We did the rim-to-rim hike in the Grand Canyon and we stayed at Phantom Ranch for 1 night. It was 13.8 miles from the North Rim to Phantom Ranch and about 9 miles back up to the South Rim.Continue reading
I watched the blood moon and the full lunar eclipse on the evening of September 27, 2015. I was driving from Redwood Falls, MN to Minneapolis and saw the moon rise for the entire drive. I got home in time to get my camera setup and take several pictures of the lunar eclipse.
I had solar panels installed on my roof during the week of June 15-19, 2015. The installation went very smoothly and I attempted to capture some time lapse video of the process. The results are not great, but here they are.
My trip to Ethiopia was very successful! I used most of my gear and here are some thoughts about the gear I carried with me.
This pack is great! It is comfortable and easy to use. It has a comfortable hip belt that can be completely stowed along with the shoulder straps which makes it easy to stow the pack on a plane.
I’m taking my first trip to Africa and I am going to visit Ethiopia. I have planned 10 full days in Ethiopia plus 3 days of travel for a total vacation of 13 days. After reading through the guide book for awhile, 10 days seems a bit short. Oh well. I have other vacations to take this year, so 9 days off of work is already quite a bit.
I did a wine tasting on New Year’s Eve with some friends and we finally opened my 28 year-old bottle of wine. Unfortunately, the 28 year-old wine wasn’t as good as I had remembered it when I first bought it. Here is some more info about this wine: http://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-1102-1986-cakebread-cellars-cabernet-sauvignon-napa-valley-usa
I bought this bottle of wine in 1998 at the the vineyard in Napa Valley. At that time, it tasted fantastic. I was not and still am not a sophisticated wine drinker. I was out in California with some friends for another friend’s wedding. I bought a bottle of this wine for a wedding present and thought to myself that I better buy myself a bottle too.