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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #160 on: March 31, 2016, 10:39:10 am »
Zog those kids look so happy :thumleft:

Have you seen any DS bikes or is it only apehanger stuff?
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #161 on: March 31, 2016, 11:18:45 am »
So far 99% cruisers. I saw two GS800's the other day,  and a couple of soopabaaiks. But mainly cruisin Harleys.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #162 on: March 31, 2016, 11:19:47 am »
So far 99% cruisers. I saw two GS800's the other day,  and a couple of soopabaaiks. But mainly cruisin Harleys.

So just road bikes so far.
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #163 on: March 31, 2016, 11:23:45 am »
Can I put in a request for Reese's buttercups and gas station french vanilla coffee please?  :biggrin:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #164 on: March 31, 2016, 11:47:22 am »
enjoying this thread, best of luck with this new chapter in your life
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #165 on: March 31, 2016, 12:43:09 pm »
So far 99% cruisers. I saw two GS800's the other day,  and a couple of soopabaaiks. But mainly cruisin Harleys.

So just road bikes so far.

Not much DS riding in FL or most of the east coast really. There is a lot more out west.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #166 on: March 31, 2016, 12:54:52 pm »
UTMOST RESPECT FOR TAKING THE DOGS ALONG!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #167 on: March 31, 2016, 01:31:18 pm »
Sounds like a moerse adventure Gary! ;)

Sommer makes me lus to sell everything, and join you! :biggrin:

Have fun, and keep the stories coming! :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #168 on: March 31, 2016, 01:35:36 pm »
Me think you should have used the money to get the dogs there to buy a bike.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #169 on: March 31, 2016, 02:10:09 pm »
Mr Zog, are you missing anything from 'back home' yet? Obviously your son etc, but wondering about any particularly Saffy things...
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #170 on: March 31, 2016, 02:14:43 pm »
Mr Zog, are you missing anything from 'back home' yet? Obviously your son etc, but wondering about any particularly Saffy things...

 i bet he is missing the word " eish "
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #171 on: March 31, 2016, 02:20:24 pm »
Mrs Balls  :imaposer:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #172 on: March 31, 2016, 02:21:16 pm »
Mr Zog, are you missing anything from 'back home' yet? Obviously your son etc, but wondering about any particularly Saffy things...

 i bet he is missing the word " eish "


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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #173 on: March 31, 2016, 03:27:47 pm »
great ,werk jy al

Nog nie  :o

Ek het al een onderhoud gehad, en aansoek gedoen vir nog n hele paar. Wag vir die foon om te lui...

Liefie hou my erg besig met ander kak. Huis skoon maak, yard uitsort, winkels toe om goeters te koop... ens ens.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #174 on: March 31, 2016, 04:13:24 pm »
No quarantine for the dogs Zog?

No Chris.

The USA is pretty relaxed about dogs from SA. As long as their rabies shots are up to date, all good.

I went to the County Sherriff's department of Animal Control yesterday with all their documents and got them each their Dog Licenses. $10 each, valid for a year.  :thumleft:

SO now they will get to wear a green Sherriff's Star on their collars, with a serial number  :biggrin:  8)
and you sir deserve a GOLD STAR for not re homing your doggie kids... my daughter works at a vet and it is unbelievable how many times they get asked to euthanize pets because the owners did not do their homework and cannot find new homes! RESPECT! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #175 on: March 31, 2016, 08:38:15 pm »
Mrs Balls  :imaposer:

Slaan jy die spyker so op die kop!  :deal:

(Hit you the nail on the head)  ::)


I Was very perturbed that I would miss out on Mrs Balls.She and I have come a looooooooong way together. I even dated her daughter once.


I looked, while still in SA if I could get Mrs Balls in the USA, and there is a online shop in California, I think, that can supply stuff like Mrs Balls and custard, and other such pure South African dishes.

But they were very expensive, IIRC it was like $12 bottle.... EISH!!!!


So I made peace with the fact that I would have to go without Mrs Balls. We were even informed by our shipping agent that NO FOODSTUFFS WHATSOEVER were allowed amongst our personal belongings. We had planned to stash a couple of cases of stuff like Mrs Balls, Aromat, Biltong spice, Boerewors spice, Wostershire Sauce, etc on the pallets with out personal belongings. The dude at the shipping company said that if they find ANY FOOD in the customs place in Miami, they can quarantine, confiscate, and destroy our entire consignment.

So we opted not to take the chance, and put NO FOODSTUFFS in our boxes.


And then...

Last week....

I was in a grocery store chain called "Publix". Its a bit like Woolies, slightly better class than Walmart. Little bit more expensive, but better class of person shopping there. The store I was in is in Cocoa Beach, about an hour north of where I stay.

I saw, in the section for "exotic foods", ....  Mrs Balls!!!!


Jissie! I was over the moon! I had one of those "WTF" moments, I took a bottle from the shelf, hugged it to my bosom, and LAUGHED!!!


Its not cheap. But still cheaper than the place in California. Its $5,19, plus tax, per bottle. At the current exchange rate thats around R75 bottle. But I have very quickly learned not to change the values in ZAR. A Macdonalds Big Mac burger costs just under $5 these days, so actually the price aint that bad after all.

I bought two bottles  ;D

I also went into my local Publix (about 3 miles from the house) yesterday and made enquiries if they could get some for me each month. They said they'll get back to me...  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #176 on: March 31, 2016, 09:54:11 pm »
Good read thus far, but seing that you sound like a bassfisherman, what do you think of their shops that side? ;D
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #177 on: March 31, 2016, 10:00:45 pm »
I would miss mayonaise and I did when I lived there. They do not have lekke mayonaise like we do.
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« Reply #178 on: March 31, 2016, 10:13:29 pm »
Good read thus far, but seing that you sound like a bassfisherman, what do you think of their shops that side? ;D

I have been known to snag the odd Bass...  8)

SO I had been here for exactly 20 hours when I first set foot in the local Bass Pro Shop.

I was awestruck!!! Its about the same size as the Builders Warehouse in Atterbury road, Pretoria. In other words, its fricken HUGE!!!

The pedestrian crossing at the entrance is a whole lot of Bass painted on the road. Even the road leading to the shop is called "Bass Pro Road". At the right of the entrance they have a area with about a dozen live alligators. To the left they have an area with 2 or 3 live Bush Pigs. The sign over the entrance says "Welcome Fishermen, Hunters, and other Liars"  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Inside its like I died and went to heaven.  :drif:  :drif:  :drif:  :drif:  :drif:  :drif:


Fishing rods, for ALL types of fishing, from bass and crappie, to fly-fishing, to rock-and-surf, to deep-sea fishing.

Boats, ATV's, camping. The hunting section has an array of about 500 rifles and shotguns up on display. Handguns under the counter. Ammo on the open racks where you can just push your trolley past and take what you need.

Clothing for all the sports. Even clothing for girls.

Archery department.

Even the lavvy's are awesome!!!

The wife had to use her chloroform lappie over my nose to get me out...  :peepwall:

I was too excited to take more pics, but next time I'm there I'll get some more.

Oh, and apparently this is one of their SMALLEST shops  :eek7:  :o

They even have a section for repairs and services to boats...

Jissis guys...

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« Reply #179 on: March 31, 2016, 10:14:19 pm »
Remember we lived in Holland for 5 years. At first we missed some stuff. But later we just used  what was locally available..
Now I dont even touch Mrs Balls now.  :imaposer:

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