Last Build Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:12:46 +0000
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:12:46 +0000Nice photos. Could the black and white birds in photos 1,2,7&8 be Black-necked stilts (Himantropus Mexicanos)? I think the large mottled bird in photo four could be a type of Marbled Godwit? There are major regional and seasonal differences in these birds, so chances are I'm way off target.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:18:56 +0000As for the water flow at the Racetrack -- I suspect it truly is flat and there's little or no flow. There certainly wasn't any directionality to the cracks out in the middle of the playa.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:17:20 +0000Oops! Clicked Reply too quick. I have a lot of experience with washboard roads, having lived on gravel roads for the past 20 years. (Has it really been that long? Wow!) I agree that there's usually an optimum speed that varies depending on road conditions. I never did find that speed and I suspect the shocks had a lot to do with that. Rebecca's link will definitely educate me. I sure do appreciate her sharing it.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:13:44 +0000Ubehebe is definitely volcanic. Interesting how the rock is different colors in different parts of the cinder cones.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:11:27 +0000Thanks for this link. I'll read up and update my post to include it. And yes, the campgrounds were nearly full. Apparently this is coming into the peak season. If you remember, last year this time was the start of the Super Bloom. I was fortunate to catch part of that. I don't think the rain came soon enough for a repeat this year.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:35:32 +0000Chinglish is always funny. I don't mind when the wording is screwed up as long as the documentation is thorough and correct. The Mavic's documentation is correct, but far from thorough. It IS expensive, but I think you're paying for portability. Heck, the whole thing packs up into a tiny bag. Brought it on the airliner with 4 days worth of clothes in a tiny carry-on bag that would have fit under the seat in front of me if Penny wasn't already there. Not sure why Amazon didn't run your review. Maybe they didn't think price was a review criteria? Who knows?
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:58:48 +0000This seems reassuringly familiar. My first drone was Chinese, of course. It was made by Potensic, I believe. The instruction booklet was in charming and very friendly Chinglish. I bought it from Amazon UK. A day later I received an email from the manufacturer telling me to ignore the booklet as the instructions for 'binding' drone and transmitter were wrong. I had already worked that out, but thanks. I am seriously considering a Mavic Pro like yours but here the price is about twice the cost of yours. I wrote a review about this cost differential but Amazon refused to publish it. The first time they have ever declined one of my reviews.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:15:56 +0000I don't let her out unaccompanied in places there might be predators. I do worry about her, but I'm careful -- at least I try to be. So far, we're okay.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:11:10 +0000Sounds like Peoples Bank has done an excellent job with your banking needs, including the relationship you have with the person at your branch. High interest savings... I had an account with Citibank for a couple of years after transferring money that I inherited from my mom after she passed away. I enjoyed 6.5% for 20 of those 24 months I banked with them. It took 4 months to go from 5% to .5%, which is when i moved the money back to my Wells Fargo account. I've been with Wells Fargo for almost 32 years now (various mergers along the way) and I have my teller that I go to each time and we have great chats and she handles all of my banking needs without issue. Nice to have that.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:35:42 +0000Several people suggested credit unions and I think I did talk to the folks at one of them. But I really like the service I get at Peoples. What makes a credit union different than a small local bank? I never did understand that.