Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Corvette Events/Regional Discussion > Mid-Atlantic Regional Events/Discussion

Mid-Atlantic Regional Events/Discussion Maryland | DC | Virginia | North Carolina | West Virginia

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 12-18-2010, 1:32pm   #1
YorkL8apex
Charter Member - C4 Mod
Barn Stall Owner #91
Points: 5,706, Level: 51
Activity: 0.3%
 
YorkL8apex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Posts: 569
Thanks: 33
Thanked 95 Times in 67 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2164
Default Another run in with the Law today

Well it seems I just have a knack for drawing the Law to me.

I was out on Surrender Road in Yorktown in one of the huge fields about a 1/4 mile from the road throwing a ball for the dogs to chase. I was behind a hill so not visible from the road.

As I headed back to the car I saw a Park Ranger stop next to my car and turn on his lights. He saw me coming across the field with the dogs on leash and got out of his car, faced me, and put his hands on his hips and jsut stared as I walked across the field.

At about 25 yards I said "Hi" and he said "Mind telling me what you are doing?"

Long story short, I was not parked in an approved parking area and was not supossed to have the dogs off lease (I told him I was letting them chase the ball). He asked for licence and registration and had me stand by my car while he ran it.

In the end he gave me a warning and let me know he could have fined me $100 for "off roading" in a National Park and $75 for each dog off leash.

He was an ok guy and we wound up talking a while after he got the offical stuff out of the way. He told me to park in an official area and as long as I was off the road they really didn't mind folks letting their dogs run as long as they did not get complaints. He even told me about a couple of fields off the beaten path to check out in the park.
__________________
1991 SGC ZR-1
YorkL8apex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 4:33pm   #2
thegreenman
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #22
Points: 15,494, Level: 85
Activity: 0.4%
 
thegreenman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Korea
Posts: 1,963
Thanks: 158
Thanked 292 Times in 181 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $8878
Default

I am glad it worked out even tough you were tearing up our national Park, ruining the park for everyone else and letting your dogs chase down some precious defenseless wildlife.
__________________
08 C6 Z51 Coupe with TVS2300, a little more than stock HP/TQ.
thegreenman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 5:10pm   #3
PortDawg
Charter Member - C3 Mod
Barn Stall Owner #34
Barn Raising II

NCM Supporter '15
Points: 25,103, Level: 100
Activity: 1.1%
 
PortDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gloucester Va
Posts: 4,645
Thanks: 1,114
Thanked 1,519 Times in 712 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $173
Default

You're a rebel Tony...
__________________
We have room for but one flag, the American flag We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.( T.Roosevelt)
PortDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 5:23pm   #4
YorkL8apex
Charter Member - C4 Mod
Barn Stall Owner #91
Points: 5,706, Level: 51
Activity: 0.3%
 
YorkL8apex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Posts: 569
Thanks: 33
Thanked 95 Times in 67 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2164
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PortDawg View Post
You're a rebel Tony...


Well I was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt
__________________
1991 SGC ZR-1
YorkL8apex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 8:58pm   #5
Eagleeye
Charter Member
Points: 7,754, Level: 61
Activity: 0%
 
Eagleeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Providence Forge Va.
Posts: 405
Thanks: 74
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2288
Default

Next time leave the dogs and ... build a fire, turn up the Ipod, light up a joint, pop a brew AND THEY WILL NEVER SEE YOU ! Life's that way sometimes...
Eagleeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2010, 9:01pm   #6
SurfnSun
Vette Barn Regular
Points: 8,388, Level: 63
Activity: 0%
 
SurfnSun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: in a house
Posts: 79
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $476
Default

unreal! Pretty easy to see VA is in a budget crunch with all the tickets they give out these days.

I got one for my window tint a couple of weeks ago.
SurfnSun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2010, 8:54pm   #7
lutzdog
Charter Member
Barn Raising II
Points: 11,003, Level: 72
Activity: 0%
 
lutzdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 369
Thanks: 44
Thanked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $595211
Default

watch out for running in and getting Chinese while parking in the firelane
lutzdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 5:02am   #8
PortDawg
Charter Member - C3 Mod
Barn Stall Owner #34
Barn Raising II

NCM Supporter '15
Points: 25,103, Level: 100
Activity: 1.1%
 
PortDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gloucester Va
Posts: 4,645
Thanks: 1,114
Thanked 1,519 Times in 712 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $173
Default

Quote:
watch out for running in and getting Chinese while parking in the firelane
We can't be speaking from personal experience??
__________________
We have room for but one flag, the American flag We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.( T.Roosevelt)
PortDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 11:27am   #9
Rick Williams
Vette Barn nOOb
Points: 7,111, Level: 58
Activity: 0%
 
Rick Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Portsmouth, Va
Posts: 6
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $525
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YorkL8apex View Post
Well it seems I just have a knack for drawing the Law to me.

I was out on Surrender Road in Yorktown in one of the huge fields about a 1/4 mile from the road throwing a ball for the dogs to chase. I was behind a hill so not visible from the road.

As I headed back to the car I saw a Park Ranger stop next to my car and turn on his lights. He saw me coming across the field with the dogs on leash and got out of his car, faced me, and put his hands on his hips and jsut stared as I walked across the field.

At about 25 yards I said "Hi" and he said "Mind telling me what you are doing?"

Long story short, I was not parked in an approved parking area and was not supossed to have the dogs off lease (I told him I was letting them chase the ball). He asked for licence and registration and had me stand by my car while he ran it.

In the end he gave me a warning and let me know he could have fined me $100 for "off roading" in a National Park and $75 for each dog off leash.

He was an ok guy and we wound up talking a while after he got the offical stuff out of the way. He told me to park in an official area and as long as I was off the road they really didn't mind folks letting their dogs run as long as they did not get complaints. He even told me about a couple of fields off the beaten path to check out in the park.
Glad you had the professional ability to the potential negative experience into a "positive" one..
The Ranger did his job..
You helped him do it better ...

Stay safe
Rick
Rick Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 2:05pm   #10
Iron Chef
Barn Stall Owner #1
Barn Raising I, II
NCM Supporter '11, '12
Points: 42,065, Level: 100
Activity: 9.2%
 
Iron Chef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: VB Know-It-All
Posts: 10,097
Thanks: 1,569
Thanked 7,336 Times in 2,512 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2299270
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YorkL8apex View Post
In the end he gave me a warning and let me know he could have fined me $100 for "off roading" in a National Park and $75 for each dog off leash.

He was an ok guy and we wound up talking a while after he got the offical stuff out of the way. He told me to park in an official area and as long as I was off the road they really didn't mind folks letting their dogs run as long as they did not get complaints. He even told me about a couple of fields off the beaten path to check out in the park.
So, he gives you a warning for having your dog off a leash along with the threat of a citation and then tells you he really doesn't mind folks having their dogs off the leash?

"The speed limit here is 60 and I could write you up for speeding, but we really don't mind people going 90."

Park Rangers clearly have a lot of spare time.
Iron Chef is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn > Corvette Events/Regional Discussion > Mid-Atlantic Regional Events/Discussion


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 2:32pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2021 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page