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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    Unexpected activities for your location.

    Yesterday while on the beach in South Haven, this skier noticed something that he had read about, but it was still odd to see. In the medium size waves where the typical swimmers and several groups of surfers. Yes, surfers on Lake Michigan. Apparently the waves are big enough to surf the waves but are still noticeably smaller than the big ocean waves. A while back the local paper did an article on it, but I figured that it would still be a rare sight.

    What sports or activities take place in your area that many people would not expect to be there?
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    Recreational bicycling on the local, state and county roads.

    Notice no smilie or sarcasm tags.
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    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    We play this game called hockey here in Detroit of all places!

    My health club serves french fries and has booze, I thought that was unexpected.

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    Fly Fishing in the middle of the Nebraska Sandhills.

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    Hockey in the Sunbelt A group of investors are building a 60,000 square foot ice skating facility near here. Here is 70 or so miles west of charlotte in the foothills of NC. They hope to have a youth hockey league and curling. Can you drink beer while you curl?

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    Drinking..

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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner
    My health club serves french fries and has booze, I thought that was unexpected.
    As part of my gym here in Germany there is a cafe area with tables where you can have a sports drink or coffee or beer and SMOKE! Said smoke wafts out into the aerobic machine exercise area

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    Beach volleyball tourneys at the lakes.

    I guess there was a HUGE boat race at a lake in the region this past weekend. Not something you'd expect to see on the water-starved high plains.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

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    Quote Originally posted by SGB
    Recreational bicycling on the local, state and county roads.

    Notice no smilie or sarcasm tags.

    I see this on the scenic roads in Illinois.. Which I believe there are two .. along the Mississippi and Illinois Rirvers.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    An option to add bacon to sandwiches at a deli that closes for Jewish holidays.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Several days ago at the gym, I saw a Haredi Jew working out on one of the treadmills. Long beard, black brimmed hat, white button-down long-sleeve shirt, black dress pants, and dress shoes, just jogging away. It just seemed wildly out-of-context.

    Quote Originally posted by donk
    An option to add bacon to sandwiches at a deli that closes for Jewish holidays.
    Do they close for Shabbos? If they did, then I might take notice.

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    We had a "Extreme Makeover" house completed this month in my city. It was for a family that was fostering several children with disabilities.

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    Quote Originally posted by BKM
    We had a "Extreme Makeover" house completed this month in my city. It was for a family that was fostering several children with disabilities.
    how on earth do these home past zoning?
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Quote Originally posted by boiker
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    how on earth do these home past zoning?
    They just finished one here as well. They paid to have a building inspector on site for the entire job. The had plans and pretty much knew what they were going to do going in. They paid to have the plans reviewed a few days before demo.

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    I always wondered about those Extreme Makeover places. I always comment on what would pass and what wouldn't while the GF and I watch.

    I think it would be interesting for them to come HERE and do it. They'd probably have to put up a duplex, to you know, fit in.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Although I've been aware of the presence of frisbee golf, it wasn't until this summer that I realized just how popular it is becoming......at least around my parts.
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    I think it would be interesting for them to come HERE and do it. They'd probably have to put up a duplex, to you know, fit in.
    Off-topic:
    zman - in last night's episode, they did a duplex in Colorado!
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    I've been seeing lots of windsurfers on the Charles River lately which kind of surprises me- it's fun, but pretty damn hard to get the hang of.

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    Quote Originally posted by skyfire
    As part of my gym here in Germany there is a cafe area with tables where you can have a sports drink or coffee or beer and SMOKE! Said smoke wafts out into the aerobic machine exercise area

    I fold. Smoking beats drinking at the health club.

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    Illinois has Culver's all over the place now...I thought that was a Wisconsin thing.

    Yes, we have Lance Armstrong-looking bikers on the back roads too. That must be normal.

    Oh, and we have a ginormous age-restricted golf course community of 10,000 people in what used to be a dinky Midwestern farmtown. If that isn't odd, I don't know what is.
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner
    Illinois has Culver's all over the place now...I thought that was a Wisconsin thing.
    Can't be to unexpected if my fair city, down here on the Ohio River, has a Culver's.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Can't be to unexpected if my fair city, down here on the Ohio River, has a Culver's.
    I gotchya both beat . . . We have Culver's down here south of the Red River, in both McKinney and Rockwall . . . Texans appear to have a taste for butterburgers
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    I think I've mentioned this before on Cyburbia but I once visited a French Resturant/Orchid Farm ten or so miles outside of a nowheresville Southwest Kansas burg of 1500 people to collect a water sample. It was owned by two very Prideful gentlemen. When I first encountered the place it was rather like finding an igloo in south India. You don't, at least I didn't, expect two gentlemen with a life commitment to be surrounded by ranchers in the rugged lands of SWKS.

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    Quote Originally posted by el Guapo
    I think I've mentioned this before on Cyburbia but I once visited a French Resturant/Orchid Farm
    How about the French Restaraunt/bowling alley in Arcola, Illinois.

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    Quote Originally posted by Joe Iliff
    I gotchya both beat . . . We have Culver's down here south of the Red River, in both McKinney and Rockwall . . . Texans appear to have a taste for butterburgers

    As does Marquette Michigan in the UP! (Click here to see the others in the US)
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