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Local Events in The Triangle this Weekend!

2023.06.03 01:19 localfyi Local Events in The Triangle this Weekend!

Durham Craft Market - Saturday 08:00 AM @ Durham Central Park - Durham
The Raleigh Market - For the thrill of the hunt! - Saturday 09:00 AM @ N. C. State Fairgrounds - Raleigh
Shop & Play Saturday at Phillips Farms of Cary: Kids' Summer Kick-Off with NC Eat & Play - Saturday 09:00 AM @ Phillips Farms of Cary - Cary
FREE HIIT class @ Crabtree Valley Mall w/ Princess from Fit Factory! - Saturday 09:00 AM @ Fabletics Crabtree Valley Mall - Raleigh
West Point Park Tours (4 start times) - Saturday 10:00 AM @ West Point on the Eno - Durham
Spring Kiln Opening at Mark Hewitt Pottery - Saturday 10:00 AM @ Hewitt Pottery - Pittsboro
Saturday Slowdown at RambleRill Farm in Hillsborough: shop at farmers' market, meet goats, have a picnic - Saturday 10:00 AM @ RambleRill Farm - Hillsborough
Summer Sol - Vinyasa Flow w/ Live Sound Journey & Zero Proof Cocktails - Saturday 10:00 AM @ Raleigh Rose Garden - Raleigh
1st Annual International Children's Day at the City of Raleigh Museum - Saturday 10:00 AM @ City of Raleigh Museum - Raleigh
Ever After: Fairytales, Food & Flowers - Saturday 10:00 AM @ Fred Fletcher Park - Raleigh
"Cultural Infusions": An Art Collective Art Exhibition - Saturday 10:00 AM @ Triangle Cultural Art Gallery - Raleigh
Open Farm Visit to Sunrise Community Farm - Saturday 10:00 AM @ Sunrise Community Farm Center - Chapel Hill
The Original Downtown Raleigh Murals and Public Art Tour - Saturday 10:30 AM @ 300 S Salisbury St - Raleigh
Yoga at Hi-Wire Brewing - Saturday 11:00 AM @ Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt - Durham
Historic Raleigh Trolley Tours (1-hour long; 4 start times) - Saturday 11:00 AM @ Mordecai Historic Park - Raleigh
Wilson Pride Market - Saturday 11:00 AM @ Fayetteville Street - Raleigh
Flight Day at Dix Park - Saturday 11:00 AM @ Dorothea Dix Park, Big Field - Raleigh
The Market at NCMA - Saturday 11:00 AM @ North Carolina Museum of Art - Raleigh
Flight Day at Dorothea Dix Park - Saturday 11:00 AM@ Dorothea Dix Park — Big Field - Raleigh
FlushFest -- West Hillsborough's Homemade Music and Film Festival (admission by donation) - Saturday 12:00 PM @ 711 Eno Street, West Hillsborough - Hillsborough
flART Market - Saturday 12:00 PM @ ArtPost - Durham
Record Show - Saturday 12:00 PM @ Durty Bull Brewing Company - Durham
Art-n-Soul Market - Saturday 12:00 PM@ Waverly Place - Cary
Art-n-Soul Market @ Mystic Farm & Distillery - Saturday 12:00 PM @ Mystic Farm & Distillery - Durham
Rescheduled: Bond Brothers' Mid-Town Square Spring Festival - Saturday 12:00 PM @ Bond Brothers Beer Company - Cary
Raleigh's International Food Festival - Saturday 12:00 PM @ City Plaza - Raleigh
53rd Annual Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival - Saturday 1:00 PM @ Rock Quarry Park - Durham
Doughnuts with Dads at Book Harvest - Saturday 1:00 PM @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park - Durham
Live music - Saturday 2:00 PM @ Gizmo Brew Works - Raleigh
Away Home - Workshop Offering (part of NC State's TheatreFEST) - Saturday 2:00 PM @ Thompson Hall (NC State) - Raleigh
The Carrboro Really Really Free Market - Saturday 2:00 PM @ Carrboro Town Commons - Carrboro
Live music: The Stagger Brothers - Saturday 2:00 PM@ Carolina Brewery - Pittsboro
The ComedyWorx Show Matinee - Saturday 3:00 PM @ ComedyWorx - Raleigh
19th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant - Saturday 3:00 PM @ Duke Park - Durham
Saturdays in Saxapahaw Outdoor Concert Series - Saturday 3:00 PM @ Saxapahaw Post Office - Saxapahaw
Jazz + Art Market - Saturday 3:00 PM@ Artmosphere Community Arts Center - Clayton
Summertime Beer Fest - Saturday 3:00 PM @ Clouds Brewing Tap Room - Raleigh
Live music - Saturday 6:00 PM @ Gizmo Brew Works - Raleigh
The ComedyWorx Show - Saturday 6:00 PM@ ComedyWorx - Raleigh
Music at Mill Bridge - Saturday 6:00 PM @ Mill Bridge Nature Park Amphitheatre - Wake Forest
Music on Main - Saturday 6:00 PM @ The Streets at Southpoint - Durham
Live music: Maverick Rose - Saturday 6:30 PM @ Southern Peak Brewery - Apex
1st Annual Bad Prom For A Good Cause - Saturday 7:00 PM @ Tobacco Road Sports Cafe & Brewery - Raleigh
Metropolitan Community Church - Saturday 7:00 PM @ St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church -
Live music: LowderStill - Saturday 7:00 PM @ Nickelpoint Brewing Co. - Raleigh
Pride Dance Party at Gizmo Brew Works - Saturday 7:00 PM @ Gizmo Brew Works - Chapel Hill
Live Music - Saturday 7:00 @ 20 West Franklin Street Plaza - Chapel Hill
Live music: Thomas Hinds - Saturday 7:30 PM @ Oaklyn Springs Brewery - Fuquay-Varina
Glitter Hour: Amateur Drag and Queer Stage Show - Saturday 8:00 PM @ Ruby Deluxe - Raleigh
Summer F.L.I.N.G. Game Night - Saturday 8:00 PM @ 93 Rock Quarry Rd - Raleigh
Afrobeats, HipHop, Dancehall - Saturday Nights (1st Saturday of Each Month) - Saturday 10:00 PM @ Nafkot Lounge - Raleigh
Social Club: Saturday Night Social - Saturday 10:00 PM @ Social Club - Raleigh

The Raleigh Market - Sunday 09:00 AM @ Raleigh Market (at N.C. State Fairgrounds) - Raleigh
Free Pop-Up Yoga in Wake Forest with SoulFULLY YOURS - Sunday 09:30 AM @ Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve - Wake Forest
A Place at the Table's "pay what you can" food truck rodeo - Sunday 11:00 AM @ A Place at the Table - Raleigh
Board Game Sundays - Sunday 12:00 PM @ Gizmo Brew Works - Durham
Spring Kiln Opening at Mark Hewitt Pottery - Sunday 12:00 PM @ Hewitt Pottery - Pittsboro
Black Farmers' Market - Sunday 1:00 PM @ Southeast Raleigh YMCA - Raleigh
Community Build Day for Durham Art Parade: Art on a Stick - Sunday 1:00 PM @ The Scrap Exchange - Durham
Youth Aviation Academy Program at John Chavis Memorial Park - Sunday 1:00 PM @ John Chavis Memorial Park - Raleigh
Historic Raleigh Trolley Pride Ride (3 start times) - Sunday 1:00 PM @ Mordecai Historic Park - Raleigh
Durham Really Really Free Market - Sunday 2:00 PM @ Lyon Park - Durham
Open Mic Hosted by Michael Brennan - Sunday 2:00 PM @ BMC Brewing - Pittsboro
Durham City of Medicine Walking Tour (pay what you want) - Sunday 2:00 PM @ Raleigh Convention Center - Raleigh
Live music: Gypsy Railroad Band - Sunday 2:00 @ Nickelpoint Brewing Co. - Raleigh
Historic Houses on the Move - Sunday 2:00 @ Bombshell Beer Company - Holly Springs
Beer, Bacon, and Bluegrass - Sunday 3:00 PM @ Oaklyn Springs Brewery - Fuquay-Varina
Open-Mic Night - Sunday 3:00 PM @ Gizmo Brew Works - Raleigh
"Pay What You Can" for tickets to Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally, presented by St. John's Six Sundays in Spring concert: Sensory Expressions - Sunday 3:30 @ E. Carroll Joyner Park - Wake Forest
Indoor Yoga at the Chapel at Dix Park - Sunday 3:30 @ Dorothea Dix Park - Raleigh
Freeman Round House Summer Event Series: Karaoke with Mia Harris - Sunday 6:00 PM @ Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park - Wilson
Sunday Salsa Social -- lesson and dance - Sunday 6:30 PM @ Triangle Dance Studios - Durham
Sunday Night Live Music - Sunday 7:00 PM @ Southern Village - Chapel Hill

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2023.06.02 20:33 yupanda 24 days in Japan. Osaka - Onomichi - Shimanami Kaido/Matsuyama- Hiroshima/Miyajima - Kyoto - Takayama/ Kamikochi/Matsumoto - Tokyo

Hi lovely people,
We just came back from our first trip to Japan and it was truly a memorable trip. We spent over 3 weeks in Japan from 07th May until 30th May. WE LOVE JAPAN! Can't wait to come back.
A little bit about us: We are both ~30y olds and enjoy a mix of urban, outdoor and culture during our holidays. We are foodies, but not hard-core as in we don't specifically organize our trips around restaurants. There are so many restaurants in Japan, it is hard to get a bad meal. We enjoy just wandering around neighbourhoods. Mostly low/mid-budget stuff with a splurge once in a while.
Our travel itinerary can be found here
General comments
Japanguide has a nice overview of all the passes :

Trip report

PS. I am not mentioning everything we did in this post. I will just mention highlights. It is still a long read though ;).
D1 - D2 Osaka
We landed at Kansai airport. Before our trip, we also bought train vouchers for Osaka online ( Best decision ever, because the journey was rough and we were exhausted by the time we landed. We only had to exchange our vouchers at the station and off we went.
Osaka was nice city to start with as it is a more manageable "smaller" city whilst recovering from our jetlag. Despite being smaller, I do think it is worth a visit. Osaka is so iconic at night. We stayed at a spacious Airbnb near Kuromon Ichiban market.
Skip Shinsekai: We visited during the day and it felt very empty to me. More like a tourist-trap, the eateries didn't look appealing to me. Maybe during the evening this area is more fun.
D3 Nara
We did Nara as a day-trip from Osaka.
D4 Onomichi
After staying in Osaka for 3 days, we headed west for the Shimanami Kaido. We decided to stay in Onomichi (Hotel Beacon Onomichi) for the night before we started our two day bike trip. For this part of our trip, we picked up our 7-day Setouchi area pass at Shin-Osaka JR station. I just want to mention that I really love the hospitality of the staff in Japan. The JR office people were so nice and helpful. We reserved our seats for the shinkansen and off we went to Onomichi. Onomichi is a lovely little seaside town to just stroll around and take in the views. I really recommend spending at least half a day here. Don't skip it!
D5 & D6 Shimanami Kaido -> Matsuyama
The next day, we picked up our reserved cross bikes from the general bike rental and off we went. Honestly, biking the shimanami kaido was the highlight of our trip. We took two days to bike the whole way, one day would definitely be too rushed for us. We stopped at Ikuchi island (Shimanaido NEST) for our halfway stay.
The sights along the way were great! It was so much fun to go down-hill, the uphills were do-able. We had great weather also, not too hot and no rain. Everything was clearly indicated, we just followed the blue lines. I felt very safe biking in Japan. PS. My butt did hurt from the saddle, so be warned! Bring some cushioned pants if you want to be safe side. for more info and bike rental
We decided to bike one-way from Onomichi to Imabari and we have no regrets. I liked that we ended the bike trip with the longest bridge (4km!!). Imabari is very industrial, but after the fun long way down from the last bridge and being exhausted from biking you just want to get to the station and stuff yourself with pastries from the bakery at the station and go on to your next destination. Thus, we immediately took the train to Matsuyama. Originally, the plan was to enjoy the famous onsen in Matsuyama, but we didn't have enough time and we were also pretty tired. After checking-in at the hotel, it was already 4, we made our way to Matsuyama castle but unfortunately, we were too late to go in. It was still nice to view it from the outside and walk around the park. We planned to do sightseeing in Hiroshima the next day, so there was no more time to explore Matsuyama further.
D7 Hiroshima -> Miyajima
After Shiminami Kaido, we headed towards Hiroshima/Miyajima. We took an early ferry from Matsuyama. The ferry was included in the setouchi JR pass, so we gladly took advantage of that. It's a nice way to get to Hiroshima, just one last view of the Seto inland sea. One remark: if it is not JR serviced transportation, you do have to obtain separate tickets. Normally, just showing your setouchi JR pass is enough to get onboard the train, but for the ferry you do have to go to the ticket desk and show your JR pass to obtain the ferry tickets.
Surprisingly, it was very hard to find affordable good accommodation in Hiroshima. It was the weekend and two weeks before G7, so maybe that was the reason why it was harder to find accommodation. In the end, I found a nice simple hotel on Miyajima island and it was a good decision after all! After a long day in Hiroshima, we made our way to Miyajima to stay two nights. Staying on Miyajima island is lovely especially when all the day-trip tourist leave.
D8 Miyajima
Honestly, Miyajima is truly magical. Another highlight of our trip! We started the day early to get ahead of the crowd and that made it all so much more enjoyable. Seeing shrines and temples without a crowd is truly 1000x better! If you can stay at Miyajima island, do it! You don't have to splurge on expensive ryokan (although it would have been nice). We stayed at Sakuraya, which was very budget-friendly.
One remark, our hotel didn't include dinner and all the restaurants on the island close quite early. Luckily, with our setouchi JR pass, we could take the ferry for free, so went to the mainland for dinner. Just keep this in mind, when booking your stay.
D9 - D13 Kyoto
We took the early train to Kyoto and checked in at Tokyu stay Sanjo-karasuma. We had 5 days to explore Kyoto and by this time we had lost our FOMO a little bit and also decided to take it a bit more slow. We still ended up walking a lot anyways but at least we were sleeping in.
The day we arrived,15MAY, was supposed to be Aoi matsuri so we headed to Kamo river to see the festival. Unfortunately, the festival was postponed due to the slight rainfall and we had no clue! but we were next to Kyoto botanical garden and we decided to visit that instead!
I didn't mention everything we did in Kyoto here. We also had so much more planned for Kyoto, but didn't get around to it, which was totally fine! We were also a bit temple-fatigued by that time and needed a slower pace. Hopefully next time, we can visit some of things we skipped. Furthermore, some days were incredibly hot (30 C degrees and humid) or we had whole days of rain. On those days, we decided to go shopping instead.
D14 - D15 Takayama
After spending 5 days in Kyoto, it was time to leave the city and head for the Japanese alps. We took the shinkansen to Nagoya, where we changed to a limited express to Takayama. It took around 3 hours to get to Takayama, but we didn't mind. Train travel = resting time for our legs! Also, the views from the train were great!! I really enjoyed this train trip to Takayama. We arrived around noon and immediately checked in at our hotel (Hotel Kuretakeso Takayama). We had two nights in Takayama to explore the town.
D16 Kamikochi -> Matsumoto
After checking out of our hotel in Takayama, we took the 7am bus to Kamikochi. We were only going to spend a day here, and then continue our way to Matsumoto to stay overnight.After ~1 hour of bus, we finally made it to Kamikochi. The Japanese alps are amazing. I wished we stayed longer in this area, but just the bus ride alone to Kamikochi was already a great with the views. We decided to hop off at Taisho pond bus stop and walk along all the major sights in the park. We had no specific plan. Just hike around as far as time allowed. For lunch, we stopped at this cute teishoku restaurant, where we ate katsu curry, a big lunch to fuel our walking. We also saw wild japanese macaques and lots of wildflowers where blooming during our time there.At the local shops, we bought some yummy pastries to snack on. I had the tastiest baumkuchen with cheesecake center and my partner had a chocolate ganache cookie. I really regret not buying more kamikochi pastries to take home while we were there.After spending the day walking around, we hopped on the 4pm bus towards Matsumoto. Checked in at Tabino hotel lit Matsumoto, where I relaxed in the onsen.
D17 Matsumoto Tokyo
After sleeping in, we did some sightseeing in Matsumoto before we moved on to Tokyo. We really liked wandering around in Matsumoto. Lots of cool shops with local crafts. We didn't know but the biggest national crafts fair is held in Matsumoto. Unfortunately, we were only able to stay for one day, but next time we would love to visit this crafts fair!
Matsumoto Castle - I really like the interior of the castle. It has been renovated, but still contains that castle feel. It is 5 story castle and you are allowed to climb all of it. It also included a pretty extensive gun/weaponry exhibition. Do arrive early because you do have to line-up within the castle to get from one floor to the other. This is due to the steep stairways, on which they allow only one-way traffic at a time.
Matsumoto city art museum - There was a nice exhibition from Yayoi Kusama. We didn't know but Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto. It is a good replacement exhibition if you aren't able to snatch up tickets for Yayoi Kusama museum in Tokyo.
Nakamachi street and Frog street - street with persevered houses with craft shops, cafes, brewerys. What more do you want.
After spending the day in Matsumoto, we took the train to Tokyo, our last destination of our stay. We decided to stay in Ueno (Hotel resol ueno). This hotel was located close to Ueno JR.
D18 - D24 Tokyo
Last 7 days in Tokyo. By this time, we were just enjoying everything at a much slower pace. Tokyo is huge! Staying near the JR line is indeed a must like everyone said. I could go on hours about Tokyo, I am just going to mention some highlights here.
That's it!
For 24 days, we spend around ~2500 euro p.p. (excl. 1000,- flights). This amount includes food, transportation, entrancefees and shopping/gifts. so average is ~100 euro/day. We didn't track every cost. Hotel costs were 900,- pp, which ranged from 50,- to 120,- per night accommodations. The conversion yen/euro is also great at the moment, so it might have contributed!
I hope you enjoyed my trip report. Let me know if there are any questions.
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2023.06.01 22:09 clearliquidclearjar TALLAHASSEE WEEKLY EVENTS, 6/1 – 6/7

