Friday, February 27, 2015

I'm Ready For Spring.....But Mother Nature Isn't


Not much has been going on since the beginning of the year...The old "hitchitch" keeps getting worse, yet there is still stuff to be done around here, visitors/family are still arriving...just had the Twins(from KC and Jefferson City, Mo) and their significant other visiting...Doctor appointments,  and then of course there is the weather....I know it is not as bad as most places, but its all has gotten into the 20's when one considers wind-chill, ...I was exchanging emails with Jon Vermilye of the Blog "Jon's Journey's"(Oswego, New York) and he stated they where having heat wave...21 degrees...which was the warmest its been there in he was shoveling snow off his roof...
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Speaking of Jon....I was asking him about Solar Panels....I was doing some mindless activity the other evening and stated looking on Craigs List..... nothing in-particular .....stumbled upon a 100 watt solar suitcase unit, with controller...made by Renege...the unit is only 4 months old, but didn't meet the individuals need....asking price was very good....bottom line is I got it even cheaper and pick it up/test it next week...only down side, the person lives about two hours from here....oh well, its worth it....I've been debating for about 2 years about the utility of a 100 watt solar unit, I'll now find out if its worthwhile to have one....I do have a generator but hate using it just for laptop, phone, Bluetooth, furnace fan, maybe the solar will be a positive addition to my "Boondocking" experience.

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My newest ache and pain is Plantar Fasciitis...causes pain in the heel....bottom-line is that I now have another set of stretches I do as soon as my feet hit the instead of walking 2+ hours, I am walking about 80 minutes and at a slower stride....oh well, at least I can still walk/exercise,  stop bitching Horst!
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I have been trying to add some photo albums to my website...though I'm not through yet, I decided to post what I have done thus if you are having a really boring day, take a photo journey...starts here:

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As I ponder this year's adventure(s), I keep hitting a brick wall..I have been following several blogs that are making my "adventure spirit" drool....what to do...a short trip in the next 30 is a must....before I end up in a "special white jacket" and a padded walled room.  I think I may venture west and do the Guadalupe Mts. in West Texas(before it gets too warm)...and head back East to the Hill Country for bluebonnets and stuff....maybe a 2 week outing...just to get my Bride use to me being gone...:)
Maybe a second shot trip to the Lower Alabama/Florida Panhandle area.....
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Then a 2+ month trip early/mid Fall Adventure along Rt.66...start south of Chicago and go to California...also was thinking of going East for the northeast autumn leaves...that just seems to have a short window in terms of "weather".....oh well...lets just take the first step and not worry about what happens this Fall......
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So Thats it folks....not much happening.....plan on trying a couple Day Trips soon and going to pick up my new toy next week....hopefully this weather will break soonest and Spring will jump out at us...Until next time...Safe Travels and keep making those Memories!...Horst sends