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What to talk about!
If you strike up a chat with an old geezer it will go something like this.
How ya doing, how about this weather?
My answer. Like James Brown, I FEEL GOOD!!
And its Raining.
More Henry updates soon.
Checking up on some of my caches and when I came to "Running Bear Loves Lil White Dove"
I made a few notes.
It was given to me @ an event that was for my birthday 06 put on by my good hiking buddies. I put it out 3/21/06. It had 8 finders in first 5 weeks. No finds since April.
From April 29 till Nov. 26 the page has been viewed 334 times by 55 different folks.
but no takers, or should I say no hikers.
It only has 4 watchers and is on one bookmark list.
You guest it, it is over a mile hike.
Thangsgiving day we were talking about me losing my GPSer. I said I was not going to replace it until after I got to go back to Rich Mtn. and look for it. If I don't find it, then I will start the replacement process. Ricky ask what about caching meanwhile?
I said I will just have to use my caching skills without a GPS. Now he will take what I say as,, well you know,, I will brag and use words to make things work for me. Not like a black lie, but skip around the truth.
I didn't want show him with a cache that I might heard someone say something that could have given me a clue in his mine. So we waited till Erik lot done with his Thanksgiving day and approved a brand new cache. We got in the car and went and got a ftf with no GPS. Not even the in car one. Just a printed topo map.
It was a fun skirt lifter. I just knew someday I would do one them in a fun way.
Ricky said no way I could do that in the woods. Maybe not. But we will see if I find my GPS that is lost in the deep woods. I found my glasses, with Allens help, that I loss in the wilderness a few years back. If I don't find the GPS I will put a bounty on it and make a game out of finding it.
I had a very nice day, after all a day I find a cache is always a nice day, and I ate well toooo.
An award more valuable than a $14 trophy!
I have talked about this before. But not since I took up geocaching.
In my mine it is related due to my way of thinking.
I am talking about my other hobby, the old car hobby.
I got into the old cars back a few years before I retired. I attended a few cars shows.
I enjoyed the shows where only People's Choice trophies were awarded. I didn't
care much for the judged shows, even tho I helped judge in a few of the shows.
I haven't been active in the old cars for the last ten years, but now that I'm full time retired
I am getting back into it.
I suppose the issue of "shows" and "competition" is the one that I find the least attractive
about the hobby. I suppose as Americans we will always want to compete,
(Just like geocachers compete for the high number of finds and first time finds.
I do like a challenge. I will hunt a geocache that has been logged
as a Did Not Find or caches that require a hike longer than a mile.) but thats not
the reason I own, build, and drive my car.
I own, build, drive, and show an old car because it is part of my past, which I treasure
and I want to share it with others. When I go to a car show, I get a hundred trophies
in the smiles and the conversations I have with folks looking at my 1950 Ford.
(My wife named her Sadie when I got her. It is a girl. I try to call her Henry after the
father of all Fords but the boy name just won't stick so her name is still Sadie.)
When I look into those faces and see their smiles as they recollect something funny
or warm from their past, the time and expense I put into having her at the show is well spent.
So! Drive or trailer your car - I don't care!
Spend a bundle of money and time restoring a "rare" car to pristine
and a 100 point class - I don't care!
Shine, polish, and place mirrors, etc. - I don't care!
Take home and then display your trophies - I don't care!
That's your bag and that's fine with me. I don't think any less or more of you
for your devotion to competition.
As for me, look for the big DNJ (Do Not Judge) on my entry form and on my car.
Look for me somewhere around my car, and if you want to talk flatheads, I'm
there. If you want to touch Miss Sadie and have your picture taken in the drivers seat,
look for me. After all, she's not 100 points and she's not in the greatest of judging
condition so it won't hurt her to be touched. ( In fact, I think she shivers a little in joy
when she is touched.) If you want to know something about flatheads, we will talk about them
and have some fun reminiscing.
Perhaps I'm a bit of romantic, but when I'm at a car show, I'm helping tell a story
that needs to be told. Gramps telling the kids a favorite story about an old car brings
generations together, if but for just a moment. Isn't that a heck of a trophy to work for and to win?
This shows how fast time fly's when you build an old car!
This is from a cyber Flathead owner.
This Old 40 was just pulled into his driveway. And this picture shows his
7 year old G/daughter at the start and the same young lady 7 years later when the car was done. She asked him as she was sitting on the old terrible running board, "G'pa will it be pretty some day?"
I went a for Taste of Lexus, Design and Innovation Edition on Sun November 5, 9:00AM at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Design: What I got here was the Design was that all the different models look alike and are all Luxury Cars.
The only to tell the models are the two letters that is hard to find on the cars. LS, GS, ES, SC, LX, RX and so on.
Innovation: Now this old ridge walker has never been pampered. Not too sure what it means, but Lexus made me feel that way today.
They had what they called:
Delicious style. The finest food and beverages? Fine cuisine from noted international chefs that is sure to please the most discriminating palate. We were invited to sample the fare as often as we like.
Indulge any and all of your automotive whims on the Lexus full-line drive area, a tight, autocross-style course. Whether you select a Lexus sedan or luxury SUV, this promises to be a drive and a day to remember.
I drove every one of the models there.
Culinary delights. A closed-course track. An atmosphere of luxury.
All and all the was a very fun day driving these fine cars.
Do I want one? No
Will I buy one? No
Would I like to have one without cost? No
Was I impressed? A little bit.
They will run and handle as advertised!
These cars are just way out of my life style
Thanks Lexus for a free fun day at the race track.
To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door - nose height.
Dear Dogs and Cats,
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years -- canine or feline attendance is not required.
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!
To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:
To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets:
1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)
3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.
Remember: In many ways, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
1. Eat less
2. Don't ask for money all the time
3 Are easier to train
4. Normally come when called
5. Never ask to drive the car
6. Don't hang out with drug-using friends
7. Don't smoke or drink
8. Don't have to buy the latest fashions
9. Don't want to wear your clothes
10. Don't need a "gazillion" dollars for college.
11. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.
Things are really looking up. I love it when a plan comes together!
From Lexus today:
Thank you for your patience. You are now confirmed for Taste of Lexus, Design and Innovation Edition at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Your confirmation number is AT12020**. Get ready for a day of style, luxury and sheer driving excitement.
Halloween Day 2006 started of about 9 am with Owl stopping by to see Henry.
The three of us had a nice visit for over an hour. Then me and owl headed to
Rich Mountain to find The Short Bus. Henry needed a day off, and I needed to
get out of the house. A trip to the hills with some hiking was just the ticket.
When we got to the end of Rich Mountain Road and ready for the hike
I wanted to check The Rich Mountain Delight which was near-by. It is Gone.
I have left it online till I make up my mine what I'm going to do with it. When I got
back logged a DNF on it and made it members only cache .
After that little set back, we headed out for Short Bus. It was in good shape.
There has been only one visitor LZ33. We put it back like we found it, after doing
some trading. I left a travel coin that I picked up at the LZ33 cache in NC.
That likes to visit hard caches and this fit the bill. I put in two clocks and owl traded
for one of them. All I took was the Bruno Dog TB to get him on the road again.
We left the mountain and headed for the second stage of moolah, that owl had failed
to find last week. The small micro was lost. I think it was there but had fallen from its hiding
place and was somewhere under a ton of leaves. We replaced it was made it more secure.
As we drove by Long Branch owl said there is a cache showing on my GPS only 600 feet from here.
A drive by in the hills. We found it in short order , I left Bruno and I got a smiley.
It got dark soon after we got back to the main road home.
It was a fun day and I feel good and am ready to hit November head on.