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Shawn@PRS
01-23-2013, 06:27 PM
A couple of the other threads made me realize how widespread and diverse our membership is. I know we have members from all over the globe, so tell us a little bit about your home. Don't be afraid to post some pics.

Maryland has the Atlantic Ocean to our east and the Appalachian, Blue Ridge and other mountains to our west with the Chesapeake Bay splitting the state in the middle. We are one of the original 13 colonies.
The borders between Maryland and Pennsylvania/Delaware form the Mason Dixon line.
Francis Scott Key composed the US National Anthem after witnessing a naval battle in Baltimore Harbor during the war of 1812.
The land was originally inhabited by Algonquian-speaking natives including the Piscataway, Chopticans, Potopacs, Patuxents, and Nacotchtanks indians.
We are famous for our Maryland Blue Crabs and Oysters harvested from the Bay.


Maryland flag
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/mdflag_zps984ef7dc.gif



Maryland postcard
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/mdpostcard_zpsa0788356.jpg



Maritime culture
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/Chesapeake-Bay-Maritime-Museum-St-Michaels_slide_zps0cf1da53.jpg

Harker1440
01-23-2013, 07:00 PM
I'm from Virginia
that is all

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-23-2013, 07:15 PM
Colorado-based Dutchman with some creole credentials. :)

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/General_Photos/IMG_0086.jpg

sleary
01-23-2013, 07:20 PM
Ontario, Canada

altoidman
01-23-2013, 07:23 PM
I'm in Maryland too.

yankeebulldog
01-23-2013, 07:27 PM
Illinois by way of Mississippi. Illinois....land of really cold weather, hot dogs, and corrupt politics......That's about all I know.

newfmp3
01-23-2013, 07:27 PM
West coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Pronouced New...found....land. Not pronounced newfinlund and you are sure to insult us by saying so...just say'n

WEDGE
01-23-2013, 07:33 PM
Connecticut here, land of high taxes and low tolerance

Canadian PRSGUY
01-23-2013, 07:36 PM
Well I'm from Canada and live in Kitchener-Waterloo or K-W.

There are a few things this city is known for
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/C7B3B424-41E3-4988-9232-DBDB90F6645B-12995-000006F10F0A3188.jpg
BlackBerry started here and employs a huge number of people in the region. BB10 is due for release on Jan 30 with a number of activities in the area.


http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/5BAA7CA9-44FE-4D7C-8BF8-F3DC31B079C0-12995-000006F12592AB2C.jpg
This guy if from the area he's got some street credit. I work with a guy that used to be part of his entourage. For the people who don't know this is LL Lennox Lewis world boxing heavy weight champ....he gave Tyson a lickin!


This kid lived 30 minutes away he's kinda of famous. His bat mobile is seen quite bit of action on the streets of KW as his father lives here and has his car. Picture included of local police pulling his dad over...yes local news picked up on it and made it news:/ I don't know him but I do know what he does and did for local charities and I got nothing bad to say about him
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/35A80E96-2166-4B53-9CA5-1232414D15ED-12995-000006F11C8CC483.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/C3823E0F-C499-4A54-A20E-0B3BEEB6C1B7-12995-000006F780EAD30E.jpg


These 3 vehicle's are made here this is the first and only Lexus to be made outside of Japan (this is a huge honor)
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/07C820CD-A01F-4075-A82A-0790C2FDC143-12995-000006FBF61FC739.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/2081470F-7C26-4CDE-840C-461ABF70C853-12995-000006FBDD60508E.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/636656BD-2E07-49AC-85F3-F428670A4992-12995-000006F133F35AD6.jpg


This man's ex wife is also from Kitchener as well. I really was blown away when Paul told me this in 1998 and offered different scenic routes to take home. Paul told me he loved bringing Cuban mahogany back with him when visited as there was no trade agreement at the time with the U.S.
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/B42D2E93-23BE-446D-8C6E-EB61058ED9C9-12995-000006F78EF5588E.jpg

I forgot we also host the largest beer fest outside of Germany

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/7AB4F0EA-8DD1-45E7-885E-A2DF65171A5E-12995-0000070CE5FF3565.jpg

It's a pretty good time
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/BB03191D-E69F-475C-9F2E-8E8F53404345-12995-0000070BF130DE02.jpg

Audie
01-23-2013, 07:39 PM
I am from New Orleans. Host of the Superbowl. Birthplace of Jazz and a Delta state of the Delta Blues. Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana territory from the King Of France, via General Napoleon for 15 million in 1803. The Louisian Purchase went from the Gulf of Mexico and up the Mississippi River to Minnesota and across to the Continental Divide and back South to Texas. What a deal!

New Orleans is home to Blue Crabs, Oysters, Shrimp, Fish, and Crawfish. World famous Restaurants abound that predate the Civil War. Cant forget Bourbon Street where the party is 24/7/365 and the music is great. The Jazz fest in April this year will host Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, The Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson and a whole bunch of others all while great food is cooking all around you. Giddy UP!

sergiodeblanc
01-23-2013, 07:44 PM
DGT- Downers Grove Township west of Chicago Illinois. Home of Emo Phillips, Denise Richards, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, and yours truly. I can park my car here and help my aging parents when not living out of suitcases.

Mike Duncan
01-23-2013, 07:52 PM
I come from the Old Dominion...Virginia.

http://vivianpaige.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/presidents.gif



http://www.50states.com/flag/image/nunst075.gif

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Virginia is one of your original mover and shaker states in the old Republic.

Mike Duncan
01-23-2013, 08:01 PM
Shawn - don't forget that you all have the United States Naval Academy. Though from Virginia, the Academy has played a HUGE part in my life as both grandfathers are from the class of '44 and my Dad is out of '71. I won't mention my cousins from '95 and '97.

http://www.usna.edu/Users/econ/insler/USNApic.jpg

justmund
01-23-2013, 08:16 PM
Tasmania, Australia.

Little island state to the South of "Mainland" Australia. 35,000 sq miles with a small population, about 500,000.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Tigris-Australia_location_Tasmania.svg/250px-Tigris-Australia_location_Tasmania.svg.png

Originally inhabited by Tasmanian Aborigines, but European settlement saw to their demise.

Not many famous people from here apart from this guy:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01635/flynn_1635351i.jpg

and of course, this guy:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c4/Taz-Looney_Tunes.svg/230px-Taz-Looney_Tunes.svg.png
We've got a lot of natural beauty here e.g.:

http://www.sauer-thompson.com/junkforcode/archives/Dombrovskis5.jpg

Our main industries are tourism, mining, aquaculture, wines, forestry and weirdly, building massive Aluminium Catamarans:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2497/3799379591_97206338b5_z.jpg?zz=1

Again, weirdly, we have one of the "best" museums in the world here. Built by a local entrepreneur (ok professional gambler), it reportedly cost about $120 million AUD to build, and another $120 million worth of art. The theme is "Sex and Death", since apparently this is what people spend most of their time thinking about (they've obviously never played a PRS then...). It's free for Tasmanian's, but costs $20 if you're not! Going in there is always a crazy experience, some of the art is outta this world, like a zoetrope in shape of a fallen head, a poo machine (as in, feed it food in one end, poop comes out the other end), there used to be "The Great Wall of Vagina" which featured 400 individual casts of... yep, vaginas.

