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    We're not off on the main road trip for a few...

    We're not off on the main road trip for a few more weeks. We left MA on Tuesday, are in PA now, and I'm about to leave to drive the moving van out tomorrow while my wife and kid hang out here until...
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    This was pretty much my story. I had an...

    This was pretty much my story. I had an elementary school teacher for a mother who read to me all the time, but I couldn't read in kindergarten and didn't excel at it in first grade, being moved to a...
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    Thanks! Sounds like a really nice set up in a...

    Thanks! Sounds like a really nice set up in a town I hear is alright... Ha Depending on our final route, I may be reaching out!

    We're not totally committed to seeing every sight along the way, but...
  4. We're going to really miss it too. Its a place I...

    We're going to really miss it too. Its a place I really loved.
  5. To Boulder City, Nevada, about 25 minutes outside...

    To Boulder City, Nevada, about 25 minutes outside of Las Vegas near the Hoover Dam.

    Lee Valley ski area is up on Mt. Charleston about 1:15. Brian Head, UT is 3:30, Eagle Point, Utah. I'll have to...
  6. Free touring setup (Elan with Naxos), Salomon alpine boots, new PX14 Racing, others

    I'm moving and cleaning out my basement. I have:

    Elan Zen Master 185s (twin tips, 90mm underfoot) with Naxos on them. They can come with a pair of old skins, which I'm not sure of the quality. I...
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    Thanks for the heads up. That's really helpful....

    Thanks for the heads up. That's really helpful. Hopefully some of the crush will have dissipated before we get there in a month or so, but that website is great to have.
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    Heh, very true. It will be ungodly hot for a...

    Heh, very true. It will be ungodly hot for a quarter of the year, but once we get to Las Vegas, we will be doing our cooking and sleeping from the comfy confines of our air conditioned home rather...
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    We definitely will be loading up with videos. Our...

    We definitely will be loading up with videos. Our son actually loves long car trips as it's the only time he's allowed to watch as many videos as he wants. We're grabbing a Kindle Fire to be his...
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    That's a good point. A lot of the cool parts of...

    That's a good point. A lot of the cool parts of the other route pretty close to the destination.
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    The dog is by far the best traveler in the party....

    The dog is by far the best traveler in the party. She has first dibs on a seat inside the car. The four year old...
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    That sounds great. Thanks! If we end up going...

    That sounds great. Thanks! If we end up going that direction, I'll send you a message. It's probably my preferred route right now, but we have to figure out if it's worth the extra hour a day average...
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    Cross Country Road Trip Routes

    At the end of June, I'm leaving Massachusetts and moving to the Las Vegas area. We're stopping to visit my parents in Western PA and then road tripping from there to our new house in Boulder City,...
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    Never had it, but I will use this thread to...

    Never had it, but I will use this thread to bemoan their discontinuing the hefeweisen they had a few years back. It was German style and didn't have the added fruit of most wheat beers you find in...
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    I'm not really sure what have been price...

    I'm not really sure what have been price fluctuations in higher end parts of the market we're buying in. With current interest rates, our strata is pretty affordable to most middle professionals and...
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    We closed on our house today. There seem to have...

    We closed on our house today. There seem to have been a number of other sales in the town recently, most right around asking price.

    Two of the other houses I was most interested in sold for 5k...
  17. We have a 2008 Honda Fit where the rear hatch has...

    We have a 2008 Honda Fit where the rear hatch has been stuck shut for probably years now. It has a poorly designed latch handle bracket that rusts out and the handle becomes worthless. As the Fit had...
  18. We haven't. We'll have to check it out.

    We haven't. We'll have to check it out.
  19. Enjoyable things during COVID social isolation

    We have a general COVID threat and a COVID bitching thread, but how about the positive things that have helped you get through stress and lockdowns? Or enjoyable things that you wouldn't have done...
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    Huh. My feet are near the upper limit of their...

    Huh. My feet are near the upper limit of their suggested sizing and my ankles are fairly thin/straight, so maybe that lets them stay up for me. I wear them around and to work most days unless I'm...
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    I actually love these. I have Darn Tough,...

    I actually love these. I have Darn Tough, Smartwool, Ice Breaker, but still wear Costco merino socks most days. I don't think they're what the OP wants, as they aren't particularly thin, nor are...
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    I've treated goretex boots, but they were more...

    I've treated goretex boots, but they were more traditional construction. I don't think I've reapplied DWR to my lighter goretex shoes, but as I said, they were mainly things that I was wearing out in...
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    I'm not doubting that well treated full leather...

    I'm not doubting that well treated full leather light mountaineering boots remain waterproof longer than Gore Tex versions. We're talking about approach shoes here though, and I tend to wear those...
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    I've posted this before I think, but I disagree...

    I've posted this before I think, but I disagree with people like Skurka's wholesale dismissal of Gore Tex shoes. I do think that Gore Tex trail runners are notably hotter than non-waterproof membrane...
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    Deaths lag cases by a few weeks so its really too...

    Deaths lag cases by a few weeks so its really too early to tell. It also would in theory take a bit of time for case increases to multiply.

