Cool! How did you come to have a pet deer? Years ago, camping with a group, a fawn walked right into our camp. Apparently something happened to it's mother. They are far more intelligent than we credit them.
That's amazing. You surely have a big heart! Sounds like a great, happy life you're living (and too the animals you take care of). :)
Country living is where it's at! ;)
The day job asked me to get drone certified. It wasn't an easy process. Not overly difficult though. Anyway, they have sent me to a workshop in a beach town. More stress relief! Paid for it too! ;D
I work in natural resource conservation. It's the NC coast.
Finding the center.
It's 62° where I live. Just throwing that out there.
Here it's 0/3 ℃, it is supposed to snow between today and tomorrow, but I doubt.
Anyone getting in the holiday spirit yet? ;D
Everyday is a holiday my friend. ;D
/me envies you so much...
Never any snow where I live, either. But look on the bright side: low heating costs and no danger of slipping on ice
Well, I live in a place where there is no snow, but it's hot either. lol
These days the average is between 2 to 8 °C.
Somehow I missed this post ... me needs details on the brisket, how was it done, rubs, low and slow? I need to fire up my BGE and make me some beefy goodness!
I would love to share the secret recipe with you....
......but it isn't mine. A friend did all the prep. My coding skills are better than cooking skills. And my coding skills are dismal at best. Lol!
If you want to chat smoking, grilling, and other culinary delights, pop in on jeep-owner.com. Some of those guys are grilling fiends!
Looking very good the meat in the second photo ;)
I also like grilling, in the last years I switched from calf meat to fish meat. The photos are from a couple of years ago, but I usually grill 2-3 times every summer, only because prosecco is so good with fish ;)
Its 99F here today, prosecco goes good with that also :D The fish looks great, love grilled shrimp!
I'll join the fun, here are some atomic buffalo turds (jalapeno's stuffed with cheese wrapped in bacon), some baby back ribs and a pork butt (pork shoulder)
You guys have it going on! Frilled fish is great! Buffalo turds is a new nomer for me (and a good one! Haha!). Good stuff there.
Def Leppard and Journey!
Would be stress for me! :D
Let's keep updated this topic :D
There is no barbecue without prosecco
And to finish all well some branca menta
Sure looks good radu!
Independence Day celebration!
We head home tomorrow. We are enjoying one last evening with the inlaws. It's been a great trip!
Dinner at the campsite!
Okay, where do you live exactly? We are visiting the US in september and we can be very hungry sometimes. :D
I live in northwestern North Carolina. Any chance you may be nearby?
Nope. We are in California/Nevada/Arizona. We are starting in Los Angeles, then Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite, San Francisco and back to Los Angeles. With a lot of stops between: ghost towns and backroads, rodeo and festivals, national parks, sightseeing, museums, etc.
Nice! Hope you have a wonderful trip! If you should somehow end up on a detour, let me know!
I will! :)
We took a nice hike yesterday in memory of our first date.
Blessed to spend the weekend with family and friends. Oh, and good food too.
^^ That looks interesting! xD
/me wants a button to inline attachments from display.
This was last week, is still raw meat, after a few minutes changed appearance but I was too hungry to make other pictures :)
A day with new friends!
Keep having fun!
Pretty nice places indeed!
A shame they didn't disguise the cell tower as a "tree" and plant shrubs around the base. Darn thing sticks out like a sore thumb. Really nice pics BTW Badmonkey
Thanks elk. We are slowly receiving disguised towers. You're right, they do stick out! Most of them do anyway. This one in particular is so secluded it would only be visible from above. Truly it's one of the few though.
We are enroute to visit an old friend with cancer. While there is a solumn component to the trip, we will have fun with it as well.
Remember me to post some photos from our trip to the US. But I need some more days to sort them out. We made more then 4.000. :-[
Oh, and we love your country! We enjoyed the landscapes, the traffic (so relaxed!), the food and the people! O:-)
Glad you had a great trip! Next time perhaps we can arrange a get together. Look forward to seeing the pix!
