April 10, 2022

Short Vacation in San Diego

Ellen and I decided to take a short vacation in the San Diego area.  We have a time share in the Welk Resort so we are pretty close to everything.

On the first night , we went to see a Creedance Clearwater Revival tribute band, Fortunate Son.

Day two was spent downtown.  First, a trip through the Comic Con and Automobile museums in Balboa park.

Next, we headed on down to Seaport Village.  We had a quick bite and took a tour on the SEAL Tours amphibious trolley.

Day three went went to another car museum, Deer Park.


We went back to the resort to cleanup for a night at the Valley View Casino with dinner and the prestigious Black&Blue restaurant for what has been called "San Diego's best Rib Eye".

The last day we spent at the pool.  We rented a cabana for the day which kept us safe from the sun.

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March 31, 2022

He's Baaaack!

 After a long hiatus, I will be firing off the blog again.  

Stay tuned as I dig through the archives and try to catch everyone back up!

August 29, 2017

H4O - Bishop, CA - August 11-12, 2017

It was very refreshing in the mountains around Bishop. So much water this year. Combined with the cooler temperatures made it a trip to remember! There were still washed out bridges and many flooded fields around town.

DesertDan (former member of that other Hummber club) had moved to Bishop and accompanied me on the Wheeler prerun.

The new signage on the way up let us know that we were in for some challenges.

Once we reached the crest, we were greeted with a wonderful sight. The snowmelt pond still had plenty of water along with a slew of tadpoles and frogs.

There was a fire blazing in the western Sierras so the view was a little smokey.

Of course, coming back down makes the trail all different.

I did have a close encounter with a tree . . .

 On Friday, my buddy Craig (Stitch to those who have met him on previous runs) joined Dan and myself for the run up Silver Canyon.

Silver Creek was running well and provided a lot of entertainment. It was the same heading down Wyman Canyon on the backside of the White Mountains.

However, there were a few washed-out areas.

We turned around to head back to Bishop through Silver Canyon. From the top, you can see all the water reservoirs across the valley holding the influx of water.

 Saturday, we tackled Wheeler Ridge. Dan did not feel like taking that again and bowed out but we picked up Jeremy with his family.

It was a great three days of wheeling!

October 25, 2014

H4O - Last Chance Canyon - October 11th, 2014

I recently had the the suspension all rebuilt on my truck and wanted to go stretch its legs with an impromptu trip up Last Chance Canyon. I had some part to deliver to oxlxxx and he happened to be running that trail . . . so here we are!

I only had one other person join me for most of the trail. We stopped many time for photo ops so we have plenty to share!

Here are some teasers from my camera:

I finally found the Dutch Cleanser Mines. Turns out we had always been pretty close. Well worth trip though. We took some poser shots in the mine.

Towards the end of the trail, we bumped into owlxx on his way up. Apparently, he and his friend had a fun night run going up the canyon. We need to revisit this at night with a full crew in the future!
Andy took most of the pics since my phone was busy running the GoPro. Expect to see some video later.

April 27, 2014

Life Review

I had quite an interesting weekend.  I happened to have Friday off as part of my 9/80 so I had three days from the monotony called work.  I spent Friday cleaning out some clutter from the house.  Ellen had four bags of clothing and shoes while I had two desktop computers, two laptops, a full 5.1 stereo system and a box of books.  I then spent a few hours with my friend Marcel that runs Crenshaw computers in Gardena. 

Once I got back home, I did a little research on old computers that I have owned.  In doing so, I started to read my old blog entries.  So many things I have forgotten about.  I spent the rest of the day perusing through my entries, at least until Ellen came home.

Most of Saturday and part of Sunday was spent playing Lego Marvel Super Heroes.  I find the Lego games a great way to relax.  I am enjoying seeing all the different Marvel characters interfacing. 

On a tech note, I finally got blu ray movies to play on Ubuntu.  I really hate all this DRM junk.  I do not understand why movie companies spend so much money on something that does not work.