Constructed out of Cor-ten and concrete, and dug out of the side of a sandstone cliff, there's also concerts, markets and festivals held here.

http://images.theage.com.au/2012/11/01/3761131/DA-20--20Architects-20121101142120310420-620x414.jpg

aduayer
01-23-2013, 08:25 PM
I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Well, we are famous, I guess, for our coffee, Carnaval, Samba, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Rosewood and Pernambuco. I guess Brazilian wax and good looking girls are also known abroad, not sure about that

leeasam
01-23-2013, 08:53 PM
I am From Decorah Iowa. It is a smaller town located in the NE corner of the state. County seat. On the upper Iowa river. Less than an hour from the Mississippi river. Also only 60 miles from the famous Dave`s Guitar Shop in LaCrosse Wisconsin. World famous Mayo Clinic is only 70 miles to our north.. also home of the World famous Bald Eagle cam that set records for views on UStream. http://www.decoraharea.com/

Nice bike trail--Great Canoeing. And if one is into dirt track stock car racing we have 5 dirt oval tracks with in a 60 mile radius! One is in town at the county fair grounds. We have oepn mic at a down twon bar the last Sunday eve of every month. Also Home of Luther College.

BostonGuitar
01-23-2013, 08:54 PM
Ummmm... what was my username again? ;)

Rick
01-23-2013, 08:54 PM
Vancouver , left coast of Canada
where you can ride a bike all year round
there's 6 coffee shops on every block
and the air smells .... just like Colorado :flute:

Blackbird
01-23-2013, 08:58 PM
Arkansas, specifically Fayetteville, where the University of Arkansas is located. Outdoor activities are popular here, golfing, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, etc. The weather is moderate and the scenery is nice. Ozark mountains are nearby. The only other items of note in Northwest Arkansas are the world headquarters of three Fortune 500 companies; Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt.
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab156/ahogfan80/UAR1_zpsbf1989e6.jpg
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab156/ahogfan80/628x471_zpscb87eb0b.jpg

geese_com
01-23-2013, 09:26 PM
Put your head in the freezer and you'll know what it's like in neck of the wood. Madison, Wisconsin area.

jfb
01-23-2013, 10:00 PM
I was born and raised in Tamms, IL. I now live in O'Fallon, MO.

Check out Tamms, IL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamms).
The short version is it's one of the poorest towns in the poorest county of one of the worst run states in the nation.
It is also home to the Tamms Correctional Center (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamms_Correctional_Center) which was recently shut down by the governor due to budget cuts.

BUT...I made it out...of prison...just kidding...the town! :rofl:

Check out O'Fallon, MO (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Fallon,_Missouri).
The short version is it's been voted one of the best 100 places to live by Money magazine a few times.
It is home to MasterCard's Global Technology and Operations Center and CITI Mortgage HQ.

Both are too far away from the PRS factory!

JustRob
01-23-2013, 10:10 PM
Great thread Shawn. Maryland is also known for this.

http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t427/leeotto9/baltimore_ravens_logo_hd_wallpaper-852x480_zps4f83d080.jpg

LSchefman
01-23-2013, 10:36 PM
I am from Detroit, Michigan, a city founded in 1701 by Antoine De La Mothe Cadillac.

But I knew Antoine back in the day, when his last name was still Cohn. He changed it to Cadillac because he liked the car. He had a sidekick named Fleetwood, and together they decided to explore the Great Lakes and establish a settlement for French traders. Their boat had the first tail fins.

Here's a shot of one of Detroit's nicest buildings, though it's a little run down today:

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/lschefman/09_zpsfe1b5287.jpg

vchizzle
01-24-2013, 12:40 AM
Madison, Wisconsin. We are the capital. Land of beer, cheese and brats. As a city, extremely diverse and eclectic on pretty much all fronts. It's a nice city to live in. Outside of the city, there's a lot of damn cows. We are the dairy state.

slang05
01-24-2013, 12:44 AM
Madison, Wisconsin. We are the capital. Land of beer, cheese and brats. As a city, extremely diverse and eclectic on pretty much all fronts. It's a nice city to live in. Outside of the city, there's a lot of damn cows. We are the dairy state.

I lived in Madison back in the early 90's, graduated from Jefferson..Love Madison, it's a huge melting pot! GREAT city!

I'm in Springfield MO now just 30 miles from Branson..Springfield is in the heart of the Ozarks! Beautiful area

sergiodeblanc
01-24-2013, 01:11 AM
:five:

hemantooth
01-24-2013, 01:51 AM
http://travel.sndimg.com/static_files/imagesource/imageoutput8/seattle-space-needle_966x543.jpg

http://www.columbusalive.com/content/blogs/thelatest/Images/2013/01/soundgarden.jpg

http://www.dineouthere.com/images/bean-around-the-world-02.jpg

Bill SAS 513
01-24-2013, 04:43 AM
I am from Detroit, Michigan, a city founded in 1701 by Antoine De La Mothe Cadillac.

But I knew Antoine back in the day, when his last name was still Cohn. He changed it to Cadillac because he liked the car. He had a sidekick named Fleetwood, and together they decided to explore the Great Lakes and establish a settlement for French traders. Their boat had the first tail fins.

Here's a shot of one of Detroit's nicest buildings, though it's a little run down today:

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/lschefman/09_zpsfe1b5287.jpg

Detroit...lets not forget Jerome Bettis (Da Bus)

Bill SAS 513
01-24-2013, 04:54 AM
From Carroll County, Maryland...piece and quiet , and not to far from a guitar shop!!!! (sorry, mixing threads...) Barber Pedals are Maryland Made, right...love their Small Fry Distortion.

veinbuster
01-24-2013, 06:12 AM
Home is a few towns north of Toronto, near some of the best farming soil in the world - the result of ice age glaciers scraping off top soil from hundreds of miles and leaving it at the end of their southerly advance.
And I spend enough time in central PA that I keep half a dozen guitars there.

JMintzer
01-24-2013, 06:37 AM
Born in D.C., raised in MD (Montgomery County), where I've lived pretty much my entire life, except while in school (College Park, MD and Philadelphia) and the time I lived in Columbia, MD during my residency...

I don't get out much...


Jamie

CoreyT
01-24-2013, 06:51 AM
Born and raised in West Seattle, WA., and now live about 20 miles South in Auburn.
Closer to the mountains where I like to camp, but not to far away from work either where the Boeing 737 jets are built.
I work about 5 miles from the main plant at the simulator center and corporate offices.

And I work about 2 miles from a PRS dealer :D

http://www.pnw4runners.com/camping_trips/aug10/12.jpg

http://www.pnw4runners.com/camping_trips/aug10/18.jpg

http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/02/46/73/683746/3/628x471.jpg

Many a great band has also come out of the Seattle area too.
Hemantooth mentioned Soundgarden, but also Heart, Nirvana, Queensryche, Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and many more.

Albrecht Smuten
01-24-2013, 06:53 AM
I'm from Prague, Czech Republic.
The really cool thing about Prague is the architecture, which is being compared to those of Paris and Rome and London, but that's about it. Sorry for being bitter here, but we suck in general. We were always occupied by some other country and ever since we got our freedom, we're led by the criminal elite, our government representatives' business partners are shooting each other, everyone is trying to snatch the biggest piece of the pie. People are small minded, scared and prepared to lick any boot that's shiny enough. The land of corruption. Everyone of any value went abroad, be it Jaromir Jagr, Milos Forman, Milan Kundera or Jan Hammer.

Even the beer got crappy.

I mean, look at Poland - they've had it even worse in the past and now they are making Mayonse guitars, praised by many, and have at least one decent progrock band that I know of (Riverside). What have we got?

