Observe, Act and Repeat

This is what I came up with today at the hot springs on what works when I get things done.

Simple in concept.


The day has come when I see my ski boots (not mine and my size) at the freebox


I paid pretty penny for these back in the day.  Maybe this will be the year I upgrade.

TBT: Camping in 1997






Nice Watch!

I have a place to stay in Telluride for the Summer!

I had a feeling things that would work out and they did!

Backstory.  Recent plans were confirmed on where I will be living in October, but the next couple of summer months were a bit up in the air.  As many Telluride locals will tell you, the rental market is very very tight.

From the Telluride Newspaper:

"For many it won’t come as news that finding a low cost rental in Telluride or Mountain Village can be difficult, but hard numbers have also been difficult to find in terms of how many people have not been able to find adequate housing.
The rental market has been tight for a while, and at least part of the issue is due to low apartment turnovers. Units at Shandoka Apartments and at other affordable housing projects in the area have seen fewer people leaving at the end of the season. And though waiting lists might not be very long, getting in can be hard without turnover."  

Source:  http://www.telluridenews.com/articles/2014/05/28/news/doc538515fd4f2a1931971014.txt

I even thought of leaving Telluride for a bit.  But nope, no need.

Thanks to all that was involved and also those who helped with backup plans. 

Photos and stories  will be a work in progress for future posts.


ps.  I am  still paying $$ but I am very grateful


Memorial Day. Watched Mending the Line yesterday. Inspired by Frank Moore in person.



Tough as nails, gentle as a poet, and determined as a badger, 90 year-old Frank Moore loves to fish. A World War II veteran, in 1944 he landed along with some 150,000 other troops on the beaches of Normandy, France for the D-Day allied invasion. Despite the cacophony of war around him, the young avid fly fisherman couldn’t help but notice the productive fisheries on the rivers he and his fellow troops crossed as they made their way into occupied France.

His lifetime accomplishments as a fly fisherman, conservationist and a veteran have earned him many awards, including the prestigious Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, and recent induction into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. He has guided and fished with many famous anglers, including actors, congressman and executives. He built and was the long time proprietor of the world renowned Steamboat Inn along the North Umpqua River. And now, reflecting back upon his life, he feels compelled to return to the rivers of Normandy, this time armed not with a gun, but with a fly rod and reel. 70 years later, we will follow Moore as he travels back to Normandy. Once a soldier witnessing the horrors of war, now he will return to these rivers as a fisherman seeking serenity on the water and bringing his life full circle.