Breaking News Amtrak Carrying GOP to Retreat Crashes

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    It was a joke, son.
     
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    Yep, pretty much like you.
     
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    Being captious and not being substantive is nothing more than a weak personal attack, and an ineffective tool at best. That said, I feel it necessary to steer toobfreak to the fact that his rants might be read if he were to employ the paragraph.

    I hope the reader does not infer from this that anything toobfreak posts is substantive, thoughtful or thought provoking; in the event that enough monkeys with enough typewriters ... he ought to consider using standard English and to make a point he might stumble upon.
     
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    This guy ^^ appears to have broken into Tinydancer's liquor stash :wine:

    Yanno what, TD proilly won't even notice.
     
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    The Greenbrier is indeed on the border of Virginia. It is in White Sulphur Springs which is 20 miles from Covington VA. Hubby and I lived in White Sulphur Springs for something over four months and frequently drove to Covington restaurants for dinner, especially to Shoneys for fresh strawberry pie. The hotel in White Sulphur Springs is awesome as is a first rate medical clinic in which congress types often get their annual physicals.
     
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    Foxy is correct about the mileage --- I misremembered how far west in WV it is, but 20 miles is certainly not "on the border".

    But I can also confirm you have to drive AT LEAST 20 miles to find anything decent to eat, unless you're dining at the Greenbrier itself, which is way overpriced. The local food is, to be generous, abysmal.

    I can also tell you it's 60 miles from Green Bank Observatory where sits I believe the largest parabolic dish antenna in the world in the middle of the National Radio Quiet Zone, monitoring radio signals from space. I took a day trip there from WSS. Awesome structure.
     
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    Covington is a lot further into Virginia than White Sulphur Springs is into West Virginia--I believe it is only four or five miles to the state line from White Sulphur Springs which definitely qualifies it as being close to the Virginia 'border'. The Shamrock Cafe in White Sulphur Springs was decent way back then, but that was pretty much the only place in town to eat other than the hotel which I agree was very much overpriced and the food wasn't any better than at the Shamrock. We just got tired of the same menu all the time so ventured out to find different stuff. A great summer and early fall there while hubby was attending photography school and I was doing a lot of freelance writing.

    But we all get a fact wrong now and then or as you put it misremember something unimportant or misspeak in our eagerness to get something said--I do that a lot in my posts and have to go back and edit or take a mea culpa when my mistake is pointed out by others.

    As for the train wreck, you do always have to think that it could have been deliberate given the passengers on that train, but I personally think it was just a freak tragic accident.
     
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    To be honest the best meal I could find in WSS was at the Subway down the road toward the next town, I forget which direction. That's how sparse the pickin's are. I did try a diner which was memorably awful, prolly the same café you mention.
     
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    There was no Subway or any other franchise in White Sulphur Springs when we lived there back in the mid 1980's. In fact, the only place to eat then other than the Shamrock and the hotel was a little walk up hot dog stand, carry out or eat at a picnic table outside only, that made very bad hotdogs.

    Does anybody know if the folks on the train went on to the retreat?
     
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    Just to follow up on map curiosity --- you can cross the line to Virginia in about 6 miles, if you're going east (I-64). I would have been coming from the south though, so that way it's about 35 miles into West Virginia.
     

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