29 November 2016

TSA Confiscated Items

Just do a "google" search for images, to see the crazy things people try to bring on an airplane.

and you are complaining about a pair of nail clippers?

27 November 2016

Travel this weekend?

Are you or a family member flying right now?  Trying to get back home or to school after the Thanksgiving Break?  Well, check out this site to see live air trafic.

And currently not too many delays right now!  Safe travels.

24 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish you and yours a happy thanksgiving.  If you are one of the 50 million travellers this weekend, I hope your trip is going well and that you remember the folks that served you during the trip.  Remember the gas station employees, the wait staff, toll plaza people, airport people and of course the other travellers.

Be polite please and give something back to your neighbors.

21 November 2016

Heading to the Caribbean this winter?

Be sure to check out the latest on the volcanoes in the region.  I have only seen a couple active ones in Arenal in Costa Rica, semi-active Hekla and Eyafjallajökull on Iceland and few not active like Pelée volcano on Martinique and Qualibou on St. Lucia. Soufriere Hills on Montserrat is on my list.

Here is Arenal with steam on the north slope.

13 November 2016

Boundary Monitoring on the Appalachian Trail

A beautiful day to hike in the woods today.  So I headed west to the community of Tyringham, Massachusetts to find these monuments.

I hit several sections of the National Park called the Appalachian Trail to bushwhack in the woods to make sure no human or natural encroachments might threaten our park,  I am just one of thousands of volunteers that help our parks.  And what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

This panoramic shot is looking south through valley and in the distance the AT crosses the low Hop Brook valley.

The AT is a great public resource!

10 November 2016

08 November 2016

Election Day

I am reminded about an episode of my favorite comedy TV show, Count Arthur Strong.  The best thing on TV now. If you don't subscribe to to Acorn, you can watch many episodes on YouTube.

Erect Strong!