Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
I am happy to say they have been gotten their stuff together...I had their Southern BBQ Burger. Burger with an onion ring, cheese, and bacon. As a side, I had creamy cole slaw. Beverage was 2 pints of The Local Brewhouse Amber Ale.
It was a pleasent lunch with just Bill, Larry, and I, though I was hoping a larger attendance. The group desided we would come back again.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Antenna was a dipole (inverted "V"). Rig was one of the club's traveling set-ups. Power was from a battery pack (had a second pack to extend operations). Contacts were made using digital mode FT8. I headed home a little after noon (digital noice was about to give me a headache).
I have mountain biked in this area. With the shelter and vault toilet facilities, it was a good place for field operations The club is planning to make more of these excursion.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Next Wednesday's lunch will be a mile from my house at The Local Brewhouse on Unser.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
My guests got packed up and on the road about noon. I was tired, so most of the afternoon, I napped. Tomorrow I will strip the bed and do that laundry.
Later in the afternoon, I grabbed a couple craft beers from the fridge. They were there for over a year, Still tasted good. The beer was the Tap Room Amber Ale brewed in Rochester, NY.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Sunday, I decided to take Pete and Jim on a tour of the Jemez Mountains. A little late start but on the road about 11:30. Traffic was bad at some places. There was Arts & Crafts show. Cars all parked along the road at the Soda Dam. By the time we got to Rts 4 and 126, we were looking to get of the road for a little and have some lunch.
Note to self - do not play tour guide in the mountains on a holiday weekend.
The store there did not have much, but next door was the Nomad Mountain Pizza establishment. The pizza was "OK". But something like $3 for a bottle of soda bottled in Durango was a bit steep. To add to our negative recommendation was the service, They said they had call-in orders that had them backed up. The place was not that busy (it was about 1:15 in the afternoon) but it took about an hour before our pizza was delivered to the table.
When I got dressed in the morning, I decided I was going to wear my black "Free Yourself from Pants Prison" T-shirt from Damn Near Kilt 'Em and my black & McLeod plaid kilt. That took me out in public more than the last outing when I was just driving. And it is a more dressy kilt for a Sunday Drive compared to my camo kilt that last day I wore one while traveling.It was a beautiful day and I did not feel embarrassed wearing my kilt.
We continued to Valles Caldera, past Los Alamos and Bandalier National Monument. I noticed a new. large visitor's center for the Monument in White Rock. The other new change is that private vehicles were not allowed - you board a shuttle bus from White Rock.
From there, it was time to head back to Rio Rancho. Still had over an hour drive yet to get back. Took the bypass around Santa Fe. Pulled into the driveway about 5pm.
The dogs were very happy to see us, but a bit upset that we had left them in the sun porch! After a bit of a rest and review of the trip, it was time for dinner. Since we had a late lunch, we were not looking for a big dinner. We opted for the "Local Brewhouse" just a mile from my house. Had an enjoyable burger on the deck watching the sun sets on the Sandias. Jim and I had local beer and Peter had a margarita.
Visited and did some online chatting until I was exhausted and headed to bed. Very relaxing, interesting day for my second full-day outing in one of my kilts.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Biggest attendance of the Wednesday "Geezers" lunch. Seven of us at Steel Benders. Unfortunately, they did not have their amber ale available. Had 2 pints of their lager, as a substitute.
For something different for lunch, I had their pulled-pork sandwich with salad as the side (instead of the normal fries).