I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 1:29 AM GMT on May 24, 2012
There have been no fox sightings since I returned, although there were two possible glimpses. A couple of nights ago I glanced out the window and saw a large bushy tail being retracted and leaving the area. Possibly a fox, although I like to think it was the rarest of rare, the Tundratic Ice Beaver. Never heard of it? Well, I told you it was rare.
My recent vacation is just a blurry memory. Was this the one in Death Valley? Maybe The Cascades in Washington? Does not matter, I am sure it was fun. Already thinking of the next one in a few months featuring The West. I will be tying together some old favorites as well as some yet-to-be-seen destinations on my bucket list. Cannot wait!
Even you non-golfers may remember Payne Stewart. OK, maybe not. He was the guy who was flying from Florida to Texas about 10 years ago and his Lear Jet had an air pressure failure. The plane started flying on its own, heading northwest. Air Force jets checked it out as it flew and saw fogged windows indicating some sort of air leak. Well the jet got to South Dakota where it ran out of fuel and crashed in a field near MINA, a small town west of Aberdeen.
I have wanted to drive by there at some point just to do it. Evidently there is a small monument there. Payne Stewart was a top golfer at that point, and was famous for his old-fashioned golf attire. As I have always said, my life is driven by FASHION. So I just checked a map a couple days ago to see where MINA was. OOPS. Drove right through it a couple weeks ago! Well, there are more trips ahead.
Some of you may question my desire to see North and South Dakota, as well as Nebraska and Kansas. (I have a rare cake pan that is actually in the shape of Kansas…) Well I still say the states have some great scenery. But it is all at the western half of these states. I saw the eastern parts this last trip. Just a bit too flat and redundant. Fargo? Right in the middle of it all. Plus I saw Fargo in heavy rain, not good. It will be awhile before I return to that area. I did enjoy Michigan!
Weather in Dutch is on the cusp. Summer is in sight. We are approaching June (as YOU are) and it looks like the passes may still be closed for awhile. I will be taking a ride later this evening to check the status. There is still snow at elevation. Temps are in the low forties. Only a bit of sun since I returned, more likely RAIN. But there has been no wind. Dead calm.
Dad is back to golfing, even after I have left. Keep it up Big Guy. He and Mom have some brutal matches.
Tsunami debris is landing on Alaskan shores, but none in Dutch that I am aware of, yet.
I heard UK is getting a new car...
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