Peaceful Sounds and City Views

I really like the peaceful sounds of the woods around my folks’ place, happy birds chirping and so much beautiful green, far more than we have here in Las Vegas! The photos were taken on approach to the awful O’Hare International Airport. Yuck, but I got some decent ground shots and one not-so-good photo of Downtown Chicago. The video and photos are via the iPhone. The colors in the video are WAY off, sorry.

In-Flight Photography

The iPhone took these photos as the Nikon was stuffed in the suitcase in the overhead bin. Not super good photos but you do get a lovely view of one of our beautiful Great Lakes! It’s always nice to see these big beautiful freshwater lakes again, if not the largest on Earth they are very massive and beautiful.

I totally enjoy flying and have no fear of it. These aircraft are constructed to take the punishment of powerful turbulence and very hard landings, both of which were experienced traveling to and from Michigan this time.

iPhone Magic

I made an oops when I mentioned that there were no more Seven Magic Mountain photos. These were snapped on the way back to the truck, the iPhone did a darn nice job, didn’t it? I’ve been getting my things packed up for tomorrow’s departure for Michigan, it will be so good to see my family!

Corn On The Cob and Parking Lot Flowers

There were four cobs of corn and boy did I inhale them the other day! The tree flowers were photographed at a gas station/grocery store which is an actual grocery store only about 1/3 the size of your usual store. Yum!

The weather here today is insane! It was dead calm this morning but I knew a windstorm was heading our way at eleven or so this morning and it was a bit late!

Well, it has arrived and once again my house is crackling, the porch light on a chain swinging madly in the crazy wind. Then, I get a new weather alert stating that a dust storm will envelop the valley between 2 and 4 PM today. Wow man, I’m no longer in Michigan!

In The Church Auditorium

Good afternoon people, I hope your Sunday has been great. I grabbed a sub after church and headed home for the day and what a beautiful day it is! The sunshine photo was taken early today in the backyard, the other photos were taken very quickly during the music which is always wonderful. The singers are different from week to week as is the drummer and sometimes the guitar players. The sound system is so fantastic!

Good Chicken Soup

Yesterday afternoon I put together a big pot of chicken soup which was delicious this morning! I tend to make the pot too large but it will stay good in the fridgy for a long time, looks delicious, right? 90 degrees is forecast for today, time to fire up the air conditioning again! happy weekend.

At Firehouse Subs

On the way home yesterday, I stopped at Firehouse Subs for a delicious steak and cheese sub. So good! Each location has a large mural in it, this one is a bit different than the location I usually visit. Each mural reflects the city and landscapes outside of the city. A portion of the company’s profits are donated to help firefighters, this company was founded by firefighters for firefighters. A delicious idea!

We Have Rain!

It’s actually raining in Las Vegas, so rare! I hope that this year’s monsoon season will dump huge amounts of rain because Lake Mead needs it so badly. The drought here has been going on for many years now which is really terrible! All of this while the east coast gets drowned every week…

Climbing The Switchback

This is a super short video of the bike climbing a short switchback path that comes out of a wash where a trail runs right through it. You don’t want to be down there during monsoon season or if there is a rainstorm within say twenty-five miles. Flooding happens fast in the desert! I’ve noticed that the phone sounds like it is amplifying the sound of the electric motor located in the rear wheel hub. It never sounds that loud to me when riding so I’m sorry about it being so loud! That said, I will not go back to riding a non-electric bike.

I tossed the silly photo in because it reminds me of how I was during those married years. 😂

Crossing The Lake Mead Bridge

Today I tried making some videos while riding the bike and made four videos. This one as the title suggests was taken on the short pedestrian and bike bridge. The phone mount won’t twist any further hence the camera does not see any higher up which sucks. I would have to use a Go Pro on a helmet cam for that, or loosen the phone bracket and rotate it a bit on the handlebar. Such a beautiful day to be alive!