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Road trip: Florida to Oregon

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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby grizldoldfk » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:15 pm

the sand bar in front of our house didn't light up with bonnie. didn't expect it to, but still a let down. little breezy but nothing really.
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby grizldoldfk » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:05 pm

leaving west fla tomorrow headed home.
positive vibes to us.
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby grizldoldfk » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:46 pm

surf report-wall south dakota-saturday...i think

swell kicked up on the west side of the state and we found some nice rollers before dark.
indian fry bread tacos and margueritas before a stroll through jackalopes and harley baggers.

looping thru a spot that sounds like trouble (the badlands) tomorrow early morning sesh. hoping to get the goods before the crowds.

passed a hybrid with boards headed east. i'm headed west.
so there's at least a few fish out of water in south dakota.

*ya'll get what you can. i'll be home soon. then it's mine.
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby grizldoldfk » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:04 pm

spotted a fresh dead rattler about 3 ft long on the side of the road. deep in the badlands (wilbur-you gotta go ride over here-excellent rides)
stopped to show the kids. got some good shots of me holding it with my knife and a screwdriver. then decided to cut off the rattle for a souviner. because, that's how i do. it's not allowed in the van, so it's zip tied to the rack. my six year old is gonna make a necklace out of it. because that's how he do.
i'm tellin' ya. ya'll bes get what you can. we're almost home.
just got a few days more. unless we see something else we need to skin up. hitting some secret spots in yellowstone tomorrow.
but i can almost smell the ocean from here.

ps-i've been feeling quite kookish what with a log and a shorty (1980s natural art winged twinny) on the van...i mean...ho pathetic and embarrassing to be caught in the badlands with surfboards on your roof!
not to fear. cruising thru downtown sheridan wyoming, there was a blazer...wyo plates and everything...with a thruster strapped to the roof.
but it was strapped nose forward and fins back...how embarrassing!
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby Gazsurf » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:00 pm

grizldoldfk wrote:ps-i've been feeling quite kookish what with a log and a shorty (1980s natural art winged twinny) on the van...i mean...ho pathetic and embarrassing to be caught in the badlands with surfboards on your roof!
not to fear. cruising thru downtown sheridan wyoming, there was a blazer...wyo plates and everything...with a thruster strapped to the roof.
but it was strapped nose forward and fins back...how embarrassing!


That's the great thing about surfing.... there's always someone kookier than you.
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby Spent » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:34 am

this is a great thread. now where the hell is gremlin?
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby pra_ggresion » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:45 pm

Ask Lewis, Clark and Wilbur, for only they know the disappointment that is seeing the Oregon Coast after a charmed life in the east.
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby grizldoldfk » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:56 am

saw this great looking point sticking out into the crystal blue waters of yellowstone lake yesterday. there was a little swell rollingg in and the winds were favorable for some epicness. but when i got there, the crowds were ferocious, and the point of land was leaking steam and acids down into the lake. that, and there were signs saying the water was off limits. so, we didn't surf there afterall.
i'm having my coffee in idaho this morning. only a couple stops, then we'll be home.
the search is almost over.
thanks to anyone that has followed along.
everyone should do a trip like this at least once in their life.
(but to be honest-i haven't surfed in six weeks. and i'm starting to miss it.)
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby erzats » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:02 pm

grizldoldfk wrote:leaking steam and acids down into the lake


Sounds like Nye Beach sewage overflow conditions.
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby bluesilver » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:37 pm

Welcome back Griz
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby grizldoldfk » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:34 am

thanks blueballs! it's very good to be home.
got in around midnight. it's f-ing cold. and i'm loving it. wind's northwest and sky's got fog and if i can wake up early enough i'll re connect the battery on my truck and look for my wetsuit and booties...and i should probably look for my gloves. i'll load up my tools...and go to the job site. (<metaphor) not holding my breath, but it'll be good just to get back on the swing of things.
to anyone following my boring and stupid reports (where t f is gremlin?) i hope you enjoyed the show. and thanks for all the positive vibes.
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby Gazsurf » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:41 pm

You missed it Grizf.......... looks like the best south in 50 years!!

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/08/09/wy ... tml?hpt=C2
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby grizldoldfk » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:36 pm

dammit!!
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Re: Road trip: Florida to Oregon

Postby bluesilver » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:18 am

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