Flick, pull your ass out of the air and head out of the snow....several things....me being from Nebraska, all my family back there and raising kids away from the grandparents....screw them they don't know what they are missing....here goes:
Where would you rather die! a long slow soul sucking death in Indiana or a fast, funny as fuck, ass in the air death doing something you love?
Bad drivers and tree wells are just a thing in PNW...get used to it...come up 542 to Baker...you are lucky to make it up the hill (last year, 1 morning saw 7 suv's in the ditch..dumbass drivers), then lucky not to die on the hill (yesterday, a skier died inbounds in the "rattrap" area) and finally not to fall asleep at the wheel coming back down the hill (usually have at least one day a year, stuck behind a head on comming back down).
As for raising kids...where at the mall or in some faceless suburbia near a dead manufacturing plant (wonder why the drug addiction and crime). Or on the hill every week where you will get to see them learn how to blow past your saggin ass.
As for grand parents/parents...get them to vacation to manazita, seaside or cannon beach when the weather is good and the tourist are few...get them to imagine long walks on the beach playing in the sand with the grandkids..fuck they are probably secretly tired of Indiana and just need a good excuse...they will want to retire early.
Hopefully your beloved is also reading this thread.
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Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 02-19-2009 at 12:31 PM.