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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BWebb, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. BWebb

    BWebb Tigard New Member

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    Moved to Portland in 2015 from Louisiana....
    Love AR-15's (multiple calibers), Glocks, and Reloading.
    I shoot out at Tri-County
    Live in the Tigard area..
     
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  2. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum and Oregon! :)
     
  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome my Southern brother, I made my truck to Washington back in 85 & have never left. But then again I live in rural Washington, may have been another outcome if I was a city dweller..... just sayin....;)
     
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  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Always nice to have more southerners move up here - they are generally good folks trying to get away from the idiocy around them.

    It took me awhile (years and years) to get used to the weather, best of luck!
     
  5. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome Boodro. Y'all make yo'self rat at home heah.
     
  6. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome.

    But I gotta say I don't understand the motivation for someone moving from the South to Portland, unless your work made you do it.

    WAYNO.
     
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  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Lot of armpits of the US in the south though too... It's just a different kind of stupid.
     
  8. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Welcome! Hope you enjoy the area.

    Dated a gal from Gonzales. One time while visiting her, she had to work late one night. I decided to walk down to the local bar and have a couple beers. Left her a note on the counter (this was before cell phones were everywhere) and started walking. Got to the bar and asked for a beer, sat and started sipping while watching the game on the TV. The entire place got a little more quite and was that way for quite a while. Everyone was real stand-off'ish.

    She showed up in the middle of my second beer and walked directly to the bartender and started talking with him. He got her a drink and she walked over to me. Big hug & kiss and sat down next to me. We finished our drinks and she says "lets get out of here".

    I asked if everything was alright. She mentioned that the bartender was having a hard time keeping everyone in the bar under control. Something that I was oblivious to, as I didn't hear or see anything "weird". She said that after she arrived she told the bartender (who was a friend of hers) that I was with her. She made it a point to walk up to me in front of everyone and give me a hug and kiss - to show everyone that everything was OK.

    I guess she got home, read my note, called the bar then rushed over there. She was shocked to still find me in there.

    I was later told that outsiders aren't too welcome around there and have been known to visit (escorted by the locals) the area swamps, never to be seen again. I was there only because she had talked to the bartender before i arrived in town, and told him that her "boy friend" was going to be coming to visit. When I got to the bar he guessed that was me.

    Plus, I hadn't started anything and was very pleasant minding my own business enjoying a cold beer.

    Scared the heck out of me when she told me all of this.

    <SHUDDER>
     
  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to the Northwest and the forum! Good to have you here.
     
  10. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Glad you found us:s0101: