Wednesday, January 30, 2008
(WGS84 Datum). There are so many systems and datums. It is really a moment of realizing how little I know about the technicals of the system. More to learn. I will probably come back to this topic as I learn more.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
1) take earplugs
2) it is the details that kills the color guard. If you are doing the color guard at a major event, the blue field of the American flag goes on the top left side. The stem of the maple leaf on the Canadian flag goes down. No ifs, ands or butts. If you can't get this straight, then you are too dumb to be out doing the color guard and you should just stay home before someone like me shoots you in the butt for being dumb.
3) The freestyle part is the best.
4) The ATV is the worst
5) it is handy to take the gps with so you find your way back to the parking lot.
6) The stairs at the RCA dome are too darn high.
Monday, January 21, 2008
I guess I should not be surprised I dream of spring when the weather is the coldest. Here's hpoing for warmer days.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Grump! They changed things and I don't like it. I am sure that after being indignant for a while, I will get used to it and just do it like it has always been that way. Maybe not, I still don't like having to change the clocks twice a year after having almost a decade break from daylight savings. Shoot me, I am of stubborn German Lutheran stock and don't like change. Until I get something else to complain about. Bye!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
On October 30, Smokey was placed in Off Base, a new puzzle cache of mine. At the beginning of December, we had heavy rains and some flooding. My cache should have been well above the flood line, but possibly the high winds blew it out of its hiding place and into the river. The cache, with Smokey inside, floated seventeen or eighteen miles down the river to an island--the last stop before the open waters of Puget Sound--where it was picked up by a kayaker. He is not a geocacher, but he has a friend who is, so he brought the box to his friend. Contrary to GS's recommendation, I had not written the coordinates on the box, but the cacher identified the cache by looking up Smokey's tracking number.
The cacher emailed me before Christmas, and I finally retrieved the cache this afternoon (January 9) with the entire contents dry and intact--thanks to the kayaker, the cacher, the Lock & Lock box and Smokey. I don't know if I can replace the cache yet, but I'm going to put Smokey in a more accessible cache so it can move along.
I just thought this might be an interesting note on your TB's history.
The link for this is here.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
One of our Seminary Field Workers came over to our place for Christmas. (It was actually on Boxing Day but it was for Christmas.) Their son Luke obvious enjoyed the chocolate from the mess on his face. Great and cute kid. We like his folks too but Luke is something else.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Kim and I went over to Canada for a late Christmas celebration. I couldn't resist looking for things to waymark. We found two benchmarks. One was on the Kingsville Post Office building and the other was on the Library. The coordinates were not all that accurate and we rellied more on description than the gps to find them. We also went to two old cemeteries. One was an old negro cemetery and the other was a mass grave for Chippewa Indians. Really interesting to see. They have been submitted for waymarks and just waiting for approval.
Adams works so I think I will have to start reading it. He's got a great sense of humour and what he has to say makes some good points. Enjoy the link.net
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
i also got to find some benchmarks and see some cool gravestones. I will be posting them later.
Happy New Year.