…almost like you're along for the ride

Nice to be moving again. It’s been about four months since our last entry on Earth Day in May. Since then we departed Zion National Park and landed in Portland, OR until today. Now, we’re in Bandon, Oregon and enjoying the cool ocean breezes for the next month. This is a nice change from the 80’s and 90’s inland.

Lots of money got spent during this year’s stay. New Tires, Transmission Service, New Air Dryer (the coach has air brakes), a new refrigerator (I replaced the original with another expensive propane/electric frig), Blue had several teeth removed (14 total, yes you read that right….fourteen!!), 7500 watt Onan Generator service, the usual annual RV maintenance and my own Dental and Medical maintenance routine. In the end we spent about 7 grand taking care of business. Fortunately much of work done this year won’t need to be performed again for a while.

blue_anesthesia Blue awakening from his anesthesia. Poor little guy!

blue_xrayThe X-Rays showing shadowy areas around the base of some of his teeth. These are the teeth which show the extent of his periodontal disease. In total 14 teeth were removed.

more to come….stay tuned for a few pictures

nasa_selfie_zionNP This is our selfie from Zion !

For Earth Day this year, NASA invited people around the world to step outside to take a "selfie" and share it with the world on social media. NASA released Thursday a new view of our home planet created entirely from those photos. First, here’s a short video which shows a few of the folks who participated.

Blue and I made it into the short video created by NASA to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Our video image is at 1:06 (still don’t know where we are in the Mosaic Version, but it’s fun to zoom in and look). Below is the final Global Selfie!! If you make it go full screen it’s even better.
If you zoom into the images of the earth you’ll be able to see everyone who participated in the NASA GlobalSelfie Earth Day 2014 Event. The 3.2 gigapixel Global Selfie mosaic, hosted by GigaPan, was made with 36,422 individual images that were posted to social media sites on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2014.

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