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Another hello from Michigan!
« on: July 27, 2009, 01:36:00 PM »

Hi!  Sam Scholtens here, from the minuscule Middleville, MI, just outside of Grand Rapids.  I come from GreatLakesRoads.  Roadgeeking has been a passion of mine since I could read and write, maybe earlier.  Because of that, I'm looking at the possibility of a roadgeeking-related major and career...maybe GIS.  (I'm 20.)

My roadgeek interests include signs and signals, interchanges, and driving former/abandoned highway alignments.  My roadgeek friends are also trying to drag me into county clinching.  :)  Non-roadgeek interests that may be of...uh, interest include current and former restaurant chains, old retail chains, dead malls, urban exploration (not that I've done any), and state highpointing.  So far I only have Michigan, but Mt. Arvon was quite a fun drive!

Good to see some familiar names and I'm glad to be on board!
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Re: Another hello from Michigan!
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 01:50:06 PM »

Hi there  :cool:

got any Dutch ancestry? Scholtens is a Dutch name  :colorful:

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Re: Another hello from Michigan!
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 02:15:08 PM »

Welcome from the Detroit Area!  :clap:
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Re: Another hello from Michigan!
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 02:18:34 PM »

New Jersey welcomes you.
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Re: Another hello from Michigan!
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 02:22:03 PM »

Welcome to the forum, from Texas
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Re: Another hello from Michigan!
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 03:25:42 PM »

Hi there  :cool:

got any Dutch ancestry? Scholtens is a Dutch name  :colorful:

The Grand Rapids and Holland areas (and the places in between) are rife with people of Dutch heritage. Tulip Time is actually one of the latter's premiere festivals.
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Re: Another hello from Michigan!
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 03:55:57 PM »

Welcome aboard from the great state of Iowa.
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Re: Another hello from Michigan!
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009, 04:28:02 PM »

Hi there  :cool:

got any Dutch ancestry? Scholtens is a Dutch name  :colorful:

Yes, my dad's side of the family is 100% Dutch, as are a lot of people in my part of Michigan.  Still nobody around here can pronounce my name correctly.   :banghead:

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!
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Re: Another hello from Michigan!
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2009, 05:49:00 PM »

Welcome to the forum, Sam!  I hope you enjoy your experience here!
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Re: Another hello from Michigan!
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 04:35:10 AM »

Yes, my dad's side of the family is 100% Dutch, as are a lot of people in my part of Michigan.  Still nobody around here can pronounce my name correctly.   :banghead:

Well, I am Dutch, so there's at least one person who can pronounce your name correctly :)

I know the "Sch" is quite a pickle for many languages. Germans can't pronounce it either.

 


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