Since I'm behind on this weeks stuff, I give you, Moose on Monday
It was a big date night out on the town
It’s all about the trade…I think?
Hiring the right person for the job is everything
It’s the one and only........... “You can’t touch this”
At least they weren't beheaded ...they can be happy later
And from the I've got to try it stuff
Spreadable Beer is now on my grocery list
Please forgive my absence. My soul had an itch and the family had a need to explore. We drove, we saw and we enjoyed life on a short, whirlwind vacation this week.
This week, my sister and brother-in-law have been visiting from San Diego. There have been day trips to the Big E, Grandchildren’s birthday parties and the Berkshires. But we also had some additional plans. With the bags packed, Helene and I took them on a road trip. We did not have a lot of time available for what we wanted to see, but we made the best of the time we had.
Sometimes, all you need is an open road, good weather, and great company. This last week, we were fortunate enough to have them all. We did not spend a lot of time in any one location, but the sights were many and so were the miles. It was a bit exhausting when it was all over, but it sure was a lot of fun.
We kicked off the adventure with a trip to Hampton Beach and then up the coast to Portsmouth NH. My brother in law had never been in that city so there was a combination of sightseeing in the old city and relaxing on the waterfront. When that adventure was over, we headed up to Wells Maine. While in Maine, there were trips to the Nuble Lighthouse, Ogunquit, Kennebunkport and a great scenic drive along the rocky coast.
At one point as we were driving along the coast, we saw some splashing in a small harbor. We stopped the car and watched what was happening for a little bit, we soon realized that there was a group of seals swimming in this uninhabited area.
While we were in Maine, we also enjoyed some very good restaurants and one that was ok at best. We also had a chance to enjoy an outside experience at a lobster pound. It was a special treat for the Californians due to the great weather that we have been experiencing. This fresh steamers and lobsters was a big hit with everyone.
There was also one night that was spent in North Conway NH. We left the coast and drove to the White Mountains to see some fall foliage. We took a drive along route 302 through Crawford Notch to The Cog Railroad and the base of Mt Washington. Later there was another drive over the Kancamagus Trail. The Foliage is really starting to show its brilliant colors in the mountains. It was a special treat for everyone. This week will be a great one to get out and enjoy the foliage if you have a chance.
The travelers have now left this morning and are on their way back to California. For me, it’s time to sit back and reflect on those experiences that we were fortunate enough to have together.
One does not stand still looking for a path.
One walks; and as one walks,
A path comes into being.
Sorry for the lack of Stuff, Were Road Tripping and Leaf Pepping
How a Libertarian Paradise in Chile Fell Apart
It was a good idea, in theory anyway. The plan was to form a sustainable community made up of people who believed in capitalism, limited government, and self-reliance. The site was already picked out: 11,000 acres of fertile land nestled in the valleys of the Chilean Andes, just an hour’s drive away from the capital of Santiago, to the east, and the Pacific Ocean, to the west. Residents could make money growing and exporting organic produce while enjoying Chile’s low taxes and temperate climate. This was no crackpot scheme to establish a micronation on a platform floating in the middle of the ocean (a common libertarian dream) .....More....
I've heard, there's another Good Festival going on today!
Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Alcohol doesn't solve your problems...but then, neither does milk. - W.C. Fields
I take every day one beer at a time, one beer every sip at a time. - Dennis Leary
Once during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
I love those days when I'm in the company of family and friends. the great stories that are told, and a few good beers that go with them. But as I remember, None of those stories were ever started with; “we were sitting around eating some salad, when…”
Have a Great Weekend
Tomorrow, I am looking forward to a visit from my little sister and her husband. Maureen and Dale have not been back here for a visit in a couple of years and we are really looking forward to seeing them.
They are coming in from San Diego to see the best that New England has to offer. The Fall Foliage, The Atlantic Ocean, The coast of Maine, Mt Washington, The White Mountains, The Big E and just maybe, the Frau and me.
With my vacation also starting when I finish up today, our road trip is about to start. I’m sure there will be an adventure or two in store for us, but with a good driver, (Not Me) and a better navigator (I can do that) we should have some fun and good memories.
Sorry for the link that did not attach to yesterdays post on the Good ship Lollipop. It is now linked.
Last week, NBC's Today Show aired a segment on home invasion. A long time NYC police offered up some tips on what to do, if you find yourself in this terrible situation. His three tips were:
1. Keep your car keys handy where you sleep, and if there’s a home invasion, hit the horn button to create a lot of noise.
2. Keep a can of hornet and wasp spray handy, and if the invaders enter your room, spray them with it to render them temporarily blind.
3. Sleep with all your bedroom doors open so everyone in the house can hear everything that’s going on.
The first point gave me a good laugh! A car horn is part of the landscape when you live in the city. They go off so often that the neighbors aren’t likely to get up from the TV and take a look.
The second point of keeping a can of repellant handy is also foolish. I have seen and read enough about repellant sprays to know that they don’t always work.
But……There is a small part of the third point that has some merit.
When you have your doors open inside your house, you are able to see and hear everything much easier. If there is a problem in your house such as a home invasion, you can then use your Second Amendment rights and have a larger body area to aim at the intruders. Then, that life threatening problem is minimized very quickly.
I am a person who strongly believes in the "live and let live" philosophy. But, when that is no longer a viable option, I also posses the confidence and competence needed to use my firearm.
Take a trip on the Lollipop Cruise
It is killing us
We live in a country that used to boast of having the most freedom, the highest average standard of living, the highest level of productivity, the highest level of scholastic achievement and one of the (if not the) healthiest societies on this planet… My how the mighty have fallen!
Who would have thought
The year was1981, Ronald Reagan was in the first year of his Presidency, the Soviet Union was the Evil Empire, and an amazing new technology was in its infancy. When were the good old days? Take a look
Please, let her be wrong
It’s feasible that the U.S. government is not being forthcoming with the American people about how easily the Ebola virus can be contracted and whether it’s an airborne virus, according to medical expert Dr. Jane Orient.
It was only a matter of time
Hundreds in Lynn Ma are being tested for Tuberculosis. Did you hear about all the new neighbors who have moved in up there? more
Its getting very close now
Trust in all branches of federal government is now close to the record lows that were measured in April 1974, just months before Richard Nixon resigned amid the Watergate scandal.
From the Gallup Poll
"There is only one story. You already know the plot. Live it now. Eternity isn’t a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life."