Events are listed by the day. Events that happen every week appear first, one time stuff after that. If you have anything you’d like people to know about, comment here or message me and I’ll add it in. If you’d like further info about any of the events, look it up! I usually don’t have any extra to add.
Large Scale, Ongoing, and Multi-Day Events
Local Running, Walking, and Biking Info:
OutdooFarmer’s Markets:
  • Blue Tavern: Bluegrass Jam with Dennis Hardin. 5pm
  • Blue Tavern: Wasted Potential Brass Band. 8pm
  • House of Music: Steeln’ Peaches: The Music of the Allman Brothers Band. 8pm
  • Lake Tribe: Flannel Friday. Flannel Fridays will be featuring a wide range of fall themed 'Pop-up' activities such as food trucks, live music, campfires, s'mores roasting, new seasonal brews, and more! Come dawn your flannel and cozy up to the simpler things in life. Our beers taste like the outdoors feel, let our tasting room be your Friday cabin retreat. 4pm
  • Gamescape: MTG Friday Night Magic. FORMAT: Standard Constructed. Swiss rounds as determined by the number of players with a maximum of 5 rounds. 7pm/$5
  • Hobbit West: Friday Night Dart Tournament. Anyone can Enter! Sign ups at 7:30, Darts fly at 8:00/$10 entry fee
  • Ouzts Too: Karaoke with DJ Nathan. Best karaoke DJ in town. 8pm
  • Club Downunder: CDU X Hip Hop Club Presents Freestyle Friday. Show off your freestyle rap or poetry skills at Freestyle Friday! Doors are at 7:30 with the show starting at 8:00 in Club Downunder! Send an email to [email protected] to sign up! 8pm
  • The Bar at La Casa: Karaoke with DJ FUSION. 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with DJ Rah. 9pm-11pm/21+
  • 926: The Hot Friday Night Party and Drag Show. 9pm/$5/18+
  • Pixels and Pigments: First Friday PRIDE. 2pm
  • Blue Tavern: Everett Young. 5pm
  • Pedro’s: Billy Rigsby. 5:30pm
  • Square Mug: Jordie Hendrix. 6pm
  • Common Ground Books: Artist Workshop Series June Crochet Workshop. * Join us as we crochet the night away! Friday June 2, 2023 from 6-8pm for our Monthly Crochet Workshop taught by Peter's Crochet Array! Beginner and intermediate crocheters welcome. No crochet knowledge is needed before attending this class. Space is limited. All ages welcome. All participants will need a crochet hook (between size 4-6mm) and a skein of yarn. Participants can bring their own supplies, or we will be happy to provide them at cost. Space is limited. Make sure to sign up on our website to save your spot!* 6pm/$20 per person, (Optional) Supply fee: $8.00
  • The Plant: Maker’s Market featuring local artists selling handmade items and live music by Bad Weather, High Speed Suicide, Speed Runner, ArsonGender, and Computer Man. 6:30pm
  • Lake Tribe: Jonathan Reid Project. 6:30pm
  • Ology Midtown: Kanise featuring Facey. 7pm
  • Mickee Faust Club: First Friday Queer As Faust Kickoff. Bring your Pride to First Friday at Railroad Square's Art Walk. We'll be kicking off our month-long festival of Queer events, culminating in our 16th annual Queer As Faust Cabaret live show. While you enjoy the many shops and events Railroad Square Art Park has to offer, be sure to stop by our theater for some fun and festive activities including community art canvas, kids bubble zone, and music by our house band, Rodentia Preharmonium! 7pm
  • Oyster City Brewing Co: Brett Wellman and the Stone Cold Blues Band! 7pm
  • Island Wings: Lee C Payton performs a tribute to Kathryn Belle Long. 7pm
  • The Wine House on Market Street: Midnight Caravan. 7pm
  • Fire Bettys: Groove Merchants. 8pm/21+
  • Duke’s and Dottie’s: Jared Walker. 8pm
  • Barrel Proof: Kade Williamson. 8pm
  • The Bark: Saturnalia, Gangs of Paris, Headfoam, and Wojtek. 8pm
  • Brinkley Glen Park: Invasive Plant Removal. Join Master Gardener Volunteers at this weekly invasive plant removal event. This is a great way to learn to ID our invasive plant species and how to remove them. We recommend wearing long pants and sleeves, closed-toed shoes, gloves, a hat and mosquito spray. Bring gardening tools such as hand clippers, loppers, trowels, etc. if you have them. We are removing coral ardisia bushes and berries, nandina, tung trees, Tradescantia flumenensis, cat's claw vine, winged yam, Japanese climbing fern, skunkvine and more. Directions: The best way to get there is to take Meridian Rd to Waverly Rd, go to the next intersection and turn left onto Abbotsford Way, then turn left at the next road called Woodside Dr. At the stop sign turn left onto Lothian. Lothian ends in a cul-de-sac and there is a sign that says Brinkley Glen Park. 8:30am-11:30am
  • The Rose Room: The Rose Revue. Performances by your favorite entertainers and special guests! Shows at 8pm, 10pm, & Midnight! A unique cast EACH show! 7pm
  • Duke’s and Dottie’s: Line Dancing Plus Lessons. 7pm/21+
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Laughterday Night Fever. This week: Five Year Anniversary Laughterday Night Fever! Join us every Saturday at Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack for a free comedy show! 8:30pm
  • La Casa Bar: Karaoke With Nathan. 9pm-1am
  • The Bark: Sickening Saturday Drag Show. 10:30/$10/18+
  • Civic Center: Leon County Press the Chest. The annual Press the Chest community CPR training event is back on Saturday, June 3! Hosted by Leon County EMS, people of all ages are invited to learn the lifesaving skills of adult hands-only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child choking relief, and AED awareness. Each participant will receive an American Heart Association CPR Anytime Kit containing a CPR manikin, DVD, and educational materials. Participants can take these personal CPR kits home to train family and friends. Register and learn to save lives at 10am
  • Midtown Reader: Donut Day Kidtown. Celebrate National Donut Day with us! We will be reading a fun donut-themed story and decorating donut holes! 11am
  • Big D BBQ: Tally Bounce Fest. 11am/ages 12 and under to bounce
  • Ology Powermill: Smoke Fest 2023. It’s going be a good time with BBQ, Cigars, Live Music, and Outdoor Festivities. We can’t wait to see everyone! Noon to close
  • Mickee Faust Club: Basics of Burlesque Workshop. Join Sally B. Dash for a 75-minute workshop where you will learn a classic strip-tease routine with various options to make it your own! No previous dance or burlesque experience is necessary to have a great time! What to Bring: 1. A Button up shirt, robe, or another garment that opens from the front. 2. Wear clothing that you can move in but that also makes you feel good. 3. Wear shoes that will securely stay on your feet, heels if you want! Sally B. Dash is Florida’s Countess of Caricature, bringing her brand of funny to the fine art of striptease! A bawdy, boobalicious burlesquer, she has been tickling Gainesville’s fancy (and funny bone!) since 2013. 2pm/18+
  • Rising Om Yoga: Emo Yoga Flow. 3:15pm/$20
  • Midtown Reader: MEET AND GREET: Anne P. DePrince w/ Every 90 Seconds. 3:30pm
  • Blue Tavern: First Saturday Swim with Bluegill Bill. 5pm
  • Tally Print Studio (225 E Pershing St): Grand Opening featuring local printmakers, food vendors, live screen printing, clothing swap, and live music from DJ Enigumatic, Danitza, Rachel Hillman, and Sleep John B. 5pm-10pm
  • Common Ground Books: Perfectly Queer- Interview and Q&A with Author Jillian Abby. 6:30pm
  • Oyster City Brewing Co: Mechanical Lincoln. 7pm
  • The Bark: Boy Named Sue, Teens In Trouble, and Copyright Claim. 7:30pm
  • Square Mug: Suddenly, Bench Warmer, and Sarah Morrison. 8pm
  • Mickee Faust Club: Queerlesque. Weirdos unite for an unforgettable evening of burlesque entertainment featuring an all-star cast from around the state! 8pm/18+
  • Blue Tavern: Prine Time: Local Songwriters cover the music of John Prine. 8pm
  • House of Music: The Funky ‘Taters featuring Lili Forbes and friends. 8pm
  • Fire Bettys: Pop Punk & Emo Night. 10pm/$10
  • Bicycle House: Sunday Ride. Ride at 10:30 AM from Bicycle House. We will ride the Cascades trail to the St Marks trail and down to Wakulla station and return, about 31 miles. Ride speed is 12 to 14 mph, with periodic regroups. Vernon Bailey is the ride leader. Vernon is a new CCC member who’s been biking for 50 years enjoys riding with small groups and weekend touring. 10am
  • Gamescape: Pokémon League. Come learn, play, and trade with the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games! We LOVE seeing new players, so come learn how to play! We play both the Trading Card Game and the Video Game casually and competitively. The store offers lots of different seating arrangements to meet our group's needs, as well as food, drinks, and Pokémon products for purchase. We are also hold regular, officially sanctioned tournaments for Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game Competitions! 2-4pm
  • Lake Tribe: Colby Scheib. 3pm
  • House of Music: Songwriter Sunday. Songwriters of Tallahassee hosted by Rachel Hillman. Bring your original songs on Sunday - sign up is at 4:30. No Cover Songs please - this is an event celebrating original music. Accompanists and Bands Welcome - you must be able to set up within two minutes, so no crazy pedals or amp shenanigans. No Backing Tracks - Please find someone to play your song with you. 5pm
  • The Plant: Open Jam. All instruments, all players welcome. 5pm-9pm
  • House of Music: Perkins Street Pickers. 5pm
  • Oyster City Brewing: Comedy Night. Come have some laughs with us on Sunday nights! If you are interested in participating in the show, reach out to [email protected] 7:30pm
  • The Rose Room: Synful Sunday. 8pm
  • Common Ground Books: Clothing Swap. Clothing Swap! This event will take place the first Sunday of every month (unless otherwise noted). Bring your clothes you no longer want, fit, or no longer feel like "you", and switch them out or just donate them to others. Clothing for all ages welcome. Please bring clothes in a bin or box so they can be easily browsed. Any clothing left will be considered a donation and held for the next swap or be made available for those in need. 2pm
  • Red Shed: First Sunday Blues Jam. 3pm
  • Just One More: Bingo. 5pm-6:30pm
  • American Legion Hall: Cha Cha - Weekly Lessons. 6:15pm/$5
  • Hangar 38: Bingo. 6:45pm
  • Vino Beano: Tipsy Trivia. 7pm
  • The Rose Room: Karaoke Night. 8pm
  • Oyster City Brewing: The Bachelor Watch Party! 8pm
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Paddy League. 5pm
  • World of Beer: Poker Night. 6pm
  • The Rose Room: Drag Bingo and Open Stage Night ft. Britney T. Foxx! 6pm
  • Crafty Crab: BOOMIN' Karaoke. 7pm
  • Ology Midtown: Jazz Jam Sessions. 7pm
  • Island Wings: Trivia. 7pm
  • House of Music: Tuesday Trivia & Karaoke. 7pm
  • Burrito Boarder: Karaoke with DJ Roldus. 8pm
  • Blue Tavern: Tuesday is Blues Day. Every Tuesday is Blues Day @ the Blue Tavern and Blues Meets Girl is a Tallahassee favorite. This perfect, intimate venue provides just what you need for both a mid-week break and authentic blues music experience. 8pm
  • 4th Quarter: Professor Jim's Tuesday Night Trivia. Popular for a reason! 8pm
  • Argonaut Coffee: Trivia Tuesday. 8pm
  • 926: Tacos and Trivia. 9pm
  • Fire Betty’s: Comedy Show. 9pm/21+
  • Retrofit Records: Janelle Monáe “The Age Of Pleasure” Album Listening Party. 8pm
  • Rose Room: Women's Wednesday. Featuring Our Rose Roulettes and drink specials all night long. A night for all of our female-identifying friends to enjoy a safe space and an awesome happy hour! 5pm-2am
  • Blue Tavern: The Wednesday Night Lab Session. 5pm
  • Sugar and Spice Tally: Game Night. Join us every Wednesday Night for community game night. Bring your own or use ours! Let me know if you need to reserve space for a large group. Free to attend! 5pm
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2023.05.29 08:42 outfitterhimalaya Gosaikunda Lake Langtang Trek

Gosaikunda Lake Langtang Trek
Gosaikunda Lake Langtang Trek: 14 Days
The Gosaikunda Langtang Trek takes place in a remote and stunningly beautiful region near the border of Tibet. The area is characterized by rugged, silver-grey mountains that form a circular chain around the towering peak of Langtang Lirung, which reaches an impressive height of 7246 meters. Trekking through this breathtaking landscape is an unforgettable experience for adventurers and nature lovers alike.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking in Nepal!
The Gosaikunda Langtang Trek is a breathtaking journey that takes you through the lush and fertile Langtang Valley, all the way to the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. The stunning mountainous landscapes are complemented by serene green meadows and peaceful villages, where you can hear the chirping of exotic birds and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings. It's a truly unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and connected to the earth.
The Gosaikunda Langtang Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you through the beautiful forests of the Langtang Region. This area is known for its unique wildlife, including red pandas, Himalayan black bears, wild boar, and Langur monkeys. As you trek between Syabru and GhoraTabela, you may even catch a glimpse of some playful monkeys. But the real highlight of this trek is the stunning views of snow-capped mountains like Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo, as well as Tillman’s fluted peaks. These breathtaking vistas are truly awe-inspiring and make the Gosaikunda Langtang Trek a must-do for any nature lover.
Embark on a journey through the stunning Gosaikunda Lake Langtang Trek, starting from the bustling trading town of SyabruBensi, which is approximately a 9-hour drive from Kathmandu. As you trek through the lush larch and rhododendron forests, you'll be greeted by the cheerful chirping of birds and surrounded by a plethora of wildflowers. The head of the valley offers a breathtaking mountainscape that is sure to leave you in awe. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure!
The Gosaikunda Langtang Trek is a breathtaking journey through a valley surrounded by towering mountains and white clouds. The trek offers a diverse range of natural beauty, including pine forests, rivers, streams, rocky terrain, snow-capped peaks, and meadows filled with wildflowers. As you venture further into the valley, you'll encounter snow bridges over rushing rivers, misty high passes, small lakes with floating icebergs, and crystal-clear water that showcases the awe-inspiring power of nature and the divine.
The Gosaikunda Langtang Trek takes you through a diverse range of landscapes, from towering ice-capped mountains to sub-tropical jungles and alpine meadows. Starting at Landslide, we follow the upper route to Syabru Gaon before ascending to the sacred Gosainkunda Lake, the highlight of the trek. Along the way, we pass through dense forests of oak, birch, and pine, as well as yak pastures and picturesque valleys. After exploring the upper Langtang Valley, we retrace our steps back to Syabru village before continuing on to the holy Gosainkund Lake.
Itinerary of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village
Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to KyangjinGumpa
Day 07: Rest Day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around
Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrugaun
Day 10: Trek from ThuloSyabru to Sing Gompa
Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda via Lauribinayak La
Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda to Dhunche
Day 13: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu
Day 14: Transfer to the international airport for your final flight departure
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2023.05.29 04:46 scarlet2248 Recommended Wedding Venues by State Part I

Recommended Wedding Venues by State Part I

California Wedding Venues

Carneros Resort and Spa

Located at 4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa. It has a rustic charm where you can see vineyard views and rolling hills. Also offers a hilltop restaurant with an outdoor venue that can accommodate up to 300 people. Catering, wedding planning, floral arrangements, photography, and other services are available. And the starting price is $200 per person.

Park Winters

Located at 27850 County Road 26, Winters. This is a five-star wedding venue and estate located in the middle of a farmland. There is a historic inn and event barn. This would be perfect for those who love a natural outdoor wedding surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Mountains. Catering, wedding planning, floral arrangements, photography, and more are available. Prices start at $150 per person and can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Montage Laguna Beach

The address is 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. This romantic waterfront venue offers a lush grassy setting looking out over the coastline and blue sky. The largest ballroom has 7,500 square feet of space and can accommodate up to 500 people. Prices start at $250 per person. Services offered include catering, wedding planning, spa, music, and much more.

Oregon Wedding Venues

Sentinel Hotel

Located at 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland. This hotel is housed in a historic downtown building dating back to 1909. There are several exquisite banquet rooms to choose from, ranging from 50 to accommodate up to 900 people. The ballrooms are ornately decorated with elaborate carvings and elegant chandeliers. Prices start at $150 per person. Necessary wedding services are also available.

Mt. Hood Oregon Resort

The location is 68010 East Fairway Avenue, Welches. Which can give you a dream forest wedding surrounded by lush forests and the majestic mountains of Mt. Hood National Forest. Unlike other wedding venues, guided hikes and rafting excursions are available here. There is also a golf course for your use. The largest venue can accommodate up to 400 people. Prices start at $100 per person.

Lakeside Gardens

Located at 16211 SE Foster Rd Portland, Lakeside Gardens offers essential vendors for photography, videography, flowers, DJs, and hair and makeup services. It is surrounded by a lake and offers a natural view of the garden. The largest hospitality venue can accommodate up to 300 people. Prices start at $100 per person.

Washington Wedding Venues

The Edgewater Hotel

The luxury hotel at 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, was named "Best Classic Hospitality Venue in the Seattle Area" by Seattle Bride magazine. With views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and the Seattle skyline. The ballroom can accommodate up to 220 guests and prices start at around $200 per person.

Sodo Park

Located at 3200 1st Avenue South, Suite 100 in Seattle. This is a century-old building factory with a different style that makes it very popular in Seattle. The high beams and steamy ceilings make it unique. The entire venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and costs around $150 per person.

Cedarbrook Lodge

The address is 18525 36th Ave S, Seattle. Here you will find a lush garden setting and luxurious accommodations. Indoor and outdoor hospitality venues are available to choose from, starting at $150 per person.

Arizona Wedding Venues

Boulders Resort & Spa

The address is 34631 N Tom Darlington Dr, Scottsdale. This resort has a fantastic desert and rocky landscape. With open views and the vibrant colors of the desert sky at sunset. Offers a luxurious spa, and outdoor ceremony space. Prices start at $200 per person and can accommodate up to 300 guests.

The Phoenician

Located at 6000 East Camelback Road Scottsdale. There are various styles of venues to choose from, whether it be lush green gardens, sparkling waterfalls, or breathtaking valley views. There are also several sizes of banquet rooms to choose from. Prices start at $250 per person.

Arizona Biltmore

The resort is located at 2400 E. Missouri Ave Phoenix. Nestled among palm trees and mountains. A magical oasis forms at the base of the Phoenix Mountain Reserve, enjoying a tranquil desert setting. There are also two pools available and a total of six wedding venue options for up to 400 people. Starting at $150 per person.

Nevada Wedding Venues

The Venetian

An old-school luxury hotel located at 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, it can bring you the most traditional and unique Las Vegas-style wedding. Here you can admire the Italian style of architecture. Featuring indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, and luxury accommodations. Starting at $200 per person.

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

Located at 11011 W Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas. Unlike other luxury hotels, here you have a view of the Red Rock Canyon. The hotel offers five ballrooms and wedding venues that can accommodate up to 300 people. Prices start at $150 per person.

Neon Museum

Want to try something different for your wedding venue? Choose the Neon Museum at 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, with its vintage neon signage, outdoor ceremony space, and unique atmosphere. You can take very vintage and fun photos. Prices are $2,500 for a two-hour rental, perfect for smaller weddings.

Idaho Wedding Venues

Boise Depot

Located at 2603 W Eastover Terrace, Boise. This is a historic Spanish-style building that was once used as a waiting room with the building. 8-hour rental is $1,455 and can accommodate a minimum of 165 people. It is important to note that government-owned venues like this have strict rules of use. So it is best to check carefully before renting.

Chateau des Fleur

The French-style building at 176 S. Rosebud Ln, Eagle. The largest ballroom features ivory walls, beautiful windows, an outdoor exit to the garden, gold chandeliers, and delicate gold wall sconces. Seating for up to 240 guests starts at $100 per person.

Still Water Hollow

Located at 18120 Dean Ln, Nampa. Has a rustic style and offers brand new indoor barn facilities. Tables and chairs for 150 people, pond with waterfall, fountain, and bridge. Rustic and elegant style venues can be designed for different styles of weddings. 12-hour rentals start at $5,500.

Utah Wedding Venues

Castle Park

A full-service event venue located at 110 South Main Street Lindon. Featuring an old castle-style building with outdoor ceremony space. Starting at $5,500 for a 12-hour rental. Catering, wedding planning, and other services are also available.

Red Butte Garden

Magnificent gardens at 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. With expansive views of mountains, valleys, and gardens, offering a beautiful backdrop of plants. There are also waterfalls, ponds, and many more beautiful spaces. We recommend coming during the growing season of the plants which is the warmer months. This allows for a ceremony to be held in the stunning rose garden. Four-hour rentals from $2,500.

Log Haven

Located at 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road Salt Lake City has a spectacular mountain wedding and reception venue. With countless natural features and waterfalls, the area also offers activities including skiing, hiking, biking, and golfing. Prices are affordable, with menu pricing starting at $32 per person.

Montana Wedding Venues

Chico Hot Springs

Located at 163 Chico Road Pray, Montana, this is a great year-round destination for weddings in Montana. Offering a variety of natural beauty and architectural features. Besides the historic stone houses, there are also mountain views. You can also soak in the hot springs to relieve the fatigue from the ceremony after a long day. Four-hour rentals start at $2,000.

Rockin' TJ Ranch

The address is 651 Lynx Ln, Bozeman, with unparalleled views of the Bridger Mountains and open meadows. This wedding venue has been a professional wedding service for 20 years and offers full-service planning. Basic venue packages start at $9,495.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Located at 79 Carriage House Ln, Philipsburg, this large ranch allows the exploration of five mountain peaks. Find nature's rest and inspiration in the peaceful, storied West. It is also the world's first Forbes Travel Guide 5-star ranch. With ten square miles of rivers, forests, valleys, and vistas.
Of course, this luxury experience comes with a hefty price tag. Charters start at $90,000 per night for groups of 21 or more, plus 23% of the ranch fee.

Wyoming Wedding Venues

Jackson Lake Lodge

Located in Moran, Grand Teton National Park, this is a beautiful lodge less than five minutes from Jackson Lake. Known for its iconic views of the Teton Mountains. It is a must-see venue for couples who love nature. Because of its location within the National Park, Jackson Lake Lodge is open seasonally from mid-May to early October. Rates start at $150 per person.

Shooting Star Jackson Hole Golf Club

The address is Shooting Star, 6765 Crystal Springs Rd, Teton Village. In addition to the golf course view, a pond, lake, or stream is one of the beautiful views. Starting price is $200 per person.

Wyoming Stargazing

Are you an astronomy enthusiast? Check out the Stargazing Agency located at 1135 Maple Way G1, Jackson. Their wedding packages include the opportunity to learn about the constellations, planets, and the fascinating stories behind them. Stargazing tour leaders will guide the group through the night sky, answering questions and gaining insight into the beauty of the stars. This will be one of the most unique themed weddings guests have ever attended. Prices start at $175 a person.

Colorado Wedding Venues

Boettcher Mansion

Located at 900 Colorow Rd, Golden's premier historic event venue, the Boettcher Mansion offers unparalleled service in a meticulously maintained estate. Along with the beautiful mansion, there are mountain views for you to enjoy. The ballroom can accommodate up to 150 people with six-hour rentals starting at $3,500.

Butterfly Pavilion

The Butterfly Pavilion at 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster can turn your wedding into a fairy tale. Offering outdoor venues such as gazebos, gardens, and a theater. There is also a popular and unique butterfly release ceremony. It is important to note that there are a variety of butterflies and plants, so please treat them with care. The minimum venue rental is $1,800.

Great Divide Brewing Company

Great Divide Brewing Company, located at 1812 35th St, Denver, allows you to host a beer wedding. Up to 75 guests can be accommodated so they will be in the middle of a keg. The atmosphere will be more relaxed and enjoyable, and a bar and drinks, planning, equipment, and servers will be provided. Rentals are for 6 hours and start at $3000.

New Mexico Wedding Venues

La Fonda on the Plaza

The hotel at 100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe has a long history as well as a cultural background. It can provide an elegant atmosphere for your wedding, with unique hand-carved furniture in each room. There are four ballrooms to choose from, with authentic New Mexican décor. This includes charming fireplaces, hand-punched pewter chandeliers, and traditional terracotta tiles. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $4,000.

Loretto Chapel

Located at 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe's Museum of Historic Places is perfect for weddings. Accommodating 139 guests, the interior of the chapel features original stained glass windows and an ornate altar. In particular, the church's famous spiral staircase is the star of many articles and is worth a look. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $2,500 and services include the use of the church and wedding coordinator.

Albuquerque Balloon Museum

This is the hot air balloon museum located at 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque. It offers soaring spaces and panoramic views of the Rio Grande Valley and the Sandia Mountains. The museum features displays of hot air balloons of all colors and eras, including a weather lab. The price to rent the entire museum and North Plaza for six hours is $6,000.

North Dakota Wedding Venues

Red River Zoo

The Zoo at 4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo will be the most interesting wedding venue. The zoo is home to animals such as red pandas, gray wolves, and Pallas cats. There is plenty of space for outdoor weddings as well as indoor receptions, and a carousel is available in one of the venues. Saturday weddings start at $1,500 and services include tables, chairs, and access to the zoo exhibits.

The North Dakota Heritage Center

The address is 612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck. The museum showcases the state's rich history from its earliest geological formations to the present day. Offering a variety of indoor spaces, including galleries and a theater, it provides a unique and educational wedding experience. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $1,500.

Avalon Events Center

Prefer a more modern style wedding? The Event Center at 2525 9th Ave S, Fargo, while historic, offers five function rooms and new audio technology. Five ballrooms offer seating for up to 700 people and a full bar. Saturday weddings start at $2,000.

South Dakota Wedding Venues

Chapel in the Hills

The church at 3788 Chapel Ln, Rapid City is a place of beauty and inspiration. There are museums, trails, and hillsides to host services. Weddings are performed by the Chapel's pastor and it is open for weddings from May 1 to September 30 each year. The price is $400 for the use of the chapel and courtyard area. This includes a $100 minister's fee.

