Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Morning (?)

Winter Wonderland with 17 inches of standing snow on Moose Mountain. (Click pic to enlarge.)
We were up at 2:55 this morning to drive That Certain Nittany Lion '16 to Concord, N.H., to catch a bus to Logan Airport for an early flight to Phoenix. From there he'll bus 2-plus hours to Flagstaff, Ariz., where he'll be picked up by That Certain Dartmouth '14. They'll spend two days at Grand Canyon where she is working as a ranger this winter (and will be working both days), and then head to Phoenix for the Fiesta Bowl game between Penn State and Washington. Lucky kids.

That Certain Dartmouth '14, by the way, worked all day yesterday and put her Dartmouth earth science degree to work delivering a couple of presentations about the geology of Grand Canyon to large groups of tourists from around the world.

We're headed to Massachusetts for a 24-hour whirlwind with Mrs. BGA's family so this electronic neighborhood may/may not be dark for a couple of days. See you soon.

By the way, the funny thing about the star (below) is it's too large even to keep in the garage so I prop it up in the woods alongside the house. Several years ago I went out to get it for Christmas and EVERY bulb was gone. The green power wires had been chewed off left and right of each bulb and they had been carted away. I'm guessing our squirrels were celebrating the holiday. (LINK)