Sorry again, I had to get it out… I'm optimist though and really believe that the next generation will have bigger balls than the previous one.

docbennett
01-24-2013, 07:08 AM
Living in Northern NJ for the past 26 years....by way of (as Ed Norton would say) "The Garden spot of the world....Brooklyn, USA".

David Eaton
01-24-2013, 07:55 AM
Origninally from Annapolis, Maryland. Now I live in Murray, KY. We're in the far western part of the state (well, commonwealth actually). The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area is about 20 minutes from here. Nashville is a quick 2 hour drive, Memphis is 3, St. Louis is 3.5. Oddly, they're all closer than Louisville or Lexington. I've been here 17 years after stops in Kansas City, MO and Ann Arbor, MI.

Big Mard
01-24-2013, 08:01 AM
Originally from a little town in East Tennessee called Sneedeville. Home of Doyle Lawson and jimmy martin.
http://www.farmpark.com/background/doyle_header_photo.gif

http://991.com/newgallery/Jimmy-Martin-Country-Music-Tim-523719.jpg

Now I live in Yale ,VA south of Petersburg.

Brad737
01-24-2013, 08:08 AM
Note to self...Must go to the Hofbrauhaus in KW...


I forgot we also host the largest beer fest outside of Germany

It's a pretty good time
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/BB03191D-E69F-475C-9F2E-8E8F53404345-12995-0000070BF130DE02.jpg

Brad737
01-24-2013, 08:11 AM
Do good work, Corey! :)



Born and raised in West Seattle, WA., and now live about 20 miles South in Auburn...where the Boeing 737 jets are built.

I work about 5 miles from the main plant at the simulator center and corporate offices.

http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/02/46/73/683746/3/628x471.jpg

sleary
01-24-2013, 08:14 AM
Well I'm from Canada and live in Kitchener-Waterloo or K-W.

There are a few things this city is known for
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/C7B3B424-41E3-4988-9232-DBDB90F6645B-12995-000006F10F0A3188.jpg
BlackBerry started here and employs a huge number of people in the region. BB10 is due for release on Jan 30 with a number of activities in the area.


http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/5BAA7CA9-44FE-4D7C-8BF8-F3DC31B079C0-12995-000006F12592AB2C.jpg
This guy if from the area he's got some street credit. I work with a guy that used to be part of his entourage. For the people who don't know this is LL Lennox Lewis world boxing heavy weight champ....he gave Tyson a lickin!


This kid lived 30 minutes away he's kinda of famous. His bat mobile is seen quite bit of action on the streets of KW as his father lives here and has his car. Picture included of local police pulling his dad over...yes local news picked up on it and made it news:/ I don't know him but I do know what he does and did for local charities and I got nothing bad to say about him
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/35A80E96-2166-4B53-9CA5-1232414D15ED-12995-000006F11C8CC483.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/C3823E0F-C499-4A54-A20E-0B3BEEB6C1B7-12995-000006F780EAD30E.jpg


These 3 vehicle's are made here this is the first and only Lexus to be made outside of Japan (this is a huge honor)
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/07C820CD-A01F-4075-A82A-0790C2FDC143-12995-000006FBF61FC739.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/2081470F-7C26-4CDE-840C-461ABF70C853-12995-000006FBDD60508E.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/636656BD-2E07-49AC-85F3-F428670A4992-12995-000006F133F35AD6.jpg


This man's ex wife is also from Kitchener as well. I really was blown away when Paul told me this in 1998 and offered different scenic routes to take home. Paul told me he loved bringing Cuban mahogany back with him when visited as there was no trade agreement at the time with the U.S.
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/B42D2E93-23BE-446D-8C6E-EB61058ED9C9-12995-000006F78EF5588E.jpg

I forgot we also host the largest beer fest outside of Germany

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/7AB4F0EA-8DD1-45E7-885E-A2DF65171A5E-12995-0000070CE5FF3565.jpg

It's a pretty good time
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j39/Satim-666/BB03191D-E69F-475C-9F2E-8E8F53404345-12995-0000070BF130DE02.jpg

You only live 30 minutes from me lol

DO NOT FORGET KITCHENER BLUES FESTIVAL. That's a really great time and some big names come up ...Stevie Vaughan was a blast too see.

Brad737
01-24-2013, 08:20 AM
Shawn,
Here's another flag pic for you:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/2178386.jpg



A couple of the other threads made me realize how widespread and diverse our membership is. I know we have members from all over the globe, so tell us a little bit about your home. Don't be afraid to post some pics.

Maryland has the Atlantic Ocean to our east and the Appalachian, Blue Ridge and other mountains to our west with the Chesapeake Bay splitting the state in the middle. We are one of the original 13 colonies.
The borders between Maryland and Pennsylvania/Delaware form the Mason Dixon line.
Francis Scott Key composed the US National Anthem after witnessing a naval battle in Baltimore Harbor during the war of 1812.
The land was originally inhabited by Algonquian-speaking natives including the Piscataway, Chopticans, Potopacs, Patuxents, and Nacotchtanks indians.
We are famous for our Maryland Blue Crabs and Oysters harvested from the Bay.


Maryland flag
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/mdflag_zps984ef7dc.gif



Maryland postcard
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/mdpostcard_zpsa0788356.jpg



Maritime culture
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/Chesapeake-Bay-Maritime-Museum-St-Michaels_slide_zps0cf1da53.jpg

Shawn@PRS
01-24-2013, 09:01 AM
Shawn,
Here's another flag pic for you:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/2178386.jpg

That's fantastic!

I may be bias, but I think Maryland has one of the coolest state flags in the country.

docbennett
01-24-2013, 09:37 AM
That's fantastic!

I may be bias, but I think Maryland has one of the coolest state flags in the country.

Shawn...are you Cathode biased or fixed biased???? :p

themike
01-24-2013, 09:47 AM
That's fantastic!

I may be bias, but I think Maryland has one of the coolest state flags in the country.

Absolutely - your flag looks more like a european Futbol teams jersey than a state flag! haha

butterfly
01-24-2013, 10:27 AM
Spent my life in NY/DC but my journey has taken me to Delaware, which is a pretty boring state. Most folks here like it that way. It's the home of the three C's--corporations, chemicals and chickens. In fact, the local saying is that there are more chickens than people in Delaware.

iahawk36
01-24-2013, 10:35 AM
I'm outside of Minneapolis, MN. If you want to know what it's like, jump in a deep freeze and close the lid....it was a HIGH of -5 degrees here yesterday....

Shawn@PRS
01-24-2013, 10:51 AM
Absolutely - your flag looks more like a european Futbol teams jersey than a state flag! haha

The flag was taken from the Calvert family coat of arms. George Calvert was the first Lord of Baltimore and received a land grant from King James I of England.

I would be remiss not to mention a couple more things about my adopted home state.

The Triple Crown of horse racing consists of three races. A horse must win all three races in the same year to be the Triple Crown winner. The Kentucky Derby (Kentucky), The Preakness Stakes (Maryland) and The Belmont Stakes (New York).
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/preakness_zps06fba45f.jpg


Also, we have the world famous Johns Hopkins hospital, one of the finest medical institutions in the world. PRS has worked very closely with Hopkins for many years raising money for cancer research.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/Hopkins_zpsb844a1e4.jpg

crgtr
01-24-2013, 10:57 AM
Checking in from NashVegas! TwangVille USA!!

tiboy
01-24-2013, 12:18 PM
I live in this man's territory.
http://timeswampland.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/h_cover_0121.jpg

John Beef
01-24-2013, 12:31 PM
Arizona. The 48th State. The last territory in the lower 48 to become a state. We just turned 100 last year on Valentine's Day.