The Lodge at Deadwood

The address is 100 Pine Crest Lane, Deadwood and the backdrop will be the beautiful Black Hills. With four adjoining event rooms and the main ballroom, it provides the perfect space for weddings of any size. Wedding packages are available at a variety of prices, with the least expensive buffet package starting at $65 per person for a minimum of 100 people.

Buffalo Ridge Resort

A rustic resort located at 1312 Coteau St, Gary. Offers charming and historic wedding venues including a restored barn and beautiful chapel. The venue can accommodate up to 300 people and prices start at $4,500 for a Saturday wedding.

Nebraska Wedding Venues

Scoular Ballroom

The Ballroom at 2027 Dodge St, Omaha, is located just minutes from downtown. Located in the historic Scoular building, from the grand Italian marble floors of the atrium to the romantic balcony overlooking the spacious and inviting ballroom. Offering a modern and elegant wedding venue with a grand ballroom and beautiful outdoor terrace. Accommodates up to 300 guests and starts at $4,000 for a Saturday wedding.

Rococo Theatre

The theater at 140 N 13th St, Lincoln can give you a movie-like wedding. The theater has seating for up to 500 guests. The bride and groom can get married on stage while the guests sit in the first few rows of seats. Saturday weddings start at $2,500.

The Barn at the Ackerhurst Dairy Farm

Located at 15220 Military Rd, Bennington, this is an Omaha landmark and a historic site in the area. This wedding venue can accommodate up to 450 guests and includes an outdoor ceremony space and a large terrace with a fireplace. Off-season wedding rental rates start at $2,500.

Kansas Wedding Venues

Madison Avenue Central Park

Central Park at 512 E Madison Ave, Derby features a lawn, theater, and playground. And in the southwest corner, there is an event center including an indoor reception and outdoor patio. Accommodating up to 370 people, rates start at $800 for an 8-hour rental.

Petroleum Club of Wichita

The address is 100 N Broadway St 900, Wichita. this is a rooftop wedding venue located on top of the iconic Ruffin Building. With views of the skyline and city, it offers personalized service and beautiful décor. Wedding venue fees start at $4500.

The Oread Hotel

Located at 1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, the hotel has two large outdoor patios. The patio overlooks the city and the Kansas River. There are nine different banquet rooms to choose from, the largest of which can seat up to 275 people. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $4,000.

Oklahoma Wedding Venues

The Dominion House

The main house is located at 602 E. College, Guthrie. The boutique hotel offers both intimate and grand wedding packages, including romantic indoor and outdoor venues. The outdoors includes a wedding garden and a four-season chapel, while the grand ballroom is designed in the opulent style of the 1920s. Wedding packages start at $2,000.

Glass Chapel

This is an intimate wedding venue located at 1401 West Washington St S, Broken Arrow. This chapel offers a unique and romantic wedding venue with a beautiful glass chapel and outdoor garden. The triangular roof and all-glass walls will make you feel like you are in a fairy tale world. Outside, the gardens and woods complement the modern design. The church can accommodate up to 100 guests and wedding packages start from $2450.

The Springs Event Venue

This is a wedding planning company that offers multiple venues. Event venues are located in various cities throughout Oklahoma, including Edmond, Norman, and Tulsa. Versatile and affordable wedding venues are available with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $3,950.

Texas Wedding Venues

Grand Galvez

This is a historic hotel located at 2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston. The hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, expansive green spaces, and sparkling beaches. An indoor ballroom and terrace are included, and the ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the bay. Up to 200 guests can be accommodated for a great wedding service. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $10,000.

The Bell Tower on 34th

This beautiful clock tower is located at 901 W 34th St, Houston, and has a castle-like interior with a magnificent grand staircase, arches, and marble floors. Every aspect of the building is luxurious. Wedding packages are available on an all-inclusive basis, with prices starting at $10,000 for a Saturday wedding.

The Oasis on Lake Travis

This restaurant is located at 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin.Along with an event center located 450 feet above Lake Travis, offering unparalleled views. An outdoor patio overlooking the lake is available. Up to 400 guests can be accommodated and prices start at $5,000 for Saturday weddings.

Minnesota Wedding Venues

The Gale Mansion

This mansion at 2115 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis is also a very popular wedding venue. With a warm atmosphere and inviting decor, it offers an elegant and convenient space to host the wedding of your choice. 12 hours of rental costs a total of $5,700 including the rental of the mansion and ballroom.

The Outpost Center

The address is 6053 US-212, Chaska. Built on 32 acres of rolling hills and woodlands, it is a beautiful and peaceful venue close to the city. The main venue's red facade and green roof create an oil painting-like backdrop. It has the ambiance of a barn wedding with all the amenities and gorgeous rustic grounds. Wedding packages start at $4675 for 50 guests.

Nicollet Island Pavilion

The event venue at 40 Power Street, Minneapolis is full of unique charm and style. Exposed brick walls and tall industrial ceilings create an open atmosphere full of character. You can have the best views of the Minneapolis bridges and skyline at this venue. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $3,500.

Iowa Wedding Venues

Brenton Arboretum

This is a botanical garden located at 25141 260th St, Dallas Center. It has approximately 2,500 plants representing more than 500 different species, cultivars, and hybrids. Offers great outdoor views and can accommodate up to 300 people. Saturday weddings start at $2,500 and services include access to the gardens and a wedding coordinator.

The Temple for Performing Arts

Located at 1011 Locust Street, Des Moines, it offers a large auditorium, recital hall, and suites for weddings. The Grand Hall can accommodate up to 450 people and features a tinted glass skylight and a magnificent original light fixture and a sculpted ceiling. High-season wedding receptions start at $4000 for the venue.

Figge Art Museum

The Art Museum at 225 W 2nd St, Davenport. The museum's lobby can accommodate 200 guests and has a modern design with high ceilings and terrazzo floors. The striking river view offers countless possibilities. The outdoor terrace provided also offers a magnificent view of the Mississippi River. The rental fee for the lobby is $2,500.

Missouri Wedding Venues

Lemp Mansion

Located at 3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, this mansion was once the home of a beer magnate but was the site of three suicides. It has since been turned into a restaurant and hotel, offering historical and ghost tours. The mansion has four sites, including a mansion, terrace, auditorium, and loft. Ceremony fees range from $950-$1900 and meals start at roughly $47 per person.

Jewel Box

The public gardening facility in Saint Louis is made of glass plates and copper frames. It has a variety of flowers and plants and is filled with bright sunlight perfect for wedding photography. It can accommodate up to 250 people as a ceremony venue and costs $1,000.

Wild Carrot

Located at 3901 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, with indoor hospitality space and loft and terrace. Includes renovated industrial building and outdoor patio. Prices for Saturday weddings start at $4,000 and can accommodate up to 200 people.

Arkansas Wedding Venues

Castle on Stagecoach

This is an old castle located at 6601 Stagecoach Rd, Little Rock. Offering intimate indoor spaces, the castle's unique architecture and décor provide an elegant and luxurious setting. The venue includes a lawn, barn, and stables. Prices start at $6,673 for 50 guests.

The Brick Ballroom

The event space at 119 B S Broadway St, Siloam Springs, was formerly a Chevrolet dealership. The building is 100 years old. Inside are black walls and original tin ceilings, vintage glass chandeliers, blue benches, and a built-in bar with a sink. There are also 5,000 square feet of covered balconies and gardens. The starting venue fee for a high-season wedding is $3,000.

Osage House

Located at 243 Pace Ln, Cave Springs, offers a beautiful and modern wedding venue. The venue is suitable for couples seeking minimalism, with architectural designs mostly in black and white. A chapel will be located a short distance from the lobby and included in the wedding package. With a maximum capacity of 428 people, wedding venue rentals start at $2800 in high season.

Louisiana Wedding Venues

The Elms Mansion

Located at 3029 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, the mansion is a typical Italianate-style building. It features an imported hand-carved marble mantel, decorative cornices, 24-carat gold sconces, and a 48-foot ballroom. Accommodates up to 400 people and starts at $4,500 for a Saturday wedding.

The Presbytère

This museum is located at 751 Chartres St, New Orleans, and has a rich history. A collection of elaborate carnival artifacts and memorabilia. You can hold a ceremony among the beautiful exhibits and rich artifacts and enjoy a fun evening with your family. Accommodates up to 500 guests, starting at $6,590 for 50 guests.

Race + Religious

It is located at 510 Race Street, New Orleans, and has three buildings with brick courtyards filled with greenery. The hotel has 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space on the ground floor. Dinner parties can accommodate up to 90 people, and prices start at $7,500 for Saturday weddings.

Alaska Wedding Venues

Alyeska Resort

This is a leisurely resort located at 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood. is Alaska's premier year-round destination. Featuring more than 300 guest rooms, many fine dining experiences, a saltwater pool, a ski hill, and bike park, and a brand-new Nordic Spa. The ballroom can accommodate up to 220 guests. Reception rentals range from $500 to $1,000 and include five hours of event time.

The Alaska Zoo

The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage. Inside are animals such as polar bears, wolves, snow leopards, and other rare species. The zoo has very spacious halls and lawns and a bright greenhouse. Hospitality hall rentals start at $800. Lawn rentals start at $1,450. Greenhouse rentals start at $675.

Hotel Captain Cook

Old fashioned hotel located at 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage. One of the meeting and function rooms has a stunning panoramic view and fireplace. Panoramic views of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Accommodates up to 600 guests and Saturday weddings start at approximately $5,000.

Hawaii Wedding Venues

Haiku Mill

The address is 250 Haiku Rd, Haiku, a unique European-style building amid Maui's lush surroundings. With over 150 years of history, it is an important landmark. A quaint and beautiful ceremony can be created. The venue can accommodate up to 100 people and prices start at $6,500 for a Saturday wedding.

Kauapea Beach

Also known as Secret Beach, has a 3,000-foot-long North Shore beach. Enjoy a sparsely populated stretch of beach with breathtaking views of Moquawe Island and Kilauea Lighthouse. Perfect for your seaside wedding venue. You can look for the right wedding contractor to prepare everything for you and prices will probably range from $800 to $1500.

Moana Surfrider

The resort is located at 2365 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu. First opened in 1901, it is just steps from the perfect shores of legendary Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of Honolulu's most popular shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions. There are seven event rooms in total, and the ballroom can accommodate up to 300 people. Wedding packages range in price from $3,500 to $9,500.

To be continued

After introducing the most popular and unique wedding venues in the western and central states, we will continue to cover the wedding venues in the eastern states. Stay tuned for part two of our wedding venue recommendations. In the meantime, if you choose an outdoor wedding venue, check out our multi-sized, stylized wedding tent. it will ensure that your outdoor wedding is not disturbed by the weather.
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2023.05.28 16:39 girl_from_the_crypt Stuck on earth and looking for a job: So this is what government work is like...

My savior human is distraught. I alone would have trouble enough coping with Kit Sutton's absence, but with Nettie Peterson's grief added to mine, it's been impossible to go about my day with any semblance of serenity.
It's quite simple; when Nettie's unhappy, I cannot be content. She finally let me visit her earlier today. That doesn’t mean her overall state has improved, though. We went to talk in the garden, only there wasn’t much talking involved—she merely sat in her mother’s chair, staring blankly at the storm-tossed flower chaos.
“Didn’t you want to fix your plants back up?” I inquired.
“M-hm,” she muttered.
“It’d be a shame if your pretty garden was gonna stay like this.”
“If you need help, you let me know, okay?”
“I won’t try to eat the geraniums again.”
I leaned forward to try and catch her deep brown gaze. “Nettie, please say something. I thought we wanted to share our feelings more.”
“There’s nothing to share,” my savior human answered, her voice dry and monotone. “Kit’s not here anymore.”
“Yes, and I’m upset, too. But either I’m a horribly poor judge of human behavior or there's more to this.” I tilted my head at her. “I’ve never seen you this way. You said you didn’t always want a solution to your problems, and I’d be happy to just sit and listen as well, but you’re not talking either.”
“You don’t get it, do you?”
“Clearly not.”
Nettie let go of a soft breath. “I didn’t wanna tell you. Not until… It’s just that in the last couple days, Kit and I were getting kind of…” She faltered and trailed off.
“Kind of what?” I prompted.
“It’s hard to explain.”
“Please try, if you can. I want to understand.”
My best friend refused to meet my gaze. “See, that’s what I envy you for sometimes. You have an outsider’s perspective. You only see what’s in front of you and you don’t concern yourself with the rest.”
“I am concerned! I’m really concerned about you right now. You’re my best friend, and I’m sorry if I ever made you feel like my caretaker, but I wanna be here for you now. Please. Let me.”
“I… I know, that’s not what I was saying…” She adjusted her bra strap, her hand coming to rest on her shoulder as though she was hugging herself. “If there was something I’d kept secret from you—nothing bad, just something personal—would you be mad at me?”
“I can’t even imagine being mad at you,” I replied.
"That's good to know," she murmured, finally lifting her head to meet my gaze. "It doesn't change things for now, but it's… good to know."
After that, she fell silent again, and I left not much later. I was setting out for a pretty gloomy rest of the day when Frankie Preston texted me, asking to come hang out at the hotel. I've only stayed at a hotel twice, when Nettie took me on vacation with her. The first time was to Croatia, the other to the south of France. My savior human speaks fluent French.
Anyways, I was glad to follow up on the server's invitation. I won't describe the exact location of the hotel he'd chosen, but it was a fairly nice place. I took Kit Sutton's car there, which definitely gave me a weird feeling. In a way, it was nice. It felt like her. The worn seats, the ancient scent tree, the assortment of guitar picks in the cup holder. The empty takeout bag lying in the footwell. When I pulled up to the hotel parking lot, I was almost reluctant to get out. When I eventually did and entered the lobby, I found that I didn't quite know where to go. I opted to simply walk up to the front desk. There was a man sitting behind it, but he didn't look up from his computer screen upon my approach.
"Mm-yes?" he muttered, and it took me a moment to realize he was addressing me.
"Hi," I began.
Something about my voice must have caught his attention, as he abruptly lifted his head to meet my gaze. "Hi," he echoed, a smile forming on his face. I couldn't help but take note of the silvery gleam of his blond hair. It was long and wavy, tied back behind his head. I wondered how it felt. "And you are…?" he prompted, taking me in.
"Sunshine," a voice rang out from behind me. I whirled around, giving Fran a bright smile which, to my delight, he reciprocated. "You have no idea the kind of acquaintance you just made."
I glanced between the two in confusion. The receptionist spoke up first. "Oh. Oh, I see! This is her, isn't it?"
"Yes. Eva, this is… one of the many banes of my existence. He's my younger brother, but only in the most remote sense of the word, I assure you." The waiter gave the receptionist a look that was somewhere between contemptuous fondness and pure contempt.
The other man grinned. "Oh Frankie, my Frankie, you are just the most bitter piece of work there is."
"Younger? You look far older than Frank," I remarked.
"Ouch. But what are looks, really?" He waved me off. "And what is age with creatures like us? Frankie tells everyone he's twenty-two, I say I'm twenty-seven. We just made up these numbers to match our faces. He's existed for way longer, though. That's probably why he's so miserable." He leaned forward, twinkling at me. "Me, I see the world through fresher eyes."
I didn't quite know what to say, so I kept my mouth shut.
"Frankie, won't you introduce me?"
The waiter sighed deeply. "This is… Zion. Zion Boyd. I told him it's a perfectly silly name, but he wouldn't listen. I'm glad Rhonda picked mine for me."
Zion Boyd laughed quietly. "You're an asshole."
"You're an idiot."
"You wanted to hang out?" I reminded Fran.
"Right!" He grabbed my wrist and began steering me towards the winding flight of stairs in the back of the hall. "Ignore him. Forget him entirely, if possible. You're not missing out.”
He brought me up to his suite, a pleasantly large, open space. The tall windows let in the light of the setting sun, painting blushing hues upon the wallpaper. I sat down on the living room couch, switching on the TV not because I was in the mood to watch anything but rather for the background noise. Frankie joined me after a second, placing before me a glass of cold coconut water as he regarded me through thick lashes. "You got something on your mind, don’t you?”
"Your brother."
"Aw crap. That smarmy, handsome piece of shit…" Fran clenched and unclenched his fists repeatedly. "I knew this would happen."
"What? No. I was wondering about what he said," I clarified, shifting uneasily in my seat.
His hands stilled. "Oh." He smiled brightly. "Do tell."
"He called you creatures. And there was something else in there about your ages."
"So? What do you think? Any grand theories?"
I shrugged. "I could probably try to piece things together. But I'd rather hear it from you."
"Ah, would you. Well, I'm sorry, Sunshine, but it doesn't work like that."
"Don't you think I need to know?"
He reached out to poke my sternum with his finger. "No. I give you everything you need. When I decide you need more information, I'll give that to you, too."
I frowned at him, but hadn't yet regained the ability to speak when my phone rang. I reluctantly fumbled it out. It was an unknown number, but I recognized the voice that greeted me from the other end. “Mary Markov?”
“Miss Shirley! Nice talking to you again.”
“To be honest, this is a bad time…”
“That’s of no relevance. Remember when I told you I might get back to you?”
“Yes.” I exchanged meaningful looks with Frankie, who rolled his eyes. He scooted closer to me and pressed his cheek up to mine to listen to the phone call. His skin was almost unnaturally smooth. I swallowed thickly when I felt his jaw working on his bubble gum, moving against mine.
"Miss Shirley?" Mary Markov asked. "Are you still there?"
"Did you say something?"
A sigh. "Look. You want money, I want your help. Come to the address I’m sending you now. It’s a big parking lot by a hiking trail in the woods. I have business there, and I could use the extra manpower.”
“Right now? I’m kind of on a…”
“You can bring the misanthropist with you.”
“What’s a misanthropist?” I inquired.
“She means me,” Fran supplied.
"She does," Miss Markov confirmed.
"We're coming." I ended the call, turning to Frankie. "That's okay, right? Are you with me?"
"Sure. Money's important. It'll be better if you have your own so I won't have to give you mine." He got up to collect our jackets. "At least this way, you won't get stabbed for it."
We took Kit's car over to the meet-up spot. Mary Markov was waiting for us beside a black pickup truck that seemed rather ill-suited for her. She was wearing a blazer, suit pants and dress shoes that were somehow pristine despite the muddy ground.
"There you are," she said, her tone crisp. Pointing her chin at the woods behind her, she added, "I hope you're ready for a bit of a hike."
"What do you need me for?" I asked.
"The Collective you came into contact with. We have reason to believe that they are meeting up here, among other places. There are probably hideouts to be found, and other things, too."
"Like what?" Fran raised a skeptical brow.
"The objects you were hired to guard. They're important; we don't rightly know what they are but they're constantly being kept on the move. There's no doubt the Collective wants them to remain obscure, and they're being clever about it."
"And you're hoping we'll go in there unprepared and just stumble across them?" the waiter inquired.
"Not exactly. There's a particular member of the cult we've managed to keep our eye on, and we followed her here. She's with at least two others, so we believe they're up to something important," Mary Markov explained. "Go in and find them. When you do, stay low and observe. I'll stay here. If anything goes wrong, call me and I will send for reinforcement."
"Why don't you let your agents go in? Why pull Eva into this? Again?"
"Frankie, I'm fine," I assured him, taking a step towards the newsreader. "What do I get paid?"
"You won't be disappointed in the money," she promised, smiling thinly. "To answer your friend's legitimate question—," she glanced over at Frank Preston as though she didn't consider his query legitimate at all, "—you are quite handy. Normally, when humans have to defend themselves and it comes to an altercation, there's… screams. Blood. Gunshots. Bullets are costly. Personnel even more so. When our agents get hurt, it might take months for them to recover. You don't need that kind of time. You're altogether less likely to be injured fatally. Employing you might end up saving us some lives and we'll be sure to make it worth your while."
That's, in short, why I found myself trudging through the mud and brushes alongside a very grudging Frank Preston that night. The storm had taken its toll in the woods, too—our chaotic surroundings reminded me of a larger-scale version of Nettie's garden. Trees had been uprooted and were lying dead in our path like organic roadblocks. The ground was covered with broken branches, twigs and young leaves. The wet soil squashed beneath our shoes every step of the way. With nightfall approaching, there was not much light reaching the forest floor. This certainly protected us from visibility, but it came at the price of my vision. I couldn't really see what was beneath me, so I kept tripping and staggering.
Frankie was somehow as graceful as ever, unbothered as he stepped over roots and rocks as if he could sense them before placing his feet. He was much quieter than me, but he thankfully wasn't smug about it. He kept one hand steady on my shoulder, aptly guiding me away from obstacles and protrusions. After a while, this began to work very well, and I became less noisy the deeper we proceeded into the woods. The server’s grip suddenly turned painfully tight, stopping me in my tracks. I realized why when I caught a glimpse of brightness not too far ahead. My chest tightened when I spotted the beam of a flashlight traveling the forest floor.
“Hush,” Frankie murmured into my ear. “Don’t. Move.”
I stood stock-still, trusting the fingers still digging into my skin.
The light passed over us, nearly reaching us but not quite. I breathed a silent sigh of relief, which died in my throat when a familiar voice carried over to us on the breeze.
“Hurry up already, would you?”
“Don’t… don’t stress me. Why aren’t you helping?” a young woman replied.
“Because it’s your fucking job.”
I felt myself break into a cold sweat. My heart was thumping so fiercely it was beginning to hurt; my pulse racing. Breaking from my rigor, I leaned over to whisper to Frankie. “That’s them.”
“The one who stabbed me.”
Fran’s hand disappeared from my shoulder, moving down to quickly grasp mine. The pair before us was still on the move, the light of their torch slowly fading into the distance. “Listen to me,” my partner proceeded to hiss into my ear. “There’s two of them and two of us, but technically it’ll just be you. I’m not gonna leave you on your own, but the most I can do is hold one of them down.”
“But you’re strong…”
“I can’t actually hurt anybody. I gladly would, but it’s literally physically impossible for me. Do you still want to follow them?”
I paused. I didn’t want to. In fact, every fiber of my being was yelling at me to run, to get out of those woods, and yet… “We have to.”
A sigh. “I really feel like I ought to talk you out of this.”
“If things get dire, I’ll grab you and bail.”
“I’ll allow it. I’m still doing this.”
“Guess I was wrong. You might get stabbed for your pay this time around, too.”
“This is bigger than just money, Fran.”
His hand wandered back to my shoulder, nudging me forward. “I know. You want to tear this creep apart.”
I paused. “If Markov asks, we didn’t plan on it.”
“Finally, some murderous tendencies in that sunny mind of yours.” The cheer in Frankie’s voice was only a little forced.
I steeled myself as we took up walking once more. Soon enough, we caught up with the two cultists, trailing behind them at a safe distance. I could hear the faint scraping of a wheelbarrow on the uneven ground. The eerie creaking noise was enough to speed up my heartrate once more. Frankie’s words still echoing through my mind, my thoughts were racing. A part of me was convinced I was making a terrible mistake, but there was something driving me on. Whether it was curiosity, an underlying thirst for revenge or illusions of grandeur, I’ll never know. Yet forwards I went. Abruptly, the pair stopped, the wheelbarrow grating to a halt. Frankie instantly dragged me down to hide behind a dead, uprooted tree, and not one second too soon.
The beam of the flashlight roamed the underbrush, its owners remaining blissfully unaware of our presence. “Here we are,” the person who’d attacked me spoke up again.
“Woah,” the woman pushing the cart answered eloquently. Whatever they were looking at was undoubtedly rather impressive.
“You’ve never been here before, have you?”
“No… Does it go as deep as they say?”
“Deeper. It’s a whole-ass tunnel system down there. We’ve spent years prepping for this, remember?”
“Okay. Whew. Well then, off we go. Can you help me lift him up, at least?”
The other person groaned. “Fine.”
Frankie Preston had grabbed my arm. The distant shine from the cultists’ torch bathed him in an almost unearthly glow. He was cowering beside me with tense shoulders, his face a cold, concentrated mask. He wasn’t even chewing on his gum anymore. His wired posture reminded me of a lurking wildcat in a nature documentary. When he turned to look at me, I could almost tell what he was thinking.
Whatever these two had come here to do, it was happening now, meaning that this was our last chance to intervene.
Trying to free my mind from all thoughts of flight, I rose to my feet. Step by step, I made my way out of our hiding spot, instantly drawing the pair’s attention. Two heads whipped around to face me. The flashlight dropped and rolled a little ways across the ground, its wide beam illuminating the small clearing and revealing the reason for the cultists’ venture. There was a dark hole in the ground at our feet, the opening reminiscent of a gaping, toothless maw. My gaze wandered over to the pushcart. Its bulky contents were covered by a large, green tarp. The tall, lanky person slowly raised their hands to their hips, uttering a low, mildly surprised “huh”. The woman, who was stockier and far shorter in stature than them, stood frozen in shock. The eyes that stared at me from behind her black mask were blown wide.
“Hey you,” the tall one said. “I had a feeling we’d meet again soon.”
I didn’t respond. My stomach suddenly burned with a phantom pain. I couldn’t tear my eyes from the person’s gloved hands, trying not to jump when their fingers twitched into the direction of their pocket. Trying to keep my breathing steady, I reached up to unzip my jacket. As it fell to the ground, I felt my tentacles pierce my skin. Simultaneously, my teeth began to elongate, curving outward as they uncomfortably stretched out my gums.
“I had a feeling something like this was gonna happen, too,” my former assailant added, tilting their head at me. “I do love being right.”
The woman, who had been stunned speechless up to that point, let out an ear-shattering scream, but before anything coherent could emerge from her throat, the other person had spun around and struck her square across the face. The blow had come with such force that she crumbled immediately, her shriek dying in a strangled whimper before she hit the ground unconscious. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. My mind was spinning, but I forced my eyes to remain hard, praying that my large fangs were twisting my face enough to veil my terror. I lifted myself over the fallen tree, partly employing my extra limbs. The cultist didn’t shrink away, instead taking a large step towards me. Before I knew it, the surface of their mask was scraping against my teeth. Too startled to move, I held their gaze for several seconds. Up close, I could see the only part of them that wasn’t obscured.
There was something very, very wrong with their eyes.
At first, I couldn’t put my finger on it. Their iris was of a pale, watery color that could not quite be defined as blue. Their surreal milky sheen was enough to send a chill up my spine. And then I realized it. There were only the irises. That black dot that all humans and most other known lifeforms typically have in their eyes, the pupil, it simply wasn’t there.
I stood rooted to the ground, staring into the stranger’s eyes. I thought I could see different colors swirling around in those not-quite-blue orbs. I was abruptly noticing a sudden inability to move on my part. I wanted to lift my arm and shove the cultist away, I wanted to unhinge my jaw and sink my teeth into their flesh, but I couldn’t. I was distantly aware of the heavy rising and falling of my chest, of my heart thundering in my ribcage, but it didn’t feel real somehow. Nothing felt real anymore. The world had turned iridescently turquoise and violent, flashing lights dotting my vision as my breathing grew quicker.
Somewhere in the back of my head, the last waking part of me was screaming.
And then, all of a sudden, everything turned dark again. I blinked furiously, trying to orient myself as the outlines of trees and bushes swam into focus again. The sweet smell of pine needles and damp soil hit me as I emerged from the hypnotic half-slumber. Before me, ramrod straight, stood Frankie Preston, and somehow, the sight of him had triggered the flight instinct in the cultist I had failed to provoke. Our eye contact broken, they staggered back, just as Fran stepped aside. This time, I didn’t throw away my shot. I threw myself at the stranger, lunging forward with my teeth bared. They dodged me by a hair’s breadth, bolting towards the manhole and, within a split second, they had disappeared down the pitch-black shaft. No sound of impact met our pricked ears.
Frankie wordlessly took out his phone, proceeding to place the call to Mary Markov. He walked over to me as they talked, grabbing my hand with his free one and pumping it almost rhythmically like he was trying an unconventional method of resuscitation. His voice and that of the newsreader on the other end sounded strangely far away. After hanging up, he hastily typed something before finally shoving the device back into his pocket. With an almost methodical precision, he wrapped his arms around me and picked me up, holding me close to his chest. My tentacles were hanging limply from my back as my teeth slowly began to reassume their normal size and length. Entangling my trembling fingers in his curls, I must have looked absolutely pitiful. The server sat down on the fallen tree, his grip on me unfaltering as I adjusted to sit on his lap, feeling myself unwind.
We remained like this, not speaking, until we heard steps draw closer. Mary Markov and two of her agents were walking towards us at a speedy pace, the newsreader crouching down in front of us while the two men immediately took to the unconscious female cultist.
“You were in here for quite a while,” she began, her voice drifting in and out of my ears while Frankie’s soothing touch curled around the edge of my senses. “I had a feeling something had gone wrong, so I’d already sent for backup. Good thing, too, I guess.” Her voice held a barely hidden note of accusation.
“Leave her be. She’s obviously in no condition to speak,” the waiter growled.
I would have confirmed this, but I was in no condition to speak.
Mary sighed. “Nevermind then, we’ll discuss this later. For now, let’s check what they were transporting.”
I patted Fran on the back to alert him.
“Feeling curious? Even after all of this?”
I nodded into his nape.
A grunt. “Well, fine. Not like this could have gone any worse, huh.” He stood up and walked us over to the wheelbarrow, closely followed by Mary. The newsreader inspected the tarp, then grabbed one corner and flung it off the cart. A sharp gasp escaped her and I craned my neck to look. Frankie instantly turned around, trying to avert my eyes from the sight that had just been revealed to us, but it was too late. I had already seen the contents. The headless body lying folded in the barrow.
A human with their head removed doesn't look entirely human anymore. I could tell from the stature that it was a male body, but its condition made him feel less like a person. I couldn't help drawing this distinction, even though it made my stomach turn. Rigor mortis having washed over the carcass, he was in a bent, twisted position that would have been painful to anyone still alive. One of his arms, freed from the tarp, was dangling loosely over the side of the cart. One of Mary’s agents gagged and covered his mouth. I shot him a sympathetic glance, though I don’t think he caught it. I was too tired to scream or throw up. Thus quenching any visceral reaction to the gruesome sight, I buried my face in Fran’s shirt once more, closing my eyes.
2: deadbeat roommate
3: creepy crush
4: relocation
5: beach concert
6: First date
7: Temp work
8: roommate talk
9: a dismal worldview
10: warehouse
11: staircase
12: explanation
13: hurt
14: hospital
15: ocean
16: diner
18: something in the caves
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2023.05.28 15:38 Dr-Wernstrom Help! Lost In West Palm Beach Florida

