FAS has a posted a list of all the U.S.'s overseas military deployments since inception. It is a very long list and doesn't even include domestic operations like the Civil War and the wars against the Indians. Maybe we should take a break for a while.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I woke first the next morning, walked around a bit, made coffee and read my Kindle. When everyone got up, we broke camp and started hiking out. We passed the spring and noticed the bucket had filled up during the night. The spigot was not dripping however. Our original plan was to hike the peak in the morning but we had decided against it due to lack of water. Even with the now-full bucket, we decided to head out. We took the other part of the Round Valley Loop trail. This section was much more scenic as it follows the upper slope rather than down a canyon. We made it to the mountain station but were disappointed to find out they don't serve breakfast. On the tram down, we found Rick's on Yelp which was close by and served breakfast. Rick's turned out to be a great choice and we all enjoyed it. After eating, we heading home.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
- Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon Mysteries Book 5) by Nevada Barr - another mystery in the Ann Pigeon series; stranger than Firestorm but more mysterious
- Six Spices: A Simple Concept of Indian Cooking by Neeta Saluja - Indian cooking, mainly vegetarian
- Mons 1914 - 1918: The Beginning and the End by Don Farr - interesting book about the WWI history of the town I have been spending way too much time in. A bit too much detail on the early action but very fascinating account of occupied Belgium.
- Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon Mysteries Book 1) by Nevada Barr - the first of the Ann Pigeon series and my least favorite. I liked the hiking aspects but hated the ending.
- The Wallstrip (TM) Edge: Using Trends to Make Money -- Find Them, Ride Them, and Get Off by Howard Lindzon - skimmed this IBD-like book
- Ill Wind (Anna Pigeon Mysteries Book 3) by Nevada Barr - my favorite Ann Pigeon book so far
- Queen of the Sciences: A History of Mathematices by Prof. David M. Bressoud - great series on the history of math; gets in depth at times
- Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon Mysteries Book 6) by Nevada Barr - yet another Ann Pigeon mystery; I actually paid for this one since the library didn't have it
- American Cocktail: 50 Recipes That Celebrate the Craft of Mixing Drinks from Coast to Coast by Imbibe Magazine - cocktails!
- The American Way: The Lost Secret to American Prosperity and How to Get it Back by John Robb - good concepts but short on actions
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
- Lunch with parent at Cheesecake Factory (I haven't been there in a long time)
- Reunion with some of the Kenya trip folks
- Lunch with the Golds
- Great waves at Moonlight on Sunday evening
- New hikes in the Bonsall/Fallbrook area at Hellers Bend and Los Jilgueros Preserves
- Built Jaya's new IKEA bed - went surprising well for an IKEA projects