There are three Cs associated with Arizona. Cattle, Copper and Cotton.

Grand Canyon of course. If you've never seen it in person, the pictures you see just don't do it justice.

http://pinkjeeptours.com/grand-canyon/files/2012/07/grand-canyon-splash-image.jpg

Here's a sunset pic I took just last month from my back yard. Sorry, it's kind of a bad cell phone pic. We get great sunsets from November to May.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/525008_10102026578921491_970340228_n.jpg

garrett
01-24-2013, 03:54 PM
I'm originally from Jacksonville, FL. Home of Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, Molly Hatchet and Limp Bizkit. It is also the founding place of the Allman Brothers Band, but they skipped town and went to Macon, GA soon after. Other than that, it's the Gator Bowl, The Jaguars, the river and the beach.


I now rep Atlanta, living in Decatur, GA. Decatur was actually formed several years prior to Atlanta. The railroad company wanted to make Decatur the terminating point of the rail line, but the citizens said "No, thank you" because they didn't want the noise and pollution from the trains. So the railroad set up a site six miles west and Atlanta eventually grew up from there to usurp everything around it.

A lot of history around here from natives to the Civil War (a few key battles) and the Civil Rights Movement.

The home of Coca-Cola; the largest aquarium in the world: the Georgia Aquarium; Turner Broadcasting; major sports teams. The Walking Dead and quite a few other things are filmed around here.

Atlanta is a great music city. Tons of great acts in the region and there are always excellent artists coming through on tour to perform.

Decatur still retains its own identity. We have our own school system that serves only residents within the city limits. Downtown Decatur has a nice town square with the old courthouse, city hall, and tons of restaurants and boutique shops. Several festivals are hosted on the square each year, my favorite being the Decatur Beach Party. The city blocks off the main road and dumps truckloads of sand into the street.

Mikegarveyblues
01-24-2013, 06:31 PM
From Warrington, UK, an average sized town which sits on the River Mersey between Liverpool and Manchester.

Some notable people from the town include Academy Award nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite. Pete was called the 'Worlds Best Actor' by none other that Steven Spielberg. Joseph Priestly lived here who helped discover Oxygen. Another notable name is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson who was born in a village nearby called Daresbury. Charles wrote under the pen name 'Lewis Caroll' and wrote Alice In Wonderland.

Warrington used to have a large UK / US airbase to the north called RAF Burtonwood which was used during the Second World War (The largest airfield in Europe at the time) and the Cold War.
Burtonwood had some famous visitors during the war including Generals Eisenhower and Patton, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Jimmy Cagney, & Nat King Cole.

Warrington isn't particularly known as a hub of musical brilliance. Possibly because ten miles to the East and West we have the cities of Liverpool and Manchester!

Liverpool:

http://www.johndavies.uk.com/Liverpool-Liver-Building.jpg

The Guiness World Records 'World Capitol Of Pop' (Having produced more number one singles than any other city) is an old Port city. The registered port of the ill fated RMS Titanic it served as a major port for centuries. As shipping and transatlantic voyages dwindled Liverpools economy suffered. It's seen something of a recovery over the past 10 - 20 years and is a great city to visit once more. Liverpool features a rather ordinary looking building called 'Oriel Chambers'. It was however, the prototype for the modern skyscraper. Americas first 'consulate' in the world was in Liverpool, such was it's importance. It's second only to London for damage suffered during the Blitz.

Some famous acts from Liverpool include John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr AKA The Beatles who started their career at the Cavern Club (Which still exists as a venue, albeit rebuilt on the other side of the street.), Gerry & The Pacemakers & Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

http://www.samleach.com/album/beatles_cavern.jpg

Manchester:

http://destinations.hilton.co.uk/ptnr/hilton2/img/destinations/133515.jpg

Like Warrington, and many other places in the UK, Manchest was founded by the Romans. It's growth was fuelled by the textile / cotton industry and the industrial revolution in the 1700's and grew to be the 'Greatest Industrial City In The World'. However, like Liverpool, it saw a major downturn in it's fortunes - particularly in the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Manchester began a process of re-generation in the late 80's, however, on the 15th of June 1996 a huge IRA bomb destoyed and severly damaged the heart of the City. The re-generation began again and Manchester held the Commonwealth games and completely re-developed much of the centre. Manchester's 'Twin City' is Los Angeles.

Notable bands and artists from Manchester include:
The Hollies (Including Graham Nash),
The BeeGees,
Barclay James Havest,
10CC,
Hermans Hermits,
808 State,
Buzzcocks,
The Chemical Brothers,
Elbow,
Happy Mondays,
The Fall,
Inspiral Carpets,
James,
Joy Division,
The Smiths,
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers,
New Order,
Oasis,
Sad Cafe,
Simply Red,
The Stone Roses &
Take That.

Manchester and Liverpool are home to some of the biggest football clubs in the world including Liverpool FC, Everton FC, Manchester City Fc and the biggest club in the world Manchester United.

http://www.ecenglish.com/blogs/Cambridge/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/OLD-TRAFFORD.jpg

Sandwiched between two great cities Warrington feels just a bit... Naff! ;)

Shawn@PRS
01-24-2013, 06:43 PM
Nestled between Liverpool and Manchester, which football club do most Warringtonians support?

Mikegarveyblues
01-24-2013, 06:54 PM
I think Man Utd gets the most support from the football fans, followed by Liverpool.

Warrington is home to the Warrington Wolves Rugby team so there's a lot of Rugby supporters... Possibly more than football fans.

gush
01-24-2013, 07:31 PM
I live in Washington Iowa. South East corner of state. Washingtons motto, Cleanest City in Iowa! Mostly retired folks here, kinda keeps the fun stuff in check. Lots of corn and swine here too. If you ride, the best place to go is SW wisconsin. Great for a weekend trip. We used to have the biggest calendar factory in the usa, if you had a calendar on your wall in the 80s it came from McCleery-Cummins in Washington Iowa.

iahawk36
01-24-2013, 08:29 PM
Gush - I grew up in Williamsburg, IA! Small world, my man!!

Danerada
01-25-2013, 11:05 AM
I am from Stevensville, MD. Here a few of the things I like about MD:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HA0XrJcbxZo/TT2Fhwpho4I/AAAAAAAAB8s/83fj3DzoJV0/s800/IMG_3731.JPG

http://www.prosportsblogging.com/psb/custom/4598-Ravens_Detroit.gif

http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7027/6709980085_f1c2c69f98.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DaBr6EJTz2c/UQK647DJzII/AAAAAAAAEv8/k0Pn06HHyIM/s800/IMG_00081.jpg

gush
01-25-2013, 05:46 PM
Hey iahawk36, it is a small world. I worked at kinze as a welder for a while, lived in north english during that time. Where do you live now?

Shawn@PRS
01-25-2013, 06:00 PM
I am from Stevensville, MD. Here a few of the things I like about MD:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DaBr6EJTz2c/UQK647DJzII/AAAAAAAAEv8/k0Pn06HHyIM/s800/IMG_00081.jpg

One little wildfire Dane. Sure they found 10 acres of marijuana during the fire, but come on.