Help! Lost In West Palm Beach Florida
My Samsung headphones were lost in Florida. I received a notification they were spotted near the Little Caesars on Forest Hill Blvd.
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2023.05.26 00:47 docXfamas [H] Bundled games from HB and Fanatical [W] PayPal, tf2 keys, mentioned games, offers



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2023.05.24 15:04 JugJig White texture bug

I downloaded the a storyworth collection and added some additonal graphic mods. Sometimes I get texture bugs (pic related)

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254 FE 32 Dank_ArmorOverrides.esp
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254 FE 34 eXofied Depravity - Fallons.esp
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37 25 Convenient Bridges.esp
254 FE 36 Vault4-eXoPatch.esp
254 FE 37 Ownership Fixes.esp
254 FE 38 PLI_Roadside_Pines_Motel.esp
254 FE 39 StoryWealthLocation-DiamondCity.esp
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254 FE 3a StoryWealth-HunkeredDown.esp
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254 FE 3b MaxwellsWorl XDI Patch.esp
254 FE 3c FAR.esp
254 FE 3d MaxwellsWorl-eXoPatch.esp
40 28 FarHarborStory.esp
254 FE 3e StoryWealthLocation-CrabShack.esp
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254 FE 47 JamaicaPlainPathing.esp
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254 FE 49 RansackedRelay.esp
254 FE 4a Settlement PreCombine Changes.esp
63 3f Rsiyo'sLocationPack.esp
254 FE 4b IntWayneGorski.esp
64 40 GtN_SettlersatPlay.esp
65 41 cVc Dead Wasteland 6.esp
254 FE 4c FastTravelFromQuestHubs.esp
254 FE 4d PLI_HarbormasterHotel.esp
66 42 Eli_Armour_Compendium.esp
67 43 LimaOutpost.esp
68 44 OldTimeReligion.esp
69 45 F4NVServiceRifleRedux.esp
70 46 LAER.esp
71 47 Science Kit.esp
72 48 WattzLaserGun.esp
73 49 AER15.esp
74 4a SubmersiblePowerArmorRedux.esp
75 4b ellen.esp
76 4c ClassicSniper.esp
254 FE 4e ImmersiveDrumlinDiner-eXoPatch.esp
77 4d SS2WastelandVenturers.esp
78 4e Miami Misadventures EP1.esp
79 4f llamaCompanionHeatherv2.esp
80 50 AtomsGloryThreads.esp
81 51 WilkesEstate.esp
82 52 CorvalhoWidowShotgun.esp
254 FE 4f Miami Misadventures EP1 - eXoPatch.esp
83 53 0_Vault120.esp
84 54 FO4 NPCs Travel.esp
85 55 [SS2 Addon] SimSettlements SuperStructures.esp
254 FE 50 Backpacks of the Commonwealth - HQ NavMesh.esp
86 56 SS2-Jampads2.esp
87 57 SS2_ruined_simsettlement_addonpack.esp
88 58 [ARRETH] FGEP.esp
254 FE 51 OldTimeReligion-Legendary.esp
254 FE 52 ss2c23dnpcpatch.esp
89 59 DX_Black_Widow.esp
254 FE 53 CagebreakerPowerArmor.esp
90 5a X12Plasmacaster.esp
254 FE 54 Vault4-FastTravel.esp
91 5b SettlementTidyBot.esp
254 FE 55 BullpupBozar.esp
92 5c SigSauer127.esp
93 5d CF_AtomicWarlord.esp
94 5e GaussRevolver.esp
95 5f Cranky.esp
96 60 Tactical Flashlights.esp
97 61 Viper6610.esp
98 62 WestTekTacticalOptics.esp
254 FE 56 RaiderOverhaul - A StoryWealth Patch.esp
254 FE 57 StoryWealth-LeveledList.esp
254 FE 58 DX_Atom_Girl_Outfit.esp
254 FE 59 CROSS_Blades.esp
254 FE 5a F4NVServiceRifleRedux-UnofficialUpdate-Lite.esp
254 FE 5b StoryWealth-eXoWeaponsLoreFriendly.esp
99 63 AtomicRadio.esp
100 64 SS2_Addon_FHE.esp
101 65 JunkTownTwo.esp
102 66 SkipDiMAMemories.esp
103 67 Enclave-X02.esp
104 68 SS2-PraRandomAddon.esp
105 69 SS2_Addon_R2R.esp
254 FE 5c [SS2 Addon] BloodMoonRaiders.esp
254 FE 5d SS2_DLCSettlerPatch.esp
106 6a SimSettlements2_AddOnPack_ApocalypticAdditions_SirLach.esp
107 6b SS2_SIMPDDDD.esp
254 FE 5e SS2AOP_VaultTecTools.esp
108 6c ohSIM_Sim2_Settlements_Scrappers_Addon.esp
109 6d FatherCompanion.esp
254 FE 5f Artist Raider.esp
110 6e Tina's Candy Land.esp
111 6f BetterSettlers.esp
254 FE 60 DLC Timing.esp
254 FE 61 GatlingLaserAmmoFix.esp
112 70 SettlementMenuManager.esp
254 FE 62 eXoCombatArmorKneePadsWNB.esp
254 FE 63 StoryWealth-Minutemen.esp
113 71 RealNameSettlers.esp
114 72 Better Manufacturing.esp
115 73 ManufacturingExtended.esp
254 FE 64 CoAPowerArmor.esp
254 FE 65 RedShiftPowerArmor.esp
116 74 ACR-W17.esp
254 FE 66 StoryWealth-eXoWeaponsModern.esp
117 75 OWR.esp
254 FE 67 SS2WalledGardensAndMore.esp
254 FE 68 SS2_RobotMod.esp
118 76 3dscopes-replacer.esp
119 77 Cho1SS2FlagsMod.esp
120 78 WorkingNCMachine.esp
121 79 DX_Banshee_Recon_Armor.esp
122 7a Consistent Power Armor Overhaul.esp
254 FE 69 CROSS_CoA.esp
254 FE 6a CROSS_InstituteExpeditionarySuit.esp
254 FE 6b CROSS_CourserStrigidae.esp
123 7b DT_GunnerOutfitPack.esp
254 FE 6c K9TacticalHarness.esp
254 FE 6d LAER Automatron Weapons.esp
124 7c Nanosuit.esp
254 FE 6e NVRH Enhanced.esp
125 7d RemoteExplosives.esp
126 7e SimplyCosmeticPipboyPaintjobs.esp
127 7f SimplyCosmeticPipboyPaintjobs-FactionPack.esp
254 FE 6f TheKite_Railroad_Handmaiden.esp
254 FE 70 NewRecipes.esp
254 FE 71 NewRecipesFH.esp
254 FE 72 NewRecipesNW.esp
254 FE 73 3dscopes-laer.esp
254 FE 74 Raze My Settlement.esp
254 FE 75 3dscopes-replacer-bullpupbozar.esp
254 FE 76 3dscopes-replacer-classicsniper.esp
254 FE 77 3dscopes-replacer-servicerifle.esp
254 FE 78 3dscopes-replacer-wattz.esp
128 80 ImmersiveAnimationFramework.esp
129 81 Eli_Immersive Coffee Mod 9000 GTX French Roast.esp
254 FE 79 StoryWealth-Keep Radiants In Commonwealth.esp
254 FE 7a StoryWealth-CPLX-Sorter-WithWeight.esp
254 FE 7b eXofied Depravity - Fallons Refitted.esp
254 FE 7c CCOCheekyCasualsCraftable.esp
254 FE 7d CCOFoxyFactionsCraftable.esp
254 FE 7e CCOSaucySettlersCraftable.esp
254 FE 7f CCOVulgarVillainsCraftable.esp
254 FE 80 Nexus_PMC.esp
130 82 Better_Notes.esp
254 FE 81 3DNPC-CCO.esp
131 83 DarleneDLC.esp
132 84 Publick Occurrences Expanded.esp
254 FE 82 DX Courser X-92 Power Suit.esp
254 FE 83 Defy.esp
254 FE 84 Evil Detective Outfit.esp
133 85 Post Nuclear Girl.esp
134 86 Rebel of Apocalypse.esp
135 87 sarahRageArmor.esp
136 88 Toxic Raider Armour.esp
254 FE 85 TERARogue.esp
137 89 TrueReporter.esp
138 8a tschutschiWardrobe2.esp
254 FE 86 DX_Predator.esp
254 FE 87 T65PA_BOS.esp
254 FE 88 EquippableDogmeatSkinsRedux.esp
254 FE 89 CagebreakerPowerArmor-Flamer.esp
254 FE 8a StoryWealth-eXoArmorsCrafted.esp
254 FE 8b StoryWealth-eXoArmors.esp
254 FE 8c StoryWealth-SorterAddOn.esp
254 FE 8d SS2_XDI Patch.esp
254 FE 8e the library - eXoPatch.esp
139 8b SS2WastelandReconstructionKit.esp
254 FE 8f Lima - Storywealth patch.esp
254 FE 90 DiamondCityExpansion-RedSeat.esp
254 FE 91 XG_CabotHouse_Enhanced_Quests.esp
254 FE 92 Publick Occurrences Expanded - DLC-SS2-UFO4P Patch.esp
254 FE 93 3DNPC_FO4-UFO4P.esp
254 FE 94 luxor8071 HD Texture Pack AIO.esp
254 FE 95 FlaconOil_BA2_2K_Part1.esp
254 FE 96 Langleys HD Texture Workshop.esp
140 8c ValiusHDTextures2K.esp
254 FE 97 Fallout 4 Ultimate Window Overhaul.esp
254 FE 98 FlaconOil_BA2_2K_Part3.esp
254 FE 99 FlaconOil_BA2_2K_Part2.esp
254 FE 9a Thaylar's Power Armor - Rusty 2k Repacked BA2.esp
254 FE 9b Fixed Gobo Effects.esp
254 FE 9c Makeshifttextures.esp
141 8d Minutemen Paint Job.esp
142 8e Grasslands - Healthy.esp
143 8f Natural Grasses & Groundcovers.esp
254 FE 9d WET.esp
254 FE 9e StoryWealth-MinorTweaks.esp
254 FE 9f OutcastsAndRemnants-StoryWealth.esp
144 90 PD_LowerWeapon.esp
254 FE a0 Children of Ug Qualtoth-SrD-Patch.esp
145 91 Configurable Artillery.esp
146 92 DarkerNightsDetection.esp
147 93 LooksMenu.esp
148 94 LooksMirror.esp
149 95 MoreVariedBodyShapesAndSkins.esp
254 FE a1 No_BloodWorm_MoleRats_Scorpion_Teleport-BugFix.esp
254 FE a2 OutcastsAndRemnants-Locations.esp
150 96 PhotoMode.esp
151 97 AzarPonytailHairstyles.esp
254 FE a3 SS2_MagnussonTerminalFix.esp
152 98 SkipHSH1_6.esp
153 99 TheEyesOfBeauty.esp
254 FE a4 DCGuard_Overhaul-3DNPC-FO4Settler.esp
254 FE a5 eXofied Depravity - Barter.esp
254 FE a6 AB-UFO4P-BetterNotes-Patch.esp
254 FE a7 Lore Friendly Posters.esp
254 FE a8 StoryWealth-LFP_DLC_Patch.esp
254 FE a9 Assault Rifle Reanimated.esp
154 9a Better Manufacturing - Menu Organization.esp
254 FE aa CCOEliArmourBench.esp
155 9b KSHairdos.esp
156 9c TrueStormsFO4-FarHarbor.esp
157 9d DarkerNights.esp
158 9e DCRE.esp
254 FE ab DCRE-FixRadio.esp
254 FE ac EveryonesBestFriend.esp
254 FE ad [ARRETH] NoExploderKnowckdown.esp
254 FE ae M8rDisablePipboyEffects.esp
159 9f ZerasPaintings.esp
160 a0 FilledBrahminFeedTroughs.esp
161 a1 cVc Fishery.esp
162 a2 GCM.esp
163 a3 Graffity2ElectricBoogaloo.esp
164 a4 Hairstyles for Male and Female.esp
254 FE af Hidden Armor - Invisible Paint.esp
165 a5 ImmersiveVendors.esp
254 FE b0 eXoKetarosBoardGamesShelf.esp
254 FE b1 eXoKetarosPostCardRack.esp
254 FE b2 StoryWealth-LIFPatch.esp
254 FE b3 Laser Weapon Reanimated.esp
166 a6 LooksMenu Customization Compendium.esp
254 FE b4 LMBTOverlays.esp
254 FE b5 LootableCars-eXtraDurable.esp
167 a7 KSHairdos_oel.esp
168 a8 DLC items to manufacturing.esp
254 FE b6 No More Fake Puddles - Nuka World 1-0.esp
169 a9 TrueStormsFO4-NukaWorld-FH-Compat.esp
170 aa OCDecorator.esp
171 ab OCDecoratorDLC.esp
172 ac OCDispenser.esp
173 ad OWR_CraftableDecor.esp
174 ae OWR_CraftableDecor_CW.esp
254 FE b7 SS2-PraRandomAddon-FIS.esp
254 FE b8 Quieter Settlements - Contraptions.esp
254 FE b9 Quieter Settlements - Vanilla.esp
254 FE ba Quieter Settlements - Wasteland Workshop.esp
254 FE bb RadRifleReload.esp
175 af RutahTattooPack_FO4.esp
254 FE bc DOOMThatGun.esp
254 FE bd DOOMThatGun-3dScopes.esp
176 b0 KSHairdosExtra.esp
177 b1 The Eyes Of Beauty.esp
178 b2 Vault-Tec Workshop Overhaul Redux.esp
179 b3 Vault88 - Essentials.esp
254 FE be eXoMagazineShelf.esp
254 FE bf WattzLaserGunPAFootstepFix.esp
180 b4 cVc Dead Wasteland 6 DLC.esp
181 b5 cVc Dead Wasteland 6 DLC2.esp
182 b6 cVc Dead Wasteland 6 DLC3.esp
254 FE c0 eXoNukaGirlOutfit.esp
254 FE c1 Backpacks of the Commonwealth - Sneak Fix.esp
183 b7 CF_AtomicWarlord_CBBE.esp
184 b8 HN66-SiriusArmor.esp
185 b9 T51_Sakura_Paint.esp
186 ba HN66Fo4_EasyGirl_BS.esp
254 FE c2 MGRemesh.esp
254 FE c3 Backpacks of the Commonwealth - PerkFix.esp
254 FE c4 Minigun - Spun Up.esp
254 FE c5 PMC_extended.esp
254 FE c6 T51_TigerClaw_Paint.esp
254 FE c7 Tactical Flashlights - Settings.esp
254 FE c8 StoryWealth-PipBoySettings.esp
187 bb Live Dismemberment - Brutal.esp
188 bc Live Dismemberment - Insane-o.esp
189 bd Live Dismemberment - Liebermode.esp
190 be Live Dismemberment - Mental.esp
191 bf Live Dismemberment - Mind-Blowing.esp
192 c0 Live Dismemberment - POSTAL.esp
193 c1 Live Dismemberment - Regular.esp
194 c2 dD-Enhanced Blood Basic.esp
254 FE c9 StartMeUpShaunDefaultAppearance.esp
254 FE ca StoryWealth-eXoArmorsCraftedSkimpy.esp
254 FE cb StoryWealth-eXoArmorsCraftedSorter.esp
254 FE cc StoryWealth-eXoMagazineBalance.esp
254 FE cd 3dscopes-defaultreticle.esp
254 FE ce 3dscopes-replacer-gyrojet.esp
254 FE cf StoryWealth-TrueStorms-DarkerNightsPatch.esp
254 FE d0 FGEP-Legendary.esp
254 FE d1 Legendary, rearmed - Explosive.esp
254 FE d2 Legendary, rearmed - Wattz.esp
254 FE d3 MaxwellsWorl-Sorter.esp
254 FE d4 MaxwellsWorl-eXoXDIPatch.esp
254 FE d5 Mk41GyrojetHMG - A StoryWealth Patch.esp
254 FE d6 eXofied Settlers.esp
254 FE d7 PRP-SS2.esp
254 FE d8 PRP-Vault120.esp
254 FE d9 Nability - IAF A Diamond City Story Patch.esp
254 FE da Nability - IAF Outcasts And Remnants Patch.esp
254 FE db Nability - IAF Tales from the Commonwealth Patch.esp
254 FE dc IAF - Far Harbor & Nuka World.esp
195 c3 Realistic_conversations.esp
196 c4 Realistic Death Physics - ALL DLC.esp
254 FE dd RBValentineJawSync.esp
254 FE de 4estGimp - Weapon Death Drop Fix.esp
254 FE df StoryWealth-WATM-Patch.esp
254 FE e0 StoryWealth-ChemlabSorted.esp
254 FE e1 StoryWealth-eXoWeaponsModern-Sorter.esp
254 FE e2 StoryWealth-eXoWeaponsSorter.esp
254 FE e3 StoryWealth Undergroundhideout SrD-Patch - FormID List.esp
197 c5 StartMeUp.esp
198 c6 StartMeUpNukaWorldPatch.esp
254 FE e4 BostonFPSFixAIO.esp
199 c7 EnhancedLightsandFX.esp
254 FE e5 PLI_USAF_Satellite_Station_Olivia.esp
254 FE e6 ELFX-PreVis.esp
254 FE e7 PLI-StoryWealth.esp
254 FE e8 ELFX-eXoPatch.esp
254 FE e9 DiamondCity-ELFX-PreVis.esp
254 FE ea StoryWealth-eXoteriorFixPatch.esp
254 FE eb StoryWealth-CellDataPatch.esp
254 FE ec PLI-MoreRaiders.esp
254 FE ed ELFX-Hunkered Down.esp
254 FE ee ELFX-Phase4DLC.esp
254 FE ef ELFX-PointLookout.esp
254 FE f0 ELFX-3DNPC.esp
254 FE f1 ELFX-3DNPC-OAR.esp
254 FE f2 ELFX-IntWayneGorski.esp
254 FE f3 ELFX-Firelance2.5.esp
254 FE f4 RotPP-eXoPatch.esp
254 FE f5 StoryWealth-eXoSorterPatch.esp
200 c8 InteriorsEnhanced-All-In-One.esp
254 FE f6 Bashed Patch, 0.esp
I hope someone can help me.
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2023.05.24 05:27 User_3971 RCA/MHA/CCA/PSE: Skip the line! Career jobs posted within. 5-23 rollup.

