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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 38,065
    Maybe more, depending on fog.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    Tried to teach the kids a bit of "pilotage" using general geography/topography before they started driving. Important to know generally where you are and what's around you. So we live in a pretty wide valley between some significant ridges and pretty close to one of the ridges. So if you are east/north of home and keep "those mountains" on your left, you ought to get close enough to where you start to recognize the area around home...

    So one day I have them out and inform them that THEY are going to get us back home. I'm the driver, but you two will tell me where to turn. I'll follow any directions you give me. (They were about 7 and 11 years old at the time) First intersection, they choose poorly, and we're off on an adventure. I played it out... about 2 hours later they admit they're lost (they DID start to follow a route to Grandma's house so they thought they were going SOMEWHERE) so I "come back online" and we have a nice trip to Gettysburg! :)

    After that, they paid more attention to their surroundings... and anytime we'd say "Get in the car" they'd ask where we were going and I'd say Gettysburg. Dad jokes never grow old...LOL
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 19,826
    edited June 2019

    I navigate using the north star and other celestial markers. My drive to Bellevue took 3 days last week.

    Your quote reminds me of 12 hour trips taken in USAF KC 135 tankers, when navigation was done by sextant. 👍

    @ 333 hrs be @ 33rd & 3rd....😉 take 3 shots 🍸. Then E & E. Last ones hitting the club buys....
  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,065
    Typical Thursday rush hour traffic.

    I navigate using the north star and other celestial markers. My drive to Bellevue took 3 days last week.

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 6,813



    I navigate using the north star and other celestial markers. My drive to Bellevue took 3 days last week.

    If you navigate by the stars shouldn't you say your drive to Bellevue took 3 nights?

    Touche sir. Touche.
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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,619
    Here is my NAV story (I think I told this way back when we were on NAV systems the first time).

    Not too long after I got my '09 Genny, I was helping Son #1 with a plumbing job at his first house. He needed a part that the big boxes didn't have so he called this well stocked plumbing place about a mile and a half from him. The good news was they had the part but they moved about two weeks ago and were now about 12 miles away in an area we both knew about but not the out of the way street where it was now located.

    My Genny was blocking his car so he said, "this will be a good time to find out how good your NAV system is, so lets take your car". That was fine with me and I told him he could drive. I set up the NAV system and off we go. I don't think we were even two miles out of his driveway and he says, "where the hell is this thing trying to take me? I know a better way get to that area than what she is trying tell me". So, he doesn't do what she said and the NAV lady says, "recalculating". This had to happen at least 6 or 7 times. Finally we are in the area that neither of us knows so we had to do what she said. We are now about 2 blocks from our destination, if she is right, so we keep following her directions. As we get about 100 feet from the place, my Son says, "oh, there it is". As he is about to make a LEFT turn into their parking lot, she says, "your destination is on your RIGHT. Your Navigation system is now off". He looks at me and says, "I should have known that girl didn't know her left from her right". Maybe so but she got us close enough and I thought she was very patient with him. For a while there I thought she was going to say, "since you seem to know more than me...GOOD BYE" !!! :@ However, she was a very courteous girl and didn't say that but if it was me in that NAV thingy, that's what I would have said.

    jmonroe
  • thebeanthebean Parts UnknownPosts: 1,151
    @jmonroe1, since you look so much like Dean Martin, she took the long way to enjoy your company longer. B)
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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,619
    thebean said:

    @jmonroe1, since you look so much like Dean Martin, she took the long way to enjoy your company longer. B)

    By golly, I think you're right. :D

    jmonroe
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,242
    As we get about 100 feet from the place, my Son says, "oh, there it is". As he is about to make a LEFT turn into their parking lot, she says, "your destination is on your RIGHT. Your Navigation system is now off". He looks at me and says, "I should have known that girl didn't know her left from her right". Maybe so but she got us close enough and I thought she was very patient with him.
    jmonroe


    That is why I don't buy a wannabe car...they don't know their left from their right. Somethings just won't work the way they are supposed to.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,171
    suydam said:


    Sucks to use — and dangerous — when you’re the sole driver. Many of them are out of date too. I prefer my phone or Nav with voice directions.

