October 4th, 2015
After a hike in the Tug Hill State Forest yesterday, I drove to Lowville to visit the Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative cheese store and to witness, with my own eyes, LeWinDa, New York’s largest cow. I tell ya, there is never a dull moment here in the North Country!
July 26th, 2015
Fort Bragg, NC
Well, after a 2400 mile trip across the country, I arrived at Fort Bragg on Friday at about 1400. My orders said to report first to Lubbock, TX, but I had been advised to ignore that and report to Fort Bragg. The orders then said to report to building 3-2525. I checked with some impossibly young privates manning the gate who gave me a general direction, but not with much confidence.
May 29th, 2015
My life is about to get a little crazy. While that may seem somewhat dramatic, it is totally true. It would seem that I will have to move twice in the next year and, after the second move, will find myself without a job or a home.
February 15th, 2015
In order to save money while working at Fort Irwin, today I purchased a 19’ travel trailer. I go back to pick it up tomorrow and, either tomorrow or Wednesday, will haul it up to Fort Irwin. The hotel up there is $99/night. The campground is $15. I spend 150 night per year there. Financially, it’s a no-brainer.
Fort Collins, CO
March 3rd, 2014
Or Of Houses and Beer, the lack of the Former and Plenty of the Latter.
I’m in Fort Collins looking to buy a rental house. I already own one house here, one that I hope to move into one day not too many years from now when I retire from PA work, but would like to have another. Or two if things work out.
Wintery view from near my current house:
April 15th, 2013
Back in Kathmandu. The trek went well and I had a great time. It’s good to be back.
The morning flight to Lukla was uneventful and we were hiking by mid-morning. The valleys and villages below Namche Bazaar are beautiful and lush. Rhododendron blooming everywhere. The trail is littered with small villages, each having several small “markets,” tea houses, and lodges.
April 1, 2013
Long day of medical presentations (Acute Mountain Syndrome, hypothermia, frostbite) and logistical briefings as tomorrow we leave the comfort of the Hotel Yak and Yeti and fly to Lukla to begin the trek.