SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

News items. General trends, new issues, new policies etc. **Whatever** you like. WORLDWIDE. Start a new thread on your question. Please do not discuss ebay in THIS forum as we have a separate and popular Forum for that discussion.

Moderator: Volunteer Moderator Team

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Global Administrator »

If any USA members can assist here I'd really appreciate it.

We are driving from Dec 21 from Atlanta thru Georgie, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

We drive only on back roads, and paths less travelled, so the large fold out state maps, and those nice little Hotel and things to see type AAA books are really useful and I cannot get them here.

I have some from driving this region a few years back, but current ones will be far more useful.

If anyone can round these up, and mail to our Atlanta hotel I'd greatly appreciate it. :lol:

Please add a note here if you can help, or email ozstamps at gmail.com -- thanks!

Glen
.
Click HERE to see superb, RARE and unusual stamps, at FIXED low nett prices, high rez photos, and NO buyer fees etc!

User avatar
iomoon
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 14570
Joined: 02 Jun 2007 22:34
Location: Alpine, Texas/ Scarsdale, New York
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by iomoon »

Sorry Glen, I neither have a car nor drive.

An alternative might be to take a wi-fi'd laptop and use google map.

I collect Volcanos on stamps

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Global Administrator »

Gee thanks for the superb advice Jim.

User avatar
Draccae
I was online for our Birthday Number 3!
I was online for our Birthday Number 3!
Posts: 4586
Joined: 24 Oct 2009 02:07

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Draccae »

I am a member but unfortunately no where near a AAA office to pick up maps. I took a quick look around the AAA website to see if they could be downloaded

GO to Driving Resources (top right) - Get maps - online map gallery - get maps link again and put in where you want.

http://www.aaa.com/aaa/sem/sem.htm?redirectto=http://www.aaa.com/?area=JoinSEM&skin=JoinSEM&
'The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.' -H. P. Lovecraft

User avatar
wastrel
Black Ninja Star! Board Posting Addict.
Black Ninja Star! Board Posting Addict.
Posts: 64
Joined: 09 Nov 2009 01:56
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by wastrel »

I'd be happy to pick up the state maps and travel books for you. Just email me the address to send them to and the date it should get there - wandering.wastrel at gmail.com

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Global Administrator »

Greatly Appreciate the offer!

In you or others that may be able to assit can mail here, we are sure to get one packet! :lol:

**Hold for GLEN STEPHENS**
Guest December 20
Marriott Atlanta Airport
4711 Best Road
Atlanta, GA 30337

404-766-7900

User avatar
Drew
Senior Member Advanced Posting Guru
Senior Member Advanced Posting Guru
Posts: 127
Joined: 22 Sep 2009 02:35
Location: Savannah, USA

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Drew »

Glen,

I would be interested in hearing what you think about Georgia when you get back. I don't have any maps to give you, I switched to the Germin GPS a while back. Mine even comes with an Australian Accent.

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Global Administrator »

I visited Plains last time I was in GA.

Not even a hotel there. :)

User avatar
Drew
Senior Member Advanced Posting Guru
Senior Member Advanced Posting Guru
Posts: 127
Joined: 22 Sep 2009 02:35
Location: Savannah, USA

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Drew »

If you have time, swing up to Athens. It is only an hour east of Atlanta. Fun little city, but not sure what will be open during the holidays.

User avatar
MargoZ
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 17410
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 23:53
Location: Sydney Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by MargoZ »

Drew wrote:Glen,

Mine even comes with an Australian Accent.
"Yeah, mate..just do a yewy in a sec and she'll be sweet....."
Please click link below to "Like" stampboards on FACEBOOK -
https://www.facebook.com/stampboards/

User avatar
Skippy
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 2654
Joined: 29 Oct 2007 18:13
Location: NSW, Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Skippy »

:lol: :lol:

Collecting - Stamps, poster stamps and covers that feature Kangaroos.
Wanted: Illustrated Tourist cover of "Waratah Park", Sydney, NSW. Australia

User avatar
John_K
GOLD Star Super Posting Stampboarder!
GOLD Star Super Posting Stampboarder!
Posts: 300
Joined: 07 Oct 2009 07:39
Location: London, England

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by John_K »

MargoZ wrote:
Drew wrote:Glen,

Mine even comes with an Australian Accent.
"Yeah, mate..just do a yewy in a sec and she'll be sweet....."
:lol: Almost South African haha
In search of the Kingdom of the Schwaneberger Albums....

