Day Trip

17 Jul 19
WOODTV.com
This is my mother opening some of the birthday cards she has received. We spent two hours opening the cards. She read every one aloud. I explained where each town/city was relative to Grand Rapids and if I personally knew the sender. I haven’t counted the total number of cards, but it’s well over 200 and probably closer to 300. She is saving every card, so she can read through them again. A couple things that were interesting. There are hardly any duplicate cards. The vast majority are all unique. I was also impressed with how legible the writing was in the cards. So many of you have perfect or near perfect penmanship. Creek by my mother’s house I lost my internet connection yesterday and never added this picture – so here it is with what I wrote: This was the creek by my mother’s house Sunday evening. It was not only as high as I have ever seen it, it was also flowing very fast. Usually, you would have no problem jumping over the little streamlet. I could have almost taken the kayak from here down to Lake Melton with it flowing this fast. “Wave clouds in Oak Ridge TN on Monday 7/15/19 Monday was mostly cloudy…with breaks in the clouds and a few partly cloudy times. These were clouds from Tropical Depression “Barry”. This is an interesting shot with “wave clouds”. You can also see the wind vane on the left and the flag showing a calm wind. I’ve mentioned before that out of over 250 weather stations in the U.S., Oak Ridge TN had the lightest average wind. It has mountains all around it and they tend to keep the wind in check most of the time.
17 Jul 19
Family Adventures

7/15/2019 (NYC, Boston, Cape Cod & rodeo?)…..you thought we were in the North East…. well, we still are. Through the years, I’ve had a secret identity as a Rodeo Cowboy…(shhhhh don’t tell Dad). Growing up, I was the ‘anti cowboy’. Nike high top shoes, neon pink shirts, Hammer pants and Rap Music. And my hat,… […]

17 Jul 19
Sweetly Broken

It’s the eve of my 27th birthday, and I’m still single. I always thought that I would be like my parents. They met in college, got married a few weeks after they graduated, and had me by the time they were 25. However, my story is not my parents. My story is my own. Sometimes, […]

17 Jul 19
Noatech Pvt Ltd

Belarus has a long history of being contested. Nevertheless, it has emerged out of its dark historical past to become a beautiful republic, home to some remarkable tourist attractions. Over 40% of the country is forest land, making a Belarus travel ideal for nature-lovers and hikers. City fanatics can also get the very best out […]

17 Jul 19
Cooperstown Cred

On Sunday in Cooperstown, New York, Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay will be posthumously inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Tragically, Halladay died in a plane crash (the plane piloted by him) a little over 14 months before he would be elected to the Hall. In this […]

17 Jul 19
A Merry Mischief

Off we go to Fresno this morning to pick up supposedly repaired Marilyn at the car dealer and Jonah’s navigation system sent us on a circuitous route that included charming downtown Turlock.  We stopped for lunch and I was enamored of their municipal planters.  Flowers! Unfortunately, the nearly 3 hour drive resulted in us returning […]

17 Jul 19
CBS New York

Edwin Díaz survived a tense ninth for his 21st save in 25 attempts, retiring Cruz on a full-count foul popup with the bases loaded to end the game.

17 Jul 19
PushUP24

Source: Pixabay, Public Domain At meals or in the car, there are long silences. After 31 years together, they just don’t have much to say to each other. They don’t fight much—They’ve resolved what they can and shrug at the rest. They parallel play: usually him on his computer, her watching TV or reading. They […]

17 Jul 19
Global Glimpse

We started our morning at the pleasant and not at all too early time of 7:30. A social wake up call was given to Melissa by her roommates who sang her Happy Birthday. After persuading our fellow glimpses with candy, we made it to breakfast on time, where we were greeted by Isabelle’s fresh strawberries […]

17 Jul 19
The Frontier Post

Monitoring Desk LONDON: European stock markets edged higher on Tuesday, while the pound hit the lowest level versus the dollar in more than two years on Brexit deadlock. Wall Street provided another record-breaking lead for stocks, as an expected Fed interest rate cut continues to fuel optimism, while top Chinese and US negotiators plan to […]

17 Jul 19
Ps Cobia Photography

  Yes, I am a wedding and portrait photographer who is obsessed with national parks, traveling, and is married with child – but what else? There has got to be more to this filipino chick who likes to takes photos. So here are a few tid bits that you may, or may not have known […]

17 Jul 19
invisible alignment

The silhouette of the old, run down motel contrasted sharply against the fire of the evening horizon, the Mojave Desert sporting the colors of sunset, orange and bright red skies while a deepening dark began to cover the Yucca, Palo Verde and Ocotillo.  With the old pick up stopped, Seth looked into the rear view […]

17 Jul 19
Golden Trout Wilderness

  Backpacker Phil Sallaway headed out to the Sequoia side of the Golden Trout Wilderness for several days in June. Here is what he has to report about water levels in some rivers and the trails he hiked. Started 6/21 at Jerky Meadows, the trail to Trout Meadows is in great shape only minor debris […]

17 Jul 19
Alex goes around the world in 80 days

Day 40, wow. It feels odd to be reaching the halfway point, looking back on what I’ve done before and looking ahead to the second half. It has been a fantastic trip so far, fingers crossed it continues to be. Last night we read advice on visiting Yosemite. The advice was go early as it […]

17 Jul 19
Eric John Monier's Personal Blog

SUNDAY Both Grayson and Anna woke up with the need to relieve themselves and went to separate bathrooms. After they were done, Grayson looked out the window and realized the sun hadn’t come up yet. He waited by the other bathroom door for Anna to finish up. After hearing the toilet flush and the sink […]