RedGuitars
01-25-2013, 07:32 PM
I live here...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3MtUXWyVda4/UOgiW4Wy3FI/AAAAAAAAfKE/GS7GKFmrTv0/s1600/Texas.jpg

Daniel
01-25-2013, 10:32 PM
Shawn - don't forget that you all have the United States Naval Academy. Though from Virginia, the Academy has played a HUGE part in my life as both grandfathers are from the class of '44 and my Dad is out of '71. I won't mention my cousins from '95 and '97.

http://www.usna.edu/Users/econ/insler/USNApic.jpg

My nephew will be Class of '13, only four months to go.

south89
01-26-2013, 06:56 AM
Matt here checking in from western MD about an hour and a half from the factory. Lived here all my life but living in Texas doesn't sound all that bad either but then I would have to find a balance between my guitar love and love for guns.:eek:



I live here...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3MtUXWyVda4/UOgiW4Wy3FI/AAAAAAAAfKE/GS7GKFmrTv0/s1600/Texas.jpg

Hopeful Sinner
01-26-2013, 11:22 PM
I live in the state "the stars fell on", Alabama...

We have beautiful white sand beaches down at the Gulf of Mexico...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/46/Morning_at_Gulf_State_Park.jpg/800px-Morning_at_Gulf_State_Park.jpg

Hyundai's are made here...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/12/Hyundai_Motor_Manufacturing_Alabama_Highsmith_01.j pg/800px-Hyundai_Motor_Manufacturing_Alabama_Highsmith_01.j pg

Some of the things that go on down here are just out of this world...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b3/Enterprise_lifted.jpg/476px-Enterprise_lifted.jpg

The dude playing guitar was kind of a big deal...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Hank_Williams_Drifting_Cowboys_Cropped.jpg/650px-Hank_Williams_Drifting_Cowboys_Cropped.jpg

And this was a fairly significant day in our history...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e4/SelmaHeschelMarch.jpg

So, as you can see, it's kind of a mixed bag here...

kingsleyd
01-27-2013, 08:21 AM
I grew up somewhere else but where I live now...

...is where the guy on the left is from

http://marquetteredmenfootball.com/wp-includes/images/crystal/muhammad-ali-boxing-651.jpg


...this is a very popular sport here

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Churchill_Downs.jpg

...here is their best-known product built from wood

http://www.efingersports.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/l/o/louisville_slugger_m110_maple_bat_.jpg


...and this is the local religion

http://www.wanatix.com/images/events/louisville-basketball_image.jpg

...this is the alcoholic beverage of choice

http://pacificonlinespirits.com/images/products/detail/pappy_van_winkle_12_year_bourbon.jpg

kingsleyd
01-27-2013, 08:28 AM
Here's the town where I grew up.

http://www.menupix.com/town_img/CohassetMAHP.jpg

A famous offshore landmark there (although it's technically in the next town over)

http://landvestblog.com/files/2011/07/minot581.jpg

Known for these boats

http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles65413.jpg

Which head out in search of these

http://www.midcoastmaine.com/images/gallery/Lobsters-by-Charles-Crosby-III-2.jpg

JMintzer
01-27-2013, 09:27 AM
Home for the last 22 years...

http://img.hometryst.com/images.php?address=12309+PINEY+MEETINGHOUSE+RD&ID=97622257420&LOOT=50000881743

We have this:

http://www.carpetcleaninggaithersburg-md.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/cherry-blossoms-potomac-md.png

And this:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q4DUiE_qcfE/UE6cF8CSZRI/AAAAAAAACc8/4KBMDWiPnzs/s1600/great+falls+of+the+potomac.jpg

Some of this:

http://www.engel-cox.org/jill/images/jillandrogue.jpg

And that:

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/c3/ed/ba/hunters-inn.jpg

Great these:

http://connection.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2012/05/15/p0516-600_t670.jpg?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9a f9d

http://www.metalmag.com/Images/tmpC665.tmp_tcm29-1227038.jpg

Homes of all sizes...

http://www.lauramccaffrey.com/images/property/DSC_1073%202.JPG

http://photos.clickscape.com.s3.amazonaws.com/mris/59/MC7968659/MC7968659-1_large.jpg

http://csmedia.mris.com/platinum/getmedia?ID=97762410672&LOOT=50000881743

themike
01-27-2013, 09:42 AM
I have a lot of friends spending a lot of time in Potomac, Jamie - the US Postal Inspection Service has their academy there.

Jazzedout
01-27-2013, 10:30 AM
Linving in Nafplio Greece, which was the first capital of modern Greece from the revolution of 1821 until about 1834.
Beautiful city 140km south of Athens. Very nice both in the summer with lots of nice beaches but also in the winter, as it is very beautiful and relaxing biking around the city, eating out in a lot of nice places etc...
The city has a couple of old castles, one of which is in the center of the port.
The following photos were taken by me from a boat in the port.
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg191/Jazzedout/Nafplio/DSC_0265.jpg
In this photo you can see the castle in the middle of the port called Burtzi (from the arabic word Burj which means castle) and the old city on your left.
In the following picture, having Burtzi on my back, you can see the old city and the first castle on top, Acronafplia, which is now a hotel and restaurant.
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg191/Jazzedout/Nafplio/DSC_0273.jpg
Leaving the port of Nafplio you can see (on the small hill) the side of Acronafplia and on the bigger hill behind the Cruise ship the biggest castle which is called Palamidi.
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg191/Jazzedout/Nafplio/DSC_0281.jpg
Not that these are the best photos, but here is another nice one found on the web.

View from Palamidi Castle:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/20090728_palamidi90.jpg/800px-20090728_palamidi90.jpg

More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nafplio

JMintzer
01-27-2013, 10:55 AM
I have a lot of friends spending a lot of time in Potomac, Jamie - the US Postal Inspection Service has their academy there.

Only about a mile away from me. I pass it all the time...


Jamie

bluefade
01-27-2013, 10:58 AM
springfield,mass...Basketball was invented here at Spfld.college...The first horseless carriage was built here...We are the home of Smith&Wesson firearms...The M1 carbine and rifle were designed and manufactured here..Indian motor cycles were designed and manufactured here..Dr seuze lived here as a child on Mullberry st. I'm not sure if he wrote some of his stories here...This short accounting of the history of springfield,mass. is the reason why we are known as the CITY OF FIRSTS. We are also known as the CITY OF HOMES,as there are many pre world war one victorian homes,wich you can tour around the x-mass holidays. the owners open them to the public for a time,during the holidays!!! The city was incorperated in 1636,so that accounts for the rich history it has amassed!!!!!!!

cjmwrx
01-27-2013, 11:06 AM
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQDzB46ERpbN6MwkMM54s_KQPLaJwraQ LlFr-wOS3kgbbZ2QLSC5w

We make these here:

http://www.mitsubishimanufacturing.com/images/logoright2.jpg

Aeetus
01-27-2013, 11:51 AM
I'm from a town in the UK, the centre of England to be precise, known as the Midlands. It's the town where both Robert Plant and Phil Lynott where born, our town has a long history going back so far it is in the Domesday book, it was then called simply Bromwic! My home town is West Bromwich. If you listen to Led Zep (the sessions at the BBC) you'll here Planty say "I've got the West Bromwich blues" when he's ad-libbing at the end of Whole Lotta Love. I'll try to add a couple of pics of my local area when it's light.

Danerada
01-27-2013, 11:56 AM
One little wildfire Dane. Sure they found 10 acres of marijuana during the fire, but come on.

Shawn - that's not the wild fire...LOL it's a sunset.

Shawn@PRS
01-27-2013, 12:01 PM
Shawn - that's not the wild fire...LOL it's a sunset.

