Old But Good

Not new but still some of my better photos. 😎

The Sunset Forecast

It’s slowly getting closer to our scorching summer temperatures, one week at a time. Before we know it, it will be 110 degrees again. Can you handle the heat? Hey, that’s why we have air conditioning. Honestly, I believe that there would be far fewer people here if modern cooling systems weren’t invented.

I wonder what our native American people did to stay cool? Perhaps they moved high into the mountains in summer. In the nearby Spring Mountains, the temperature up there can be in the 70s and 80s while down here in Las Vegas Valley we are sweltering in up to 120F heat!

And this my friends has much to do with my remaining here five years ago after the bid D. Checking the weather on my phone this morning for two locations in Florida, Las Vegas was much warmer in the morning hours than west-central Florida. Oh, we have no hurricanes or tornadoes here in the Mojave Desert.

My Michigan hometown was at a chilly 32F but they’ve had the 50s and 60s recently which means it’s flip-flop season for the Michigan climate. Spray some seafoam treatment into your snowmobile engine’s cylinders, plug the air intake system up good to keep the varmints out, and be sure that the sled is off the ground.

Been there done that! It’s a very different life up there. I want to wish each of you a blessed Easter, He Is Risen!

I Forgot The Battery

On a whim, I headed for Floyd Lamb Park once again today but forgot to get the battery for the Nikon from the wall charger. Call me senile? I also forgot that it’s Sunday which means that the park would be super busy which it was. Usually, I drive right to the entrance gate and booth but not today, I was at least ten cars back from the booth.

Driving through the park I noticed multiple groups of people all near the ponds, the geese, and other birds scattered among the hundreds of people. I hopped out of the truck and had a short walk but decided to head back to the truck and home. These days, everyone carries a backup camera with them in the form of a phone camera.

Frankly, I use my iPhone as a camera, as a social media device, and to arm and disarm my home alarm system more than I do to text or call family members. So on the way to the park, out comes the trusty iPhone, always ready to capture the photo. These photos aren’t Nikon quality so don’t laugh! I do like the simplicity of the camera though.

Loop Trip

During yet another trip to the pharmacy, I decided to go west just out of town for some random photos for the blog. It’s a beautiful day again but a bit cool. I forgot that it’s Saturday which means the recreation lands out there are stuffed full of people. I stopped at Moenkopi Road instead of going farther in.

So here they are, there is another set yet to be processed behind this one. On a different note, my doorbell camera recorded someone trying to enter my home last night around 2AM. I am going to take the video to my local police station on Monday morning.

I have a great video of this asshole to show the police, I hope that I can help the police catch this guy. Maybe he has prior arrests. The police are your friends, people, regardless of what the current crop of young hooligans say.

Back To The Valley Of Fire

I really need to take the ride north to the Valley Of Fire again, it’s been a long time. The rock formations and colors are crazy beautiful there. There are two ways to get there. The fastest is taking the 15 freeway north from Las Vegas. The most beautiful way to get there is to take Lake Mead Boulevard east until you reach the boundary of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and head north. Eventually, you will come up to the park gate entrances.

Drone Days

Should I spend the money on another drone? I sold my first drone because I was frustrated with too many rules and regulations. I suppose this ‘hobby’ is completely run by the fools in Washington by now since these people always believe that they know what is best for the lot of us. Oh hell no they don’t!

On another note, did you find some changes in your Site Admin this morning? I did. No, the legacy editor I’m using via a plugin wasn’t taken away thank God, but the left sidebar has been altered to make you use a different Stats page which actually works better. Gee, WordPress did something right?