Traveling between Las Vegas and anywhere in California? There's an excellent chance of finding yourself on hot, monotonous, crowded I-15. If not in a hurry, consider a side trip to China Ranch Date Farm, especially if you are headed north to Death Valley on 127. Be advised, it's a bit remote, especially those last few … Continue reading Roadside Attraction: China Ranch Date Farm
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. ~ Mark Twain I didn't have time for even a short post, so I quoted someone long dead. ~ Camp Host Chad Here's a symbolic visual of my day: In this scenario, I think the water is everything that … Continue reading My Day!
High temperatures got you feeling low? Try these solutions! Drink a delicious shake. Rest on the nearest bench. Get a haircut. Catch some entertainment in a cool theater.
For my Flag Day post last year, I struggled to find a decent flag picture (o which I owned the rights), and finally, regretfully settled for a mediocre photo, then decided on two actions to ease that pain: I vowed to replace that photo ASAP -- Hasn't happened yet. If you're eager to glimpse a … Continue reading Independence Day (2018): Blowing in the Wind
(Previous List) Why go camping? 22. To see the stars. 21. You are a star. To just go be yourself. 20. Delay suspicion over your absence while you segue into the Witness Protection Program. 19. Reward yourself for a job well done. 18. Avoid a job. 17. Lost your job. 16. Nothing fresh to binge. … Continue reading 95 Reasons to Camp: Countdown Part 4
(Previous List) Why go camping? 49. Cheap vacation. 48. Integral part of a road trip. 47. Get lost. 46. Find yourself. 45. To mourn. 44. Change of scenery. 43. To mourn changes to the scenery. 42. It’s Spring. 41. …Summer. 40. …Fall. 39. …Winter. (Really? Wow. Good for you!) 38. Build your stamina. 37. Climb … Continue reading 95 Reasons to Camp: Countdown Part 3
(Previous List) Why go camping? 74. To win a bet. 73. Celebrate winning a bet. 72. Make good on losing a bet. 71. Escape shame of a lost bet. 70. Physical challenge. 69. Mental break. 68. Spiritual quest. 67. Emotional rescue. 66. Get what you need. 65. Find what you are looking for. 64. Mend … Continue reading 95 Reasons to Camp: Countdown Part 2
Why go camping? 95. You love it. 94. Someone you love loves it. 93. You need a break from someone you love. 92. You need a break from someone you don’t love. 91. Postpone breaking up. ("Sorry, baby, can't talk. Bad cell service!") 90. Initiate a break-up. ("If you really love me, you'll come with me...") … Continue reading 95 Reasons to Camp: Countdown Part 1
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato I've personally faced some employment challenges lately (which are much different than "challenges at my place of employment" - although, I faced those recently too), but that drought ended Monday. As I spread my good news around, I am strongly reminded of … Continue reading Turtle Chases Shark
Wake up! Yes, you, napping under those trees. I'm talking to YOU. No, you were NOT awake. I checked: Because there's a huge bug on your shirt. I don't know what it is. Some sort of moth or butterfly... A Motherfly?