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Local news tonight had a fun feature on the "Ax Thro Co" a venue for engaging in the sport of ax throwing. The owner emphasized that it was a family-friendly place and "kids are welcome." Kids throwing axes - what could go wrong?
https://axethroco.com/

Anyway, turns out that place is just the latest. There are at least three other ax throwing venues in the area. Who knew? Maybe Lady O and I will go try it - definitely if they'll put Trump's face on the target.

Update: At least six places. Organized tournaments, leagues. Like bowling except with axes. The "Battle Axe" is next door to a brewery. :lol:

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O Really wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:14 pm
... Maybe Lady O and I will go try it - definitely if they'll put Trump's face on the target....
:D Bring you're own, but they've probably got the local PD and Secret Service on speed dial ;) .

If I owned one I would name it Lizzy Borden's :evil: .
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O Really wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:14 pm
Local news tonight had a fun feature on the "Ax Thro Co" a venue for engaging in the sport of ax throwing. The owner emphasized that it was a family-friendly place and "kids are welcome." Kids throwing axes - what could go wrong?
https://axethroco.com/

Anyway, turns out that place is just the latest. There are at least three other ax throwing venues in the area. Who knew? Maybe Lady O and I will go try it - definitely if they'll put Trump's face on the target.

Update: At least six places. Organized tournaments, leagues. Like bowling except with axes. The "Battle Axe" is next door to a brewery. :lol:
We had one open in Pensacola a couple of months ago.
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Who knows what I'll get thrown in ads for looking for "buy throwing axe", but this is interesting. Apparently these things are precision made for balance and weight and come in a lot of styles by a lot of manufacturers. And there is a difference in an "axe", a "hatchet" and a "tomahawk." I keep running into things that make me ask "how did I not know about this?"

Speaking of which, how could one live in Florida for decades and not know about the Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park?
https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks ... state-park

You know about this, billy.p?

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O Really wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:27 pm
Who knows what I'll get thrown in ads for looking for "buy throwing axe", but this is interesting. Apparently these things are precision made for balance and weight and come in a lot of styles by a lot of manufacturers. And there is a difference in an "axe", a "hatchet" and a "tomahawk." I keep running into things that make me ask "how did I not know about this?"

Speaking of which, how could one live in Florida for decades and not know about the Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park?
https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks ... state-park

You know about this, billy.p?

My ex-wife's parents would go there in the 40s. It was a popular cooling off spot for students before air-conditioning. They, and probably a lot of UF students, had a bunch of huge sharks teeth and other artifacts they collected, before we knew not to pick up everything.

I've always intended to go, but never made it.


Another Florida park not many have heard of

https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks ... state-park

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:54 pm

Another Florida park not many have heard of

https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks ... state-park

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Yeah, I knew about that one, but never went to it. What's so surprising to me when I run across something like that one in Gainesville is that for years we did our camping in a pop-up style camper and went almost exclusively to state parks. So we looked at a lot of "Florida State Parks" websites, got the newsletters, yada, and not to mention having been to Gainesville and surrounding areas many times and never saw even a sign about this place. It's a big world, but still...

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O Really wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:25 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:54 pm

Another Florida park not many have heard of

https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks ... state-park

Also CCC
Yeah, I knew about that one, but never went to it. What's so surprising to me when I run across something like that one in Gainesville is that for years we did our camping in a pop-up style camper and went almost exclusively to state parks. So we looked at a lot of "Florida State Parks" websites, got the newsletters, yada, and not to mention having been to Gainesville and surrounding areas many times and never saw even a sign about this place. It's a big world, but still...

It's too bad that so many sites were plundered for treasure and knickknacks. I have boxes of pottery and arrowheads. Some of which should have been left alone or reported - for damn sure that 6 inch spear point I dug out of Jackson's dirt fortification at the battle site of Horseshoe Bend. I was 10 and the scoutmaster was letting us pick stuff up.


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I meant to say, my ex in laws have a huge sharks tooth from the Gainesville site.
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Maybe should be in "Can't make this up" but anyway - When you go into the locker room area in the gym we go to, there is a separate section for showers and the toilets. So I go into the toilet section for a whiz and there's this semi-obese guy with shark-white skin covered with back hair standing at the sink. I figure he's one of the "January people" who show up at all gyms right after the holidays, spend a few weeks sweating all over the equipment while they look at their phones, leave their weights all over everywhere and disappear before Valentines. . So I just go on past, do my business and start back out. He's still standing there 'effing shaving and - this is the "can't make it up" part - standing there on the toilet side of the locker room barefooted! Ewwww. I just shook my head, went "Duuuude" and headed back out.

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