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Hello everyone, it's been a while since Iv been to the fishing forum and can't hardly believe the other one's been shut down Why?, Something about a guy humping his dog on the lawn? I don't know. Anyway My Dad who's 80 years old and disabled is coming out to utah from california to go fishing with his son (thats me) all he talks about is all the fish we're going to catch Hmmm, it all sounds good to me and I'm looking forward to seeing my pop after so many years. But I'm not real sure where to go fishing with him. He will be in a Wheelchair and catching some fish would be a plus but just spending the day with him and he being able to get close enough to the water is all I really care about. I live in Orem and was thinking about that handicap ramp at utah lake park and boat ramps at the lake, also maybe salem pond. Is there anywhere you guys and gals can think of to go in utah valley? any other good trout pond maybe?. (where's LOAH when you need him) Thanks for your Time.

Also I would like to thank the people who got this forum up and running. Don't know all the names yet but it's a good forum.
 

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I had a confirmed LOAH sighting over on uutah yestersday. Surprised he didnt come over here and pick up where he left off yet.
 

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Thanks FishGlyph, i drove out to salem pond in payson today and it's the perfect place to go. Now, does anyone know a good coffee shop LOL. I don't need to talk to LOAH, just need to get him to typing and spinning some fish tails or us .
 

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Sorry, man. I don't know why I didn't read this post until now. :oops: It looks like you chose the best place to take your Pops. Another place I would've recommended would've been Highland Glen, but who knows how the fishing is over there, right now?

I payed a quick visit about a month ago and didn't get a bite. (HG) Salem Pond always seems to have something going on, though. It's a pretty nice park all around. I always go to the far south end and do alright. In fact, I'm thinking I need to go back before the season's over.

Glad you and your Dad had a good time. I hope you caught lots of fish.

Take care.
 

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Oh yeah...Coffee shops. :lol:

In Orem, you've got Juice n' Java on State right in front of Kmart in the old Winder Dairy building (that's also the old Skippers, if I remembering correctly). They make good brew, but you have to get around the attitude. "Thanks, it's been a total burden serving you." That kind of thing. How can they possibly be snobby? They work in a friggin' coffee shop for cryin' out loud!

Just down the hill from Orem in the Riverwoods mall, there's the Border's Cafe. It's decent, but the folks they hire don't really know what coffee is all about, so it's all done by the book there. Expect a bitter espresso. The rewarding part is that you can go find a book or a periodical and browse through it while you sip your sludge of choice. I never had any problems with snobbiness there.

The Juice n' Java in Provo is the loiter capital for every one that just got out of the food coalition building. The coffee's great but the atmosphere is pretty shady. Most of the patrons look like they would suck your blood if you let them. There are some folks with some class, but you'll get your share of loonies while you converse. I actually have a lot of old friends that get their coffee there, but it's rare to find me spending much time at a table.

Payson's got a Starbucks somewhere, but I'm hardly ever down there, so I'm not sure where it is. I doubt it would be too hard to find. :lol:

I know Springville has a coffee shop downtown, but I've never been to that one, either.

As far as coffee goes, I prefer to brew my own. That way I don't have to pay $1.25 for a 20oz "to go" cup and get dirty looks if I don't give a tip. That's right, coffee shop personnel frown upon people that don't leave a gratuity. Let's think about the proper tip (15%) for $1.25...It comes to just under $.19. Why bother? Oh...They think they deserve more than that.

Sorry. It must be the long history of bad experiences with coffee snobs. Steamers was my staple back in the day, but it went out of business because of all the broke crackheads that overran the place and scared off the good business. It's too bad. I miss open mic night.

So there's everything I know about the coffee scene in Happy Valley. Overall, I would give the Juice in Provo the best coffee rating, but the worst vibe. Get in, get your coffee, and get out before you lose a pint. :lol:
 
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