Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Riverfront Park  Atchison, KS

Next time you look at a soldier's face, see if you can find that glint of pride. Sometimes it's hidden, and you have to search it out.

You'll find it in the eyes - always in the eyes.

For the eyes are indeed the windows of the soul.
                                                                  Lilian Leader
                                                                  June 2, 2006


  1. Thanks for posting that it is really warm.

  2. Teri, I don't have your e-mail address, and my answers to your comment questions here are going to be kind of long.

    I'm not at the beach anymore so I can't take a photo, but along the coast in Carlsbad, CA they have wide parallel parking spaces next to the sidewalk. That's where I park. I get there early to make sure I get a good spot, I like to be in front or back of bus stops (or handicap spaces) so no one can block me in. But I found that people gave me enough space.

    As far as the generator question, I used it a lot at the beach. My interior lights work without it, but my electric plugs need either an electric hook-up or the generator. In the morning I started it to make coffee, or if I wanted to use the toaster oven. I also had it on a lot to charge my laptop and G4 unit. Then they would last for a couple of hours on battery, but I'd have to start the generator again to re-charge them. I didn't find that it used that much gas. It was definitely worth it to me.

    Since last Thursday after work, I drove about 125 miles back and forth to the beach each day, and then to work last night to park in the parking lot overnight here at my office. So I had 5 nights of free (stealth) parking and 4 days parked at the beach for free. I used less than half a tank of gas, probably around 25 gallons, including generator use and driving. Total cost $98.25. Not bad for a 4-day beach vacation! :)


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