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Old 03-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #141
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- before visiting Quebec, please learn some basic French; if you do not order your poutine in the native tongue, they may spit in it
No offense to our Quebecois brethren who may not know any better, but Poutine sure seems like a way to ruin perfectly good French fries. Everyone from Tex-Mex country knows, the only proper topping for French Fries is nacho cheese and chili!
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I agree with Protagonist here - I've tried poutine and was underwhelmed, to be polite. To be fair, FaN, I haven't had it in Quebec, so it could have been an inferior product.

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But have you tried the horse meat - er, horse beef, in Quebec? Mmmmmm tasty..
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:32 AM   #144
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But have you tried the horse meat - er, horse beef, in Quebec? Mmmmmm tasty..
It sure gives the "Horse Head Scene" from The Godfather and different meaning!
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:46 AM   #145
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But have you tried the horse meat - er, horse beef, in Quebec? Mmmmmm tasty..
"If wishes were horses, we'd all be eating steak." Jayne Cobb, Firefly, 2002.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:33 AM   #146
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But have you tried the horse meat - er, horse beef, in Quebec? Mmmmmm tasty..
I used to travel regularly to Kazakhstan on business and ate my share of horse meat there (when in Rome...). It didn't taste bad but after a while I got turned off by the yellow looking fat.

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:06 AM   #147
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You know, as a woman happily traveling with a spouse, I am one of those who openly and vocally admires women who travel alone. And, there are a number of them out there.

That said, more than I would be concerned about personal safety and personal attack (i.e.rape, robbery), it's the being alone in event of a personal or vehicle emergency that leaves me in awe.

Doug always carries a handgun, except when we go into Canada, and has never once had to even reach for it. We have not met women traveling alone, either, who have had to take extreme defensive actions. They are traveling sanely, reasonably and cautiously, and do just fine. They all also seem to have a dog.

A dog wouild alert you to real or perceived danger, and you've received a lot of good, first line of defense suggestions here.

Go for it, I say, and don't worry about hiring a bodyguard!

In the very unlikely event any of us would encounter real danger from other humans on the road, it would likely be one of those crazed isituations that just might mean your number was up, period. Dontcha think?

Don't let fear get the best of you.


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Old 03-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #148
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I agree with Protagonist here - I've tried poutine and was underwhelmed, to be polite. To be fair, FaN, I haven't had it in Quebec, so it could have been an inferior product.

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I've enjoyed Poutine in Montreal but when ordering mispronounced it. I got a very quizzical look when I ordered putain which, as I found out later, is something all together different but might include gravy if that's you're thing! ;-)
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Fly,
Calm your fears, stock up on beers and hit the road.
Seriously, I think you may be just a little over cautious about traveling alone.
You have traveled alone in the past with no issues. Do not let the fraidy cats get to you. you are a strong person and can do anything you want too, by yourself or not. Feel strong, look confident and you will be fine.
If you are ever near Modesto, CA. and need anything give me a shout.


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Old 03-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #150
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I used to drive a big rig and used a 2' length of pipe as a cheater bar to cinch the load binders and check the tires by bouncing it off each tire.
I suggest you get a piece of pipe (tire pressure checker) for your truck. Before you step outside your rig put on your gloves, get out your pipe and go check your tires.
I think any body seeing you with pipe in hand would think twice about your ability to defend your self. This will also give you a chance to check the AS and build more confidence.


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I used to drive a big rig and used a 2' length of pipe as a cheater bar to cinch the load binders and check the tires by bouncing it off each tire.
I suggest you get a piece of pipe (tire pressure checker) for your truck. Before you step outside your rig put on your gloves, get out your pipe and go check your tires.
I think any body seeing you with pipe in hand would think twice about your ability to defend your self. This will also give you a chance to check the AS and build more confidence.


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That is a great idea! Or, a baseball bat.

Likely, though, the pipe would do more serious harm.


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Use caution when using a 'piece of hollow pipe' as a tire check tool. Any object with uniform density will transmit the shock load over the total length of the tool and result in damage to the wrist and hand. The uniform density makes it hard to transmit the force wanted/required to 'get a reading' on the tire.
A large hammer will take up less space and do the job better, allowing more force to be applied to the working end with the assistance of momentum, thus getting a much better sound bite of the tire condition.
The hammer will be a universal camping tool good for knocking wooden heads, driving ground stakes, to cracking rocks for mineral analysis.

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Calm your fears, stock up on beers and hit the road.
Seriously, I think you may be just a little over cautious about traveling alone.
You have traveled alone in the past with no issues. Do not let the fraidy cats get to you. you are a strong person and can do anything you want too, by yourself or not. Feel strong, look confident and you will be fine.
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And don't forget that BECAUSE you are towing an Airstream, help is all around you from any one who owns or has EVER owned an Airstream. This is one great group of friendly helpful folks. I admire your sense of adventure and self confidence!!
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