    The voice directions are probably pretty safe to use while driving but I find looking at the map screen on the ATS is pretty distracting, partly because it takes some time to orient yourself to what it is showing vs what you see through the windshield.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 24,842
    driver100 said:

    As we get about 100 feet from the place, my Son says, "oh, there it is". As he is about to make a LEFT turn into their parking lot, she says, "your destination is on your RIGHT. Your Navigation system is now off". He looks at me and says, "I should have known that girl didn't know her left from her right". Maybe so but she got us close enough and I thought she was very patient with him.
    jmonroe


    That is why I don't buy a wannabe car...they don't know their left from their right. Somethings just won't work the way they are supposed to.
    And they always work right in the non-wannabe cars?

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,833


    Michaell said:

    In car NAV systems ....

    The Outback is 4 years old.

    The house we live in is 3 years old.

    The NAV system does not show our street on it.

    I've looked into getting an update, but for as much as we drive the car (and use the NAV), it doesn't seem worth it.

    We have an old TomTom that we sometimes use and the map they use has a copyright trap in it, a residential road that I often use is shown on the map as not going through. The darn thing keeps trying to route me around it which is great when I have the John Cleese voice running.

    If the TomTom drives you off a cliff would you sue TomTom? :smile:
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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,403
    TomTom took me to a washed out bridge once in Pittsburgh. Not his fault, but it was kinda funny
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,689
    It's funny timing, a guy at work that I usually take a walk with every day, told his TomTom wouldn't connect when he went to use it the other day. It's old, so he replaced it with a Garmin.
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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,242

    driver100 said:

    As we get about 100 feet from the place, my Son says, "oh, there it is". As he is about to make a LEFT turn into their parking lot, she says, "your destination is on your RIGHT. Your Navigation system is now off". He looks at me and says, "I should have known that girl didn't know her left from her right". Maybe so but she got us close enough and I thought she was very patient with him.
    jmonroe


    That is why I don't buy a wannabe car...they don't know their left from their right. Somethings just won't work the way they are supposed to.
    And they always work right in the non-wannabe cars?
    They work about 87% of the time. A few days ago it told me to go right and the place I programmed was on that street, but it was to the left. How does that happen?

    But, probably more accurate in the real car than the wannabe car.

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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXPosts: 2,575
    I don't know, is a Ford a wannabe car? The built in Nav in my F150 is crazy.
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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,242

    It's funny timing, a guy at work that I usually take a walk with every day, told his TomTom wouldn't connect when he went to use it the other day. It's old, so he replaced it with a Garmin.

    When they get old they get disoriented, just like us. :(

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,833
    kyfdx said:

    No doubt about that. Just try asking an Uber driver anything about their city. Clueless.

    So at least they won't take the long route to run up the mileage to charge you more???
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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,833
    PF_Flyer said:

    TomTom took me to a washed out bridge once in Pittsburgh. Not his fault, but it was kinda funny

    I could see an autonomously driven vehicle driving right over the washed out bridge too. Just another example about why the idea could be faulty.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,619
    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    As we get about 100 feet from the place, my Son says, "oh, there it is". As he is about to make a LEFT turn into their parking lot, she says, "your destination is on your RIGHT. Your Navigation system is now off". He looks at me and says, "I should have known that girl didn't know her left from her right". Maybe so but she got us close enough and I thought she was very patient with him.
    jmonroe


    That is why I don't buy a wannabe car...they don't know their left from their right. Somethings just won't work the way they are supposed to.
    And they always work right in the non-wannabe cars?
    They work about 87% of the time. A few days ago it told me to go right and the place I programmed was on that street, but it was to the left. How does that happen?

