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    Default NAHBS blues.... Stranded in Kansas

    I had business this week in Kansas City and thought I would rent a car drive on Thursday to Denver and check out NAHBS on Friday before flying home...... Well, the winter storm has stranded me in a Days Inn in Ellis, KS. Ellis is the kind of town that when I asked for jalapeños on your Subway sandwich the young lady says really? There's nothing wrong with bland but bland.

    Guys I am going to be stuck here for 2 days, I am guessing.. I need some entertainment. Please help me by adding some interesting content, please??

    BTW I've already tried to click my heels.... Nothing happen.





    If there are any other stranded NAHBS folks and you cannot find a room. I got an extra bed. It's going to get nasty on I-70.

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    Oooh, that looks just like the Canadian prairies where I grew up. I remember those howling winds and snow drifting over icy roads. Watch lots of movies and sleep! Sorry you can't make it.

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    We are not in west Marin County anymore....

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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    Ellis is the kind of town that when I asked for jalapeños on your Subway sandwich the young lady says really? There's nothing wrong with bland but bland.
    Ha! I just laughed out loud at that line.

    I hope you have Color TV and can find a decent bottle shop.

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    Ha! I just laughed out loud at that line.

    I hope you have Color TV and can find a decent bottle shop.
    I am going to the truckstop across the street and play some video games with truckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    I am going to the truckstop across the street and play some video games with truckers.
    thats gotta be where it's at.
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    When I was a kid & in high school we used to drive I-70 out from St. Louis to go skiing. I believe I've stayed in that Days Inn (or maybe it was in WaKeeney) and I know I've driven across Kansas in those kinds of conditions. My sister & I made a game of counting all the Camaros and Mustangs in the median ditch. If you think western Kansas is flat, wait till you get to eastern Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    I am going to the truckstop across the street and play some video games with truckers.
    That sounds like a good way to get stabbed, catch syphilis, or both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    I had business this week in Kansas City and thought I would rent a car drive on Thursday to Denver and check out NAHBS on Friday before flying home...... Well, the winter storm has stranded me in a Days Inn in Ellis, KS. Ellis is the kind of town that when I asked for jalapeños on your Subway sandwich the young lady says really? There's nothing wrong with bland but bland.

    Guys I am going to be stuck here for 2 days, I am guessing.. I need some entertainment. Please help me by adding some interesting content, please??

    BTW I've already tried to click my heels.... Nothing happen.

    If there are any other stranded NAHBS folks and you cannot find a room. I got an extra bed. It's going to get nasty on I-70.
    Welp, a Netflix account and WiFi access would be a good thing. This flick is worth seeing again, and it's streamable.


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    You help a trucker hide a dead hooker and you've got a friend for life. That's all I'm sayin'...
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    Feedlot tours are an interesting way to spend time while visiting western Kansas. Pickled quail eggs can be found in many of the area's truck stops as well...

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    maybe theres a pool at the hotel that you can shovel off and skate on?
    trying to help here.

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    Lot Lizard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maunahaole View Post
    That sounds like a good way to get stabbed, catch syphilis, or both.
    So about like that CX WC foam party?

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    For perspective...

    I wish I had a Strava account cause I think I could've the KOM for the Ellis on ramp to I-70 climb.... Downloaded "Hoosiers" seemed a better fit than Planes Trains and Automobiles.

    The pool is indoors. Complete with a hot tub.... Foam party 11:03 PM

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    The driver carrying our stuff to NAHBS is in a Super 8 somewhere off the highway in Kansas... Hopefully it'll let up in the AM and he can make it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post

    For perspective...

    I wish I had a Strava account cause I think I could've the KOM for the Ellis on ramp to I-70 climb.... Downloaded "Hoosiers" seemed a better fit than Planes Trains and Automobiles.

    The pool is indoors. Complete with a hot tub.... Foam party 11:03 PM
    Are those yellow lines contours? That map shot is as bleak as the truck stop photo. If you're packing, I'd get rid of it quickly for your own safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bironi View Post
    Are those yellow lines contours?
    Yes: each line = 5 ft

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    Larry Bird did it.

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    And it is nice and sunny back here in Marin.

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