Niagara Falls

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  1. 65restomod

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    That's awesome. I was there exactly a week ago. Windy as hell, and drizzle, but still cool. Never been to the US side before.
     
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    That was a very interesting read. I wondered why they didn't just go in and remove it, but I figure that it must be easier to leave, or that the likelihood of it doing "bad things to people" is pretty low.

    I've never seen it, by the way. Maybe after the Grand Canyon (which I have also not seen).

    Joseph
     
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    It's really amazing, for about 15 minutes. When my daughter was 10 we went (Canadian side), and she looked at the falls for a minute then said, "Now what? Can we go to the haunted house?"
     
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    You need to get out more!
    Niagara Falls done it a few times
    Grand Canyon been there
    Married still there being nagged
    owning a classic ..... priceless or pricey... you chose

    ETC
     
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    Yes, I do, definitely. I recently counted how many of our national parks I have seen. So far, I've only been to nine. I gotta do better than that.

    Thirty-four years, and counting.

    Definitely both. Last week, it was my brakes (which I still haven't bled). Yesterday, before I could get working on the brakes, my column shifter decided it didn't want to move. I figure that something inside the column broke or came undone, and jammed itself inside the mechanism. So now it's down while I figure out the best way of taking things apart. Argh! Always something!

    Joseph
     
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    Wife and I went to Niagara Falls last year -- there was a lot of water flowing over them at the time , quite impressive . Especially from the 43rd floor of our hotel. The nighttime lighting we thought was a bit tacky. Quite cool to be able to get under them. We were a couple of weeks too early to do the boat trip though. Apart from that the only parts of the US we have seen is San Fran , Denver airport and around my mates place in Canton Ohio. Would love to get back and do some car stuff with him.
    Denis.
     
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    That is impressive. Water flowing over a water fall doesn't happen every day. Lucky.;)
     
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    Yeah, but it's the sheer volume, and the wonder that it doesn't scour out the riverbed quickly, that enthralls. I went to a big ditch in the ground, the Mahoning-Hull Rust mine in Hibbing, MN, and unless you are actually standing there, watching the mining operations going on, you don't 'get' the immensity, and so it's just a 'big hole in the ground.'
     
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    Historically, the rate of erosion of the falls has been around 3 feet per year. During the last 12,300 years, it has eroded 11.4 km. The Niagara Falls has retreated from Lake Ontario towards Lake Erie in the last 200 years at a yearly rate of 5 feet.

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    Went down to Iguazu Falls in Brazil a few years ago. That's a lot of water. It's bigger than Niagara.
     
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    That one's on my bucket list. A junior high teacher taught us about it.
     
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    While you're down there, pick me up a key from the local cartel.
     
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    I only play "Cash 'n' Carry...I cash in, you carry it.
     
  15. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    Powder or leaf ?
     
  16. TestDummy

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    How about half a key of each?
     
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    That would take away the quantity discount, you would save money if you bought one of each and make it up in profits on the back end, simple economics.
     
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    Go with the Peruvian Marching Dust. Leaf has too many independents dealing.
     
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    I'm a consumer, not a supplier.
     

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