User avatar
tooler
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 4637
Joined: 06 Jan 2008 14:15
Location: United States, Georgia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by tooler »

Glen, I have 4 maps not all up to date but if you are traveling back roads they should do. Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi. I haven't used a map in ages. I use a TOM TOM GPS. If these will help I will send them down to the hotel. Or you can stop by and pick them up :D I live between Atlanta and Athens. In the mean time, I will look around and see if I can find more and better ones. Will send them around the 15th of Dec to make sure you get them. You should be here in the spring.
Jack
I buy too much, can't sell enough - but the information here is priceless.

User avatar
Flying Tiger
I was online for Post Number 3 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 3 MILLION!
Posts: 2232
Joined: 08 Oct 2009 02:29
Location: Houston, Texas. USA

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Flying Tiger »

Global Administrator wrote:
We are driving from Dec 21 from Atlanta thru Georgie, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
Any reason why you are avoiding Texas? It is much nicer here than in Lousy-ana.
Regards, Jay

User avatar
gavin-h
Founder Member Joined April 2007
Founder Member Joined April 2007
Posts: 32839
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 02:10
Location: West Coast of England

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by gavin-h »

tooler101 wrote:Or you can stop by and pick them up :D I live between Atlanta and Athens.
He'll never find you without a map :lol: :lol: :lol:

User avatar
wastrel
Black Ninja Star! Board Posting Addict.
Black Ninja Star! Board Posting Addict.
Posts: 64
Joined: 09 Nov 2009 01:56
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by wastrel »

Glen, I mailed off the books and maps today, so it should have plenty of time to get there before you do. I've emailed you the delivery confirmation number, as well.

Enjoy your trip!

User avatar
jugoslavija_post
I was online for our Birthday Number 5!
I was online for our Birthday Number 5!
Posts: 6830
Joined: 11 Apr 2009 15:38
Location: The Windy City - Chicago, and sometimes Kenosha

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP ple

Post by jugoslavija_post »

Wish you could stop by my place, in Lombard, IL. :(

My grandma makes some *killer* Christmas cookies and kolackys. 8)

Image link inactive. Removed

User avatar
MargoZ
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 17410
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 23:53
Location: Sydney Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by MargoZ »

Many thanks Wastrel- much appreciated.

And thanks too Erik for the offer...you couldn't post them down to Atlanta could you??
Please click link below to "Like" stampboards on FACEBOOK -
https://www.facebook.com/stampboards/

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Global Administrator »

Hi Wastrel

No maps at the hotel in Alanta - do you have a tracking number perhaps?

Cheers
Glen
.
Click HERE to see superb, RARE and unusual stamps, at FIXED low nett prices, high rez photos, and NO buyer fees etc!

User avatar
wastrel
Black Ninja Star! Board Posting Addict.
Black Ninja Star! Board Posting Addict.
Posts: 64
Joined: 09 Nov 2009 01:56
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by wastrel »

You're kidding???

Delivery confirmation number is 03091830000218561759.

Tracking at USPS site provides:
Label/Receipt Number: 0309 1830 0002 1856 1759
Class: Priority Mail®
Service(s): Delivery Confirmationâ„¢
Status: Delivered

Your item was delivered at 8:53 AM on December 14, 2009 in ATLANTA, GA 30337.


Detailed Results:

Delivered, December 14, 2009, 8:53 am, ATLANTA, GA 30337
Sorting Complete, December 14, 2009, 8:44 am, ATLANTA, GA 30337
Arrival at Post Office, December 14, 2009, 8:08 am, ATLANTA, GA 30337
Processed through Sort Facility, December 13, 2009, 11:02 pm, ATLANTA, GA 30320
Processed through Sort Facility, December 12, 2009, 7:37 pm, AUSTIN, TX 78710
Acceptance, December 12, 2009, 10:33 am, GEORGETOWN, TX 78626
I sent it early to make sure it got there through any Christmas-related delays.

I suggest you thrash the hotel staff to find it!

User avatar
GlenStephens
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 21756
Joined: 06 Sep 2005 19:46
Location: Sunny Sydney .... well Castlecrag to be precise.
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by GlenStephens »

Ha! Many thanks, I'll go down and beat them up later today at front desk! :mrgreen:

Perfect .. they hate it when you have EVIDENCE! :lol:

I had a camera mailed priority mail and that too, they claim is not there.

