In danger of losing your windmill?
Maybe you can share the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you used it to seek out special places to go (like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.).
Anything to keep your windmill alive.
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Wow, I am posting the first entry of the first of the eighth month! Albany.
Finally made it back to the lower 48. Driving through BC was a drag as there were fires and the air quality was horrible. There was a province-wide ban on campfires which we found very odd as the fires are all in the southern part of the province. Since BC is larger (both wider and longer) than the state of California it seemed odd to ban campfires province-wide. When there are fires in southern California campfires aren't banned in northern California. I'm sure there must be some reason - perhaps a limited number of fire fighting personnel or something but, again, when California has big fires personnel come from other states to help out and California sends firefighters to other states when needed.
One thing that surprised me about Canada was the coffee at Tim Horton's. I've heard people say they have great coffee and the franchise is certainly pretty much every where but we found the coffee to be really weak. We got better coffee at a gas station. I guess Canadians must not like strong coffee. We were really surprised (and disappointed).
Getting around waterfront of Seattle during a training trip.
Cubs vs Brewers
Keeping my windmill going.
Take a short trip to get a beverage. It is too hot for me with this heat wave.
Up to the Poconos last weekend for the NASCAR race.
Returned from a visit to Richmond, VA & some of it's Art Museums. Very good.
Using GPS to get out of PET airport in MTL and back home. Have a good weekend (and to the Canadians out there - a good long weekend!)
a few more days and schools will be open again. School zones will be active and young ones will once again be learnin their ABC's.
An interesting observation today at my corner Tim Hortons..
We normally order Cafe Mochas which are nothing more than half hot chocolate and half dark roast with whip topping for extra calories...I normally get charged almost 3 bucks for a large, I thought I'd get crafty and order a simple half hot chocolate and half dark roast refraining from the moniker of Mocha..much to my surprise the cost was a buck fifty!..now add 50 cents more for the white stuff on top and it's still a saving of a buck!perhaps I'll buy that new car!
SIDE NOTE..the message text field for typing this message is incredibly hard on the eyes to see and look at...just an observation..
Well, I guess I need to get the windmill alive again because they just had a court ruling in Ohio making the red-light cameras legal again. Oh well, I really don't go through red lights anyway.
Went to both Bryce and Zion National Parks.
Backcountry camping two weeks in the Rockies..got out just before the fires.
First Monday trade days. Nice day out in the Texas sun.
Had a business meeting in Indiana and google suggested it as a place to see.
To find places like that, just download my Offbeat poi.. You will find lots of places like that in it.
Two weeks ago drove to LA to get 2 of my grandchildren and back in one day. Took them to music museum, butterfly garden, aquarium, science center, movies, in between swimming lessons.
Yesterday did a repeat trip to take back the kids for school and returned home that evening.
Anyone traveling I 10 and needing a good place to eat then I recomend Silly Als Pizza in Quartzsite AZ about 15 miles from the CA border. Open 10AM to 10PM. Also if driving to CA one should buy gas in Quartzsite for there it was $2.19 and across the border it was $2.49 and the cheapest in LA was $2.79 and up
Here and there
Been to Lowe's three times for construction materials. Thankfully, it is not very far to travel.
Programming national monument POI.
Trip to Costco to buy things I don't really need
Round-trip from NC to MD. 990 miles
trips around town. But we're updating the POIs in preparation for another trip!
Columbus flea market in NJ, and a planned trip to Seattle Washington
Went for a bike ride on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. It is a wonderful place to ride ... an old rail line that has been paved, so nice and smooth with gentle inclines. I am trying to get back into bicycling for some badly needed exercise. I made about 18 miles today which I didn't think was too bad for an out-of-shape 70 YO! I used my old Garmin Oregon 550 for navigation rather than my nuvi. It has good battery life, is trans-reflective for decent viewing in bright sunlight, and has better tracking analysis for off road navigating.
Man, the year is really flying by.
Spent a few days in the Catchacoma and Mississagua Lakes (Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park area), with my wife's brother and wife who were vacationing from Fort McMurray.
Been gone for awhile, back on board.
Then Tolland, CT
Then Tolland, CT
We would pass Charlton on the way to Old Sturbridge Village as kid, what a long time ago...
Happy Sunday to all friends.
Tiss the season again for the dreaded yellow jacket brigade!.. seems like overnight these annoying and intrusive flying/stinging pests are making thier return to an outdoor meal near you.
Everything has it's purpose, just please don't make your reason for being on my hamburger!
that was after running some errands in town for my own house
For the annual RAC picnic.
Looks like I get to stick around home for the next couple of weeks. Give my GPS a little breather.
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