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It is always hard to lose a pet because we (even jc) get so attached to them over the years. They become part of the family. Even these 2 cats that we didn't adopt by choice. One of them is nicknamed s***head and the other one fuzzball because even the roomba can't keep up with all of the fur. 

 

I will be sad/not sorry when they pass away, because it is a hassle and expensive when we want to travel for vacation. I know you didn't ask me, but that is my opinion of these pets. And I think many cruiser pet owners feel similarly. 

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1 minute ago, Coralc said:

 

I will be sad/not sorry when they pass away, because it is a hassle and expensive when we want to travel for vacation. I know you didn't ask me, but that is my opinion of these pets. 

 

Tough situation. I think it's a big difference between picking out a family pet and ending up with one by default. Saddled with guilt if you don't adopt it. Sorry.

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6 minutes ago, Bailey & Sophie said:

 

Tough situation. I think it's a big difference between picking out a family pet and ending up with one by default. Saddled with guilt if you don't adopt it. Sorry.

 

We take really good care of them. We just spent $999.00 on Bobby's vet bill to find out he was hyperthyroid. So that adds a new wrinkle to travel with him having a pill every day. We love cats. But we went a long time with just having the backyard squirrels and we could travel without guilt. Sorry. I will quit now, since we can't travel anyway. 10 months of California lockdown gets to me on occasion. 

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2 hours ago, Coralc said:

I will be sad/not sorry when they pass away, because it is a hassle and expensive when we want to travel for vacation.

 

I like your wording, and, if you permit, I'll adopt it 😁

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Yesterday, I lead a group of 12 to St Augustine on our Daytona HOG Historic House Rides. We stopped by 4. Here is our post from FB. 
 

Daytona HOG set out in search of Historic Homes in St Augustine. After negotiating a few narrow one way brick roads, we accomplished our goal.  We visited Villa Zorayda, Dow Home, Ximenez-Fatio House, and finally the Pena-Peek House. It was a chilly day and always an adventure.

 

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38 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Yesterday, I lead a group of 12 to St Augustine on our Daytona HOG Historic House Rides. We stopped by 4.

 

Nice trip and beautiful houses, thanks for taking us "along the ride"😁

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51 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Nice trip and beautiful houses, thanks for taking us "along the ride"😁

St Augustine is a very old city/town. It’s worth a trip if you have the time. Lots of walking and parking is limited and expensive. It’s best to take the trolley and get off/on at most the popular sights. 

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42 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

St Augustine is a very old city/town. It’s worth a trip if you have the time. Lots of walking and parking is limited and expensive. It’s best to take the trolley and get off/on at most the popular sights. 

 

Thanks for posting pics from these rides.  Always enjoyable.  That seems like a long ride for you...4 hours in each direction??  Do you take highways to get there faster or more local roads so that there's more to see?

 

St. Augustine is about 1.5 hours from our new house.  It's on the list of places to visit.  I've been there before but only remember the fort and a pedestrian street with lots of shops.  I'm sure there's much more to see.

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10 hours ago, xpcdoojk said:

I am guessing something really hard happened.  Sigh... sorry to hear

 

Hopefully just a mental break.  When I add up the time that I spend on social media, there are probably better things that I can be doing with my time, but I'd need to quit cold turkey for a while (like Bob/Clarea).  Not that I don't enjoy the fine company and social outlet that I get here, especially during the pandemic. 😁

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17 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

Thanks for posting pics from these rides.  Always enjoyable.  That seems like a long ride for you...4 hours in each direction??  Do you take highways to get there faster or more local roads so that there's more to see?

 

St. Augustine is about 1.5 hours from our new house.  It's on the list of places to visit.  I've been there before but only remember the fort and a pedestrian street with lots of shops.  I'm sure there's much more to see.

Actually, St Augustine is 35 miles from our H-D Dealership.  I turned it into about a 45 mile ride. For the most part we avoid Interstates unless it’s unavoidable or if pressed for time. Most of my rides I attempt to find the Florida backroads. A lot of nice ones over where the big horse farms are located. I record and save all my rides. I spend a lot of time planning my rides. We try to stay away from the highways and traffic if possible. We don’t have the mountains or really twisty roads that are found most places but we do have oak lined canopy covered roads that are nothing but stunning. 
 

Where are you moving too?  I think you said Amelia area?  Lots of good stuff to ride up that way. Don’t do much that far out unless it’s an overnight ride. 
 

Thanks
 

M8

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6 hours ago, Coralc said:

It is always hard to lose a pet because we (even jc) get so attached to them over the years. They become part of the family. Even these 2 cats that we didn't adopt by choice. One of them is nicknamed s***head and the other one fuzzball because even the roomba can't keep up with all of the fur. 

 

I will be sad/not sorry when they pass away, because it is a hassle and expensive when we want to travel for vacation. I know you didn't ask me, but that is my opinion of these pets. And I think many cruiser pet owners feel similarly. 

We have 5 cats and 2 dogs currently.  We had 7 cats when we moved last year but illness and old age took its toll.  All our cats chose us, showed up and moved in.  One cat is diabetic so needs a shot twice a day and one cat has a chronic illness with liquid meds often.  When we travel we hire a house sitter.  Since we are not traveling right now I have yet to find one here and then give them a trial run of a short 3 day trip before actually go far or for a long time.  It is a pain but for me I feel that we don't travel enough even when we can to be without pets in my life.  Maybe not so many but I have to have fur babies in my life.

