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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Swedishchef, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    I figured since we are from all over NA and overseas it would be nice to see where you all live! Show a picture or two and add a picture of a map so that it shows people like me (geographically challenged) where exactly it is (don't need your street address).

    I live at the far eastern tip of Quebec in an area called the Gaspesie. This area was voted by National Geographic as one of the top 50 places to see before you die (I nearly died when I read the article!! NIce, yes, top 50 in the world????). The roadway follows the peninsula all the way around. It is extremely scenic and there are not many residents (total population of about 70000 spread out over 20000 KM2).

    Andrew

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  2. WoodStacker

    WoodStacker New Member

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    Simply beautiful.Mountains and sea .What more can you ask for!!!!
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  3. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Woah.
  4. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    My neighbors used to take a road trip every summer to Grand Manan Island. They took some really great pictures and told of great stories of the very accomodating people up there where they camped. I'd visit love to visit there someday.

    Here is a picture of Plum Island NWR about 1/2 hour from where I live. The picture is looking over the sound to Ipswich, MA.

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  5. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    My house, and my Cascade Range to the west. (Not my barns...the neighbor's)

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  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Highest thing around here.

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  7. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Woodstacker: you're right. BEst of both worlds. And VERY affordable housing. 2500 sqft homes in some towns = $100 000. Long live the EAST coast ;)

    Thistle: now you gotta come for a vacation!!

    Fishingpole: Grand Manan is indeed super nice. Easy-going laid back people. How could you not be if you lived on an island with 1500 others?

    Fossil: that is one hell of a house!@!!!! And WHAT a view!

    BB: Ever go to the top?

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  8. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    This is across the street

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    and this is our back yard from under our apple tree

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  9. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    WOW, beautiful area!
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Never have. Good bet that I never will. It means actually going back into that city again. <>
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  11. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    That is a fine looking spot!
  12. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    LOL. I presume you're not a big fan of the city??!! Me either...nothing bigger than 100 000 people. I have had multiple job opportunities in Montreal. LIving in a city with a population of 3.5 million is not overly appealing. Especially since my office would be on the island of Montreal (therefore requiring to find parking after taking a tunnel or a bridge).
  13. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Our back yard. Pictures taken in October.

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  14. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Winter 2011

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    Police horse on the beach @ Coney Island a few years ago

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  15. fuelfarmer

    fuelfarmer Burning Hunk

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    Here are some photos around our farm in Virginia.......


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    Crops listed in this photo are used for energy as well as feed.
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  16. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Ok, fuelfarmer, I'm jealous now. Beautiful!!
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  17. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    I live in Upper Bucks County, in southeastern PA along the river that separates PA NJ (half way between Philly and NYC)

    This is my back yard this afternoon - took it for a post about my set up. Hurricane Sandy knocked down a lot of trees, half we have already cleared. It's a vertical acre up and wide full of raccoons, deer and all kinds of birds. There is a lot of cutting in my future for sure!! The other photo is the front of my house a few days after the hurricane, the crane is pulling the rest of what was an 85 ft ash tree off the house.

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  18. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    I guess! What a nice scenic background!!!!



    Dennis; do these friends randomly appear? How many on average? They are quite nice....a rare species around here. There are many more moose than deer in this neck of the woods
    Dixie: how' s this winter holding up on ya?
  19. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    This winter is fine, so far........ 2011 on Christmas night we got it with 2' of snow (I remember BB shooting me a message that the storm was sitting over my house, he was right , it was !!)

    Murphy as finally grown into his legs..... he'll get around better in the snow :)
  20. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    This a picture taken(not by me) from queens point showing the town of Keyser WV facing south. Those are the Allegheny Mountains in the back ground. Nothing like small town living!
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  21. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Sorry to hear about the hurricane damaging trees on your property. How bad was the damage from the ash tree??

    Andrew
  22. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Very nice picture!! What is your local economy comprised of?
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    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    Well, outside of a power plant and a paper mill, you either work for yourself, the state, or the board of education. There is just not a whole lot in the area but I wouldn't want to live anyplace else.
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  24. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Sorry to say but it's about $100k. It hit at our 2nd floor window and shifted the 2nd floor to the left. Once the tree was pulled off it settled back but all of the drywall is cracked and the bathroom destroyed. The engineer that expected our home told us because it was built in the 1860’s on a stone foundation, it sustained the weight of the tree. New construction woud have been cut in half instead of just a big "dent". They took the tree down in several sections, lightest was 4200 lbs, heaviest was 7200 lbs. Our insurance company has been very supportive and helpful, anything we need, they've paid for, right down to treats for my dogs when we were staying at my neighbors :). Its drywall and wood, all fixable, we were in the house when it happened and escaped unharmed, it could have been worse! Just for perspective, this is a pic of my tree guy standing on the tree trunk...he's 6'2" ;)

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  25. WhitePine

    WhitePine Feeling the Heat

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    Insurance companies usually are cursed, not praised. One of them that goes beyond the call deserves recognition. If you feel it's appropriate, please tell us who insures you.

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