Boise to Bend

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by UturnGirl, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. UturnGirl

    UturnGirl Road Train Member

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    I was a patron of Verizon for years. There was no consideration or reward for loyalty. The rates climbed steeply and steadily.

    Now that I am free, I shall never return to Verizon. Fie. A pox upon them.
     
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    Thanks, flat Earth. Oregon is so stinking beautiful.
     
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  4. SteveScott

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    I can't think of a single company that gives any kind of reward for loyalty, not one. Those services no longer exist in today's world. We're all just a number attached to a data file, and called upon when they need to try and sell us something else that we don't want or need.
     
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  5. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Certainly most beautiful during summer.

    And Oregon would become even more beautiful if it weren't populated with so many native and homegrown Californians.
     
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  6. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Yup...we keep sending you our rejects, the malcontents, an absolute horde of professional welfare recipients, our chronically unemployed, our socially maladjusted, and every other wino, dino, and dingbat who couldn't make a go of it in what is probably the easiest state in the Union to live.
    They're your problem now. We aren't taking them back.
    Look at all the weird stuck-in-the sixties perennial students who think that social activism should be a college major. We encourage them to go to Oregon. Look at Eugene...the little logging town that finally got a university and now patterns itself after all the University of California models and wants to be Berkeley when it grows up.
    And don't forget the retirees. The "this isn't the way we do things where I come from" crowd who want to live in a pristine rural atmosphere...with a Starbucks and a WalMart close by. Keep them, too.
    All these people seem to filter through our little corner of California on their way to someplace else. They don't stay long, just long enough to really irritate us. We always tell them how nice Oregon is.
     
  7. UturnGirl

    UturnGirl Road Train Member

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    Well, I sailed through from Eugene to Ontario today. A little bit of Duck Soup (Oregon fog..hardeehar..) at first but after that fair skies and mostly dry pavement. I got to enjoy the view.

    I love you guys for helping me find my way. Thanks!
     
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  8. Flat Earth Trucker

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    At the rate we're going, Oregon will soon have it's own San Andreas fault line.
     
  9. SteveScott

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    I just blew water through my nose reading that. It's funny because it's so true.
     
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    Oregon is one long subduction zone and actually can and has had big earthquakes caused by the earth's crust slipping under Oregon and Washington. That's why there are so many volcanos up there. They don't have them as frequently as California, but they have real doozies when they do happen.
     
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  11. REO6205

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    It is funny but it can be an aggravation too. Where we live it's said that the two biggest growth industries (after pot, of course) are real estate agents and U-Haul dealers. People move up here because it's green and it's pretty and that's all they look at.

    After they've been here awhile it dawns on them that we have no WalMart, no K-Mart, no Sears, and not even a Starbucks. Our Starbucks went broke.
    But it's pretty here. And it's green.

    Our school system is barely adequate and our health care system for anything beyond minor stuff requires a two hour drive to a decent facility.
    But it's pretty here. And it's green.

    We have a double-digit unemployment rate and unless you have a marketable skill or know somebody you won't find a decent job here. You can work for a pot grower but sometimes their severance package consists of a few ounces of lead and a hole in the ground.
    But it's pretty here. And it's green.

    People realize all this after they move here and then they move away. They're usually people who don't really fit in or succeed anywhere they've ever been.

    But it's pretty here. And it's green. Until fire season, anyway.
     
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