15SEP18 – I bought a used Jeep Wrangler recently. I’ve been thinking about it for some time, as in . . . years. I’ve been driving that blue Chevy Avalanche nearly every day for over 15 years and have put over 200,000 miles on it. It’s been a really good truck, but I just wanted something different. I still have the Avalanche, but the Jeep Continue reading
View from atop Mt. Evans of the observatory and observation deck
Last weekend Lisa and I joined Joshua and Cory and Luke on a trip to Mt Evans, one of the Colorado fourteeners which can be driven to the summit. However, we didn’t drive to the top, but instead hiked from a parking lot at Summit Lake. This would be Continue reading
Back in 2000 a small local outdoor store called Grand West Outfitters was going out of business. I thought it was the best outdoor store in town and was sorry to see it go, however, during the “going out of business” sales I bought a variety of equipment, at deeply discounted prices, which I still use today. One of the items I bought which I don’t use much anymore was a Thommen Classic altimeter.
The Thommen Classic Altimeter Plus Barometer is an aneroid type. If you’ve ever traveled from a low elevation to a higher elevation with something Continue reading
A few beer cans from my old collection
Do you have a collection of anything? I’ve got a collection of old camp stoves, and some old lanterns, too. When I was a kid I collected baseball cards, key-chains I bought on family vacations and beer cans. I still have some of all of those. In a previous blog post I wrote about old things and asked, “Are new things better?”, and that got me thinking about collecting. People seem to look at me with disbelief when I tell them I have over forty antique camp stoves. “What do you do with them?”, they ask, or Continue reading
Are new things better?
There are two sayings which are almost the same:
“They don’t make ’em like they used to“, implying old things are/were better.
And . . .
“They don’t make ’em like they used to, and that’s a good thing.”, meaning that old things weren’t necessarily as good as some people seem to think because Continue reading
This year I organized my 25th consecutive flag football game which is played the day after Thanksgiving Day. Seems weird . . . twenty-five years in a row. Anyway, we had fourteen-plus players and had beautiful weather. As always, Mike, the only Continue reading
Partial eclipse as viewed from our hill in Wyoming (Photo courtesy of Jeff Gross)
Some months ago I posted a description of a scouting trip for the then upcoming solar eclipse. Well, as most people know, it happened on Monday, August 21st. It was quite an event. A couple of guys I know were all over this thing and Continue reading