Saturday, July 29, 2023

YouTube Channels

When I have spare time, I watch several channels on YouTube. There are a bunch out there and many of them are scary stories. 

I'll mention several in this story. 

The one I watch the most is Lighthouse Horror. I know they are all made up stories, but this channel has a good narrator and most of the stories are 20 to 30 minutes long so they don't take up a lot of time. 

Another one I like is Bedtime Stories. Again a good narrator and short stories. 

Then we have a couple of channels with the persons name as the channel. Specifically Donovan Dread and Lillith Dread. Don't know, but it'd be my guess a married couple. 

Lillith Dread posts stories about the Wolfman. Seems a lot of them occur in Yosemite National Park. In fact, most of them occur there. I know they are just stories because there can not be that many sightings in Yosemite and nobody has heard about them. I know because I live about 110 miles from the park. You would have heard something. 

Well let me tell you, I found the Wolfman. Yes I believe he's real, in fact I even have a photo of him. You can't contest the photo below. But I didn't find him in Yosemite, I found him at a basketball game. Go figure.  

So here's the photo in all his furry glory. 

Just as a side note, I also came across some merchandise from Yellowstone National Park. 

"Do not take selfies with the Fluffy Cows". They have all kinds of cool stuff on this site:

They also have merchandise saying: "Do not take selfies with the Teddy Bears" (Grizzlies). 

OK, one last thing, I also found several audio books by such authors like Stephen King and Clive Cussler a couple of my favorite authors. So if you're into audio books, here's some that you don't have to pay Audible for.

Ya'll stay safe out there. 

Friday, July 14, 2023

The Roasting Begins

The California State Fair started today. 

The norm for the fair is hot and deep fried. You can get just about anything deep fried there.

The temperatures estimated by the weather guessers is 100+ for all three days.  

Keep in mind that the fair at Cal Expo is on pavement. All that black tar is wonderful for making the temperature even hotter. 

So what are the expected temperatures? Today 101 degrees. Tomorrow (Saturday) 108 to 110 and Sunday 105 to 108. Just think how toasty it's going to be on that asphalt?  

Ready for breakfast? 

Check this out. This is what I was saying above. 

7 Second rule for your doggo. 

The greatest places to be are the coast (70's in San Francisco) or the mountains (mid 80's).

Here in beautiful downtown Jackson we're expecting 97 today, 108 tomorrow, and 109 on Sunday. 

Just a short heatwave. It'll be back in the mid 90's by Tuesday, but it'll be back in the 100's by Saturday the 22nd. Just the typical Sacramento Valley in the Summer. 

Thinking about heat reminds me that as a kid, I rarely wore shoes in the Summer. Keep in mind that my Summer life (as a kid) was spent at the beach. The main thoroughfare was between the fishing pier and the hamburger stand across the street. Used to be able to walk across that span. Boy did I had some tough feet. 

Stay cool and hydrated. I should be drinking water as I write this, but the call of Sun Tea is strong Obi Won. 

Next camping trip is Upper Lake at the end of August. I missed it last year as I was in the hospital that week, but I will be there for fishing, kayaking, magnet fishing, and metal detecting this year come hell or high water. 

Stay tuned.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Cancelled Camping Trip

We scheduled a trip to Hope Valley Camp Ground the week of July 18th. 

My neighbor Rocky works for Pacific Gas & Electric and has the pleasure of flying up to that area every week in a helicopter. Bet that's fun. 

He keeps me informed as to the situation in the valley regarding snow, ice, etc. Last update was a small patch of water on Upper Blue Lake and larger patch of water on Lower Blue Lake. In my past experiences that would mean snow on the ground up to possibly 3 feet or so and impassable roads. 

OK, granted that means no kayaking. No fishing as you can't even get to the lakes. Snow on the road up to the lakes as the elevation of 8140 ft. and since we've had a s... load of snow this year it hasn't had a chance to melt yet. 

That brings me to Hope Valley Campground. Elevation 7300 ft. Not a whole lot lower than the lake and still patches of snow here and there. South Lake Tahoe is at the elevation of 6240 ft. and nightly temperatures in the low 40's. Hope Valley at 7300 would probably be high 30's. 

Our trailer is a winterized trailer. We have heating, A/C, and all the other goodies, but with the cold problem we experienced last Winter when I was sick, I just don't handle the cold very well. Besides why go up there and sit in the trailer?

So we cancelled this trip and will be going up to Upper Lake at the end of August. 

Stay tuned.