We lived near a large Amish community when we were in Indiana. Our first house had a gas refrigerator that ran on natural or propane gas. There was a larger one being offered in an estate sale/auction nearby. We went thinking we could pick it up for a song.

Two Amish women were there and got into a fierce bidding war that went well beyond our price. The one woman won and pulled up a black truck to load it in. The other lady bidding against her got in the truck and off they went together! The refrigerator didn’t use electricity to run, so I guess didn’t break any of their rules.
 
Old 01-21-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Whoopee !! We had an inch of snow last night. My AZ dogs have never seen snow and they didn't stay out in it for long. It will melt fast and be gone by tomorrow but was nice to see it.

Got a flu shot Friday and now having side effects. Guess that hi-dose shot isn't good for me.
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