Work is still very busy, with both businesses. I wish I had a little more time for the things I like, especially hiking and photography now that Spring is here.
Here’s what I’ve been up to (lots of photos and not much text):
Remember the big piles of wood, waiting to be lit on fire? Here’s the smoldering remains of one:
They burned all of the piles over the winter.
Here’s a panorama from a snowshoe hike in early March:
In late March, I went on a work-related road trip. I had some jukeboxes and pinball machines to repair in Oklahoma and Kansas, so I stopped in Texas for the Texas Pinball Festival.
On parts of the trip, I took the road less traveled. This usually meant the older US Highway system that predated the Interstate Highway system. Here is a little used rest area that probably was bustling in the 1950’s.
Route 66 was one of the more famous highways. Imagine cars like this one cruising down the road.
The old highways allow a closer experience with the scenery. There are farms and ranches right along the road. The Interstate in the photo above is void of all that for hundreds of yards on either side, except for the occasional windmill.
Back home, I’ve occasionally been able to get out for a quick hike after work. Here is one of my favorite places near Boulder to hike. The floods of last September turned this trail into a gaping 8 foot deep trench.
It was astonishing how the landscape has changed.
From the yard:
And then there was a total lunar eclipse. Unlike last time, the sky was clear.
Looking at a varied blog post like this one, my life doesn’t seem so monotonous. It feels like the opposite. I’m having experiences, not not really feeling the experience.