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#4487584 - 08/13/17 05:02 PM Weirdest place you've taken your spouse
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
My wife and I are coming up on our 10 year anniversary and we've arranged to travel to the Bruce Peninsula, which has a couple of beautiful parks and is a significant portion of the dividing line between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. While we are there I've prearranged for a tour of Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, which is an 8-unit CANDU site and the most powerful Nuclear facility in the world by output at ~48TWh a year. She was surprisingly on-board with the adventure, so I'm not complaining, however it has not escaped me that from an outsider's perspective, that taking your wife to tour a power plant on your anniversary is pretty odd.

So my fellow BITOGers, who else has taken their spouse somewhere that other people, even ones that know you, would take pause and ask "why?" or say "what??!?"

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#4487595 - 08/13/17 05:11 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
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Loc: OH
Junkyards.
Seriously, when I've scavenged parts for various ancient machines over the years, my wife has come along.
I'm older now and there are many really cheap sources of new and used parts to be found online, so my yarding days are mostly over. Most of the old stuff got crushed in the high scrap price era of the early 2000s anyway, although I do know of one yard about twenty miles north of here that never crushes anything. The problem is that stuff that's been sitting since the sixties in our temperate climate with 42" annual precipitation is pretty well gone anyway.
I'm sure my wife isn't too disappointed.
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#4487626 - 08/13/17 05:40 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 04/18/17
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My bedroom.
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#4487628 - 08/13/17 05:41 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
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Loc: Ohio
Longhorn Steakhouse. I've carefully cultivated an image of that place to be exquisitely fine dining for when I want to splurge on a night out. happy
So far it's worked out perfectly!

Really, the weirdest place I ended up with my spouse was when I took a wrong turn off a freeway in Chicago and ended up in a convention center's basement loading area. D'oh!
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#4487632 - 08/13/17 05:44 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4759
Loc: MA
I used to work at a power plant which had two gas combustion turbines and a steam generator. It was pretty cool getting the tour from the plant manager so I'm sure a nuclear reactor would be even more interesting. At the time, I knew that one of the blades had broken off one of the turbines a few years back and it made so much noise the next town heard it so I just hoped that a blade didn't break while I was there.

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#4487636 - 08/13/17 05:46 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: fdcg27]
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Registered: 09/30/13
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Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Junkyards.
Seriously, when I've scavenged parts for various ancient machines over the years, my wife has come along.
I'm older now and there are many really cheap sources of new and used parts to be found online, so my yarding days are mostly over. Most of the old stuff got crushed in the high scrap price era of the early 2000s anyway, although I do know of one yard about twenty miles north of here that never crushes anything. The problem is that stuff that's been sitting since the sixties in our temperate climate with 42" annual precipitation is pretty well gone anyway.
I'm sure my wife isn't too disappointed.


That's cool.

She's not my spouse yet, but she's junkyarded with me a few times. We've even found a few things for her Volvo. I'm so thankful she's into cars as much as me.
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#4487657 - 08/13/17 06:06 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
My wife and I visited a crypt while in Paris.
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#4487659 - 08/13/17 06:07 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 11/27/15
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Loc: East Tennessee
About a year ago my wife and I toured the Toyota plant in Georgetown, KY.
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#4487660 - 08/13/17 06:08 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: skyactiv]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
My wife and I visited a crypt while in Paris.


OK, now that's pretty awesome! Your idea or hers?
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#4487668 - 08/13/17 06:22 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 07/25/17
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Loc: Texas (south)
I am single, man. frown
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#4487682 - 08/13/17 06:33 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3013
Loc: Occupied Virginia
I keep threatening to take her to Hooters the next time she wants to eat out but can't decide where she wants to go.

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#4487686 - 08/13/17 06:36 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
My wife and I visited a crypt while in Paris.


OK, now that's pretty awesome! Your idea or hers?


It was on the itinerary led by a tour guide. She planned the trip.
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#4487697 - 08/13/17 06:45 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 1605
Loc: Ontario
A coworker of mine had her husband take her on a tour of Kingston Penitentiary once.
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#4487709 - 08/13/17 06:53 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 451
Loc: Denver
I took my wife to a porn movie theater when we were first married.
She neither liked or disliked it.
Never took her again.
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#4487736 - 08/13/17 07:22 PM Re: Weirdest place you've taken your spouse [Re: OVERKILL]
y_p_w Offline


Registered: 05/06/05
Posts: 3650
Loc: SF Bay Area
Our first date involved a short hike. Then we went to ride on this:



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