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coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby emptyglass » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:43 am

For 2 weeks.

For a BBQ.

In NE Kentucky.

And maybe Nascar race (Talladega May 7)

Any suggestions on good things to see or places to visit on the East side about that time of year?

Theres a few things planned, but a bit of time to explore and see what your big country has to offer. And theres the typical budget and time restraints that happens on a big trip overseas. But keen to hear what you think, know or can share.

Oh, and SBB will be coming too. He might be staying longer than what I can.

And if you have a big ol' yank tank you want to hire out, we are all ears. Anything that has a dash board bigger than Texas would be great :thumbup:

Any distilleries of note, any partys, any natural attractions, anyone who wants to have a couple of aussies annoy them for a day or two, we are all ears
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Swedish Pride » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:34 am

the wall might be up in time to keep yous mexicans out :P
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby crazy » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:51 am

Blondie & I are looking forward to seeing you and Salty !!!
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby HDNB » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:13 pm

Ahh...too bad. not sure if the border will be open by then.
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby jb-texshine » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:25 pm

Mammoth cave in kentucky is cool to visit. Google mammoth cave national park.
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Bushman » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:35 pm

Sorry you will not be coming out to God's country on the West Coast. If you or SBB make it out I will take care of you.
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby T-Pee » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:30 pm

Swedish Pride wrote:the wall might be up in time to keep yous mexicans out :P

This from a guy with "Don't be a dick" in his signature. :wtf: :lolno:

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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Swedish Pride » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:40 pm

You're right TP, it really should say "Don't be a dick to people you don't know, when you know them give em shit at every opportunity possible"
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Yummyrum » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:24 am

LOL , I read that with me pissed eyes on as coming to Mercia ....wrong forum he thought :crazy:

Hope you and Salty have a ball . :thumbup:
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Saltbush Bill » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:05 am

Yummyrum wrote:Hope you and Salty have a ball . :thumbup:

Who us get into any mischief Yummy ? :wtf:
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Saltbush Bill » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:11 am

Bushman wrote: If you or SBB make it out I will take care of you.

Thanks for that Bushy , but at this stage we are planing to stick to the other side of your country. If things change..and they could at the drop of a hat, I or both of us will let you know.

jb-texshine wrote:Mammoth cave in kentucky is cool to visit.

JB-Tex thanks....those are the sorts of things I like to look at :thumbup:
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby slow trickle » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:51 pm

If you make it down for the Talladega race there is the Raven Rock Distillery in Fruithurst, Alabama. The Fruithurst winery is right beside it. Visit all the big distilleries in Kentucky while there.
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Appalachia-Shiner » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:17 am

I'm sure Crazy will have all the Sites lined up that you need to see and a NASCAR race is a good place to start.
Maybe see y'all while yer here.
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby emptyglass » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:07 am

Bushman wrote:Sorry you will not be coming out to God's country on the West Coast. If you or SBB make it out I will take care of you.


Thank you for your kind offer Bushman. Not sure we'll make it out your way but who knows...

jb-texshine wrote:Mammoth cave in kentucky is cool to visit. Google mammoth cave national park.
Looks cool, thanks :thumbup:

Appalachia-Shiner wrote:I'm sure Crazy will have all the Sites lined up that you need to see and a NASCAR race is a good place to start.
Maybe see y'all while yer here.

I'm sure he will, but dont want to wear out the welcome, lol

I've always dreamed of going to a NASCAR race, one of those bucket list things. I'm told if its going to happen I better get some tickets soon before they are all gone :esurprised:
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Truckinbutch » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:33 pm

The Croweater vouched for your integrity to SOH and I . Both of you . Our door is open if time permits . Or I could possibly travel southwest a bit for a handshake or several .
We sure enjoyed having him and Suzie Dundee for guests .
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby DSM Loki » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:23 pm

If you guys end up in Michigan you're welcome here. I don't have much for accommodations but the door is open.
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Saltbush Bill » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:56 am

Thank you both for the kind offers, will see where our travels lead us, and how much time we have once we get there.

Truckinbutch wrote:The Croweater vouched for your integrity to SOH and I . Both of you .

That was mighty kind of the Crowman. :thumbup:
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby willee » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:14 am

Dont know about the rest of the USA but you are very welcome to Texas if it is in your plans.
Austin has Titos distillery and San Antonio has a few more if you care to visit them.
On down south is the Gulf coast where fish'n is fantastic.
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby varocketry » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:11 pm

What distilleries, worth seeing (tours, etc.) are in San Antonio? I'm headed next week.
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby jb-texshine » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:39 am

varocketry wrote:What distilleries, worth seeing (tours, etc.) are in San Antonio? I'm headed next week.

