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November 13, 2018

California Fires – Camp (Northern) & Woosley Fires (Southern)

We are in the San Fransisco Bay area and the air has been wavering between good, moderate, and unhealthy for a week because of the smoke from the Camp Fire.  We can deal with this because folks, there are 200+ people still missing and 44 people dead.  There are people still being evacuated because high winds are pushing these fires all over the place.   Southern California down near San Diego has high winds and high fire warning and we pray no fires start down there.

The town of Paradise was basically wiped out by the Camp Fire.  Stories of people leaving Paradise and stories of heroes are on our local news hourly.  The Weather Channel is now carrying the story full time.  Personally when we see interviews of the people who lost everything its down right heartbreaking.  Yes they survived, but there are many still looking for loved ones and the horror of people leaving Paradise during the fire, driving down traffic clogged roads.  One lady said she was in her car and the taillights of the car in front of her were melting and she was starting to panic when her door opened and a firefighter picked he up and carried her to a firetruck, covered her with a blanket, and said “You are okay now.”.  Folks these guys are amazing and there are thousands from states as far a Georgia that have come to help with the fires.

When this first started and we heard about the town of Paradise we immediately though about our friends that live in Paradise.  I tried to call Marty, no answer.  I then tried to message, him, no answer so I emailed him and prayed that Marty and his family we safe.  About two hours later Marty responded to the email and he said they got out early and were now at his brothers house in Modesto.  (We closed our eyes and thanked God, in fact we gave God a high 5). Marty does not know the state of his house, so he is checking everything possible.  There were some houses that did survive the fire, but only 10%.

Then there is the Woosley Fire in and around Malibu that is still roaring though the hills and actually burned all the was to the ocean which is rare.  When the winds start blowing the flames move so fast that trees actually explode and the dry grass creates a path.

All across the state Californians are coming together and donating goods to help these people.  The Salvation Army is taking in donations.  Below is a link on the Kron4 Radio Station site listing where you can help the Camp Fire people:

Camp_Fire_Donation_List

Please join us in praying for all the people already involved and the people who are in the path of these fires.

It is being reported that both of these fires may have started by power companies that had equipment issues.  PG&E for the Camp Fire and they had a equipment failure 15 minutes before the Camp Fire started AND in the almost exact location as to where the fire started.  PG&E is investigating (Yeah sure).  The other company for the Woosley Fire is The Edison company, that had a equipment failure.

We thank all the people from near and far that are fighting these fires and we pray that they stay safe as possible.

We have nothing else to report at this time.

 

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November 12, 2018

Veterans Day 2018

Today specifically and everyday we honor the fine men and women who have served, and are serving this great country at home and abroad.  Our freedom comes from their commitment to keeping this country free and as you know, it is the home of the brave.

***** We have placed a missing persons report for our fake POTUS who seems to be wondering around aimlessly babbling about shin problems.

 

 

This post is also dedicated to Alfred, Mario, Frank, Jim, and Aaron, all members of the AAN Family that have bravely served in the United States Armed Forces protecting our G-R-E-A-T Democracy.

Nothing else to add right now but a HUGE “THANK YOU” for preserving our freedom!

 

 

November 9, 2018

ANOTHER SAD Day in America – Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks CA

The sad thing about this post is it’s basically the same post we used for when the Parkland shooting and others happened.  We don’t want templates like this in our country and it will continue as long as assault rifles are in the hands of these killers.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the 12 victims and their families.

A SAD DAY in AMERICA

We have NOTHING else to report except God Bless the victims and their families.

November 7, 2018

Expedition Unknown – Search for the Afterlife (Final); Crossing Over

We must say that Josh has some big Kaunas to drink that  Ayahuasca Drink thinking it will take him to the afterlife.  It did take him where his conscious mind wanted to take him, but afterlife?  We don’t think so.  He admitted that he felt terror and joy at the same time. The look on his face was terror and he sure looked shaken.   Its a drug, like a zillion other mind changing drugs.  The shaman had him participate starting with picking the contents of the drink.  All hype if you ask us.  So he drank the drink and his experience lasted 8 hours.  The shamans also drank it but they are probably used to it. Josh said he felt a tightness and upset stomach. After an hour he started seeing colors and felt like he was leaving his body.  Beautiful and horrible at the same time.  Sounds like a LSD trip, not that we would know, but have heard it described.  He said he felt like had been gone for years.  Intense?  Yes.  He said he would never do it again. He did look wasted when it was all over.

