Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Kick'n At PDX

Currently hanging out at Portland International Airport while I wait for my 2:40pm Northwest flight out of here. First stop is Narita, Japan and then I'll continue on to Shanghai, China. I hope to keep the blog up to date as time allows.

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Starbucks Challenge!

Off To Asia...


Yes it is time once again to head over to China and Vietnam. As usual I will do what I can to keep you all posted on my travels.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Too Hot To Fly!

104 Degrees is just too much for the birds as they line up in the only patch of shade!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

West Under Highest Wildfire Alert

International wildfire crews could be called to help fight blazes in the bone-dry West as U.S. officials on Wednesday boosted the nation's wildfire alert to its highest level.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Thunder & Lightning & Hail... Oh My!

Hot tub cover takes a beating!


They melt fast but we gathered some up!

We watched the storm pass from the safety of the lanai, but the hail came in sideways! The temperature was hovering right at 100 degrees as the storm moved overhead.


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
539 PM MDT FRI JUL 13 2007

...HAIL REPORTED NEAR NAMPA AND CALDWELL..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RECEIVED REPORTS OF PENNY TO NICKEL SIZED HAIL FROM A THUNDERSTORM THAT MOVED BETWEEN NAMPA AND CALDWELL AROUND 510 PM MDT. THIS STORM QUICKLY WEAKENED AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST. OTHER STORMS WILL MOVE THROUGH THIS SAME AREA THROUGH 730 PM MDT. ADDITIONAL SMALL HAIL AND BRIEF GUSTY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

Expert Village

Thousands of How-To Videos From Experts!

The Next 14 Days!

100,100,104,104,102,101,97,101,101,100,98,98,97,97 DEGREES! Thank you Air Conditioner!

The New Car


Here are a couple of shots of my new baby with the top up and down.

July 4th Week In McCall, Idaho

Deb and I spent last week on vacation in McCall, Idaho. This photo album features photos from our ATV run up the east side of the mountains surrounding Payette Lake. Most of the shots where around 8000 feet in the ghost forest destroyed by the Burgdorf Junction Fire in 2000. Great place to ride!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

New Outdoor Fireplace

It might have been the 98 degree day we had. It might have been the fact that this thing weighs 450 pounds. Or it might have been that Costco decided to put this monster on sale for only $299 dollars! It took most of the day for Deb and I to figure out how to get the forklift loaded gas fireplace out of the trailer and to the location you see above. A combination of sliding, casters, and a hand truck and we did it without hurting ourselves or destroying the fireplace.

The Local Badger


Here are a couple of shots from the local Badger hole right over the fence from the back yard. They look very cute, but I hear they can tear you up!

A Note From The "Love Boat"

Deb and I spotted this on the bulletin board on our cruise! Can you imagine what happened to THIS guy when his wife found this posting for the whole ship to read?

Sunset From The Back Yard


We're A Big Hit With The Birds!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Caribbean Cruise Photo Flood

Better late than never I always say!