Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trip To Valley of Fire State Park

In an extremely rare afternoon of free time this past Saturday for Bettina, Michelle, and myself, we took a drive north up I-15 to the Valley of Fire State Park. It's been a long time since we went up there (I'm thinkin' sometime in the late '90s') and I forgot just how long a ride it is. It's not just the ride there, but as you pass through the park you exit onto the road which parallels Lake Mead (State Route 167) and THAT is a long road to take back home. Lots of rugged scenery, driving up and down on serpentine roads, speeding up, slowing down. Essentially we made one giant loop as our exit road from State Route 167 is Lake Mead Blvd (State Route 147) which takes us right back into Da Hood and back home. Covering only 116 miles (186.68k) of driving it still took us four hours with only a couple short stops.We took far too many pics to post here but you'll get an idea of the rugged, red beauty of this region. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

On the way there - that's one l-o-n-g train

Now off the freeway, the road leading to The Valley of Fire

Entering Valley of Fire

The trip home

Yeccch, entering the piece of crap known as Lost Wages

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Kellogg's (Maybe) 1920s (Maybe) Cereal Premium (Quite Possibly) Fort - Pt 2

Here's the scans to the fort. They werr done on a large format scanner (Epson WorkForce Wf-7610). The .jpeg's should fit on 11"x17" cardstock without modification using normal margins. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

The blockhouse walls are 13 1/2"W end-to-end (without  tabs)

 Gatehouse Front

Gatehouse Back

Left Blockhouse Front

 Chapel Wall Front

Chapel Wall Back

Right Blockhouse Front

 Right Blockhouse Back

1st Tower Front

1st Tower Back

2nd Tower Front

2nd Tower Back

Flag Holder and Flag

Frot Fence Front

Front Fence Back

Left Fence Front

Left Fence Back

Back Fence Front

Back Fence Back

Right Fence Front

 Right Fence Back