 

Then he went to the island of Java to investigate Buddhism at the largest Buddhist temple on earth.  He got there on Buddha’s Birthday.  In Buddhism birth and death are the same thing.  Buddhists can attain the trip to the afterlife through meditation.  The party was awesome.  There were thousands of followers. They let go lanterns that floated up into the sky.  Just let go, it’s so simple.

The Josh went to the Queen Mary docked in Long-beach, CA.  They went looking for ghosts and Josh is very good at doing this.  He has done many shows where they went looking for ghosts and this one was just as good.  we have been on the Queen Mary and it’s awesome place to visit, but we weren’t looking for ghosts.  His thought process was that ghosts are souls who did not or could not let go.  There are specific places on the ship that have reported sightings, so off they went.  They has some special equipment that could possible highlight a ghost. They talked to ghosts and had they turn on and off some flashlights.  They saw a stick figure that might have been a ghost that was turning on the flashlight.  These shows always amaze us and the Josh guys do a great job filing this stuff.

It’s our opinion that if the afterlife exists it all about what you believe.  You think you die and go to heaven, then when you die you go to heaven.  Since we experienced a Near Death Experience (NDE) like the other people that were interviewed we have been to the afterlife, that we call “The other side”.  And we believe that after some time we are reincarnated to another life.  We were once told by a physic that when we are on the “other side” we go visit our friends in heaven and tease them and compare stories.  So folks, Josh did a great job in showing various ways to get to the after life, but drugs would not be advised by us.  The Buddhist meditation way is how we how get there these days.  There are several meditations specifically designed to get there and if you can focus deeply, then you can get there also. It’s a really beautiful place and we get many answers over there.  (We do not believe in any other place like hell)

We have nothing else to report at this time except we highly recommend meditations that use sound “hz” along with music.  There is a number that proceeds the “Hz”, and each number has various healing qualities.  Like “432Hz” | Powerful Positive Energy.   We use the meditation videos on YouTube.  When we download one it automatically posts to Twitter, so if you follow us there then you will see the link.

Thank you everyone who follows us and subscribes to our posts.  Namaste to all. Peace !

November 5, 2018

Make a Statement in USA – VOTE

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October 22, 2018

Expedition Unknown – Search for the Afterlife (Part 3); Edge of Existence Review

Continuing with Josh Gates series on the “Search for the Afterlife” this week was part 3 and the subject matter was Exorcism,  Russian eternal like experiments, and investigation of the Indonesian Tribe called The Torajan.  Then the episode after this one was “After the Search” which is a follow up to the previous episode and included a preview of next weeks episodes.

The episode open with a follow up from last week of the results of the exorcism and of course the “devil” inside the guy was successfully removed by the priest.  Lots of gyrations but in the end it was gone.  The only religion that we know about that does exorcism is the Catholic.  There may be others, but this is our opinion on the Catholic exorcism.  Because it’s a religious process then the only way a “devil” can get inside a follower is a product of the Catholic Religion.  The Vatican does not take these lightly, but it does authorize the event, so this says that the religion creates the problem so it takes responsibility for “fixing” it.

