Sunday, December 30, 2012


And the funny thing is that it's really hard to get anyone to play any games at our house. We did play Settlers on Christmas.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Spokanites!

Some more Christmas cross-eyed 3D fun taken this morning. Click picture to make bigger. Instructions on how to do this are here.

Once you click on the first one, you should be able to right arrow through the rest. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

First really good snow ride of the season!

Stayed mostly on the shoulder where the snow was deeper. When I first stepped outside, I found the street slippery enough. On the bike, I didn't slip much at all, even in really icy spots. In some stretches there were tracks that make me think a Pugsley had just gone through.

It was that perfect time where the ruts hadn't frozen and you didn't have to pick your line too much, just peddle and enjoy the snow.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Gaiser Conservatory Holiday 3D Spectacular.

You know how to do this, right? OK, here's how it works, Click the picture you want to see and then when it comes up, stare at it. Cross your eyes until you create a third picture in the middle of the two.  That's the 3D one. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gaiser Conservatory Christmas Lights

Best after dark.

I really like the smell of this place. Humid, hot, nice. 

More info here. 

Click on the picture to make bigger. 

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Soon-to-be-closed Engine 9 first in at neighbor's fire...

Too bad E-9's crew was in a spare rig this morning and not their regular engine.

There has been an Engine 9 for over a hundred years serving Spokane's South Hill. Hopefully, the last fire put out by Engine 9's crew, before the city council shuts it down in a couple of weeks, will be in the real Engine 9!

How does Spokane's fire service value stack up against its closest comparable?

And again, this underscores why firefighters take the big trucks to medical calls.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Cliff Park

We live in the middle of some great parks. I usually pass through Cannon Hill and Manito on my way to work. When I'm just walking around, these are a usual destination.

I hardly ever go down to Cliff. Walking around doing errands yesterday, I visited Cliff Park. Beautiful on a warm December day.

Somewhere, I read that Cliff is the highest point in Spokane. New stairs make access to this height very easy.

The view up there was probably pretty amazing a century ago before trees grew up and around it. It looks like there are observation telescope mountings remaining along the rock wall on top.

The trees around it focus your view more on the sky above. And on top of the cliff, you feel a little closer to it.