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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 20, 2014 - 07:59pm PT
hey there say, mouse... happy to be back... my critter pets are all, thank god, okay...

got the yard settled on sunday,
me settled on mon...
paintings read to do more, on tue...
wed, more yard stuff... had to finish it up...
thurs, helped an ex bosslady...
and today, as well...

now, this weekend, i hope to catch up on the ol' taco,
though i have peeked around a bit, here and there...

happy good trip to you and prayers...
:)

need to see a few rawhides, here, to anchor me down at home,
being that i sure miss my mom and kids and grandkids now...

i need to feel that ol' 'life is a trail drive' feeling,
and that we 'transfer life' along the trail to so many
folks, we need to make sure we are strong, reliable, and yet kind,
as we do so...


:)

neebee, trailbossgal, trying to keep the herd-of-friends, whether
here-or-there, showered with as much care as i am able to give, and good cheer and advice when needed... though politely, of course,
after all:

we ain't cows, ;))
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 20, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
On St. John's Eve this year I went with the old woman who
lives in the cottage on the bog, to celebrate with the spirits
of our ancestors, with Christian and pre-Christian Ireland,
the Midsummer of the year. There was no night ; darkness
did not fall till one hour before the east had brightened
again ; only an all-pervading grey, blue light that was neither
night nor day. A white star showed here and there, high,
distant, unregarded in the twilight. A sickle moon, that
seemed to have caught herself on the red-brown arm of one
of the Scots firs standing by the bog, made no appreciable
difference on the scene. We walked through a strange
border-land unclaimed as yet by the night. Under every
tree lay a black, pool-like shadow across which one might
fancy moved the boats of the Sidhe. Near by rose their
habitation, the steep, tree-crowned rath.

Just before the set break at the rath.
Just before the set break at the rath.
Credit: ultonian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_John's_Eve

In Denmark, the celebration is called sankthans or sankthansaften ("St. John's Eve"). It is the day where the medieval wise men and women would gather special herbs that they needed for the rest of the year to cure people.The Danes often meet with family and friends to have dinner together. If the weather is good, they then proceed to a local bonfire venue. Here the bonfire with the witch on top is lit around 10 pm. Beforehand, a bonfire speech is often made, at large events normally by a well-known person. According to popular belief, St John’s Eve was charged with a special power where evil forces were also at work. People believed that the witches flew past on their broomsticks on their way to the Brocken. To keep the evil forces away, the bonfires were usually lit on high ground. Placing a witch – made of old clothes stuffed with hay – on the bonfire is a tradition which did not become common until the 20th century.

A special adieu to you, sir!  Off to Cleveland, City of Rock!
A special adieu to you, sir! Off to Cleveland, City of Rock!
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 21, 2014 - 10:53am PT
Before I get on the road with Moosedrool, here is a video from my daughter Bevin's partner.
Love to Dara!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 22, 2014 - 07:19am PT
So here I am in Minden, NV. Is this another TR-in-progress, a real-time adventure a la Nut Job?
I don't know.
I'll tell you when I get to Idontno. I had karaoke AND sushi yesterday.
I'm living the life here in Little Poland, but we are on the road again in twenty.
The sky is so much NICER over here, I can't help noticing. Moosedrool Manor is a very cool house with amenities tat I appreciate.

Before I set out, I want you to know that I will never be able to repay Mr. Moosedrool for this adventure. We shall try to make it all Windy and Willowy for you who wanted to be here for this solstice gathering.

God bless!u
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jun 22, 2014 - 07:23am PT
So these flames of yours? They're real, apparently.

Don't quench the fire.

DMT
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jun 22, 2014 - 07:54am PT
for you who wanted to be here for this solstice gathering.

Guilty.

I look forward to the TR/pics,
have fun and flame on Mouse!


zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Jun 22, 2014 - 08:36am PT
Monumental.


Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jun 22, 2014 - 09:27am PT
Sounds like a good adventure so far. Have fun and drink one for the homies that can't be there.

We had Survival over here. After his third cup of joe, he was good to go see his daughter's first of 3 basketball games at CSU,Chico. nita and I will be over for game two at 10:40.
We had a wild time last night. Survival got to meet some of my friends and we jammed quite a bit around the pool. My head hurts....
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 22, 2014 - 09:59am PT
Timid...do you live in Chico? We lived there in the early seventies....do you ever go climbing at Salmon Hole? Unique but adventurous. Bald Rock Dome? Elephant Rock?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 22, 2014 - 10:06am PT

Mouse and Moose.