Looking forward to the pics! Glad you had a good time :D
Still working on the story for my board(s). Most of the pictures are sorted out, but now I have to write about the experiences we made and the points we visited. I hope I will be done with it in a few days. :-[
P.S. I know it is small. It's my portrait lens. :D
Can't wait to see your story!
It will be a long one, but I have to use Google translator for it. O:-)
It's been a rewarding yet exhausting week. Thankfully there was time at the end of the day for tranquility. Tomorrow it's the long trek back home. Hope you all have a great weekend!
We are on the first family camping trip of the year!
Hope you are having a great time.
Our weekend getaway!
Moar camping pleasure!
I just added more pressure to myself by coding to secure ISPConfig servers with letsencrypt. As a relief, it seems all are working well now whether for its webserver or non-webservers, using certbot or acme.sh, on install or update. Hope the new PR are accepted and merged. ;P
Ohh.. a piano, one day I'll try to play one again. xD
Mountain hiking and dinner.
Looks so tranquil.
I can't say the same, badmonkey ... my favorite pastime is snowed in, alas... :'(
It's beautiful! Nice ride too.
That's Mt. Rainier, badmonkey. My wife has climbed it, but I haven't - I've climbled Mt. Whitney, which is 86 feet taller (86.811 feet to be precise, if I can believe the surveyors in 1909), but Whitney doesn't have glaciers, crevasses, ice-falls, etc. like Rainier, so she gets the technical badass prize. We lose a half-dozen folks up on Rainier every year.
Great hiking all around the area, but I stay off the steep frozen, slick stuff now.
That bike is the third in my "stable", - I built it last winter from an old Harley frame I had, then covid hit and the whole freakin state folded up like a cheap lawn-chair so I couldn't get it safety-inspected for licensing for months (and eventually had to trailer it to another county, or I'd still be waiting). Here's a couple more pics of it, including a stop at the Naches Tavern on the way up to Sunrise (who ever heard of a tavern closed on Wednesdays? :'( ).
And pics of the other two.. (it's a problem I didn't forsee - I can only ride one at a time, and I get a guilt trip leaving the other two alone in the garage when I take one out. Don't know why I never had that problem with women, oddly enough.)
One more trip before year's end.
I was unable to get out at all this year, my RV has been stuck in place :`( My yeti (well my Cabelas version) is calling for some beer.
We took to the woods today. The afternoon brought a small surprise snow. For the little we got, it still coated the trees for a beautiful effect.
Flexie says it's a fine camping day.
Flexie is right ;)
Family time with a view. This is where I grew up. I long to be back there. Maybe one day. Fatt Dawg was sure to guard the table. Lol
Wow, Astonishing landscape !!
In the current status of stress a similar place is pretty appealing.
/me needs a break...
Enjoying a spring evening!
/me needs lots of stress relief these days
Once you learn to embrace the stress you will find that you can make your boss more money while you can work longer hours for the same pay. I've been told that is a win win, not for you of course, but for someone :D
And then one day, someday maybe, you can relax..
I mastered managing job-related stress a long time ago: basically I rely on my luck, things will sort them out by themselves at some point. :P
For some reason when I first read your reply I though it said masturbated ... hey now ! Time to get some new lenses!
I've always relied on luck as well, but I like the definition of luck being "where preparation meets opportunity" Not sure who originated that saying but always thought it good advice. Its a bit like saying you make your own luck.
In the Marine Corps we called that form of stress-relief "G.A.F" (as in 'none'). ;D
ehhhh... preparation requires thinking ahead and prediction and stuff like that, lots of word. xD
Well quoting Virgil :Audaces fortuna iuvat (Fortune favors the bold)
I usually say to myself :"if you want a hope to win, you'll have to play ".
Nevertless I play bingo quite often without winning.
Some days it's necessary.