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  • whats the weather where you are?

    Trillium - - General

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    Was -5* when I woke up. It has now warmed up to -2*

  • Wildlife Sightings Today

    Trillium - - General

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    I'm glad it worked out for the baby deer but I was getting concerned that she had been habituated to the man and the dogs too much to return to the wild. Thank goodness she did go back to her Mom and that the Mom accepted her back.

  • whats the weather where you are?

    Trillium - - General

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    It's 20* here in SE MI with 3" already on the ground and another 6" set to fall in the next 6 hours. Was supposed to go on a hike/picnic but it's a 70+ minute drive in good weather. I like to hike in the snow but don't fancy the drive home in more than 1/2 foot of snow so I pulled the plug on today's hike with the group. I may hike in the local woods that are only 2 miles away.

  • Nutella

    Trillium - - Trail Chefs

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    My daughter & son-in-law love nutella. I can take it in very small doses. My Dad would pick chocolate chips/kisses out of cookies so one year, instead of making of making Peanut Butter Blossoms for Christmas, I made him a batch of Almond Butter cookies. He loved them. I just substituted Almond Butter in a Peanut Butter cookie recipe.

  • Final hike

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    Quote from LIhikers: “My wife and I have told our sons that while we'd like our ashes scattered on a hiking trail of their choosing. I've been told that leaving a monument, is in most places, considered abandonment of private property, which allows it's removal. ” Here's a picture I took along the AT in Maryland between Ed Garvey Shelter and Gathland State Park:appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…5b244b17839f67ac59b521cf1

  • Took a walk today

    Trillium - - General

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    One of the great things about hiking with a hiking group is that you get to meet and know a lot of people that you wouldn't otherwise meet. I hiked for about half the hike with a lady who asked what I did. I told her I was an accountant to which she replied that she is also an accountant. So then I told her a bit about my career and then she said well, I'm not exactly the same kind of accountant, I'm a revenue agent with the IRS and am on furlough". She said she normally takes off time during th…

  • Took a walk today

    Trillium - - General

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    It was 28* yesterday afternoon, overcast, a bit of wind and with a dusting of snow on the ground but none of that deterred 14 hardy hikers who gathered at Island Lake State Park at 3pm. I had asked a co-worker if she wanted to go with me, so the 2 of us took off from the office at 2:12pm and I gunned it and arrived at 2:45. You never know what kind of traffic is going to be on Southfield or the Lodge so I'm just grateful no LEO's were travelling those roads at the same time We basically hiked th…

  • Took a walk today

    Trillium - - General

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    Quote from odd man out: “Nice. Those boardwalks are beautiful. I can sympathize with the beach walk. The Great Lake water levels are up and many of our beaches have become narrow or non-existent. ” I agree 100%. I've noticed, particularly in 2018, that the Montrose dog beach in Chicago has been less and less deep as the year went on.

  • welcome to the cafe

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    Quote from max.patch: “i think jimmyjam should go to TOS and give jimyjam some advice on beards. he's concerned ticks will make a home in his beard. and then report him for identify theft. whiteblaze.net/forum/showthrea…28&viewfull=1#post2232628 ” Had to chuckle at Lone Wolf's response.

  • Christmas 2018

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    As I've mentioned before, I'm 100% Polish so we celebrate Wigilia (Christmas Eve). To start Wigilia we share the Oplatek. When sharing it, you go from person to person and they break off a small piece from your Oplatek, then you tell them what you wish for them in the new year. My son-in-law told me that he hopes I am able to get back on the AT in 2019 for another LASH (although that's not what he called it LOL). His wish for me was a GREAT gift and has inspired me.

  • whats the weather where you are?

    Trillium - - General

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    For once we seem to be having much better weather than most of the rest of you. Here in the Mitten it was 54* and clear yesterday. I texted with my daughter's close friend who lives in Brooklyn and she said it's supposed to be 60* in NYC today.

