Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

On the Road 4

This is just a response to several comments about the Andy Devine Museum. It was a bit of a disappointment. I had heard from a friend that it was pretty good. It may have been at one time. Now it is only a small room with some photos, movie posters and newspaper clippings about Andy. It is part of the Mojave Museum in Kingman, AZ, Andy’s home town. I was sorry that it wasn’t better. The museum itself is quite nice, but I, too, was disappointed that there was not more about Andy Devine.

We holed up in Las Vegas to watch the Breeder’s Cup. I won’t bore you with a lot of horse racing stuff but the two days of racing were terrific for this old guy. And Zenyatta, the mare, went up against the guys in the Breeder’s Cup Classic and won. She’s a huge horse. 17-1/2 hands.

Now we’re in Tonopah, NV, about halfway between Las Vegas and Reno. It’s over 6,000 feet in elevation and a bit cold out at night. It’s touted at being the best place in the U.S. to star gaze. The nights are clear and cold and there is a map of places you can drive to where you have no light obstructions for looking at the stars.


Blogger Bill Crider said...

So much for great expectations.

12:13 PM  

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