Doooood

Shawn@PRS
01-30-2013, 10:34 AM
A lot of great entries here gang, keep 'em coming!

hippietim
01-30-2013, 11:13 AM
I live in North Carolina...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bb/Flag_of_North_Carolina.svg/750px-Flag_of_North_Carolina.svg.png

... in the Raleigh area.
http://storagelocations.com/cityimages/raleigh.jpg

We have proper barbeque with a vinegar based sauce.
http://thegrillinguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/pulled-pork.jpg

We have a proud military tradition.
http://www.ncdot.gov/doh/preconstruct/tpb/shc/concept/graphics/military_map.jpg

We have great state colleges.
http://access.unc.edu/wheelchair/images/maps/campuseswithlabelssmall.gif

We have some great microbreweries. I'm playing a benefit show at this one on Saturday - http://www.carolinabrew.com/
http://allmaltamerica.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/myers_map.jpg

We're home to many great boutique guitar gear companies - Germino, Carr, Zion, Gadow, McInturff, Briggs, 3 Monkeys, Splawn, Nolatone, Port City, Swart, etc.

Warren Haynes and Audley Freed!

markie
01-30-2013, 11:31 AM
Indiana........... Home of "The Irish", "PhennyVonnPhennRock, & "The Indy 500"

Danerada
01-30-2013, 11:36 AM
Indiana........... Home of "The Irish", "PhennyVonnPhennRock, & "The Indy 500"

You sure you got that in the right order????? :)

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-30-2013, 11:39 AM
Indiana........... Home of "The Irish", "PhennyVonnPhennRock, & "The Indy 500"

And a little town called Munchie.

markie
01-30-2013, 11:43 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;45583']And a little town called Munchie.



And the PhennRock Museum :adore:

kingsleyd
01-30-2013, 12:22 PM
I LOVE good Carolina BBQ. Nothing finer!




We have proper barbeque with a vinegar based sauce.
http://thegrillinguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/pulled-pork.jpg

Shawn@PRS
01-30-2013, 02:18 PM
I think we need a BBQ thread

rugerpc
01-30-2013, 02:52 PM
Spent my life in NY/DC but my journey has taken me to Delaware, which is a pretty boring state. Most folks here like it that way. It's the home of the three C's--corporations, chemicals and chickens. In fact, the local saying is that there are more chickens than people in Delaware.

during summer breaks between college, I built chicken houses on the Eastern Shore - some of them in DE.......

rugerpc
01-30-2013, 02:55 PM
The flag was taken from the Calvert family coat of arms. George Calvert was the first Lord of Baltimore and received a land grant from King James I of England.

That's the orange and black part. The red and white pard is from the Crosslands coat of arms, Calvert's mother's family...

rugerpc
01-30-2013, 03:12 PM
I'm in beautiful Southern Carroll County, MD

http://plato.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s1500/s1529/images/carrsc.gif

We are a retirement county and a bedroom county for Baltimore, DC and the Secret Green Building at Ft George G. Meade. So secret - there aren't any pictures of it...

http://xpda.com/junkmail/junk163/pict9021.jpg

Ok, there are a few pics...

I live fairly close to Liberty Reservoir...

http://www.landbigfish.com/images/fishingspots/MD-LibertyReservoir.jpg

But all anyone can talk about at the moment is this:

http://www.hdwpapers.com/walls/baltimore_ravens_logo_hd_wallpaper-HD.jpg

kingsleyd
01-30-2013, 04:01 PM
Spent my life in NY/DC but my journey has taken me to Delaware, which is a pretty boring state. Most folks here like it that way. It's the home of the three C's--corporations, chemicals and chickens. In fact, the local saying is that there are more chickens than people in Delaware.

I know about chicken farms in Delaware. I went to HS at a boarding school in Delaware that was downwind sometimes from a chicken farm that was maybe a mile away. Not a pleasant experience. Good school, though.

The surrounding town is a lot bigger now than it was when I was there.

http://www.usacityinformation.com/photos/1318264520.jpg

prsrocker1988
01-30-2013, 07:30 PM
I'm in Central Illinois (about 2 hours away from the capital of IL).

Texas_minor_blues
01-30-2013, 10:20 PM
I live here...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3MtUXWyVda4/UOgiW4Wy3FI/AAAAAAAAfKE/GS7GKFmrTv0/s1600/Texas.jpg
San Antonio, Texas here

hippietim
01-31-2013, 07:27 AM
San Antonio, Texas here

San Antonio is a fun city!

Seneca SS
01-31-2013, 07:41 AM
Great State of Wyoming
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j240/wyomingta/JacksonHoletrip10-2-10095-2.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j240/wyomingta/scan0001.jpg
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j240/wyomingta/CollinandCarliesvacation079.jpg

ezkahuna
02-01-2013, 01:12 AM
http://www.californiaclosets.com/files/imagecache/hero_700px_wide/hero/SFCollageTest3.png
Greetings from California, known for:

This is where Jed Clampet moved his family after striking it rich with Black Gold/Texas Tea while hunting for some food.

Swimming pools, movie stars.

90210.

A couple of mice that live in a Magic Kingdom.

A chimp named Bobo and his keeper who lived at Neverland Ranch.

Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Redwood Trees. They make great decks.

Napa Valley Wine. Mmmmm - me likey.

L.A. Lakers, Sacramento Kings, L.A. Clippers, Golden State Warriors, L.A. Dodgers, Angels of Anaheim, Oakland A's, SF Giants, San Diego Padres, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, SF Forty Niners, Anaheim Ducks, L.A. Kings, San Jose Sharks, L.A. Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes.

The original 49'ers and the The Gold Rush

Silicon Valley and Apple Computer.

California is the home to Fender, G&L, Taylor, Carvin, Rickenbacker, Tom Anderson, Remo, Daisy Rock, Dean Markley, Pork Pie, Ernie Ball, Groove Tubes, DW Drums, Paiste, EMG, Mesa Boogie, Rivera, VHT, Divided by Thirteen, etc.

Avacados.

Earthquakes.

Yosemite.

Death Valley.

The Golden Gate Bridge.

The Beach Boys, Cypress Hill, Dokken, Eagles, Tower of Power, Santana, Black Eyed Peas, Beck, Incubus, The Go-Go's, Metallica, Motley Crue, No Doubt, Gun's n Roses, Ice-T, Frank Zappa, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg, Sublime, System of a Down, Weezer, Jefferson Airplane, Cake, Journey, & Buck Owens.

Albrecht Smuten
02-01-2013, 04:00 AM
All citey, foolz!

Steve59
02-01-2013, 06:58 AM
Born and raised in Toledo Ohio - Land of the Jeep! I'm a U of Toledo Engineering Grad.

Moved to Fresno California for one year. Great Wine, Loved Yosemite and the Redwoods.

Moved to Detroit area. Have lived in Wixom Michigan, Chesterfield Township, Mount Clemens, Northville and Saline. Spent many years working in automotive engineering and manufacturing. Cars, Motown music, Hockey! Earned my MBA at U of Michigan.

Lived in Indianapolis - Go Colts!

Lived in Bloomington, Illinois - Corn!

Lived in Coldwater Michigan on Coldwater Lake and Angola, Indiana on Jimmerson Lake - Boating, Fishing and loving life!

Two years in Munich Germany, Learned to appreciate awesome beer and good driving. The autobahn should be worldwide. Austiner Edestoff is the best!

Now in South Bend. Home of the fighting Irish and imaginary girlfriends. My wife is very real... Now I manufacture boats and play guitar.

