I am state side!

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  1. Miakoda

    Miakoda New Member

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    Shame you aren't passing through Louisiana. The other day I had to come to a complete stop (from 65 mph) to allow 2 alligators to cross the road. Everyone needs to experience that. :rofl1:
     
  2. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I nearly ran over a turtle which was crossing a 2 lane highway :yikes: I'd have been devastated!!!!! I hope he made it, but I find it highly unlikely :(

    I saw elephant seals today. And got sunburn... Note to self: just because it's cool wind, the sun still works. School girl error.

    I LOVE this place :) my expectations of California are just blown to pieces. I really really like it. Way way way more than I was expecting :D the weather is perfect (well, apart from the cold wind today, but it's gorgeous out the wind), the beaches and coast are beautiful, the town I'm staying in is not commercial at all, and it's so chilled out.

    And I ate froyo again.

    And I met this dude :D

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    And proof I'm not making all this up :p

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  3. SizzleDog

    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    It's a security measure, unfortunately. Fuel theft is huge here, especially with stolen credit cards. :(
     
  4. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Well that's another thing!!!!!!

    Your payment stuff is SO INSECURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could be working my way across the states on some random card. In the UK you don't sign for anything anymore!! I haven't signed in YEARS. We use chip and pin almost exclusively. You can't buy anything without the PIN number for the card.

    I mentioned this to one lady, who I bought a very expensive piece of art from I might add!!! And she said "what's that?". She didn't even know it existed. That was in Vegas! Not some sleepy town. I'm kind of gobsmacked how insecure it all is. I've been asked for ID for my card once. And that was the most remote weird service station in the world.

    Oh and you place a lot of trust in places that swipe your card before you actually sign up to an amount!!!! For example, I just bought dinner. On my card. They take your card details before you sign and add the tip. So I presume they enter the amount AFTER you leave?! I'm convinced they're going to steal $1000s off me lol.

    So far behind the times america!
     
  5. ruffiangirl

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    It's weird is t it, not using the chip and pin! We have it in Canada and was really weirded out when we were in Miami last winter. I mean I expected the Caribbean to not have it but I assumed the states would.
     
  6. Fran27

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    Yeah the credit card thing is so backwards. Heck someone stole one of our cards and tried to buy $800 of stuff with it, and the first payment went through. Crazy. Glad our credit card company is cool though.

    And yet you can't pay tolls with your credit card on the highway.
     
  7. release the hounds

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    we used to have to sign for everything, but then they changed the laws. Now I think it's only for things over 50dollars, otherwise it's just swipe and go. They figure anything less than that isn't worth worrying over
     
  8. ruffiangirl

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    o_O

    Extra letters.
     
  9. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Fortunately I don't have to pay any tolls :D

    I've been added to a toll card, and their business absorbs those costs. It's not what you know.... ;)

    Move up the coast today, and I go whale watching tomorrow!!!!! Sooo excited for that!
     
  10. eddieq

    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

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    Glad you're having a great time, Dizzy!

    Is your trip exclusively the western portion of the US or are you working your way east?
     
  11. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Just west. Only 3 more stops then I'm home!!!! Eeek!! Fly on Sunday.
     
  12. ACooper

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    Wondering the same thing!

    Doubt you'd be head this far east/inland but if you are........:D

    EDIT: DANG! I now see your answer to Eddie's question :( BOOOO! LOL
     
  13. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    You all should have joined me for this week! I'm alone now! It's actually nice doing my own thing. Ipod in the car when I travel, stop when I want, no negotiation on what, where and when I eat :D kind of bliss!! Just a bit quiet on a night!!!!! I'd normally find a bar to perch in, but I can't do that!!!!
     
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    I probably missed the answer to this somewhere, but are you moving here? Where are you moving to?
     
  15. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Moving?? Noooooo!! Im having fun but its not home!
     
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    SO did you go to moonstone beach!?
     
  17. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Of course! And I even ate lunch at the moonstone grill place overlooking the beach! And I went to see elephant seals!

    I went whale watching this morning. Amazing!! In Yosemite area now for 2 full days. I changed my plans again and cut San Fran short. Fancied wildlife over city :) seen one city, seen em all...
     
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    It's great to hear that you're having such a fun time!!
     
  19. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I am. I'm shattered tonight though so sat in bed watching TV!

    Eta. I say TV. I mean adverts with a few seconds of program. Your TV is just adverts...
     
  20. release the hounds

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    Yosemite is one place I want to go yet. I'm jealous! If you want to see nature, I think you're in a pretty good spot.

    As for the TV, yes, it is and it sucks. But it actually has helped us, since we find very few programs worth watching anymore and the commercials overwhelming, it hardly gets turned on anymore :)

    Though when we do, we're usually binging on something with netflix or something. I guess we still pack in our fair amount of tv time :)
     

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