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Asking For Directions in Wisconsin #6667159
11/16/19 08:20 AM
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Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: Pike River] #6667164
11/16/19 08:29 AM
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Thanks for sharing. That guy is funny. It is quite similar to getting directions in Maine except the directions here are not as detailed up here.

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Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: Pike River] #6667186
11/16/19 09:03 AM
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Yep down to the corner where the farm with three metal gain bins are. Then two cross roads south to the where old stone wall is along road...There was a nice ten pointer hit there the other day, but don't turn there..Keep going! lmao!


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Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: Macthediver] #6667271
11/16/19 11:16 AM
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Little bit like that in Alberta too... and many times there'll be a tiny Ukranian church at an intersection to give you a hint.

Trust me though, here in France with roundabouts and curving streets it isn't much better.

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Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: Pike River] #6667279
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"Ya gotta turn right where that big oak tree used to be."

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Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: Pike River] #6667534
11/16/19 07:22 PM
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Same thing in the U.P. of Michigan. Only they may just look at you and walk away.


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"Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction."
"After the first shot, all plans go out the window!"
Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: seniortrap] #6667573
11/16/19 07:59 PM
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Sitting in a bar in LaValle, Wi, town of about 200 folks and about 10 miles from my home. Milbaurer's bar I think it was called then and Wentz and his son Snowy were tending bar and cooking burgers.
There is a lake near there and many folks from Chicago and other points south own summer - vacation homes there. A group of 4 younger people came in and ordered beers, burgers and directions.
After some thought Wentz says, o ya, I know where that is... ya turn left from here and go across the tracks and up the hill to almost the top where you need to shift down to first gear to make it unless you have a new car, then turn left at Lefty Kramers barn, it is right along the road and used to be red, about a mile or two you will drop down into the valley ang go across a little bridge, that is Big Crick which is dammed up to make
the lake you are trying to get to. Now after that, they have built so many Goldarned roads in there that I can't help ya anymore.
This was in the days prior to gps and cell phones and one of the gals wrote all the directions down and her boyfriend wanted to pay the bill. Ol Wentz gave him the bill and the guy says, I am sorry sir, but I wanted to pay for all 4 of us. Wentz says, you just did, but I can charge you more if it will make you feel better.

Zim

Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: Pike River] #6667578
11/16/19 08:02 PM
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True story, nephew was doing fill in delivery on UPS truck for the holidays. Part of the directions he got for one stop was “turn just past where cow is grazing along side the road”

Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: Zim] #6667606
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Same tavern, I used to stop in there a bit when I was a young ner-do-well and pay my price to learn the finer points of playing Sheepshead with the
local farmers who had told their wives they had to run into the feedmill for an emergency ration of something or another.
Early October, must have been in the late 70's early 80's and it had been a showcase year for crops. Plenty, but not too much rain, good drying weather for hay, etc.
Prices for crops and milk were good and I thought no one could possibly play the "can't make any money farming" card.
I expressed my enthusiasm at the table when one grizzled old guy looked me in the eye and said "Christ, did this year take a lot out of the soil."

Lol Zim

Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: Pike River] #6667779
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In a little tap beer tavern a couple a farmers were bragging on how fast they got their pigs to market weight, then chuckling they asked an old neighbor how long it took him, He replied "Oh about seven months or so, But whats time to a pig".

Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: Pike River] #6668345
11/17/19 05:34 PM
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Best one a sales rep gave me.
"There used to be a big tree along the road, the house is right across the road".

Re: Asking For Directions in Wisconsin [Re: Pike River] #6668360
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Years ago, we got sent to a job in the country. Turn right at the corner where you see the black and white horse. When we got to the corner we were expecting a black and white horse....not a black horse and a white horse!! laugh







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