The next subject was how the Russians are experimenting with eternal like creation.  They have several bodies and brains in a frozen state (-320) in a vat so that when science can bring these back to life they can put the brains in robot or a different body and the frozen bodies can be returned to life.  They had Josh walk around with a device fitted to his head that recorded his every movement throughout the day.  It looked like he was wearing curlers connected together with wires and gadgets.  Their point was the data can be down loaded in the future into a robot that will use the data to make a “new Josh” in the future. Then there was a guys on the follow up show that had a name for this, but we did not care what it was because it sound like a huge scam to bilk people into a false sense of the future, which by the was is an illusion.  The guy had run for California Governor and President of the US.  He also had an implant in his hand that downloads his “serial number” and other information into a phone.  His point is he wants to bring this “future” technology to the attention of people.  When asked how this effects humanity?  He says its an enhancement to mankind and that we were meant to live forever.  Our response is “BS”.  It isn’t the body that matters, it’s the soul.  The minute a person dies the soul leaves the body because the body is only a vessel to carry the soul and assist the soul in it’s path through communication.  Freeze the body for future defrosting and you will have a bunch of soulless robots running around bouncing off walls.  No folks, this is not where we wish to end up because we know that there is an afterlife and we will come back at a later date.  Why people would do something like this might be because they are afraid of death?  Or they hid a bunch of money from the family and want to come back and get it?  Or the family said “look do this and die now (calming fear) and you can come back in 5050.  If the planet is still here then we will have a party.” “In the mean time where did you put your will?”  This is our project of course.

Then the next subject was an Indonesian tribe named “Torajan”(Sp) that believes the spirit stays in the body when someone dies so they mummify the body and bring the “body” into the house and treat them like they are still alive. They talk to then each day, they offer them food, and they change their cloths.  Then at a later date when the spirit leaves the throw a week long funeral with all kinds of events and they make a sculpture of the person, which will be placed at the actual burial site along with the body in a coffin that goes into a cave that has about a zillion  other bodies.  There seems to be some “loop-holes” in this like if the family could not afford the expensive funeral the body might remain with them forever, yes, forever.   We wonder how many families have moved to a new home and forgot to take the bodies with them accidentally on purpose?  Does the next person who bought the house inherit the bodies or do they send them to the cave without a funeral?

The next subject was only touched on and a full blown follow up with be in next weeks show.  Josh went to Peru and shamans prepared a liquid (Drug) for Josh to drink.   Josh had to fast for two weeks prior and no sex.  This reason is that if he did not do the proper procedures he might not come back from drinking the drug.  The drugs purpose is to take you to your afterlife.  Josh did say that after it was over his body purged itself from both ends for a few days. So this event will be on next weeks show in detail along with a ghost hunt on the Queen Mary that is docked in Long Beach.  Josh is great at his ghost investigation so we are looking forward to this.

Of course there was more and overall this week was good and we like how Josh is investigating all kinds of ways to get to the solution of looking for and afterlife.  We believe on the afterlife but it all boils down to what you believe.  If you believe the afterlife is swimming wit whales, then thats all yours.  You might believe that this is the only life we get and once we are six foot under, cremated, or mummified then that it. Done!  If you are hanging around in a vat waiting to be defrosted you need to know that your soul has moved on and might come back a few thousand years from now and be the one to hit your defrost button on the body sized micro-wave  to bring your body back.  Interesting concept huh?  We call this Karma.

We have nothing else to report except that we like this series because it makes up think about other ways people believe in life and death.

Thanks to all our followers, subscribers, friends, ghosts, and souls just stopping by for a quick read.

If your a ghost stopping by then we must tell you that God loves you and you will be welcomed in his/her realm.  Just go to the light off in the distance with many blessings and Peace be with you.  We might even see you when we get there and we can hang out.  Of course if you end up in heaven, then we can only come there for a visit and we need to get a heavenly passport to get through the pearly gates.  We know this because we have a bunch of friends in Heaven and we visit them often and joke around.

 

October 19, 2018

Ancient Aliens – Ark of Covenant / Mt. Shasta Lemurian Connection

I just watched an older episode of Ancient Aliens and it was talking about the Pharaohs and it was focused on King Tut.  It seems that King Tut’s tomb contained three coverings.  Top, middle, and bottom which is where his body was.  Each had a face on it and the top and bottom faces were the same.  The middle face was different and where the name was suppose to be evidently was changed to King Tut and with a little science the original name was “Tut Mo”.  After some research of dates it seems that Tut Mo was actually Moses.  Yes Moses, the guy who went up on the mountain and talked to God.  Moses is also supposedly created the Ark of the Covenant.  They went on to say that there are pictures of the Ark on the walls in King Tut’s tomb.