Travel the distance safely...
Odometer
Odometer
Odometer: The word derives from the Greek words hodós ("path" or "gateway") and métron ("measure").
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Jun 22, 2014 - 10:15am PT
Why does Moose and Mouse on a road trip make me think of Thelma and Louise?
A Polaroid selfie. Who knew?
Credit: SC seagoat

Susan
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jun 22, 2014 - 10:20am PT
Throwpie. Lovejoy basalt is too dicey for my eternal beginner level. I've been to Grizzly dome at the tunnel in feather river canyon and pebble wrestled on Bald Rock but have only 3rd classed at Bald Rock Dome. One of my Chico poker friends, Brad has put up a fair amount of routes on the Dome.

Back to that lovejoy basalt and the more prevalent, Tuscan mud flows: Some people know how to climb on unpredictable chossy rock but not me.

Just had a yellow jacket sting my toe about three times. It is throbbing. Must go.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 22, 2014 - 10:27am PT
SC Seagoat

Or Fear and loathing in LV
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 22, 2014 - 10:36am PT
I remember some fairly solid rock at Salmon Hole...I led this one route, could have been a FA. As I recall, it started with an easy bit to a ledge then up a corner to a awkward bomb bay chimney. I would love to go look at it again...its been 40 plus years. There was another wall further east that we protected with knifeblades. Spooky as I recall. Good buildering at the campus too.

Almost ate it on the approach to the base of Bald Rock dome...slipped on some gravel, took the slide of death on some slabs only to be stopped at the brink by a solution pocket the exact size of my butt. Broke my back from the impact ( as I found out many years later when getting an xray) I was very sore for quite a while but fitness and youth kept me in traction till it healed.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 22, 2014 - 11:02am PT
hey there say, mouse... and moosedrool... and all...

happy wonderful adventure! yes, we will enjoy trip report...

wonderful thoughts and prayers to you both...


wished i could have met more folks, when i was in calif, but it was
a miracle family trip and my mommy, sis, and kids, and grandkids were
a huge top priority, and love and hugs grew so sweet within us, to
make up for MANY MANY lost years, as, i live so far away...

just wish my daddy would have been here, still, to see and embrace all this...



also, praying for the bike to be ready for you, when you get back...
:)
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Jun 22, 2014 - 05:05pm PT
I lived in Harpo once, but I developed an attitude and moved to Groucho. Don't get me to talkin' about Gummo, but I've heard a little about the topic.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Jul 2, 2014 - 06:26am PT
interesting set of WWI photos here. Watch for the ads.

They're kind of locked up, so it takes some doing to get copies.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/balloons-pigeons-and-gas-masks-new-photos-from-world-war-i/2014/06/25/b0b0b308-fc65-11e3-932c-0a55b81f48ce_gallery.html#item0

Credit: zBrown

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 3, 2014 - 03:41am PT
Photo number two: Showing Suippes-stakes par les poilus?

Photo number seven: The losers.

Photo number ten: Which is the real horse's ass? Trick question.

Photo number fourteen: It's even more beautiful in the snow!

You think I protest? Too much! I hate war.

Boomer lived to cut his wedding cake, as did his best man, Nick Ecounomo, both shown here with Bobbye and her new sister-in-law, my Aunt Dorathy, the bridesmaid.
August, 1945.  Redding, CA.
August, 1945. Redding, CA.
Credit: mouse from merced
But there is a very unpopular side of the First War, The GREAT WAR, The War to End War. It may not get much play with all the jingoistic hoopla.

There are always protests no matter the conflict. What is war without protest? I'll leave that up to you. I'm just the reporter. You could try me for something, like having sense.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The above strip is from this outrageously informative book.
The above strip is from this outrageously informative book.
Credit: mouse from merced
Our management insists that this go into this report, so here. Have a nice day, one free of controversy, and go do some random kindnesses.
Feel the non-gusto!
Feel the non-gusto!
Credit: mouse from merced
Seven-Up, the VW of soft drinks. Drink it. Please.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 5, 2014 - 01:48am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Mount Diabobololo and fireworks.

Credit: mouse from merced
Snap!
Credit: mouse from merced
Crackle!
Credit: mouse from merced
Pop!

Credit: mouse from merced
BLAM!
Credit: mouse from merced
BOOM! BOOM!
Credit: mouse from merced
BA-BOOM!

Credit: mouse from merced
POW!
Credit: mouse from merced
CRUNCH!
Credit: mouse from merced
CRUNCH! BAM! BOOM!

Credit: mouse from merced
Oh, Wow!
Credit: mouse from merced
Gasp!
Credit: mouse from merced
Awesome!
Credit: mouse from merced
You missed that one!

Man, this was a lot of fun! Last year I was at the pull-out halfways up the hill from Coulterville with the Rev watching fireworks at Don Pedro Reservoir. I've learned a lot since then.

Flames Games. Hope you all enjoyed the show...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 5, 2014 - 07:50am PT

Snowy White & The White Flames - Riding The Blues.

The song's finishing line is well fitted for The Flames thread:

"Oh Lord, don't let me fade away..."


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