Sunday, June 29, 2008

More Item of Interest / Book Report

In another place in South America.
These brothers were touring the local churches, looking at the painting and art work that was done on the buildings.
So the early Spanish missionaries, were working on converting the locals to there way of thinking and so.
They needed a painting of the Last Supper, so the missionaries commissioned a local painter to paint this piece.
When it was done, it was found that the artiest had add to the plates of food, the type of food that only royal persons were aloud to eat in the painter's country.
On the table was found the bread and wine, and in front of Jesus was a plate of roasted guinea pig.

On Easter Island, the place with the big statues all over it.
The statues were cut into the images of the chiefs, of the 18 tribes.
Most of these statues, had been turned over because of the 18 waring tribes, on the island.
The archaeologists put the statues back up, and never finished the job.
The statues, had eye ball, and now there is no eye ball in the statues.
There must of be short sighted archaeologists, haha.
The first eye balls were made of wood.

I have finished book so no more stuff to add at this time.
But there is others stuff to read about when you pick-up the book to read it.
The Sparks guy has wrote 9 other books as will, and two were made into moves,
"The Notebook" and "Message in a Bottle"

The story of going around the world is pretty cool, only for rich any ways.
I checked the web site of the travel agency, 55k to 65k.

The name of the company goes by TCS check out the link.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Interesting Points, Three Weeks with My Brother

I pick-up this book at a book Geocahes, over the week end at the coast.
It had to be good one because its on the New Yorks best sellers list.LOL

Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks.

So these brothers, Nicky and Micah, start out in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
First stop was in Yaxha' and Tikal, Guatemala.

So there walking down this path, following there guide as He is talking about Yaxha' temples and building, pointing this way and that way and saying this building was used for this and so and so was done here.
And the last time some one lived here was about 900 A.D., that was over a 1000 years ago.
The two brother were looking at each other, thinking WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT, all they could see, was lots and lots of trees, brush and vines every were.
So the guide explained that the trees and vines drop there leave, 3 times a year, it turns out that it is really is 3,000 years of drop leave and it turns into lots of dirt and more trees and vines, grow on top of this and so on..........
The Guide went on to say:
One of the Stone Temples was on earthed about 80 years ago, they run out of money to finish the job.
It is right over there, that big mountain of trees and dirt and that is only 240 dropping of leaves, and there nothing to see.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

What is it ??

As I was going into one of my shops the other morning this monster was parked next to the entry door.
Pretty scary!

I really like the pattern on the wings.

And if you look closely it looks like a face of come kind.
Looking back at you. LOL

Spent some time looking around to ID the little guy.

Grammia parthenice, or better know as a
Tiger Moth.

Check out the link.

Normally not from this area.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Night Hike On The Table

For Rochelle's B-Day, she wanted to hike Upper Table Rock at night.
So we drove over and made the hike.
As you can see the 2 baby made the hike as will.
The hike was great at this time of night, not to hot.
We started about 10pm and got back to the cars about 12am.

List L to R: Robyn, Alex, Paul, Serena, Daniel, Ben, Felipe, Randy, Pat, Molly, Dominic and (Rochelle, John and Dan not in picture).

Log Cabin

Caching south of Applegate Lake and came across the two story log cabin.
It was in pretty good shape, I would say it is about 50 years old.
It looks like someone was or is trying to restore it, a little at a time.
Even comes with a star gazing rock on the other side of the house.
The drive to town would be a little much, about 50 miles to the nearest story, one way. LOL
A way cool creek running near by as will.