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There really is A Santa Claus

Old 12-26-16, 09:48 PM
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There really is A Santa Claus

A special gift(s) from Mrs Claus.

The actual map we used on this past year's cross country ride framed plus a Route 20 sign. I truly enjoyed seeing the highlighted map extend further East as we traveled. It was excellent positive reinforcement.

Now I'm wondering how my Sag person managed to get a Route 20 sign and if we'll get a knock on the door one day from someone looking for it?!?!?

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Old 12-26-16, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
A special gift(s) from Mrs Claus.

The actual map we used on this past year's cross country ride framed plus a Route 20 sign. I truly enjoyed seeing the highlighted map extend further East as we traveled. It was excellent positive reinforcement.

Now I'm wondering how my Sag person managed to get a Route 20 sign and if we'll get a knock on the door one day from someone looking for it?!?!?
Hope you and/or your Sag person don't end up in a Federal slammer.
Map and sign going up in a prominent spot in your home?
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Old 12-26-16, 10:22 PM
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Old 12-26-16, 11:20 PM
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Waaay cool!
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Old 12-27-16, 02:13 AM
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very nice!
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I got towels, washrags and bed linens but I did ask for them, so I'm fine.
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Old 12-27-16, 05:24 AM
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WONDERFUL gifts from the

In my stocking was a Calphalon spaghetti fork, , the ideal back scratching utensil when bad wrists and shoulders just don't function fluidly anymore.
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Nice touch, jppe. You are looking good, too.

Happy New Year!
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Old 12-27-16, 07:30 AM
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There really is a Santa Claus here in San Diego County, as well. A 7-member-and-growing rogue branch of the Real Bearded Santas group is fighting childhood obesity and diabetes by promoting healthful eating and exercise. I met the founder a few weeks ago at our local weekly farmers' market, and now he is trying tor recruit me, but I keep my beard too short for their standards. The noble aim of the group is to make sure more of today's kids look like jppe et al. a half century from now.

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/dec/20...hange-santas-/
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You don't have to steal them and you can support the Route 20 Association at the same time.
The Historic US Route 20 Store
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Old 12-27-16, 11:32 AM
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Once again, your Sag driver has deemed you a keeper. Well done both of you.
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Old 12-27-16, 09:58 PM
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For your next trip, you'll have to ride the oldest coast-to-coast road -- The Lincoln Highway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Highway . The official Lincoln Highway route has changed many times over the years (it was originally dedicated in 1913!), so riding any one of them would qualify!
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Old 12-29-16, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
For your next trip, you'll have to ride the oldest coast-to-coast road -- The Lincoln Highway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Highway . The official Lincoln Highway route has changed many times over the years (it was originally dedicated in 1913!), so riding any one of them would qualify!

Very interesting. I will have to look into it. A quick search didn't come up with specific road numbers but this actually looks intriguing.

Although the thought of going across Nebraska again is very unappealing. When I drove across it in November moving my son back from Salt Lake City to NC the winds were even worse than when I cycled across it.
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