Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween 2011

Lot’s of working adults wearing costumes in town, and the Victor Community School kids were dressed up this morning, making the rounds.

Halloween is a non-event for us. We haven’t had anybody trick-or-treat us in the last 5 years. We always buy candy, and then end up eating it ourselves. So, this blog post will be the closest I can come today, to spooky.

Happy Halloween!

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October Leftovers

We’re at the end of October and I’ve got a few shots hanging around on my desktop.
Let’s consolidate them, and move on into November.

Here’s some signs I’ve encountered recently…

This was a Fire Department exercise called Destroy The Crash House.
An Eagle couple were monitoring both directions of Bates Road.
Tom said this house has an observatory built on top. Sure looks like it!
Finn’s moms vehicle with under 40k on it, Very cool!
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Green Pipes

There’s been a lot of speculation about the green pipes stacked along the frontage road.

Sewer pipes are the general consensus, but is this something new, and which direction does it go? Our property has a septic tank, so I’m out of that loop.

I ran into Jared (the Public Works boss) at our base yesterday, and asked him about it. This is called going directly to the source :-)

Turns out an existing sewer line, running from Victor to Driggs, is being rebuilt with new pipe. I’ve been here six years and I didn’t know we had such a thing…

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Hideout Hill

I was giving Tom his regular afternoon ride to Victor today, via Bates Road. He knows a lot about this valley, and I love picking his brain.

As we drove by this thick cluster of trees, he told me that two spies had houses in there, with other houses for support. He rambled on about the details, which I mostly missed because I was taking this photo and worrying about being in the sights of a sniper rifle.

Tom said they also have more units in here:

If I turn up missing, here you go…

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Halloween Treats

Steph whipped up a bunch of treats, in a Halloween motif, and put them in a cardboard box for me to give out to the kids. We’ve been doing this for a few years now, with Easter and Christmas as the primary events.

My Victor Community School kids were more then willing to dig into the box today.

They were just Hershey’s Kisses, but it’s the presentation that counts :-)

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White Mountain Well

I gave Tom a ride out to Moose Creek Ranch today, along the Old Jackson Highway. As we drove by this concrete bunker looking thing he said, “That’s Victor’s water supply”. I slammed on the brakes and said, “What?”

Tom’s lived here a long time and told me about this well, while I took photos. It was built back in the 30’s on top of a shallow Aquifer. It has two well heads, one that supplies drinking water to the residents, and one that provides irrigation water to the farmers.

This is the purifying unit for the drinking water.
I took this shot through the fence…
This is White Mountain, on the way to Moose Creek.
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Bike Tunnel

I mentioned in my Bike Light post that the city should have built a bike tunnel, instead of a crossing, in that 45 zone. I found out yesterday from Carol Stratton (a regular commenter here) that Victor had one on the south end of town.

She said it was built as they were constructing the highway, years ago. She even went through it in a horse drawn carriage.

I located it today, just south of the Gateway Chevron, in a 55 zone.

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Proud House

On the way to Mesa Falls yesterday we passed an old house that has always fascinated me. Of course I had to stop and photograph it.

I’m assuming it was built when the first Mormon farmers descended on the area, well over a hundred years ago. It overlooks thousands of acres of pristine farmland that is still being actively farmed today. Here’s the Satellite view…

Many generations of Teton Valley natives probably originated from this home.

I’m intrigued with the history of this house and I’ve put out feelers to my Mormon friends, for some background. I will update this post as soon as I get the story.

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Mesa Falls

Hooked up the GPS receiver to Lucy today and said Take us to Mesa Falls! I had to do the driving of course, but shortly we were at the beautiful waterfalls known as Mesa.

A spectacular day with nobody around, and perfect for capturing videos.

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Videos:

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Horse Drawn

Saw this cute old couple moseying down the street last week, looking at the Mormon church they’ve probably attended for many years. I was in the church parking lot…

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