Now in this episode they revealed what they think the contents of the Ark is.  This is a first !  All the shows about the Ark and none of them specifically reveled the contents.  Because this is Ancient Aliens they are talking about how aliens were involved in the Pharaohs Civilization so the contents they say is an alien device that specifically proves that we are all have alien DNA in us and they were present as Pharaohs back then.  They went on to say that the Ark eventually ended up in the hands of the Knights Templar and they buried it on Oak Island.  Yes, folks Oak Island.  They did mention the Ark that some say is in Ethiopia, but they say that is a fake story created to throw off the search.  As we have said in other posts we don’t believe the  Ark exists, but this is what the Ancient Aliens show says.  If you want to see if it’s on Oak Island then watch the History Channel starting November 13 the new season of “The Curse of Oak Island” starts.

Referring back to several post we have done that describe a meditation to save Mother Earth.  We do this meditation everyday and we wondered if there we others following this process.  Remember, we need to bring the vibration to Mother Earth up by next year so that Jesus, Buddha, and all the other founders of religions can come back and create the “New World Religion”.  Because were are planning a trip to Mount Shasta we decided to Goggle it.  Normally when a specific location is Goggled we get the chamber of commerce web page describing the area, but not this time.  We must admit we were a bit shocked because over the last few days we have been thinking about past civilizations and here is the #1 link we received “The Lemurain Connection“.  (Click on it for viewing).  We thought the Lemurians were wiped out when Atlantis was destroyed, but it seems that a few managed to evade the destruction and are now living in Mt Shasta (Telos).  They are not in our dimension, but the site describes the entire story so we suggest you clinking on link and reading about it.  What we found was they do a Saturday Meditation via phone and we sent an email asking for access.  We got access and we attended last Saturday and found it awesome.  We will be attending every Saturday from now on.  In reading through the web site we found that they believe in the same things (mostly) that we do.  The one biggie is we both believe that Mother Earth needs all the positive energy we can send.  The mediation mentions a book named “The Seven Sacred Flames” and we have ordered a copy because just from the description our interest is peaked.  We strongly suggest you join in on the Saturday gathering.  They accommodate all time zones in the entire world, so come and join us.  The more people in a meditation the stronger the energy.   Here are the email addresses to ask for access:

Marie Phillips (mariep@comcast.net and Sue Parry (suemparry@uwclub.net)

Hope to join you there tomorrow.

To all our supporters we send our blessings and tons of Love, Light, and Peaceful energy.

We have nothing to add at this time, but hey!  Have a zillion great moments this weekend.

October 16, 2018

Expedition Unknown – Search for Afterlife; Heaven and Hell – Review

Good old Josh Gates, one of our favorite shows.  We have been on many journeys with Josh and he and his team are some of the best.  He has done two of these episodes followed by two “after the search” episodes.

He started the first episode by sitting in Church but as we all know, that is not where to look.  So he went to meet a archaeologist  at the city of Hierapolis  where there is supposedly a gateway to hell.  As it turns out they found bubbles coming up in the pool once you go inside the cave.  Who or whatever went in side would die of what turns out to carbon dioxide poisoning, which the bubble brought to the surface.  Now we have to say at this point we thought Josh is going in the wrong direction because this has nothing to do with the afterlife other than death by breathing the carbon dioxide.  So we waited for the next subject.

This time he skipped past a bunch of different religions and finally settled on being in a choir the Mississippi Mas Choir which is Josh’s way of odd humor.   So he is in church singing away, in a Christian church.

After a few minutes of his antics he is off to New York City and meets a doctor at N.Y.U. Hospital where he investigates N.D.E. (Near Death Experiences).  We had one but were not in his interviews.  Most of the people were in a hospital when they had theirs.  N.Y.U actually investigates NDE’s with electronic devices in the operating room.  They have found that consciousness does not die when the body fies.  The testing goes on at N.Y.U.  Then he interviewed five NDE people that passed in various kinds of accidents.  All of these people said the same thing we did in our NDE post which was feeling wonderful and feeling of God where they were.  One of the people was told that he oldest sons coming death who was nine years old and was going to die soon – his eighteenth birthday.  She told him and he in fact did die on his eighteenth birthday from a car crash.  All five like us experiences the “tunnel” with spirits and feeling love and peace.

