So, what’s your excuse?
I know I have a few readers out there who are middle-aged or older. They may be thinking, “You know, hiking the John Muir Trial sounds good, but I’m a few years past when I could realistically hike two hundred miles.”
Think you’re too old? Please consider “Rattling Grandma”:
I’ve heard of dogs playing poker, but…
My wife and I were in Reno over the Fourth of July holiday, and we found it to be a delightful town. (Reno has an “Art Town” celebration in July, which we enjoyed thoroughly.)
We also liked the steakhouse in the basement of Harrah’s Casino. Apparently, its reputation as a friendly place with great food has gotten out. Unfortunately for the hundred-pound cougar, who tried to take advantage of the good eats, the revolving door was a little too complicated.
Of course, not all the cougar encounters are so benign.
You’ve been to the mountain, how about the ship?
For anyone who has been to the summit, or is contemplating a trip to the summit, Mount Whitney is an impressive mountain. The ship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20), is no less impressive.
Homeported in Gaeta, Italy, she is a command & control vessel and is the flagship of the US Sixth Fleet. Operation Odyssey Dawn, which enforced the no-fly zone that ultimately led to Muammar Gaddafi’s downfall in Libya, was commanded from this ship.
Good hiking, Ray