Friday, May 4, 2007

mixed bag

Local news - The little store at the end of our road has everything, gasoline, groceries, chicken feed, fertilizer, plumbing parts, pizza. Crossroads Grocery is 100 years old, the oldest store in the county according to records researched when J. W. Samples recently purchased the store. He is the son of TV's Hee-Haw star, Junior Samples.

Bouncing along - I borrowed Buddy's mp3player to use on my walk in the park last week. It was tempting, but I had to keep reminding myself not to sing or play air guitar along with the music in my tiny earphones. It did put a bounce in my step, which came in handy when I almost stepped on a snake stretched out on the trail.

Cheap vacations - On an American Hiking Society Volunteer Vacation, you visit stunning backcountry locations to construct or rebuild footpaths, cabins and shelters. In the process, you meet new people, explore canyons, peaks and valleys, enjoy quiet evenings around a fire and come home refreshed and rejuvenated. Volunteer Vacations are more fun than work! And best of all, the trips are only $130 ($100 for American Hiking Members)!

Camping or working, or both! Workampers are adventuresome individuals, couples and families who have chosen a wonderful lifestyle that combines ANY kind of part-time or full-time work with RV camping. If you work as an employee, operate a business, or donate your time as a volunteer, AND you sleep in an RV (or on-site housing), you are a Workamper!

A simpler time - I have been enjoying this video this week, do you remember Ricky Nelson? Thanks to Janet for sharing.

Some great quotes found this week:

"America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week." ~ Evan Esar

"Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together...." ~ Carl Zwanzig

"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work." ~ Robert Frost

"Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light." ~ Joseph Pulitzer (Could he have been talking about blogging?)


jellyhead said...

I'm sure Joseph WAS talking about blogging...what else could he have meant? ;)

Have a wonderful weekend, Susan!

Sandy said...

We once considered taking a working vacation, but just never got around to it.

I think Joseph was talking about blogging...wasn't he??