Thursday, August 21, 2008


o.k. some people had glorious vacations in Italy and the beach. We went to Potato City and looked at the stars at an abandoned air-strip in a zero light pollution area of northwestern Pennsylvania. Did I mention that unbeknownst to us a bear lived in the hanger? The Allegheny Mountains however, are just glorious. It's been a long time I drove for hundreds of miles without seeing a Walmart or chain restaurant.

Luckily, we sought refuge at the Potato City Motor Lodge. We were literally the only guests -- surrounded by stuffed hunting trophies. All the other rooms were open with beds unmade. Kinda like the Shining. They gave us a key-- and we were lucky to get the jungle room.
We stopped at a look-out at a dam. The sky was strange during our trip. One side was sunny and the other rainy. We drove through rainbows.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

All You Have To Do Is Call.

Last Sunday I get a text message from Lara,"At cabin, tree in front yard exploded, OMG".  Of course I was freaked out-- Lara texting, and using OMG. Gave me the willies. Then I started to worry.  Was this a cry for help?  Were they in trouble?  First problem, where the heck is that cabin.  Somewhere in the middle of nowhere Maryland.  South of that Frank Lloyd Wright house. Lots of snakes.  Is that enough info for 911 to send help.  Leading to problem #2, what are the odds they even know what 911 is in Garret County?  I text back, asking if they are ok or if they needed anything.

To my horror it was an emergency.
Reply message--'Just Beer'.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Scott, As Requested

Sorry it's taken me a while to get this posted -- and you have to admit, it's not nearly as interesting as the pics Galen has shared -- but here are Scott, Stuart, and Vera with our crew, when they drifted through Maryland in July. Can you believe we actually didn't take the camera out until just before they left? We were too busy catching up on some really interesting episodes in Scott and Stuart's lives, walking the beach, and watching Vera roll her eyes at Scott every few minutes.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Hair's another one

I couldn't resist adding this one, though I checked in with the other party first just to be safe. Was there ever any hair as good as 80s hair? I think I'll be posting the rest of the pictures on my Facebook page. Come join me there.

Sorting (sordid?) photos

While you guys are off having fun at the beach I'm slaving away here in Southeastern PA
trying to find room for more toys that keep showing up at our house. I've been trying to get rid of old pictures so we can fit the new ones in the box. Some are worth keeping, so here are a few of the better ones I've found. I'll keep my eye out for anything blackmail-worthy and let you each know individually.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sunday night with booze--where are you?

Ahhhh, A cold brewski and here we are.  Come on over, we've still got half a case left.

...and where are those pictures of Scott and Vera and Stu?

Friday, August 1, 2008


Hey, where are pictures of Scott and family?

Folk Music Dancing

I found out that Jeff's mentor, John Feirerabend, actually taught at Ship and is friends with Blaine Shover. Small world ....or mystical fate?