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Welcome To The Party Comrade
Posted Monday, October 26, at 10:34 AM
Webster's defines comrade: 1 - a : an intimate friend or associate : companion b : a fellow soldier 2 - use as a form of address by communists To me, "a form of address" isn't a word definition, so let's stick with definition #1. I find this Wikipedia article interesting.....

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Sticks & Stones
Posted Wednesday, October 21, at 9:22 AM

All kids know it... "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me". It seems like a pretty good statement for a kid to know, but how about adults? It seems we've forgotten. I don't have any idea why we call each other names other than it might be a really effective tool for something, but it's so common that we get to read lots of them.....

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With Apologies To Dogs...
Posted Thursday, October 8, at 2:03 PM

I saw this on the internet, made me laugh, and I want to share. Somehow I think it portrays dogs in a bad light... Just Realized Something: My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him. His meals are provided at no cost to him...

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See the Pope, Quit Your Job
Posted Friday, September 25, at 2:13 PM

Interesting to me that John Boehner met the Pope yesterday, and gave notice he's quitting today. It's obvious the Pope's speech didn't sit well with some folks, and Boehner said he doesn't want to be the issue... I wonder if the Pope's message had anything to do with his seemingly snap decision don't you?...

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Where I Stand
Posted Friday, May 29, at 12:57 AM

Your Colorado neighbors are going through what must be among the most horrendous trials imaginable. James Holmes is on trial for murdering 12 people with scores more injured. The news is full of first person accounts and graphic photos of the horrific crime scene. Of course the defense is trying to prove Holmes was insane to avoid the death penalty...

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It's What WE Do...
Posted Tuesday, May 26, at 10:31 AM

Please reference this old City Slickers blog post from 2008... http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/hoag/entry/16697 Some of you probably remember us from a couple years back. I used to write a fairly regular blog here, but we realized we were missing something in our lives much more than we thought we would when we moved to Nebraska...

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Christmas Card
Posted Thursday, December 25, at 9:06 AM

Just a short note... Merry Christmas everyone, and may it be the most blessed Christmas ever! Happy Birthday Jesus! Brian & Margie

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Jeeping The "Promised Land"
Posted Sunday, May 25, at 10:43 PM

To most "hard core" Jeep owners, a trip to Moab Utah is a trip to the "Promised Land". Ride along with the Fugowie Four Wheelers as we crawl the Poison Spider 4x4 trail... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS3lVb5ElOg

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Drop-Off - A Fun Southern Nevada 4x4 Trail
Posted Sunday, March 9, at 11:30 AM

Come along as we take a trip on a seldom used 4x4 trail in southern Nevada... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqg9AHdB0Lo

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Quartzsite - The RV Gathering Place
Posted Sunday, February 16, at 10:55 AM

Here is a short video Margie and I put together about Quartzsite, Arizona. We visited there in January and it's a must visit place for snowbird RVers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SymbUEIb2Eo

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Titus Canyon
Posted Friday, January 17, at 11:23 PM

Take a trip with us through one of the most scenic and popular back country roads in Death Valley National Park... Titus Canyon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ5xKIUPSqc

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Death Valley
Posted Thursday, January 16, at 8:44 AM

A short video of our recent trip through Echo Canyon in Death Valley National Park. There are over 1000 miles of backcountry roads in Death Valley, this is a review of 26 of them... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmCFg22rRFQ

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Horseshutem Springs
Posted Tuesday, December 17, at 12:15 AM

About 10 miles north of our place is the ghost town of Johnnie, Nevada. This once bustling mining camp is now home to just a few folks, but the area has great scenery, and a colorful history. A Paiute indian famous in the area for shooting settlers horses is where the name came from...

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Your Tax Dollars At Work
Posted Tuesday, December 10, at 6:12 PM

Here is a pretty good use of a few of our tax dollars to me... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIoSga7tZPg#t=216

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Posted Monday, December 9, at 9:07 AM

It gets cold here in the Nevada desert. Currently, our little corner of the state is experiencing some of the coldest weather in recorded history. We've been under a hard freeze warning the last couple nights, and it's expected to be cold again tonight with the temperature dipping into the teens...

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Devil's Hole Hills
Posted Saturday, September 28, at 2:27 PM

Around these parts, there are plenty of geographic references to death, the devil, and of course heat. Death Valley, the Funeral Mountains, Furnace Creek, and Stovepipe Wells are the first to come to mind. This short video was take in an area that is just 10 miles from our place in an area called Devil's Hole Hills...

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Carpenter Canyon
Posted Tuesday, September 17, at 9:43 PM

It's tough for me to write a blog with all the 4 wheeling we've been doing lately, so I'm going to try and start something new by posting a link to a short video of our travels. The above photo shows our small group airing our tires down for our trail ride. We drop from highway pressure to around 12 pounds as our vehicles will ride much better, and the low pressure will provide much better traction over rough terrain...

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Hey Arley (& Anyone Else) - To Beatty and Beyond
Posted Thursday, July 18, at 7:30 PM

Death Valley National Park is the largest park in the lower 48 states. It takes up some 5,219 square miles in California and Nevada, and from what I've seen so far, it is a wonderland of geologic diversity. From the top of 11,043 foot Telescope Peak, to it's lowest point of 282 feet BELOW sea level, there are amazing things to see. Death Valley, from where the park got it's name runs some 140 miles north to south...

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Too Close To Home
Posted Tuesday, July 2, at 12:10 PM

http://standwitharizona.com/blog/2013/06/30/who-they-were-the-granite-mountain-hotshots-19-brave-souls-who-perished-in-arizona-fire/ Here is a short view of what these guys do for a living... http://vimeo.com/40561725 Rest in peace with the Lord you Hotshots... you are missed!...

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Behavior Modification
Posted Sunday, June 30, at 3:20 PM

Perhaps you've noticed that the southwestern US is having a little heat wave lately, and you just have to know that me and Margie are smack dab in the middle of it. The term "dry heat" doesn't really come very close to describing how 115 degrees feels, but to tell the truth, I'd rather have 115 here than 100 in McCook. Your humidity there is harder to take for me...

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