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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Still Forth Thursday

I went forth on this fourth Thursday to check on my geocache nearby, and to visit the car show for the first time in months?  Years?

Took some pics:

Chevy with FLAMES!

Corvair Corsa

Turbocharged engine for Corvair Corsa.

Something red and  Blue??

Engine for Chevrolet truck below.


Monte Carlo


VW bug.

And that is about it!

Fourth Thursday

So here we are, in the fourth week of summer vacation, etc.

Last Thursday S. and I went up to the Alta Vista Gardens (which is NOT the same as Vista Gardens!). Stupidly I did not take but one picture, this one, of a model rocket parachute/nose cone in a tree.  Where is the main rocket body?  They should be attached, right?  Maybe on the other side of the tree, I neglected to look.

Afterwards we found a geocache near the old Engle Airport/Escondido Airport location.

And ate lunch at the Home Sweet Home Cafe.

It has been rather warm here for a week, at least!  This candle got warm and soft and fell right over!

A couple of days later it was noticed that it had fallen over again.

So, just a bunch a pictures

of a candle.  A candle in the sun?

The breeze made the Weetabix sticker pop up just as I took the picture!

Actually, I can't remember if I took that picture, or L.--It is a mystery.

I shot this panorama at the end of the Sunset Trail in the Tijuana River Estuary Park.  That is my shiny umbrella leaning up against the sign post.  Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach is to the right.

(CLICK on it.  It is only about a meg!)

Confusedly, this trail is not on the current trail map, and yet it is quite clearly signed for hikers and horses.  And there is quite a BIT of horse poop along the way!

There was a spider on my screen last night.

I keep my spare change in this cup, guarded by the tiger.

It is 96 right now, outside, and 88 inside.  It is 3:42 PM.

I finished reading Charms For The Easy Life (by Kaye Gibbons) a few days ago.  I must say I NEVER would have picked that book to read, and I must say it is one of the best books I've ever read.

Now I'm reading Monuments Men (by Robert M. Edsel).  It is pretty good, too!

Both of these books have had movies made of them, of one sort or another.  Apparently not GREAT movies, but good movies.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday Evening Roundup

Here is the dinner we had the other evening.

This is supposed to be a sunflower, my first to flower this year, but it looks a bit more scrawny than the others I have.  Maybe it's a different breed.

I managed to get myself out of bed this morning and went down south to Border Field/Tijuana River Estuary again for some caches.  I got one I wasn't able to get before, and without even using the TOTT that I purchased on the way for ten bucks at Auto Zone in Chula Vista.

Most of them hills are down in Mexico, and we are turning west as we rotate to the right.

I walked a pretty good way and found three caches.  One of them was a puzzle cache which I didn't even figure out (I THINK!) until I got home, but I DID find the container (based on  my incredible intellect and the rather useful hint. And brute force) and sign the log, so it counts!

Due to what I don't know, I seem to have managed to NOT get my Medicare Part B applied for at the proper exact time, so I don't have it.  So that means I can't get the supplemental, either. So I essentially don't have any medical coverage to speak of for at least a couple of months, for the first time in 39 years.  The people at Social Security tried to explain what the deal was, but I do not understand, and it obviously was not going to change, so... whatever.  Guess I'll have to reschedule my oncologist appointment for next week to another month.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Down South

CAUTION!  You may have seen some of these photos on Facebook!

You will remember that I broke my glasses a couple of weeks ago.  And that I got the lenses  mounted in a new frame.  I went back and got new glasses later, and here they are.  Blue frames, to match my eyes!

I went geocaching today in the Border Field/Tijuana River Estuary area this morning.  I stopped by one cache, one that I had not found at least two times previously.  I was distracted by this plastic flower for a minute, but then I went to the certain something I had spotted on approach, and there the cache was!  Total time to find: 2 minutes.  Add the time previously searcher: 1 hour, 2 minutes...

A furry toy animal makes an odd choice for an outdoors cache, but this one was in good shape, if a bit sun-bleached.

Are those the tracks of a snake right there in the middle?

A panorama showing the view west from one point, with Mexico off in the distance on the left, and Imperial Beach off in the distance to the right.

I can't remember why I took this picture, except maybe to show the jungle I was in at one cache.

A panorama showing the view from one GZ (ground zero), from the inside... Can you see the cache?

This picture shows the same are, mostly, from the outside. Can you see the cache? I can, NOW, since I know where it is!

I spent about an hour looking for that one!

I walked about 4.1 miles this morning.  My thigh was hurting a bit, I know not why.  It's OK now, though. 

I think I got a little sunburn, I REALLY should have brought my umbrella!

Monday, July 04, 2016

Independance Day

As I said when I posted this elsewhere:  Please excuse my juvenile sense of humour...

At Stone Histories Art Park in San Diego.

Selfie mode is handy for spotting that elusive bit of oatmeal that got away while eating in bed.

I received this guy in the mail from Pennsylvania.  Now the place smells like pineapple!

I took this at the Desert View Tower rocks.  Very interesting place with several rocks cared into animal shapes.  You can barely see a black eye on the rock in the right foreground.

Another one of them old photographs I copied with the phone camera.

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