Then off to Hollywood to meet Chip Coffey a famous medium (Talks to dead people) and attend a reading in a cemetery.  He reads some people that attended and then called on Josh.  Josh was obviously nervous, but did allow Chip to continue.  A typical Josh usually does, the reading continued on the next episode of “After the search”.  Josh asked Chip how he does the reading, but of course its more like a voice is in his head.  (This can be learned and could be an ability you don’t know about).  When asked about the afterlife he said it’s a place to go and learn and a place shared by many people.

Chip had told Josh and Josh’s wife that their baby was going to be very late at birth, but when the contractions started go immediately to the hospital.   They did and the baby was born nine minutes after they arrived at the hospital.  Then Chip continued on with Josh’s reading from the prior episode.  He said to Josh “you had a death in your family recently.” And went on to say her name was Maddie, Josh’s Dad’s sister. He had a store that sold native American items and arrowhead seemed to be the subject.  She had given Josh an Arrowhead tomahawk! (He showed it).

Then Chip did a reading on one of Josh’s crew and said there is a female knowing on the door and it’s a spouse that died quickly.  He was married three months and she dies of a brain injury.  She is happy he went on with his life.

This weeks episode highlights are Josh traveling to India to experience the cremation at the Yangtze river, Josh being a participate of an exorcism and discussing the entire process, and Josh doing a hypnotic past life regression.  (We talked about our regression in a previous post but it was done with a guided meditation by a lady from England.  Her style was completely different also).

The above is only highlights of the episodes because they are chuck full of details.  If you follow us you know that anything that comes from an organized religion does not really mean much to us, but we do believe is the afterlife and we call it the “other-side” but both are the same.  We are looking forward to his coming episodes and we found this to be an excellent documentary on the subject.  Josh seems to always do a good job on anything he goes after.

Quick Review- “Mega Monsters – Yeti the new evidence” Total Bull Crap.  This guy visited every place all the other seekers have visited around the world and there was absolutely NOTHING new.  Waste of time!

We have nothing to report except that we thank everyone for stopping by.  One quickie, we did see a UFO the other night out our second story window.  Two read lights side-by-side and it went straight up from the ground to about 1,000 feet and stopped on a dime.  Did a 45 degree angle rise to about 1,500 and stopped.  The as it sped away to the south east we could see a green blinking light on the rear.  No it wasn’t an airplane.  If went from a dead stop to about 1,000 mph in a heart beat and it was completely silent.  We think over the next year this will become a standard event all over the country.

Peace, Love, and Light to all.

 

October 13, 2018

Quit Smoking the Easy Way – Our Experience

xsmokingI am happy to report that last January marks 5 years since I last smoked a cigarette. An accomplishment I am very proud of and I am going to share with others who are attempting to quit smoking but struggling with the task. So if you are a non-smoker you might move on to another site, but then again you might wish to share this site to someone you know that is attempting to quit smoking.
I found that when I decided to quit, I created the intention to quit smoking, and focused on the task at hand the solutions came my way quickly.

I was smoking one pack a day at the time, and I was going though a severe chest cold which seemed to a fairly regular event at back then. I also had been smoking for over five decades, yes folks, more than fifty years without ever seriously attempting to quit. So here is my solution to quitting which turned out to be easier than expected.