Good afternoon. Brief listing of CAREER JOBS pulled from for your convenience. Tell HR User_3971 sent you, let's see if they pay more than .25¢ per head. NOTE: Maintenance jobs are drying up - the In Service Register may finally be seeing results for our already career people.

Some jobs may be part-time regular however all listed jobs should qualify for federal benefits from day one. To save text I have only listed the location and date of posting for each. Use the posting number for your search term. LC and MM are entry-level Maintenance. Here is a Maint overview and here is Exam 955 info. You can DO it!

NOTE: USPS NEVER charges a fee for entrance exams. If payment is requested during the application process, walk the fuck away, go to and APPLY THERE. We even has a video walkthrough prepared.

Laborer Custodial:
MOUNT IDA AR NC11361986 05/20/2023
MADISON WI NC11362475 05/20/2023
JERSEY CITY NJ NC11359640 05/20/2023
ENGLAND AR NC11361592 05/20/2023
FALMOUTH KY NC11362115 05/20/2023
KEARNY NJ NC11362389 05/20/2023
HYANNIS MA NC11362820 05/20/2023
NORTH ADAMS MA NC11363342 05/20/2023
SAINT PETERS MO NC11363346 05/20/2023
CATHEDRAL CITY CA NC11356186 05/13/2023
CHESTERFIELD MO NC11362819 05/20/2023

Maintenance Mechanic:
SCARBOROUGH ME NC11356424 05/20/2023
PONTIAC MI NC11358962 05/18/2023
EAGAN MN NC11357944 05/17/2023
CAROL STREAM IL NC11361583 05/20/2023
SHREWSBURY MA NC11362170 05/20/2023
MEMPHIS TN NC11353368 05/12/2023
MELVILLE NY NC11362824 05/20/2023
SEATTLE WA NC11361100 05/20/2023
MILWAUKEE WI NC11344743 05/16/2023
CHICAGO IL NC11362119 05/20/2023
SAN JOSE CA NC11361494 05/20/2023
PENSACOLA FL NC11358988 05/20/2023
MEMPHIS TN NC11353630 05/12/2023
KEARNY NJ NC11362476 05/20/2023
JERSEY CITY NJ NC11363340 05/20/2023
HARRISBURG PA NC11361154 05/20/2023

Special! Interesting Maintenance Jobs: (may be skills required)

Maintenance Mechanic MPE:
WAITE PARK MN NC11358051 05/17/2023
JACKSONVILLE FL NC11362822 05/20/2023
NORTH READING MA NC11358713 05/20/2023
KEARNY NJ NC11362199 05/20/2023

Building Equipment Mechanic:
NORTH READING MA NC11358960 05/20/2023
SHREWSBURY MA NC11362197 05/20/2023
BEAUMONT TX NC11357661 05/20/2023

General Clerk VMF:
INDIANAPOLIS IN NC11353401 05/12/2023

Garage Assistant:
STERLING VA NC11356189 05/13/2023

Electronic Technician:
DETROIT MI NC11358998 05/19/2023
FOREST PARK IL NC11363345 05/20/2023
GRAND RAPIDS MI NC11358996 05/20/2023
MILWAUKEE WI NC11344856 05/16/2023
SAINT LOUIS MO NC11362196 05/20/2023
KINGSFORD MI NC11359632 05/20/2023
PENSACOLA FL NC11358718 05/20/2023
BETHPAGE NY NC11358714 Pricing 05/20/2023
MANKATO MN NC11361950 05/20/2023
BEAUMONT TX NC11357928 05/20/2023
CHICAGO IL NC11362167 05/20/2023

NON-Maintenance jerbs:

PINE VALLEY CA NC11359493 05/18/2023
LINDEN TN NC11359072 05/18/2023
PENNSBORO WV NC11363443 05/22/2023
LANAI CITY HI NC11363428 05/20/2023
GROVE CITY PA NC11360798 05/19/2023
QUITMAN TX NC11362823 05/20/2023
MISSION SD NC11362165 05/20/2023
MEEKER CO NC11363439 05/20/2023
GLENROCK WY NC11363438 05/20/2023
DAYTON TX NC11362387 05/22/2023
SANDY HOOK KY NC11363444 05/22/2023
ROSS CA NC11358708 05/18/2023
LISBON IA NC11360897 05/19/2023
EAGLE CO NC11363436 05/20/2023
DE LEON TX NC11362821 05/20/2023
CHENOA IL NC11361153 05/19/2023
CANAAN NH NC11360479 05/19/2023
BUNA TX NC11362381 05/22/2023
PRESIDIO TX NC11360896 05/19/2023
PALACIOS TX NC11362377 05/22/2023
OROVILLE WA NC11359994 05/19/2023
HOLBROOK AZ NC11363316 05/21/2023
ROCKSPRINGS TX NC11361161 05/19/2023
BERRYVILLE AR NC11360673 05/19/2023
MARSHALL AR NC11360674 05/19/2023
EUREKA SD NC11363853 05/21/2023
BUFFALO SD NC11362198 05/20/2023
BANDON OR NC11355089 05/13/2023
WHITE OAK TX NC11360468 05/19/2023
WEBBERVILLE MI NC11360764 05/19/2023
SANBORN IA NC11362116 05/20/2023
OMAHA TX NC11358964 05/18/2023
GIRARD PA NC11359215 05/18/2023
GEORGETOWN IN NC11362326 05/20/2023
FULTON MD NC11359637 05/22/2023
ELIZABETHTOWN IN NC11362112 05/20/2023
BATH MI NC11360766 05/19/2023
SANDY LAKE PA NC11359221 05/18/2023
AVON CO NC11361589 05/20/2023
PERRY FL NC11359209 05/19/2023
HAVANA FL NC11359205 05/19/2023
CORONA DEL MAR CA NC11363425 05/20/2023

City Carrier:
BELMONT CA NC11357266 05/18/2023
BRIGHTON CO NC11361488 05/19/2023
CHESWICK PA NC11361815 05/20/2023
DAMASCUS MD NC11361983 05/21/2023
DELMAR NY NC11362482 05/20/2023
DOVER NH NC11359601 05/18/2023
DULUTH MN NC11362478 05/20/2023
GLENSHAW PA NC11361824 05/20/2023
LYNNWOOD WA NC11357263 05/23/2023
MANCHESTER NH NC11359602 05/18/2023
MILL VALLEY CA NC11358979 05/18/2023
MILLBRAE CA NC11358187 05/18/2023
PACIFICA CA NC11358190 05/18/2023
PITTSBURGH PA NC11358995 05/23/2023
READING PA NC11358987 05/18/2023
SAN BRUNO CA NC11358196 05/18/2023
SAN CARLOS CA NC11358123 05/18/2023
SAN JOSE CA NC11358999 05/23/2023
SAN RAFAEL CA NC11358978 05/18/2023
SANTA CLARA CA NC11358983 05/19/2023
SCARBOROUGH ME NC11357659 05/17/2023
SUNNYVALE CA NC11358982 05/19/2023
WEST CHESTER PA NC11357658 05/18/2023
WHEAT RIDGE CO NC11358977 05/17/2023
REDWOOD CITY CA NC11358063 05/18/2023
RICHMOND CA NC11357935 05/17/2023
SAN LEANDRO CA NC11348687 05/18/2023
VALLEJO CA NC11348691 05/18/2023
WALTHAM MA NC11358974 05/23/2023
EAST PALO ALTO CA NC11358956 05/19/2023
INDIANAPOLIS IN NC11358972 05/23/2023
MALVERN PA NC11358961 05/18/2023
COHOES NY NC11359123 05/23/2023
ELLSWORTH ME NC11362174 05/20/2023
HANOVER PARK IL NC11363440 05/22/2023
JAMAICA PLAIN MA NC11359052 05/23/2023
LAKE FOREST IL NC11348603 05/14/2023
LITTLETON CO NC11359490 05/23/2023
MANCHESTER MA NC11363448 05/22/2023
MILPITAS CA NC11358711 05/19/2023
MONROE NY NC11362814 05/20/2023
NASHUA NH NC11359579 05/18/2023
NORTHGLENN CO NC11359480 05/23/2023
SAINT PAUL MN NC11359054 05/23/2023
SAN ANSELMO CA NC11358707 05/18/2023
ALLENTOWN PA NC11358846 05/18/2023
ARVADA CO NC11358950 05/22/2023
BELVEDERE TIBURON CA NC11358952 05/18/2023
BURLINGAME CA NC11357413 05/18/2023
CHELSEA MA NC11358973 05/23/2023
CORTE MADERA CA NC11358953 05/18/2023
HALF MOON BAY CA NC11358054 05/18/2023
HARRISBURG PA NC11361584 05/20/2023
LAKEWOOD CO NC11359456 05/23/2023
LOS GATOS CA NC11358712 05/19/2023
LOWELL MA NC11363449 05/22/2023
MALDEN MA NC11358970 05/23/2023
MENLO PARK CA NC11358061 05/18/2023
MOUNTAIN VIEW CA NC11358958 05/19/2023
NEWTOWN CT NC11362124 05/20/2023
RICHMOND CA NC11348685 05/18/2023
SAN FRANCISCO CA NC11359069 05/23/2023
SAN MATEO CA NC11358847 05/18/2023
SANTA CRUZ CA NC11358959 05/19/2023
SARATOGA CA NC11358957 05/19/2023
SARATOGA SPRINGS NY NC11361579 05/20/2023
SAUSALITO CA NC11358954 05/18/2023
WALNUT CREEK CA NC11348693 05/18/2023
WATERLOO IA NC11351878 05/19/2023
SOUTH SEATTLE WA NC11359497 05/23/2023
CENTRAL SEATTLE WA NC11359420 05/23/2023
NORTH SEATTLE WA NC11359423 05/23/2023
KANSAS CITY MO NC11359206 05/23/2023
PORTLAND ME NC11357785 05/17/2023
ZELIENOPLE PA NC11361581 05/20/2023

Rural Carrier:
LEHI UT NC11361155 05/19/2023
CHANHASSEN MN NC11364665 05/21/2023
CARBONDALE CO NC11365067 05/22/2023
LEBANON PA NC11363445 05/21/2023
STARBUCK MN NC11364738 05/22/2023
SNOHOMISH WA NC11358121 05/23/2023
ROSEAU MN NC11364741 05/22/2023
ROCHESTER MN NC11364740 05/22/2023
MAPLE VALLEY WA NC11359402 05/22/2023
BATTLE LAKE MN NC11364743 05/22/2023
WAITSFIELD VT NC11363116 05/20/2023

Motor Vehicle Operator:
PORTLAND OR P&DC NC11363113 05/20/2023
SEATTLE WA P&DC NC11363112 05/20/2023
MORGAN NY P&DC NC11363109 05/20/2023
OAKLAND CA P&DC NC11363114 05/20/2023

Tractor Trailer Operator:
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No experience necessary for the laborer custodial or maintenance mechanic positions. It helps on the interview but you can surely think of maintenance related experience to relay for an interview. Based on fixing things around your house, the car etc. Always mention working safely.

Pro tip: You can apply for any job that has an exam opening and the test is administered local to yourself. Make sure you're serious and score decently; you can turn down the job offer. Keep a physical copy of your exam score, I believe they are good for two years.
The reason is: These job postings can be posted externally at capacity for testing, meaning they will not allow you to take the exam if they have enough qualified applicants. However, if you have a test score on the books, you are a qualified applicant.

Explanation of MVO/TTO to save time:
MVO= CDL B Can only drive box trucks on public roads, can drive anything for moves on postal property.
TTO= CDL A Can drive anything.

USPS provides the training. (Maintenance jobs at least. TTO and management...GOOD LUCK)

You don't have to be crazy to work here. We'll train you. Everything but proper email usage.
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2023.05.24 01:37 coffyrocket Leaked Plot Synopsis, Edited for Improved Readability

I ran LunekJones' synopsis through ChatGPT — it's known to "hallucinate" and get things not-quite-right, but I find the errors interesting. Somehow it interpreted certain negative comments as positive, then spun them differently in the edit. Maybe because my prompts were about "improving" the text. This is NOT intended as a "fan creation," merely as an aid to the original post. Anyway. Enjoy.

Leaked Plot Synopsis
Improved Readability Edit, 5/23/23
by LunekJones and ChatGPT
Original Post

