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Old 11-15-2020, 11:33 PM
 
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Could use some more stores and even the stores they have tend to not have a great inventory of items. But, there is still Amazon and Walmart online is not bad and getting better.

Too many days a person feels like they are living in a wind tunnel. And weather forecasting is about as accurate as Stevie Wonder hitting bullseyes with a handgun.

More rednecks than my experience with living in TN for seven years. But like most rednecks they tend to be friendly and harmless (unless driving).

However, for me, overall it has been a good place to live. When I took my retirement and decided to move from UT, it came down to TN or ID. TN summers were way too humid for me, and the mountains in TN are really just hills, So I chose a place with low humidty and high mountains with plenty of campgrounds.
What about Costco or Super Wal-Mart?
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Old 11-16-2020, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Yes, there is a Costco, but I will never take out a membership; although, I occasionally take a friend to do some purchasing of large items since he is no longer capable of carrying anything large and yes, I have the PU truck. There is a super Walmart; in fact, I purchase a lot of groceries such as canned, frozen, packaged but go to Fred Meyer further away for produce.
Also in the northern area of Poky (and some of theses stores noted are actually in Chubby) Smith's (sub of Kroger just like Meyer), Harbor Freight, TJ Maxx, JC Penney (at least now), Dick's, Petco, Petsmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Joann Fabric, Hobby Lobby, CAL Ranch (similar to Tractor supply), Sportsman's warehouse, plenty of places to get guns and ammo so not lacking in places. However, Idaho Falls does have more.

However, it seems like when I want or need something, none of these stores around here have what I need; therefore, it's onto Amazon or Walmart.
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Old 11-17-2020, 06:02 PM
 
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Could use some more stores and even the stores they have tend to not have a great inventory of items. But, there is still Amazon and Walmart online is not bad and getting better.

Too many days a person feels like they are living in a wind tunnel. And weather forecasting is about as accurate as Stevie Wonder hitting bullseyes with a handgun.

More rednecks than my experience with living in TN for seven years. But like most rednecks they tend to be friendly and harmless (unless driving).

However, for me, overall it has been a good place to live. When I took my retirement and decided to move from UT, it came down to TN or ID. TN summers were way too humid for me, and the mountains in TN are really just hills, So I chose a place with low humidty and high mountains with plenty of campgrounds.

Stevie Wonder hitting bullseyes - hahaha. What makes Poky weather prediction so bad - tricky conditions, or bad forecasters?

Speaking of weather and wind, I'm tracking and comparing Poky weather with Soda Springs, a town I'm also thinking of. Seems Poky stays warmer? Today, a 15 degree diff and they aren't that far apart. But Soda is 1500 ft higher.

Rednecks harmless (unless driving) hahaha. Thanks for the laughs! My best friend for many years growing up was a Kentucky boy. Rough family but I loved them, and his sister loved me back real good!
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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It's not the local guys, they do nothing more than read the info from the NWS. That's the problem. They cannot predict tomorrow's weather with any chance of accuracy. There have been too many predictions of high winds on a one day, but coming a day early. Or predictions winds will drop on one day to be carried over to a few more days.
Rain? Supposed to have started raining last night, it's 5:55AM and NO rain but 30 mph winds this AM an no prediction.

But again, this is common across the USA from talking with friends in NC, TN, MI, UT, FL, NY, etc.

Not familiar with the weather in Soda Springs, they might be cooler, but they might also be less windy. The wind here likes to travel up the Snake river plain as noted by the weather idiots.

After living man many states and countries, I have to say the ID driver may be the worse I have encountered. More people here stop at green lights and run red than I have ever seen.

I used to say Moab during spring-fall period was the worse, and actually it probably is; however, that is due to the mixture of out-of-state drivers lost on the one and only main road through town. However, here most of the problem driver's appear to have the infamous 1B-**** license plate stating they at least got their plates in Bannock county (does not mean they live in Bannock) and the others are issued from another county in Idaho.
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:14 AM
 
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You don't appear to have driven around the Washington DC area LOL. I'd rather drive in northern NJ and NYC... they all follow the same rules and once you get the hang of the rules, you can 'blend in' and be as crazy as the rest of them. Wash DC....???? All different rules... all the time... and forget snow driving LOL
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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It's not the local guys, they do nothing more than read the info from the NWS. That's the problem. They cannot predict tomorrow's weather with any chance of accuracy. There have been too many predictions of high winds on a one day, but coming a day early. Or predictions winds will drop on one day to be carried over to a few more days.
Rain? Supposed to have started raining last night, it's 5:55AM and NO rain but 30 mph winds this AM an no prediction.

But again, this is common across the USA from talking with friends in NC, TN, MI, UT, FL, NY, etc.

Not familiar with the weather in Soda Springs, they might be cooler, but they might also be less windy. The wind here likes to travel up the Snake river plain as noted by the weather idiots.

After living man many states and countries, I have to say the ID driver may be the worse I have encountered. More people here stop at green lights and run red than I have ever seen.

I used to say Moab during spring-fall period was the worse, and actually it probably is; however, that is due to the mixture of out-of-state drivers lost on the one and only main road through town. However, here most of the problem driver's appear to have the infamous 1B-**** license plate stating they at least got their plates in Bannock county (does not mean they live in Bannock) and the others are issued from another county in Idaho.
The weather has never made up its mind very often in SE Idaho.

I have friends in Soda (and the Bear Lake area) who all swear the weather is warmer down there than in Idaho Falls or Pocatello, but every time I go down there, I'm always cold and wind-burned by the time I'm back home again.

No argument about the quality of Idaho drivers, though.

... the thing I've noticed is how Idaho drivers always begin talking to a passenger as soon as they stop for a red light.
They'll get so into the conversation that the car can stay in the intersection for close to an hour before someone finally realizes what's been going on.
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Old 11-20-2020, 03:12 PM
 
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The weather has never made up its mind very often in SE Idaho.

I have friends in Soda (and the Bear Lake area) who all swear the weather is warmer down there than in Idaho Falls or Pocatello, but every time I go down there, I'm always cold and wind-burned by the time I'm back home again.

No argument about the quality of Idaho drivers, though.

... the thing I've noticed is how Idaho drivers always begin talking to a passenger as soon as they stop for a red light.
They'll get so into the conversation that the car can stay in the intersection for close to an hour before someone finally realizes what's been going on.
Cellphone drivers here.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Cellphone drivers here.
No- there's another person in the car. The pair will start talking, start looking at each other and ignoring the traffic light, and get all wrapped up in their conversation.
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Old 11-21-2020, 12:18 PM
 
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The weather has never made up its mind very often in SE Idaho.

I have friends in Soda (and the Bear Lake area) who all swear the weather is warmer down there than in Idaho Falls or Pocatello, but every time I go down there, I'm always cold and wind-burned by the time I'm back home again.

No argument about the quality of Idaho drivers, though.

... the thing I've noticed is how Idaho drivers always begin talking to a passenger as soon as they stop for a red light.
They'll get so into the conversation that the car can stay in the intersection for close to an hour before someone finally realizes what's been going on.
What part of Idaho do you come from, where it's warmer than the SE?

Tell ya what, Banjo, I'll take those kind of drivers any day over the ones that have their finger over the horn button to blast you about a millisecond after the light changes. I'm looking forward to a slower pace, for sure.
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:19 PM
 
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What part of Idaho do you come from, where it's warmer than the SE?

Tell ya what, Banjo, I'll take those kind of drivers any day over the ones that have their finger over the horn button to blast you about a millisecond after the light changes. I'm looking forward to a slower pace, for sure.
Slower pace is IDEAL. Same thing here.
BEEP! BEEP!
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