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Euro Travel Quiz - Places Reeking of History

Jan 31st, 2015, 08:58 AM
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thanks ann - if no one answers here will be a question on Monday's quiz - me I don't know - River Devon?
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Jan 31st, 2015, 09:10 AM
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Sorry Pal - I don't even know if there IS a river Devon.
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Jan 31st, 2015, 09:14 AM
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Cornish Pastry River? Naw - up to a foot of snow here tonight - who would live in such a climate - then the deep freeze afterwards - lots of time inside to work on quizzes!
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Jan 31st, 2015, 09:15 AM
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I know the answer, but will desist from answering.
Give the furners a chance .
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Jan 31st, 2015, 09:20 AM
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another question that ann got partially right a dozen or so quizzes ago - what exactly constitutes the boundaries of the Pool of London - will be on next quiz too - I have a pamphlet from the Pool of London tourist association or some such name with the precise answer - between two well-known points.
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Jan 31st, 2015, 10:50 AM
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quite right hetismij. We have to give johnny foreigner the chance to show what he knows, what?

a river of pasties, Pal? great idea! I'm sure that that would go down well with my neighbours.

BTW, I thought that you might be interested in the riveting item of news that was making the headlines around here yesterday:

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Whee...#ixzz3QHzYwW1j

Don't you wish you had our weather, Pal?
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Jan 31st, 2015, 11:04 AM
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I'll take a hurricane over ice cold and snow - not sure why I live here - well yes I do but am still stuck.

Talk about winds - I was in Traverse City, our regional large town, and the wind off Lake Michigan was so so strong at one intersection with high buildings making a wind tunnel that I literally had to hang on for dear life and limb to a street light pole - for about a minue - never been out in such winds - frightening - so to blow a heavy dust bin over it must have been hurricane speeds or as usual the local youth were on a drunken rampage in the town centre after chucking out time?

Had to look up that river name so will not say but I have been over that old rail bridge several times.
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Jan 31st, 2015, 11:06 AM
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wheelie bins are not that heavy, Pal. news equivalent of a cat stuck up a tree, and not very far at that.
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Jan 31st, 2015, 11:31 AM
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Chances are it was some Plymouth yobbo not the wind anyway .

My mother worked at Dingles in Plymouth until a spat with the Germans saw her in the WAAF. It is also the city in which my Welsh grandmother died (long before I came along I might add). My grandfather worked for Great Western and was "stationed" there. Haven't been there for many a decade I am happy to say.
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Jan 31st, 2015, 11:39 AM
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hetismij - you haven't missed a lot though the area around the Hoe and the old Barbican are nice.


The architecture of the centre is very reminiscent of Coventry where I grew up - another city whose redesign was assisted by the Luftwaffe - so in a funny way I feel quite at home there.
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Jan 31st, 2015, 01:22 PM
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I grew up in Plymouth! (Michigan)!

I thought those wheelei bins may not be so heavy but then I thought you may be serious about it. Cheers!
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Jan 31st, 2015, 04:16 PM
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Hmm, Traverse City is not on Lake Michigan (proper) and it does not have tall buildings, except the tribe's resort in nearby Acme.

Maybe we should have a Michigan quiz.
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Feb 1st, 2015, 09:13 AM
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oops brain fart - it was Grand Rapids - don't know why I said Traverse - we don't go there very much as Gaylord and Grayling have everything you'd want - we go to medical things in GR - no GR ain't on Lake Michigan but not far off and the winds often blow hard in they tell me because of the flat lake.

I do know Traverse well though and yes save maybe for the hotel, which my uncle once was part owner of (along with Burwood Industries), nothing tall enough to create wind tunnels. As kids we'd visit my uncle and take rides on his boat on Grand traverse bay - the larger one to the west - what a thrill for young kids.

give me any questions of Michigan - I'm a Michigander not a Michiganian.
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Feb 1st, 2015, 10:43 AM
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Not a Michigener?
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Feb 3rd, 2015, 10:09 AM
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Never heard of Michigener but suppose some may say that in Duh U P!
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