Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tongan Connections

Finally my Tongan relatives have paid off .. I received this e-mail .. via Facebook:

I am Richard Pearce, a legal practitioner practicing in the state of Lome in Togo. I am the family attorney to (Dr.G.E.Cram), a national of your country. Dr.G.E.Cram died in an airliner crash that involved the Togo Football Association which occurred on the 4th June 2007.

I have made several attempts to locate any of Dr.G.E.Cram's relatives, all to no avail. I have contacted you to claim the estate of Dr.G.E.Cram valued at US$12.3million since you share the same last name.

Upon receipt of your response i will give you the details of this transaction.

Note that this claim is legitimate.

For full details reply to (

Have a nice day.

Best Regards,
Richard Pearce(Esq).

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day Trip - Western side of Lake Mead

The temperature has cooled down and my pain has subsided a bit so I decided to take a short road trip along the western side a Lake Mead in Southern Nevada. I packed my new Pentax K-x DSLR and my old Olympus OM-1, grabbed a couple of diet Dr. Peppers and took off.

The first picture I took was from S. Lake Mead road looking north towards Las Vegas. It had just rained so all the smog, dust and grime of Las Vegas had been washed away.

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Here are some pictures from the trip.
The first picture are red sandstone formation from The Redstone Dunes

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Water and wind erosion play a huge part in sculpting these soft rocks. All kinds of interesting holes, caverns and pillars form from years of erosion

I ended up in Roger's Springs - a natural artesian well. It was fairly interesting, but just as I was about to leave I spotted this momma turtle and a baby turtle. It was amazing how caring and protective the mother was. Did not know those material traits were in turtles.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tortoises doing the wild thang

My daughter and I went to a small zoo in Moapa, Nevada. We were looking at the rabbits when there was a loud noise that sounded like an animal in severe distress. I ran over and saw this one legged tortoise doing getting "busy". The male tortoise is estimated to by close to 70 years old and only have one forearm. Now that is stamina.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dual Kermits perform Under Pressure.

You know how I love frogs. Well, here is an excellent Kermit performance by a very talented homeless man. I discovered this on boingboing. It says something about the times we live in that such a talented person is homeless. I wish him and his frogs the very best.

Under Pressure Song