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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,723
Posted By CaptainDave
Grey area at best either way. Just my opinion,...

Grey area at best either way. Just my opinion, but I would just find another place to fish and leave it at that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By CaptainDave
I agree with the above on Costco suggestion. ...

I agree with the above on Costco suggestion. Bought a Samsonite check bag / Carry-on combo for like $150 there a few years ago. Decent quality, obviously, Samsonite and other brands do have much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,039
Posted By CaptainDave
Just my opinion, ditch the tub idea and increase...

Just my opinion, ditch the tub idea and increase the size of the walk-in shower. Perhaps make it a dual showerhead with large bench seat, etc.

Large soaking tubs look good on the surface and most...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,313
Posted By CaptainDave
I agree, just pointing out there are still...

I agree, just pointing out there are still somewhat affordable ways to get on the water.

With that said, interest rates seem to be on the rise so there may eventually be a market correction on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By CaptainDave
Hit or miss more than anything depending on the...

Hit or miss more than anything depending on the dealer.

With that said, it seems once the new year models hit the lots and we move into the 4th quarter, there's definitely more incentives for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,313
Posted By CaptainDave
Affordable used boats are out there. Many of the...

Affordable used boats are out there. Many of the new custom boats are tricked out, are high powered and in turn are crazy expensive.

A lot of it has to do with power. 20 years ago, 21' bay...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By CaptainDave
We had a few over the years when I was younger. ...

We had a few over the years when I was younger. Basically everything has already been mentioned.

Primary downside is the mess. As stated, get ready for feathers, poop and seed flung on the floor...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,145
Posted By CaptainDave
I heard that some of the prior incidents had...

I heard that some of the prior incidents had police reports filed. Not sure if that's true or not. If so, along with possibly following protocol, Meyer may not get the boot.

The guy is a POS for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By CaptainDave
Ghostbusters Little Giants Back to the Future...

Ghostbusters
Little Giants
Back to the Future
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 21,865
Posted By CaptainDave
I know. Frankly, I don't hate the Ags or...

I know.

Frankly, I don't hate the Ags or Horns. Hopefully their new coaches can elevate the programs. Getting tired of hearing about Bama and Clemson.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 21,865
Posted By CaptainDave
What's funny is one conference championship since...

What's funny is one conference championship since 1998 and only 3 top 25 finishes since the turn of the century.

Just win some games. Quit talking about moving on to better things. Last time I...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 08-01-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,906
Posted By CaptainDave
No question, conservatives in TX should not fall...

No question, conservatives in TX should not fall asleep at the wheel and get out there to vote.

With that said, I think Beto is more hype than anything. Although TX is still a red state, the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,710
Posted By CaptainDave
I've never heard of a provision (at least one in...

I've never heard of a provision (at least one in a standard leasing contract) that allows for breaking a lease without penalty due to the tenant purchasing a home. That's a personal choice.

Seems...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,506
Posted By CaptainDave
Agree with this. I'm sure some locations are...

Agree with this.

I'm sure some locations are faster than others, but if I see more than 3 cars in line, I know there will be a decent wait. If I'm in a hurry, I'm passing on by.

I see Chick...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,409
Posted By CaptainDave
I used to swear by an Escort Passport, however, I...

I used to swear by an Escort Passport, however, I haven't used a radar detector in years. If I lived in a rural area, I might reconsider, but I shelved mine a number of years ago. Why?

- Laser...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,964
Posted By CaptainDave
Not sure where the term came from exactly, but to...

Not sure where the term came from exactly, but to me, a taco is a taco.

My guess is the term street taco originated as being a taco served by a street vendor like a food truck or trailer. Kind of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By CaptainDave
We went last Saturday and left on Tuesday. River...

We went last Saturday and left on Tuesday. River is pretty much stagnant at around 60 CFS. Ok to lounge around in, but that's about it. Although you can float some of the deeper areas, it's slow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,000
Posted By CaptainDave
I'll watch a few games here and there. Nothing...

I'll watch a few games here and there. Nothing like I used to. The anthem stuff doesn't bother me too much. Actually, it's the media that created the controversy more than anything.

The...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,543
Posted By CaptainDave
All I know is that lane splitting in Houston is...

All I know is that lane splitting in Houston is asking for it in a bad way. Even in bumper to bumper traffic, vehicles are changing lanes left and right. I've almost killed a few lane splitters...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,536
Posted By CaptainDave
I'm definitely not a fan of LO wanting themselves...

I'm definitely not a fan of LO wanting themselves or family to hunt land they are leasing to others. Simply put, if you want to enjoy hunting with your family, then don't lease your property out to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By CaptainDave
Definitely a cool, but strange place at the same...

Definitely a cool, but strange place at the same time. A few kid friendly attractions would be -
- Hemmingway mansion
- Southern most point (good place for a picture)
- watch a sunset on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,685
Posted By CaptainDave
I see a lot of those. What's ironic is most...

I see a lot of those. What's ironic is most vehicles I see with one are driving like they stole it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By CaptainDave
What the posters said above. It seems last time...

What the posters said above. It seems last time I did this, the municipality mailed me the citation along with a form to elect DD and reasons why you would or would not qualify to do so. All I had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,333
Posted By CaptainDave
This is exactly what I was referring to in my...

This is exactly what I was referring to in my earlier post. If an incentive to use a preferred lender is offered and taken off your negotiated drive out price, no question financing a portion is a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,630
Posted By CaptainDave
I just went through this same dilemma. Had a...

I just went through this same dilemma. Had a 2007, Z71 with 150K miles on it. It had been a very good truck. I also didn't spare much expense on maintenance/upkeep and was sinking about...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,333
Posted By CaptainDave
This. If the car brand has a preferred...