    But, probably more accurate in the real car than the wannabe car.
    How does that happen? Probably a recessive wannabe gene snuck into your Benz one night when you unknowingly left your garage door wide open. :o

    jmonroe
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,689
    @driver100,
    Speak for yourself. :D
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  • berriberri Posts: 10,166
    I ignore Navi all the time if I prefer going a different way. At least when I know where I am

    ...and how many times does the Nav voice tell you to make a U-Turn before she gives you a "recalculating" ? :p
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 15,644
    berri said:

    I ignore Navi all the time if I prefer going a different way. At least when I know where I am

    ...and how many times does the Nav voice tell you to make a U-Turn before she gives you a "recalculating" ? :p

    Following some of the old timers at work can be very stressful on GPS. They all seem to know various “secret” ways to any destination. My Garmin keeps telling me to turn around before finally giving up as we near the objective. One guy, an ex-long haul trucker knows so many alternate routes that some of them are paved in dirt. When he goes that way I just turn the GPS off.

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  • berriberri Posts: 10,166
    See, if the Nav was really that smart, it should have picked up the way ;)
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,242
    jmonroe1 said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    As we get about 100 feet from the place, my Son says, "oh, there it is". As he is about to make a LEFT turn into their parking lot, she says, "your destination is on your RIGHT. Your Navigation system is now off". He looks at me and says, "I should have known that girl didn't know her left from her right". Maybe so but she got us close enough and I thought she was very patient with him.
    jmonroe


    That is why I don't buy a wannabe car...they don't know their left from their right. Somethings just won't work the way they are supposed to.
    And they always work right in the non-wannabe cars?
    They work about 87% of the time. A few days ago it told me to go right and the place I programmed was on that street, but it was to the left. How does that happen?

    But, probably more accurate in the real car than the wannabe car.
    How does that happen? Probably a recessive wannabe gene snuck into your Benz one night when you unknowingly left your garage door wide open. :o

    jmonroe
    Maybe Hyundai sends agents out to sabotage Mercedes. Part of wannabe marketing program. The MB is not perfect, but seems much improved over other units I have used, but WAZE is probably more accurate overall.

    I will say one thing, the 2017 has much better voice recognition than the 2015.

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,379
    kyfdx said:

    kyfdx said:

    In between, it was a shoe store. ;)

    I'm not a bourbon drinker, so not really my kind of place, but it is pretty cool.

    Didn’t know that!
    I don't think it's been a gas station since the '50s or '60s. It was already a shoe store in the '80s. Sort of an independent DSW type of place. For probably 20 years, at least. Back when there was retail in small city downtowns.

    Interesting...I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently down in Newport. The local bands I follow play at the Mansion Hill Bar. Plus, knowing the owners of Newberry’s, I seem to stop and visit them once every couple of weeks. Just did Taste of Newport a couple of weeks ago. Not nearly as big as Cincinnati’s, but a nice start nonetheless. Then, there’s all the entertainment with the Aquarium and the Levy. Nice job by Newport.

    I like what they’re doing with that area....sort of keeping it’s “old town” feel while revitalizing and redirecting it’s core.

    The town I grew up in (Hamilton, OHIO) is going through something similar right now....moving from a mainly industrial base and converting into an artists’ enclave.

    These were taken Tuesday....




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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,379
    This....for $58K? That’s very tempting.....

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,391

    kyfdx said:

    kyfdx said:

    In between, it was a shoe store. ;)

    I'm not a bourbon drinker, so not really my kind of place, but it is pretty cool.

    Didn’t know that!
    I don't think it's been a gas station since the '50s or '60s. It was already a shoe store in the '80s. Sort of an independent DSW type of place. For probably 20 years, at least. Back when there was retail in small city downtowns.

    Interesting...I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently down in Newport. The local bands I follow play at the Mansion Hill Bar. Plus, knowing the owners of Newberry’s, I seem to stop and visit them once every couple of weeks. Just did Taste of Newport a couple of weeks ago. Not nearly as big as Cincinnati’s, but a nice start nonetheless. Then, there’s all the entertainment with the Aquarium and the Levy. Nice job by Newport.