Lucasfilm. Paramount. Disney — and the castle cross-dissolves into a baleful BAVARIAN SCHLOSS, dark and crenelated, spires piercing a glowering dusk.
We’re in GERMANY, at a particularly rotten moment: 1944 A.D.
Lightning strobes and darkness overtakes us. We endure a tense, silent pause before — KA-BASH!, a door smashes open, center frame, and we careen through the opening into an adjoining cavernous chamber. When our whiplash subsides it dawns on us that we’re now somewhere inside the gothic edifice.
Our POV is certain, deliberate, purposeful — a confident stride toward a most peculiar tableau vivant at the opposite end of this medieval banquet hall. Quick intercuts give half-second glimpses of our patented jackboots, the hilt of our gleaming Luger, our embroidered insignia and shimmering medals — our whole panoply of fear and death. We are brutality incarnate, a grim SS Oberführer — the film’s antagonist? — racing to intercept a cordon of gruff underlings presently barely restraining a quarrelsome Young Nazi.
Off their superior’s subtle look, the lead stalhhelm rips a burlap shroud from the bucking bronco’s face, revealing:
looking exactly as he should, undoubtedly the final result of the most ambitious de-aging ever dared. It’s even better than Dark Fate’s young Sarah Connor — better than Mando’s Season 3 Luke. It’s like footage from an Indy movie shot in 1995 except you know it can’t be that because IMDb insists no such film exists.
All this while the castle is under heavy fire, a churn of chaos, bellweather of impending Axis defeat.
FAR OUTSIDE, in a fog-wreathed pine forest, BASIL SHAW catches glimpses of the towering fortress through tangles of moss and branch. His beady eyes dart everywhere — he is anxiety made flesh.
INSIDE, the Nazi officer, examining Indy's notes, questions why he was interested in stealing the Lance of Longinus, a prized artifact coveted by Hitler himself, as it was believed to be the lance used in the crucifixion of Christ. At some point, physicist JÜRGEN VOLLER appears, and briefly glances at the Lance before it is taken away, suggesting he notices something significant. The exchange concludes with the officer ordering Indy's removal, triumphantly stating, “To the victor go the spoils.”
Sadly, Basil — a studious Oxonian unsuited for close-quarters combat — is captured by Nazis (and their inevitable hunting dogs) and taken aboard a train leaving the castle, which is now on the brink of total destruction.
Indy finds himself about to be lynched by the bad guys. Fortunately for him, a gravity bomb drops into the room, slowly descending multiple floors before exploding, killing his would-be executioners — but leaving Indy high and dry, hanging by the rope around his neck. Miraculously, he manages to escape. It's an incredibly tense sequence.
On the train, Voller’s words carry no weight. He tries and fails to relate his revelations to the Oberführer. Soon, Basil Shaw finds himself under interrogation by the very same man. Somewhere not far away, Indiana — of course — takes the long road, delivering truly imaginative feats of derring-do along the way, squeezing every drop of value from his tattered Nazi disguise. It’s one thrilling action sequence after another, culminating with one of the sidecars (there are so many sidecars) getting sheared in half. Indy successfully boards the train (I believe this is the first time we catch a stab of the Raiders motif) and starches numberless brownshirts along the way, each felled by the satisfying pulp soundboard Ben Burtt so lovingly gifted us 42 years ago. As he progresses through the interior of the train, enfilade style, car to car, he recovers the Lance of Longinus . . . only to discover it's a replica. He also comes across a multitude of “precious valuables, your highness” and antiquities “recovered” by the AHNENERBE, the same division responsible for questing after the Ark and the Grail, which makes me wonder if the train is this movie’s nod to old rumored “lost Nazi treasure-caches” transported on their much-vaunted railways — like the Amber Room or any number of illusory “gold trains.”
Voller loses his patience and informs the Nazi officer that the Lance is a fake, much to Hitler's forthcoming disappointment. Voller begins discussing the Dial of Destiny and reveals a fragment of it, suggesting it would be of greater interest to Hitler. While his cohorts’ expressions are leaden and unreadable, an obvious glow of interest begins to radiate from Basil Shaw. Right about then Indy manages to locate the train car where Basil is being held captive. Indy routs his captors as Basil drops some very kinetic exposition to Indy about the Dial, and together, they escape to the train's roof. Indy incapacitates Voller with a surprise punch and steals the Dial. On the roof, they witness Allied dive bombers attacking the train, liquefying many aspiring fascists in the process. Just when it seems they are about to escape, the Nazi officer confronts them in a bluish haze. Indy fights him, trying to keep his head attached as the train plows through a chain of hazardous tunnels.
Indy skillfully whips his enemy’s pistol free and tosses it to Basil, signaling him to shoot. In the heat of the moment, Basil accidentally fires at Indy instead. Indy retaliates by throwing the Nazi officer off the roof, brandishing the Dial in the air and reclaiming the rancid officer’s one-liner, “To the victor go the spoils.” Finally, Indy and Basil can take a breath, out of immediate danger . . .
. . . until Voller reappears, armed with a gun, and demands that Indy hand over the Dial. Indy hurls him the bag containing the Dial, giving the impression that Voller is about to escape. But just as Voller seems on the verge of getting away, he is struck by a roadside structure near the tracks—an accidental echo of the tactic young Indy used to evade Fedora in LAST CRUSADE. Indy narrowly avoids the same fate by maneuvering the train through the turns.
While Indy and Basil desperately attempt to signal the Allied planes for rescue, the planes “rapidly disassemble” the bridge ahead by fire and fury, forcing the pair to jump. After they — naturally — emerge scathless, Basil expresses regret that Indy had to surrender the Dial to Voller, but Indy reveals that he only threw him the bag, having never relinquished the genuine article.
The scene concludes with a poignant shot of Indy resting his arm on Basil's shoulder under the bridge as they gaze upon the smoldering trainwreck, the war nearly done, young Tommies raising a victory flag over the spoils.
The story swiftly transitions from the 1944 flashback to 1969. The camera roves across what must be Indiana Jones’ dingy New York City apartment, and we catch glimpses of other rooms — all loaded with intriguing easter eggs and art department shenanegans — hi, Sean — before settling on the man himself, out like a light. Notably, there is a black and white photo of Marion on Indy's (lead lined?) fridge from their RAIDERS days . . . not far from their finalized divorce papers.
Indy abruptly wakes up when he hears MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR blasting loudly from a downstairs neighbor’s pad. He shouts at him through the window, but his complaints go unheard as the neighbor is preoccupied with friends, starting up a hippie happening. After a brief shot of Indy shirtless, he puts on an old tee, grabs a bat, heads downstairs with malice aforethought. The beatnik sees Indy as none more significant than his crochety upstairs neighbor and continues party prep, unfazed. Indy expresses his frustration, pointing out that it's early and he has to work. The neighbor is indignant and mocks him, seemingly skeptical that Indy still has a job. He dismissively tells Indy to “f—k off” because it's “space day,” referring to the ticker tape parade for the returning Apollo astronauts.
The scene cuts to Indy preparing coffee in his apartment, “accidentally” spilling something slightly more adult into it. He shields himself from Marion’s judgment, stifling her picture with a fridge magnet. Determined, Indy leaves his place (the Irish street shot from the trailer) and takes the subway alongside a child dressed as a cosmonaut. He arrives at Hunter College — you read that right — where he opens a class on Archimedes. There's a humorous moment when a student expresses interest by exclaiming, "Syracuse?!" — and Indy clarifies he's referring to Syracuse in Sicily, not the local variant. The rest of the students are bored or hungover or both, and nobody participates when Indy tries to engage them — nobody except HELENA SHAW, who brims with Archimedean erudition and general archaeological affinity.
Indy enthusiastically discusses the clever weapons devised by Archimedes during the great siege of Syracuse, which ultimately led to the Greek victory over the Romans. However, the class is interrupted when other students come into the class rolling a TV set to watch the parade. Indy’s heart leaves the room and he follows it. Afterward, Helena discreetly stalks Indy to the professors' corner of the university, where his is assaulted by a surprise “tenth anniversary” party and rewarded for his service with a cheap anniversary clock.
Indy is bemused by the gift, remarking something along the lines of "thanks for burdening me with all these years” (forgive my English, it was some sort of time-related pun, apropos of the plot). As he walks out onto the street, fringed in destitution and “the unhoused,” he unceremoniously offloads the clock to the first beggar he sees.
Seeking solace, Indy enters a bar — we can’t see the full marquee but we absolutely spot the letters “OB” and “AN” — and starts knocking them back. Helena follows his trail, while MASON is secretly following Helena.
In another scene, KLABER (played by Boyd Holbrook) is shown in a New York City hotel room, attempting to learn German from a book. A waiter enters the room looking for Professor Schimdt, mistaking Klaber for him. Klaber points to Voller, who is observing the parade preparations from the window, and sarcastically tells the waiter that the Americans went to the moon thanks to Voller. We also catch a glimpse of the giant man who works for Voller. There is a tense and revealing exchange between Voller and the waiter, as Voller asks about the waiter's origin in a racist manner (due to the waiter being black), and the waiter responds that he is from the Bronx. When Voller inquires if he fought for his country, the waiter reveals that he served in WWII, handling cannons for the Allies. At this point, Voller may express the belief that the Allies didn't win the war, but rather, Hitler lost it. Regardless, it becomes evident that Voller never gave up his Third Reich ideology.
Back in the bar, Helena and Indy engage in a discussion about the Archimedes Dial and Basil Shaw's obsession with it. Helena reveals that she has recently become an archaeologist herself and appears to possess extensive knowledge about the Dial. She confesses that she is searching for it and knows that her father and Indy lost it in a river in the French Alps. Indy, skeptical, repeatedly asks her if she remembers their last encounter when she was a child, but she evades giving a direct answer. He also questions her motive for pursuing the Dial that drove her father to madness, but she tries to persuade him by emphasizing the allure of a great adventure. Indy is cold to her pitch. He also appears shocked to learn of Basil's death, although it remains unclear whether Basil has been deceased for a significant period or not.
Nonetheless Indy reluctantly becomes drawn into their discussion about Archimedes, particularly when the Dial is mentioned again. They decide to return to the university and head to the locked room of antiquities. Inside, Indy opens a drawer and reveals the part of the Dial that was seen in the 1944 flashback. They reiterate that there is a missing piece that is needed to complete the Dial, and Indy mentions that Basil believed the Dial possessed time-related powers. He also discovers old letters from Basil, realizing that his friend had written numerous times about the Dial, although Indy confesses he hadn't read all of them.
It is revealed that Klaber is working with Mason, but their methods seem to diverge. Klaber and his associates break into Indy's personal office, where one of Indy's colleagues, the lady with glasses from the earlier surprise party, questions their actions and grows suspicious. In response, they ruthlessly shoot her on the spot. Another colleague enters the room and meets the same fate, both falling victim to the brutal and menacing nature of the intruders. This egregious act establishes Klaber and his associates as dangerous and threatening villains, though some early-GoT cojones might have been preferable, rather than merely validating our suspicions about which characters are protected by plot armor (more on that later).
Finally, Klaber sneaks into the room where Indy and Helena are still discussing the Dial. Helena realizes the danger and escapes via the roof, while Klaber confronts Indy at gunpoint. As Helena makes her escape, Indy manages to tip over the shelves, trapping the intruders just as Mason discovers the dead professors. Indy stumbles upon his deceased colleague and is visibly shaken, attempting to call the police but getting caught by the villains. The scene ends with a shot of the phone made red by Indy’s bloodied hands.
Helena successfully escapes on the roof while Indy is hustled into a van by Klaber and his fellow CIA operatives. Indy quickly realizes their affiliation. However, as they drive, the driver nearly crashes into a barrier blocking the parade and is forced to turn back. In doing so, they collide with a taxi, causing a commotion. They are then forced to continue on foot. They find themselves amidst a peace protest, and Indy seizes the opportunity to blend in with the crowd. He shouts a peace slogan, snatches a placard, and strikes his kidnappers with it. In response, Klaber fires his gun into the air, scattering the frightened crowd.
Indy spots a police officer nearby, close to his horse, and urgently asks for help. Thinking quickly — shades of Arnie in TRUE LIES — Indy steals the police officer's horse and initiates a chase through the parade. The scene is brief but exhilarating, with CGI head-replacement barely perceptible — a marked improvement over the trailer. The chase transitions into the subway, where Indy narrowly escapes one train and manages to evade another on the opposite track. He arrives at the next station and passes his horse's reins to a woman, drily instructing her to take care of it. Indy casually composes himself and boards the train just as Mason arrives on the scene. To an astonished fellow passenger, Indy remarks, “The subway’s faster.” Native New Yorkers everywhere roll their eyes.
Later, at night, Indy watches a news report in front of a TV store, discovering that he is being framed for the murders of his colleagues. Sallah joins the story here — my memory of exactly how is murky. The scene transitions to Sallah's apartment, where Indy meets Sallah's grandchildren and surprisingly unforced, uncontrived exposition informs us that Indy assisted their family in emigrating to the US during the war. Sallah expresses eternal gratitude for Indy's help.
Sallah then drives Indy to the airport, where Indy plans to travel to Tangiers. He suspects Helena will attempt to sell the Dial at an antiquities auction organized by local mobsters there. Voller knows this too and, in classic fashion, getting there will be a race between good and evil.
At the airport, Sallah regales us with his deep-timbered voice, expressing his wistful longing for the sea, the desert, and adventure, but Indy dismisses those days as long gone. He insists that his current situation is not an adventure and, agonizingly, declines Sallah's offer to help. Here comes the “Give them hell” piece, and an inauspicious beat as Indy is nearly paved by a car. He and Sallah exchange concerned glances.
During the plane ride, Indy takes a moment to enjoy an “adult beverage” and contemplates his reflection in the window. This triggers a flashback to his last encounter with Basil Shaw and Helena as a child. In the flashback, Indy appears younger, unimprovably de-aged to his fifties. He has a tense exchange with Basil in his office, where Basil attempts to destroy a part of the Dial, underscoring how unthinkably dangerous it is. Indy intervenes and saves the piece from destruction. Basil asks Indy to promise to destroy it, and Helena overhears their conversation, revealing that she knew from the beginning that Indy possessed the Dial and had broken his promise to Basil.
As Indy leaves in his car, Helena rushes after him to return his hat. Indy assures her that her father will be okay, despite a burgeoning mental instability neither of them can truly predict. He promises to keep her informed but seemingly fails to fulfill that promise at the cost of Basil’s sanity, leading to Helena's anger and resentment. The flashback ends with Helena gazing at her own reflection as a child during her flight to Morocco.
The scene transitions to the traditional Indiana Jones
slightly modernized, delineating Indy's trek to Tangiers. The stage is set for his quest to recover the missing piece of the Dial and confront the consequences of his broken promise to Basil Shaw.
Onboard Voller's plane, Mason informs him that the CIA can no longer allow him to pursue his quest for the Dial. The recent killings of professors at Hunter College by Klaber's men and Voller's abandonment of a meeting with the US president in Los Angeles have prompted this decision. As some CIA members are about to redirect the plane back to the US, Klaber and his men deploy tear gas, overpowering them. Someone, possibly Voller, shoots Mason, resulting in her death. It is a surprising turn of events, as Mason's role appeared to have more significance. Maybe this has cojones after all.
In Tangiers, Indy disguises himself and enters the bar where Helena intends to sell the Dial in the backroom auction. Not long enough later, Voller enters the bar. Indy, Helena, and Voller engage in the trailer’s conversation about capitalism, with Voller seemingly unaware of Indy's identity despite having consulted his CIA file in New York. Intriguing sidebar: Anthony Ingruber is prominently featured as one of the bidders — but, despite cineastic expectations, this particular setup for a surefire Chekov’s gun . . . never delivers, and he is never seen again.
The scene quickly escalates into action as Indy showcases his (100% practical) whip skills and gunshots ring out, as seen in the trailer. The chase for the Dial commences, featuring several twists and a fast-paced sequence. Eventually, Voller obtains the Dial, and Indy and Helena pursue his car. However, they are confronted by Helena's former fiancé, a local mobster who intends to kill her. I want to note that, far from the hyper-progressive martinet anticipated by far-right Twitter, Helena is portrayed as an avaricious gloryhound, a loudly and proudly capitalistic character openly driven by money, having stolen the Dial to resell it to the highest bidder. TEDDY — a pilot in training — comes to their rescue using a tuk-tuk (autorickshaw), sparking off a thrilling chase. Indy, Helena, and Teddy each take turns driving it. Eventually, Voller and his gang reach a helicopter, while Indy's tuk-tuk succumbs to the damage it sustained during the pursuit.
Indy and Helena engage in a spirited debate about their respective roles and usefulness in their quest for the Dial. They mention the need to find an artifact (the name of which escapes me) that holds clues to the location where Archimedes may have hidden the other part of the Dial. Deciphering this artifact requires a Greek code, and interestingly, there are two codes — one that Indy can translate and another that Helena can decipher. They believe the artifact is somewhere in the Aegean Sea, and Indy gains an advantage by revealing that he knows someone with a boat and diving skills. They then meet Antonio Banderas' character, RENALDO, and together they embark on a search for the artifact aboard his boat.
During a poignant nighttime scene on the boat, Helena poses a thought-provoking question to Indy: If the Dial possessed the power of time travel, which historical event would he choose to witness? Indy candidly confesses that he would prevent his son's tragic death in Nam (“he enlisted just to piss me off”) — which ultimately caused immense pain and led to the collapse of his marriage. Helena is deeply moved by his response and finds herself at a loss for words. We are, too.
At some point, possibly during this scene, Indy, while re-reading Basil's letter on the plane, makes a realization. Among Basil's notes, he discovers two dates of significance: 08/20/39, which marked the onset of World War II, and another date, 08/20/39, which is just a few days away. It becomes clear that Basil believed Archimedes, through mathematical calculations, had uncovered the Dial's ability to predict temporal anomalies in the sky. Once deciphered, the Dial could potentially facilitate time travel, allowing individuals to reach specific points in time and jump to different temporal periods.
The next morning, Indy, Renaldo, and Helena prepare for their underwater exploration, aware of the time limit of three minutes below the surface. Tension fills the air as they venture into the depths, searching for the artifact. The scene intensifies when eels emerge from the artifact, causing a momentary fright for Indy, who earlier expressed his unease with snakes to Teddy.
Meanwhile, Voller and his crew arrive in another boat and seize the artifact just as Indy, Helena, and Renaldo emerge from the water. Voller demands that Indy translate the Greek code on the artifact, but Indy refuses. In a chilling display, Voller coldly executes Renaldo in front of Indy as a means of coercion. In response, Helena strikes a deal with Voller, offering to translate the code in exchange for a monetary agreement once they locate the missing part of the Dial.
Indy is disheartened by Helena's actions but soon realizes that she has concealed dynamite, previously obtained from Renaldo’s boat, in her capacious back pocket. As Helena engages Voller in conversation, she cleverly passes Indy a cigarette, enabling him to discreetly light the fuse on the dynamite. While Helena deciphers the riddle and explains its connection to Archimedes' history, stating that the missing part of the Dial is located in the Alexandria Library in Greece, she hurls the dynamite down into the galley, causing a powerful explosion.
Indy, Teddy, and Helena make their escape on Voller’s yacht, but Helena is jubilant about her daring move. More somber than he used to be, Indy solemnly reminds her that they have just lost a friend. As they reflect on their next move, they realize that the artifact was not fully explored. By burning it, they uncover its true form and an encoded message that only Indy can decipher. They decipher the message and discover that their next destination is Sicily, specifically Archimedes' tomb.
Unbeknownst to them, Voller, observing their westward trajectory instead of heading east as planned, deduces their true destination and decides to follow them, determined to retrieve the dial's missing part. He sets his boat in pursuit, unwilling to let them slip away.
The stage is set for a thrilling race against time as Indy, Helena, and Teddy head to Sicily while being relentlessly pursued by Voller and his crew. The stakes are high as they navigate treacherous waters and strive to unlock the mysteries of Archimedes' tomb before their adversaries catch up.
SICILY, 1969 A.D.
Indy takes some necessary supplies for their exploration of the Cave of Dionysos, where they believe the Dial is hidden. In the meantime, Teddy remarks to Helena that she is now under Indiana's command. Helena denies this, asserting her autonomy and intention to sell any valuable artifacts they find during their quest, as Indy had mentioned that the artifact should ultimately be in a museum (very much the character dynamics of Atlantis: The Lost Empire). Teddy, distracted, decides to pilfer money from a teenager to buy gelato but never gets the chance — Voller and his men abduct him.
Indy realizes Teddy's predicament and devises a plan with Helena to use Teddy's knowledge of the artifact to gain access to the Dial, thereby ensuring his safety. They steal a wedding car and rush to the cave, which happens to be a tourist attraction open to the public. Arriving ahead of their pursuers, they decipher the riddle and determine that the Dial is concealed in the part of the cave with the most pronounced echo. Spotting a crescent moon-shaped opening near the cave's ceiling, they begin their ascent. Along the way, Helena taunts Indy about his struggles in climbing, prompting his retort about Kali and being shot nine times. It is revealed that Indy has some visible signs of aging in his knees or legs. When Helena questions his pause, Indy sharply replies, “I’m thinking!”
Alternating shots showcase Indy and Helena navigating through the cave, encountering challenges such as a corridor teeming with insects reminiscent of their previous adventures, including tarantulas. Even Indy displays a degree of trepidation, acknowledging the creepiness of the situation. Meanwhile, Voller and his gang track their footsteps, reminiscent of the Last Crusade's final enigma sequence.
At one point, Teddy, who is handcuffed to a hulking man due to his failed escape attempt, falls into the water when a fragile rope bridge collapses. In a stroke of luck, Teddy manages to steal the key from his captor and escape the water, while the giant meets a tragic end by drowning. This turn of events eliminates the need for Indy to confront the giant, considering his age and physical limitations.
After successfully navigating a wild hydrological booby trap, Indy and Helena enter the chamber where Archimedes' tomb is believed to be concealed. They are taken aback by a mural depicting a futuristic-looking raven with metal claws (Helena: “Pigeon of Archytas?” Indy: “Not very pigeon-like if it is,”), as well as what appears to be early versions of timekeeping devices resembling ancestors of watches. Indy remarks that watches would not be invented for another thousand years after Archimedes' time, highlighting the intriguing nature of the discovery.
They locate the missing part of the Dial within the tomb, but Voller & Co. arrive just as they do. Voller demands that Indy hand over the Dial, and although Indy appears hesitant, Voller threatens to kill Helena, revealing that she is the only family he has left. Reluctantly, Indy surrenders the Dial, and Voller proceeds to assemble it. However, Teddy, who had stealthily made his way into the room, ambushes Klaber. This leads to a scene that permanently puts to rest the question, “Will Disney allow Indy a gun?” — as Indy proves he still knows his way around a pistol. Despite his proficiency, he sustains a gunshot wound in the shoulder (the first hints of reshoot continutiy goofs here, as the on-screen shot very much appears to strike his heart). It is evident that Indy is in excruciating pain, but Helena is determined to save him. Teddy advises her to let Voller take Indy, promising that they will rescue him once they escape.
Voller and his crew transport Indy in a van, intending to reach the airport where Voller plans to fly using a Nazi plane to reach the time fault. Helena and Teddy discreetly pursue them on a stolen bike. As Indy is boarded onto the Nazi plane, Helena instructs Teddy to attempt flying a plane, despite his lack of experience. Meanwhile, she continues her pursuit of the Nazi plane after a thrilling bike chase. Onboard the plane, Indy and Voller engage in a tense exchange ("You should have stayed in NY" - "You should have stayed out of Poland"). Indy questions Voller about his target for assassination, speculating whether it would be Churchill or Roosevelt to alter history and secure Germany's victory. In response, Voller reveals his intention to kill Hitler to prevent Germany from invading Poland and making a significant mistake, arguing that history is a series of wars and that one must be on the side of the victors.
As Indy calculates the coordinates on the Dial for the time fault, they approach dangerously close to the destination with only a few seconds remaining. Indy realizes that Archimedes was unaware of the shifting continents, meaning they cannot be heading to 08/20/1939. In a fit of almost hysterical laughter, Indy casts doubt on Voller's decision. Voller attempts to abort the plan at the last minute, but it is too late, and they are all drawn into the time fault, including Teddy in his plane.
Voller exults in triumph, believing they have arrived in Sicily in 1939, only to discover that they have actually been transported back to
SICILY, 212 B.C.
the Roman siege of Syracuse. The sight of numerous boats, arrows, and catapults astonishes them. In the midst of the chaos, Archimedes, working on completing the Dial, is informed by his assistant that "dragons" have arrived, referring to the two planes. They gaze in astonishment from outside the city walls while the siege is underway.
Klaber fervently sprays all guns at the ships and soldiers; he’s totally snapped, raving about “savages” as he strafes living history into strawberry jam.
On the plane, Helena activates a switch that opens the bomber bay, causing several Nazis to plummet out of the airplane. Despite being attacked by Roman and Greek lances, Indy manages to free himself from his ropes using an arrow seized from the air and encounters Helena. He gives her a parachute while Voller tries to rip it from them but is disarmed. Helena and Indy jump from the plane with the parachute, while Voller and Klaber crash with the aircraft.
Upon landing on the ground, Indy is captivated by the awe-inspiring sight before him, feeling like a little boy witnessing his dream come true. He tells Helena to leave him there and return to Teddy's plane, which landed safely nearby. Just as Helena is about to comply, Archimedes, who has discovered Voller's charred corpse and his intact watch, approaches Indy and Helena. Indy converses with Archimedes in Greek. Archimedes "rigged" the dial to only send them back to Syracuse on the day of the siege, ensuring their ability to save him. It becomes clear that thanks to this temporal jump, Archimedes acquired knowledge about watches and how to complete the dial. The “dragons” make sense of later stories and legends of Archimedes’ impossible “war machines.” It’s a closed, Cameronian (“All my work was based on it”), 12 Monkeys, Arrival-style timeloop.
Helena desperately pleads with Indy to return with her to the present, underlining the dangers of further messing up the timeline. He’s obstinate. “There’s nothing for me there.”
And, so.
What follows will go down as the single most controversial sequence in Indiana Jones franchise history, more divisive even than Nuke the Fridge, as —
In her frustration, Helena simply wills all of her energy into a haymaker punch, which knocks Henry Jones, Jr. unconscious, and the screen fades to black.
In the final scene of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the last ten minutes of Harrison Ford’s 42-year-long Indiana Jones quintet, Indy awakens in his bed in New York City, mummified by bandages and enshrined by pill bottles. As he rises from bed, he finds Helena and reproaches her for bringing him back to the present when there is nothing for him there. She disagrees, and at that moment, an aged Marion enters the apartment with a bag of groceries, complaining about the empty fridge. Indy is shocked to see Marion and asks why she's back. Marion explains that she was informed he had returned and says, "Well, if INDY has returned.” We hope he has.
Teddy and Sallah arrive, and Teddy goes on again about ice cream. Helena plays the wingman and convinces them to get some outside — to grant Marion and Indy some privacy. As they go, we hear Sallah humming — the song he sang after Marion kissed him in Raiders of the Lost Ark — Gilbert & Sullivan — “I am the Monarch of the Sea, the ruler of the Queen’s Nay-vee . . .”
Indy and Marion talk about pain. He asks her where she hurts — “Everywhere,” she says. And they reenact the boat scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark in reverse. The camera then pans to the apartment balcony, finding Indy's hat drying on a clothesline. The screen irises down into a Tom & Jerry circle on the hat — as if the story ends there. A millisecond before it does, Indy’s hand grabs the lid one last time.
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2023.05.23 07:38 alphaannapurna Best Place To Travel In Nepal With Family