Do you recall roughly the size and outer appearance of what they were packed in ... that helps if they get a rough outline? Glen

User avatar
wastrel
Black Ninja Star! Board Posting Addict.
Black Ninja Star! Board Posting Addict.
Posts: 64
Joined: 09 Nov 2009 01:56
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP ple

Post by wastrel »

Yes; it was in a Priority Mail Tyvek envelope, 11.625" X 15.125", like this:

Image

Addressed to exactly as you communicated via email:

Hold for - GLEN STEPHENS
Guest of Hotel December 20
(name and address of hotel) (not sure if you want that posted or not)

It's 4 lbs, 3 ozs. It's got $11.00 in stamps, hand-cancelled, and the remainder postage in the usual post office sticker they add at the counter on the front.

I knew I should have taken a picture of it before I mailed it... anyway, I hope someone finds it stacked up somewhere in the back!

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Global Administrator »

wastrel - you da man. :lol:

I took my laptop to front desk and showed them your tracking info and the clerk got on phone again and MAGIC .. both packages appeared in 5 minutes

Lazy sods .. they swore black and blue before that nothing was there for us!

Many thanks - the maps helped us wind out way up to Chattanooga this evening. :)

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP ple

Post by Global Administrator »

Well we are well away now.

We got snowed in at Washington.

United cancelled our flight to Atlanta and could not get us on anything together for 3 days.

This was the snow from our hotel balcony - below.

Someone told us it was only 5 or 6 hours to drive to ATL, and our trusty Rand McNally was locked in the suitcase - mixed up with 10,000 other cases in IAD, so we could not access it, so we stupidly believed that.

So we rented a car for $US230 one way for 24 hours .. a lot better than the $US500 Avis wanted for a day. (Snow-outs and car rental prices are a bad mix. Alamo and Dollar had ZERO cars in DC to rent - at any price.)

We heard off and guess what .. the 'few hours' was more like TWELVE hours driving.

Margo collapsed in bed when we got there!

Popped by the Martin Luther King Memorial today . . very interesting. I was there 10 years back but much better now.

Then went to CNN Centre today --- who even have their own Post Office! See photo below.

We booked a long personal VIP Tour of the news operation with a private CNN Executive guide, and an armed security guard at all times. (Why he was needed .. who knows?)

Took us right into news rooms and totally on air control centres etc. Well worth the money. Margo even got to read news off auto cues!

Seeing many of the CNN newsreaders are now ozzies, she may have a new career path!

Up in Chattanooga Tennessee now.
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
wastrel
Black Ninja Star! Board Posting Addict.
Black Ninja Star! Board Posting Addict.
Posts: 64
Joined: 09 Nov 2009 01:56
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by wastrel »

Whew! Glad to hear they found the packages, and that the maps are proving useful.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the trip. More pictures are coming, I hope? :mrgreen:

User avatar
Tassie_Stamps
I was online for Post Number 3 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 3 MILLION!
Posts: 9697
Joined: 06 Oct 2007 21:19
Location: Tasmania

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Tassie_Stamps »

Glen,

Looks like a great trip your having. :)

Merry Christmas!

User avatar
MargoZ
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 17410
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 23:53
Location: Sydney Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by MargoZ »

Merry Christmas to you too Tassie.

Thanks so much Wastrel - I've been poring over the maps tonight working out the most scenic routes etc (In between my gigs on CNN :wink: )

Sorry we missed out on catching up, Tooler. Hope there's an opportunity another time (or maybe in Sydney 8) ).

Lovely weather now that we're in the South- all fascinating , a new part of the world for me (but no more driving 12 hours straight- at least I stayed on the correct side of the road)

Cheers
margo
Please click link below to "Like" stampboards on FACEBOOK -
https://www.facebook.com/stampboards/

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Global Administrator »

wastrel wrote:
Whew! Glad to hear they found the packages, and that the maps are proving useful.
They were much appreciated -- thanks. :D

As we do not stay on highways or interstates, they are a godsend.

We take total back roads if we can. You really see the real America that way.

And finding accommodation when the sun sets is usually a VERY tough ask in some of these remote places. So those detailed AAA books are a godsend, as they list things down to 1 Star Roach motels usually, were they exist

Those huge AA detailed maps of each State are brilliant. We often see some historic or man made or natural features marked on those maps, and then wander off to see it.

One time driving through North and South Dakota I saw a note on them re the world's tallest man made structure. I bet not a single person reading this has a clue what it was, (unless they google it) or has ever seen it, but those maps worked for me then. :D

Glen

User avatar
RolyRJ
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 20108
Joined: 10 May 2007 21:54
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by RolyRJ »

Huh but you know the Industry I am involved in Glen :wink:

It is a biggun for sure.

Cheers

Roly

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Global Administrator »

The equipment in that place would make your techies head spin Roly!

