I miss Bob's roadtrip reports

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callmebruce
Cheeseburger
2011/02/02 10:00:20
Not meaning to stir up trouble. Not trying to start anything. But I really miss Bob's roadtrip reports and pictures.
Bob - I miss your Mayberry Days and pics from runs through Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennesee and Virginia. Hoping to jump in my little Rambler American and do a back-road 2-lane trip myself.
 
Folks - let's not start a jumping up-and-down or hollering thread. Some of us that can't get out for long tours due to commitments enjoyed Bob's pics. I'm one of those people.
Davwud
Double Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 10:30:22
I'll back you up.
 
I don't ever remember seeing one of his posts but if you miss it, you're allowed and don't let anyone tell you different.
 
DT
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 10:32:34
callmebruce

Not meaning to stir up trouble. Not trying to start anything. But I really miss Bob's roadtrip reports and pictures.
Bob - I miss your Mayberry Days and pics from runs through Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennesee and Virginia. Hoping to jump in my little Rambler American and do a back-road 2-lane trip myself.

Folks - let's not start a jumping up-and-down or hollering thread. Some of us that can't get out for long tours due to commitments enjoyed Bob's pics. I'm one of those people.

 
 
He did change his ID, but I don't think he has been posting much of late. Perhaps once the weather warms he will hit the roads and share his tales of the highway once again.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 10:40:56
Witness protection program?
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 11:35:42
Bob Who?
mikeam
Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 12:02:22
I really enjoyed his trip reports also.
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 12:22:24
callmebruce

Not meaning to stir up trouble. Not trying to start anything. But I really miss Bob's roadtrip reports and pictures.
Bob - I miss your Mayberry Days and pics from runs through Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennesee and Virginia. Hoping to jump in my little Rambler American and do a back-road 2-lane trip myself.

Folks - let's not start a jumping up-and-down or hollering thread. Some of us that can't get out for long tours due to commitments enjoyed Bob's pics. I'm one of those people.


I must have missed something.  Why would fondly remembering Carolina Bob's posts "stir up trouble,"  "start something" or cause "jumping up-and-down or hollering?"
 

improviser
Double Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 12:35:01
That's what I'm wondering too. What'd we miss?
 
I've always liked Carolina Bob's reports.
callmebruce
Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 12:35:43
MiamiDon

callmebruce

Not meaning to stir up trouble. Not trying to start anything. But I really miss Bob's roadtrip reports and pictures.
Bob - I miss your Mayberry Days and pics from runs through Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennesee and Virginia. Hoping to jump in my little Rambler American and do a back-road 2-lane trip myself.

Folks - let's not start a jumping up-and-down or hollering thread. Some of us that can't get out for long tours due to commitments enjoyed Bob's pics. I'm one of those people.


I must have missed something.  Why would fondly remembering Carolina Bob's posts "stir up trouble,"  "start something" or cause "jumping up-and-down or hollering?"



 
Fondly remembering Carolina Bob's posts shouldn't stir up trouble or cause issues. I probably should not have stated it that way. I simply wanted to state that I miss his reports - but did not want this thread to degenerate. I should have more faith in people.
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 13:12:32
FYI, surrycounty is the poster formally known as Carolina Bob
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 13:31:09
joerogo

FYI, surrycounty is the poster formally known as Carolina Bob

or, as some of us know him,
 
hatteras04
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 13:48:34
MiamiDon

callmebruce

Not meaning to stir up trouble. Not trying to start anything. But I really miss Bob's roadtrip reports and pictures.
Bob - I miss your Mayberry Days and pics from runs through Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennesee and Virginia. Hoping to jump in my little Rambler American and do a back-road 2-lane trip myself.

Folks - let's not start a jumping up-and-down or hollering thread. Some of us that can't get out for long tours due to commitments enjoyed Bob's pics. I'm one of those people.


I must have missed something.  Why would fondly remembering Carolina Bob's posts "stir up trouble,"  "start something" or cause "jumping up-and-down or hollering?"



Certain people (who never post trip reports btw) complained that his reports had too many pictures of the road and not enough pictures of the food.  It understandably hurt his feelings.   I would be in the camp that would love to see more of his reports.  Those that don't like them should just ignore rather than complain.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 15:14:01
I agree...the "road" in roadfood is very important,too. Love the reports that show the locale...not just the "food porn" part!!!
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 16:10:06
Amen.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 16:13:12
joerogo


FYI, surrycounty is the poster formally known as Carolina Bob
 
 
For Carolina Bob:

When I take you out, tonight, with me,
Honey, here's the way it's goin' to be:
You will set behind a team of snow white horses,
In the slickest gig you ever see!

