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Old 07-05-2017, 10:12 AM   #1
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What did you do that no one else here has?

This has been a really fun thread on FB: tell us something you've done in your life that you think probably no one else here has done. (If someone pipes up and says they did the same thing, feel free to post another).
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I'll start: I left college suddenly and drove across the country in a $50 beater to become a wrangler at a dude ranch in MT.

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I'll start: I left college suddenly and drove across the country in a $50 beater to become a wrangler at a dude ranch in MT.

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Snickering. Cool! Where abouts? Where do you reside now?

>>>> I hiked the Appalachian Trail as a youngster for many years. Typically out all summer, longest was a four month span. You learn real darn quick what essentials are when you lug it around on your back like that. Lol.
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Snickering. Cool! Where abouts? Where do you reside now?

>>>> I hiked the Appalachian Trail as a youngster for many years. Typically out all summer, longest was a four month span. You learn real darn quick what essentials are when you lug it around on your back like that. Lol.
The ranch is still there: flathead lake lodge outside Bigfork, MT. The college was Case Western Reserve U in CLE. :-)

That wrangler stint got me more interviews than the top credentials & experience in my previous field (IT). They just HAD to hear from the cowgirl lol
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Oh, and we always wanted to hike the AT! Too many medical complications now. Still fascinated by it, though.
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When I was 14 years old, my 2 cousins and I decided to go "Tom Sawyer style rafting" on the river below our farm. We spent 2 weeks cutting down poplar trees and building a raft. Finally got it finished and pushed it into the river. IT SUNK!! We didn't have a clue about the water content of green poplar trees. Probably a good thing, as a number of people have drown in the rapids 5 miles down river from there.
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The ranch is still there: flathead lake lodge outside Bigfork, MT. The college was Case Western Reserve U in CLE. :-)

That wrangler stint got me more interviews than the top credentials & experience in my previous field (IT). They just HAD to hear from the cowgirl lol
Very cool. Yip I can see that being a good lead.

I enjoyed the AT (all though I grumbled much the first couple yrs. Being the oldest kid, I served as 'pack mule'. I put muscles on the others - dang quick, and decided much of what was thought of as 'basics' were not. Oops? Did that not make it in my pack for you?? Oops! They survived... not a basic proven. I agreed to carry one non basic item for each as long as it was not heavy.

One mostly not basic I carried ( my 1 non basic need) was a solar radio. I placed it at the top of my pack, pulled the antennae out the zipper and we could catch up on news - even tv shows back then! And made us still feel connected to the world. We could go weeks without seeing another human...
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I threw 2 no-hitters (7 innings each) my sophomore year of high school, was a left hand pitcher with a 91 mph fastball, and had 2 different minor league scouts come to watch me.....all at 15 years of age.......and I walked away from it. Who knows what may or may not have happened had I stated with it.
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