Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I just took a job teaching in Juneau, Alaska! I will be teaching in an elementary school and I will have two assistants. I am looking forward to heading back to Alaska after the heat of Southern, CA. I will go spend some time in OR before heading to Alaska. I think I will go Bellingham, WA and catch the ferry to Juneau.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
There is a creek here. There are also RATTLESNAKES. One person was over at this forest service shed and a rattlesnake jumped at him. The fellow walked back and the snake went under the shed to get away.
NOTICE THE ROCK WALL UP ON THE HILL! To be there and to see it is great. Some folks did a very fine job with the rock work.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
DID YOU KNOW: The US military uses 70% of the gas and diesel used by the US every day!
We got into Iraq with distortions and lies but it sure uses up a lot of oil and fuel. It also drives up the fuel costs to consumers. Did GW and Republicsns ever find the WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction? Did GW give up on Bin Laden?)
This is an old ranch house from the Spanish days.
(Yes, I am a veteran.)
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
This is an original historic freighter. There are not many left now. It has been rehabbed and still use it for training. In the background, you see a soviet submarine. You can pay to tour all of the boats.
I GOT 57 MPG ON MY HONDA CIVIC HYBRID! I went 60 MPH instead of 70 MPH! The next trip I got 50 MPG at 60 MPH.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Another Para Glider over Torrey Pines. This is where the gliders take off and land. There are only a few places in the US where you can take off, glide and land at the same place. There have been cases where the glider lost his updraft and landed on the beach. They then have to walk up a steep trail to get back to his car.
The dot above the hills is a para-sailer. The wind off the ocean hits the hills and goes up creating a steady updraft. People launch from the park and glide back and forth and then land back at the glider park. If the winds are right, a person can stay up a long time. At times, there can easily be 20+ gliders in the air.
This is the Coronado Hotel which is on Coronado Island. You can see Coronado Island from downtown San Diego. It has a great beach. The hotel was built at the turn of the century.
There are stories of ghosts in the old hotel for ghost buffs. Lots of wealthy people in Coronado. In Tijuana I saw lots of poverty and moms and kids selling candy to just survive for the day. In contrast, In Coronado I saw a lady with a fancy Ferrari Stroller and I looked inside and she had a poodle dog in it. It would be nice if all kids could get the same comfort and care as that dog.