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Leaving Check ... next stop Jambo

Thursday, July 22, 2010      3 comments

Debbie's busy in the kitchen making breakfast for her grandkids who are visiting from NC and AL this week. I'll be heading out right after breakfast ... next stop Ft AP Hill and the Jamboree. I've enjoyed visiting friends along the way and am ... Read more

Greetings from Check, VA

Wednesday, July 21, 2010      4 comments

I'm on the road to the Jamboree. It's really been an adventure so far. Day 1 I was forced off the road while driving through a severe thunderstorm. The rain was coming down so hard I couldn't see where I was going, so I pulled off the interst... Read more

I'm a Knotmaster now ... WooHoo!

Monday, June 28, 2010      6 comments

I'm a Knotmaster now. WooHoo! In order to become a Knotmaster in the troop I had to learn to tie 21 knots: Square (Reef) Knot, two half hitches, taut-line hitch, clove hitch, bowline and timber hitch (earned my knot rope) larks head, sheep sh... Read more

Death is complicated

Friday, June 18, 2010      13 comments

I waited for hours after my brother called me with the news of my father's death for a second call from my brother with information about the burial arrangements. He didn't call. This morning I got up and started unpacking my camping gear ... Read more

It's over

Thursday, June 17, 2010      10 comments

This is the last picture ever taken of the four of us ... my brother Joe, my mom, my dad and me. I got the dreaded, but not unexpected phone call from my brother tonig... Read more

Another Wii WIO Milestone

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      1 comments

Today I hit 2,000,000 steps ... 2,000,210 steps to be exact ... on the Wii Walk it Out game that's TWO MILLION steps. Those 2,000,210 steps work out to 538.3 miles and 56,567.4 calories. The mileage isn't all that impressive since I recently... Read more

Summer Camp

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      3 comments

I'll be leaving for a week of summer camp with the Boy Scouts on the 19th of June. That means a week of sleeping on the ground, in a tent. My idea of roughing it in the great outdoors in our 37' motor home with a queen size bed ... sleeping on... Read more

Summer Camp

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      0 comments

Error ... error ... error ... unintended duplicate post. Please disregard.... Read more

Wii "Walk it Out" milestone

Friday, May 28, 2010      8 comments

I hit a milestone with my Wii Walk it Out "game" today. I started using the Walk it Out game on the 24th of February. I wanted to start building my walking endurance in preparation for the National Scout Jamboree. I had received an e-mail fro... Read more

I reached a goal ... 10 miles walked in a day ... now what?

Saturday, March 20, 2010      13 comments

Okay, so maybe that's not the best picture for this blog entry because I wasn't running, I was walking. But it wasn't a leisurely stroll ... interval walking with periods of ... Read more

On a Spark Break

Tuesday, March 09, 2010      4 comments

I've got a really busy week ahead of me and am going to have to limit the amount of time I spend replying to posts and blogs. I figure it's better to cut back on the typin... Read more

Is it over yet ... winter that is

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      3 comments

I can't wait to see flowers again. There are 3 - 4 feet of snow in my back yard, so I imagine it will be a while yet. I'm just tired of winter.... Read more

Hoar Frost

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      6 comments

Sometimes called white frost, hoar frist is frozen dew that forms a white coating on a surface. It's beautiful. I woke up this morning and looked out the window and saw it e... Read more

Exercise ... a morning or evening thing?

Sunday, February 28, 2010      5 comments

Yesterday I learned I am not cut out for the food service industry. I volunteered four hours of my time in the concession stand at a basketball tournament. The tournament is an annual fund raiser in memory of a friend of my son. They had gone to... Read more

Oh NO! Not ANOTHER two feet of snow!

Friday, February 26, 2010      5 comments

I really feel sorry for the folks back east that are getting dumped on. Some of them have managed to maintain their sense of humor though. My girlfriend in NJ sent me this o... Read more

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