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Welcome to the August Diner, this time in sunny Mexico

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:04 AM

Good morning

Cool and pleasant starting out on the porch with my coffee.

My little chipmunk friend showed up again for his unsalted peanuts.  Still a little shy.  Been working on this one for a few years.  I've been hopeful to tame him like the ones at the resort when I was young.  

One would sit in my lap while another on my shoulder down at the dock house.  So tame I could pet them.  I dont see that happening with this chipmunk this year.  They certainly pack their cheeks closer to Fall storing food for the winter, it's always just one more.

Speaking of Munks, I wonder where Brother Lion has been.  I kinda miss that guy with his off the wall humor.

Finishing my plaster-paint job today.  Didn't think it would drag into Sunday.  Now-a-days, a weekend day feels just the same as the rest to me anywayHuh?Indifferent  I hate to admit, the up and down cutting in the baseboards is a little tougher than it used to beLaugh

Thanks for the Train pics and narrating Dave, ...Enjoyed.  Liked my airplane history lesson too Ed, ...Intersesting.

 

Enjoy your Sunday guys

 

 

TF

 

 

 

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:16 AM

They don't do this anymore, but ever since I saw it years ago, I wanted to do it.

The train through Copper Canyon in Mexico would load campers onto flat cars.  You could sit in your camper, or I've seen pictures of people sitting in lawn chairs on the flat cars traveling through the canyon.  It looked like such a good time:

 

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:26 AM

In New Orleans, the best Mexican food actually came from a small cart.  Manuel's Hot Tamales were great.  Manuel's shop was about a block from my school, and you could find the cart at various places in mid city.

Despite the look of the cart and that you're buying food on the street, these were by far the best Mexican food you could get in New Orleans.

People actually drove into mid city in the evening to find the street vendor to buy these.

 

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:05 AM

Hola. 

Dave .... The photos of Mexican railroad equipment is interesting. 

John York 1 ..... The video of campers on flatcars in Mexico is remarkable. Definately a unique way to travel. 

..

Tomorrow afternoon, I will have surgery in my second eye. I'm looking forward to it because the operation in my first eye was so successful. I'm very happy with vision in my "new eye". 

So, tomorrow and Tuesday I will not be here. 

GARRY

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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:58 AM

Garry, good luck on your second new eye surgery.

we shall be leaving the southern commnad today heading back to the wilds of western KY

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:10 AM

Heartland Division CB&Q
Tomorrow afternoon, I will have surgery in my second eye. I'm looking forward to it because the operation in my first eye was so successful. I'm very happy with vision in my "new eye". 

Praying for perfect vision by Wednesday.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:47 AM

I painted the small area above the front door where I fixed the ceiling.

The new color of my house will be a boring basic beige. The change of color signals a new era in my life. This will be the first time since 1981 that have not lived in a pink house.

When the painting is complete, I will need to find a new favorite John Mellencamp song.

-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:08 AM

MLC and John ..... Thanks for the well wishes. 

The Mark Twain Zephyr, built in 1934, is being moved from Madison, IL near St Louis. It will be relaocated to Wisconsin where it will be restored and made operational. .... Yesterday, the power car made the trip to Wisconsin.

 

Photos from Facebook.

 

 

GARRY

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Posted by wetidlerjr on Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:04 PM

Good afternoon! Geeked Have a nice month in Mexico.

Bill Tidler Jr.

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Posted by RideOnRoad on Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:09 PM

Did someone say tequila? (Okay, so it was yesterday. I'm a little late to the party.)

Richard

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Posted by maxman on Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:49 PM

The better version.  Nothing like the original.

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Posted by up831 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:56 PM

Hi Everyone,

The subject of fish tacos and their origins came up.  Here's the scoop.

I had always thought that Rubio's in San Diego was the inventor of fish tacos, but not so fast.  It seems that most sources believe that fish tacos originated in either San Felipe or Ensenada in Baja.  Both claim to have invented fish tacos.

The story has it that Rubio would spring break in San Felipe and loved the tacos from a particular vendor named Carlos.  Rubio asked Carlos if he would like to start a company in San Diego together and Carlos declined.  However, Rubio did persuade Carlos for the recipe and got the list of ingredients, but not the proportions.  After exhaustive experimentation, Rubio got the proportions down and the rest is history.  Apparently Rubio went back to San Felipe to generously thank Carlos, but he had moved.  That's the story and fish tacos from Rubio's are very good.

Sorry, no picture of fish tacos.

Less is more,...more or less!

Jim (with a nod to Mies Van Der Rohe)

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Posted by cudaken on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:33 PM

 Eveing Diners

 Flo, give the gang and I a Beer please and Dirk a dog treat.

 Sort of a good day. I felt like doing some stuff, I got the front yard cut and was going to cut and flame thrower the rear yard. But life got in the way. Bang Head

 Why does a 15 minute job winded up to take 2 hours? Sharon and Shawn brought over the bigger window A/C unit today for the bedroom. Ran into all sort of problems. We did finally get installed and bug proof. Wife drove my daugther nuts and made her so mad she sat in her car.

 Later, Ken and Dirk says Woof, Woof.

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Posted by hon30critter on Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:49 PM

York1
The train through Copper Canyon in Mexico would load campers onto flat cars.  You could sit in your camper, or I've seen pictures of people sitting in lawn chairs on the flat cars traveling through the canyon.  It looked like such a good time:

Hi John,

That does look like a good time, although personally I'd have a bit of difficulty doing the bridges!Laugh

Thanks for the video.

Dave

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, August 3, 2020 3:59 AM

I've been awake for 3 hours.  It woke the dog up and he started barking.  Lots of lighting and distant thunder, but the street is hardly wet. 

I found out a nurse I used to work with, who has been battling melanoma, with mets to the brain, was in a house fire.  Evidently WV has no burn units because they sent her to Pittsburgh where she spent the last week of her life.  Why is it such bad things happen to nice people?

Henry

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By the Chesapeake Bay

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