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Everything Else / Fall Travel Plans
« Last post by pop pop on Today at 08:16:30 AM »
We are making plans to go on another fall trip. This time my sweetie found an article, in our Country Magazine, about a scenic trip along the upper Mississippi River. They have a Scenic Byway on both the Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois sides of the big river. We plan to drive to Moline Ill and view the John Deer Museum, and cross over the river into Missouri, then travel the Byway north that runs beside the river to Dubuque Iowa. Then crosses back over the Mississippi to Galena Illinois.

We have plans to spend 3 weeks on this trip. We will be stopping at Galena, the Mississippi Palisades State Park, Moline, then cross the river to Hannibal Missouri. Explore that area of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, then travel on to Alton Ill, then on to St. Louis where my sweetie wants to go and see the Budweiser Clydesdales farm located there about.

We have been shut ins because of the hot weather as I have asthma and canít take the very hot times of the year. Air conditioning is my best friend right now. Was 98 here yesterday and with the heat index 111. Asthmatics have a hard time breathing in such conditions.

Our plan is to leave here on Sept 16th and return by Oct 5th.  Then we will spend the last 2 weeks of Oct in Ashville N C, and Pigeon Forge TN.  The October trip has been our tradition for the past 15 years. The Great Smokey Mountain N P is one of my favorite destinations and we try and visit a couple times per year.   We also like the Blueridge Parkway, out of Ashville N C, equally as well. We have plans to spend a week at each place and do some serious leaf peeping while there.  We once hiked a lot, but at 71 and with my knee, and 69 with her bad hip, which is set to be replaced on the 4th of Nov, we can no longer go on long strenuous hikes.  We do short ones and do most of our leaf peeping through the windshield now.

Our first grandson (26) will be traveling with us. He has been all over the U S with us in our RV. Lack 3 states and he will have been in all the lower 48 states. He has Downs Syndrome and really enjoys our trips. He has a T V and his electronics in the back seat of our truck and enjoys them as we drive. He will be singing Charlie Pooth, Michel Jackson or Willie Nelsonís ďOn The Road Again,Ē or something else as we drive down the road.  He also entertains himself off of satellite TV or Movies he watches on the TV screen mounted on the back of Mimiís seat head rest. Talk about having it made!

I will be taking my guns as Missouri and Iowa honors my Concealed Carry Permit; however, Illinois only allows me to have a gun in my truck and does not honor any states CCP. I also keep one(Mossberg 20 Ga) in my 5th wheel RV which I pull behind my truck.  So I will be able to protect her, grandson, and myself should the issue be forced upon us. My sweetie carries also which is comforting.

 America is great, and God is good, guys!
Handguns & Holsters / Glock G41 vs. the 1911
« Last post by Taurian on Today at 05:29:33 AM »
Everything Else / Re: Problems At Church Yesterday.
« Last post by pop pop on Today at 05:27:18 AM »
I agree with you all on informing the Police. Steve, I told them in order to not give him someone to place the blame on, and "Possibly" take revenge on, to just tell him that the Safety Team recommended that he be asked not to come back until he is serious about self improvement and leaving the drugs alone. By all means he is not welcomed if he is high on drugs.

I believe if he shows up and creates another disruption, they will be asking him not to return until he is better. I know many in our church has expressed dissatisfaction with him and his disruptions. For sure when he exited the building with the church directory and asking members for money. This problem has been removed and the directory will not be on display again. They also have told him not to be asking for money, and informed the members not to give him cash, which they believe he is using to purchase drugs with.

These kind of problems are seeming to be finding our church, more and more, as time goes on. This kid was raised in the church and, IMO, is using his Christian connections to fund his habit. I for one don't care to participate.

I don't know how many more times the leadership will tolerate this guy before asking him to not come back. I do understand their desire to help this guy but, IMO, he has to want to help himself. IMO, that is the problem, he does not have the desire to help himself.

I also don't know the extent of his mental state. That really concerns me. Mixing mental problems with drug use is a recipe for disaster. We have already seen several serious problems, right here in middle TN, with the problem people. They are too numerous to mention all of them, but the worst was the Antioch church shooting. That perp was just given life without parole on the murder one charge with 42 other counts he will be sentenced on by the judge. That does very little to repay the 9 people he killed or injured with his outburst of anger, and all the people this thug has disrupted their lives. Most will never be the same.   

I don't want that to happen to our church.
Gary Slider - FYI. / Re: Wisconsin Now Honors DE, DC, FL, OK and RI.
« Last post by LEJoe on Today at 04:02:17 AM »
Thanks Gary! Hope these issues will work themselves out in time.
Handguns & Holsters / Altamont Grips
« Last post by Taurian on Today at 03:21:39 AM »
Read my review of the Altamont Company and their offerings in handgun grips, rifle stocks, engraving services, and more:
Handguns & Holsters / Glock G45 Review
« Last post by Taurian on Yesterday at 04:22:14 PM »
I thought that I had posted this, but I could not find it, so maybe I didn't.

Anyway, here is a review of the Glock G45, a most excellent Glock.
Handguns & Holsters / Falco A112 Holster for S&W "E" Series 1911
« Last post by Taurian on Yesterday at 03:33:29 PM »
The Falco A112 holster for the new Smith and Wesson "E" Series 1911 came in today.

Read a review for it at:
Gary Slider - FYI. / Re: Wisconsin Now Honors DE, DC, FL, OK and RI.
« Last post by Gary Slider on Yesterday at 03:16:00 PM »
 I am hearing that Florida Licenses with the prefix  W, WJ, WR, WX or WY are licenses that are issued to civilians. Looks like the only Florida license that Wisconsin will honor is a license issued to Law Enforcement Officers or other groups association with security.  I believe that with those restrictions Florida will not honor the Wisconsin permit. Things are getting more and more complicated when it comes to who honors who and so forth.

Our problem at is we try to report the facts as put out by the states and their statutes/admin rules.  The states keep making it more and more difficult for us to know and understand the rules which keep multiplying by factors of 10. We have difficulty keeping up with them so how is the average  man going to keep up with them?
Everything Else / Re: Problems At Church Yesterday.
« Last post by Taurian on Yesterday at 09:55:37 AM »
I agree with Steve. Help as you can, but be wary.
Everything Else / Re: Problems At Church Yesterday.
« Last post by M1911A1 on Yesterday at 08:34:51 AM »
I disagree with your church's leaders, about not informing the police. Help him all you can, certainly, but still keep the police "in the loop."

Although it is almost certain that the police know about this person, they still need to be informed that he is, right now, a recurring nuisance to the congregation.

For example, suppose that the drugs get the better of him, temporarily, and he decides to revenge himself upon the congregation for not giving him money.
If it should happen that he commits vandalism upon the church as a result, and if the police have already been informed about him, it will be easier for them to act to protect the church and to corral him.

Charity is an important facet of life, but charity should neither be blind nor naÔve. While you are being properly charitable, you still have to watch your back.
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