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I really missed VB...<br><br><br><br>
I just got to LA after 2.5 days on the bus clear across the USA. It was quite an adventure.<br><br>
I'm glad I packed veggie sandwiches, because there was VERY little for me to eat at the places we stopped. I even got real bacon bits on a garden salad once! who does that??<br><br><br><br>
Americans, do you recycle? I have not seen one single recycle bin. However, I saw tons and tons of American flags, more than we'd have of Canadian flags here. I was disappointed not to see one single Canadian flag though.<br><br><br><br>
So I am in LA, and I'll keep you posted on the veg*n restaurants I try out.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by superjane</i><br><br><b>I was disappointed not to see one single Canadian flag though.</b></div>
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I'm just curious.. but why would you expect to see Canadian flags in the US?
 

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in North Dakota at least. We're their neighbours, and we fly American flags beside our Canadian ones here (businesses more than homes).
 

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Oh, ok... I see. We fly a few US flags here as well on the East coast of Canada.<br><br><br><br>
Just pure speculation, but it "may" be in part due to some tension among the two countries these days over our lack of support for the US action in Iraq.<br><br><br><br>
But, in my experience... most of the US is simply patrotic to their own country and its something I've always noticed and respected when visiting there.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by superjane</i><br><br><b>I really missed VB...<br><br><br><br>
I just got to LA after 2.5 days on the bus clear across the USA. It was quite an adventure.<br><br>
I'm glad I packed veggie sandwiches, because there was VERY little for me to eat at the places we stopped. I even got real bacon bits on a garden salad once! who does that??<br><br><br><br>
Americans, do you recycle? I have not seen one single recycle bin. However, I saw tons and tons of American flags, more than we'd have of Canadian flags here. I was disappointed not to see one single Canadian flag though.<br><br><br><br>
So I am in LA, and I'll keep you posted on the veg*n restaurants I try out.</b></div>
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You're in LA and you haven't visited *me* yet?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Umm.. my whole town has a major recycling program. Big purple bins & everything. It hasn't gotten to LA proper yet, though. Who knows if it ever will.<br><br><br><br>
And I don't have a Canadian flag, but my old roommate did on his door. I do have a Scottish flag in my office, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Hope you're enjoying your stay. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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hehe. Yes Americans recycle. And yes we fly Canadian flags. In fact, I have one in my living room....of course I was born there, so maybe thats different. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> But there are a few businesses around that fly them too.<br><br><br><br>
How long are you in LA for? I hope you have a great time. There is tons of things to do there from the beach to the mountains to shopping if you are into that to tons more.
 

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superjane, did you go by greyhound or some other company? I'm scared of greyhound... LOL And I'm travelling on them in June...
 

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you are the coolest. i got scared riding it from eugene oregon to seattle. i cant imagine the whole country.
 

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You think that's scary? Try hitch-hiking or tramping... That's roughing it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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the ppl on the bus. there were many wierdos on the bus. they would glare and then come and sit next to me and ask wierd q's. i dont really like confrontation so i would try to just be nice (not too bright back then). then at the stops one guy followed me and offered me cookies that his mom made him which was a nice gesture but a bit creepy too. stuff like that.
 

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eesh. no way. have you hitched before???! i have taken offered rides back in my late teens when my car would brake down and i got sick of walking. luckily nothing bad ever came of it but i cant imagine that or hitching now. yeah. that would be scary.
 

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I haven't, but I had a friend in college who would go up to Alaska to work at the fisheries every summer, and he hitched and caught trains (hobo-style) all the way up from L.A.<br><br><br><br>
Had a Jack London lifestyle. Reminds me how rooted to expectations I am from time to time. I always romanticized about joining him just for the experience, but I was too afraid of the impact such a disappearance would have on the life I'd established for myself at school (my extra-curricular activities kept me very busy all year-round).
 

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I never really understood that about you yan . . . (backspace backspace backspace)(happy?) americans. Whats with all the flags? I dont own any, not even an Aus one. hmmm, I did make a point to get one a while ago . . . but it never happened. bugger. maybe next pay.
 

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I don't have any flags either, though someone gave me a mailbox that said "bonjour" and some yahoo knocked it off of the post. Some people take their senseless hate too far!
 

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I've seen a lot of people wearing clothes with the US flag on it here in this country. But sticking to the topic.....<br><br><br><br>
I was on a suburban train once, and there was a woman across from me, asleep on the seat. Suddenly she got up, walked to the end of the train carriage (a few metres away from where I was sitting) and dropped her pants to start defecating.<br><br>
Needless to say, I was gone in a flash.<br><br><br><br>
Here where I live hitch-hiking is common, due to lack of public transport. I've done it often (I've even had the Police give me a lift), and I've picked up plenty of hitch-hikers..... some guys I kept seeing the same time each week and giving them a ride (they were always drunk, too).<br><br>
I've become a lot more hesitant about picking people up, but not about sticking my thumb out (one time I was walking in temperatures of 115+ but no-one would stop..... finally someone did as I was about to pass out (I was making my way to a battery Hen protest and was gonna get to it even if it killed me)).
 

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i remember when i worked at Mohawk truck wash, i always told my boss he shoudl take down the american flag we have out front. maily because they dont have any of our flags flying up high on there posts. i never understood why we should give a **** about there flags when they dont even have any of ours. i have never seen a canadian flag in the states, and thats something that irks me. then again this was 2.5 years ago, and maby i have changed and maby i havent <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I'm curious. Why would it irk you that establishments wouldn't fly a Canadian flag if they are located in America? For what purpose would they fly a Canadian flag? I mean, I can see flying a Canadian flag in Canada and an American flag in America, but I wouldn't expect a Canadian to fly an American flag or vice-versa.
 
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