Don't know about distilleries in San Antone but lone star beer distillery is ok but they also have the lone star buckhorn museum ,worth seeing.Gotta see The Alamo,show due respect,113 brave men died there.Don't miss the river walk either,lots of good places to eat but better tacos can be found in little bumperpull trailers all over town. About 45 miles south of SA is San Marcos tx and aquarena springs,they got mermaids and a scuba diving pig!
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby emptyglass » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:16 am

Mermaids and scuba diving pigs? Now thats the sort of advice we need. Inside info on local attractions :thumbup:

Places to get a good feed would be great too, we dont want to get served up racoon pie (unless its good I guess...)

Thanks willee, if travels take us that way you may get a call

Trukinbutch, thanks mate, very kind offer. Crow said you were a good fella too.
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Oldvine Zin » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:49 pm

If you make it over to the north west coast (Seattle) I have a guest room that you are more than welcome to use

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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Saltbush Bill » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:36 pm

Sitting here looking at a big big map I bought of the USA a few weeks ago ...how in the hell am I even going to see a small part of your country 4 weeks ?
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby emptyglass » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:44 am

Oldvine Zin wrote:If you make it over to the north west coast (Seattle) I have a guest room that you are more than welcome to use

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You guys are to kind. Thanks buddy. North west coast might be slim chance, but thanks very much for the offer.


Tickets are booked and paid, so seems we are USA bound...

May you kind folk take some pity on a couple of wayward Ozzy strangers intent on experiencing your way of life.



See ya soon :thumbup:
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby HDNB » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:19 am

Saltbush Bill wrote:Sitting here looking at a big big map I bought of the USA a few weeks ago ...how in the hell am I even going to see a small part of your country 4 weeks ?



you should stay longer, schlep between guest houses to keep the cost down...there is so much to see in North America, after travelling so far...
I was in USA for 18 or 19 days in January. saw a bit of Nevada and a bit of Arizona, you could easily spend a year or two but practically speaking 6 weeks to 3 months to get a good sample. The USA varies so much in scenery and culture, really state -by -state, if you only see one of two of the east states you won't get the big picture.

it would be like us going to Aus and seeing Sydney or Melborne for a visit and thinking we got to see the "real" Aus...well maybe a part of it but not thole thing!

gotta make the juice worth the squeeze. Not seeing Yellowstone would be like missing the outback (ok, maybe arizona and nevada would be more like the outback) Southern Utah is stunning. south west?...you gotta do it. NOLA...Big sur and giant sequoias, San Francisco, lake areas, NYC, Appalachians, Fla... thay are all as different as colors in the rainbow...so much to see so little time...
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby emptyglass » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:24 am

@HDNB you are very right. Its going to be tight on time so I guess we are just trying to cram as much in as we can, while still having a good time

I've been around most of Australia, and what you say rings true. One could spend 3 months and still not touch the tip, or spend a lifetime and still not see it all.
I figure the great USA is no different.

I'd love to have the luxury of seeing all the kind folk that have offered hospitality and offered to share their wisdom on local attractions, but as you would well know, life, budgets, time and other life restrictions all come into play.

Me and SBB do want to see some of the same things, but we also want to see a few different things.

For my part, I have 2 main drivers. I have a vested interest in distilling and I'm in discussion with a view to establish a US distributorship (franchise I guess for want of a better word)
I'm also on what you might call a "reconnaissance" mission for a future trip with my family. 2 young kids would love to visit Disney land

But for SBB, this might be the only chance he gets to visit so he has a few other goals/ bucket list things.


All that said, thanks guys for your warm invites and offers of things a tour bus will never give. We still have some time to plan and much to learn about what you guys have hidden away in secret corners :thumbup:
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby Oldvine Zin » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:27 pm

cool thing empty, would love to see your handy work for sale here in the us, hell I might even buy something. I did copy your carter head and I have to say it works great.

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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby emptyglass » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:52 am

Cool OVZ. I just copied it from someone else, who copied it from someone else, and so on it goes.
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby crazy » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:47 am

59 days & counting ! :)
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Re: coming to Merica, late April 2017

Postby emptyglass » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:25 am

Time flies Crazy, its close just 2 weeks now...

I had a visit from Bob from Nevada, he made mention of how expensive Aussie beer is in comparison to American beer. I'm looking forward to some cheap beer :thumbup:
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