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01-25-2002, 10:32 AM
anyone living in Utah, besides me??
I'm in Mountain Green.
01-25-2002, 05:06 PM
Where is mountain green??
(sorry for being an idiot)
01-26-2002, 02:51 AM
Sometimes I wish I lived in Utah - nice people there, tastey chocolate milk!
01-26-2002, 11:48 AM
I do love living in utah...The people are great, and I do love chocolate milk...But, Ice cream is the best...We utahns consume more ice cream than any where else in the world..Why is that?? I haven't the slightest idea...But now we have to get ready for the olympics...what a mess. Traffic is gonna suck like you cant believe...Oh well...
01-26-2002, 05:17 PM
We had the winter olympics in Calgary back when Jamaca started their bobsled team (I HAVE heard everything). Traffic was bad, real bad - we do not have nice high speed interstates like you guys. Going through a place like Salt Lake would take a day with the way our roads are done. We have had several summer games here in Edmonton over the years - I can do without the hassles too.
01-26-2002, 10:08 PM
I tell ya, Its sure going to be interesting to see all the traffic...They're closing a lot of roads, they're making some roads one way streets just for this 2 week period of the olympics...I live right on one of the major streets that will take people to the skating oval...I wish I could go on vacation during the olympics..but thats not gonna happen...
01-27-2002, 12:13 AM
Might be a good time to hide in the old workshop...
01-27-2002, 08:32 AM
Drove from vail to moab last summer.
Hate to break down with a horse and wagon.
Mostly scrub and stone, and the S.P. main line past the Colorado line.
Arches Natoinal Park has stunning scenery.
The ride back north east along the Colorado River was unbelievable to an easterner.
Rocks big as Walmart falling off the cliffs.
Moab is full of those cute little mining cars.
Like to check a couple in my luggage for the return trip.
Trunk was full.
Mountain Green is in Morgan county, just east of Ogden. Snowbasin (site of the Olympics downhill and Super G) is in my back yard.
Where are you at?
01-28-2002, 03:37 PM
I am in Salt lake....Taylorsville to be exact..6200 so. is the main artery to get to the speed skate oval...I'm right off of 6200 south, I'm thankful the kids are off track, so they won;t be in school during the olympics..I've only drove on I-84 between I=15 and 1-80 once..so Naturally I wouldn;t know too much in morgan county...Thats cool though that there is another "Utahn" on these boards...
There was another machinist from SLC that frequented the various machinist sites. His internet handle was Bawko Bawkorian. Haven't heard from him in a long time. We talked about the possibility of a club, but he and I were the only ones to admit living in Utah.
01-29-2002, 03:34 PM
Well, maybe there are other fellow utahns that are just afraid to "come out of the closet", It used to be embarrasing to admit that your from utah, but I think utah is getting a little more respect now...Is there any stereotypes associated with utahn, other than polygamy that we utahns need to explain to you all???
paul j smeltzer
01-29-2002, 08:11 PM
Hi! i'm from Highland, Ut 30 miles so of slc. sandwitched in btwn Alpine & A.F.
i build mechanical devices. Currently working on a 1915 case traction engine 1/4 scale, also on several unrelated projects.
01-29-2002, 09:56 PM
Hey, another fellow utahn...down in Highland, huh?? I've been down to the Peppermint place, I think its in alpine??
What kind of mechanical devices do you build? I build hydraulic and pneumatic cable cutters, hydraulic chainsaws, hydraulic pruners, etc..good to hear from ya.
01-30-2002, 08:20 AM
Embarrased at being from Utah? Oh come on now, low crime, clean air, pretty girls, young educated population! Hell, I live in Mississippi!
paul j smeltzer
01-30-2002, 09:05 AM
brent, this past five year i have been involved with crane simulators, motion bases etc. reciently designed and built a 42 ton iron worker for my shop. model engines, gas, steam, hotair. over fifty years gunsmithing, had a shop in central california.
01-30-2002, 06:43 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Thrud:
[B]We had the winter olympics in Calgary back when Jamaca started their bobsled team (I HAVE heard everything).
We lived in Evanston, WY for several years, where the Jamaica bobsled team called 'home' while they trained. Evanston's only about 45 minutes to Park City, a straight shot with light traffic. The team all worked at Domino's Pizza, and the town adopted them, helping with housing and funding and stuff. Real nice guys. Sort of like rooting for the Cubs, ya just can't help yourself!
01-30-2002, 09:39 PM
I give those guys one thing - they had the testacular fortitude to jump in and go "where no Jamacian had slid before" - Captain Kirk would be proud...
(I thought they did very well considering what they were up against)