Archive for January, 2009

Sensor in the Sun?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I'm trying to figure out if the temperature spikes between 14h and 16h this afternoon really occurred, or were because the sun managed to peek through the trees at the remote sensor. Given that both spikes coincided with dips in the relative humidity, I suspect that they were the result ...

Richmond to Fredericksburg and Tarntip Thai Cuisine

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Before leaving the Richmond area this morning, we drove past Randolph Macon. Playing "Garmin roulette," something I didn't know about appeared on the list of attractions — an observatory. The Keeble Observatory is not huge, but it is cute. After that detour, we set a course for the Tarntip Thai restaurant ...

Myrtle Beach to Chester, VA

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Before leaving Myrtle Beach this morning, we went out for a walk on the beach. Here's the condo building where we stayed. We had a corner unit with a wrap-around balcony… the one in the middle of the three floors shown below. Here's the condo's association president. Here's the board of directors. And here's ...

Conway and Galivant’s Ferry

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Unfortunately, it's been raining all day — not hard all the time, but enough to make being outside uncomfortable. So, after a brief but wet walk on the beach, we decided to do a couple of driving tours — visiting Conway, Galivant's Ferry, and Socastee, SC. Pictures were taken out ...

Morning in Myrtle

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

We're at 2600 North Ocean Blvd at the Anderson Ocean Club condominiums. We're on the 15th floor. Here's the view out the windows last night.   And, here are the views this morning. This is the view out the 2nd bedroom balcony. It's like day and night! The living room has a balcony and ...

The road(s) to Myrtle Beach

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

We're at the Anderson Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. This time of year, a 2-bedroom condo (with three balconies, three HDTVs, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a partridge in a pear tree goes for about $80 a night. The furnishing are upscale. My only complaints as of about an hour ...

The Odd Tree

Monday, January 12th, 2009

As I was walking about two miles north of Mount Vernon today, I saw a tree that looked rather out of place. It was too tall, and too green. When I got closer, I could see why it struck me as unnatural. Can you see which tree I'm talking about? It's ...

Saturday Morning Annoying Phone Call

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Update: American Express called again while we were out at dinner. Left no message. But, they just called again! They must like the 8:00 - 8:30 time slot. A real human this time, though. He said they're looking for someone named Christy something who gave this number as hers. He's ...

Matlacha, Florida

Monday, January 5th, 2009

On New Year's Day, we drove through a picturesque town called Matlacha. Katie pointed the camera out the window as we drove through, and here are the pictures she took.                                            

January 3, 2009 at the Jacksonville Zoo

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Today, we went to the Jacksonville zoo. After that, we had lunch at Panera, then hit the road for Lumberton, NC, where we are now. Here are a few of the pictures I took at the zoo.

Jacksonville, FL

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

We're in Jacksonville, Florida. We got up early this morning and went down to the Manatee Park to make another stab at seeing Manatees. Unfortunately, there were none to be seen. So, we went back to Villa Martin and had breakfast and packed up the van. We got away at ...

December 31, 2008 Six Mile Cypress Sough Preserve

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Yesterday, Karen woke up with a stomach virus of some kind, and begged off of most of the day's activities. So, Katie & I decided to hit a couple of parks. First, we went to Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. All told, it's about two miles of boardwalk that traverses ...