The CNN Espanol studio has several remote control $400,000 cameras they operate from Latin America etc.

We watched the anchor doing USA CNN live news, with 3 cameras on him, they called Hughy, Dewie and Louie. All totally remote control, and cost over $US1 million.

Weird in a place with 100s of working staff all around him, to see something going live with no human touching the cameras!

They are converting the entire place to Mac from PC very soon.

I'd guess there are 1000s of computers in that place (some rooms had 100s in each) so a nice commission for some salesman!

User avatar
RolyRJ
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 20108
Joined: 10 May 2007 21:54
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by RolyRJ »

I get across there every year for the NAB conference and often get to the CNN HQ.

The Time Warner Denter in New York City is equally impressive :)

Have a great trip

Roly

User avatar
traralgon3844
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 10739
Joined: 13 Mar 2009 15:30
Location: Traralgon, Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by traralgon3844 »

Global Administrator wrote:One time driving through North and South Dakota I saw a note on them re the world's tallest man made structure. I bet not a single person reading this has a clue what it was, (unless they google it) or has ever seen it, but those maps worked for me then. :DGlen
I'm taking a stab at a radio mast. Definitely not a building. Not much else it could be.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

User avatar
lbs
I was online for our Birthday Number 3!
I was online for our Birthday Number 3!
Posts: 183
Joined: 16 Sep 2007 19:11
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by lbs »

World's tallest man-made structure?

Sure, that's an easy one being a NATIVE from the high plains of North Dakota - a TV mast or antenna.

I think there are a couple of other intersting facts about ND:

1. 4th biggest oil producer in the USA now - probably going to keep that rank or maybe even go up in the next couple of years.

2. Currently has the lowest unemployment rate for states in the USA

3. Has a state run bank - the Bank of North Dakota and one that makes a profit.

4. The geographical center of North America is near Rugby, North Dakota.

5. Usually the safest state in the USA

6. Has the highest % of students finishing high school in the USA (84%). 90% of the population has finished high school.

7. The highest temp ever recorded in ND was 121 F. The lowest was -60 F . Both recorded in 1936. The coldest I ever remember was about -40F (Same as -40 C). The average low in January is -19 C.

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Global Administrator »

What is the world's tallest manmade structure?

The KVLY TV Tower is the world's tallest manmade structure. The antenna is located near Fargo, North Dakota, USA. It is 2,063 feet tall.


http://www.geographyzone.com/new/facts/facts021.htm

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP ple

Post by Global Administrator »

wastrel wrote:
More pictures are coming, I hope? :mrgreen:
Well today in Memphis I got to use the very same microphone that Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Oribson, Howlin Wolf and Jerry Lee Lewis and many others used to make their debut recordings!

The studio is still in regular use.
Image

Image

User avatar
jugoslavija_post
I was online for our Birthday Number 5!
I was online for our Birthday Number 5!
Posts: 6830
Joined: 11 Apr 2009 15:38
Location: The Windy City - Chicago, and sometimes Kenosha

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by jugoslavija_post »

Glen, would you like some of our holiday cookies? We're not going to eat them all. I could send a sampler to you and Margo. Maybe at the hotel? :)

User avatar
jugoslavija_post
I was online for our Birthday Number 5!
I was online for our Birthday Number 5!
Posts: 6830
Joined: 11 Apr 2009 15:38
Location: The Windy City - Chicago, and sometimes Kenosha

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by jugoslavija_post »

I was also thinking, Glen, if I could send the payment for the Noble catalogues to your hotel, too. 8)

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP ple

Post by Global Administrator »

Thanks Erik, but sadly we just stay where the car ends up at nightfall, so never know in advance where that will be. Often in really tiny towns off the beaten track.

Today I took these shots in Memphis -
Image

Image

User avatar
niknakniko
Senior Member Advanced Posting Guru
Senior Member Advanced Posting Guru
Posts: 205
Joined: 11 Dec 2009 20:56
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by niknakniko »

Hi Glen,

I thought you might be on holidays. I've got a little order for some stamps when you get back. You will probably have a million others too. Have a wonderful trip.

regards

Niko

User avatar
tooler
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 4637
Joined: 06 Jan 2008 14:15
Location: United States, Georgia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by tooler »

Hi Glen and Margo. Glen looks like you are on the way to another career. Just 12 miles or so south of you is Tunica, Mississippi.

I have spent a few weekends their trying to make my fortune at the casinos. :( If you keep going south from Tunica, you will come to the Robert Johnson Monument. Robert Johnson wanted to play the blues so bad that he sold his soul to the Devil, so the story goes.