Traveling is fun, but it will be more fun and memorable if you travel with your family. Here is the best place to travel with your family. By chasing their dreams and providing for the family itself, people forget to make time for their families. But being social beings, we really need to spend time with our loved ones. The best way to do this is to go on a family tour. If you are afraid that you will not manage your family and you feel that your children are growing up too fast. Then it's a good time to pack your bags and make travel with your family. In Nepal, there are many beautiful places suitable for families.
Here is some of the best place list to travel with your family.
1. Kathmandu Valley
Capital of Nepal; Kathmandu is probably the largest city in Nepal. It is a beautiful city with many world heritage sites, important bird places, innumerable ramsara sites, various short footpaths, and ancient palaces. Nothing about Kathmandu is normal. The people, the way they live, the many festivals they celebrate, and the way they eat special food. The unique cultural mix makes the city attractive to visit. Similarly, the historical city has been welcoming tourists for years. It offers one of the best hotel experiences out of many traditional hotels. This country is a big city with a population of 5 million people. Despite that, it is still the most peaceful city in Nepal. So you can check into your hotel room at midnight and nothing bad will happen. So, if you want to explore the colorful city with your family, you must visit Kathmandu.
2. Pokhara
There is no doubt that Pokhara is a family holiday destination for many reasons. First, it is a quiet and scenic spot in western Nepal. The city has many attractions including 10 lakes and beautiful mountains. Similarly, the city also offers good hotels that cater to the needs of your entire family. You can visit the Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, and Gupteshowr Cave here. Along with that, it offers plenty of things for kids to do including sailing or even swimming. There are various parks and short hikes around the city that are perfect for your family vacation. It is undeniable that Pokhara is one of the most popular places in Nepal. It also serves as the gateway to the Annapurna range. So, a Pokhara Valley tour can be one of the most fun and exciting experiences for your family.
3. Nagarkot
Nagarkot is a small hill station but offers many tourist attractions. This is one of the best cultural experiences near Kathmandu for you and your family. It's a great place for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The environment is refreshing. This city offers a quick escape from the city where you can see Mount Everest and other Himalayan ranges. You can see eight of the thirteen mountains of Nepal from Nagarkot. The place offers a perfect picnic spot and is famous for its sunrise. You and your family can go on a bike tour in the city, ride a horse or even visit the beautiful Changunarayan Temple. Your kids will love the place. Nagarkot offers so many accommodations and hotels that you will have no problem finding one. Similarly, four-wheelers and city vehicles are easy here and there is no problem reaching Nagarkot.
4. Sauraha
Chitwan National Parks are accessible from Sauraha Camp. It is a small town on the flood waters of Rapti and Narayani rivers and is known for its diverse lifestyle. The presence of some of the world's rarest species that roam free in their habitats makes this place a great place to visit. You can see one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, many antelopes, wild buffaloes, and bulls as you walk through the forest. Some beautiful birds like the great hornbill can be seen in Chitwan National Park. Also, there is an elephant nursery where Asian elephants are protected. The place offers a variety of activities that you and your family can participate in. Chitwan National Park offers many resorts and hotels, and you can have the best family time here.
5. Daman
Daman is about 55 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu and has an altitude of about 2,400 meters. Easily accessible from Kathmandu, Daman remains covered in snow during winter. Many visitors come to Daman to touch the first snow. From the observation tower, you can see the Himalayan range from Dhaulagiri in the west to Sagarmatha in the east. Therefore, it is still the best place for family vacations and refreshments for a busy life. You and your family can climb the observation tower and enjoy the view. The port also has many hotels and accommodations to accommodate your family. Also, take a walk in the beautiful villages nearby during your stay.
6. Dhulikhel
Dhulikhel Hill station is located 50 kilometers from Kathmandu. The location is well accessible by road and reaching the hill station is very easy. Beautiful pine trees in Dhulikhel, a water park, and huge Shiva and Sanga statues will make your family trip to Dhulikhel memorable. Traveling to Dhulikhel is easy and the results are rewarding here! You can also go on a zipline tour if your children are over 13 years old. Likewise, the region is rich in culture and religion. Dhulikhel also offers a spectacular 180-degree view of the Himalayas on its hillside. There are many resorts and hotels in Dhulikhel. The beautiful Bhattedanda offers a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and the city at night. In addition, you can also have a family picnic here.
7. Mustang
The classic Mustang can be the perfect family vacation spot for a number of reasons. Activities such as mountain biking and rock climbing are also popular here. You can join various road trips to places like Muktinath Temple and Marpha Village in Jomsom. Take a family stroll along the fast-flowing Kali Gandaki River and spend a day at the tranquil Ghar Gompa. It will be a unique and memorable experience in the mountain desert for your children too. Also, the place has a sufficient number of clean restaurants. Short and beautiful walks will improve your family bond. Similarly, you can go to Jharkot to get a real sense of real Nepalese life. When you are in Marpha village, don't forget to try Thakali and Nepalese apples.
8. Palpa
The place is a monument that has Palpa Durbar and the ancient Rani Mahal. You and your family can take a short and beautiful trip to Srinagar Dada, Kaudlek.
9. Bardia National Park
Like Chitwan National Park, Bardia is another great forest for your family. Bardia National Park offers great opportunities for wildlife lovers. It is a national park with minimal human interference and the biodiversity of Bardia is completely unchanged. Added to the tiger sanctuary, the Bardia forest is famous for the Bengal tiger. You can ride an elephant or go on a jungle safari and enjoy wildlife and bird watching. If your family is lucky, you can also spot tigers from the Karnali shores in the evening. Apart from tigers, the place is full of bird species like greylag goose, mallard duck, green-winged teal, shoveler, and mallard. Teach your children the importance of green and the environment. Also, have a close look at the Gavial crocodiles and Mugger crocodiles in the Karnali River.
10. Lumbini
Lumbini is one of the holy places for Buddhists around the world. People go to Lumbini to commemorate the birth and life of Siddhartha Gautam - the "Light of Asia". The Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For centuries, the historic Maya Devi temple and various monasteries built around the palace have attracted tourists from all over the world. You can have a peaceful time with your family here. Visit various temples built by Buddhist countries around the world. Also, sign up for various meditation classes. Similarly, you can rent a bike and take a family bike ride in the Maya Devi resort. Take a family photo at the Ashoka Pillar and the Eternal Flame in the complex. You can take a quick boat trip to the beautiful Lumbini Park.
11. Ilam - Kanyam tea garden
Ilam is another beautiful hill station on the eastern border of Nepal. This may be the first sunrise view in Nepal. The tea Garden of Kanyam is one of the most famous attractions here. Shree Antu Lake is also popular. Ilam is also well known for bird watching and the area is also famous for red pandas. The hill station has a beautiful environment and a good mix of cultures. It also offers a variety of good hotels and restaurants where you and your family can spend time together. The place is tourist friendly and completely under budget. So it is one of the best family travel places in Nepal for a long stay.
You can choose one of the above and spend quality time with your family. Traveling with your family strengthens your relationship with them. It also helps you create new memories with your children.
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2023.05.22 18:26 Frank_Leroux Molossus, Chapter Eleven

First Chapter
Chapter Ten
Chapter Twelve
Somehow, Master Sergeant Wilkes had conjured up an actual couch. Yes, it had duct-tape all over it and it seemed to hold itself together through sheer fucking will, but it was still a real honest couch and you could sit on it instead of on a cot or on the cold concrete floor. Chao sat on one end of the prized couch, munching with grim determination on a mouthful of what the pouch in her off-hand called “Chicken Stew with Rice”. From what she could tell, a chicken might once have waltzed by the vat where this stew had been made. Plus the texture was such that she wondered if somebody had eaten it before she had.
Six days ago, when she’d been presented with her very first MRE, the (significant) part of her brain which valued orderliness went sqeeeeee. Everything was in its own pouch or packet, it was all separate, you could mix and match as you wanted! You could lay it all out on a tray in individual portions! It was so nice! The first few days she didn’t even notice the taste or mushy texture.
Now, of course, she did notice. At least she had some entertainment while she ate her uninspired meal. Sergeant Wilkes had also supplied some rugs, and in front of the TV stretched a threadbare vaguely-Persian carpet which probably came from some thrift store down in Colorado Springs. On that carpet sat, cross-legged, Corporal Haley McCoy and Captain Sadaf Ta’Shakka. Both held controllers while they focused with laser fixation on the dual-screen duel taking place.
McCoy had shown herself to be the premier champion at Mario Kart, at least amongst the human contingent. Even Chao, who had thought herself quite competent at driving games, had fallen before the corporal’s superior skill. But then Sadaf had shown some interest in the game and, after a few attempts and some hasty explanation of the convoluted lore, had suddenly turned into a terrifying force of nature on the track.
The captain’s preferred character was Waluigi, for some reason, and right now she and McCoy (playing her usual choice of Bowser) were locked in mortal combat. Both combatants were so in the zone that they didn’t even bother with the usual back-and-forth trash talk. Chao could barely follow the jockeying of each player, in spite of having better reflexes than most.
Matt settled himself onto the middle of the couch with a barely audible grunt of effort. He’d mentioned not too long ago that the weather was changing, and Chao figured that meant his bad knee was paining him. “Who’s winning?”
“Haley, at the moment,” replied Chao. “But Sadaf is right on her tail.”
The Marine let out a thoughtful hmm. Chao glanced sideways at the tall man; his dark eyes were fixated on the animated duel and he looked…well, he looked like the Caucasian uncle she’d never had. Not at all like some kind of Angel of Death. She’d heard whispers amongst the special forces soldiers that this ‘Toke’ character was feared even within their own elite circle.
“Got something to say?” he asked with far too casual of a tone.
Chao jerked her gaze back to the screen, where Waluigi had just managed to get a banana peel in front of Bowser’s cart. Ordinarily such an occasion would have resulted in some catcalls and trash talk, but right now both players didn’t even acknowledge it and just soldiered on. This was very much Serious Business.
“No! Sorry, it’s just…I mean, I keep hearing rumors.”
“Rumors and whispers,” replied Matt. He turned his head to face her with a lopsided grin. “A more potent force than even plastic explosive. Anyways, if you got something to ask me, ask it. I’m an open book.”
She snuck a peek at him, but his expression was smiling and kind. “Really?”
“Really. Hell, Chao, somehow you backpedaled your way into a security clearance that would give even me a nosebleed. Half the time I never knew why I was doing a mission, only that it needed to be done.”
She gathered her courage. “But you did kill people?”
His matter-of-fact reply shook her. “Oh yeah, lots of them. Keep in mind, nowadays we don’t use snipers for shooting dudes. I mean, we can shoot dudes…and I have shot a lot of dudes…but mostly it’s all about wriggling your way through muck or sewage or snow or whatever nastiness so that you can get eyeballs on the target. Then you call in an artillery or close air support strike.” He paused. “That’s kind of the reward, really. You get to see bad dudes get explodified in real time.”
Chao shuddered. “I could never do that.”
Matt chuckled. “Says the woman who jumped into a stealth helicopter with a motley crew of special forces types.”
“I am NOT motley!” yelled McCoy out of the blue, her eyes still fixated like lasers on the screen in front of her. “Whatever the fuck that means.”
By now the duel had reached a point which seemed to emit a ‘Something Cool Is Going On’ field, and had collected every person (human or otherwise) in the area. Even De Vries was there, leaning his forearms on the back of the couch. Chao found herself gently squashed into one side of the couch as it filled up with human and alien forms, her half-eaten MRE ration now forgotten. Grakosh, the snakelike engineer of the alien crew, coiled himself around her shoulder as he watched the spectacle. The knuall-toua liked to use other sapients to get a better viewpoint of their surroundings, and Chao had gotten used to being used as an impromptu perch. Without really thinking she fed Grakosh a few spoonfuls of her regrettable ration, which the small alien wolfed down in evident delight. Well, at least someone liked it.
The on-screen Mario Kart duel reached a fever pitch. The final goal was in sight, and thus far Waluigi and Bowser were almost literally neck-and-neck…
Sadaf performed the tiniest little flick of her vehicle, which in turn smacked Bowser ever so slightly sideways. She crossed the finish line a mere fraction of a second before her adversary as the room erupted in human and alien cheers.
McCoy took in a deep breath…and then let it out without any profanity. She reached a hand over towards Sadaf. “Good game.”
“Good game,” replied the captain as she shook the proffered hand.
Takh leaned on the couch, looming over Chao in a way that, in any other context, would have made her nervous. “What’s the matter, Haley? CIA got you pushing too many penceeels?”
Chao had to admit, the translator matrix was pretty decent when it could even get across a half-assed Austrian accent.
“Oh har de har har,” replied the corporal. She stood and fixed the giant alien with a steely eye. “I knew it was a mistake to show you that movie.”
“You wound me, corporal!” Takh clutched one of his upper hands to his chest in mock anguish. “I bleed, so you know you can kill me. So kill me naaaow! I’m here! Keeel me naaaow!”
McCoy just shook her head. “It figures. We finally meet aliens, and they’re even bigger dorks than we are.”
The communications terminal in the far corner gave a bleep. Everyone in the quarantine area had become familiar with the various boops and bleeps of their only connection to the outside world. This particular bleep meant that there was a priority message for the general’s eyes only.
De Vries straightened up as his cheerful demeanor faded. “As you were, people,” was all he said as he stalked off towards the terminal.
Takh decided to tag in for his captain, and as for the human contingent…
“Mack, I think,” said Matt out of the blue.
Sergeant Shaw looked at him with a bit of panic in his eyes. “Toke? Um, this isn’t really my thing, I’m more of a real-time strategy guy.”
“I saw you take down three dudes in as many seconds. You got the reflexes. C’mon, give it a shot.”
Shaw glared at him. “That’s a very poor choice of words. Okay.” He went and settled himself onto the spot recently vacated by Corporal McCoy, next to the seated-yet-still-towering figure of Takh.
“Go with Peach!” yelled Martinez.
Takh picked Toadette…for some reason…and the resulting duel might have become one for the ages, passed down through story and song unto the hundredth generation. But then General De Vries came stomping back over to put a stop to the whole affair.
“Everybody, and I mean everybody, get yourself cleaned up and looking like a credit to your country or Coalition or whatever. We have a visitor inbound.”
Matt was the one who stood up and took the proverbial bullet. “Who is it, sir?”
De Vries fixed him with a gimlet eye. “Who do you think?”
Chao then saw something she’d never expected to witness. Toke looked nervous.
“Oh, the CIC?”
The general didn’t let him off the hook. “Yes, my wayward Marine. The Commander in Chief. The fucking President. Nadash? Chao? You’re on deck. Get the presentation ready.”
Milton Vila was a powerlifter and a professional paranoid; the latter was just a part of his job. He’d escorted SAILOR for almost six years by now, and was very attuned to her moods. Mostly bad moods, but then again it was a job which she’d fought for tooth and nail, and that fact muted his sympathy. He’d long ago ceased to wonder about what might have pissed off President Correa this particular week and instead focused on keeping her safe.
Still, this particular trip had him curious. It was a visit to the Cheyenne mountain complex in Colorado, which in and of itself was not unusual. But SAILOR’s entire attitude on the drive up the winding mountain road was indeed unusual. Milton thought his principal looked…nervous? That made no sense. He’d seen her face down dictators and oligarchs with a flinty eye.
The next unusual bit was that he couldn’t accompany her the entire time. He didn’t like that. Instead, he’d been forced to stand outside of some pre-fab enclosure in one corner of the underground complex alongside some soldier-looking type named Shaw.
Milton had tried to engage the latter in conversation. Shaw was a big dude, and Milton’s own considerable frame was clad in an impeccably-tailored suit; he suspected that half the reason he’d been chosen to be a part of the president’s detail was due to his sheer intimidation factor.
“Are you sure she’s okay?” Milton had asked.
Shaw had laughed. “Oh yeah. You got McCoy, Martinez, the rest of my boys, and Toke of all people in there with ‘er. Yeah. She’s safer in there than asleep in her own bed.”
True to Shaw’s word, SAILOR had emerged an hour later…but it looked as if she’d been smacked between the eyes with a sock full of sand.
Correa shook her head as if to clear it. “Get me home,” was all she said.
Milton touched his ear. “SAILOR is on the move…”
And now he and his partner sat in this up-armored limousine-style SUV, one of many in the procession, while the president sat across from him. She stared out the window deep in thought. This attitude was something…different from SAILOR. Not her usual ‘why do I have to deal with these idiots’ type of pissed-off. She looked…sad? Horrified? Milton wondered, and not for the first time, what the hell she’d seen in that enclosure.
He tamped down that wondering and instead focused on the landscape outside, scanning ceaselessly for anything that looked suspicious. On the seat across from him sat one of his colleagues, a skinny guy named Hanson, who performed the same action on his side of the vehicle. Milton knew that, in spite of the latter’s less-threatening look, Hanson was the best shot he’d ever met. The Secret Service agent held no illusions about his role; he and Hanson were the last layers of the safety onion. If it came down to the two of them getting SAILOR to safety, he figured Hanson could do it while he acted as a meat-shield.
Milton’s musing was cut short by a soft statement from SAILOR. “How’s Johnny doing?”
The mention of his son made Milton blink in surprise. He looked towards his principal to find her leaning forward and staring at him with a very intense gaze. “Ma’am?”
“That’s his name, right? You have a son named John, you call him Johnny, and your wife’s name is Teresa.”
“Um…that’s right, ma’am.”
She shifted her eyes to Hanson. “And you. Um, your husband’s name is…Larry? No, he prefers Lawrence.”
Hanson flicked his eyes over to Milton in an unspoken question of what the fuck? as he replied. “That’s right, ma’am.”
“How did his recital go?”
Now it was Hanson’s turn to blink in surprise. “Very well, ma’am. He received some very complimentary reviews, one even said that he took Brahms to a new level.”
Milton had long ago realized that SAILOR possessed an eidetic memory when it came to names and personal details. He figured that it was one of the talents which had landed her this particular job.
SAILOR nodded and looked back and forth at the two agents. Milton was shocked to see that her eyes were wet; it was as close to weeping as he’d ever seen her.
“I want you both to do me a favor,” she said. “The next time you are with those you love, gather them close. Hug them. Tell them just how much you love them.”
Then she leaned back and resumed staring out the window. “Two years…just two years. Guess I just wound up in the path of the tornado. But they're right. We need everybody. Everybody needs to be on board…” She trailed off, leaving the two Secret Service agents looking at each other in confusion.
Ernie Clifton seated himself onto the barstool. “Hey Leslie,” he said to the young woman leaning behind the bar. She wore no makeup that he could see, but she did have her hair dyed an almost eye-watering shade of purple. He’d long ago gotten used to it.
Leslie nodded. “Afternoon, sheriff,” she replied without bothering to ask if he wanted the usual. Ernie always wanted the usual. She moved over to the touch-screen register and tapped at a few buttons. Again without asking, she then filled a glass with diet cola (no ice) and slid it in front of him. He was still on duty, after all.
He nodded amiably at her and resumed glowering down at the polished wood of the bar. The sheriff would rather chew off his right hand than admit it aloud, but deep down he was worried. Worried about Toke.
He’d gotten precisely one (1) email from Toke six days ago, saying that he was taking a vacation and would be away for a few weeks, don’t worry. Of course, Ernie was a law officer and therefore suffered from a bad case of Suspicious Bastard, so he promptly drove out to Toke’s place just to make sure the email wasn’t sent by those drug-dealing assholes to cover up the murder of his friend.
But there was nothing obviously wrong. Toke’s truck was gone. Ernie peered in all of the ground-floor windows, and everything looked copacetic. There was no sign of forced entry…or of any alarm system, which surprised him. He also checked the separate workshop building, which did indeed have an alarm system, a very nice one. Given the nature of Toke’s job he must have quite a few customer weapons stored in there, so Ernie supposed the extra security made sense.
He returned to the house and looked at the front door’s lock and gave a sigh. The next time he met Toke, assuming he wasn’t dead, Ernie knew he needed to impress upon him how easy it was to pick most standard locks. This one lasted all of, oh, thirty seconds before the sheriff was inside the Tocco residence.
The interior was neat and tidy, as one would expect from a career military man. The sheriff did a thorough check of all of the rooms and closets, at every turn expecting to find a bloody corpse. But there was nothing out of the ordinary. There were even a few suitcases sitting next to one bedroom closet, as if Toke had pulled them all out to choose a particular one.
Ernie’s inner Suspicious Bastard did not make him relax, not one bit. He stood in the middle of Toke’s bedroom with his hands on his hips while he pondered his next actions. If he wanted to come up on this property from the rear, there was one obvious place to come from. He was sure Toke knew that as well.
He re-locked the door on his way out, and in a few minutes he was bouncing his 4X4 up a rutted, snow-covered trail. It expanded out into what could generously be called a parking area. As it was the middle of winter, nobody was parked there. He pulled over to one side of the clearing and hauled himself out of the vehicle with a grunt of effort. Ernie looked over the lot with a forensic eye; was it his imagination, or was this place a lot more ‘trampled’ that it should be? He saw a lot of overlapping footprints and tire tracks, so many that it turned into one incomprehensible carpet. Ernie’s scan stopped at one corner of the lot, where a lot of pine trees had lost their coat of snow. He trudged towards that oddly-clean area; his boots didn’t sink in thanks to all of the now-compacted snow. But Ernie’s consternation only increased when he reached that corner. There was an odd, circular area blown into it; he could even see bare ground in a few places. He looked up and saw that the ‘cleaned’ branches also formed a semicircular pattern.
Maybe a helicopter had landed here? But why? And why had nobody notified him or his people that they were landing an aircraft in his jurisdiction?
He next checked out the trailhead. On one side sat the weatherproofed kiosk showing the trails accessible from this place; on the trail proper stretched another well-trampled line of snow. Ernie checked his watch, figured he had the time, and started laboriously hiking his way up the trail.
The next curiosity he discovered was that the trampled snow along the trail suddenly ended at a little widened area of the trail. The snow here was thinner, with no visible tracks. Ernie scanned the area and realized that, for a good distance around, the snow bore shovel marks. Someone had removed the snow in this area, then scooped up nearby snow and dumped that back into it to make everything look sort-of normal. Beyond this cleared area, the snow became pristine and untrampled once again…except for one set of tracks walking towards Ernie’s current position.
That last item was what had gotten Ernie really worried.
Back in the present, Leslie slid a club sandwich and salad in front of Ernie, who responded with another amiable nod. He tackled the salad first, wishing for fries but knowing he needed to slim down a bit. As the lettuce crunched in his mouth, he wondered what to do next. While Toke might not be the victim of gang violence, it was very clear that something had gone down in the forest near his house. He was loath to abuse his position’s privilege, but maybe he could find out if Toke had booked a flight somewhere? Or a hotel?
He dutifully finished his salad and with a lighter heart began on the club sandwich. It was the main reason he frequented this bar; the food was top-notch. Gentrification did have some positive points, he supposed.
Ernie’s phone buzzed in the lapel pocket of his jacket. He swallowed his current mouthful and fished his phone out with a mental grumble. His eyes widened when he saw the number, and immediately accepted the call and held the phone to his ear.
The voice on the other end gave him at least a little bit of relief. “Hey, Ernie! What’s shakin’?”
He kept his voice down, even though he wanted to launch into a full-fledged scream. “Toke? What’s with your voice? You sound like you’re calling from Satan’s armpit.”
“Eh, it’s just the connection here is a bit, um, spotty. I just wanted to call and let you know I’m okay.”
Ernie decided that he’d had enough bullshit for one day. “Oh, really? This call doesn’t have anything to do with the visit I made to your place day before yesterday, would it?”
There was a long pause on the line. “Okay, fine. Let’s just say there are people watching the place. They saw you poking around. But there’s nothing to worry about, I’m fine.”
The sheriff turned to face away from the bar and dropped his voice lower; hopefully Leslie wouldn’t hear him curse. “You fucker. Is this some secret squirrel bullshit? What the fuck is going on? I thought you were retired!”
“Relax, Ernie.”
“Don’t you fucking ‘relax Ernie’ me! I want to know that you aren’t sitting duct-taped to a chair somewhere with a phone at one ear and a gun barrel stuck in the other!”
Another, longer pause. “I guess I deserved that. Hang on, just wait.”
What followed was the longest two minutes of Ernie’s life. He was sure that at any moment the call would simply end or, worse, that he’d hear a gunshot.
Finally, mercifully, Toke replied. “Hey Ernie, would you be interested in participating in a trial run?”
“A trial run of what?”
“Ernie, do you trust me?”
He almost pitched the phone into the far wall, but he took in a deep breath and let it out. “Yeah, I do. Christ alone knows why.”
“Meet me at my place day after tomorrow. Eight PM. I’ll be there. If I’m not, then please go full ham on trying to track me down. Deal?”
Ernie thought about it for a moment. “Deal.”
Earnest Clifton, Sheriff of Kenosha County yadda yadda, brought his SUV to a stop in the front of Toke’s house. Light spilled out of the residence’s windows; somebody must be home. He swung himself down and out of his vehicle and in an almost unconscious manner patted his gut. It was less voluminous than before; the ‘salad instead of fries’ thing seemed to be working. He checked his watch; 8 PM on the dot, a fact in which he took a bit of smug pride.
Other than the lights, the house looked the same as when he’d left it. “Toke?” he called out.
In response the front door opened, and Ernie let out a silent breath of relief as his friend came strolling out. “Punctual as always, Ernie,” he said.
“Fuck you.”
Toke just grinned. “Like I said, I deserve that. But trust me, you’re gonna be glad you came.”
Ernie crossed his arms. “What the hell is going on?”
Matt rubbed the back of his neck; if Ernie didn’t know better, he would have thought the man looked…embarrassed? “There’s lots of things going on. You’ll understand better if you come on in and meet some people.”
“You do realize that request doesn’t make this whole bullshit look less suspicious, right?”
The soldier held up his hands. “I know, Ernie. Like I said, this is a trial run. You have to trust me.”
Ernie dropped his hands to his hips. “I trust you as far as I can throw you. But I’m here, okay?”
Matt stepped to one side and gestured at the open door. Before Ernie could move, a young man in a nondescript blue suit stepped out and looked at the sheriff; the newcomer looked almost like he’d been back-handed in the face and was still trying to process what had happened.
“Sheriff Clifton?” he asked, slipping his wallet out of his lapel in an automatic maneuver. “I’m Special Agent George Mudrak, FBI. Um…” He trailed off, clearly at sea now that he’d departed from his typical spiel. “It would be good of you to join us, sir. You won’t be able to tell anyone of what you’re about to see…at least for a bit.”
The respectful ‘sir’ got the kid some brownie points in Ernie’s eyes, but he still narrowed his eyes in suspicion as he walked up the steps to Toke’s porch. “All right, Special Agent. Nonono, keep that badge out where I can see it.” He stomped up next to Mudrak and gave a very thorough scan of the proffered badge. “Okay, that looks legit.” Ernie then fixed his gimlet eye onto Matt, who stood off to the side with a gentle smile on his face. “The fuck are you mixed up with, Toke?”
“You’ll see. Follow me, please.”
Ernie rolled his eyes but followed the taller man into the latter’s house. “All right, but if you two start doing some kind of pitch for Scientology I’m gonna have to tell you both to kiss…my…sizable…ass…”
The sheriff trailed off. In the living room now sat a long table, and behind that table sat…well, the last thing he ever expected to see.
In a daze he felt Matt take his arm. “Just keep breathing, okay? I know it’s a shock. Here, come sit here. Do you want a translator?”
Ernie settled into the chair across from…from them. Three of them. The one in the middle looked like a half-pint lizard person, the one on the right was a giant with four arms and a weird mandible-filled face, and on the left, on a little plinth, sat a six-legged spider with big soulful eyes.
“Elakmfnhhh…” he said, then closed his eyes and took in a breath. “Please tell me this is a prank.”
“No prank, my man,” said Matt. He showed Ernie a small conical plug in the center of his palm. “Translator?”
“They can’t speak our language, dude. This is the only way to understand them. Otherwise it’s all clicks and squeaks and such. But I wanted to ask you instead of just shoving it into your ear. I figure this is more polite.”
In a daze, the sheriff picked up the earpiece. “You have one?”
“Yep. Me, Agent Mudrak, plus a bunch of others. No problems so far.”
Ernie met the golden eyes of the center alien. She sat across from him with folded hands as if he was in the middle of a goddamn job interview. He half expected her to ask him where he viewed himself in the next five years. Ernie then, with deliberation, screwed the small bead into his ear. He hoped he hadn’t just doomed humanity to slavery or worse.
The lizard-like alien nodded towards him. “Greetings, Sheriff Clifton. I am Captain Sadaf Ta’Shakka, this is XO Takh Dal P’Tama, and this is Pilot Kifa. Matt has told us of you, and how much he respects you. We all feel privileged to find sanctuary here on your planet.”
Somehow the sheriff managed to find his voice. “Sanctuary?”
“Yes. Our ship is damaged, we are stranded here in your star system until it can be repaired. Our ship and crew are intended for exploration, not first contact. We discovered you thanks to what we have afterwards determined was a search-radar signal; after that, our intention was to simply observe and gather data for a proper first-contact fleet.”
The huge dude next to her clicked his mandibles. “Unfortunately, that did not happen.”
Sheriff Clifton stared at them all for a moment before replying. “So what did happen?”
After getting filled in, Ernie felt…not better, but he felt more at ease. These aliens weren’t gods or monsters, they were just…people. But then a sudden need filled his chest, and he stood.
“Um, Ernie?” asked Matt, clear concern in his voice.
“Do you mind if I go for a walk in your back yard?” asked the sheriff in a deceptively calm voice.
“Sure. Let’s give Ernie a bit of breathing room, people.”
Sheriff Earnest Clifton stood in the snowy depths of Matt’s backyard, not feeling the cold seeping into his footwear. Instead, he stared up. He finally realized why the Marine had bought a house out in the ass-end of nowhere; this view of the night sky was sublime. Countless stars twinkled in an expanse of black velvet; it was a clear enough sky to discern the different colors amongst that multitude. The sheriff could even see the faint luminous streak of the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon.
Behind him, Matt waited patiently.
“I never looked up, much,” said Ernie at last, as he continued to gaze upward. “Even in a place like this, a place where you could really see the stars. I’d look up, think ‘hmm, nice,’ and then just drop my eyes back down and get on with my life. But we can’t do that anymore, can we?”
“No, Ernie,” said Matt in a soft voice. “We can’t.”
“Everything changes from now on,” replied Ernie in an equally soft tone. “Everything.”
A long but not uncomfortable pause followed. “When?”
“Next week. The president’s giving a speech. Gonna be a doozy, you should watch it.”
Ernie pinched his nose. “I’m gonna be too busy getting ready for the riots. How bad do you think it’ll be?”
Matt walked forward and patted Ernie on the shoulder. “Honestly, I have no idea. But right now it’s a case of putting up with rioting and conspiracy nutjobs screaming about harvesting our precious bodily fluids and turning the frogs gay…or on the other hand, we say nothing and wait for the hammer to fall on everyone.”
The sheriff took one last long, lingering look at the twinkling night sky. It seemed unfair that such beauty should conceal such terror. “Let me know what you need, Toke. You just let me know.”
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2023.05.21 09:48 I_AmTheGovernment I am making a list of every single emo band so you will never have to ask for recommendations ever again

