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When we were at Stumpy Meadows there was a mother and son enjoying paddling boarding on the lake. What could be better on a hot day then a day with Mom on a lake? This actually looks like fun and some good exercise too! Let’s take a look, shall we?

Paddle boarding at Stumpy Meadows

Paddle boarding at Stumpy Meadows

You can see from he ripples on the water that there was a bit of a breeze.

Sunday outing with Mom

Sunday outing with Mom

Stumpy Meadows got its name from all the trees that were cut down to make this reservoir. Look at the shore in this photo…Be sure to click to enlarge the photo!

Taking a break

Taking a break

I could hear Mom calling out to her son to follow her!

Follow the leader

Follow the leader

After a while they got tired and started to head for shore…

Heading to shore

Heading to shore

This boy is very lucky that his Mom spent the day with him doing this! My Mom: Forget getting her out on the water on one of those boards! My Dad might have enjoyed this!

Enjoy your Tuesday! Thank you for dropping in today! Be well! ^..^

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Did you look up the answers?  Well, maybe you decided to really test yourself.  Without further ado, here are the answers.

Question #1 – Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.  The answer:  Boxing.

Question #2 – What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?  The answer:  Niagara Falls .   The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

Question #3 – Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year.  What are the only two perennial vegetables?  The answers:  Asparagus and rhubarb.

Question #4 – What fruit has its seeds on the outside?  The answer:  Strawberry.

Question #5 – How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle?   The answer: It grew inside the bottle.   The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

Question #6 – Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ‘ dw’ and they are all common words. Name two of them.  The answers:  Dwarf, dwell and dwindle…

Question #7 – There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?  The answers:  Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

Question #8 – Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.  The answer:  Lettuce.

Question #9 – Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter ‘S.’   The answers:  Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

Did you have fun with this?  I know that I did…How is this for a bit of whimsy Joe E.?

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Let’s have some fun, shall we?  Can you answer these questions right off the cuff?  No research, just the answers.  I got these from a friend, and thought that this would be a fun blog to post…

Question #1 – Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

Question #2 – What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

Question #3 – Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year.  What are the only two perennial vegetables?

Question #4 – What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

Question #5 – In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

Question #6 – Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ‘ dw’ and they are all common words. Name two of them.

Question #7 – There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

Question #8 – Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

Question #9 – Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter ‘S.’

Check back in about 6 hours for the answers!

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This was to be a fight to the finish! The players were in the ring and ready to go! Tension amongst the audience was high! Some were rooting for the Jackson, others for the Gecko! Jackson and the Gecko stood in opposing corners!

Jackson vs. the Gecko

Now you see the reason that this is Jackson vs. the Gecko is because the Jackson eats the Geckos. Jackson moves in.

Jackson on the defensive

Jackson comes out full guns, exposing his flared out throat in a challenge!

Jackson full guns

Jackson moves in for the kill! The audience is in a state of suspense! Then, suddenly, a huge figure moves in. The audience, you can just hear them, let out a roar of surprise! Intervention occurs and the Gecko sighs in relief as he has been spared one more day. The Jackson runs off yelling, “Drats!”

Before I intervene

“Next time,” the Jackson thinks to himself!

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It was to be a day on the ocean! I am so excited to be going out fishing today, and also that I am taking you with me! So, pop a couple of Dramamine and let’s get going!

We arrive at the marina just as the Sea Wife II pulls into the pier.

Sea Wife II

We draw numbers for the fishing rotation and I get my lucky number: Three. There are six anglers today. Captain Kent takes us through the safety drills on the ocean before we head out. Our first mate is Reese and he is busy setting up the rods and lures. Captain Kent fires up the engines and off we go! As we leave the marina we are greeted by a pod of Spinner Dolphin.

Spinner Dolphin

As we head out, Reese gets the lines and lures out into the water. The ocean is calm with swells of about a foot.

Looking back at the Kona shore

We were out for about an hour when the reels started screaming! Stations 1 and 2 both had hits! The two anglers were fighting to bring in the fish. Unfortunately for angler number one lost his fish, but number two was struggling! Standing behind him and watching the line I spotted the silver flash of the fish as it darted under the boat. Reese grabbed the gaff and the fish was brought in! How exciting to see this 10 pound skipjack tuna!

Bringing in a fish

Soon we hit an area where the rain started to come down pretty good and we were all dampened by the rain.

Caught in a storm

Captain Kent turned the boat away from the storm and into deeper water. Looking back at the shore we see Moana Loa.

Moana Loa Volcano View from the Ocean

We were heading to what Kent called the abyss. The drop off there: 6,000 feet!

A View from the Boat

Fishing is a waiting game and I got to know some of the other anglers.

Barb - The Salmon Fishing Queen

Reese had put the big guns out there. Huge reels with lures that resembled squid. I sat in the chair and waited.

Patience is a Virtue

The lures attracted a tropical frigate bird that hovered and then dove down towards to squid lures.

Tropical Frigate Bird

We passed by an area where they are raising Amber Jack tuna.

Amber Jack Fish Farm

Well, the rest of the trip was uneventful. But then that is why they call if fishing and not catching! We headed back to the marina.

Coming back to the pier

Even though I did not catch anything today, I still had a blast on the boat and look forward to my next fishing adventure, wherever that may be! Thank you for coming along!

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Touchdown!


I got to thinking about how points are scored at sporting events. My question to you, my dear readers, is this: Who decided the way in which they score? Below is a list of the way scoring occurs, and maybe you can answer the questions.

**Football – A touchdown is 6 points. Who made the decision that a touchdown would be 6 points? Why not 1 point? And, why do they go for the goal again with the “extra point” kick? And, why is the extra point only one point and not 6?

**Soccer – A goal is 1 point. Why isn’t it 6 like football?

**Basketball – A basket is 2 points. But if a shot is made from behind the center line of the court it is 3 points. Who came up with that? And, if a shot is made within the key, why isn’t that 1 point?

**Tennis – No points are called “Love.” What? The first point is 15, the second is 30, the third 40 and the last is 2. Why isn’t the third 45 and the last 60? And why do they play 6 sets. Why not just score one point per shot and just play until you reach a score of 24?

These just highlight a few. Isn’t it all relative anyway? This inquiring mind wants to know who created the scoring systems. Do you know?

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