  • And In Other News

    Trillium - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote: “max.patch wrote:and in other news, urban meyer is moving from the football field to the classroom next year at the ohio state university to co-teach a class called...wait for it...character and leadership. ” someone on my Spartan message board said: "That would be like Harbaugh teaching How to Win a Big Ten Championship". My comment is that Harbaugh should first try to win the Big Ten East Division so he can get to the Big Ten Championship game. WalmartWolverines don't care about this as…

  • Basketball Thread

    Trillium - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from StalkingTortoise: “Well, the boy enjoyed his first game in Cameron but was kinda surprised how tight the seats were arranged. He said it was a major effort to get his phone out of his pocket for pictures: stand up, turn sideways, keep elbows tucked, remove phone, sit down. ” Gee, and I thought the Big Hole smooshed people in so that they could get 110k+ in. (the "Big House" in Ann Arbor for those unfamiliar)

  • welcome to the cafe

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    When I read your reply, I was going to ask if you were from Ohio: Quote from Grinder: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “Salad pizza is likely to give me cardiac arrest. ” It's likely to cause *e to put so*eone ELSE in cardiac arrest. ” Then I saw this comment and I didn't need to ask. However, I'll ask if you're an alum of tOSU? (I was VERY happy with the outcome on Saturday. ) Quote from Grinder: “Quote from Astro: “Looks like the * hijacked your m key. ” Hate Week (which began the instant the ga*e wit…

  • Basketball Thread

    Trillium - - Coffee Talk

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    The Big Ten/ACC Challenge starts tonight with Michigan State visiting Louisville. The Spartans are coming off a Thanksgiving tournament win defeating UCLA then Texas in consecutive nights. Go GREEN!

  • whats the weather where you are?

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    Quote from Astro: “Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “appalachiantrailcafe.net/index…5b244b17839f67ac59b521cf1 ” Paul's barefeet had to be getting cold. ” I can't believe those football players yesterday that were playing with bare arms in the snow in Nebraska. They were out there for 3+ hrs. Here we have had very gentle snowflakes falling for about 7 hrs, accumulation of about 3/4" so far. So beautiful.

  • welcome to the cafe

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    Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “Quote from max.patch: “gee elf, i was trying to save you the trouble. i love alexa! she plays taylor for me everytime i ask! ” youtu.be/XAzgwSLiMUc ” I would give you 100 upvotes if I could. James is my very favorite!!!!! Quote from Astro: “His music might be better, but Max's Taylor is definitely better looking. ” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this beholder loves herself some James Taylor!!! Quote from odd man out: “Find someone with an Alexa and an answeri…

  • welcome to the cafe

    Trillium - - Coffee Talk

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    Quote from max.patch: “1958 mccalls article for women -- "129 ways to get a husband". number 4 is "join a hiking club." interesting reading! ” after almost 30 yrs of marriage, 2 children, my friend's husband dumped her for a younger model. since the adage is say nothing if you have nothing good to say, I won't opine that he is a slimeball. She had never done much in the way of outdoor activities as her husband was not into the out of doors. After a bit of time, she joined a biking group and met …

  • whats the weather where you are?

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    Quote from LIhikers: “Yesterday my wife Kathy and I went to visit a niece who is attending Pace University which is a little north of New York City. The leaves are changing and may be at their peak for beauty. She, and her mother, were amazed, they are from Austin, TX and they don't get that there it seems. ” Lived in San Antonio for 3 yrs after graduation and as an auditor, travelled around the vicinity of SA up to about 200 miles in all directions. What that part of TX calls 'trees', we in the…

  • What's For Dinner?

    Trillium - - Coffee Talk

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    While I was in Chicago, I made dinner several nights for my daughter. I had taken a Japanese eggplant that we had grown in our garden and just harvested several days earlier before the frost. So, I searched for an old recipe that I hadn't made in about 10 yrs and finally found it. It's "Spaghetti with Eggplant, Butternut Squash and Shrimp". It turned out very good. Instead of spaghetti, I used bocatelli because my daughter likes it better. Edit: oops, just checked my Word document of the recipe …