Monday, May 28, 2012

Painting in Missoula

You have to be careful when you pick someone to paint your fence in Missoula,.. I'd be happy with the job this person did.

They did a nice job on the Garage too,. Not sure who the artist is but I like it,. Only in Missoula.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Big Arm bay Flathead Lake

Here I go again,.. another picture of Big Arm bay in Flathead Lake.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Vintage Melmac Dinnerware

Queenie bought this lovely vintage Melmac Dinnerware for us to use in the Aristocrat travel trailer when we go camping. I already have some other pieces to go with it and the hunt is on for more. We have to go for the full retro experience because modern things just aren't quite the same now, are they..?

Aristocrat travel trailer

Well I've been working on the vintage Aristocrat travel trailer to get it ready for summer camping. The previous owner had removed the awning that covers the front windows. It protects the windows from rocks on the highway and provides shade when camping. Plus they just look cool and the Aristocrat looked naked without it because trailers this vintage usually had them. Anyway the awning came in pieces with the trailer. So I managed to find all of the pieces, clean the years of grime off of the fiberglass pieces and figure out how it all went back together. I still have to get a few sheet metal screws for that. The picture above shows the awning closed, and below it is open.

Next I need to work on the truck side of my lighting issues. I think I have a bad ground somewhere in my truck connector as I get very weak lights on my boat trailer as well and I don't have this problem with the other tow vehicle, so I'm going to take apart and solder all of those connections. Then I need to figure out the wiring situation inside the trailer. The interior lights work but I don't understand how the running and tail lights are hooked up or how the RV battery plays in. I might even have to take this in to someone to reslove this but I'll try myself first.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Kootenay National Park pictures

Queenie and I went to Kootenay National Park over the weekend and took a lot of pictures. This is the Kootenay River at Dolly Varden.

Looking the other direction from the same spot at Dolly Varden.

Here's a picture of Queenie taking a picture of the Kootenay River. We both enjoy photography and Kootenay Park is beautiful this time of year as everything is coming back to life.

But watch out for the Bears! They are coming back to life too. This is a black bear with a brown pelt. A brown bear in color only and not a Grizzly. Between us we saw a total of seven bears in the park. We saw a black bear sow with two cubs, one that was black and one that was brown like the bear above. It isn't the best picture but here they are below. My uncle would call a brown black bear like this a "cinamon bear". So I think there's a lot of confusion when it comes to calling a bear a brown bear, because Brown bear technically means part of the family of bears that includes Grizzly and Kodiak, and that's different from a black bear. But I can see why we get confused. Brown black bears do look different than regular black bears.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Melita Island in Flathead Lake

Here's another morning picture I took a few weeks ago of Flathead Lake with Melita Island in view. I just zoomed in more on it. The Mission Mountains are off in the distance.

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Sunday, May 06, 2012

Picture of Flathead Lake

I was watching this TV show about this artist, and he was making all of these circles that sort of all looked the same to me. Different but the same. It showed these people going through the art gallery looking at these cirlces and I had to wonder what they were thinking,.. Like that one is slightly different than the last one we looked at.., but very much the same.. I imagined they thought..

And then on my way to Flathead Lake I was listening to the new CD I bought for the road trip. The complete Columbia recordings of the Stanley Brothers. Ralph and Carter Stanley. Old time bluegrass recordings from 1949 to 1952. After listening to this music for quite a while I started to think that all of these songs sounded pretty much the same. Different but the same..

At Flathead Lake I took some pictures in the moring of Flathead Lake. Then I was looking at them and I thought,.. all of my pictures of Flathead Lake look the same.. different but the same...

So here's another picture of Flathead Lake that is different but much the same as all of the other pictures I've taken. Still,.. not going to stop me from taking more.