    I like what they’re doing with that area....sort of keeping it’s “old town” feel while revitalizing and redirecting it’s core.

    The town I grew up in (Hamilton, OHIO) is going through something similar right now....moving from a mainly industrial base and converting into an artists’ enclave.

    These were taken Tuesday....




    Impressive. What is the last pic of the wonderfully restored Victorian?

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,065
    edited June 2019
    I like that Gothic house, very little of that architecture here as it was out of style by the time most of this region was settled and developing.

    The C-pillar DLO fail on the new 3er irks me.

    Congrats to the Blues, finally a breath of fresh air in what often seems like the darkest dumbest timeline. They worked harder for it and won it cleanly. Chara and Bergeron already have Cups, ratweasel Marchand and inheritance elite sleazeball (I mean bootstrapping second coming of Horatio Alger who built it all himself lolol) Jacobs don't deserve another.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 159,705
    @graphicguy Mansion Hill Tavern. Good music. But, we don't frequent bars that allow smoking.

    We were also at Taste of Newport. They've never been able to get any traction with that, it seems. We used to frequent Newport Pizza.

    Speaking of blues, have you seen Sonny Moorman?

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  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,853
    edited June 2019
    ruking1 said:

    Your quote reminds me of 12 hour trips taken in USAF KC 135 tankers, when navigation was done by sextant.

    I did coastal navigation up and down the WA, BC & AK coasts back in my sailing days (mid '70s), so had a nice hand bearing compass, RDF and depth sounder. Finding the end of the breakwater in the fog at Alert Bay early one morning was highly satisfying. I even dabbled in celestial navigation and had the appropriate sight reduction tables. Now anyone with $250 to buy a GPS can do a better job with exactly zero knowledge of anything.

    Just another useless skill, like knowing how to spell.

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,242
    graphicguy">
    This....for $58K? That’s very tempting..


    Did somebody hit that guy in the head with an axe...he has a cut on his forehead. He really likes to pronounce his words clearly. The car looks pretty good, 380 h.p. for $58k, and it is beautiful and sounds like a blast to drive. Another thing I wonder....do these guys make any money from these videos?


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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,065
    Some of those guys earn substantial income from those videos. Doug must be among the leaders.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 24,842
    edited June 2019
    Several scenes of the tornado and straight line wind damage in the area have shown classic cars in garages and barns damaged by the building's being ripped open.

    I would say this is fatal? No buffing it out.

    The green and white Ohio license plate is probably from the model year for the Corvette.
    I don't recall what year that was. I searched and found 1912, 1961, and 1973 had green backgrounds.
    I'll go with 1973... LOL




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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,619

    Several scenes of the tornado and straight line wind damage in the area have shown classic cars in garages and barns damaged by the building's being ripped open.

    I would say this is fatal? No buffing it out.

    The green and white Ohio license plate is probably from the model year for the Corvette.
    I don't recall what year that was. I searched and found 1912, 1961, and 1973 had green backgrounds.
    I'll go with 1973... LOL




    Oh man, that's enough to make a grown man cry !!

    jmonroe
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 13,460
    That’s not a 1973 C3; I believe it’s a 1975 or a bit newer. The 1975-up C3 had a one piece rear fascia. 

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,065
    Looks like it was rough before it met the tree. Those have low values for all but the best cars, could have been worse.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 159,705
    edited June 2019

    That’s not a 1973 C3; I believe it’s a 1975 or a bit newer. The 1975-up C3 had a one piece rear fascia. 

    Agreed.. '73 had a chrome rear bumper, and '74 had a two piece bumper with a vertical line at the mid-point.

    Probably a $3000 car, before the damage.

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,242
    fintail said:

    Some of those guys earn substantial income from those videos. Doug must be among the leaders.

    Can we believe them then.....will they get work if they are negative?
    Does Scotty earn money from his videos?

