John's comments from life.

Group work

Sunday, September 09, 2012 0 Comments

Today we (about 30 of us I think) helped out a widow in Spokane Valley with improvements in her back yard. First we tore down her old fence, then did things from remove trash, trim some trees, weeds, rake and whatnot. One fellow was inside fixing some sheetrock and the shower. It was a good time to pull together and give a helping hand to someone who needed it. I started at around 7:00, hauling the cement mixer down w/ my Corolla behind to fencing trucks.

We were able to get all the holes dug and set posts in concrete before leaving. Next Saturday, a smaller group will put the wood on, and the gate up. However, I’m slated to do some tree work somewhere else that day.

Going to the Sun road

Saturday, September 01, 2012 0 Comments

Just a short, 2 min clip, of driving on Going to the Sun road, Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park -- Highline Trail

Saturday, September 01, 2012 0 Comments

Up on Logan Pass by 9:00, and started hiking the Highline trail by 9:15 or so. It was around 14 miles of hiking total, almost 7 hours, up around 2,000 feet and down 4,200’. I came back on the Loop trail, and took a shuttle to the top. Had I known, I would have hiked back to Logan instead of going down, for two reasons: The fire took out all the trees to the Loop trail, and going down isn’t as easy as one tends to think. I knew it would be a trek, and took it primarily because it was a new trail to me…

Had supper at the quick restaurant at McDonald’s Lake center. There were 2 waitresses from Czech Republic, and another from Slovakia. They got a kick out of my last name (which means a slice of bread).

Drove home the next day—

Glacier National Park

Friday, August 31, 2012 0 Comments

On the way home, I stopped at Glacier National Park. I arrived at Two Medicine Lake campground at around 1:00, but was too late. The campground was full. So I drove over to the west entrance as I heard there were sites still open. Thankfully I was able to get in at the Avalanche Campground. Took a hike (7 mile round trip) to the Avalanche Lake before calling it a day.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 6 years since I’ve been here… it was back in 2006.

GoodSeed's annual camp

Thursday, August 30, 2012 0 Comments

The tail end of GoodSeed’s annual camp. While it looks like lots of fun, it was mostly meetings and long days. But still a great time. Everyone seemed to love the Giant Swing!

Sunday afternoon picnic

Sunday, August 26, 2012 0 Comments

Had a nice cook-out with the Karys this evening. It was a nice way to end the day, after the GoodSeed Canada Open house. It was, for the first time, that I cooked my buns over the fire.

Trip 4 to Canada for this year

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 0 Comments

Drove to Olds today—and hit a real nice thunderstorm in Calgary. Some things on the list for this trip was to help with the AC units, attend meetings and haul a truck-load of stuff up.

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