Monday, August 24, 2009

Health Care Plan

Seems like a lot of people are up in arms about the health care reform coming out of Washington,DC.

Everyone is weighing in on the proposal, including health care professionals.

Here are a few comments from "those in the know".


The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new Obama
health care proposals.

The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not
to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut
feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had
a lot of nerve.

The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception..
Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted. Pathologists
yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, Grow

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the
Radiologists could see right through it.. Surgeons decided to wash
their hands of the whole thing. The Internists thought it was a
bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a
whole new face on the matter...."

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were
pissed off at the whole idea. The Anesthesiologists thought the whole
idea was a gas, and the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up
to the assholes in Washington.

Tune in again soon for another edition of "Now What Are They Doing?"

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weekend Camping Trip

We had another delightful weekend camping at Sands Country Cove Campground near Butterfield,MN. The owners, Lois and Curt are great people and really pride themselves in making sure everyone is happy.

Here is a picture of the lake from our campsite:

What would camping be without charring some animal flesh on the grill?

The lake (Kansas Lake) has lots of bullheads in it. We never get skunked...just some night crawlers and then let the fun begin:

Our dogs really enjoy camping as evidenced in these pictures:

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Outdoor Trail Camera

My last blog talked about getting an outside heat activated camera to place in the woods so we could photograph the lions, tigers and bears (oh my) who inhabit our woods.

The first night, nothing tripped it's trigger. The next day was another story:

Hey wait....that's my perfect dog Lucy romping in the woods. The camera was pointed towards the sun so the picture is washed out. I am very sure that the sun will not bother the camera at night.

It was pretty weird standing out in the woods downloading from the tree attached camera to my laptop. I ordered two data cards so I can swap out the cards and not have to take my computer into the woods.

We will have to see what stumbles past the camera tonight so stay tuned for another edition of "Now What Are They Doing?"

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Outdoor Camera

As many of you know, we live out in the country and have lots of woods and animals roaming around. Why not catch those crazy critters digitally when they are on the prowl at night?

Cabela's had a great sale on trail cameras so we picked one up today and hooked it up out in the woods.

If you are not familiar with these cameras, here is an explanation:
5.0-megapixel camera
Three picture resolution settings
Takes still images and short video clips
16MB internal memory
SD slot for adding memory cards up to 4GB
Compatible with Moultrie Game Camera Power Pack

Additional Info
• Buyer's Guide
• Game Camera Tips
Get positive proof that your hunting ground has the game you seek with Cabela's 5.0-megapixel game camera by Moultrie. With a one-second delay, laser aim and three picture resolution settings, you're sure to get a focused and on-target shot every time. Also features two video resolution settings for short video clips. Each picture and video is stamped with the time, date and location. You'll have an even clearer shot at night and in low-light conditions thanks to the built-in auto flash, which ranges out to 45 ft. Use the 16MB internal memory for short-term photo storage. Your investment is secured in a Realtree® APG HD™ camo casing for minimal detection. Upgradeable software available. SD card slot supports up to 4GB (sold separately). Requires six D batteries for up to 60 days of battery life (not included). Also can be used with the Moultrie Game Camera Power Panel (sold separately).

Lions, tigers and bears.....Oh My!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Minnesota Corn and Geocache

By the sounds of the title, this could be an interesting blog!

First the corn. On a recent camping trip we stayed at Sands Country Cove Campground near Butterfield,MN. The campground is surrounded by corn on two sides (lake and woods on the other sides) and we just marveled at the height of the corn. This picture was taken July 24th. As a point of reference, Sue is 5'9" and the corn towers over her.

There was one geocache hidden South of Sands Campground near a very pretty lake.

It is my job to get us near the hidden treasure with the handheld GPS.....

After that, Sue takes over and finds the hidden cache. She sure has "the eye" for finding hidden treasure!

So there we have it, corn and geocaching.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sands Country Cove Campground...Part Two

In my last post I told you about the GREAT campground we stayed at last weekend.

Lois and Curt are wonderful hosts and make the stay very enjoyable.

Of course I have a few more pictures to show you. The first is Sue's giant bullhead...

Soon after Sue caught her trophy, I put on my Bobber Hat and landed a nice fish.

Of course I have a fish story to pass along. I was reeling in a small bullhead and almost had it to the dock when a VERY large Northern Pike literally attacked the tiny Bullhead and started thrashing abound in the water directly below us.

In an instant, the fight was over and both fish were gone. The only thing left was the hook that the pig pike managed to bend flat as opposed to it's normal hook shape. Even tho I lost the fish, it was very exciting!

What would a camping trip be without a campfire? here are a couple of obligatory shots of the weekend fires.

Great people, great place and a great weekend at Sands Country Cove Campground near Butterfield,MN.

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