Tuesday, October 25, 2005

So far so good...

I am enjoying this Blogger site - (For those of you reading this on my MSN Spaces site click here. ) more and more. The configuration available seems limitless or about as limitless as you can get with out the overhead of your own server. ;-) I still have a long way to go with it, but can see it being used more and more. Can't wait to organize things a bit before advertising that this is up and running.

Cruising out this weekend for a camping trip, heading up to China Creek,near Port Alberni. Weather is supposed to be marginal, but hey who cares! It's time out there away from the day to day stuff. Its late October in Canada so typical fall weather is to be expected, nothing that a good campfire, large drink and warm company can not fix. We were at this location in Thanksgiving last year, had it to ourselves and hope it will be the same this year. I should have some great pictures when I get back to update the flickr website with. Did the Turkey up this past weekend, with my special stuffing of course, so we will have a delayed Thanksgiving dinner in the woods.

I got some great news on the camping front. Looks like the wife's friend and her hubby have bought a camper and want to begin some winter camping together. Perhaps heading to Tofino or Long Beach for a few trips over the winter. That should be a blast, I have never camped on the ocean in the winter and expect the storms and the waves to be impressive. Maybe they may want to head up to Mt Washington or Strathcona Park for some snow camping? That could be a lot of fun, don't know how our little hounds would handle it, but Andre has done the winter temperatures before and does fine in it.

Sad news on the passing of Rosa Parks, someone who must have had a very strong will to challenge the Laws of the days, to stand against such an oppressive Government and Law enforcement and to do so in a time when there was little support for her actions. I am sure that she will long be remembered for her actions on the Bus that day, and for actions taken ever since. Even though it has more bearing on the American history than anywhere else I am sure that she has worldwide recognition as being brave enough to stand against the wrongs being done to her and her people for all those years proceeding her initial actions. I would hope that she had in her time seen some improvement for the Black Americans and that she would have known how key her role was in making the positive moves forward. Time Magazine has an excellent article on her here

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