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I posted some pictures of my bicycles on the wanna go forums
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running smooth on the little farm, good weather, doors and windows open.
The boss got the tomatoes and pepper hoed. I visited a gold mine that was one of the biggest mining operation in the SE before the gold rush. It was a fun visit, but I didn't find any gold or the geocache. After have a small breakfast I got all dress up and pay the doctor my monthly visit. All was well. that was good news. After the dr visit it was to cat food store for Pebbles. After a salad for lunch Annie got to hear Henry run and show off his manly sounds. I got a gift of new name plaques for my coin books, thanks annie. Annie gave me some very valuable tips on a project I am planing. I may make a trip to the h depot in the morning and get er done. Now to watch a movie and wind up a wounderful week.
some of my weight history as I recall
when I turned 16 and got a Drivers Lic. I was already grown in size. I was 6 ft and 200 pound.
It was all in the right places. I would tell friends that it took 200 lb to make a man.
I stayed at that weight for years. Didn't matter how much I eat or how hungry I got.
At midlife 35 or so my weight went up to 230 again stay there for a lot of years,
that was my normal weight. I had a waist of 38 in. a spare tire look.
Then in 1988 I was working less. I should say I move up the latter and had younger
people doing the hard work. I was eating more and drinking more beer and my weight had jumped
up to 260 my all time high. I went on a diet and got my to 230 that year. That is where my body
wanted to be. It didn't matter if I eat or not it wanted to be 230. I want to be at 200 again.
1990 I changed jobs and life style. I pulled of a load of weight and it came to rest at 200 after going lower than
that. I like that weight until my health went a little south. That brings me up till now. I'm shooting for
170 but my body says 188 in good and is hanging on to that.
We will see.
So much to talk about.
Rain, Letting Henry run, geocaching, travel, bicycle tune up, chores, doctor visit, picture, nickels,
But I just don't feel chatty today.
This is possible yall, I promise, but it is very frustrating!!! I did it in about 10 minutes. You really have to use your head!!!
READ First!!! Extreme Mind Binder from Japan
The object of the game is to get everyone across the river. This is a
test some Japanese applicants have to take when applying for a job in
Japan. The instructions are listed below. After reading, click on the
Click on link, and then click on the big blue circle. Use the rules
below. This is going to do your head in, but it can be done. Apparently
this is an IQ test given to job applicants in Japan:
"Everybody has to cross the river". The following rules apply:
Only 2 persons on the raft at a time.
The father can not stay with any of the daughters, without their
The mother can not stay with any of the sons, without their father's
The thief (striped shirt) can n ot stay with any family member, if The
Policeman is not there.
Only the Father, the Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the
To start click on the big blue circle on the right.
To move the people click on them.
To move the raft click on the pole on the opposite side of the river.
I am still at 188
But I feel good and have loss an inch around the middle.
Food: Enjoy beef and seafood, peaches, home fries, candied yams, chili, tomato juice, orange juice, milky way bars, beer and Dutch apple pie. Despise liver, okra, gumbo, celery, carrots, greens, salami and liquor.
Hobbies: listening to most music, bicycling, twenty questions, geo-caching, hiking, camping and highway driving.
Sunday was a day of rest.
A rest from hiking the day before. Saturday was a long day. I pack up all the needs, food, water, GPS, compass, first aid, and geocaching goods, and the other regular hiking gear. I called a friend that knew the area and told our plans.
Then at 6 am I jump in the truck and headed out for Hightower Bald 4568 the forth highest mountain in Georgia to find the Montgomery Corner geocache. Met Allen at Micky Dee in Hiawassee at 8am. After a quick snack we were on our way to the mountain. I found some of the following facts on the Internet.
It explains our trip better then I can by myself.
As one drives US 76 between Hiawassee and Dick's Creek Gap, the east-west-trending high ridge to the north is the western portion of the Southern Nantahala Wilderness. The cliffs are visible near the top of Hightower Bald (4,568 feet), the highest peak in the area and the fourth highest mountain in Georgia. This long, high ridge links a series of peaks with stunning views both north and south. It is an area for the backcountry hiker and explorer. Getting up on the high ridge involves considerable climbing, beginning at the head of deep coves and flats.
