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Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« on: June 13, 2015, 07:00:26 PM »
ok, I'll admit it, this may be a long shot and most of you probably don't who this is, or what this has to do with STAR.  Most of you probably think this is a pretty weird question, and I'm pretty weird for asking it...but I don't care!   ;D


Robert A Heinlein is considered by many as the greatest Sci-fi author of the 20th century (Stranger in a Strange Land, ring a bell?), and just happens to be my favorite author of this type of book/writing.  And....he was born in Butler, Mo. about 150 miles straight north of Springdale.  Before he died a few years ago, he and his wife helped the Butler public library to expand, and they have set up a museum honoring him in the new wing his gift helped build.


So I'm thinking that since I am going to be so (relatively) close to Butler, I'd really like to take a morning and run up to the museum and pay homage to a man whose writings have given me so many hours/days of enjoyment and pleasure.


Anyone want to join me?    ::)


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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 08:32:01 PM »
I prefer "Moon is a Harsh Mistress", but "Number of the Beast" is a fave as well.  I'm in!
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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2015, 09:32:41 PM »
I prefer "Moon is a Harsh Mistress", but "Number of the Beast" is a fave as well.  I'm in!

TANSTAAFL......Moon is my favorite novel as well.  I've heard rumors it's being made into a movie.
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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2015, 06:20:32 AM »
I read "Puppet Master" when I was 13 years old from the back seat of a Corvair traveling with my family through the western part of the country.
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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2015, 08:14:45 AM »
Having read every published RAH work, I am in.

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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2015, 08:16:50 AM »
Plus, here's a short one that I never saw until last month:

http://www.galaxysedge.com/n1.htm
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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2015, 08:43:59 AM »
One suggestion for your trip to another galaxy - get to Butler early and eat breakfast at the Koehn Bakery, 101 South Orange street, Butler, MO. It is a Mennonite bakery specializing in sausage rolls and sour cream cookies.  Leave room for a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie.

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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2015, 08:58:41 AM »
One suggestion for your trip to another galaxy - get to Butler early and eat breakfast at the Koehn Bakery, 101 South Orange street, Butler, MO. It is a Mennonite bakery specializing in sausage rolls and sour cream cookies.  Leave room for a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie.

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Gayla

Well, since you insist, I guess I'll have to do this.  Not that I like to eat or anything, of course.....LOL

Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 10:52:04 AM »
One suggestion for your trip to another galaxy - get to Butler early and eat breakfast at the Koehn Bakery, 101 South Orange street, Butler, MO. It is a Mennonite bakery specializing in sausage rolls and sour cream cookies.  Leave room for a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie.

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Gayla

Well, since you insist, I guess I'll have to do this.  Not that I like to eat or anything, of course.....LOL

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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2015, 11:08:41 AM »
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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2015, 05:23:55 PM »
Lets call it the RAH Ride! -JEP-


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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2015, 09:40:49 PM »
It sounds like there is some interest in this and there could be more than what we're seeing here. You of you guys needs to pick a day (or days) and volunteer to do this ride. There will be sheets somewhere in the lobby area where you can describe your ride, specify the start time, where to meet, etc. Interested parties can sign up to express their desire to go along.
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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2015, 02:18:50 PM »
Sounds good to me, and not just the eating part. I have enjoyed everything RAH wrote in the genre. For the uninitiated, the movie Starship Troopers ( As well as numerous Rock and roll songs) have been based on his writings, and if you look at my tag line under my name here, you will see a quote from Lazarus Long in one of the future histories...


I would love to get into this ride as well...


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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2015, 08:13:26 PM »
Interesting, what is the length of the ride?


Will some want to do a different pace if the roads are good?

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Re: Any Robert A Heinlein fans?
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2015, 09:17:58 PM »
I was quite honestly just figuring on going myself and am very surprised by the response I've received.  My thought was I would just jump on a the highway to get up there, and then figure out a return route based on time and weather.  Doesn't look to be any interesting roads anywhere north of Joplin, so I was thinking this would be more of a destination ride, rather than any ride in search of good roads. Possibly just use the highway to get there, and back as far as Joplin, then loop around either west or east to get some good roads in on the way back to Springdale.
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