    Sweden's death rate is much higher than comparable...
  26. Our heeler mix likes to snuggle on the couch and...

    Our heeler mix likes to snuggle on the couch and if we let her, will show up in the morning to climb onto the foot of the bed for extra napping. She stays put a bit more now than when she was young,...
  27. Well then I better get in on the action. Here's...

    Well then I better get in on the action. Here's my now-gray muzzled girl. When we adopted her, they told us that she was a cattle dog mix, but I didn't really believe it. We got a DNA test for fun...
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    They're relatively stiff, though obviously it...

    They're relatively stiff, though obviously it depends on your comparison point. Much stiffer than a trail runner, much less stiff than my Salewa Crow light mountaineering boots, which are the only...
  29. I do that. It can work if she doesn't lock onto...

    I do that. It can work if she doesn't lock onto the approaching other dog before she does the treat. There are a couple of dogs who we see regularly who she now just looks up for treats when they...
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    This is almost exactly what I use the Millet...

    This is almost exactly what I use the Millet Tridents for. When I got them, I was wearing trail runners to carry a 25-30lb pack or so every day (my son in a backpack). The more supportive footbed of...
  31. The leash reactivity is another thing that I've...

    The leash reactivity is another thing that I've never quite been able to get rid of with my cattle dog mutt. She really likes other dogs and if I let her go say "hi" when on leash, she's totally...
  32. That sounds like it would be an awesome dog. I'd...

    That sounds like it would be an awesome dog. I'd love to hear a report someday!

    I can't say from varied experience, but I agree with what someone said later that it would be easier to get a...
  33. Most Goldens I know wouldn't be ideal long ride...

    Most Goldens I know wouldn't be ideal long ride dogs. They're just a bit too thickly built for it. I imagine that they'd do better ski touring as it tends to happen at a slower pace, but I can't...
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    For a long time I loved approach shoes and they...

    For a long time I loved approach shoes and they were basically all I wore. I've done less scrambling lately, so I've worn trail runners more, but I still have a number of "approach" shoes.

    One...
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    That's basically us right now. Got a job in a new...

    That's basically us right now. Got a job in a new area right before everything started to fall apart. I'd been there a couple of times and had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to live. Had the...
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    Sounds like a canoe is the way to go. I don't...

    Sounds like a canoe is the way to go. I don't foresee wanting to run a motor much, so standard over square back makes sense. Thanks!
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    Paddling with a kid: Tandem kayak? Canoe?

    My wife and I currently have basic individual kayaks which we use for day trip flatwater paddling on local lakes, ponds, and the Connecticut River. One is a Costco-special Equinox that's wide,...
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    There seem to be an oddly large number of...

    There seem to be an oddly large number of fireplaces if not woodstoves. Either it was basically just a requirement for a certain era's design or someone needed to take the chill off those 40 F...
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    Heh, for real. I rented a bike and rode there...

    Heh, for real. I rented a bike and rode there when I went out to interview and it's home to some serious stuff. I had a blast though.
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    Just had an offer accepted on a house in Boulder...

    Just had an offer accepted on a house in Boulder City, Nevada. I'm not sure if we would have been able to have gotten a better deal if we'd waited a few months to lowball distressed sellers. But we...
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    I don't think that this is totally true when you...

    I don't think that this is totally true when you get to the level of school that the OP's kid is looking at. Harvard, MIT, etc. have so much money that they can afford to be much more generous with...
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    I think that Steph is a different animal because...

    I think that Steph is a different animal because of his shooting. The Jordan of that era had to get to the basket to be most effective. It's harder to rough someone up when they are releasing the...
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    I think that how students respond to that depends...

    I think that how students respond to that depends on how closely they associate their self-concept with their academic performance. From what you've told us in this thread, your son sounds like he...
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    We're looking to buy a house for a move and my...

    We're looking to buy a house for a move and my wife was reevaluating our yard size needs in case we end up quarantined again. So that's not necessarily where we want to live town/country wise, but...
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    I'm moving soon, but I'm in a great place to ride...

    I'm moving soon, but I'm in a great place to ride out a pandemic. Good community and decent outdoor options where you can be far from people. So I guess it has made me a bit sad to leave as it's...
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    Congratulations! That's a really smart kid you...

    Congratulations! That's a really smart kid you have there.

    I'm a data science professor who studies educational decision making and who went to lots of fancy schools like those on his list (and...
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    I mostly do variants of this recipe:...

    I mostly do variants of this recipe: https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/no-knead-bread/

    My most commonly made version:
    3 cups flour (I usually do half and half bread vs. all purpose vs. the recipe's...
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    Huh, I never went into the bread thread as it...

    Huh, I never went into the bread thread as it says sourdough and I only bake non-sourdough.

    I never meant to imply that the Dutch oven needed to be enameled for the bread. It's just the type we...
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    We got a Williams Sonoma enameled cast iron dutch...

    We got a Williams Sonoma enameled cast iron dutch oven (made by Staub) this Fall. We're vegetarians so we don't do a lot of the stuff that others do in theirs, but one thing that has been great is...
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    Sent this to one of my former students. She'd...

    Sent this to one of my former students. She'd make a great candidate if she's free then. Thanks!
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