First I met a doctor that had organized a group of folks that under her supervision had quit smoking using a medication named Wellbutrin. The instructions were one pill a day for three days and then start with two pills a day and continue to smoke. When the third day arrived I had already cut down from 20 to 15 cigarettes a day. I found that I had a reaction to taking the second pill and the doctor said to just stay with the one a day. Within 10 days I was at 3 cigarettes a day and seemed to get stuck at three. (Ask your doctor about a class or a recommendation)

Then one day I was on my Facebook page when I saw a symbol on the right side that was a cigarette with a red crossed “X” over it. I stared at the symbol because I never click on those “pages you need to visit” symbols, but I went with a gut feeling and clicked on it. I then went to a page about quitting smoking by Alan Carr and it led me to a PDF download of a book named “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” written by Alan Carr in 1985. I downloaded the file and read the book in one sitting. I have not smoked a cigarette since completing the book. (Thank you Allen)

Click here for a link to the Quit smoking site PDF File

What this book did for me was to point out that all the thoughts about why I liked smoking or why that cigarette with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning tasted so good, or yeah there is a chance of getting cancer, but not me, etc. The answer is those thoughts are coming from your ADDICTION! Yes your addiction is pointing out how much you enjoy smoking and how special you are for smoking without any issues and of course you are so special that cancer is not an option.

So the actual quitting was easy. I found the tough part was about 2-3 weeks later when I felt an urge for a cigarette when a situation occurred that when I was smoking, would smoke a cigarette. I have talked with other people who said this was the part that when they felt some stress, they automatically went back to smoking thinking they would attempt to quit at a later date. (They rarel do) My though was “I did not quit smoking to go right back to it!” So what I did was I immediately noticed the situation that was causing the urge and then stopped what I was doing. I sat down and started a simple meditation where I focused on my in and out breath knowing that the urge would pass in about 20 seconds. Sure enough, it did and the next time the same situation came up the urge was non-existent. I did this ever time I had the smoking urge and eventually it was a rare event.

These days focusing on your breathing during a meditation is called “Mindfulness Meditation” and classes on how to do Mindfulness Mediation are being offered by most hospitals across the country (For a fee). If you are luck enough to live in or near Redwood City California the Insight Meditation Center offers classes for free (Donations are accepted). Check their web site for more information

Click here for a link to Insight Meditation Center Redwood City California

If you are interested in on-line classes here is a link to the Google Mindfulness on-line course, yes folks, Goggle has a course on mindfulness and from what we understand they support their employees in using this method to meditate. You even get a certificate when you complete the course.

Click here for Google Link

We have nothing else to talk about at this time, but we invite you to post a comment if you would like more information or have a question or two. Be sure to include your email address and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Also if you don’t want your comment made public, please include a “NOT”.

NOTHING is better than a smoke free environment!”

October 6, 2018

Memories of Days Gone By — Positive Energy

Even though we believe the past is an illusion, every once in awhile we get reminded of memories from the past and if the memory is a positive energy we follow through and bring back that memory(s). We have the memory(s) stored away in the “zip file” part of our brain, so it’s usually easily accessible.

The other day on PBS was a documentary of a town rebuilding a covered bridge that was washed away during a flood.  This brought back some great memories from my childhood of the covered bridges in Indiana.  Every summer my parents made a point of taking my sister and I on vacation.  We visited several Indiana state parks like Brown’s Country, and Turkey Run (MY favorite).  Many of the parks had covered bridges which we could access by car and or walk through.  Indiana also had a Covered Bridge Festival every year that drew thousands of fans.

We also went to the Mammoth Cave, and Crystal Cave in Kentucky.  Mammoth Cave had an eight hour tour which was only available when parts of the cave were not under water.  We were there when the water was low so we took the eight hour tour.  Wow!  For lunch we ate in a cafeteria called “The Snowball Room”.  It’s was named because it looked like someone had thrown snowball all over the ceiling and as I remember it was about 300 feet under ground.  Part of the tour involved getting in to boats where there was water and to be able to continue we took the boats.  The tour guides were awesome and entertaining.  They had names for just about every section and stories to match.  We always had a good time where ever we went.

The one place that we went repeatedly was Atlantic Mine, MI in the Upper Peninsula of MI.  It was where my Dad was born and my grand-mother still was living there.  Yes my Dad was a “U-per” and so were we by birth.  Every once in awhile my Dad would take me for a drive and he would show me where he hung out as a kid.  Later in life I made a point of returning to see Grandma with various members of my family.