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry
When I take you out in the surrey,
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!
Watch that fringe and see how it flutters
When I drive them high steppin' strutters.
Nosey pokes'll peek thru' their shutters and their eyes will pop!
The wheels are yeller, the upholstery's brown,
The dashboard's genuine leather,
With isinglass curtains y' can roll right down,
In case there's a change in the weather.
Two bright sidelight's winkin' and blinkin',
Ain't no finer rig I'm a-thinkin'
You c'n keep your rig if you're thinkin' 'at I'd keer to swap
Fer that shiny, little surrey with the fringe on the top!

Aunt Eller:

Would y' say the fringe was made a' silk?

Curly:

Wouldn't have n' other kind but silk.

Laurey:

Has it really got a team of snow white horses?

Curly:

One's like snow,
the others more like milk.

All the world'll fly in a flurry
When I take you out in the surrey,
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!
When we hit that road, hell fer leather,
Cats and dogs'll dance in the heather,
Birds and frogs'll sing all together and the toads will hop!
The wind'll whistle as we rattle along,
The cows'll moo in the clover,
The river will ripple out a whispered song,
And whisper it over and over:
Don't you wisht y'd go on forever?
Don't you wisht y'd go on forever?
Don't you wisht y'd go on forever and ud never stop
In that shiny, little surrey with the fringe on the top!

I can see the stars gettin' blurry,
When we ride back home in the surrey,
Ridin' slowly home in the surrey with the fringe on top!
I can feel the day gettin' older,
Feel a sleepy head near my shoulder,
Noddin', droopin' close to my shoulder, till it falls kerplop!
The sun is swimmin' on the rim of a hill;
The moon is takin' a header,
And jist as I'm thinkin' all the earth is still,
A lark'll wake up in the medder.
Hush, you bird, my baby's a-sleepin'!
Maybe got a dream worth a-keepin'
Whoa! you team, and jist keep a-creepin' at a slow clip clop.
Don't you hurry with the surrey with the fringe on the top!

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 16:15:20
leethebard

I agree...the "road" in roadfood is very important,too. Love the reports that show the locale...not just the "food porn" part!!!

And TTM, WJ, The Mayor and Buffetbuster are among those really good at it.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 16:34:47
Michael Hoffman

leethebard

I agree...the "road" in roadfood is very important,too. Love the reports that show the locale...not just the "food porn" part!!!

And TTM, WJ, The Mayor and Buffetbuster are among those really good at it.

 
Double AMEN
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 17:08:05
Michael Hoffman

leethebard

I agree...the "road" in roadfood is very important,too. Love the reports that show the locale...not just the "food porn" part!!!

And TTM, WJ, The Mayor and Buffetbuster are among those really good at it.

 
Wellllllll, I don't know about that WJ Guy
Louis
Double Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 19:28:22
I'll have to see if I can coax Bob into doing some more road trip reports.
 
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/02 19:50:12
If he hasnt had any roadtrips, at least talk him into contributing his 2 cents once in awhile. He has been to many places we have talked/are talking about! I am sure he could steer me to some good eating on my spring Wis, Ill, Missouri, Kentucky,Indiana roadtrip!
post edited by annpeeples - 2011/02/02 19:51:16
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/05 17:37:27
I loved his trip reports, miss them, COME BACK CAROLINA BOB!
45013
Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/21 02:39:18
hatteras04
Certain people (who never post trip reports btw) complained that his reports had too many pictures of the road and not enough pictures of the food.  It understandably hurt his feelings.   I would be in the camp that would love to see more of his reports.  Those that don't like them should just ignore rather than complain.

 
Hey, I enjoy road pictures!  Rock on, Bob!
 

Big Frank
Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/21 07:37:56
I always enjoy Carolina Bob's roadtrip reports and pictures. I hope he starts posting them again.
doggydaddy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/21 09:13:35
It has been incredibly cold and snowy up north. Here is Bob in a action shot  

 
mark
post edited by doggydaddy - 2011/02/21 10:38:59
Louis
Double Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/21 09:23:53
Somebody start a Godzilla thread.  That might get him to come back.


doggydaddy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/21 10:27:19
 
 
The difference between Godzilla and Bob is that Godzilla loves all types of fish. 
 
 
 
 
mark
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/25 01:11:19
LOL @ doggydaddy.
 
People are bewildered with my photos sometimes too (not ones I post here). I hear things like, "You took a picture of a *effing* rock?" Why yes, yes I did. I like effing rocks. So much so that I had a pet rock named Henry from ages 11-16. He got lost in one of our moves & I never got over it.
 
