Monday, December 10, 2012

December 10th Update Forthcoming

I spent many months this year writing and for the last couple of months I've slowed down and decided to simply have fun by documenting where I've been with my camera instead. So enjoy!
Black Widow spider found next to a small geocache
A tiny DNA tube used for a micro geocache.  I found 86 geocaches this day.  Whew!
Mike Sievers and I on a nighttime kayak event on Armand Bayou.
An extra large tree frog I found in the woods.
A geocache I found with my Bride near Channelview, Texas.

My Bride and I geocaching on bikes at Memorial 7 park near Webster.
Kayaking - Geocaching nighttime event on Armand Bayou 12-1-12
Geocaching with HoustonControl, Butch, & Rambetta on a chilly morning on Cedar Bayou, Baytown, Tx.
5 differant beans, 2 lbs sausage, 2 lbs ground chuck, and rice.

12-8-12 Geocaching Trash Bash (CITO - Cache in Trash out) event.
Larry Houston and I geocaching in Jones forest, Conroe, Texas
My Bride and I geocaching in Channelview, Texas

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Baker Road Extention Deforestration Project

Hello Bert, I hope you have been doing well. I don't know if the City has responded to you in regards to this road expansion. I do know that Mr. Leiper and his staff is exploring and designing a number of bike & walking trails that will link several parks together. One example is what the City is installing down Emmit Hutto Blvd. I think you have a great idea with this being used with the detention pond and tieing into Jenkins Park. Bob Hoskins
2nd photo taken 11-22-12
The proposed solution on top and what was decided.
 Well, a giant retention pond is going in directly behind my forest of trees and wildlife habitat and all vegetation must go.  I hate this and voted against it.  I can't see where anyone but the land owners are going to benefit connecting Sjolander Road to anything.  The bulldozer operator told me a family of coyotes with three pups were chased out their den this morning.  I've heard the coyotes yipping in the woods for over twenty years and never saw one and they are no threat at all.
Directly behind my house in Chaparral Village.
At Barkuloo Road
Future site of retaining pond
I just hate that in the name of "progress", they feel the need to put in a gigantic retention pond instead of keeping the trees and digging out the existing lake, like was discussed.  There could be a nature trail  down the pipeline that ran through the natural setting and continued on to Walter Jenkins Park.  Now, this is what we will get.  Next, I imagine the land owners will take down the remaining forest and build cheap track homes that will sell for a hundred thousand.  Makes me sick to my stomach.
Some folks call this progress.  I call it senseless waste of valuable resources.
November 8, 2012  This is progress in action.  Cut down everything and dig a big hole.

Halfway point between Sjolander Road and Barkuloo Road



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Keeping Busy Enjoying Life! - October 2012

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I'm working in my spare time on my fourth book, which is a follow-up to the Alpha Mike One trilogy.  It will be titled "The New Patriots" when I get it published and in between writing and work at the Plant, I've spent almost every minute geocaching on foot, kayak, or bicycle, so rather than try to explain it, I'll simply post photographs!
My little Shih Tzu, Coco Bear
I found this in a geocache in North Houston.
The new bridge on the Greenway Trail up by Spring, Texas
The Greenway hike & bike trail between Jesse Jones and Pundt parks.

That's me up in a tree getting a geocache on Highlands Shore Road in Highlands, Texas
My Bride and I geocaching on bikes in La Porte, Texas.
My Bride and I taking time to swing in La Porte, Texas while geocaching.
My Bride finding a particularly difficult geocache in Spring, Texas
Crossing a 12-foot gully in Jesse H. Jones Park.

My Bride and I finding a Soda Tube geocache in Jesse Jones Park.
A cicada on a tree I found while geocaching.

My sister's dogs in Dayton, Texas
My Niece's dog in Dayton, Texas.
My Bride and I on Armand Bayou at a geocaching event and CITO.  Cache In Trash Out.

Some delicious cookies I baked.
My daughter's cat drinking at the bathroom sink.
My kayak and trailer after I painted the trailer silver.
Michael Sievers and I at Livingston State Park geocaching on bikes.
Livingston State Park

A giant mushroom I found deep in the woods in Livingston.
The SETX Gang geocaching Octoberfest event in Livingston State Park.


Larry Houston, Michael Sievers, and Baytown Bert geocaching in Livingston.


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Friday, September 21, 2012

Keeping Busy Enjoying Life!

Delicious home baked Oatmeal and raisin cookies!
 A lot has happened in the last two weeks and some of it was the mundane, but a lot of it was planned fun.  I give it to you in photographs!
My Bride and I riding a trail in Seabrook, Texas!
Geocaching and reading about Amos Barber in Mont Belvieu, Texas
I repaired six computers for folks around town.
My friend Tom Davenport worked on my kayak trailer after work.
My Bride talking to a fishing guide in Galveston, Texas about a Atlantic sharknose shark.
We stayed in the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas
We rode the Galveston ferry.
We ate ice cream at Ben and Jerry's.
Geocaching on bicycles in La Porte, Texas
My Bride made Chicken and shrimp jambalaya and gumbo
My son in law and I geocaching in Baytown


Customer service is not what it used to be

I was called by a local business today to pay for a maintenance service on my in-ground pool. My debit card on file had expired. ...