Sunday, July 28, 2013

Road trip

I went for a ride and forgot my camera. No worries: saw this in a car restoring shop: But by time I got Waterford: Well, let's go back and switch:
From 2013-07-27
This is Route 7 in My Fiat. I went over to the Battle of Bennington site, which is in New York: and since I was so close: but it was short sojourn: So, keep the rubber side down until next week

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Fiat built in Mexico By Chrysler?

Well after pouring a bunch of money into my Kia, I finally gave up. I quite literally stopped by Armory Fiat on a whim , and after doing some number crunching , came home with: And yes, Spumoni is a Fiat built in Mexico by Chrysler. Although like a lot of stuff, it's very hard to classify it as an Italian, Mexican, or American. Italian design yes. 49% Mexican, 20% American and Canadian content, yes. Italian Transmission, yes. Spanish Bank financing my car, Yes. Welcome to the future. One of the more fun videos I ran across was this one. He's driving it in Albany, on the Corining preserve trail: Probably show what he thought of the car. speaking of which: let's stop by the Troy Dam. This was actually built by Henry Ford to power a factory. The town of Green island still uses the powerhouse, but the plant is gone: Cohoes falls is not as crazy: and It's been a year since we lost Don: and it fits (almost) Have yet to try the bent: And here's a more fun review of the 500 to close I like her advice to love what you drive. Obiviously,since I followed it.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A place for Mom

I was a bit sick, so I decided to hit some senior housing: A little too expensive for mom And since my car is now on its third recall, guess what I did: But no decision here either, reminds of Sir John Franklin. A lot of folk have given him grief about going around the "wrong" side of the island, as compared to Roald Amundsen, who went the other way and made to Alaska. There's just one small catch: The south channel has a 3 foot draft, too shallow for Capt. Franklin's ships. So until next week (unless a polar bear devours me) keep the rubber side down.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Steaming up

It was 80 at 6 when I started. I hit a traffic jam right away: My Turnaround: the steamboat festival in Waterford: stopped for a break: Before heading home

Friday, July 05, 2013

The uncle sam ride

I woke up on Thursday , wondering where to ride. I wound up in Troy, Home of Uncle Sam: Then I did the Uncle Sam Path: and wandered over to Waterford: Took a break: Headed down Pearl St: and up to the plaza before heading home:

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Discerning Elvis

I've been thinking over Discernment. One of the thing that went through my mind the other Saturday was "work on your book". I posted the above video since it shows Elvis doing one of his pre-concert rituals: Praying. Here's another take: I'm just sitting here, tyring to imagine the scene in the present day. King of Music, and he prays before a concert? Isn't God for sissies and rednecks? Well, both Elvis and I can plead guilty as charged on that last one. And really it's about priorities, what comes first. And being human, sometimes we get it wrong. I can't help but thinking in the first video is reason he needed to calm down was because he took a whole bottle of amphetamines 2 hours before. Lord knows, I've done things that were just about as bad. But we must keep on going and to borrow from another Sun records artist, walk the line. So how do I intend in proceeding with this crazy project that landed on my lap? Drop my other crazy stuff, like find a job in Memphis, or write a book and get it published? Well, I'm just about done with my book, and I can't leave my mother twisting in the wind, although the passage where Jesus tell his Followers to let the dead bury themselves plays over and over again in my mind, So I'm just trying to juggle several balls at once and listen for that still, small voice and trust and obey. As Greg LeMond said, it never gets easier, you just go faster since it's the 4th, I'll leave you with this and this. It was Elvis Favorite Gospel song Until next week, TCB and FHS.