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greenmonster304
08-14-2011, 03:51 PM
Things have slowed down a bit a i am enjoying it. Both the kids are big enough to bring along now so we can take advantage of the local spots that I take for granted. Spending time with my kids and my brothers family has been fun and it takes me back to when I was a kid doing the same with my parents and my cousins.

greenmonster304
08-14-2011, 03:54 PM
A few more. And I cant wait we are heading to kill devil hills on the outer banks NC at the end of the month for a week.

rlpsystems
08-14-2011, 04:04 PM
Nice....Its always nice to slow down and enjoy life.....

Mdirrigation
08-14-2011, 04:31 PM
take the boys to see gravediggers garage , the monster truck its in kill devil hills

DanaMac
08-14-2011, 04:38 PM
Not much water in our landlocked state, so we hit the mountains instead. I climbed my first 14er yesterday - Mt Bierstatd 14,060'. CO has 55 peaks over 14,000 feet. My knee held up just fine too. Bierstadt is the peak to the right, and the Sawtooth Ridge going to the left would lead to another 14er, Mt Evans. Definitely wasn't trying two in one day for my first.

I love when it slows down too :)

greenmonster304
08-14-2011, 05:09 PM
Not much water in our landlocked state, so we hit the mountains instead. I climbed my first 14er yesterday - Mt Bierstatd 14,060'. CO has 55 peaks over 14,000 feet. My knee held up just fine too. Bierstadt is the peak to the right, and the Sawtooth Ridge going to the left would lead to another 14er, Mt Evans. Definitely wasn't trying two in one day for my first.

I love when it slows down too :)

The land in the background of the canoe pics is 700 acres of woods and horse pasture owned by louis bacon who also owns the 170,000 Trinchera Ranch in Colorado. I think it has some big mountains in it. Do you know where I am talking about Dana?
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DanaMac
08-14-2011, 05:14 PM
No, but I will Google it.
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Mike Leary
08-14-2011, 06:44 PM
I love when it slows down too :)

Got to admire Dana's work ethic. :clapping: I thought they were called "14eeners".

DanaMac
08-14-2011, 06:54 PM
Got to admire Dana's work ethic. :clapping: I thought they were called "14eeners".

The way you spelled it, it gets pronounced "fourteen-eeners". 14ers make it "fourteeners" :)

http://14ers.com/

Gotta play when there is time to play. Work when there is work to be done.::Edit - just found this http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_18680971
Hiker injured traversing from Mt Bierstadt (where I was) to Mt Evans, on the Sawtooth Ridge.

Mike Leary
08-14-2011, 07:08 PM
The way you spelled it, it gets pronounced "fourteen-eeners". 14ers make it "fourteeners" :)

We've had the mo/ho to 11k and worked in Nederland at the same altitude; one moves very slow at that spectacular height.

DanaMac
08-14-2011, 07:32 PM
We've had the mo/ho to 11k and worked in Nederland at the same altitude; one moves very slow at that spectacular height.

Very true, very true. 6 hours round trip, for a 7 mile round trip hike. Not a lot of oxygen up there.

Mark B
08-14-2011, 09:31 PM
A few more. And I cant wait we are heading to kill devil hills on the outer banks NC at the end of the month for a week.


You are heading to a fun place. I will about 1.25 hrs south of you.. You should take a trip down to Ocracoke island.
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txgrassguy
08-15-2011, 12:08 PM
Slump, What Slump?
I'm backed up three weeks right now just on service work let alone planned renovations.
Factor in all the time I spend on fire calls and I am lucky to get home before 9pm most nights. Last Friday I spent from 1400 to 0615 on a 250 acre call out - the week before it was only nine hours at a different location.
I will say this though, my FD has a fundraiser scheduled September 17, a demolition derby. Me and a few guys (well, they are performing the majority of the work since I found the car)are prepping a '76 4dr caddy with a 501 cubic inch motor for the event. This thing is a real guinea gunboat, weighs right around 7,000lbs, long and is full of steel.
I'll post a few pictures when I get a chance.