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|Yesterday 05:44 PM|
Originally Posted by Luuca View Post
BTW. That seems like a pretty powerful machine. I hope that the pacifier he has in his mouth has been fully tested by NHSTA and you are not breaking any laws..... Right????
That is a fine looking young man, Tim.
|Yesterday 12:19 AM|
|Luuca||The grandson in a spring suspension, 3-speed, dual motor, remote controlled, electric jeep that looks a lot like my LJ did. He turns 1 on the 12th. We visired over 4th weekend and celebrated early.|
|07-06-2020 03:00 PM|
The reason I posted the Lake Mojave stuff is a lot of you guys have boats.
I've actually boated all over the place. One of my favorite lakes is Bull Shoals.
If anyone does boat/fishing vacations, it sounds a bit nutty, go to the desert!
There's a really big fish hatchery at Willow Beach that supplies fish to all the lakes around here.
On the entire 67 mile stretch of Lake Mojave, I counted about 15 boats, a few jet skis and maybe 3 boats fishing. The rest were water skiing, pulling tubes or just cruising.
Imagine, Saturday. The 4th of July. Pulling up to the boat ramp and it's empty. At 8:30am. Not one boat launching except me. Clean bathrooms with flush toilets. Shady picnick tables. Palm trees. A store and nice paved parking lot. Maybe 1/3 full.
A great place for a boat trip. The average depth is 75 feet with no underwater obstructions that I have ever seen. No floating logs to ruin your motor. The water gently flows downstream and always very smooth.
Historic stuff from the original building of the dam up and down the lake (river?) (locals call it The Boulder Dam still)
With so many things closed right now, this is NOT closed! The pass only costs $25 for the week.
So, air up the tires, grease the wheel bearings and let me know, I'll meet you there! Bring your fishing gear and a sharp fillet knife for the Striped Bass, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Common Carp, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Tui Chub.
It's one of the best kept secrets around.
|07-06-2020 02:40 PM|
Originally Posted by jbolty View Post
|07-06-2020 08:07 AM|
Originally Posted by mark1305 View Post
|07-05-2020 03:44 PM|
4th of July. Spent the day appreciating what hard working Americans built for our survival and recreation. 96 deaths is the "official" number of people who died building the dam, real numbers are way more than that.
Down in that canyon, it's 120* down there. We had to keep our phones in the cooler so they worked. Not kidding.
First we went to Lake Mojave. Amazing such a great boating place is so lightly used. Everyone heads to Lake Mead.
It's 67 miles long and most of it is in a fairly narrow canyon. Excuse my video, I took it while driving and had the shakes from celebrating the night before!
It's about 50 miles of this, smooth water in a curvy canyon. Doesn't get any better.
Then we got to the Hoover Dam and Pat Tillman bridge. Since 9/11 they restricted the area. Us and two other boats figured, piss on it. We aren't looting or damaging anything so this was our 4th of July peaceful protest about keeping us out of previously enjoyed areas. We went about a quarter mile past the do not enter line. Not gonna let the terrorists win.
The bridge is 900' above.
You can hear the warning alarm going off telling us were are in a restricted area. This is all I got before my phone overheated and shut down.
Then part two, the fireworks. It was a solid 35 minutes with the best finally I've ever seen. This stupid little town spends half it's budget of fireworks! Better than Las Vegas, Denver ans Chicago combined. (I've seen the 4th fireworks in all those places)
|07-05-2020 05:19 AM|
Happy Birthday America
May you well survive both the scourge and the illusion of disorder you see writhing and threatening before you.
“ Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.
Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.
In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!
Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,— act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o’erhead!
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.“
|07-03-2020 12:53 PM|
Chris, another must read that for another unknown reason flashed into my mind ...
Shanty Boat Journal by Harlan Hubbard
Quote from a review "Harlan and Anna Hubbard, newly married in middle age, build the boat of their dreams and drift down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Harlan is an artist and a writer with a poet's eye for the beauty of the world. Anna is a musician and an elegant master of the arts of graceful living. For seven years (1944-1951) the Hubbards make their home on their little boat, drifting with the river, camping on the land. "
The thing that struck me when I read this book was how it took me back to the 1950s growing up in GA when we (and lots of other people) threw a picnic meal in the trunk of the family car - and trunks back then could easily hold 3 bodies plus all their luggage. But back then one could literally ride out into the country, find a nice looking field by the roadside, and have a picnic. And the Hubbards enjoyed the same experiences drifting through the countryside in much the same time period.
|07-02-2020 09:01 PM|
Hear ye! Hear ye!
jeep season is WELL underway! Now fielding entries for July 2020 YJOTM! Great chance to pick up something purdy for the old gal... or the jeep, your choice!
|07-02-2020 01:10 PM|
Chris in Vegas, because we are both readers (and this goes out for all you Jeepers who ought to be since we like to get out and travel)
This just flashed through my mind for some unknown reason. Back in the 1980s when I had to do a telephone interview with my prospective boss at DEOMI because I couldn't get away from my commanding officer duties at that time, he went through most of the usual questions. Then he asked what was the last book I had read. Oddly (and luckily enough) I had just read read Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon. I honestly think that clinched the job position for me.
If you have never read it, find it and enjoy it. Americana travel at its best. And it is still floating around out there.
|07-02-2020 10:47 AM|
Originally Posted by Tophog1 View Post
Interesting. Seems like the setting for a story I cant quite put my finger on at the moment because I'm not allowed to go to church.
|07-02-2020 10:02 AM|
Originally Posted by Awesome View Post
|07-01-2020 08:32 PM|
|Awesome||Apples in Death Valley? Gross. Must be mushy and nasty.|
|07-01-2020 07:31 PM|
|Tophog1||Yesterday's trip in Death Valley to an abandoned ranch. It has 5 apple trees that are still producing. Second pic is from Oct. last year when the apples were ripe.|
|06-29-2020 12:53 PM|
Chris, thanks for that article. Horowitz is indeed an interesting and talented intellectual. After reading it and thinking about his shifts in beliefs and his ideas over the years one word came to mind - "combative". And not in a negative way but in the way he could use his intellectual prowess to argue his points. He was not afraid to go for it in supporting his ideas.
I wish I could find a link to Russel's essay on the dream he had about speaking with God, whom he didn't believe in. But no luck there.
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