Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Arco, Idaho

This is going to be a totally worthless post... just like the last one. sorry. not sure why i do these. :)

On our last road trip we drove through Arco, Idaho and I just wanted to share 3 very random observations.

1) "Arco was the first community in the world ever to be lit by electricity generated by nuclear power. This occurred on July 17, 1955"

2) Blaine St.

3) No Arco gas station in Arco Idaho. Only Chevron, Shell, and Sinclair.

Told you it was going to be a worthless post!

Monday, July 30, 2007

grants pass farmers market

If you are ever passing though Grants Pass Oregon on a Saturday definitely try and stop by the "Growers Market". There is lots of good homemade and home grown stuff to buy... but even better, really good people watching. Man there are some seriously interesting characters there.

Here are a couple snaps from a while ago when I was there.

Phil Margera... is that you?

Matching couple-

I loved how the guy selling wood was reading a magazine no other than "Wood Magazine"

Thursday, July 12, 2007

stump versus truck

any guys out there who can agree with me that pulling tree trunks and bushes out of the ground with a truck is really fun? for some reason it's just so satisfying when your doing landscaping and stuff. spend 2 hours digging it out with a shovel...or....hook a good quality rope up to the trailer hitch, throw er in low 4 wheel drive, and pull her right out. i know it's totally redneck, but whatever, it's fun.

it's actually very strategic too. you see it's all about leverage. your rope has gotta have leverage on the tree. if it doesn't, then the rope will simply slide off and break free. your tires have to have leverage too. if you have 4WD and all 4 wheels on pavement, you have all the leverage you need. if the stump has really good leverage (deep roots), then chances are, something is going to break before the 4WD tires start spinning on pavement. my dad in law actually snapped a 5,000 pound capacity tow rope on one stump!!! but if your tires are in dirt or grass, all your leverage basically goes out the window! your pretty much screwed if you have a stubborn stump with the tires in the dirt. you can see how it quickly becomes a game between the stump, the man, the rope, the tires, etc etc etc.

let the games begin!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Fro man Franger

My hair is longer than I've ever had it before. Bethany wanted to cut it today because it's getting pretty out of control. I never comb it, ever. So even though I shampoo it every day, I was getting these huge dreadlocks in the back, or maybe they are mats?

Well instead of cutting it, my mother in law recommended combing it to see if we could get the dreads out... so after 45 mins of combing, all the dreads are out and this is what it looks like!