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  • crdolce_777 - where are you? I am in Rochester and friends of ours who live 20 miles to the west got buried! We only got a few inches from that crazy storm that dumped 6 feet of snow on Buffalo.
    Haha how funny, I'm in Rochester as well! Chili, specifically...how about you?
  • We in MD are expecting 3to 5 inches. Poor people travelling on east coast destinations for Thanksgiving, esp. Drivers. Please be careful for drivers. Hpy thanksgiving to all members of forum. K.
  • carolinarkansascarolinarkansas hot springs, arkansasMember
    Its 60 and sunny in Hot Springs.....Oaklawn gearing up.....track ready and will open for training shortly...meet starts January 8th....i think...going to check out the new expansion on Thursday. ...they have the best turkey dinner in the Carosal Club on thanksgiving every year
  • Wow, so much diversity on the forum. From sunshine to mountains of snow. May everyone stay safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • slewpyslewpy Member
    edited November 2014
    Last I heard, NJ will get 3-6" of snow here in the northern part of the state. If it sticks, it will be wet and heavy. That's the worst kind. We've actually had snow on T-day a few times but nothing big. Seems the snow is coming earlier each year. In recent years, we had an ice storm on Halloween. The snow was so heavy it brought down trees and power lines. We also had an earthquake, hurricane Irene, and Super Storm Sandy.

    NJ has no thoroughbred racing in the winter. However, the Meadowlands which is now primarily a standardbred track races throughout the winter months. Freehold which is only a 5/8 oval standardbred track also races throughout the winter with limited racing dates.

    Hope everyone has a safe Thanksgiving if you're traveling. And a happy day to all.
  • Heading for Hatteras for Thanksgiving Day to visit my brother. Supposedly it will be sunny and in the 50's.
  • Weather is always such a big issue for one reason or another. All you people in the North East and Mid-Atlantic region take care out there in the winter weather. My brother lives in North Jersey, too, but they don't usually go anywhere now that my folks have passed. They used to drive to Vermont every Thanksgiving and I always worried about that.
  • This post continues one started in Golden Girls about names that don't translate well into another language.

    Sometimes we had students--that is to say PEOPLE--whose names sounded terrible in English. One (very black) boy from East Africa (I forgot which country) had a name, which presumably was okay in his language, but not so good here, so he had to come up with a different--American name. His actual name was Rednekk. I had a girl student from Indonesia whose name was Rajitporn, and another girl from China named Miao.

    Chinese students were especially fond of choosing alternative names because we don't do well pronouncing Chinese names. But some of the chosen names are pretty funny. One wanted to be called Lion. Another chose Waltz, We had two Apples. One wanted Philistine, and a girl wanted to be called Hal, yes after the computer in 2001, A Space Odyssey. One chose Shrek, which was very appropriate because he looked just like the cartoon character. The Director got upset with us because she thought we were making fun of him, but of course we wouldn't; he requested that we call him by that name. It felt funny to do so, though.
  • caseycasey any racetrack with camera in handMember
    Speaking of weather.... seriously- 80+ degrees tomorrow...... all you folks getting snow and rain, could you PLEASE send it to us in drought stricken CA??? In case you've forgotten, our Central Valley is one of the richest growing areas in the world.... all your citrus, avocado, almonds and of course your salad veggies are going to be very expensive if we don't start getting some rain.
  • They're forecasting 2 to 3 inches of rain in "the valleys" for the coming Sunday and Monday. Hope it materializes. That would be such a blessing.
  • crdolce_777 - where are you? I am in Rochester and friends of ours who live 20 miles to the west got buried! We only got a few inches from that crazy storm that dumped 6 feet of snow on Buffalo.


    Haha how funny, I'm in Rochester as well! Chili, specifically...how about you?
    Spencerport - we are neighbors! What a small world!
  • crdolce_777 - where are you? I am in Rochester and friends of ours who live 20 miles to the west got buried! We only got a few inches from that crazy storm that dumped 6 feet of snow on Buffalo.


    Haha how funny, I'm in Rochester as well! Chili, specifically...how about you?


    Spencerport - we are neighbors! What a small world!
    Wow, talk about coincidence! Yeah I'm in North Chili so we probably live all of 10 minutes from each other. Small world indeed!
  • Our Thanksgiving forecast for my part of Texas is supposed to be 60 degrees and sunny so I'm pleased about that. It could easily be in the 30s or in the 80s depending on the whim of Mother Nature but I am very thankful we do not get the horrendous kind of snow they are experiencing in Buffalo. Drivers are not the best around here any way, but give them ice or snow and it is pretty scary - I just like to stay home! I wish you all safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving Day!!
  • Well the snow is here, about an inch on the ground right now almost 2. Its a wet snow
  • The highways are horrible looking
  • Thanksgiving forecast for Flagstaff, Arizona is sunny, with a high of 63, but will be driving to Winslow, Az for a feast at the La Posada (http://www.laposada.org/) Hotel. If you ever have a chance to visit the La Posada Hotel it is a must see even if you don't stay overnight. Make sure and ask to see the rooms, visit the gift shop, but most of all admire the vision of the hotel's architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and the artwork of the current owner Tina Mion. I love this place and it's dog friendly!!
  • VA_in_CAVA_in_CA Member
    edited November 2014
    The highways are horrible looking
    Yeah, but wet snow makes for pretty snow-covered trees. We usually get dry, powdery snow in the west so that the snow amounts sound horrible to easterners. 6 to 8 inches of wet eastern snow is equivalent, probably, to about 3 or 4 feet of dry western snow.

    By the way, Casey, you may have had 80 degrees in LA yesterday, but here in the Beaumont area it was only 66 with a high, cold wind. Brrrrr.

  • Casey, I will be happy to send you all the slush you want lol. I usually love the first snowfall of the season but I really can't stand the wintery mix of wet and heavy snow. It makes for one big mess which is what we have now. Suppose to go up to 50 degrees on Sunday so this should all be short-lived.
  • Happy Thanksgiving to everyone..
  • You guys too. From MD. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday. Can be complicated with family; sometimes we feel like 14 yes. Old again. But admonition to me-- I love my family.. And are related to them. In the end they have been my fences keeping out the storms, waves, and sands in times of overwhelming storms or flooding. Who in the end has your back but family. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! K
  • Happy Thanksgiving to everyone..
    Ditto to that!!

  • SallyTSallyT Member
    edited November 2014
    image A (snowy) Happy Thanksgiving from my my home to yours...
  • That is the way that I like snow, Sally T - in pictures!!! What a beautiful shot! Thank you for sharing. Ditto what Big Herbie said - Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
  • Happy Turkey Day to all! In my little part of TX, high of 65 today (yesterday was 78!) so we're truly blessed.
  • What a beautiful shot, Sally. I hope you're not trying to drive to Delaware today in that kind of weather. Is that your house? Beautiful. I hope you don't have to shovel that driveway!!

    Happy Thanksgiving all.
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