Sunday, January 27, 2008

Gordon Bitner Hinckley


President Gordon B. Hinckley, pass away on January 27, 2008 at age 97.

President Hinckley was born in Jun 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He served a missing in London from 1933 to 1935.
President Hinckley was the 15th president in the 177-year history of the Church and had served as its president since March 12 1995.
President Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through twelve years of global expansion, died at the age of 97.
Hinckley was known for his acceleration of the building of temples . Before he became president in 1995 there were 47 operating temples in the Church; at the time of his passing, there were 124.
At the time Hinckley became president of the church, he had dedicated 23 of the church's 47 temples and had rededicated four of the remaining 24. While president of the church, Hinckley presided at the dedication of 65 additional temples. Hinckley also rededicated five temples while president of the church, four of which he had dedicated initially. In all, Hinckley dedicated or rededicated 92 different temples — 87 while president of the church — at 97 different dedicatory services.

At a meet some fifteen years ago I was able to stand in the present of President Hinckley and hear Him speak in the Central Point Stake Center to the Leader of the area stake and wards.
I did shake his hand as He was leaving for another meeting, and the impresser of just shaking his hand, is very hard to explain, but for me, it must of been how the Brother of Jared must have felt when He saw the finger of God.
This is not to say that I am as worthy or righteous as Brother of Jared, just how He must of felt.

I will miss President Hinckley.
As He once said, change is good.


Saturday, January 26, 2008

A 4 FTF Day

On Saturday morning I went out to see if I could find 4 First To Find caches.
OVER THE HILL
FTF 8:31AM
This was tough on to find, the ground was pretty turned up so it was a little more work.
The GPS dosn't like this hill side, kept bouncing around a lot.
Just follow the arrows, to find this one.
Thanks Dave Dude, 4 FTF day.

Stumped?
FTF 10:10am
This was a fun one to get to.
There was about 6 inches snow and the ice was even worse.
The little Subaru made it to about 600 feet from the cache.
Then I did this 30 point turn around and walked from there up to the cache.
I really hate hunting caches in the snow, so I don't know why I just didn't turn around when I got to the first patch snow.
Must of been the FTF thing, 4 FTF today.
But one good thing about the snow was all I had to do was follow the foot prints in the snow to find the cache, the next guy may not be as lucky because I add a few more prints.
Found ok, but now pencil to write with, LOL.
T= ?? L=Button

And then two easy ones.

Double Cedar
California Here We Come


Book Report Time, An Acceptable Time

Finished reading "An Acceptable Time" about 2 weeks ago and started reading the book "The Chase" by Clive Cussler.
The "
An Acceptable Time" was and interesting book.
The main characters are Polly and Zacharie.
Zacharie and Polly find them self passing through a time gate at the star watching rock, they go back in time 3000 years at the star watching rock to a time when there were Indian and the valley that they live in, is a great lake.
Zacharie has and bad heart so He trying to get this fix, and Polly is to help the two tribes that live on opposite side of the lake to live together in peace.
A fun book to read, but probably would not read it again.
The author (
Madeleine L'Engle) has written about 60 books in her life time, I could see how Her writing had change over that time, Her writing style had improved, from the first book to this one, it was about 20 years or so. Madeleine L'Engle has just pass-way in September 2007.

Almost done with "The Chase".
Most Cussler books, are about adventure in the sea, but this is a Westen.
The book is about a Bank Robber, who has robbed 15 banks in over 5 years, only taking the cash and not the gold.
No one has lived to tell who it is or what happens, because anyone that is in the bank is killed by the robber. The Van Dorn Detective agency has been hired by the US government to catch or chase the Butcher Bandit.




The Great Running Y Race

This is of Mike, Ben and Paul snow sledding at Running Y.
They're on saucers, I think.
Mike is in the lead and Ben is in second place to Paul flies by him about half way down the hill and then Ben start moving again.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Running Y

The family was at Running Y this week end.
Had a get time and with everyone there.
We play games and watch movies and I read most of a book "The Chase".
And some snow sledding done.
The video, is from the sled, point of view.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

This Is Really Puzzling?





One of the Christmas gifts was this round puzzle or Puzzleball, pretty cool.
Took about 6 to 7 hours to finish. Check it out. It only has 540 peaces.
The teeny weeny strips, seen in the back ground on the lower two pictures, was what you used to match the placement of the peaces.
Also, the peaces were number on the back side, and this did help as will.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A New Old Bridge

Two or three years ago the Wimer covered bridge fell down with some people in it, lucky no one got hurt.
So the community really wanted the bridge back, so they got part of the money from the state highway department and the rest was done by the locals. The wood for the beams and what have you were cut from tree right around the valley. It should be done by summer.




















Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What Happened in 2007

What I did or got done in 2007

Rode the 24 mile Portland bridge ride.

Rode The Ride The Rogue, of 68.5 mile on a mountain bike, in about 5.5 hours.

Completed my 50th dive.

Found over 300 caches.

Reached 1200 geocaches.

Reached 50 posted blogs.

Make the Ford Ranger run.

Started a story on
NaNoWriMo and got to 12000 words.
(still working on it, will finish soon, should be about 20K)

Two grand baby on the way or in the oven.
(Both are due in April)

There is more, I can't remember.


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Years Night

See Daniel burn him self. LOL

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