Archive for July, 2009

Wind power in Iowa

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

In my travels, I was quite interested in these huge windmill farms in the middle of quite a few Iowa fields. We have a few in Michigan heading towards Harbor Beach, but nothing like what I saw in Iowa. They were spread out enough to not interfere with each other, but there were so many that they seemed to go on as far as I could see. It was a pretty incredible sight.

What gets me though is all of the so-called environmentalists who don’t like the windmills claiming it’s going to mess with the climate or some garbage. So yeah, windmills are somehow bad for the environment. And birds. Can’t forget all the birds the windmills kill…like the blades move at supersonic speeds, right? Sorry, I’m not buying it. Anyway, I guess we should just stick with mining the hell out of coal and burning that instead, because that’s the better alternative along with gasoline.

Some people’s children… :-p

Arizona rocks

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

The picture doesn’t do it justice, but here’s a nice view from Sedona.

Colorado Springs Colorado

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

This is an odd little tourist attraction. It really does look like the rock is balancing on another rock…just don’t look at what’s between the two rocks… 😉

Scottsdale, Arizona

Monday, July 20th, 2009

So far this is the most beautiful place in Arizona. Flagstaff wasn’t all that impressive. Here’s a shot of the mountains around Scottsdale…

My Fiji

Monday, July 20th, 2009

What’s the furthest place in the U.S. you can get from Michigan before you have to turn around? OK I guess I don’t know the exact answer to that, but I’d like to call it Arizona. 😉 One day I’d like to call Arizona “home”…

St. Louis arch

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

It’s definitely a lot bigger up close… 🙂

Made in China

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

So I was at the Harley store in Chicago and started looking at the tags. Everything was made in China. It’s pretty sad to see “Harley Davidson – An American Tradition” and right below it “Made in China”. However, they’re still charging “Made in America” prices…go figure.

On the road…

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The Busa just hit 8000 miles today…

Been a while…more to come :)

Friday, July 10th, 2009

As my time starts to free up (and it has), I’ll be posting more. Thanks for hanging in there!