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 27,242
    kyfdx said:

    That’s not a 1973 C3; I believe it’s a 1975 or a bit newer. The 1975-up C3 had a one piece rear fascia. 

    Agreed.. '73 had a chrome rear bumper, and '74 had a two piece bumper with a vertical line at the mid-point.

    Probably a $3000 car, before the damage.
    You guys sure know your bumpers! :p

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,065
    Scotty makes a fortune. It's all about the hits/views and ads, not so much the quality of the content.
    driver100 said:



    Can we believe them then.....will they get work if they are negative?
    Does Scotty earn money from his videos?

  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 19,826
    edited June 2019

    ruking1 said:

    Your quote reminds me of 12 hour trips taken in USAF KC 135 tankers, when navigation was done by sextant.

    I did coastal navigation up and down the WA, BC & AK coasts back in my sailing days (mid '70s), so had a nice hand bearing compass, RDF and depth sounder. Finding the end of the breakwater in the fog at Alert Bay early one morning was highly satisfying. I even dabbled in celestial navigation and had the appropriate sight reduction tables. Now anyone with $250 to buy a GPS can do a better job with exactly zero knowledge of anything.

    Just another useless skill, like knowing how to spell.

    Why so steep $’s? Indeed zero knowledge! However once being in the biz, I look at the historical (navigation) context, albeit more deeply.

    Just another useless skill? Sup dude/etc? It may be a metaphor as to why current day generations can be more useless? 🎭
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 1,619
    driver100 said:

    kyfdx said:

    That’s not a 1973 C3; I believe it’s a 1975 or a bit newer. The 1975-up C3 had a one piece rear fascia. 

    Agreed.. '73 had a chrome rear bumper, and '74 had a two piece bumper with a vertical line at the mid-point.

    Probably a $3000 car, before the damage.
    You guys sure know your bumpers! :p
    Another way of saying it is, a rear end guys knowledge is priceless. And that can be abbreviated too but I ain't allowed to abbreviate it in here. B)

    jmonroe
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 154,009
    I still think Boomers and Gen X'ers can retake the world from the millenial crowd with just two changes ...

    1. Use cursive, even as a computer font
    2. Outlaw automatic transmissions

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,379
    kyfdx said:

    @graphicguy Mansion Hill Tavern. Good music. But, we don't frequent bars that allow smoking.

    We were also at Taste of Newport. They've never been able to get any traction with that, it seems. We used to frequent Newport Pizza.

    Speaking of blues, have you seen Sonny Moorman?


    Yeah...was shocked to walk into Mansion Hill and remember what it was like when they still allowed smoking in bars. No one was smoking while we were there (about an hour) but you could still smell it.

    Just saw Sonny last night. He was doing a solo gig at one of my favorite restaurants on the "other side" of the river....www.meritagecincy.com. He just released a new album. He plays 7 days a week. I talked to him briefly during a break. He's teaching during the day and playing every night. Great guitar player....as good as any of the "big names". He just never caught a break.
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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,379
    driver100 said:

    graphicguy">

    This....for $58K? That’s very tempting..


    Did somebody hit that guy in the head with an axe...he has a cut on his forehead. He really likes to pronounce his words clearly. The car looks pretty good, 380 h.p. for $58k, and it is beautiful and sounds like a blast to drive. Another thing I wonder....do these guys make any money from these videos?



    @driver100 ...they do make good money doing the videos. I read somewhere that a subscriber to a Youtube video series is worth $1. You have 10 subscribers, you get $10. You have 100,000 subscribers, you get $100,000. You have 1,000,000 subscribers, you get a cool million dollars.

    I noticed his head "gash", too. He also writes for Autotrader.

    Agree about that BMW.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 159,705

    kyfdx said:

    @graphicguy Mansion Hill Tavern. Good music. But, we don't frequent bars that allow smoking.

    We were also at Taste of Newport. They've never been able to get any traction with that, it seems. We used to frequent Newport Pizza.

    Speaking of blues, have you seen Sonny Moorman?


