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#1 Team Four Paw

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:36 AM

Yesterday we went caching in GBP and I attempted to park where I have normally parked many times.
The location is here... 29.75235,-95.720198. Needless to say.. don't park here.

One of the residents came out and harassed us. Said we didn't have the right to park on her street and implied vehicle damage by her son and or herself. The lady was not stable. I said my piece and we left.

If on the weekends I would suggest parking at the elementary school and entering from Mason Creek.
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#2 GrangerFam

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:27 PM

Alternatively, you could tailgate someone through the gate and either park near the treatment plant or park very near the trail that you originally planned to take....

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:05 PM

I think that parking on a public street that doesn't say "no parking" is perfectly all right. Let her damage my vehicle and I will call the police.  :police: :tickedoff:
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:20 PM

OHL - while I totally agree in principle --

She'll screw up your car and for you -- she'll steal your winch.  And nobody will see. Then you're just screwed.  And winchless!

Best to just avoid the crazies if you can.  Especially when you know ahead of time.  :crazy2:
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:41 PM

True on the trouble but there is very little chance that winch is coming off. I should show you sometime how the install went.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:49 PM

I called Harris Country Sheriff's office. She can talk all she wants but until she does something...
I called the HOA for that neighborhood. They have no power over public access streets. If the car is unattended for 72hrs they can have it towed.

So it's best just to avoid "her" street.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:06 PM

TPW, what was her complaint?

Noise?  congestion?  street crowding?


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:09 PM

Apparently people block her driveway and make it difficult to back out and that people were not allowed to park on "her" street.

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#9 CriffRee

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:18 PM

Perhaps a flashmob is in order?

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:31 PM


-And winchless!


That made me giggle. Being wenchless could be considered a good thing. ---just saying.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:51 PM

Perhaps a flashmob is in order?

I'm in!

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:58 PM

I called Harris Country Sheriff's office. She can talk all she wants but until she does something...
I called the HOA for that neighborhood. They have no power over public access streets. If the car is unattended for 72hrs they can have it towed.

So it's best just to avoid "her" street.


I just will take my *rental geo-mobile* from Avis and park there.  When she is going all *crazy* all over the car, I will just call the sheriffs department and let Avis sue her!!

I have purchased insurance for the rental, little did I know that I never hand *rental* insurance for any rental cars I have used.  I apologize to Kirbydox because we have rented more cars, with I being the main renter and assuming I had rental insurance.  Gosh, all those places we went 4 wheeling, drove like *mad cachers* and I *never* had the insurance to do so!!  LOL!!  Oh and apology to Nov64 and fendmar, they were in the rental at GW8!!  LOL!!

Old *Stuck Bucket* is in the Collision Specialist -- er I mean *Auto Spa* getting some TLC.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:41 PM


Perhaps a flashmob is in order?

I'm in!

Me too
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#14 Mr Muddy Buddy

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:59 PM

I usually park closer to the stop sign.  Doesn't block the driveway.    I've also parked a little more to the north on the next block up, and walked back a few hundred feet. 
Parking near the Elemetary school is iffy.  You take a chance that the small gate in the fence is closed.  Last time I was there, it just had a rope holding it shut.

Apparently people block her driveway and make it difficult to back out and that people were not allowed to park on "her" street.


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:34 PM

Perhaps a flashmob is in order?


Oh!  You're evil......but we love the way you think!  >:D

This just -has- to be a flashmob!!!!  O0 O0

Of course, if GC found it this was done to antagonize her they might not like it but there's no rule against having a non-geo related flashmob.....and if it IS organized, it should probably be on the "private" section of the board.....just sayin'.....

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:53 PM

If yall go private, you gotta tell me about is some time.  Don't think I've posted enough for the private side of the board.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:00 PM

Parking near the Elementary school is iffy.  You take a chance that the small gate in the fence is closed.  Last time I was there, it just had a rope holding it shut.


The rope is just a loop slipped over the post to keep it shut. There is no provisions for a lock or even a latch on the gate. I made sure to check.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:08 PM

Can't we just celebrate a new cache in GPB?  ::)  Isn't there always one of those?  Or some milestone reached by someone on a cache in GPB (maybe close to GZ)?  Or, just -- anything?

And if this is a primary access point for GBP, or even a less primary access point but still on a public space, then why would we even consider holding back on a flash mob event? 

It's not like we're going there to tip cows or anything.  :angel:  Set it up and let's have some fun.  O0  Just don't block the driveway.  :police:
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:56 PM

Perhaps the event should consist of opening and closing every door, trunk, and hood of your vehicle to be concluded with activating your car alarm if you have one. :2funny:
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:07 PM

It wasn't just that she felt her driveway was blocked, it was also that "this is where her kids play" and parking there is in the way of her son playing basketball and also his ball might hit a car, and she is "NOT paying for damages" if that happens.
She said she called the constable the night before and had someone towed who parked there, she says it gets just too much traffic from people accessing the walking trail, and it is NOT the only public access point, and that only residents of the neighborhood are allowed to park there.  Allegedly...
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