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2009 Vespa GTS300 S
Joined: 28 Nov 2017
Posts: 243
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:24 am quote
Just a little ways out of Christchurch.

Joined: 18 May 2011
Posts: 213
Location: cumbria uk
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:34 am quote
Stunning scenery and empty roads, just as I like them
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2006
Location: Minneapolis USA
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:44 am quote
New Zealand On My MInd

Super job on the visual report. Great Photos.
Please, keep them coming. I am to darn old and
will unfortunately never get to your beautiful country.
You are the window to this world.


Bob Copeland
Lake Wobegon Minnesota
GTS 300, Malaguti 150
Joined: 19 Nov 2018
Posts: 282
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:09 am quote
Hi Bob. Where a bouts in Lake Wobegon are you, Albany? Too bad the 65 mile trail is not scooter accessible.

2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2006
Location: Minneapolis USA
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:07 pm quote
Lake Wobegon Minnesota
RP Tech

You may already know, Lake Wobegon was a mythical city
in Minnesota created by Garrison Keillor in his US National Radio show
"A Prairie Home Companion".

Before Television, Americans across the country would
tune in their radios and listen to news, baseball games, and
their favorite programs.

Keillor fashioned his radio show after the "Grand Old Opera"
that broadcast country western music on early radio shows.
People would send in messages to the original show to pass
on greetings to be read on air to family members across the

Garrison Keillor's remake of this old radio show format was
wildly popular in the USA.

Each one of his broadcasts included a segment "News from
Lake Wobegon". This segment was a humorous take on
rural Minnesota Scandinavian culture.

He always closed the Wobegon segment with: "Where the
women are strong, the men are good looking, and all the
children are above average".

So there you have it.

Bob Copeland
Lake Wobegon Minnesota

That is the news from Lake Wobegon. The town disappeared when a map was folded incorrectly. Never to reappear.

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