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IMHAO, there is nothing wrong with preserving historical sites, especially when they've been there for centuries.

I get so tired of people who ruin trails & the like for their own selfish enjoyment. You can't believe the damage done to mountain trails on Boulder County property in the winters by people insisting on hiking or biking on muddy or snow-packed trails.
The national park authorities maintain the ones in this area to prevent damage. It’s good 😊
 

Lyn W

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First few days after moving to North Yorkshire..... I learned i needed a pair of wellies, a wax jacket, a fine woolen flat cap, a Land Rover, and a Black Lab to fit in.

I did end up with a great Barbour wax coat & a hand full of caps. Never liked wellies, couldnt afford a Land Rover!

Here’s a pix of the estate where I lived.. in the Game Keepers Cottage. A bit north of Harrogate, a but west of York & a stone’s throw from Knaresborough.
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I love Knaresborough - all the old petrified objects from over 100 years ago at Mother Shipton's Cave are fascinating
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Lyn W

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IMHAO, there is nothing wrong with preserving historical sites, especially when they've been there for centuries.

I get so tired of people who ruin trails & the like for their own selfish enjoyment. You can't believe the damage done to mountain trails on Boulder County property in the winters by people insisting on hiking or biking on muddy or snow-packed trails.
We have a big problem with people going off road with trail bikes and quad bikes carving up and scarring our hills. They make a real mess.:(
 

Lyn W

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I used to bring it out twice a year or so on a nice sunny warm day & give it a proper waxing. I still have that coat.
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Barbour wax jackets were very fashionable in the 80s in the UK and worn by many people who'd never set foot in the country side. :D
I had one but tore it on some barbed wire.
 

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Barbour wax jackets were very fashionable in the 80s in the UK and worn by many people who'd never set foot in the country side. :D
I had one but tore it on some barbed wire.
I grew up in San Francisco. We had a lot more rain than where I live now. I married at 17, right out of high school, and moved to Fresno, bringing my stylish yellow slicker (read raincoat) with me. I wore it the first time it rained here and stuck out like a fish out of water. No one here wears rain gear.
 

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Good day!!! I love the humor in here today.. I had online training for work today (which I now do from home). I took Jayden to school this morning and then I came back home.... AND TOOK A NAP!!! ... I never do that! Not sure what came over me but I’m well into the training now and back on track.. Sheesh!

the weather is crazy here.. two days of storms and flooding after numerous high 80F days... today dawned cloudy , Gray, and cold!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying there day! I think I’ll have wine and book this evening!!! I’ve been reading a Nora Robert’s thriller.. she writes Awesome , seat of the pants suspense as well as gripping romance..
 

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Good day!!! I love the humor in here today.. I had online training for work today (which I now do from home). I took Jayden to school this morning and then I came back home.... AND TOOK A NAP!!! ... I never do that! Not sure what came over me but I’m well into the training now and back on track.. Sheesh!

the weather is crazy here.. two days of storms and flooding after numerous high 80F days... today dawned cloudy , Gray, and cold!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying there day! I think I’ll have wine and book this evening!!! I’ve been reading a Nora Robert’s thriller.. she writes Awesome , seat of the pants suspense as well as gripping romance..
I am in the mood and am rereading the Harry Potter series! Harry is going shopping for Hogwarts!
 

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Barbour wax jackets were very fashionable in the 80s in the UK and worn by many people who'd never set foot in the country side. :D
I had one but tore it on some barbed wire.

Mine has a small tear too, also from going over a style & catching on some barbed wire. I wore that coat daily for years n years n years.
 
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