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By: Ylee, 10:49 PM GMT on October 18, 2013

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Let me make this perfectly clear: this blog isn't about a large Cadillac sport-utility vehicle.



That is an Escalade! :' )

es·ca·pade (ˈes-kə-ˌpād)
n.
An adventurous, unconventional act or undertaking.
[French, a trick, an escape, from Old French, from Old Spanish escapada (from escapar, to escape) or from Old Italian scappata (from scappare, to escape), both from Vulgar Latin *excappre, to escape; see escape.]


This is Janet Jackson's version......



I, personally, could try to have that kind of escapade, but I'd probably permanantly injure myself! :' )

A webcam escapade is a lot less hazardous, IMO!



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Updated: 10:52 PM GMT on October 18, 2013

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Thumbing My Nose at Washington!

By: Ylee, 11:32 PM GMT on October 10, 2013

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I need a show of hands: how many of you are totally disgusted with the way Washington has handled its business? (Okay, everyone can put their hands down, now) I'm not going to point fingers at who is the most guilty or the most responsible, because they all are.

One part of the gov't shutdown is the "locking up" of our National Park System. I can understand not having money to pay Rangers or personnel necessary to keep us from hurting ourselves(God help me if I got bitten on the butt by a grizzly at Denali, and there was no way anyone could get me to a hospital in Anchorage!), but closing the park's websites? How much does it cost to keep a couple of servers running?(I shouldn't have asked that; knowing the U.S. Government, it's probably in the millions.)

But here's the kicker: the servers are still up and running, for the most part. How do I know this? Simple. Webcams. As I found out in making the last blog, most cams are still running, and the servers they're feeding are still running.



Why then, didn't they shut down the servers and cams? Simple. Politics. The Obama Administration doesn't care about whether a couple of computers or cams are working; they just don't want YOU to see them!



And this is where I come in, your gracious webcam blogger!(That's not me with the guitar, lol!) Until Washington gets its act together, I'm going to post gov't webcams, rotating them until every cam in the system that I can access is shown!

Kudos to the U.S. Forest Service, who, although their main page has shut down, has left their air quality page open!



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Updated: 6:55 PM GMT on October 13, 2013

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Milos' Neighbors!

By: Ylee, 9:53 AM GMT on October 01, 2013

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The Cyclades are Greece's largest group of islands, consisting of about 220 remnants of an ancient mountain range. The only exceptions are the islands of Milos and Santorini, which are volcanic in origin. They are so named because they form a circle around the island of Delos, where the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis were said to be born.



With steep cliffs, beaches that range from rocky to white sand, and a warm, dry Mediterranean climate, most of the Cyclades economy is oriented around tourism. Naxos, the largest of the islands, does have some agriculture there. Naxos' potatoes are well known all over Greece!




The architecture of the Cyclades is very distinct, with white-washed, rounded exterior walls, buildings that are close together with narrow alleys, and the striking azure roofs!



The Cyclades are very close together, with ferries responsible for most of the transportation. A trip from Milos to Mykonos, which is about 125 nautical miles, takes about 4 1/2 hours, and costs $100, one way!





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Updated: 4:12 PM GMT on October 05, 2013

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