Coming home

Put John on a flight from Albuquerque last night while I’ll continue on with his belongings. He’s in good spirits, but it seemed cruel to subject him to three days of such wastelands as the Texas panhandle. Here are some pics:


John climbing the Via Ferrata in Telluride - he may be ill, but he's game

John climbing the Via Ferrata in Telluride – he may be ill, but he’s game

Visa Ferrata

Via Ferrata

John (R, no belly) south of Telluride, Lizard Head in background

John (R, no belly) south of Telluride, Lizard Head in background

John curses Oliver Lee and the site of the ambush - White Sands, New Mexico

John curses Oliver Lee at the site of the ambush of John’s ancestor, Col. Albert Fountain – White Sands, New Mexico


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24 responses to “Coming home

  1. Cobra

    Great pics. Safe travels.

  2. Cos Cobber

    Looking good. I always thought John was living in Portland ME based on past comments on your blog…I guess he bounces back and forth?

    • Bounces – home base on both places recently, but the trip to Telluride was just to say adios to friends and clean out his apartment. With luck, he’ll be back there in the fall but for now, Portland.

  3. EOSredux

    Asking for a friend: YOU also rock climbed Via Ferrata to get those photos of John????? 🙂

  4. edgewater

    Great father gene trumps cynic gene and curmudgeon gene. Congratulations.

  5. What fun! You are such a good Dad!

  6. Atticus

    Palo Duro Canyon is in the panhandle and it’s spectacular.

    Second biggest canyon in the US.

  7. Libertarian Advocate

    Big 🙂 s! Obviously you enjoyed yourselves. That makes ME happy!

  8. golddigger

    wear spf 36

  9. AJ

    Yo, fat boy! 20 grams (vegetables, fruit, cheese; no milk, no grains) or less of carbs a day, plus walk five miles a day = lose one pound a day (seven pounds a week). Surprise yourself: there’s probably washboard abs hiding under that gut. You’ll up your batting average (ask Walt: he’ll tell ya).

  10. Were you 2 crazy enough to do Black Bear Pass?

  11. Mickster

    Hurry back, FFS. This ‘blog’ is becoming a nightmare!
    Good to hear from you…you have a face for radio :))

  12. Anonymous

    Dude –
    I am posting this anonymously, so you won’t know it’s me. Because I have a grievance to file, and I don’t want anybody to think the “real” me is a pissy little complaining whiner. Like some of your posters. And I am not going to name names, OK? I just won’t. So deal with it. You couldn’t beat it out of me with a stick. So don’t even try. OK? (It was bt)

    But first. FIRST!! You went all the way to New Mexico, and yet you didn’t show your son the REAL family homestead? The one in Roswell? Where your big headed, tiny bodied, almond eyed, grey little ancestors first landed.

    He doesn’t buy all that Mayflower, Plymouth Rock crap that you peddle like dirt, now does he? If he does, is he interested in buying a bridge? You alien.

    Anyhows, when do you think you will be back? I am holding this place together with bubblegum and spit. Just like you do!! This place has been a train wreck without your “skills”. We need you back, so you can turn this place back into the Titanic.

    Plus I am running out of Michelle Jenneke videos, which appears to be the only thing that keeps this group of illiterate hacks happy. Although AJ, to his credit, suggested Bettie Page, which is actually not a bad idea. I know, it surprised me too Dude. So here we go!!

    And did you get our whacky weed? Our baby bhang? Our blow sticks? Our blunts? Or did you forget? You frigging loser.

    Hope you had a great trip!!
    Your Pal,

  13. Peg

    I love the photos. Give me a home where the buffalo roam – yada yada yada. Wide open spaces beats Manhattan any day for this prairie girl!

    • Anonymous

      Why thank you Peg!! I am glad to see not everyone here thinks posting the female form is sexist. And are comfortable with their own being. I actually think admiring the female form is ANTI-SEXIST!! So you are an enlightened lutefisk eater. I admire that.

      And she does have wide open spaces, doesn’t she? And valleys and mountains. She is an enlightened, care free woman, comfortable with who she is. And who doesn’t like nature? It is a wonderful thing. Except for the Minnessessoottinniann black flies. Those are tough to take.

      • AJ

        Want to know what’s on a chick’s mind? Impossible, you might say! Not when you have a secret decoder ring.

        • there’s a lot on their minds:

        • AJ

          Yeah, like what’s for dinner.

        • here’s someone that knows their chicken:

        • Walt

          Those were pretty funny.
          But why is it that woman believe, when they get the Aunt Flo, the crimson wave, when they ride the stained cotton pony, they also automatically get a “get out of jail free” card to be abusive and bitchy? WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT? Who sanctioned that? I was never consulted.

          When men don’t feel good, do they get the right to be a bitch to a woman? NO!! I have a problem with this whole red tide thing giving women the right to abuse men. A once a month lottery win, as far as I see it. A winning ticket, no explanations necessary, excuse to ABUSE MEN!! IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!!

          If I have a toothache, does that give me the right to treat women like shit? NO!! The way I see it, riding out the red storm once a month is the admission price to a life of luxury. And also why women get to live longer than men. But woman think it’s a free pass on spousal abuse. It’s just not fair.

          But life never is, so I guess we better learn to deal with it. But that doesn’t make it right. Thank God for Midol. And alcohol.

        • Libertarian Advocate

          Ok, that Cibo Matto – Know Your Chicken is possibly the weirdest and most pointless video ever made. Even beats Barack’s favorite clip,The Innocence of Muslims.

  14. Peter S.

    Very cool!

  15. Peg

    Girls just wanna have fun! 😉