Well, the title sure speaks volumes, doesn’t it? Yuck! While I enjoy camping, camping in a downpour sure ain’t fun. And camping in an almost freezing downpour, even less so. We got to Okie-Tex in Kenton, Oklahoma (at the extreme western end of the Oklahoma panhandle) after a slight detour to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival. […]Read More October 17, 2018: Soakie-Tex, Yurts, the VLA, and Enchanted Clouds
I just flew in from the Rocky Mountain Star Stare in Gardner, CO, and boy are my arms tired. Ba-dum-bum. It was great! Well, except for the absolutely lousy stinking cloud-covered skies. It was sort of like, “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?” Yeah, it was cloudy – all four […]Read More June 22, 2018: The Rocky Mountain Star Stare! . . . Or Not.
Well, I’m getting super-psyched to be going to my first star party, the Rocky Mountain Star Stare, on Wednesday! My car is gonna be pretty full for the trip to sustain me for all 5 days. I’ve already packed all my astro stuff, my camping stuff, my clothes, books, and am now planning my meals. It’ll […]Read More June 12, 2018: RMSS Observing Lists!
Banner photo credit: Greg Riverdiau A couple of weeks ago, I went with friends to what’s looking to become an annual trip to Moab and Canyonlands National Park. This time we biked the White Rim Trail – about 100 miles around Island in the Sky (that is what we are . . . ). Well, […]Read More April 8, 2018: Moab, the Zodiacal Light, and Star Parties Galore! (Well, not quite yet . . . )