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    Default The write a story thread.

    Begin story....

    Helen and Walter decided they needed a vacation. After doing research on various vacation spots online online, they decided upon....



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    a nice stretch of river. Recreational watercrafts were available for rental....
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    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.



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    But when they arrived, they learned that the water level was so low that they couldn't safely go out on the water.
    "Things should be as simple as possible,
    but no simpler." - Einstein

    “So what’s up with years of lessons? You still can’t ride a damn horse?!”



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    Deciding that was not a good place for a vacation, they hit the road again.



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    They were in search of a fun new spot to try out their canoeing skills.



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    The app on their iPhones indicated a possible spot about 20 miles away. However, in route they passed through a very interesting looking village and spotted a store that sold their favorite collectable items!



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    So they checked it out and bought some intriguing things whose use was not particularly clear, though they required external power from a transformer or batteries.
    "Things should be as simple as possible,
    but no simpler." - Einstein

    “So what’s up with years of lessons? You still can’t ride a damn horse?!”



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    The looked up the model numbers of the items they purchased on Google and discovered they were called Sony Walkman.



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    So they found a flea market and after eating concession food reminiscent of a schooling show, bought a box of cassette tapes and some batteries
    "Things should be as simple as possible,
    but no simpler." - Einstein

    “So what’s up with years of lessons? You still can’t ride a damn horse?!”



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    Then they asked some friendly locals what else there was to do or see in the area...



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    and they were told that they should go to the science fiction movie marathon and dress up like Star Wars characters.



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    Helen dressed as Princess Leia and Walter dressed as...



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    ...Admiral Ackbar which made Helen not want to go canoing anymore, so Walter decided to switch to a Han Solo costume which solved Water's problems, although he was having a hard time deciding between Han and...



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    Luke, which would have complicated them, only in the pocket of the costume he found a 12-pack of
    "Things should be as simple as possible,
    but no simpler." - Einstein

    “So what’s up with years of lessons? You still can’t ride a damn horse?!”



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    ...transporters which he and Helen used to get out of the boring village with no canoeing opportunities and travel to ...



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    Las Vegas... where there was a potential for things to get much more interesting.



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    So Walter pulled out two hundred dollar bills and shared.
    "Things should be as simple as possible,
    but no simpler." - Einstein

    “So what’s up with years of lessons? You still can’t ride a damn horse?!”



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    They found that they were the hit of th strip because they had these functional walkmans, which the youth were fascinated by. One youth, who was there to be married to his high school sweetheart by Elvis said:
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    "everything that has a beginning has an end neo"



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    and when it comes to canoeing, as Yoda said "do or not do, there is no try"



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