This.

If the car brand has a preferred lender, often they will be willing to give you a credit to incentivize you to use said preferred lender. The trade-off may be a higher interest rate;...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By CaptainDave
Open floor plan is definitely the way to go....

Open floor plan is definitely the way to go. Seems that all new houses go this type of format. Even one story homes seem to have a central den/kitchen/breakfast area with only the bedrooms/bathrooms...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,325
Posted By CaptainDave
I'd be curious to know what the average lease...

I'd be curious to know what the average lease price is as a percentage of average annual income compared for the last 20 years.

It's a fact that lease prices have risen steadily, but so has just...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,859
Posted By CaptainDave
I guess it depends on the location as each has a...

I guess it depends on the location as each has a different manager. However, my nearest location has always treated me well. I always hated going to NTB for a rotation and waiting over an hour for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,034
Posted By CaptainDave
Just my opinion, but if you are just looking for...

Just my opinion, but if you are just looking for a day trip to the beach and plan to pack in most items, I'd lean towards going to Surfside or driving to Sargent. Much easier in and out and less...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By CaptainDave
X2 on this.

X2 on this.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,663
Posted By CaptainDave
As stated, looks more than anything. ...

As stated, looks more than anything.

Actually, trucks come from the factory with rake for when hauling a decent load or pulling a bumper pull with a bit of tong weight, the truck doesn't have as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 460
Posted By CaptainDave
I've made the Houston to Destin drive many times...

I've made the Houston to Destin drive many times and definitely would agree with most above to stay off I-10 until Miss if you are leaving from Dallas.

I-10 is constantly under construction in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,663
Posted By CaptainDave
Leveling kits won't make the ride better. ...

Leveling kits won't make the ride better. Actually, with exception to aesthetic reasons, I don't believe they serve much purpose at all.

Actually, the trucks come from the factory not level for a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,364
Posted By CaptainDave
Kind of what I was thinking. Grew up outside of...

Kind of what I was thinking. Grew up outside of Alvin and back in the 70's and 80's, there used to be rice fields all over the place in Brazoria Co. They are virtually non-existent today.

Blame...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By CaptainDave
Not sure about possibly suffocating a baby calf,...

Not sure about possibly suffocating a baby calf, however, crazy ants are absolute pest. They will drive out fire ants, but it's a high price to pay. Crazy ants love to swarm electronics. If you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,364
Posted By CaptainDave
As stated, people are moving to TX for Jobs,...

As stated, people are moving to TX for Jobs, semi-affordable housing and average cost of living. Austin was just lagging behind the population influxes that Houston and Dallas areas had already been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,320
Posted By CaptainDave
Most of them do to an extent with a security...

Most of them do to an extent with a security guard patrolling on a golf cart or whatever. Problem is a lot of these gyms are located in large strip centers and have parking lots full of cars with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By CaptainDave
One of my co-workers honeymooned over there last...

One of my co-workers honeymooned over there last year. It's definitely a bucket list place for many people, myself included.

Although they did have fun and found the place to be absolutely...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By CaptainDave
Decent course, as stated, wind is a factor. ...

Decent course, as stated, wind is a factor.

There's another course in Texas City off 146, about half an hour away that's pretty good for the area as well. It's not any better than Moody...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,472
Posted By CaptainDave
Based on my experience, some foreign car brands...

Based on my experience, some foreign car brands just don't deal like GMC/Ford.

Coming from buying a few Chevy trucks over the years, I went shopping for an Audi my wife wanted several months back....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,624
Posted By CaptainDave
We are on our 3rd Ranger and probably will be in...

We are on our 3rd Ranger and probably will be in the market next year. We definitely will be giving the new Mules a hard look.

The first Ranger we bought was in 2006. While the Mule may have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,317
Posted By CaptainDave
Sort of, but not entirely. It's not necessarily...

Sort of, but not entirely. It's not necessarily being lazy either. Actually, trail cams can make one lazy by hunting less if they aren't seeing anything on camera. Not everyone hunts a 1K plus...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,317
Posted By CaptainDave
Last year was the first season in a few years we...

Last year was the first season in a few years we didn't use any trail cameras. Got somewhat a late start in preparing for the season and just didn't mess with it.

It was fun to try something a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By CaptainDave
Metal roof and winch are my must haves. I've...

Metal roof and winch are my must haves. I've also noticed if a dealer isn't moving much on vehicle price, sometimes they have room on the add-ons. Got a dealer installed metal roof thrown in on my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By CaptainDave
Like a few others, we rather use a cheaper cooler...

Like a few others, we rather use a cheaper cooler for fish; i.e. igloo, coleman, etc. Not to mention, fish boxes typically get opened multiple times per day, which kills ice longevity regardless of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,248
Posted By CaptainDave
As stated, happens more than one would think and...

As stated, happens more than one would think and it appears a few posting here have done this.

I believe it was the State of NJ a couple years ago that it used to be against the law to pump your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,014
Posted By CaptainDave
I'm thinking Lakers as highest probability,...

I'm thinking Lakers as highest probability, followed by resigning with Cavs or Philly.

Sounds like the Rockets are pretty much out of the mix as they were hoping for a trade to pull something off....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By CaptainDave
Wife and I went to Sandals Montego Bay back in...

Wife and I went to Sandals Montego Bay back in April and had a blast. Everything from airport arrival to departure was turn-key and top notch.

We would not hesitate to go back.

Yes, Jamaica...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,494
Posted By CaptainDave
Either deer lease or just lease. When I was on...

Either deer lease or just lease. When I was on more than one lease, sometimes I would insert county name in front of that to differentiate.
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