Aug 102016
 

I’m not very good at communicating verbally.  I tend to speak quickly, not think before I speak (unlike the extensive thought I put in before typing these sure to be award winning posts), and I have a tendency not to give a Norwegian rodents posterior if what I say offends somebody.  Hint:  It usually does. […]

Jul 302016
 

It’s still relatively warm up here and even the rain has been sporadic, leading many to claim this area is in a drought situation.  Not seeing it but it gives the weather bunnies something to talk about.  It’s only the end of July now but if one were to take a stroll through some of […]

Jul 242016
 

You unfortunate people on the mainland may have heard something now and then about how laid back and relaxing living on an island can be.  Not just Key West but any island.  I can speak from experience when I say it’s all pretty much true.  When you settle in on an island, life takes on […]

Jul 162016
 

No, it’s not an euphemism for being sexually abused in Pa.  FOAP is an neat little app which allows all us budding photographers to maybe make a buck or two. A quick tip of the Tilly to Rich in Joisey for sending me the link to this sure to be a money making enterprise. The […]

Jun 272016
 

The days just seems to drag by up here in one of the most boring places on the planet.  I sit in my room all day like a lump trying to eke out some money on the computer.  In between, all I do is eat or go get stuff to eat.  I get no exercise […]

Jun 172016
 

While I am living up in the cold, dank, rainy north for the moment, the place I am staying in does have it’s perks.  One of which is broadband internet.  But, I haven’t been using it because there is no wifi available for said broadband, until now. I’ve been paying Sprint an unDarwiny amount of money […]

Jun 132016
 
Traveling Out Of A Backpack...

This past trip gave me a good chance to refine how I pack my backpack and what works best where whilst out on the road.  Even though the trip was short I took everything which I inventoried in the last 100 Thing Challenge, just in case I wound up changing plans along the way.  I […]

Jun 122016
 

I’m back in Pa., all safe and sound from my all too brief trip back to Key West.  I was able to get all I needed to get done in the short time I was back on the rock and now I am going to just chill out for the rest of the year until […]

May 292016
 

If there is one upside to being stuck up here in the northern hinterlands it’s the fact I’m eating good.  Too good sometimes.  Everyone up here is really, really, into food.  If they ain’t eatin’ they are planning on eatin’.  Three squares a day plus plenty of snacking in between.  Obesity is not an epidemic […]

May 262016
 

It’s the week of Memorial Day.  I won’t complain about being in Pa. because normally I would be here this week any how.  It’s become a tradition for me to come visit now and later this week we will visit the graves of some of those past and then on Monday we will have a […]

May 012016
 
Living In The Land Of Fog And Walkers...

It’s Saturday as I write this and it’s been 3 days since I’ve seen the sun shine.  Really, it’s been foggy, cloudy, and rainy for 72 hours straight with no end in site.  This is what the view has been like out the window… And this is on a good day. This is the weather […]

Apr 242016
 
The 100 Thing Challenge - 2016 Edition...

Yes, it’s time once again to take stock and inventory.  A quick rundown of all my worldly possessions, packed into one little bag.  In case you have never heard of the 100 Thing Challenge, it was created by one Dave Bruno about 6 years ago.  He wanted to show how one could live without all […]

Apr 192016
 

Last week I returned to Key West, mainly to take care of some minor but important things.  Having taken care of said things I stuck around seeing if I could find a place to stay, at least for a month or so until I returned back up north.  I looked everywhere and for anything, even […]

Apr 142016
 

Even with my fancy new Marmot backpack, I’m always looking for ways to save on space and take up as little room as possible.  So I did some research and came up with a rather handy and inexpensive solution. I picked up a pack of Ziplock Travel Bags and gave them a try.  These things are […]

30 Hours Of Ridin’ The Rails…

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Apr 132016
 
30 Hours Of Ridin' The Rails...

Once again I find myself on the floor of a back corner of Miami International Airport where I will be spending the night before jumping on the bus back to Key West.  This after two days or 30 hours of riding the Amtrak from Pa. to Florida.  This was my first really long train trip […]

Apr 082016
 
7 Days In April...

The month of April is only one week old.  So far, it has rained, got foggy, snowed, sleet, and then, this stuff… This is hail, in case you were wondering.  It’s been cold every damn day and more snow is forecast for the weekend. I vaguely remember something about a bright, warm, shiny object which […]

Apr 032016
 

This sure as hell ain’t the Keys.  As I write this post the forecast is for lows in the 20’s, high winds, cloudy, and a dusting of snow.  The coming week, my last up here, is nothing but more of the same.  Lots of cold weather, rain, sleet, dreary, and depressing.  I’m ready for some […]