Monthly Archives: November 2011

Window Lights

This was the view outside our kitchen window last night. Steph had strung the lights earlier in the day, and then took off for an evening of Bingo at the Community Center.

Not a bad shot, considering it was taken through double-pane winter glass. I’m sure more cool pictures of these lights will make the blog, as the season evolves.

Note the little dots next to each light, created by the double-pane glass, I assume…

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The Ponds

Yet another subdivision left to die on the vine after the crash. I pass the sign pointing to this place several times a day, and I’ve been really curious about it.

You can’t see the Ponds while driving by, so I tracked the location down last night with my new Map program, and I checked the subdivision out today.

This is the entrance sign off Hwy 33, at W 7000 S, looking south.
Here’s the main entrance sign off of 7000. Very nicely done!
The problem is, there ain’t nothing here. Empty lots abound…
Here’s one of the ponds, and this is as close as I was willing to get.
And of course, there are no mailboxes.

Their website promotes the fact that the ponds are stocked with trout. You think?

SlideShow (The Ponds)

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Karma Way

Spotted this street sign off Hwy 33, north of Tetonia and the River Rim subdivision. It heads off into someplace, up on a hill, at the start of the dry-farms.

When you have a property of significant acreage, with spectacular views of the Tetons, and you can name your own street, I guess your karma’s pretty good!

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Grain Mill

Steph and I drove down to Rexburg today to do some Walmarting, and finally escaped from there minus a little less than a pair of Benjamins.

We came back home thru the little Idaho burb called Sugar City. The town was hit bad by the Teton Dam collapse, back in 1976, but this hundred year old grain mill survived.

Now they can’t decide to tear it down, or make it an historical monument. I go with the latter, but the local kids have figured out how to get inside, so they need to secure it.

Here’s a Map.
SlideShow (Grain Mill)

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News and Maps

The Grand Targhee ski resort opened today (or was it yesterday…). I didn’t make it up there, I was busy adding new menu items to my blog.

Hey, I’ve got a life, really…

The new Local item is sitting between Weather and News. It serves up current content from the Valley Citizen, the Jackson Hole Underground, and the JH News and Guide.

The new Maps item shows off my new (and older) map apps, focused on Teton Valley.

As an example of the great images you can encounter from my Bing app, here’s some trees from upper New York state. This is top down, satellite aerial view, coolness!

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Black Friday

When you live high up in the Rockies, there aren’t any stores that offer sales at midnight. So we just save money, and stay home.

Our Black Friday was more of a Snow Globe Friday, with the wind whipping our falling snow around like excited electrons in a blender.

I spotted Steph on the couch, with my cat! Obviously Pepsi, assorted electronic toys, a local newspaper, and a great pet, can’t keep her awake…

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Nothing says Happy Thanksgiving better than an adorable family member from the Czech Republic, and her turtle.

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Hatches Corner

This is an aerial view of Hatches Corner, on Hwy 33, between Driggs and Tetonia.

It’s a great example of what my new Bing Maps Aerial App can create. This new version allows you to toggle the street layers on and off, and create permalinks.

You can try it out here with my CityMap program. Locate your home town, and explore it in photographic detail. It’s very cool :-)

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Cat Puzzle

Here’s Steph’s latest puzzle, created on the living room coffee table. What the heck! Where did Piper come from? This darn cat is messing with my blog…

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Studs and Dents

Just got four new studded snow tires mounted on the duals of our backup bus. When that fresh foot of snow hits, we’re ready! It’s not 4-wheel drive, but it’s close…

In the meantime, stupid granola head frumpy Driggs housewives are out vandalizing my main ride. I was laying on my horn the entire time this one was backing out of a parking spot, straight into my bumper, at the elementary school.

I guess hearing loss is an attribute I can now add to Stupid Granola Head!

Update: Steph thinks I was pretty hard on GH’s in general. She’s right, there’s a whole bunch of them here that I’m very fond of… Sorry girls, just pissed off.

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