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Random Notes from the Road

August 21, 2011

…when I decided to plan a trip based on the total lack of cell coverage, I obviously didn’t expect total lack of cell coverage.  Okay, I did, but it still surprised me.  There are large parts of the West with nothing but blue sky.  Mind yoou, this is cool.  I needed to get away.

…we’re currently two for two on National Parks who are really, really worried about Climage Change, at least in their literature.  It’s propaganda paid for by your government.  I can’t say that I’ll be hitting a ton more to see if they all do, I’ll just guess yes and get on with my life.

…DeeT doesn’t work on annoying flies, just mosquitoes.

…note to Subaru owners.  If you load your car to the roof and drive in high altitude, the gas mileage will go up dramatically.  This is the third one that’s done it for us.  If anything, it’s amusing to see.

…road junkies must put Beartooth Pass on their bucket list.  I’d recommend combining it with Dead Indian, which means that you don’t have to go through Yellowstone and read about Climate Change.

Just sayin’.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynn Comp permalink*
    August 24, 2011 7:45 pm

    Jim – just a quick thanks for use of the cabin. Cristopher caught a 14″ rainbow on his first time out fly fishing! BTW, for all of us who sometimes borrow your cabin, I’m going to take up a collection to buy you a lighter weight ladder – no, we didn’t climb on the roof to see stars. I had to change the smoke detector battery.
    Have a WONDERFUL time – we so appreciate you guys – post pictures!

  2. August 24, 2011 6:29 pm

    Beartooth Pass…remember it well. Me and brother went over it back in ’83 I think in a Chevy Chevette. I think we stopped in Fargo, ND to see if we could get some money wired to us so we could make it back to WNC.

    And year before last, we went over Monarch Pass in Colorado at the beginning of March and it started snowing about a mile from the top.

    Enjoy your trip. ;)…and post pictures.

    Mike G.

  3. August 21, 2011 8:48 pm

    Always a great thing to do Jim. I last had the chance in 2006 and remember one stretch in Wyoming where I drove for 6 hours without seeing another car (not a major road obviously.) Our country is big, and the west is largely empty and beautiful. It’s good to get out away from the coasts and remember that.

    As for the literature, it doesn’t matter. Humans will either find a way to exist and sustain on the planet or humans will wipe themselves out. I’m not worried about the earth, it will survive long after humans are gone.

  4. August 21, 2011 5:44 pm

    National Park concessioners are required by the US government to support the Global Warming Catastrophist line.

    No matter what your personal feelings on the topic might be, or what the evidence indicates to you … when you are writing in this arena, you are a dyed-in-the-bull Catastophist.

    Enjoy your travels!

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

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