Thanks for starting the day out so nicely. The dogs are great and you can see they are enjoying themselves.
She's my new girlfriend.
Anyone that can teach dogs all those tricks and can also throw a frisbee farther than I can see, is my kind of girl.
In the second paragraph of the GIMP site they say it is applicable for the OS X system in addition to the Windows versions.
Nice name BTW.
Before you go it would be helpful to ask your guiding company where exactly you will be camping on Vancouver Island, BC.
While working up on Vancouver Island I found the island was covered with fishing and hunting lodges. If you weren't aware of them you could be a half mile away from them and would never know it. We used to have logging camps up on the island and we would be just over a hill from a fishing lodge but the lodges wouldn't let there clients know about our logging camp which had 30-50 people living there for months at a time. They wanted to promote the wilderness adventure.
So, the reason I'm saying this is you may have easy access to electricity if your guide service wants to be helpful. Have them give you a detailed map of exactly where you'll be camping each night.
You also can't eat any better than at one of the bush camps. In an emergency of course.
Your title was very accurate. All of the photos are remarkable.
Thanks for posting.
Thanks for the camera info. Really nice photos you posted.
I'm on my way to pick up that Browning today.
Surprised to see that your foxes look to be about twice the size of the ones at my place. I didn't realize ours were so small. If I get a good picture of one, I'll post it to you.
I like the detail in your trail camera pics. The cameras I now use (Moultrie and Stealth cam) do not give that clarity. What model of Browning is it?
I have to get myself one.
Almost all sunglasses sold now have 100% UV protection. But UV rays can be reflected from the back of the lens to the eye so get anti-reflection coated lenses and lenses which have broad coverage from the side.
Thanks berchman, thats very helpful and are things we'll look for when buying sunglasses.
[quote=kdogg]Had both of mine done at the age of 50,young age for this type of surgery. I immediately noticed a change in color perception and contrast. It was like I had been looking through a pair of panty hose for years. am now 62 and I need reading glasses for computer work and reading. Once a year I go to Walmart and get 3 pair of reading glasses for $7.00 and I am good to go till next year, I'm hard on reading glasses.
My wife had cataract surgery about 6 months ago and now is finding that she is very sensitive to light. She has read that it is best to have 100% UV protection sunglasses. Do you know of any sunglass company that sells sunglasses that fir this criteria??
I live in the (People's Republic of) Boulder Colorado.
It's been snowing all night. So the morning goes like this;
8:00 I made a snowman.
8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow
8:15 So, I made a snow woman.
8:17 The nanny of the neighbors complained about the snow woman's
8:20 The gay couple living nearby grumbled that it could have been
two snowmen instead.
8:25 The vegans at No. 12 complained about the carrot nose, as
veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.
8:28 I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white.
8:31 The Muslim gent across the road wants the snow woman to wear a
8:40 Someone calls the cops who show up to see what's going on.
8:42 I am told that the broomstick of the snowman needs to be
removed because it could be used as a deadly weapon.
Things get worse after I mutter : "Yeah, if it's up your
8:45 Local TV news crew shows up. I am asked if I know the
difference between snowmen and snow-women?
I reply, "Snowballs" and am called a sexist.
8:52 My phone is seized and thoroughly checked while I am being
blindfolded and flown to the police station in a helicopter.
9:00 I'm on the news as a suspected terrorist bent on stirring up
trouble during this difficult weather.
9:10 I am asked if I have any accomplices.
9:29 A little known jihadist group has claimed it was their plot.
Moral: There is no moral to this story. It's just the America we live
What, pray tell is an 'average golfer'?
Loved the joke but the phrase confuses me.
Huey Driver wrote:
My experience with requesting to speak with someone in the US varies. I have found more recently that they are very reluctant to transfer and some won't period. Guess they aren't making money if they don't complete the call. I think they should have to pay for my blood pressure medication and any medical problems after the phone call?
I agree on BP control and I believe they also wouldn't understand it when you tell them to "Kiss your grits".
It might help you to get your frustration under control if you did.
Best of luck.
I'm deaf and have to compromise the condition with hearing aids. Can hardly use a phone anymore so got a Caption Call device to monitor conversations. Even now I have to ask he caller to slow down and speak more clearly. Most try to cooperate but the caption errors are sometimes comical in the context of the conversation.
Anyway, you might try a similar tactic when you have to speak to these folks who use English as a second language. Slow down, E-N-U-N-C-I-A-T-E.....
Good suggestion and I agree with you.
I too suffer from loss of hearing but with the newer 'aids' that I bought at Costco, I can connect to my cell phone via bluetooth. I now can understand 90+% of most words on telephone calls.
When it comes to listening to the TV thats a different story. The people on TV news and weather try to talk as fast as possible and then my comprehension goes down fast.
Xylitol is now being added to some peanut butters as a sweetener. It can be deadly to dogs.
Very good advice. When I told that to my neighbor who is a retired dental hygienist, she said Xylitol also prevents cavities.
I told her that would be good to know when I'm on the 'throne'.
Thats a definite 'Thumbs up'
This might help explain the 'plain planes'
What was that 'plane' white aircraft doing at the airport?
Aircraft bearing 00-9001 tail and no other distinct markings seen at the Tallinn Airport in Estonia. (Anna Zvereva, Wikimedia Commons)
JACKSON HOLE, WYO - A mysterious-looking plane parked in the private jet tarmac section of the Jackson Hole Airport over the weekend raised suspicion from a few studious and/or conspiracy theorist types.
The plane was a repurposed Being 757 in plain white wrapper design with no markings other than a tail number marked "00-9001." Internet research indicates the plane is likely one of only a handful (some sources claim the only) that is owned and operated by the US government.
Similar aircraft, painted in an all-white color scheme with little to no markings (some have also a US flag emblem) have been sighted at various airports around the globe. They bear consistent tail numbers that are never tracked by public software like FlightAware.
Most reports indicate these aircraft are often referred to as converted 757-23A, or a version of Boing's C-32B, usually wearing what may or may not be US Air Force tail numbers or serial numbers. The non-descript design is intentionally low profile so as not to stand out when the plane travels to various countries with less-than-favorable attitudes toward the USA.
The aircraft is has been attributed to the 486th Flight Test Squadron, known to be associated with Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. It is thought to be operated by Special Ops groups within the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, or Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST).
The aircraft has been used to fly officials of various government agencies around the globe, providing worldwide dedicated rapid response airlift for the Department of Defense. It is reportedly on call 24 hours a day for emergency response. It was last spotted, photographed, and documented on the Internet at Tallinn Airport in Estonia on September 1, 2017.
Airport director Jim Elwood said the aircraft spotted in Jackson Hole was here conducting high altitude training.