Monday, May 27, 2024

Prescott Weekend Activities

Lots going on in Prescott!
  • Hikes at Lynx Lake, Badger Mountain, Mt. Union Watson Lake and our local park
  • Jeep trips to Crown King, Mayer and Walker
  • Western Air Show on the square
  • 66 Kids book launch show at Elks Theatre
Saloon and cafe (in the background) at Crown King

View towards our house from Badger Mt. Trail

Old charcoal kiln in Walker

Fire lookout on Mt. Union

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Framing Progess


Framing the south wing

The future view from the front door to the back

Water tank

Sunday, May 05, 2024

Slab Is Done

It was been quite a while, but the slab is done!

The slab looking towards Thumb Butte

Lily likes the slab

Lily in the shade of a juniper

First phase of lumber got delivered as well

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Moving Weekend

We bid farewell to Encinitas and made the move to Prescott.

Stuffed full container

Loading the Conex

Monday, March 18, 2024

Mammoth Cross Country Skiiing Weekend

After getting canceled last year due to excessive snow, we finally got up to Mammoth for a XC skiing weekend.  The drive up was uneventful and we checked into the Tamarack Lodge.  The weather was nice so we did a snowshoe hike up to the top of Panorama Dome which had great views even with the low clouds.  The lodge restaurant was booked so we headed over to the Mammoth Tavern for a nice dinner.
The next day, we had our XC lesson.  The instructor was very patient and had Jyoti up and skiing.  After lunch, we skied around the groomed trails.  For dinner, we had a cheese plate in the fun and cozy lodge bar.  We went to bed early since we were worn out.  The next morning, we go up early and headed out.  We made a stop in Randsburg which was very cool.

Panorama Dome summit

Learning to ski

Hitting the trails

Downtown Randsburg

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Hitler Had Some Good Ideas?

 Hitler in Munich, April 12, 1922:

"thus we were the first to declare that this peace treaty was a crime. Then folk abused us as 'agitators.' We were the first to protest against the failure to present this treaty to the people before it was signed. Again we were called on the masses of the people not to surrender their arms, for the surrender of one's arms would be nothing less than the beginning of enslavement. We were called, no, we were cried down as, 'agitators.' We were the first to say that this meant the loss of Upper Silesia. So it was, and still they called us 'agitators.' We declared at that time that compliance in the question of Upper Silesia must have as its consequence the awakening of a passionate greed which would demand the occupation of the Ruhr. We were cried down ceaselessly, again and again. And because we opposed the mad financial policy which today will lead to our collapse, what was it that we were called repeatedly once more? 'Agitators.' And today?

Of course, he took the guns and enslaved those he didn't like.