Boom! So, you're scared of visiting Flagstaff, AZ or what?

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  1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
    Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years ago

    Although tourism is Flagstaff's number 1 industry, (we even hosted the first family last week).  Many people are still afraid to visit our quaint little town.  The most common fear is of animal attacks; we have healthy populations of elk, black bears, cougars, and coyotes large animals that when provoked are certainly capable of tearing a human limb from limb.

    Let me assure the timid among you that animal attacks are down significantly this year thanks to the efforts of our forestry department.  Aside from a small band of rabid skunks, all of the animals have agreed to be on their best behavior through the rest of the tourist season.

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      dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I would come visit Arizona, but currently our deer population is outta control, too many tourists feedig the bears or something..so I gots to go defend my garden..

    2. nicomp profile image66
      nicompposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, yes, but you conveniently overlooked the rampant microbe problem.

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        dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        thats not a regional problem, it on all our own bodies!!!!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    I have been to your beautiful town and loved every minute of it.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
      Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      And obviously survived!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    Everyone was so nice! It was about 15 years ago and I was traveling with my 12-year-old nephew. We had never been to the southwest and all we kept say was "It's so big here!" Everyone kept laughing at us. They would say isn't the ocean big enough? Yes we have the ocean on Cape Cod, but the horizon and sky feels very different.

  4. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Your helmet scares me to death tongue

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
      Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It works well as elk protection.

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        dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        what about moose, or caribou?

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
          Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You could try it, but with Moose I would reccomend the shoulder pads as well.

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            dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            good idea. thanks.  smile but what about the tourists? the have been known to attack too?

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
              Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Only when they first arrive.  The altitude makes them sleepy after awhile.

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                dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Oh, good point...flatlander's.....ugh.  smile  i havent ever even looked at your profile yet...I am going now. BTW you missed the masturbation thread, it got closed allready!!

                1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  What a shame.  I was looking forward to thoughtful discussions of: techniques, inspirations, accoutrements..etc. etc.

                2. Mrvoodoo profile image60
                  Mrvoodooposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  Those wishing to indulge in naughtiness should instead proceed directly to the entertainment section of the home page.

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                    dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                    I am sorry I wrote a naughty word!!!! I didnt know it was naughty...omg I cant stop laughing.....I got snipped wiht a super funny phrase..."naughty word"...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA and I wrote OMG all in one day!!!!!
                    but really, I know this is a serious place, and people really make money here. I honestly would never want to jepoardize that, I truly did not know that was a naughty word. I am sorry, and its funny.

              2. nicomp profile image66
                nicompposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Actually the level of (in)activity puts them to sleep.

    2. manlypoetryman profile image75
      manlypoetrymanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Got to admit... I thought you were from somewhere else with that helmet. Guess the Cards haven't won you over to their side yet?

      I love your fair city...and what an added bonus to jump on over to the Grand Canyon whenever you feel like it...mighty Awesome!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
        Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Cards are a close number 2 especially since they have training camp up here, but have been a colts fan since '84.

  5. Lady_E profile image67
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    Sounds lovely. Nice to know all the animals are on their best behaviour. I've always wanted to have a closer view of a Bear, without it chasing me...

  6. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    I see we are neighbors... big_smile

  7. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 9 years ago

    I don't know Ron, the weather there seems to stay pretty average.  Who can stand the mid 80's and all that sunshine all the time.

    I guess it would be all right if you're into natural wonders and like to breathe fresh air instead of the smog laden cities on the East and West coasts.

    1. nicomp profile image66
      nicompposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The weather everywhere is pretty average. By definition.

      1. livewithrichard profile image85
        livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Nothing average with the weather in Chicago.  Mark Twain is credited with the saying "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes."  Chicagoans adapted the saying to "...wait and hour."

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          dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          where I live, we still wait the 5 minutes.

  8. Haunty profile image80
    Hauntyposted 9 years ago

    Sentences starting 'Boom! So, you're scared of...' are a registered trademark of another hubber.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image62
      Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      A trademark of that type lasts for 48 hours and then falls into public domain.  Recall the many "is it a sin to" threads.  I am hoping for a similar rapid demise of "boom" threads.

 
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