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Author Topic: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN  (Read 1930 times)

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Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« on: October 06, 2016, 07:47:08 AM »

I've been reading content on this site for 2 years. Grew up in New England (I know what MA 128 is), but now have been in central MN for 27 years.
I became a road geek in the mid-60's when we had to go from Windsor, CT to Alexandria, LA every summer. I was attracted to BGS and maps and have been ever since.
I love driving new routes and roads, but haven't gotten to the point of clinching roads or taking sign pictures. I think driving through mountains is more interesting than cities, so Max Rockantansky's posts are great.
I also work as a meteorology professor and forecast daily.
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 08:18:54 AM »

Welcome
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 08:35:17 AM »

Welcome from a fellow meteorologist and friend of BGSs.
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 08:36:13 AM »

Guessing you're at St. Cloud State, which means we may know some of the same people (Andrew Revering, Michael Stanga, some of the other MN storm chasers).

I did the opposite of you geographically....grew up in Minnesota, wound up in New England.
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 08:41:15 AM »

Welcome to the board! Plenty of other Minnesota road enthusiasts here and weather fans in general as well.

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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 09:18:52 AM »

Welcome from northeastern Massachusetts!
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 09:47:27 AM »

Welcome from greater Cincinnati!
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2016, 01:08:59 PM »

Welcome from Kitchener, Ontario!
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2016, 09:55:52 PM »

Welcome from blustery Winnipeg!

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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 11:20:20 PM »

Howdy, from 35 miles to the southeast.
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 12:54:59 AM »

Welcome from Huntsville, AL!
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2016, 03:39:21 AM »

Welcome from Northern Kentucky! 

I like the "lakewobegon" name.  I listen to "The Prairie Home Companion" show every once in a while when I can.  I find it very entertaining.  Have you ever been to one of the shows there in St. Paul?
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2016, 08:24:18 PM »

Welcome from the place that has strange names like Intercourse!
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2016, 03:02:02 PM »

Weather involves maps.  Therefore, I love it.
There's a weather thread with plenty of potential in the off-topic section.  If you post there, it might be a good time XD
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Re: Un-lurking from St. Cloud, MN
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2017, 07:48:29 PM »

Welcome from Northern Kentucky! 

I like the "lakewobegon" name.  I listen to "The Prairie Home Companion" show every once in a while when I can.  I find it very entertaining.  Have you ever been to one of the shows there in St. Paul?

"The Prairie Home Companion" instantly popped in my mind when I read his name also. "Lake Wobegon Days" is a good book as well.
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