Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Badlands National Park

Posted: 25th August 2017 by Cheap in Camping, Travel

Perhaps two decades ago, when I was still married, I was a subscriber to National Geographic Magazine.  I occasionally succumbed to other purchases from the National Geographic Society, mostly maps, which were very good, but we once ordered a book of all the national parks in the US.  It was a coffee table book, with […]

May Updates

Posted: 5th June 2017 by Cheap in Fitness, Hiking, Technology, Travel
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I succumbed to temptation and bought a smart watch.  It is the Samsung Gear S3 frontier, which is really the first one that caught my eye.  It’s gorgeous, full-featured, has good battery life, and integrates well with my phone.  After discovering it, I researched many others, but ultimately I came back to this one.  I […]

Montana, I am told, is a place with bears.  Brown bears.  The big, aggressive kind of bears.  Probably not all of Montana, but certainly the national forests and parks in northwestern Montana.  There are black bears also, but brown bears are literally a whole other animal: bigger, bolder, less likely to back down, and less […]

I just finished watching the last episode of the first season of The OA.  Without spoiling anything, it definitely did not leave me with a sense of closure, but it also wasn’t clearly a cliffhanger.  I couldn’t even tell from that ending whether there would even be a second season.  Fortunately, just twelve hours prior, […]

Flannel bed sheets are pretty awesome in the winter, but now there are little fuzz balls everywhere. I finally got my car put back together after having replaced the broken engine valve.  I still had to have the catalytic converter replaced, which was damaged by all the unburned fuel that was dumped into it.  However, […]

Bonneville Salt Flats and Silver Island Mountains

Posted: 25th September 2016 by Cheap in Camping, Travel

The Bonneville Salt Flats are located on the western edge of Utah along I-80.  They are world renowned as the place where land speed records are set, chosen for their natural flatness.  I was looking for a place to camp overnight on my camping road trip during June of this year, and this was a […]

Pawnee National Grassland

Posted: 28th June 2016 by Cheap in Camping, Travel

The Pawnee National Grassland is located in northeast Colorado.  As the name would imply, it is a large expanse of grassland, relatively flat, set aside for public use much like the National Forest system.  It is a very beautiful place, and very peaceful.  Except, perhaps, for the cows. There are three small developed campgrounds at […]

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Posted: 27th June 2016 by Cheap in Travel
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A few years ago, my sister and her family lived in Denver, our whole family was making plans to migrate that direction, and my brother and I were talking about starting a business manufacturing firearms.  Then in 2013, Colorado enacted a new gun control law which, among other things, banned full capacity magazines.  This made […]