    Yeah...was shocked to walk into Mansion Hill and remember what it was like when they still allowed smoking in bars. No one was smoking while we were there (about an hour) but you could still smell it.

    Just saw Sonny last night. He was doing a solo gig at one of my favorite restaurants on the "other side" of the river....www.meritagecincy.com. He just released a new album. He plays 7 days a week. I talked to him briefly during a break. He's teaching during the day and playing every night. Great guitar player....as good as any of the "big names". He just never caught a break.
    We saw him at the Taste of Cincinnati. He was on fire. Makes me want to go see him.

    Does he play with his band at the Meritage? We've never been there.

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,379
    edited June 2019
    sda said:

    kyfdx said:

    kyfdx said:

    In between, it was a shoe store. ;)

    I'm not a bourbon drinker, so not really my kind of place, but it is pretty cool.

    Didn’t know that!
    I don't think it's been a gas station since the '50s or '60s. It was already a shoe store in the '80s. Sort of an independent DSW type of place. For probably 20 years, at least. Back when there was retail in small city downtowns.

    Interesting...I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently down in Newport. The local bands I follow play at the Mansion Hill Bar. Plus, knowing the owners of Newberry’s, I seem to stop and visit them once every couple of weeks. Just did Taste of Newport a couple of weeks ago. Not nearly as big as Cincinnati’s, but a nice start nonetheless. Then, there’s all the entertainment with the Aquarium and the Levy. Nice job by Newport.

    I like what they’re doing with that area....sort of keeping it’s “old town” feel while revitalizing and redirecting it’s core.

    The town I grew up in (Hamilton, OHIO) is going through something similar right now....moving from a mainly industrial base and converting into an artists’ enclave.

    These were taken Tuesday....




    Impressive. What is the last pic of the wonderfully restored Victorian?
    That house is now a museum. It's really beautiful as the pic does not do it justice.

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  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 19,826

    kyfdx said:

    @graphicguy Mansion Hill Tavern. Good music. But, we don't frequent bars that allow smoking.

    We were also at Taste of Newport. They've never been able to get any traction with that, it seems. We used to frequent Newport Pizza.

    Speaking of blues, have you seen Sonny Moorman?


    Yeah...was shocked to walk into Mansion Hill and remember what it was like when they still allowed smoking in bars. No one was smoking while we were there (about an hour) but you could still smell it.

    Just saw Sonny last night. He was doing a solo gig at one of my favorite restaurants on the "other side" of the river....www.meritagecincy.com. He just released a new album. He plays 7 days a week. I talked to him briefly during a break. He's teaching during the day and playing every night. Great guitar player....as good as any of the "big names". He just never caught a break.
    Then I think it is best to enjoy Moorman in the venues that he chooses.
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 12,379
    kyfdx said:

    kyfdx said:

    @graphicguy Mansion Hill Tavern. Good music. But, we don't frequent bars that allow smoking.

    We were also at Taste of Newport. They've never been able to get any traction with that, it seems. We used to frequent Newport Pizza.

    Speaking of blues, have you seen Sonny Moorman?


    Yeah...was shocked to walk into Mansion Hill and remember what it was like when they still allowed smoking in bars. No one was smoking while we were there (about an hour) but you could still smell it.

    Just saw Sonny last night. He was doing a solo gig at one of my favorite restaurants on the "other side" of the river....www.meritagecincy.com. He just released a new album. He plays 7 days a week. I talked to him briefly during a break. He's teaching during the day and playing every night. Great guitar player....as good as any of the "big names". He just never caught a break.
    We saw him at the Taste of Cincinnati. He was on fire. Makes me want to go see him.

    Does he play with his band at the Meritage? We've never been there.
    He's solo at the Restaurant. It's a two story place with a restaurant on the first floor and a bourbon bar on the 2nd floor.

    He usually posts where he's playing.

    http://sonnymoormangroup.com

    Not to exclude anyone, this is who we're talking about....

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