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Here is something that probably makes little sense to most, but we are excited to have received these yesterday just days before the new administration is sworn in. It took us 8 months to receive and we were sweating “bullets” that they might not make the cut. 
 

3 NFA ATF Tax Stamps 

 

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5 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Actually, St Augustine is 35 miles from our H-D Dealership.  I turned it into about a 45 mile ride. For the most part we avoid Interstates unless it’s unavoidable or if pressed for time. Most of my rides I attempt to find the Florida backroads. A lot of nice ones over where the big horse farms are located. I record and save all my rides. I spend a lot of time planning my rides. We try to stay away from the highways and traffic if possible. We don’t have the mountains or really twisty roads that are found most places but we do have oak lined canopy covered roads that are nothing but stunning. 
 

Where are you moving too?  I think you said Amelia area?  Lots of good stuff to ride up that way. Don’t do much that far out unless it’s an overnight ride. 
 

Thanks
 

M8

I thought you lived further south...down near the greater Miami area?  

 

We are in our new house on Amelia Island.  I don't have a bike but there are definitely some pretty rides around here.  Lots of Live Oaks with hanging moss.  There is a fully canopied street near our house that my wife calls our Florida tunnel.  Water views everywhere which coming from Ohio is spectacular, but is daily thing for many Floridians.

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2 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

I thought you lived further south...down near the greater Miami area?  

 

We are in our new house on Amelia Island.  I don't have a bike but there are definitely some pretty rides around here.  Lots of Live Oaks with hanging moss.  There is a fully canopied street near our house that my wife calls our Florida tunnel.  Water views everywhere which coming from Ohio is spectacular, but is daily thing for many Floridians.

Ormond Beach. I was born in Miami and my son works there. 

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1 minute ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

What does this do for you?

It means one is approved for use of certain items listed under the NFA that require a tax stamp and extensive background check.  We had to form a joint trust to apply for these. I suspect these will be a lot harder and/or more expensive to obtain soon. 
 

There is a significant list of items that require these Tax Stamps under the NFA. 
 

Our items were held by the FFL until the Tax Stamp was received. 
 

M8

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15 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

Got it...I think.  Had to look up NFA and FFL.

You’re probably on the right track. 
 

NFA - National Firearms Act

FFL - Federal Firearms License (Licensee) 

ATF - Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

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10 hours ago, dani negreanu said:

 

So, I guess, not sorry for your loss? 😉

I am conflicted about the loss.  I am a bad person.  She was a good kitty, but that whole liter box thing.... yikes.  

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18 minutes ago, xpcdoojk said:

I am conflicted about the loss.  I am a bad person.  She was a good kitty, but that whole liter box thing.... yikes.  

Cats are just not for everyone.  We have 3 litter boxes that we scoop twice a day.  Not a big deal for us but that is us.  I volunteer at a wildlife refuge and deal with a lot of poop.  What goes in must come out.  LOL

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2 hours ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

Hopefully just a mental break.  When I add up the time that I spend on social media, there are probably better things that I can be doing with my time, but I'd need to quit cold turkey for a while (like Bob/Clarea).  Not that I don't enjoy the fine company and social outlet that I get here, especially during the pandemic. 😁

 

It's easy to fall into a rabbit hole that is the internet, whether it be social media, catching up in the news, researching a trip/product/whatever or watching stupid...er, I mean funny animal videos. Often times, I'll sit down at my laptop for 30 minutes and before I know it, 5 hours later I'm trying to teach myself how to talk to a giraffe.

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4 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Yesterday, I lead a group of 12 to St Augustine on our Daytona HOG Historic House Rides. We stopped by 4. Here is our post from FB. 
 

Daytona HOG set out in search of Historic Homes in St Augustine. After negotiating a few narrow one way brick roads, we accomplished our goal.  We visited Villa Zorayda, Dow Home, Ximenez-Fatio House, and finally the Pena-Peek House. It was a chilly day and always an adventure.

 

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Great photos.

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8 hours ago, Coralc said:

I will be sad/not sorry when they pass away, because it is a hassle and expensive when we want to travel for vacation.

 

7 hours ago, Coralc said:

 We love cats. But we went a long time with just having the backyard squirrels and we could travel without guilt. Sorry. I will quit now, since we can't travel anyway. 1

 

Don't feel guilty. I've had cats and dogs a majority of my life. When my last dog passed away some 15 years ago we suddenly found ourselves with a lot more freedom, time and money on our hands. And a cleaner house. And did I mention freedom?

 

Being able to take impromptu trips and not having to leave a party early to walk the dog is nice. Did I mention freedom?

 

5 hours ago, dani negreanu said:

 

I like your wording, and, if you permit, I'll adopt it 😁

 

Me too.

 

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1 minute ago, voyager70 said:

@Milwaukee Eightit always cracks me up when I see Floridians dressed in full winter gear when the temperature drops below 60.  That's what we wear when it's 20!

 

 

Temps are hitting low 40's here. It's going to feel like Spring. I'll probably leave the jacket home when I go out later. Maybe even wear a t-shirt. 🙂

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