Post by Groundhog66 on Aug 26, 2014 11:31:24 GMT -8
Tony (cockroach) has graciously donated a Seiko World Timer (6117-6400 Aug '70), to be the official Wrist Sushi World Traveler.
Rules for participation:
* You must be a participating member, in good standing.
* The watch will be yours for two weekends MAX, show it a good time, and take pics for documentation.
* You must be able to perform a bracelet resize or strap change, or have it done for you by a reputable source.
* Package and post the watch responsibly.
* Within the US, it must be shipped via USPS Priority w/tracking. Int'l, please use best method that is affordable.
*This is the official list*
Groundhog66 - US Penguinbce - Surrey, BC Canada c5k0 - Toronto, Canada trandy - US cdgod - US 69ChevelleSS - US bobbymike - US scubarob99 - US seikoholic - US dasher - US Groundhog66 - US C4L18R3 - HK martog - AUS tritto AUS lordflagpolecrabtree - UK dynam0humm - UK funkster - UK
*All below the line, please let me know when you're ready to host*
estrickland - US J.F. Sebastian - NZ tentotwo - NL mwbuss8 - VN
Let's see....I'm #6 on the list....two weeks per stop....I should see it sometime around November.
So if you get it in November I guess all I will be able to post pics of is the watch in front of the sign out front showing -15 or -20 and a pile of snow.
I think the fair weather state people should have to wait til winter and get bumped down on the list so the rest of us living in hell holes can still get out and show some sights.
You ever see the Northside in winter?
No one on there porches.
No herds of people selling crack on the corner.
No one shooting each other up in broad daylight since they are all inside thanks to their free heat and electricity since the gubment says you can't cut them off in winter otherwise Darwinism would kick in.
I have my whole route planned out (same as on the Shadow Aero Forum rep yoru city thread from back in the day)
Hell, I might even have to get on one of my bikes and ride all the way down to MS just for some 15 minutes of internet fame.
The house in the hood I grew up in (less the split rail fence and other improvements which my father did which have now gone to waste) This pic is 6 years old and I went through there 6 months ago and it is a whole lot worse now.
I remember my father having to tell the local who set up shop in OUR yard while they opened up the fire hydrant with a tire around the base and a 2 X 10 as a ramp to create a ghetto water park for there 8 kids each in the intersection that he just put down some pesticide on the lawn and you should have seen them run like roaches with the light on.
At least my Suamc tree I planted when I was 5 is booming.
Here he is on my wrist looking at a TG display of a really sick patient on life support...
Next we took some pictures to see if the World Traveler had suffered during his molesting by Canuckistan Post. We see his vitals here in Dial Up, Dial Down, Crown Up, Crown Down, 12 o'clock Up and 12 o'clock down...
This is a composite of all those shots; I have no idea how or why Picasa did this but it is kind of cool. It also demonstrates why NOS does not mean a movement will be in good running order. Even though it is obviously unworn or extremely seldom worn, is pristine inside and out, it is exhibiting a need for a good service.
Now that we have that out of the way, let's take a short walk around my neighbourhood.
This is looking down the main tree lined street that my cul de sac turns off of(to the right)...
A shot of the main street a couple of blocks away, that leads up to the shopping center. The homes on the left are all really nice 2500 sq ft 4 bedroom homes with full basement, main floor and full second stories with detached two car garages and lane access in back. We almost bought one about 10 years ago when they were first built...couldn't touch one for less than $900k today
This is the local produce market. It is like Christian's in SoCal...mostly high end produce for the affluent...
Across the street from there is the main shopping center...
Two doors up from Chans and directly across from Safeway is our Village Pub(the scene of a couple of WIS meetings in the past)...
Around back of Safeway is the local library...
Opposite the library is our local Starbucks...
On the way back home and just around the corner from us is this town home complex. It looks exactly like the one we lived in when we were in SoCal except that place had a Cal flag and the US flag in the garden where we see only the flag of Canuckistan...
And finally a shot of the home that is hosting the World Traveler...
The next installation should have more shots of the Traveler in beach scenes and maybe inside the pub! Stay tuned
Took the World Traveler to the beach today. This is the world famous White Rock beach. We parked near the western end of the strip and I started shooting along the sea walk...
This is looking east towards Point Roberts which is a small peninsula that juts down across the border into the US. So technically this is not part of CONUS as it is just a small bit of land attached to Canada
This is looking east towards one of the main features of this seaside community; the White Rock Pier. It has a government marina and breakwater out at the end. There is also a cell repeater that services all along the beach as it is well below any line of sight transmissions.
Here you can see the cell tower and the marina. In the back ground across the water is the USA proper.
Across the main street which parallels the sea walk is just one of the fine restaurants along the strip. There are 50+ eateries down here!
Thought I'd forgotten the traveler didn't you
Getting closer to the pier now. This building used to be the train station but no trains have stopped here for decades. The building was almost torn down until a local community group rescued it and it is now home to the White Rock Beach Museum. It is loaded with old photos of White Rock and the surrounding area going back to before 1900.
Another very popular eating establishment. SRO today so I couldn't even go inside for a pint or a picture
One of several pieces of funky sculpture along the sea walk. This one gets fondled a lot as you can tell by the grease stained lady bits
Almost there. The tide was starting to go out. When it is at it's lowest, you can walk on the sand out as far as the breakwater and farhter in some areas.
Ta Da! It is almost a quarter of a mile to the end of the pier! Back many decades ago, there used to be a hotel at the end of the pier. Like many of those establishments, it was lost in a fire and never rebuilt. There is a hotel on the beach which I'm told has the same name as that original one.
This is where the beach, strip and surrounding area gets it's name from. The local natives have a legend about how the giant rock got there but I don't remember the details as it was all steeped in metaphysical stuff.
Looking back at the main strip, you can see how the land all rises up and thus the need for the cell tower. BTW, the pier gets all decked out at Christmas with lights and it is quite spectacular!
The Traveler is thoroughly enjoying the tour
Back up the steps to the street and one of the first places to great us is my favourite beach restaurant. Uli's has an extensive beer menu which include mostly craft brews, many of them Belgian, Danish and Dutch. The local craft brews are not neglected. At any time there may be up to a hundred beers available. They also have award winning chefs so the food is awesome! If anyone makes it to White Rock, I can't recommend this place too highly
Heading back to find the car which is about half a mile down the road. Nearly all of the restaurants have sidewalk seating and many have gas heaters so that you can enjoy eating outdoors in the evenings; even in winter! You have to be early because the outdoor seating is always short on supply.
The view looking directly south. All the visible land is in the USA. The dark bit to the left is part of the mainland but all the rest are gulf islands situated between Vancouver Island and the US mainland.
One of the many whimsical paintings along the sea walk advertising the many arts and crafts stores that are mixed in with the restaurants along the strip.
The World Traveler just had to get me to shoot a picture of this fellow kayaking along the shore. He was moving at a pretty good clip too! Kayaking is very popular here in the summer and there are usually one or two companies up at the western most end of the beach who rent kayaks and also organize kayak tours.
No...not chem trails but a reminder that the World Traveler has many more places to visit.
I'll get Tim to give me his next destination and get the Traveler packed and on the plane!