Posted Mar 27, 2004 @ 2:06 PM
I wanted to look in the supermarket so I pulled off just before you get to 465 and then saw my car was letting off smoke. Gigantic billowing gouts of smoke. There was a gas station only a block away but of course it wasn't a service station. The attendant couldn't help me, my cell phone was dead and when I called AAA they told me I had reached my service call limit. There's a limit? The guy who stopped to help me didn't know anything about cars either. I was afraid it was overheating and if I tried to get back to Lafayette I'd end up stranded along 65 in the middle of the night with no phone. So I had him call me a cab and left the car at the 24 hour gas station/mini mart. While waiting a half hour I called a couple of emergency places, one didn't have Saturday hours and the other one went into voice mail. The little old half-deaf guy who picked me up said he knew of a station just a few miles away, and if I wanted he would pick me up in the morning, take me back to my car and either get me to the service station or lead me to it if my car was driveable. So I spent the night at Motel 6, got up early, he took me back to the station, looked under the hood and didn't see anything and led me off to the repair shop. They said they could take a look but didn't garuantee they could get to it. I'm praying to whatever diety helps stranded motorists "Please don't be the radiator. Please be easy to fix. Please please please."
A lose hose was spraying water on the hot engine and turning into steam. I probably could have driven home but who wanted to take the chance? When I asked he said it might have overheated. The actual repair was only $40 but with the motel and the car service, $110.
So next time you guys are coming up to Lafayette.
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I guess it won't be much consolation, but it was fun meeting everyone! (And that was some good pizza.)
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Posted Apr 1, 2004 @ 11:58 AM
Lunch or dinner? I think we want to stay away from anything near campus on the West side, too many loud college students. At least football and basketball are done so there won't be that traffic. There's a nice Italian place that also has pizzas called Spageddies. The last time I met people there they actually let us hang around for hours and weren't even going to kick us out for the dinner rush. The other place I was thinking about is the City Buffet & Grill which is a Chinese buffet that has the authentic Mongolian barbeque and a bunch of dim sum style dumplings as part of the extensive selections. There's american food too. I don't think buffets need reservations. There's lots of chain restaurant and Mexican as well. littlekat, any other suggestions?
Posted Apr 2, 2004 @ 1:16 AM
Actually, classes here end May 8th. Once the last final is over this place will be deserted.
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Posted Apr 4, 2004 @ 3:46 PM
Zumanity, you're in our car, which leaves 2 spots open for other takers.
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Posted Apr 4, 2004 @ 9:55 PM
My potluck staple is carrot salad, so no baked beans here.
Ok, I checked and if we want the shelters and picnic tables you do have to rent them. If we just bring blankets and sit in the grass it's free. Columbian Park also contains a zoo, which I've never been to, but is also one of the few free zoos in the country. We could picnic and coo at cute animals.
Edited by Vermicious Knid, Apr 5, 2004 @ 10:42 AM.
Posted Apr 7, 2004 @ 11:20 AM
taxxgurl, can I be number 2?
May 22 works for me, too.
And I make cheesecake, or brownies. Maybe both?
Posted Apr 7, 2004 @ 4:55 PM
The rentals for Happy Hollow are only $15, but it doesn't come with a zoo. If people want to go to the Columbian Park Zoo that is. Those two parks are on opposite ends of town. Technically, they're not even in the same town. We could always caravan from one to the other. Also, if we want to grill the Super Wal-Mart will easily supply hamburgers and hot dogs without somebody having to drive them up. Or Meijer or Marsh, all within a five minute drive.
Edited by Vermicious Knid, Apr 7, 2004 @ 5:07 PM.
Posted Apr 7, 2004 @ 6:56 PM
eta I called the parks department and one of you beautiful Lafayettiers will have to reserve a shelter. I can direct a money order to you or bring cash the 22nd. I think one of the smaller shelters would be more than enough for our group.
Edited by hagreene80, Apr 8, 2004 @ 1:54 PM.
Posted Apr 11, 2004 @ 2:44 AM
I'll call on Monday. Do people want to go to the zoo?
My offer for the wine tasting still stands. They have chocolate too.
Posted Apr 11, 2004 @ 12:10 PM
The Zoo sounds fun.
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Posted Apr 12, 2004 @ 6:54 PM
Ok then, I'll go ahead and make the reservation. The small shelter seats 50, so if any lurkers are out there, or you want to invite family and friends, come on over. And yes, that is the smallest shelter they have.