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pohonkelapa among the people of "nor-da-koh-ta."

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pohonkelapa & his nephews ryan & jacob travel to nor-da-koh-ta in late june of 2009.

no narration except emoticons,just to be different.

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amazondk

Paul,

It looks like you went through SLC. Boy are there ar lot of mini jets there now. Thanks for the sights of ND. Even though it is a state that borders on my home land of Montana I have never spent any time there. I always thought of North Dakota as some place you drove through to get to somewhere else.

dk

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BS Man about Palms

Yeah, if you "snarked out" this thread you would need a couple days rest. I see why you skipped it.

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Kris

Dear Paul :)

Beautiful coverage and lovely stills and the still of you standing with the GMC bus at the background is my favouriate still ! I love american automobiles from cars to heavy vehicles.. :drool:

And by the way i see less of your participation in our discussion board,are you busy ? :hmm: Since the forum is appearing dry in your absence. :mrlooney::lol:

Convey my regards to your dad,

Lots of love,

Kris :)

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Jeff in St Pete

Paul, it just isn't the same without your snarky commentary! :)

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paulgila

maybe i will add some comments from now on,if thats what the public wants :D

don i am not sure what "SLC" is...

kris it seems you have been busy as well lately :lol:;)

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Al in Kona

Since I have a brother that married a Great Falls, Montana girl (same city where Don K. in Manaus, Brazil is from) and they live there and I also have a cousin who lives in eastern N.D. we visited those areas a few years ago. Naturally it becomes much more interesting to visit such places when you know someone there. As this thread is about N. Dakota, I'll only make a comment on it. Found eastern N.D. to be very green everywhere (as even your photos show), lots of mostly quite flat rich agricultural land. People were friendly practical types and I really didn't see any poverty as such anywhere. Pohonkelapa can't be all that bad if he from a place like N. D.!

He probably only moved to CA so he could grow palms . . . or maybe they kicked him out cuz he was too radical for them. Ha ha.

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amazondk

Paul,

Salt Lake City, Utah.

dk

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osideterry

So do your nephews call you P-Dog? Uncle Pohonkelapa is a lot to ask. I'm not into bars per-se, but if I were in South Dakota, that Tower bar looks awesome.

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freakypalmguy

Great pics as always Pohonomeister, but I'm just curious, what day was it that you were in the air? The reason I ask is that I was airborne and heard of a possible terrorist attack on another jet where some freaky passenger kept yelling out something very strange every time they hit a little bump. Turns out the guy just kept yelling, " Matty, Matty, Matty......". ? ? ?

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Walter John

Excellent documentary with sustained smiley usage. I don't want to pry or anything, was it a family visit to nor-da-koh-ta ? And, did you start talking funny once you got there ?

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OverGrown

Some of my friends are among the best tattoo artist in the LA area so I consider my taste very particular. Judging from a distance, your nephew's have some very nice artwork on their arms!

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Kris
maybe i will add some comments from now on,if thats what the public wants :D

kris it seems you have been busy as well lately :lol:;)

:):lol:

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paulgila

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the house my grandparents lived in after they retired from farm life.

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better have a big can of "fix a flat."

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ferns thrive in the summer.

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1st thrift store shopping expedition to the nearest big town--Valley City ND.

this is the "costume shop" in the basement,where all the cool vintage stuff ends up & is NFS.thats "NOT FOR SALE"!!!

i could vomit.

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paulgila

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cool 1940s tie.

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40s double-breasted suit.

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hmmmm,a reputable tailor,too.

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heres jake reminding us what hispanic people look like since there were none in valley city.

or nearly none.

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paulgila

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i told you that "piratism" runs in my family.

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not many palm motifs in ND.

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i call these next few shots :"adventures in eye-wear."

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paulgila

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"b-b-b-benny and the jetsssss"!!!

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heres what the thrift shop looks like from the street in case you are ever in the neighborhood.

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many of you may have never seen a large,bustling urban center such as this,so here are a few pix.

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parking is at a premium.

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paulgila

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all the buildings are dated so no one forgets.

i forgot what they are trying to remember.

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i can taste the artificial colorings & flavors from here.

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hey,something is missing! why aren't there homeless people living in the alleys here like downtown SD?

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oh yeah,cuz its 40 degrees below zero in the winter!

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paulgila

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they save old buildings,instead of tearing em down.

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just pull up on the curb & eat a gallon of "blue bunny" ice cream at 10am.

thats how people build up their fat stores to survive the frigid winters on the great plains.

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i love glass bricks,so much easier to see through than the "non-clear" kind.

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paulgila

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next we hit some antique shops.

cool old trucks.antique farm implement toys are quite popular.

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this building still has tin ceilings.

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one of these is the fabled "little brown jug."

choose wisely.

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paulgila

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say "cheese-like non-pasteurized soy-curd product!"

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wares.yes,thats how you spell it!

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up in a loft we get a closer look at the tin ceiling.

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its hard to look cool with a fur muff,but jake pulls it off.

ryan demonstrates that he is exactly "loft-sized."

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paulgila

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peeking into the dropped ceiling.

ok,i'm curious!

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i call this shot "boy smoking a pipe on rustic bed."

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hubba,hubba!

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paulgila

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down in the basement.its the coolest place to poke around & imagine wear gangsters buried all the bodies & maybe

sacks of money from a bank-robbing spree.

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hoosier.i dunno why they call it that,dont ask me.

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all that furniture looks awfully sad,just waiting for someone to take it home & use it again.

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i hate all that digital stuff--this is more my speed!

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