Thursday, May 27, 2010

Brushy Peak

Skywatch Friday
Brushy Peak, California May 24, 2010

Our hike began under a dark gray cloudcover....
But, after hiking a couple of miles the sun began to burn off the clouds revealing the dark blue California sky.

Park boundary and sky....

The Altamont Pass is a perfect place for wind powered generators.
The vast Central Valley heats up drawing in cold air from San Francisco Bay across the Altamont Pass turning thousands of windmills.

Livermore and the Ohlone Mountains in the distance.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Skywatch Friday, Mt. Diablo

May 3, 2010.
This is how blue the California sky can be when it is not raining....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Road Trip August 1985

August 1985 roadtrip. On my way back across the country from Maine, I wanted to see Mt. Rushmore. I found a dirt road through Buffalo country...

South Dakota roadblock. My VW Bug was no match for these Bison! I had to just sit and wait for them to wander off the road. It was more than a little scary... that one on the right gave me a real threatening look...

My 1969 Bug took me from California all the way to Maine. No problems at all. It also didn't have any rust. None at all..... Until Maine.... where every nick and scratch and unpainted surface rusted over in the two weeks I spent in Maine. In spite of the rust the Bug took me back to California as well as to work and back for many years to come before I finally sold it in 1992.

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