Something caused that unknown guitarist to emerge from a Mississippi cotton plantation as the greatest bluesman of his day. The diabolical deal took place at the stroke of midnight out side Dockery Plantation, at the crossroads of Highway 61 and Highway 49, and today that spot is marked by a monument of a massive sky-blue guitars.
I buy too much, can't sell enough - but the information here is priceless.

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Global Administrator »

I stayed at Tunica many years ago - the first week those Casinos opened. They were in cotton fields. It was a joke! There were about 6 (non staff) people in the entire Sheraton Casino for hours.

Last time I visited they were far more well established!

User avatar
MargoZ
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 17410
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 23:53
Location: Sydney Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by MargoZ »

Thanks Tooler- we've actually been researching the location of the Crossroads- there is the Clarksdale theory and the Rosedale theory, I guess everyone wants a piece of the action :lol: .....thought we'd have a mosey about that whole area today (I'll keep Glen away from the casino!). So much to see ......
Please click link below to "Like" stampboards on FACEBOOK -
https://www.facebook.com/stampboards/

User avatar
Lakatoi 4
Founder Member Joined April 2007
Founder Member Joined April 2007
Posts: 21568
Joined: 19 Apr 2007 20:41
Location: First star on the right then straight on till morning ...

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Lakatoi 4 »

MargoZ wrote:thought we'd have a mosey about that whole area today
Have a what now :?:

Margo, please don't change to the dark side :D
Tony
"A cancelled stamp tells part of the story, a cover tells it all"

User avatar
Brummie
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 17897
Joined: 04 Jan 2009 00:02
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Brummie »

I'm glad you bought up the 'Mosey' Tony because on another thread Margo 'cat wrangled' :shock: Please explain.

User avatar
gavin-h
Founder Member Joined April 2007
Founder Member Joined April 2007
Posts: 32839
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 02:10
Location: West Coast of England

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by gavin-h »

Brummie wrote:I'm glad you bought up the 'Mosey' Tony because on another thread Margo 'cat wrangled' :shock: Please explain.
Brummie,

Cat Wrangling (or "Cat Herding") is a term for trying to manage or control a large number of strong-willed individuals (think cats, stamp collectors, Australians...) into following a set of parameters and not going off and "doing their own thing".

I think the example quoted related to the Secret Santa thread which needs a firm hand to keep things under control (but I'm sure it applies similarly to numerous other threads such as Norm's Footie threads etc).

Some years ago EDS ran a TV advert featuring "Cat Herding", the point of which was to show how they could manage large and difficult IT projects. Probably on You Tube somewhere :!:

User avatar
Brummie
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 17897
Joined: 04 Jan 2009 00:02
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Brummie »

Thanks Gavin. I presumed it must have been something difficult by the other words in the sentence but I have never heard those words before and thought it may have been an American saying :?

User avatar
MargoZ
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 17410
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 23:53
Location: Sydney Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by MargoZ »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8

I'm a manager at work and I have three teenagers at home- story of my life!!!
Please click link below to "Like" stampboards on FACEBOOK -
https://www.facebook.com/stampboards/

User avatar
Brummie
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
I was online for Post Number 4 MILLION!
Posts: 17897
Joined: 04 Jan 2009 00:02
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP please!

Post by Brummie »

Margo looks like the cats would be easier to handle then :lol:

User avatar
ozstamps
PLATINUM Shooting Star *10,000* Posts!
PLATINUM Shooting Star  *10,000* Posts!
Posts: 13079
Joined: 06 Sep 2005 20:24
Location: A bar somewhere near you ....
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP ple

Post by ozstamps »

tooler101 wrote:
Something caused that unknown guitarist to emerge from a Mississippi cotton plantation as the greatest bluesman of his day.

The diabolical deal took place at the stroke of midnight out side Dockery Plantation, at the crossroads of Highway 61 and Highway 49, and today that spot is marked by a monument of a massive sky-blue guitars.
No kidding! :mrgreen:
Image

User avatar
Global Administrator
The Sheriff
The Sheriff
Posts: 58632
Joined: 18 Apr 2007 22:57
Location: Tombstone
Contact:

Re: SOS to any USA "AAA" Members - road maps needed ASAP ple

Post by Global Administrator »

I decided to get out of the stamp business, and diversify into these shiny new premises in Eudora Arkansas ... please visit me soon .......... :D
Image

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss stamps - and *anything* at ALL happening with stamps”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ecwk, srgboy and 4 guests