RedGuitars
02-01-2013, 10:26 AM
Greetings from California, known for:


California is the home to Fender, G&L, Taylor, Carvin, Rickenbacker, Tom Anderson, Remo, Daisy Rock, Dean Markley, Pork Pie, Ernie Ball, Groove Tubes, DW Drums, Paiste, EMG, Mesa Boogie, Rivera, VHT, Divided by Thirteen, etc.



That's a pretty impressive list of manufacturers! I'm a big fan of the ones in bold, not that the others aren't relevant too.

thieves&foxes
02-01-2013, 11:31 AM
Cape Town South Africa

Best known for our hero Nelson Mandela, being an absolutely beautiful country, making some fine guitars for Crosby Stills and Nash (Mark Maingard Guitars).

https://www.google.co.za/searchq=cape+town+south+africa&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=sPkLUbbBN4POhAfS1YGICg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&biw=1920&bih=916#imgrc=ebd5LNO5gexTzM%3A%3BoJial_GrkgdYoM%3 Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.luxuryvilla.co.za%252Fimag es%252Fheader-img.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.luxuryvilla.co.za %252F%3B960%3B374

Shawn@PRS
02-20-2013, 09:01 PM
Who else is out there? I've got the winter blahs and I need to dream about vacation destinations. Post up some places folks

bretwomack
02-20-2013, 11:40 PM
I'm from Oneonta, AL, population 15,000. We have a Walmart, a high school, and then oddly, the #1 public golf course in the state. I think my guitars are the coolest thing in this city haha. I currently live in Tuscaloosa and attend the University of Alabama, so a larger place than home. I need to travel more haha.

Albrecht Smuten
02-21-2013, 04:12 AM
Who else is out there? I've got the winter blahs and I need to dream about vacation destinations. Post up some places folks

Hans posted a nice and warm vacation destination the other day, with lovely name "The Door to Hell" :rock:


-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;51897']A lot of videos have been showing the Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenestein as the impact site.

Wiki - The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of 230 feet. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided the best solution was to burn it off. Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days. It is still burning. Locals have dubbed the cavern "The Door to Hell".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEjoga1yrn0

dmorton67
02-21-2013, 11:23 AM
a place called elmhurst, out in the west burbs of Chicago.
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/34755154.jpg

MOBirds
02-21-2013, 12:06 PM
Like Bluefade, I'm also originally from Springfield MA

http://www.springfieldtornados.com/Springfield-Massachusetts.jpg

Relocated to Fort Lauderdale, FL in late teens

http://www.3rdscreen.org/Portals/3rdscreen/images/Fort%20Lauderdale%20FL.jpg

Then to Sacramento, CA in twenties

http://www.crosscountrymovers.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Sacramento.jpg

Then to Portland, OR in thirties

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2000/fs060-00/images/PDX-Hood.jpg

Then current home of Charlotte, NC in um... (recent age bracket)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Charlotte,_NC_Skyline_(11-13-06).jpg

helmi
02-21-2013, 06:19 PM
cleveland, ohio. i know i'm going to heaven when i die, no doubt!

Shawn@PRS
02-21-2013, 07:24 PM
a place called elmhurst, out in the west burbs of Chicago.
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/34755154.jpg

Aren't these the same folks who root for the Cubs? :)

Shawn@PRS
02-21-2013, 07:25 PM
Like Bluefade, I'm also originally from Springfield MA

http://www.springfieldtornados.com/Springfield-Massachusetts.jpg

Relocated to Fort Lauderdale, FL in late teens

http://www.3rdscreen.org/Portals/3rdscreen/images/Fort%20Lauderdale%20FL.jpg

Then to Sacramento, CA in twenties

http://www.crosscountrymovers.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Sacramento.jpg

Then to Portland, OR in thirties

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2000/fs060-00/images/PDX-Hood.jpg

Then current home of Charlotte, NC in um... (recent age bracket)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Charlotte,_NC_Skyline_(11-13-06).jpg


You hit some nice stops along the way.

captdg
02-21-2013, 07:44 PM
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u521/captdg/whitfield_zps38656c00.jpg





Home of the blues...

AaeCee
02-21-2013, 08:30 PM
A 52 minute drive from Stevensville.

jbird
02-21-2013, 08:43 PM
Sacramento, Ca.

Steph
02-22-2013, 08:19 AM
White Freezin Hell...

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o763/Steflix/Whitehell_zpsc31a15ba.jpg

38Roars
02-22-2013, 01:11 PM
Lucky enough to Live in Austin, TX...
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/176F014D-50ED-4634-8F40-828CF4308166-1242-000001189A7F65CB_zpsa2b83661.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/16DD4DD9-FB01-4A66-A7D2-D0C95E4555AB-1242-000001189F604534_zpsc97c026a.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/35592D30-6DE1-400A-8E47-C9EE5D7003DB-1242-000001187E6E9B0F_zps9d638cca.jpg
Where you run into Eric Johnson, David Grissom, Van Wilks, and Christopher Cross...
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/DGandEJ2.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/812CE12B-CCF4-49AD-A5EB-1BF013F6149B-1242-00000118786B55BA_zps31d54d95.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/94C4B7A3-C32A-4AFD-BABB-5BA1BF7BAF0F-1242-0000011884F6B328_zps94dae598.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/16FA7F89-23D4-4969-9003-BF6D5EDB5F8F-1242-000001188BC6DCE4_zps4465f56e.jpg

TGSCAN
02-22-2013, 01:34 PM
TGS is about 15 mins WEST of this cool city.

Snapped with iPhone 5 on the last "BRAZILIAN EXPEDITION" trip back from the promised land.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8497661397_2b4d478a82_o.jpg

dmorton67
02-22-2013, 02:20 PM
Aren't these the same folks who root for the Cubs? :)

Bite your tongue. That sir, will cost you one 408MT. :)

Shawn@PRS
02-22-2013, 02:45 PM
Bite your tongue. That sir, will cost you one 408MT. :)

ChiSox fan, huh? :)

lastemperor7
02-22-2013, 03:46 PM
TGS is about 15 mins WEST of this cool city.

Snapped with iPhone 5 on the last "BRAZILIAN EXPEDITION" trip back from the promised land.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8497661397_2b4d478a82_o.jpg

Nice pic!
I'm in the second last condo on the right, in the row of condos (the last lightly coloured one).

Goldtop
02-22-2013, 04:48 PM
Lucky enough to Live in Austin, TX...

Where you run into Eric Johnson, David Grissom, Van Wilks, and Christopher Cross.


HOLY MOSES!!! I am JEALOUS!!!

If I am ever at a gig where both David Grissom AND Eric Johnson play then I will need medical treatment! And if Billy, Pat Travers, Howard Leese, etc., etc. are there too then I'm done for!

Man, you wouldn't have a tool shed or garage I could bunk in, would you? I'm stuck up in the pothandle, and I don't get to Austin nearly enough.

Lloyd

Goldtop
02-22-2013, 04:50 PM
Nice pic!
I'm in the second last condo on the right, in the row of condos (the last lightly coloured one).

Look at that! That little kid in the park just caught that fly ball. Cool!

Lloyd

lastemperor7
02-22-2013, 05:12 PM
Look at that! That little kid in the park just caught that fly ball. Cool!

Lloyd
LOL
That was me too!