I know Bob was planning a move to Nowheresville, population 6. I also know he might not be feeling up to moving around in this weather as it's not good for joint pain. I wish he'd post too, but he will be back in his own time.

joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/25 08:24:58
How about a bridge?  
 
I know he is a sucker for a good bridge, and they don't get any better than this.

quijote
Double Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/25 23:38:44
I miss Bob's reports, too, but I have a feeling he's moved onto other things. Maybe if someone posts a picture of Kuni's ice cream....
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/26 00:35:55
^^Let's go to Cunis!!!! Maybe you can get a kiddie sundae? 
 
I also wanted to add I like Bob's trip reports because I like seeing the geography, especially for places I know I'll never get to.
callmebruce
Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/26 10:01:09
How about somebody sneak up to the Hudson Valley in New York. Bob likes bridges and pictures. I don't think anything could get more scenic than the Poughkeepsie railroad bridge. It got burned out in the 70's, was in disuse. Looks like it is finally open as a park!
 
Okay - so I need to plan a drive to the Hudson Valley. There is a very nice little dinner off 84 in Beacon. Then maybe head to the bridge with some friends - pretend we're a train, chug out over the Hudson and snap some pics.
 
http://www.walkway.org/
Wabbit
Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/26 11:09:44
I think he is very missed, and I too miss his trip adventures.. I have enjoyed many meals with him and he is a alot of fun to dine with. We alway's have a great time.. He is a great person and I am lucky to have so many fond memories with him. He always treats a lady as such and has the best manners,, Glad he come's down here to visit family and always make's time for a great meal together . Thank's Bob..
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/26 12:48:23
Do ya think maybe Bob stopped eating?" />
Wabbit
Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/26 14:22:00
@ Joerogo.. No that is not gonna happen.. We are doing a one day BBQ tour in Tenn this Spring.. That is like asking if a Nice Italian fellow quit enjoying a taste of Vino, Some great pasta with "gravy" and became allergic to cheese and garlic!!  God would never to that.. even if ya ready ticked him off .. BLY . Saw pic's of your Wine Collection .. pure envy!! ;>)
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/26 15:53:59
He might be playing hard to get...
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/26 15:55:56
I guess I was kinda thinking the same thing, Gregg...
callmebruce
Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/26 17:17:03
BBQ? Tennessee? Very cool. If you are in the neighborhood, take a tour through Cades Cove. I'm not sure when the Bluegrass Festival is, or if you enjoy Bluegrass - but Cades Cove is a very nice place to visit.
Louis
Double Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2011/02/27 08:29:03
I emailed him the other day, but he didn't respond.  Maybe he'll come out of hibernation some day.
 
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/20 13:53:51
Bob really hasn't posted in 2 years? " />
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/20 13:59:29
Has it been that long?  I'll have to ask TTM.
easydoesit
Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/20 14:31:13
I miss Bob's reports too.  One Bob is worth a dozen curmudgeons.  Ask this of the community:  Who has given us what?
SUZYQICU
Junior Burger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/21 00:34:14
So true.
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/21 15:47:40
Perhaps a Contingent event at the end of the summer could lure him out of the cornfields of Southern Indiana?
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/21 20:22:06
Doubt it, darling. Think he had a temper tantrum and left. He wanted to post bridges and such, which was awesome, but people wanted to see his food experiences-as this is what this site is about.
SUZYQICU
Junior Burger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/21 20:58:19
BS......He was bullied off of this forum.  The Great Buffet buster posts awesome pics of landscapes, structures, museums, food and the people cheered!  Bob was bullied.   WILL THE BULLIES STAND AND SAY SORRY????......I do not think so............COWARDS
mar52
Sirloin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/21 21:30:20
Talk about COWARDS...
 
Why does the SuzyQ ID only come out to slam?
 
True I've seen a couple of nice posts, but if anyone reads all of your posts they'll see a trend.
 
 
SUZYQICU
Junior Burger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/21 21:36:46
I was speaking about Bob.   Please stay on topic.
quijote
Double Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/21 22:07:20
I enjoyed Bob's reports, bridges and all. His view of travel was very much like mine: enjoy the journey itself as much as the end goal. His trip reports made me want to take the trip and experience the process, not just gobble up the food. I'm sure he won't be back, though. Life is short, and he seems to have realized that the sniping wasn't worth the effort.
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 03:36:24
ann peeples

Doubt it, darling. Think he had a temper tantrum and left. He wanted to post bridges and such, which was awesome, but people wanted to see his food experiences-as this is what this site is about.
IIRC, he did post pics of his food. He likes bridges because he worked for XXXXXXXXXX, a national rail company, until XXXXXXXXXXX forced him into early retirement.


