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Old 08-02-2007, 12:06 AM   #1
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LOONIES ONLY.....Thats what the sign in the newly reconstructed shower stalls now all say at The Fort campground in Fort Langley B.C. Canada.
....... http://www.fortcamping.com

We've reserved the sites #'s 1 through 22 with the exception of site #19 which is pre reserved (I guess??).

The Trailer Goddess and myself ('car people') are in site #9 for the weekend of Sept 14th/16th. Thats the Friday through Sunday.

Reservations are to be made through Craig (Dodge Boy) Breckenridge, (NOT THE CAMPGROUND) who will (I'm sure) sometime soon post more details, so ....STAY TUNED!!!



Note: this topic is a continuation of Fall Meet, Southwestern B.C..
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
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How far of a drive from Seattle would you guess this place is?
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:32 AM   #3
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Doug! Be sure to add your event to our Calendar! Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:03 PM   #4
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Sharon: rough guess 2 ~ 2 1/2 hours depending on which customs office you clear through!!
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:57 PM   #5
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Egg Master, Ccraig can be contacted @
craig.breckenridge@shaw.ca

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Visit his website:
http://www.members.shaw.ca/craig.breckenridge/
(click on the Fort langley Glass Egg pages, then click on Glass Eggs Fall 2007 page)
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Apropos of nothing Trailer-related:

What is a loonie? I know it's to do with money, but beyond that I'm ignorant.
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From http://www.trailcanada.com/photos/wildlife-birds.asp:

Common Loon
Canada's national bird, the common loon is famous from its appearance on the millions of dollar coins. These coins are referred to as 'a loonie' from the bird pictured on the face.

The loon is a water bird slightly larger than a duck and can be found all over Canada.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:31 AM   #8
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an addendum...

a Loonie is a one dollar (Canadian) coin 'gold' in coloUr, and about the size of a 50 cent piece(?)
a TOONIE is a TWO dollar (Canadian) coin, silver in coloUr but with a small gold coloUred, sometimes removeable, center section.
....so, two loons = a TWOONIE or Toonie, (ONLY IN CANADA!!!)

Canada has long since rid itself of the one and two dollar paper monies opting instead to load our pockets with the much heavier metal money, so we RATTLE when we walk....LOL!!
I hear that the U.S. is planning to follow suit too!! ...... (Eaglettes)
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an addendum...

a Loonie is a one dollar (Canadian) coin 'gold' in coloUr, and about the size of a 50 cent piece(?)
a TOONIE is a TWO dollar (Canadian) coin, silver in coloUr but with a small gold coloUred, sometimes removeable, center section.
....so, two loons = a TWOONIE or Toonie, (ONLY IN CANADA!!!)

Canada has long since rid itself of the one and two dollar paper monies opting instead to load our pockets with the much heavier metal money, so we RATTLE when we walk....LOL!!
I hear that the U.S. is planning to follow suit too!! ...... (Eaglettes)
Ahhh... I think the US went the other way years ago. Several attempts to make $1.00 coins have failed. We aint gonna accept a pocket full of metal, maybe plastic but not metal.
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Ahhh... I think the US went the other way years ago. Several attempts to make $1.00 coins have failed. We aint gonna accept a pocket full of metal, maybe plastic but not metal.
Byron, as you know Lori is a banker and we DO still have dollar coins.

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/$...tion=Washington

http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/store...ddkey=ClickInfo
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Byron, as you know Lori is a banker and we DO still have dollar coins.
http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/$...tion=Washington
http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/store...ddkey=ClickInfo
Ya, I'm aware that there's dollar coins, but they're not very well accepted. I haven't seen one in quite a while. I, like many others, spend the coin first to get it out of our pockets and ask for paper when ever a merchant trys to give me a dollar coin.

A little story about dollar coins that almost put me tears. Susan B. Anthony dollar coins look too much like quarters. I was working with 4-H kids when they came out. The director decided to give SBA dollars to the 4-H kids at the country fail, I handed them out. The carnies would take them, and tell the kids they quarters. Many kids got taken that way.
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Ya, I'm aware that there's dollar coins, but they're not very well accepted. I haven't seen one in quite a while. I, like many others, spend the coin first to get it out of our pockets and ask for paper when ever a merchant trys to give me a dollar coin.
We get them a lot here in Portland. All the machines at the Max stations give out $1 coins as change. They used to be the Susan B. Anthony coins, now it's the gold Liberty dollars. I've got two of them in my wallet right now.
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Ya, I'm aware that there's dollar coins, but they're not very well accepted.
Well if you don't want 'em . . . . I'll take a million of 'em if you're giving them away!
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Hey Byron....who said they were widely accepted even up here?

When something like that is rammed down you throat.....

I have also heard mutterings that Canada is going to stop using 1 cent (penny) coins. They don't seem to be worth a whole hill of beans anymore anyhow, but it'll sure give new meaning to the saying 'just my 2cents worth'
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