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Old 07-19-2017, 08:41 AM
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I visited Tampa's "Confederate Memorial Park" this morning. It is home to "The World's Largest Confederate Flag" (as titled on Google) . Tampa has all kinds of things to see. 😊

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Old 07-21-2017, 02:48 AM
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Driving to Work

Someone took a picture of me driving to work yesterday and posted it it on the Suncoast Falcons Facebook page, asking "Who is this?". It was like in The Lone Ranger shows where they would ask "Who was that masked man?".

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Old 07-21-2017, 12:54 PM
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Out for a spin.

Very cool Dennis. Great pic and story. Keep them coming. Really enjoy your posts and pics. Larry
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I just knew about one corner store in Tampa that sold sans ethanol gas and it was a lot out of my approach there. All things considered, .... they assembled another Wawa comfort store that I go by consistently on my approach to work and I saw that it has two pumps that apportion 89 octane without ethanol gas. Amazing! Presently I have choices.

The Wonder Falcon got three remarks while I drove home from work today. A more established dark woman driving a major SUV sounded her horn and asked "Is that a 1966?" and we talked a li

I waxed my dark auto this previous end of the week with Turtle Wax dark wax. See: http://automobiledecor.com/best-car-...-cars-reviews/

Stunning! That is well done. It made my hood as intelligent as a mirror.
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:48 PM
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Hey Dennis - We'll be hoping Irma skirts on by you this weekend! Batten down the hatches just in case!

Here in Washington (and other places nearby too, I suppose) we are breathing pure smoke these days. It is very eerie to be able to look directly at the sun at noon.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:35 PM
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Here is my smoked covered Sun picture as well as ash on my car.
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:28 PM
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Hurricane Irma

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Here is my smoked covered Sun picture as well as ash on my car.
Wow! Those smoky photos are eerie.

The hurricane is supposed to arrive near Tampa this coming Monday morning.

I cleared out the garage so that I could park both the Mustang and the Falcon in the garage. (I liked my V-8 Wonder Falcon so much that I had to get the GT Mustang with a V-8 also. )

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I covered the Honda CR-V and parked it further back in the driveway so that it was not directly under any trees.

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I installed the aluminum I-beam garage door reinforcements. They have a bottom peg that inserts into a slot drilled into the concrete floor. The post has L-brackets that fit into slots in the garage door.

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Old 09-09-2017, 10:38 AM
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So it looks like you are riding it out. I see certain parts of Tampa have a mandatory evacuation order.

You have made good preparations to manage the risks.

We will all be sending good thoughts your way. Please keep the updates coming.
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:05 PM
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So it looks like you are riding it out. I see certain parts of Tampa have a mandatory evacuation order. You have made good preparations to manage the risks. We will all be sending good thoughts your way. Please keep the updates coming.
Thanks, Jeff.

We are a distance from any waterfront so we are not in danger of being flood by storm surge and are not in an evacuation area. I cleaned the leaves and mud dauber nests out of the tracks and closed my storm shutters today. All the windows are covered. Dennis.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:45 AM
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Dennis - anxiously awaiting the all-clear message to know you came out the other side OK. Power may be an issue, but hope all is well!

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Old 09-14-2017, 06:13 PM
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Dennis - anxiously awaiting the all-clear message to know you came out the other side OK. Power may be an issue, but hope all is well!
Hello, Roger.

We lost electricity at our house this past Sunday evening. The electricity just came back on this evening (Thursday). Yaaaaay!

This deserves a dancing banana:

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Old 09-15-2017, 12:08 PM
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I think that deserves two dancing banana's at a party sharing beers (or root beers)!

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Old 12-31-2017, 08:48 AM
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Happy 2018!

Happy 2018, everyone!

The Wonder Falcon provided me with 5,263 trouble-free miles in 2017 and I enjoyed every one of them.

I bought three new Milestar MS775 P175/80R13 86S WSW tires off E-Bay yesterday for $52.97 each including postage (I had already replaced one tire last year).

"Most of the Milestar MS775 tire sizes have the classic white sidewall. It is an affordable touring tire made with interlocking circumferential blocks that are arranged to reduce harmonics for a quiet ride. It also has an open shoulder tread block design that helps with water evacuation and traction on wet roads, as well as solid center grooves for stability and handling."

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Out for a spin.

I love reading your traveling stories Dennis. Here's to your new tires giving you many more trouble free miles in your Wonder Wagon. Happy New Year. Larry
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:25 PM
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The truth is out there

As my wife and I were leaving the Silver Springs car show in Ocala this afternoon, we saw a sign that said "Fort King Historic Site". We went to check it out, but I figured that all we would find was a park with a sign saying "This was the site of Fort King". I did not expect to find a full-scale reconstructed fort! Wow!

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After the visit to the fort, we had a Close Encounter.
THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE.

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I Want To Believe!

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