Archive for June, 2009

Buffalo to Gardiner via Yellowstone

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

I got up at 7 this morning in Buffalo, WY, determined to hit the road by 8:30. The best laid plans… I had some work to do—outline for a final report—and even though I'd worked on it for a couple of hours last night, I didn't get out and on ...

From East Hazel Crest to Sioux Falls

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I need to start making audio notes so I can remember what I did. I left East Hazel Crest at about 8:30 this morning. I decided to play Garmin roulette and see if there was anyplace interesting along the route. Not far from where I was at that point, it told ...

East Hazel Crest, Illinois

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I drove a little over 700 miles yesterday. Tonight's reservation in Sioux Falls, SD is a little closer. So, I'll do a little sight-seeing along the way today. I'm at the Super 8 in East Hazel Crest, IL. The room is well equipped—king-sized bed, microwave, and mini-fridge. But, the toilet is ...

Juxtaposition…

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

From http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/: Disaster Preparedness Seminars for Businesses June 22, 23, 29 and 30 Youthful Driver Program for Teens Every Saturday You suppose the two are connected?

How to barbeque a grill

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

So, what happens to a Weber Q gas grill when you leave it on medium for about 12 hours? This happens: I left it on deliberately, but forgot to set a timer. I was trying to burn off the remnants of a rather sticky (but good) marinade I concocted for grilling prawns ...

The Bridge over the River Potomac

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

I walked across the Wilson Bridge today—walked from Virginia to Maryland! I parked at the Belle Haven picnic area, walked north on the parkway to the new pedestrian path that just opened yesterday, crossed to Maryland, and then walked back. It was about six miles. I won't be doing this again ...

Tick

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Today, I found a deer tick on my left leg. I have the tick in a plastic bag--it's a little larger than a poppy seed. There was no blood when I pulled it off (intact), but the area where it resided was pinkish-red.