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Clear Lake Area Paddling Series - CLAPS

My Bride and I set out this morning on our first CLAPS geocaches.She loves to kayak, but is not much for being shoved up in the bushes to sign a geocaching log, hence we had to let a couple of them pass by us, as she was adamant I didn't take her and the yak up in some of the overhanging foliage.I haven't been happily married for 35 years for being stubborn when she is this serious.  We loved the area and put in Z.O.R.K. (zombie outbreak response kayak) at Big Island Slough with the floating ramp.Our first cache was a DNF.My Bride was very leery of the over-hanging foliage and I figured we would be back in the future so we moved on.The weather was perfect, the slough was gorgeous, and we made find after find doing the series, with the exception of CLAPS #2, the Earth cache, the multi (we couldn’t find it) and CLAPS #3, 9, 11 &12.  We were getting pretty baked by the time we got to 11 & 12 and didn’t look real hard.
Some of the soda tubes were literally un-openable wit…

ALPHA MIKE book launch!

Well, after about a year and a half of secret writing, I've came out of the author's closet with two published books.  Alpha Mike and Alpha Mike - Four To Six.
I'm about halfway through book three of the continuing series and as excited as my readers to find out what is happening next.  The books are available to download for a very modest price HERE and HERE.  Smashwords, my publisher automatically offers the book in many formats after purchase and ten percent of both books can be previewed before purchase.  here is a short description of the first book:

Alpha Mike One follows a common man, David Perkins, through a post-apocalyptic United States after a series of events plunge the country into total anarchy. Perkins forms a small clan of fighters made up mostly of women with military experience. This is book one of a series.

In a post-apocalyptic United States David Perkins, a common man with an Air Force warehouseman background is plunged into a lawless environment …

Baytown Trash Bash & Kayak Mash-Up!

Whew!  My abs feel like I did five hundred crunches after joining other members of the Baytown Photo club yesterday to pick up trash in our designated area on Tri-city Beach Road.I think this is my fifth time to do this farthest stretch of road, which runs past Evergreen Road to the cow chute a third of a mile further on out and the worst of the five times, as far as the amount of trash I found.  The temp was “hot” to say the least with our normal humidity and what?No wind?I sweated buckets and it didn’t help that a bush-hog had mowed, shredding every bit of litter it encountered.By far, the worst thing I saw was copious pieces of chopped Styrofoam coffee and cola drinks.  People who drive this road appear to have a passion for McDonald’s and Burger King, Bud and Miller light – cans, not bottles, and cigarettes.On one side of the road was an explicitly labeled porn DVD case and on the other, a page out of the King James Bible in the book of Luke.
 Today, I met with a good group of pe…

Geocaching Kayak-Style on Tabbs Bay!

A group of us “mashed-up” to paddle out into the Houston Ship Channel to find six geocaches this past Saturday, August 4th.  Baytown’s own son, Larry Houston, better known in geocaching circles as HoustonControl was in attendance and he is always great to have along, as he has found over 5500 geocaches and can talk like Hank Hill.  Heckski, he even looks like him!.

“What in the world is a geocache, Baytown Bert?”

Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys…