Monday, October 27, 2008

Vote, Vote, Vote, GET OUT AND VOTE

It time for everyone to get out there and Vote.

Its very important that we all vote.

It is one of the ways that we each can protect our freedom.

We are so important in Oregon, that we get two voters pamphlets.

If you were to tape each page from top to bottom into one long peace of paper, it would be 190 feet long, or make one big sheet out of it, it would be 10 feet by 12 feet.

One Vote

For a day of food for families hit hard,

For a week’s wages in behalf of American workers and American jobs,

For the month’s mortgage and a roof over their heads, foreclosures forestalled,

For a year’s medical coverage and prevention, instead of the ER,

For a decade to invest in the environment’s healing,

For a score of years or more of secure retirement, well earned,

For a generation of teachers, no longer self-funding their classrooms,

For a century of peace built on negotiation, not nukes,

For a new millennium, a new era,

A new leader,

For change.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Book Report Time, Fire Ice

Fire Ice by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos. This is a Kurt Austin Adventure.

The story begins around 1900, on the Black Sea on the Russia side on the sea. Theirs the bad guy who want to take over Russia, and restore it to power of the old days, a world power. Its always amazing how fast these people can travel all over the would in a blink of and eye, they travel half way across the world in a mater of hours, LOL. Its not a Durk Pitt story, but all the same is was a fun book to read.

The Fire Ice, is a substance:

Methane clathrate, also called methane hydrate or methane ice, is a solid form of water that contains a large amount of methane within its crystal structure (a clathrate hydrate). Originally thought to occur only in the outer regions of the Solar System where temperatures are low and water ice is common, significant deposits of methane clathrate have been found under sediments on the ocean floors of Earth.

The story is will writen, but when another writer, joins in with Cussler, the Cussler style and touch is just not there.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Lobster Dive

Randy and Dan dove off of a lobster boat on October 4, 5, 6, out of Long Beach, California.

This me suited up, for one of the many dive that we did, Dive master in back ground, and that is Catalina island.
The boat we lived on for 3 days. We ate, sleep, peed and dive for 3 days. This about 10 pm at night, you load your stuff on and stand around waiting for every one else to load up. The weather was bad of the cost, so the boat did not go out till about 4 am. I found my bunk and went to sleep about mid night. I did hear the boat start up, but I didn't know what time it was or did I care. LOL.

On the right is Randy coming out of the water from one of many dives.
I think Randy got 13 dives in.
Dan got 11 dives in, and on my 11th dive my high pressure hose failured at about 45 feet. I still had full tank of air, so I just took my time and came up slowly.

On the left is Captain Ray, look close He dives with no BC and not much of anything else. So one said He went down to 180 feet looking for lobster
No find.

Left is at Two Harbor.
The water was so clear, the diver on the right is at 40 feet down.

The lobsters was another story.
The hole boat only got about 12 lobster between 16 people. Randy can up with 2 keepers.
Tod and Rudy came up with most of these.
Here is one of the little guy, after being cooked.
Had a great time.

A Bird Life For Me ??

Out caching in Gold Hill and these birds, these Big Birds were watching over the cache or guarding the cache. (about 6 or 8)

I was only able to get with in about 50 feet of the nearest one. So I'm not complete sure of what there are.

They look like Buzzard, but I have learned that is a Turkey Vulture, because of the skinned head, like a wild turkey.
Information from Wikipedia.

The Turkey Vulture is a scavenger and feeds almost exclusively on carrion.[4] It finds its meals using its sense of smell, flying low enough to detect the gases produced by the beginnings of the process of decay in dead animals. In flight, it uses thermals to move through the air, flapping its wings infrequently. It roosts in large community groups. Lacking a syrinx—the vocal organ of birds—its only vocalizations are grunts or low hisses.[5] It nests in caves, hollow trees, or thickets, each year generally raising two chicks, which it feeds by regurgitation.[6] It has very few natural predators.[7] In the United States of America, the vulture receives legal protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.[8]

Friday, October 10, 2008

DrDan Dose 100 FTF

You don't want to know what this is. LOL

This my 100 First To Find.

This is a dog turd, or looks like one.

I had to poke it with a stick before picking it up, it looked so real.

Blazerfan and Rain-man-rich were with me when I found this.

I had bigger ideal for my 100 FTF cache but o will.

Blazerfan took the picture.

All in a days fun.