There was The Tunnel of Trees, which was a local site and we often saw a dear or two.  Rarely did we see another car.

Then there was Agate Beach which was a black sand beach where if you looked for Agates you usually found some or we always found some great “rubbing rocks”.  Rubbing Rocks are rocks that fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and have a smooth surface that you can rub with your thumb. The rubbing used to relax me or take me off to great places when day dreaming.  Later in life I took my 9 year old niece Ladi (Lori) to Agate beach and I ended up pulling all the muscles in my lower back when I pick up a boulder to use on the dam we were building on a stream.  I saw stars when I lifted and immediately sat down.  She saw my face and said “Unc, what’s wrong?”  I told her I “We need to get home.”  The problem now was the car was about a mile from where we were and I found that the only way I could walk was to bend over an put my hands on my legs just above my knees.  It was an exhausting trip and we stopped often.  Then when we got to the car I found that I could not sit upright to drive.  I asked my Ladi if she could drive, and she looked at me and said “No way Unc.!”  So I messed around and found that if I moved the seat right up to the steering wheel and used the steering to pull my body up against it I could drive.  Off we went to Grandma’s house and after Grandma gave me a few aspirins’ to see if the pain went away I said “Grandma, I better go to the hospital emergency room”.  I spent a week in the hospital under traction.  The funny thing about being in traction was I was skinny and because the weight from the traction was attached to my feet, the nurses would have to come and move me back up to the head of the bead because the weight would eventually pull me down to the bottom of the bed.  After a week off my Ladi and I went, driving back to Indiana and stooping at every rest stop so I could spend several minutes laying on a picnic table to ease my back.  A memorable trip I must say.

My dad said to me “I know you like to sled in the winter so let me show you where we used to sled when I was a boy.”  About a mile from the house there was “Frog Pool Hill” a road about a mile or two long descending almost the entire way, ending at the bottom of the hill and coming to a “T” with the Canal Road.  If you could not stop your sled, then you would continue on to the canal, which hopefully was frozen.  It was summer so we drove down and when we got to the bottom my Dad said “This beats sledding on the express-way bridge hills doesn’t it?”  We both laughed and I said “Yes!”.

My Dad and I spent hours driving around because even though there were paved roads all over the peninsula, he had short cuts that used logging roads to get around much easier.  Once cool place he showed me was we drove north on US 41 and we eventually came to the end of US 41.  The southern end was in the Miami FL.  The North end was in Ft. Wilkins Sate Park in Copper Harbor MI.  The in Copper Harbor was Brockway Mountain Drive, 8.883 miles of scenic drive.  M-26 started at lake level and on some winding roads climbs to 1,320 feet above sea level.  There are several view points for panoramas along the way. On a clear day at the top you can see Isle Royale which is approximately 50 miles away in Lake Superior. M-26 ends in Eagle Harbor at lake level. (M-26 closed in winter).  Of course on the way to Brockway and back there were a zillion scenic sites. So it usually took days of adventure to see as many as possible and many visits to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where they claim to have the cleanest air in the world.  Here is my Brockway story.  I was going up the winding road with Ronna and because Ronna had a fear of height she was reading a book.  So when I got to a point where the car was going up a steep section of road I yelled out “Oh My God!!  The Road goes off a cliff here!!!”  SO of course Ronna looked up and all she could see is sky.  She grabbed the door opener and pulled the door open and just before she jumped I grabbed her and told her it was a joke.  About that time we had gotten to the top of the hill and you could see the road continues on.  Ronna went on to tell me “*^$^*()*^%$^()_” for several minutes and it was a silent ride all the way back to Grandma’s house. (I grinned all the way back)

Well folks we could go on and on, but thanks to Mom and Dad and the great times we had we could share some with you.  Mom and Dad instilled being adventurous is me and all though my amazing life it was one great adventure.  Maybe we should write a book?  Anyway, just sitting here remembering those memories has me grinning.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to say to you thank you for visiting and we hope you are going to the next link with a smile.  Hey Aaron remember Grandma’s awesome Apple Pie or Fourth of July fireworks at midnight?

 

 

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