American Football, Cap’n Jazz, Sunny Day Real Estate, Texas is the Reason, The Promise Ring, Owls, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, The Appleseed Cast, Orchid, Page99, Suis La Lune, I Hate Myself, I Hate Sex, City of Caterpillar, Jerome’s Dream, Indian Summer, Rites of Spring, Embrace, Moss Icon, Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab for Cutie, Cursive, Penfold, Piebald, Modern Baseball, Free Throw, Old Gray, Sorority Noise, The Hotelier, Slaughter Beach Dog, Foxing, Joyce Manor, You Blew It!, awakebutstillinbed, Home Is Where, Lobsterfight, Heccra, Summer 2000, Your Arms are My Cocoon, The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Oolong, Ogbert the Nerd, Commander Venus, Commander Salamander, Retirement Party, Worst Party Ever, The Saddest Landscape, Touche Amore, Movements, Prince Daddy and the Hyena, Hot Mulligan, Inconsistent, camp ghost, TRSH, Worst Funeral Ever, Pinegrove, mid-nineties, Super Whatever, Moose Blood, Algernon Cadwallader, Sunsleeper, Brand New, Bright Eyes, Mom Jeans, Just Friends, Snooze, Pictures of Vernon, Perspective, A Lonely Hand To Hold, Empire Empire (I Was a Lonely Estate, Mt Oriander, Origami Angel, Midwest Pen Pals, Merchant Ships, William Boney, Tiny Moving Parts, Forests, Ben Quad, Im Glad its You, Tigers Jaw, Pedro the Lion, Jets to Brazil, poor sports, sports., sports, etc., oso oso, Microwave, He was an artist, she was a carpenter, Tiger Bike, Flight Patterns, Armor for Sleep, Knola, It Looks Sad, Balance and Composure, Citizen, Matt Kerekes, Blis, Jank, Pannuccis Pizza, Fail Better Heal Faster, Little Tyrant, Parents Fighting, McCafferty, I Wish I Could Skateboard, Nevasca, Camping in Alaska, The Early November, Ponder, Thanks! I Hate it, Wasatch Pine, Somos, Macseal, Dryjacket, Plunger, Celebration Guns, A Place for Owls, Robo Pumpkin, hey nothing, best dad ever, park national, camp trash, camp cope, disco witch, downtown owl, The Civil War in France, A Rise and Fall of a Dilapidated Home, Old Problems, Jump Shots, Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass, Sledding with Tigers, Cheap Haircuts, The Frontbottoms, Widowdusk, Backbeforestreetlights, Lights Strung Like Stars, Boy Problems, The Spirit of Versailles, All My Wishes Were Thrown Down a Well and Should Die There, Homesafe, Can’t Swim, Cicada Head, Casper Elgin, Party Hats, Vs Self, SUNFO, Nurse Manhattan, corduroy pants, Old Pine, Marietta, Spanish Love Songs, Poncho Model, Morning Dew, Melancholy Club, Clique, Michael Cera Palin, Brave Little Abacus, Snowing, Brave Bird, Prawn, Sioux Falls, Lincoln, Dads, Football, etc, CSTVT, Grown ups, Emo Side Project, Our Sunday Affairs, Glocca Morra, Swiss Army Wife, Rainer Maria, Mineral, Braid, Teen Suicide, Plainclothes, This is Pointless, 7 Birches, Mallcops, Guitar Fight from Fooly Cooly, Caving, Sustained, The Exploration, Human Kitten, Elder Jack, Stars Hallow, The Obsessives, Parting, mis sueños son de tu adiós, bright little stars, Signals Midwest, Flatsound, Growing Fins, Townies, UnWoven, A Headache with Pictures, Frat Mouse, Perspectives, Well Kept, South Walk, Tooth Cemetery, Thorne Tire, Wise Disguise, Bug Heaven, If I Drown, Hey Ily, toughitout., Cereal Noise, Swimming, Raccoon Tour, Illicit Nature, Comic Relief, Tough Stuff, Computer Sad, Summerbruise, Niiice, Twothirtyeight, Jail socks, Good Sleepy , Closure, For Your Health, Xingfoo&Roy, Middle-Aged Overdose, Sleepy Dog, I Feel Fine, Shed, Unturned, The Anniversary, Aiming for Average, Pop Warner, Pretend Happy, Shark Club, Record Setter, Small Brown Bike, Bike Path, Hot Water Music, Hot Rod Circuit, Mildura, Hillcrest, All-Time Quarterback, Crywank, Swordfish, Laughing Matter, The Menzingers, Alchemists, Safe Bet, Alaska Bicycle Co., Elton John Cena, Thursday, Grandview, Steady Hands, Look Mexico, Perfect Future, Christie Front Drive, Oliver Houston, Donovan Wolfington, The Moms, Open,Sleep Weather, Strictly Ballroom, Coping, Spraynard, Dear Pines, Pswingset, Everyone Asked About You, Dad Thighs, Adventures, My Heart to Joy, Heart Attack Man, Kittyhawk, Sup Muscle?, Owen, Pop Unknown, Alleys, Dowsing, Their / They’re / There, Knapsack, Kolya, Deer Leap, TTNG, Posture and the Grizzly, Have Mercy, Basement, Cloud District, Watermedown, Hotel Books, I Love Your Lifestyle, meet me in montauk, Turnover, January 2, Guest House, Warm Thoughts, Bong Mountain, Griffey, No boy, Secret Stuff, Rookie Town, Oakwood, Taco Hell, Hightide Hotel, Two Knights, Crash of Rhinos, Relationships, Spanish Club, Fist Benders, Raccoon City Police Department, Flowers Taped to Pens, Duck. Little Brother, Duck!, The Cardboard Swords, I Kill Giants, Park Jefferson, Wavelets, Joie De Vivre, Malegoat, Spook Houses, Topbunk, Beds, math jokes, southlakes, big awesome, anna phorra, leaving, fox wound, Old Sport, Thought Patterns, Dikembe, The Get Up Kids, Carly Cosgrove, Tawny Peaks, Arrows In Her, Del Paxton, Baby Names, Gulfer, itoldyouiwouldeatyou, Sit Calm, Lana Avacada, Options, Ceres, Forget It, I’m ok., Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes, Lions, Leaving, Mountains for Clouds, Spectre Shores, Mighty Ships, the Casket Lottery, Benton Falls, Bayside, Saves the Day, The Jazz June, Senses Fail, Drive Like Jehu, Frameworks, Saetia, Algae Bloom, Leer, Nai Harvest, Pianos Become the Teeth, Charmer, Spraynard, Monument, The Junior Varsity, Unamused Dave, Kayak Jones, Old Notes, everett, Hodera, Street Smart Cyclist, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, oh my god elephant, The One Up Downstairs, Narrow / Arrow, Coping, Tommy Boys, Rika, The Hundred Acre Woods, Pet Symmetry, Runaway Brother, Captain We’re Sinking, Grad Life, Seahaven, Daisyhead, Three Man Canon, Remo Drive, Slingshot Dakota, Northbound, Head North, Weatherbox, Cliffdiver, Alaska, Pity Sex, Dogleg, Elder Brother, Sinai Vessel, La Dispute, Say Anything, Jeff Rosenstock, Born Without Bones, Polar Bear Club, Mansions, Khaki Cuffs, Nouns, Equipment, Delta Sleep, See Through Person, Roomie Card, Stomach Book, Newgrounds Death Rugby, Record Setter, Short Fictions, calendar year, 44.caliberloveletter, I Would Set Myself On Fire For You, Portraits of Past, Joan of Arc, The Gloria Record, Hey Mercedes, Elliot, remember sports, Chinese Football, Arms Length, Into It. Over It., Excuse Me Who Are You?, Face Turn, El Mejor Verano de mi Vida, Homesafe, Sweet Pill, Anxious, Drug Church, Ratboys, Heart to Gold, Cross My Heart, Boys Life, Engine Down, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Jejune, The Jealous Sound, The Movielife, Jawbreaker, Glassjaw, Circa Survive, mewithoutYou, Saosin, The Spill Canvas, American Beauty, Sincere Engineer, American Memories, Boy Rex, Bicycle Inn, Bike Cruise, By the End of the Summer, Glass Bones, Closer, Darkle, Curse Words, Disco Inc, Fredo Disco, Dog Breeds, Droughts, Drunk Uncle, foxtails, The Pine, Atlanta Arrival, Still Talk, Relationship Advice, Boilmaker, No Knife, Rivet, Circle Takes the Square, Pictures can Tell, Fuel, Frail, Breakwater, Gameface, Still Life
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2023.05.20 14:15 Routine_Bunch_5842 Princes' Islands

Princes' Islands
The Princes' Islands (also known as Adalar in Turkish) are a group of nine small islands located in the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul, Turkey. They are a popular getaway destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a peaceful and serene atmosphere away from the bustling city.
The four main islands open to visitors are Büyükada (the largest and most popular), Heybeliada, Burgazada, and Kınalıada. Each island has its own unique charm and attractions, with horse-drawn carriages and bicycles being the primary modes of transportation.
The Princes' Islands are known for their beautiful beaches, pine forests, historic buildings, and quaint village vibes. You can explore the islands by taking leisurely walks, enjoying scenic bike rides, or hopping on a horse-drawn carriage tour.
One of the main highlights of the islands is the absence of motorized vehicles, creating a peaceful and pollution-free environment. This makes it an ideal place to escape the noise and traffic of Istanbul. You can wander through the narrow streets, relax in waterfront cafes, indulge in delicious seafood at local restaurants, or simply soak up the sun on the beaches.
Each island has its own attractions, such as Büyükada's historic mansions, Heybeliada's Naval High School, or Burgazada's Monastery of St. George. You can also visit the Hristos Church, Aya Yorgi Monastery, or take a boat tour around the islands for panoramic views.
Overall, the Princes' Islands offer a delightful retreat from the city and provide a unique experience for visitors. Whether you want to spend a day or a weekend exploring the islands, it's a charming destination to relax, unwind, and enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the area.
Turkey is generally considered a safe destination for solo female travelers, but as with any country, it's important to take certain precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Here are some factors to consider:
  1. General Safety: Turkey is a relatively safe country with millions of tourists visiting each year. The majority of visits are trouble-free, and Turkish people are known for their hospitality and friendliness.
  2. Dressing: Turkey is a predominantly Muslim country, and while it is modern and cosmopolitan in many areas, it's still advisable to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites or more conservative regions. This can help you avoid unwanted attention.
  3. Awareness of Surroundings: Like in any other destination, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution, particularly in crowded areas or at night. Keep an eye on your belongings, use reputable transportation, and trust your instincts if you feel uncomfortable.
  4. Public Transportation: Turkey has a well-developed transportation system, including buses, trams, and metros, which are generally safe to use. However, it's always a good idea to be cautious, particularly in crowded places, and avoid empty or poorly lit areas at night.
  5. Accommodation: Choose reputable and secure accommodations, such as hotels with good reviews and security measures. It's also advisable to inform the hotel staff of your travel plans and seek their advice on safe areas and transportation options.
  6. Local Customs and Etiquette: Familiarize yourself with local customs and cultural norms to ensure you respect the local culture. Being polite and showing respect will generally help you have a positive experience.
  7. Emergency Contacts: Keep important contact information handy, including the local emergency services number and the contact information of your embassy or consulate in Turkey.
It's worth noting that situations can vary, and it's always a good idea to stay updated on current travel advisories and follow the advice of your own government regarding travel to Turkey. Additionally, connecting with other travelers, both locals and fellow tourists, can provide valuable insights and enhance your safety while traveling solo.
  1. Explore the Historical Mansions and Streets of Buyukada
Buyukada is full of little treasures. At only one hour by boat from the city, you will find yourself in a beautiful and natural environment completely different from the chaos of the tentacular metropolis of Istanbul. The other islands are also worth a look, especially if you travel to the archipelago on weekends. They are quieter and less touristic than Buyukada. Buyukada is visited by tourists coming to Istanbul with its historical structures, mansions, natural beauties, and unique bays.
  1. Swim in the Most Famous and Magnificent Bays of the Island
The most famous and magnificent bays of the island are Princess Bay and Yorukali Beach. You can reach them with your own private boat or boats at the pier.
  1. Have a Nice Island Breakfast
Don't forget to have a nice island breakfast while you are here. You shouldn't leave without having a Turkish breakfast. We chose the Ada Palas Hotel for stay and breakfast. Ada Palas Hotel is very historical, a 19th-century masonry wooden mansion. On the islands, motorized vehicles are prohibited. You can choose buses to travel around the island. It takes about 25 minutes and costs 13 TL per person. The price of the bike rental is on average between 25 and 50 TL for the day depending on the days of the week or weekend. Also, it is possible to rent it by the hour.
  1. Visit Aya Yorgi Church
A classic to visit is Aya Yorgi Church that goes up to Aya Yorgi Hill. You can find on all the islands many active synagogues, churches, and mosques. Also, don't forget to visit Prinkipo Greek Orthodox Orphanage.
  1. Have a Dinner While Enjoying the Sunset and the Sea
You should definitely try their fresh fish when you visit Buyukada. Stop by the Island's famous ice cream shop, Prinkipo. One of the interesting aspects of the Princes' Islands is that the archipelago is a real ethnic and cultural mix. Each island has a majority religious community. In addition, you will have many opportunities to try local street delicacies on the island and enjoy your holiday with live music at the end of the day. Today we visited Buyukada for you. The largest and most touristic place of the Princes' Islands. I hope you like it and don't forget to like and subscribe. See you soon!
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2023.05.19 20:08 docXfamas [H] Bundled Games, TF2 keys [W] PayPal, TF2 keys and Capcom games



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Black Friday VR Voyager's Pack
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