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Truly spectacular views from your town

Zoning Goddess

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Inspired by Queen B's entry about Challenger in the FAC...

I bet many Cyburbanites actually live where there is terrain, or near neat historical stuff. What is something truly spectacular that you can see, or do, in your town?

Mine: I can walk to the end of my driveway and have a perfect view, across the lake, of all the Kennedy Space Center launches. Night launches are absolutely awesome!
 

BKM

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Its not "spectacular," but Vacaville is on the very edge of the Central Valley of California, and some of the narrow hillside roads offer some fantastic views.

The "Middle Aged Money" (the old money lives in my neighborhood :) ) live on Wykopf Drive, which is a neat little hill on the western edge of town. Great views.
 

Rem

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These are the ones I could quickly get my hands on. Lake Macquarie Entrance and Redhead Beach.





I'll get this image insert thing worked out yet.
 
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Jeff

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I have a bunch already in my gallery, Philly isn't all ghetto ;)
 

Lee Nellis

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Our town has its own mountains - Mt. Lamborn and Lands End - looming over it, and leading the weary traveler homeward from some distance.
 

carlomarx

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Hooray for Paonia! Best sandals in the world!

I wear my Chacos to work every day. Half of Cañon City's summer population wears Chacos (because they're dirty raft guides).

I plan to visit there eventually.

We've got some nice foothills here in Cañon... You can see Pike's Peak (just a little bit) and the Sangre de Cristo range.

...Duh, and the Royal Gorge, the world's highest suspension bridge. ...we get tax rebates every time we mention the dang tourist trap...

the Arkansas River is incredible. Oh, and Shelf Road-- world-class rock climbing-- just north of town. This place is a playground, so why was I so bored in high school here?
 

biscuit

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carlomarx said:

I wear my Chacos to work every day. Half of Cañon City's summer population wears Chacos (because they're dirty raft guides).
What if you don't live in Canon City? Does that make me a dirty raft guide?
 

carlomarx

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Does that make me a dirty raft guide?
Ha! You wish! This kind of thing doesn't happen overnight, you know. There's a very tough regimen of getting stinky from river and sweat, drinking far too much, camping in the arid dirty soil all summer, and only then will they let you try to guide a raft.

The right sandals are a good step in the right direction, however.

Good luck, and let's get smelly, y'all!
 

H

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carlomarx said:
...I wear my Chacos to work every day. ...
I have to wait until the weekend to wear mine :(

They are about 4 years old now and MAN they are stinky. Do you know a cure? I have tried the wash, but that is good for about a week.

Oh well.
 

carlomarx

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I've used lots of stuff. At the rafting company we have a funkicide solution that we use on the wetsuits. I just dunk them in there every week or so. They smell like a hospital until I get them in the river again, but at least they don't smell too bad.

...I think a mild bleach solution might work. I love Chacos because they don't get as stinky as Tevas. (You teva fans out there-- bring it!)

Good luck!

CM
 
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