Darn Tough Socks

In 2016 we joined an Off the Beaten Path excursion to Yosemite and had a blast. Our guide, an interesting fellow, knew a lot about hiking, camping, and generally all things outdoors. He highly recommended a particular brand of socks: Darn Tough. I had never heard of them. He raved that they were the best socks money could buy. He… Continue reading

Yellowstone – Incredible TV Series

If the HBO series, Succession, is a peek at the rancid lives of the billionaire class, then perhaps Yellowstone is a case study in what that billionaire class wants to take away from the undeserving – the ordinary people. And in this story, the wealthy want Montana, which they describe as “poverty with a view.” And they want to take… Continue reading

A Very Cool Weather Website: Windy.com

This website, windy.com, punched through the noise of my RSS feeds. It’s a live view of these weather conditions around the world: wind, waves, rain & thunder, temperature, clouds, air quality, and numerous other weather variables. What makes this site so interesting to me is the way this realtime data is presented (animated) graphically – which a simple screenshot (above)… Continue reading

Deadly, Beautiful, & at the End of Our Driveway

We were told that our property has many mushrooms, and the with rainy weather, we are beginning to see more and more of them. I downloaded an app that identifies mushrooms from photos you take. It provides the name and information about the mushroom. This afternoon I shot this photo of a mushroom at the end of the driveway by… Continue reading

Crater Lake

On the drive from Atlanta to the Oregon coast, we stopped at Crater Lake in south-central Oregon for an early morning visit. We beat the traffic and long line at the entrance. The air was chilled and refreshing. The views were gorgeous! With a depth of 1,949 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the… Continue reading