Monday, June 26, 2017

Kintla Lake

Hmmm ... long time, no blog. It's been well over a year since I was here. I have a bunch of different reasons, but most aren't worth going into. I have noticed my blog view numbers increase drastically, so that caught my eye. I decided to post today just to see what happens. What the hell, huh?

The above picture is of Kintla Lake. It's in a very remote area of the northwestern section of Glacier National Park. It's a long, treacherous drive up there. The road isn't paved. When it's not solid washboard, it's non-stop potholes on each side of the road ... big ones. As you can see though, it's worth the drive up there. I would have loved to taken our kayaks, but we didn't want to put the van through that kind of beating, especially since we just pumped a whole lot of money into it.

Anyway, I don't know if anyone still reads blogs or not, but I thought I'd post something just to see if I still have the crazy view numbers.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Flowers of Hawaii ...

We recently went to Hawaii for my father-in-law's inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, which is aka Punchbowl. This is partially why I've slacked off on my blog lately. Hopefully, I can get back to it now. I took a lot of pictures in Hawaii, although most where on my phone. I'll try to share some over the next few days. Here are a few of the flowers I took.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Muffin Wars

I don't know if I've ever blogged about Muffin Top before. She's all over Instagram and Facebook, so if you follow me there, you've probably seen her at one time. Muffin Top is a pet rock that was originally designed for a photo challenge on Instagram. She's taken on a life of her own, however, and I still love photographing her in various situations. Today she decided to hang out with R2D2 and BB8. Personally, I think she'd make a great cast member for Episode VIII. She could at least have as many lines as Luke Skywalker had in Episode VII.

Eventually, I'd love to make a picture book featuring Muffin Top, so that could be in the works sometime. I have also been wanting to make an Instagram page for Muffin Top. It would be nice to have all her photographs placed together. You can supposedly have up to five accounts there. I have mine, plus one for my little stuffed mountain goat, Manny. Each time I've tried to make one for Muffin Top, I get an error message, so I don't know what the problem is. I guess I will just keep trying. In the meantime, you can see a lot of her pictures on my Instagram or over on Facebook at the following link:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Book Finds ...

I found these four books at the thrift store yesterday. The Skywalker Family Album made me a little more excited than I probably should have gotten, but hey ... it's Star Wars. I was thrilled to find Oh, the Thinks you Can Think. I knew we didn't have that in our Dr. Seuss collection, so that was a fun find. The Edgar Allen Poe poetry book was cool too, and I'm looking forward to incorporating those into our school sometime. As you might know, I collect Little Golden Books. I already had a Dumbo one, but not this version with the original artwork from the 1940s. So, now I have two Dumbo LGBs, but that's okay. It was a good book day, especially since they only cost me $1 for all four.