Road trip!

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  1. Donoroto

    Donoroto Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if you really like Flat?
     
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    Well I bet land is cheap as fuck as well. I don't have any good pictures of the scenery after Nebraska. Iowa was more enjoyable to drive through, mostly because there were hills to break up the landscape. Here's a nice tree I stretched under at a rest stop in Iowa. Anyone know what kind of tree it is? My hardwood tree species identification is terrible
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    What's extra frustrating is the vast majority of the food produced in this region goes to feeding livestock for consumption. Americans' obsession with red meat is one of the biggest contributions to our carbon footprint (as I write this I'm having brisket and pulled pork BBQ for dinner...I'm happy to wear a hypocrite hat if someone makes me one :D)
     
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    Hypocrite? You're eating hippo?
    Cant tell the tree from the photo. Maybe a larch. Not oak, maple or a nut tree.
     
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    Never been to Africa, but I know not to fuck with a hippo :D
     
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    That is a big, beautiful shade tree.
     
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    A big one?:p
     
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    It's a dream/goal of mine to be able to live almost entirely off of game meat but I just don't have that much time for hunting the last few years. But yeah at some point we're probably going to have to get comfortable with eating insects or just plant protein. I think the eventual solution has to be like Star Trek style protein resequencers/replicators
     
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    I've seen lots of recipes for Brood X cicadas :) free food!
     
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    Yeah but as road kill they are a little tough to skin!:p:rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe deep fry those cicadas and coat in Buffalo Sauce!
     
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    Like a coworker says "If God didn't want us to eat animals, He wouldn't have made them so tasty!"
     
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    From the rough bark and almond shaped leaves it might be an Ash tree. Have to enjoy those while you can. The Emerald Ash Borer has destroyed most of the Ash trees in the northeast & mid-west US. We had to have our Ash tree taken down a couple years ago.
     
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    My first thought was American Linden (Basswood) cannot see the leaves well enough though
     
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    Thankfully we don't get them up this way
     
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    I never found this one funny, but it fits here...
     
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    It was funny enough to keep us randomly quoting it in high school. And also "The bottom two-thirds of the nape of the neck" and "naughty bits"!
     
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    'E's passed on!
    This parrot is no more!
    He has ceased to be!
    'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker!
    'E's a stiff!
    Bereft of life,
    'e rests in peace!
    If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!
    'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory!
    'E's off the twig!
    'E's kicked the bucket,
    'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!
    THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!
     
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    We are in Virginia!! Spending a few nights at the future in-laws' before we head out for our final destination. It'll be nice to have a little rest and respite after 6 days on the road!!

    Here's the beautiful hills of Maryland and rural Northern Virginia
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    The Parrot Sketch is one of the best comedy skits of all time!
     
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