If you read a trip report about, oh, let's say, a trip...on the road...from the South Side of Chicago to North Carolina, I don't think it's unreasonable to include pics of the scenery. If anyone had a problem with me including 800+ pics of the Hancock Building with my Chicago slideshows, they certainly never said so to my face or otherwise. Good to know!
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 09:28:41
SUZYQICU

BS......He was bullied off of this forum.  The Great Buffet buster posts awesome pics of landscapes, structures, museums, food and the people cheered!  Bob was bullied.   

 
I "spoke" with Bob via email and IM often while this went on, and what ever the intent of comments may have been, the result was that he did feel bullied and was very upset and hurt by what went on. Personally, not speaking as a moderator, I thought it was shameful how some people treated him. I didn't see what he did as being any different than what I have seen in prior or subsequent reports. 
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 09:33:00
quijote

I enjoyed Bob's reports, bridges and all. His view of travel was very much like mine: enjoy the journey itself as much as the end goal. His trip reports made me want to take the trip and experience the process, not just gobble up the food. I'm sure he won't be back, though. Life is short, and he seems to have realized that the sniping wasn't worth the effort.

 
Well said.
Louis
Double Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 10:28:53
Well, I wish he'd come back.  I for one will be forever grateful to Bob for taking me around Chicago and introducing me to Al's Roast Beef on Taylor Street.  My Lord!  What an gastronomic experience!
 
The following year he came down to visit me, and at my request, he brought me a $50 supply of their delicious roast beef.  For something that is 300 miles away, his kindness was much appreciated.
 
Just before he left these boards, he was in the middle of posting a trip that took him from Illinois to Kentucky, where I took him around to various Roadfood venues (hitting 16 locations in four days).  And then he was off to Pennsylvania to visit Buffetbuster...when his posting stopped.  I'd like to someday see the rest of that trip.
 
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 11:36:28
I mis represented what I was saying........and apologize. I know people bullied him because he didnt show ENOUGH food. I always enjoyed his reports. And I missed a great opportunity to meet him when he was in Milwaukee. I didnt know he was so hurt by the activity toward him on this board. Again, I apologize. I, too would like to see him back.
 
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 11:58:19
Tony Bad I "spoke" with Bob via email and IM often while this went on, and what ever the intent of comments may have been, the result was that he did feel bullied and was very upset and hurt by what went on. Personally, not speaking as a moderator, I thought it was shameful how some people treated him. I didn't see what he did as being any different than what I have seen in prior or subsequent reports. 

Tony, how does it get to that point? I wasn't paying much attention to those threads at the time so I have no idea what actually was said, but I do wonder why the kinds of posts being talked about here were allowed to remain. I've never moderated a board so maybe I don't understand, but it seems to me that the goal of moderation is to further participation by those contributing to the mission, and eliminating participation by those who chase the good guys away.
 
In the short run, yes, traffic might be reduced if some very prolific posters were eliminated, but in the long run I think it would create much more fertile ground for the development of truly valuable posters.
Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 13:40:31
Remember, though, it's circular.
flyseye
Cheeseburger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 13:46:10
Disclaimer: This is NOT directed at Tony Bad.
 
The biggest problem was/is,not only were/are certain posters allowed to run amuck, but when anyone tried/tries to rightfully put them in their place,THEIR posts were/are deleted. Just the way its going to be around here I guess unless there are some changes made. No big deal to me,I just spend my posting time elsewhere,as do many others now it would seem.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 14:44:39
Bob drove from Chicago to Huntington, IN just to meet up with me at Nick's Kitchen for lunch. Is that not a true road fooder?
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 15:14:55
Let's see if I can smoke out ole Bob with this one.....
 

 
I know it's on his bucket list.  Right under the bridge is Mazur's Restaurant.  Bob, breakfast, lunch or dinner is on me.
 
deelitefulwon
Junior Burger
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 15:39:24
I have been a long time lurker on this site and have seen people come and go and come back again.  If I were Bob I'd never post here again.  He took the time to share something he loved with all of us and was ridiculed for it.  There were those who started the fire and those who fanned the flames.  Thank goodness there are people on this site that manage to keep themselves above the fray while still managing to be productive members by turning out stellar trip reports and giving thoughtful and kind answers to questions some might deem repetitive.  Those people are why I visit this site often.  Bob was one of those people.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:I miss Bob's roadtrip reports 2012/06/22 18:13:47
Lord-I feel so bad-I wasnt one of his haters. But my friend, FatherRick,, pointed out Bob is our brother. No matter what.
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