While on one of our weekly hikes a few weeks ago, we happened upon a couple of trail maintenance tools sitting beside the trail. Not being trained in that particular skill, I can only assume that the pick is used to remove or modify stubborn rocks that might be a tripping hazard. I’m sure it has plenty of other uses. Continue reading
Last week we were hoping to leave Fargo in time to miss the winter storm that was forecast. When we got a notice that the airline was offering a no-fee schedule change. Given that we may or may not have been able to get home, we opted to stay in Fargo until the storm subsided. The snow was heavy on Saturday night, but no wind, so it was not that big a problem. There was enough, though, that our snow removal company came late Saturday night and cleared the driveway. Continue reading
“What a wonderful thought that it is some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” – Anne Frank
Let me start off this week that begins a new year and a new decade with a wish to all my readers that the best days of your lives have yet to happen.
As this is being written, we are scheduled to fly back to Arizona tomorrow. It may not happen. A weather alert for the region promises at least a two-day storm with heavy snow, strong winds and North Dakota’s usual winter mix of yuck. With any luck, this post will publish the day after we touch down in Arizona. We shall see. 🙂 Continue reading
Fargo, North Dakota.
Lynn and I are back in Fargo for Christmas week (at least that’s the plan as I am still in Arizona while writing this post. >grin<) Our plane tickets are bought and we are looking forward to spending a few days with family and friends back in the “frozen north.” We are looking forward to putting up our tree and decorating it with those ornaments we’ve had for many years now.
There are many holidays for those of different beliefs during this time of year. I know from my stats that I have a world-wide audience for this humble blog. Please accept my best wishes for you and yours, whatever holidays you honor. Continue reading
Last week I featured an image captured from the trail’s end at the top of Pyrite Summit Trail and its commanding view of the valley west of the White Tank Mountains. During the 740 ft (225 m) ascent, there were many views of the trail up ahead that I captured along the new Pyrite Trail. By the end of the month, I hope to feature a dronie image or two of the Arizona desert. I’ve first got to find a way to carry the drone in some kind of backpack as for now, it’s in a shoulder strap case that wouldn’t be very conducive to shlepping up a trail, both hands filled with hiking poles and a backpack filled with water, first aid kit, etc. Continue reading
The Marriott Hotel in the Inner Harbor area is built on the banks of the Jones Falls River. In the river across from the hotel is a strange moored vessel known informally as Mr. Trash Wheel. In the photo above, the river flows from right to left and not far behind Mr. Trash Wheel the river flows into the larger Inner Harbor area. Continue reading
Across the channel from the Marriott Hotel where we were staying for our national conference, a large tented facility attracted my attention. It looks like a music venue from the distance, but I was not to find out for sure until we went for our dinner walk to a nearby restaurant. Upon our return from dinner, the sound of music wafted over the pier and throughout the area. As we strolled along the water’s edge, many people had stopped to enjoy the sound of reggae music from the artists performing that evening. Continue reading