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Road Warrior Stretch

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Time has flown, so I must be having fun.  The road trip started way back on August 25th.  Having lived out west for almost twenty years, I guess there were just too many people to visit and spend quality time with.  This leads to the Road Warrior segment of the trip, I plan on doing some serious driving these next few days.  I will be leaving Fountain Green, UT, and power driving to Atlanta, GA. I  hope to get a good night sleep there and off to Saint Simons the next day!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 30, 2010 at 8:08 am

Posted in Road Trip

Larsen’s Rare Coins

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I spent some quality time at  Larsen’s Rare Coins headquarters in Fountain Green, UT.  This is one of three offices they are currently operating, including St. George, UT and Draper, UT.  The current focus of this coin and precious metals company is their new “Monetary Protection Packages,” which will include various amounts of precious metals and rare coins to protect you against the devaluation of the dollar.  I will be talking more about this in future posts.  If you are in the market or would like any information on precious metals or rare coins, I highly recommend you give them a call!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 29, 2010 at 8:08 am

LeFebure Depository Safe

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I found this safe at the GSR in Reno.  Being in a casino, this safe could have seen some serious action, or been a boring document safe.  It sits at the end of a hall, though shows some signs of  heavy wear.  I tried to do a little research on this safe and didn’t come up with much, LeFebure does not have a North American Distributorship any longer, in fact the nearest dealer is in South America. However I did find this neat link for any of you looking to get into the lock picking business.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 28, 2010 at 8:08 am

Posted in Safes

1988 BMW Sport Bike

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While on my journey I came across this awesome find.  It’s a 1988 BMW Sport Bike.  I talked to the owner, who bought it new in 1988 and clocked every one of the 103,218 miles on the odometer.  If you know motorcycles, this is an incredible feat.  I was too excited to ask the model name, so if anyone knows please comment.  I love the graphics on the lower fairing, it’s so 1980’s BMW.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 27, 2010 at 8:08 am

Posted in Motorcycles, Road Trip

Charlotte Oktoberfest

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I am writing to let all the beer suppliers for the Charlotte Oktoberfest that they can bring less beer, as I will not be attending.  I am saddened that I have not made it cross-country yet to be there.  My cousin Dan started this tradition a few years back, so I hope another family member can take my ticket and represent me.  I hope to make it next year!

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 25, 2010 at 8:08 am

Posted in Cool Stuff, Cuisine

Safes, a triple combo

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I hit a Sak-n-Save in Reno for some travel goodies and I came across a three safe combo.  First is a standard drop safe, I assume for cashier drops.  Second was a large black safe, with combination lock, not sure what brand.  Third is from the National Security and Safe Company. National Security Safe Company manufactures gun, home, and office safes.  They are based in Wilsonville, Oregon. As of January 1997, National Security Safe Company is a subsidiary of Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc.  Be sure to keep in mind “The Graveyard Manager does not have combination or keys to this safe.”

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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Kombucha | Organic~Raw~Probiotic

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I found Kombucha about six months ago.  It is an amazing beverage, you will either love it or hate it.  Some call it a drink, some call it an elixer, but no matter what you call it, Kombucha is incredible, it’s been used around the world for centuries to help restore balance and vitality.  The brand I fell in love with and continues to be my favorite is GT’s.  I urge you to read through the health benefits.  Here’s the catch on buying Kombucha right now.  This beverage goes through a fermentation process, with that said alcohol is created.  This amounts to about 0.5%, about the same amount in a near beer.  An issue arose that the fermentation process didn’t stop once bottled, and the amount of alcohol content could increase.  GT’s voluntarily pulled their product from the shelves and is researching this.  That’s a huge move, since they did $40,000,000.00 in business last year.  So it’s been a few months now and I still can’t find GT’s on the shelf, but some smaller companies are filling the void at the moment.  I found kombucha at Whole Foods, although most health stores carry it.  Make sure to check out all Coinologist Heath and Wellness posts here.

Photo: GT’s Kombucha

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

DINAN performance without sacrifice.

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While I was in California, I had a chance to stop by DINAN. As a previous resident of the city where their headquarters is located, Morgan Hill, CA.  I have always wanted to throw a few extra’s on the old X5, but just never pulled the trigger.  Well I didn’t this time either, but for only about three grand, I could have added some fine equipment, horsepower, and some good sound to my car.  That would have just scratched the surface.  If money was no object I would have snatched up the S3 package at $58,058.48, which is more than half the original sticker price.  There is even a point system to earn your DINAN badge, it’s a honor your car and your wallet should be proud of.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Posted in Cars

Cayenne Pepper: The King of Medicinal Herbs.

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I have been a fan of hot foods for as long as I can remember.  I discovered cayenne pepper and have always kept a jar around to dash on my food.  While surfing the world wide web, I came across this informational site on Cayenne Pepper.  There are so many health benefits from cayenne.    I discovered there are different varieties including different heat values. I also found that drinking it is one of the best ways to ingest it.   You would be better served to go right to the web site and review the pages of great information it has to offer.  Make sure to check out all Coinologist Heath and Wellness posts here.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm

90% U.S. Silver Coinage

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The older we get, more and more of the population will have never held a silver coin in their hand.  I can remember when I was younger, finding barbers, walkers, and mercury dimes in my pocket change.  Now that silver is over $20 and ounce, these coins, especially in bulk can add up.  I found a neat U.S. Silver Coin Calculator that could come in real handy for a person wanting to sell their silver coins.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

September 20, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Posted in Coins

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