No but seriously, I do live in that building, where in a week's time...the sweet sweet sounds of my new SE CU 24 will be filling its walls :)

11top
02-22-2013, 07:17 PM
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p226/amysearcey/indy-500.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i9/moreda_2006/Michael_Jackson.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp331/leedog_2008/DSC00048.jpg

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii558/billwippert/Bill%20Wippert%20Concert%20Photography/mellencampwippertlifestyles.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n28/SUGAFRUTA/NFL/Colts.png

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e66/brbyrd/dillenger.jpg
From public enemy #1 to
#1
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg58/flinger2101/Indiana.jpg

Shawn@PRS
02-22-2013, 07:23 PM
How can you mention Indiana and not include James Dean? :(

Shawn@PRS
02-22-2013, 07:24 PM
A 52 minute drive from Stevensville.

Can you at least post a picture of the Bay Bridge or something? :biggrin:

11top
02-22-2013, 07:35 PM
How can you mention Indiana and not include James Dean? :(

Or Mark Aul?

alantig
02-23-2013, 12:19 AM
TGS is about 15 mins WEST of this cool city.

Snapped with iPhone 5 on the last "BRAZILIAN EXPEDITION" trip back from the promised land.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8497661397_2b4d478a82_o.jpg

Very cool pic - I love TO. Haven't been there in too many years. (Last trip didn't go so well, for personal reasons, but still...) CN Tower (I so want to do the edge walk), Hockey Hall Of Fame, World's Biggest Bookstore (if it's still there), Sam The Record Man (it's not), MLG. That's where I honeymooned - if my wife didn't know what she was in for, she found out when we walked into the hotel room, I opened the curtains and exclaimed "Look at the record store across the street!" It was Sam's. Surprisingly enough, we made it to day 2.

I once drove to Toronto (5 hours) to buy a Sarah McLachlan record. It's true. The customs guy gave me the weirdest look when he asked why I was in Canada for one day and I said, "CD shopping".

LSchefman
02-23-2013, 08:12 AM
Very cool pic - I love TO. Haven't been there in too many years. (Last trip didn't go so well, for personal reasons, but still...) CN Tower (I so want to do the edge walk), Hockey Hall Of Fame, World's Biggest Bookstore (if it's still there), Sam The Record Man (it's not), MLG. That's where I honeymooned - if my wife didn't know what she was in for, she found out when we walked into the hotel room, I opened the curtains and exclaimed "Look at the record store across the street!" It was Sam's. Surprisingly enough, we made it to day 2.

I once drove to Toronto (5 hours) to buy a Sarah McLachlan record. It's true. The customs guy gave me the weirdest look when he asked why I was in Canada for one day and I said, "CD shopping".

I honeymooned in TO, too!

And my marriage was also in jeopardy on Day One when we were in a store looking at something I wanted to buy, and my new bride said, "That's way too expensive." And I looked at the sales guy and said, "The wife says no."

Haha. I got the cold shoulder for several hours. "The wife" was ready to kick my rear.

docbennett
02-23-2013, 08:40 AM
Last time I was in Toronto was to present "1 day Rapid Opiate Detox" to a convention of Psychiatrists, and Medical specialists in Addiction. Sucked to hang out with them.

Highlight of the trip was the CN tower, and staying in the hotel that hosts the Toronto Blue Jays and watching the game from my hotel room which was in deep center field. My wife and I also took the day trip to Niagara Falls.

Great trip...except for the time I had to hang out with those lame-ass professionals who didn't want to talk music. Their conversations were more like, "do you use methadone or suboxone? I prefer Clonadine to manage the cramps associated with withdrawal". Hate those guys. No sense of humor. They consider me somewhat of an iconoclast within the profession as well. Wonder why??? :flute:

:biggrin:

Texas_minor_blues
02-23-2013, 09:00 AM
Methadone is just riddled with side effects and my experience is unless you give them a few days of sobriety before working in the Suboxone they will look as if they are having a demon exercised from their bodies. But I am with you on having to deal with those types of professionals, I work with them on a daily basis.

38Roars
02-23-2013, 09:32 AM
Hey Lloyd let me know when your heading to Austin!
JD


HOLY MOSES!!! I am JEALOUS!!!

If I am ever at a gig where both David Grissom AND Eric Johnson play then I will need medical treatment! And if Billy, Pat Travers, Howard Leese, etc., etc. are there too then I'm done for!

Man, you wouldn't have a tool shed or garage I could bunk in, would you? I'm stuck up in the pothandle, and I don't get to Austin nearly enough.

Lloyd

alantig
02-23-2013, 02:26 PM
Highlight of the trip was the CN tower, and staying in the hotel that hosts the Toronto Blue Jays and watching the game from my hotel room which was in deep center field. My wife and I also took the day trip to Niagara Falls.


Somewhere I have a picture of my entire family laying on the glass floor in CN Tower. I love that place. I want to do the Edge Walk, but I know it's likely to be a solitary venture - ain't no way my wife is going out there.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gam3qik82-8

And there's no need to discuss something like this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_neYidAwNs

alantig
02-23-2013, 02:29 PM
I honeymooned in TO, too!

And my marriage was also in jeopardy on Day One when we were in a store looking at something I wanted to buy, and my new bride said, "That's way too expensive." And I looked at the sales guy and said, "The wife says no."

Haha. I got the cold shoulder for several hours. "The wife" was ready to kick my rear.

Oh, I wasn't in trouble so much as she realized that even on my honeymoon I was looking for music stores.

Then again, I did once quit in the middle of a heavy makeout session with another girl because Kiss was on TV. Not really sure why that one didn't last. We broke up one day short of a month later. Did I mention that Kiss was on Fridays on Jan. 15? You do the math.

frankb56
02-24-2013, 12:07 PM
http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4674286848771650&pid=1.7&w=206&h=142&c=7&rs=1 Checking in from Huntington NY. It's on the northern shore of Long Island, just about the middle of the island....Home of Harry Chapin, John Coltrane, the Lockhorns Cartoonist, and of course me. (heehee). Great music town. We have the a Paramount Theatre which features some great acts....recently saw Chris Isaak also got tickets to see Emily Lou Harris. Free summer concerts in Heckshire Park and Northport. Billy Joel, probably the most famous musician from LI had a house with Christy Brinkley in Lloyds Neck, also in Huntington Township. He currently has a motorcycle store in Oyster Bay, not far from here.

RichardJ
02-24-2013, 02:57 PM
An Englishman currently in the South West of France, hoping someday to emigrate to Canada. France is OK, wine and diesel are cheap but there is a cultural lack of sense of humour and decent local live music happens to other people, along with high speed internet, reliable post, and finding anything in the shops which isn't RRP, honestly they would rather not sell than discount. Did I mention wine was still cheap.
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h396/richardcj/IMG_0958.jpg

Goldtop
02-24-2013, 03:52 PM
Hey Lloyd let me know when your heading to Austin!
JD

JD,

I'll do that. I don't travel a lot anymore, but when and if the time comes I'll contact you. I'm hoping to get to Austin sometime this year, but too soon to tell yet.

Lloyd

captdg
02-24-2013, 03:58 PM
how do you feel about using proglamide?

frankb56
02-25-2013, 11:57 AM
They haven't played the Penguins or the Devils yet.

dmorton67
02-25-2013, 03:52 PM
ChiSox fan, huh? :)

Yup! :D Actually, I don't care about baseball but I grew up in the south side so I would much rather go to that ballpark than the bandwagon jumpers ballpark on the northside. And I really don't care about pro-sports in general, per se, except hockey. I'll watch college football/basketball over the pros any day.

I'll be expecting that 408 soon. :)

Steph
02-28-2013, 09:33 AM
Ouf... There's a white Montreal this morning....

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o763/Steflix/WhiteMTL01_zps3ea21468.jpg