On the northern approach there is a wealth of logging roads by which one can hike up to the edge of boulderfields in Loggy Branch watershed
The easiest approach to Montgomery Corner is the Loggy Branch access. How far to drive on these rough roads will be a matter of personal judgment. A jeep road turns and goes south up the hillside west of Loggy Branch, swings right, and passes by an enormous red maple at the foot of a large boulderfield. The road then extends to Loggy Branch a short distance below the wilderness boundary. If so inclined, one can locate the famous Montgomery Corner and/or 30-mile post where the state line takes a large jog north and south. * We found both on this hike. *
Northern access to Loggy Branch Cove, Hightower Bald, and the eastern part of the wilderness. On old US 64 east, pass Bethabara Road .4 mile; turn right at a sign on paved Eagle Fork Creek Road; go 2.1 miles to the third bridge; turn left on a dirt road just before the bridge. At .4 mile a gated road turns left. (This is a very rough jeep road. If chosen, take all other right turns and eventually reach Bly Gap on the Appalachian Trail.)
Past this gated road go about 2 miles from the paved road and follow the most developed road (through some private lands) to reach a U.S. Forest Service sign. Do not cross the branch but turn up the ridge following an old logging road which goes by a huge red maple and on to Loggy Branch, well up in the cove. Whether four-wheel drive is needed will depend on logging activities and rain. Certainly past the government boundary one will need four-wheel drive, but at that point the short distance to the lower cove can be hiked.
No where on the Internet does it tell just how steep the climb in past where the four drive ends. It is well over thousand foot climb/hike on up to the the top near montgomery corner.
We found that we had cell coverage on top. that made up feel better, and we let the folks, that knew we were hiking, know all was well. I did get the hundred dollar ftf prize, just kidding.
To my surprise the climb down was hard too. A most rewarding hike and geocaching trip.
More about Loggy Branch Cove:
Loggy Branch Cove itself is a botanical paradise. According to Georgia's eminent botanist Wilbur Duncan, it compares favorably with anything in the Smokies. Up and down Loggy Branch, one can find the black, twisted trunks of the rare yellowwood tree. This is Georgia's largest colony, and one of the largest aggregations of yellowwood in the Blue Ridge. Most of this area is privately owned.
Higher up in the cove, one encounters a northern hardwood forest of beech, sugar maple, and yellow birch. In and below mountain gaps, visitors find the southern limit of the "Beech Gap" phase of this community, where high altitude varieties of beech predominate. On the cold, high side of Hightower just under the top, there is a refuge for two plants normally associated with the spruce-fir forest: a beautiful viburnum and a type of oxalis clover. This is the only place in Georgia where this particular viburnum (Viburnum alnifolium) is known to grow.
I lost a pound this week. That will hold me for the next week. The doctor said not to lose over 40 pounds and to take a year to do that. So a pound a week would be great.
I know there will be weeks that I lose more than a pound, so that leaves some weeks that I just hold my own.
Oh well I got to get busy now.
weight today 188
Studies show that 1 of 11 drivers cannot score more than 70% on the GMAC drivers test. This is good; try it and test yourself.
Father, right now we acknowledge You & we acknowledge Your presence & Your sovereignty. Father we lift up Virginia Tech & the people affected by the evil that has taken place on the campus. We pray that Your Spirit be with them. We pray that Your loving arms be wrapped around them & comfort them in this tragic time. We pray for families, neighbors, & friends. We pray for staff, professors, & administrators. God, we pray for people. We pray for humanity. We pray that this event will not cause people to turn from You but it will cause a nation to run to You like they have never run before. We pray for increased faith. We pray for spiritual growth. We pray for Christian fellowship & salvation of souls. We pray that your hand will move mightily over Blacksburg, VA & over this nation. Touch souls right now & comfort broken hearts. Forgive us for our sins Father. In Your Son Baby Jesus Christ name we pray. Amen.
I am not in the habit of pushing my views on others,
but this is my blog and it's my views.
It is all in the news, Killing our schools
When we took God out of the schools, who did we think would move in?
You don't trust God!
I don't want to see guns take the blame.
Take a FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE...... GUNS 101
1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
3. Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. "Free" men do not ask permission to bear arms.
8. If you don't know your rights you don't have any.
9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
10. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights reserved.
11. What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.
15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
17. 911 - Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control -- it makes their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control
22. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
23. Enforce the "gun control laws" we ALREADY have, don't make more.
24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
26. "A government of the people, by the people, for the people..."
27. Lose the Second Amendment and soon you will lose them all.
Please pray for the victims and their families in Virginia.
I have been reading quite a bid on blogs about folks that are trying to drop a few pounds.
I too am getting ready to lose a few pounds.
I am not going to get into the way to eat right, as I think that is well known to all of us. That is We eat too much period.
