Friday, December 26, 2008

A Figure Four!

I thought a "Figure Four" was strictly a professional wrestling move, but Noel taught me otherwise!

Glad I'm not the guy in blue!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Who needs a treadmill?

Check out the latest from Cute Overload!

Monday, December 8, 2008

More geocaching stuff!

Want to know where I've gone geocaching? Can't really see it all, but you get the idea:

 1 2 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 20 21 - 30
 31 - 40 41 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71+

 1 2 - 2 3 - 3 4 - 5 6 - 10
 11 - 15 16 - 20 21 - 25 26 - 30 31+
Gunnison:15Larimer:13Ouray:3Hinsdale:1La Plata:1

Monday, December 1, 2008

Midomi: Find your music by singing it!

I've used this site before, you can just sing into it (if you have a microphone) and it will find your song! If you don't know the words, humming or da-da-da-ing works just fine, too!

However, today, I couldn't get it to work. Does it work for you?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tryptophan: Fact or Folklore?

Nathan says they learned in School that Tryptophan in turkey does not cause drowsiness! Snopes and Wikipedia seem to back that up. But I believe this picture is proof otherwise!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rainy day fun!

Pretty wet & cold today, so I've been playing with a program that analyzes my geocaches. Here's a tiny part of the info:

Farthest North: Pressey Park
Farthest East: Hastings Cemetary
Farthest South and West: Durango, CO

Durango is also my farthest, 490 miles away.

Put all my caches in order, and it would be 5,087 miles! I actually did 192 of that in one day, on the way to Colorado....

Geographic center of my caches is just south of Maywood.

If you want to see the rest, get a free account at and click here!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Raptor Recovery

A few years ago I found an injured hawk in my front yard. I called the police and we probably made a pretty funny sight trying to capture the little guy! The cop was going to just take the bird out in the country and leave it! Fortunately I remembered hearing about Raptor Recovery on my scanner. They pick up injured birds from anywhere in the state and nurse them back to health. When the bird can fly again it is released near where it was found. If it is too badly injured to fly it can live out its life at their site. They have an "Adopt-a-bird" program that has sent me two awesome 8 X 10 photos, the first is a Merlin Falcon, the same type that was in my yard. Her name is "Sandy." The second is a Peregrine Falcon, named "Calypso." Check out Raptor Recovery here:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Floating By... by geaners : Weather Underground

Floating By... by geaners : Weather Underground

Click on the small title above for a cool picture from Weather Underground, it was taken at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunrise at Camp Comeca

You have to get up pretty early for pictures like this! After watching this great show, I walked 4.6 miles around Eustis (didn't know it was that big!), 1.8 miles around Elwood, 3 miles around Elwood Reservoir, and 2.4 miles around Johnson Lake! Found 14 geocaches.....

Spare change? Wash your windows? Check your oil?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Trip to North Platte

Did some geocaching & sightseeing in North Platte today. The highlight of the day was to be the "Golden Spike Tower," and, yes, it was awesome. The big surprise was the wonder that was the Veteran's Memorial Wall!! Everywhere you look, it was just incredible! I'll put up a few pics, and a video.... Also cool was a research farm south of town, it's part of the UNL extension service. They do this for you & me, it said so in several places! There was even a suggestion box if you wanted them to try something in their garden, or if you wanted help with yours. Very cool! Walked 9.2 miles around town, had a great day!

Here's a shot of the wall! I didn't know you could carve brick like that!!

This is a house on the research farm south of town. Do you suppose they have to make it that pretty, or they want to?

There are lots and lots of names, all they way around the center part of the memorial.

About to enter the tower and visitor center. This should be fun!!

And, how about some videos?

Bet you didn't know North Platte had a waterfall, did you?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Who really won (or will win) the Olympics?

Math geeks like me will enjoy this awesome website. The info used is mine, just trying to figure out who won the Olympics!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The trip home

Took a different route home, we stopped at Breckenridge and Silverthorne. Here's Mom & Dad in Breckenridge. What a beautiful place! I wonder what it costs to live in those apartments???

Monday, August 11, 2008

Google Earth view of hike

Anyone else use Google Earth? I think it's awesome!! (Less so if you have slow Internet, sorry Mom & Dad!)

Here is a file of our hike, it should open up Google Earth if you click on it:

(Hmm....looks like it got zipped, don't know why. Still, you can get it from the .zip file.)

Colorado Trip Videos

Now let's see if I can add some videos from the trip!!

Colorado Trip 2008

Enjoyed a wonderful trip to Colorado again this year, actually spent three days outdoors, exploring the West Elk Wilderness, where many of my family members have spent time hunting. Thanks to Dad & Tom for showing us this beautiful area!!

Colin, Dad, and Tom after we were "First to Find" a geocache near Commissary Camp.

Couldn't decide whether to take a picture of the guys or the beautiful view behind them!!

Colin at our first campsite. That's our tent on the right, and yes it was a little cramped!! Thanks to Colin for putting up with me in there, I think I kneed him at least once!

Colin coming up "The Switchbacks" from our second campsite. You can see our tent wwwayyy back in those trees!

Dad is "King of the Hill" as we took a break in another beautiful spot! Actually, every step of the hike had breathtaking views of this area.

After our adventure in the mountains, we all visited Lake City, Colorado. Thank you!! to our hosts, Sue and Colin, poor Sue even did laundry after the hike, I think some of my stuff was radioactive!