I am so happy that spring is almost here, because that means boating season is right around the corner and this year we are getting a new boat! Our old one just died a horrible death a few years ago, and we are finally going to replace her with a newer model. I absolutely love the great outdoors and going out on the lake is so much fun. There are many places to camp if you want to camp out for the weekend and enjoy nature at it’s best. Our summer weekends mean getting away from it all and having fun on the water.
We are trying to decide whether to get a pontoon boat this time or another smaller boat. I am all for the pontoon as it is easier to camp off of. It holds more gear and comes with a BBQ grill and everything. As well as electrical outlet plugs and a radio with a CD player.
My honey wants the cheaper smaller boat as it is easier to get into and out of the water. No can do! We are going to get something really nice this time around and I want to be able to really relax and have fun. I bet I get my way on this one!
As many people remember back in July of 2009, the flying car was in the news. The first test flight of the car was successful. Flying for thirty-seven seconds, the car has wings which take thirty seconds to extend and lock. With a wingspan of 27 feet, 6 inches, the car can leave the ground with 1,700 feet of runway. Another words, it could take off and land on most any American highway.
If this car becomes a practical reality, what will be the implications? I can certainly hear the voice of my daughter telling me that she has to have the newest model of this winged wonder. With a starting price of $194,000, there goes the college fund!
One benefit is that salaries for Department of Motor Vehicles drivers test givers will certainly increase. One of the pitfalls is that everyone’s car insurance would probably triple! All in all, with the bad driving habits of many people on the road today, I not sure this is the best idea.
I’m that one in a million girls that loves to fish. I like everything about it. I can do everything from untying the boat and “Shoving off” to heading out to open water. We did a lot of fishing when we were young. My dad taught the whole family, the boys and the girls. Acting all girly girl didn’t cut the mustard with my Dad, he had all three of us girls baiting our own hooks and teaching us how to take the fish off the hook after you have reeled it in. That was the hardest part for me and still is. I feel bad for the fish, no way do I want it to suffer and cause it unnecessary pain at all. I’m not all that crazy about cleaning
the fish either. I am always so afraid that I am going to miss a bone and someone will end up choking on it and dying because of something that I didn’t do right. That would be just god awful!
I was looking in my tackle box, what a mess! I need to sort it out and give it a good cleaning. I still have plenty of line and tackle, but I may need to upgrade some of my lures. Well, I guess I’ll go get that done. If the weather continues to be so nice, I’ll be down at the shore!
It seems that Canada is becoming a major supplier of numerous America’s illegal tradings. Smugglers are taking advantage of the long and open border between the two countries to bring in all kinds of illegal products. Groups such as the hells Angels are running the trade and making good money from the deal.
So far, there is little being done to stop the illegal trade. Officials on both sides of the border are aware of the problem but have little funds and staff to deal with it. I certainly hope that we will begin to take this problem a little more seriously and start cracking down on these criminals.
With so much interest on the U.S./Mexico borders and all the things that are happening down there there is little attention being paid to our northern borders and I don’t see anything being down about it any time soon. Did you know that the U.S./Canadian border is the longest un patrolled border in the entire world? Imagine all the stuff that goes on up there that we just have no clue about, never hear about and probably never will until we get things down south under control and god only knows how long that will take to do, if ever.
Robots seem to be in all the latest movies we see. Whether it is the Terminator, or transformers, these living machines dominate the box office. Although the movie versions of these machines have far greater capabilities than anything we have to date, it may not be long before they greatly increase their operational capability.
Many advances in the field of electronics are leading designers to believe that the age of robots is near. The Sci-fi fantasies may soon become true. I look forward to the day when a robot will be able to do my laundry and clean my house. Until then, I’ll have to do it myself!