Here is a few tips that has help me in the past.
1. Exercise is as big of deal as eating right.
2. Don't ride around in a parking lot hunting a space near the door.
Park out at the far side, and walk to the store door.
3. Get rid of the riding mower, and use the old push mower.
4. Don't drive down to the neighbor's house. Walk.
5. Make love once or twice each day.
6. When your belly feels empty drink beer,, no no I mean water.
7. Get rid of that bike rack, and ride the bicycle from the front door.
8. Check your weight everyday.
9. Don't go to bed hungry, eat a piece of fruit, and drink and glass of water.
10. Treat yourself to one pig out a week. I eat a full meal for lunch every Thursday.
11. Find one or more geocaches a week that requires a hike.
12. Don't set with your feet under the table very long.
13. Turn off the TV and go find a geocache. Count numbers if it gets you outside.
14. Plan a bicycling cache hunt with me or someone else soon.
15. Visit three waterfalls in one day each month.
16. Sat a number for your weight and then shoot for it this year in time
to enjoy the thanksgiving meal.
I'm at 189 pounds today!
Labels: lose it
GGA 4/14/07 cito had a very good turn out. 35 including five of six S/C members, and one ex S/C member.
I could get the hang of ranting if I wasn't in my happy place but I am happy.
Here is a rant.
I can get along with this.
I find a good mens shoe store, shoes I like and price I can pay.
I go back and find there is a dress shop there now. I don't mind!!
I find a good dry-cleaner. I go back and its now a shoe repair shop.
I don't mind, I now know where to go if I need a shoe repair.
But this pee'ed me off. I turned on my radio to my favorite cache hunting station
as I rode up the road early Saturday morning. The sound was *&$# junk that wasn't even english. I was glad that I am smart enough to know there is nothing I can do about it. I not going to pay a cable fee for my truck..
And what is this about? We can buy a good TV that is made somewhere on the earth that will play everyday without braking down. You don't have get a new one every year like the old days. Now the FCC is going to screw it up so they will not pickup any stations. I not going to pay a cable fee for my house either.
Looks like I may be doing more geocaching, unless they come up with a cable fee for that too.
Man this thing is slow!!!
Leave it Johnnie!!!
no worries mate.
Labels: fees more fees
The guys and gals of the CVC in Rome are coming together.
They are hosting the May GGA meeting in their area.
I like the way they are planning for it.
The following is an email sent to me and all members, from administrator of "Coosa Valley Cachers".
Message sent as follows:
On Saturday, May 12th, the Coosa Valley Cachers are proud to be hosting the Georgia Geocachers Association meeting from 2:00PM - 4:00PM EST at the Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area .
We also are having the May CVC Eat & Greet that same evening at Buffalo's Southwestern Cafe on Shorter Avenue starting at 5:30PM EST. We have the outside deck area reserved for the whole evening for our group!!
Hopefully this means a good turnout to our area. Lets check our caches and make sure log books are dry and have plenty of room. If the cache has been disabled let's try to enable or archive it "before" that weekend!
Let's let Rome shine and have everyone return home with a great experience from what we have to offer in this area!
Coosa Valley Cachers Webmaster
Dale: One trip down!
Many more to go.
And that is just the first stage, hehee
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Happy Easter to all
Ok today this comes as a tiny Rant
We have some city slickers that call themselfs Mountain GeoCachers.
They drive these fancy 4X4 trucks, Jeeps, and the like, on well maintained
forest service roads and hike on the super high volume, well traveled AT
trail. Do you ever find them off trail climbing mountains? I DON'T THINK SO!
There is a mountain cache called KVOM "Kache Visable on Mountain"
It is off trail, bush wacking for sure. Of the current finders half of them
are ladies, one of them has been there twice. I'm an old grezzer and I have
been there twice. All of the male finders to date are true born mountain cachers.
It takes a lot more then a pretty 4X4 and a camel bak to find Kache Visible on Mountain
/end of rant
Labels: caching rant
The Year I Was Born
Average Income: $1,783
New House: $3,871
New Car: $700
Gallon of Gas: 10 cents
Loaf of Bread: 8 cents
Gallon of milk: 44 cents
Round Steak per lb. 35 cents
Dozen Eggs: 32 cents
First Class Stamp: 3 cents
Dump asses: 17.2%
New Radio Program: The Adventures of Ellery Queen
Hit Sons: In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, & I'll Never Smile Again
U.S. President: Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)
VP: John Garner
What Will it be like, if I live to be an old Man?