Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Game In Town ~ Waymarking

I discovered a new game, way to explore, past time, technology application.


A mix of multiple GPS based applications like geocaching, mapping, photography, travel documentation and mega geekdom. allows "members" to document a waymark (a point on earth captured on your GPS) that can be placed in a category. Presently there are 158145 waymarks worldwide, listed in 858 user-created categories.

It is basically telling a story and sharing interesting information (if your a history, outdoor adventurer or technology geek) about your world both locally and your travels.

Here are a few I recently added.
Structures - Abandoned Train Tunnels
Signs of history
Bicycle Shops

You can even go as far as visiting a waymark and then document that visit on line. It is a huge searchable database of locations.

Here are a few of the more interesting categories:
Garage Door Art
Dinosaur Statues
Converted Firehouses
Free For Your Birthday
Gluten Free Restaurants
Butterfly Houses
Self Serve Pet Wash
Miniature Railroads
'Marry Me' Markers
Grave of a Famous Person
Elevated Everyday Objects
Super Fund Sites
Geographic High Points
Orphaned Bridges
Coin-Op Binoculars

I think you get the idea. Visit and do a search using your Zip code and enjoy some of your undiscovered local color. Or be a geek like me and take your GPS and camera out the next time you walk the dog.
Respectfully submitted for your ridicule....... garmin_geek

Thursday, January 15, 2009

2 Years Of Blogging

How can it be.
Today is the 2nd anniversary of this blog. It has been such a roller coaster ride of emotion. Getting Sam back safely from his Army deployment in Iraq and keeping our sanity was the main focus when we started here so many months ago.
And I will say this blog has done it's job. I am still semi-sane and really enjoy sharing my family, photos, beliefs and heartache with all who dare stop by.
It the words of Bartles & Jaymes,
Thank you for your support

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Birthday Choice

Molly mention she had decided on a Hefeweizen for her first "official beer". I thought the Paulaner was a good choice. We enjoyed another great meal and "Steal The Glass Night" at the Capitol Ale House in downtown Fredericksburg. Flying Dog Brewery was the featured beer last night. I got the Gonzo Porter (drinkable but not my favorite) and got to keep the glass. The manager delivered our food and when we told him what we were celebrating, he gave Molly a Flying Dog pint glass too.
Oh to be 21 again.

Friday, January 2, 2009

2009 Resolutions - NOT

I am not so sure I believe in a setting New Years resolutions. It seems to me, when you do, you are setting yourself up for failure.

So how else can a person set goals for him/herself in an effort to improve, grow, step outside that box, conquer fears.

First, let me say that 408 miles of bicycling in one year, 365 days is pretty miserable. Only 27 rides in 56 weeks.

Man, that just don't get er done.

Yes, it was more miles by far than I had pedaled in many years. No, I didn't ride an organized century like I had hoped. But, come on, that has got to be one of my goals for 2009. More riding. More miles. Feel healthier. Drop those last 10 pounds.

OMG. Those sure sounds like a New Years resolutions to me.

I am guessing Valerie, averages over 20 miles of power walking every week. Set that to 50 weeks and we're talking 1000 miles of pavement pounding.

Now that's what I'm talking about!!

Get off the couch, MAN!! Hit the road!! See the USA in your Chevrolet!!

Happy New Year.