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Stream Crossing Today June 26, 2007

Posted by Michael in Personal Experiences.
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This one was not as deep as yesterday, but fun because of the adjacent waterfall. There were also some big rocks in the water to avoid, and a steep rocky bank on the far side, so it wasn’t quite as simple as it looks.

Here’s me driving back to pick up my photographer (Mrs. Michael).  The far bank is rockier than you can see at this distance:

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The deepest spot was about here:

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 Immediately to my left are some submerged rocks.   It was very important to know where they were and avoid them:

 

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I sure hope Mrs. Michael gets out of the way when I climp up the bank:

 

 

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1. BrewFan - June 26, 2007

Cool!

2. daveintexas - June 26, 2007

doof

3. Bart Geezer - June 26, 2007

I hope you lease that vehicle.

Cuz it ain’t gonna be worth much in two or three years.

4. kevlarchick - June 26, 2007

You boys are jealous of Michael. That is obvious.

5. Bartchick - June 26, 2007

Is it that obvious?

Damn.

6. lauraw - June 26, 2007

Nobody hikes anymore. Damn shame.

7. Bartbad - June 26, 2007

ZOMG!

I just read the post and the captions.

Not as simple as it looks, you say?

Watch out for the twigs and tadpoles!

ha ha hee hee

8. Bart - June 26, 2007

Nobody hikes anymore.

No sheet.

Who thought it would be good idea to drive obnoxious
vehicles in pristine countryside?

Remember that Indian who cried at the site of litter?

Well, he’s spinning in his grave right now.

(He’s dead, right?)

9. daveintexas - June 26, 2007

You think tadpoles.

I think transaxles.

We’re different that way.

10. lauraw - June 26, 2007

No Dave.

Hiking is better in every goddamn way.

It’s the difference between watching porn in fast-forward or actually having sex.

No contest.

Give me the boots and the bug spray, please.

11. eddiebear - June 26, 2007

^”Give me the boots and the bug spray, please.”

So is that how you roll?

All kidding aside, I enjoy walking/hiking. I’m too much of a fatass to justify sitting in a car letting it get dinged up when I can walk.

12. daveintexas - June 26, 2007

Heh. We are of one accord. I was being a smart ass to KC’s “you’re jealous” comment. I tend to worry about damage to vehicles in rushing watah.

Hiking and stuff? I’m in. I got boots. There’s some sulfur pills and powder on the shelf by the warshing machine, I know how they work.

13. geoff - June 26, 2007

Remember that Indian who cried at the site of litter?

He wasn’t really an indian, was he? Wasn’t he a fraud?

So how many guys wanted to tie a rope and an inner tube to the rear bumper of Michael’s ride and make him drive you around on that stream?

14. Mrs. Peel - June 26, 2007

Iron Eyes Cody. He was actually Italian, I believe.

I hate water worse than a cat does, so I am not even a little bit interested.

15. eddiebear - June 26, 2007

Geoff:

Wasn’t that Russell Means in that commercial?

As for the ride, I would be afraid Michael would try to swerve the car just to cause us to fly away.

16. eddiebear - June 26, 2007

Oops. My post was beat out by Mrs. P.

17. geoff - June 26, 2007

Good call, Mrs. P.

18. eddiebear - June 26, 2007

Actually, I looked it up. Mrs P was correct.

19. sandy burger - June 27, 2007

So is that how you roll?

Yeah, that comment freaked me out, too. And to think, I always assumed Bart would be the most sexually depraved IBer…

20. geoff - June 27, 2007

It’s the difference between watching porn in fast-forward or actually having sex.

Why does it have to be either/or?

21. sandy burger - June 27, 2007

I also wouldn’t have expected Bart to be the one scolding Michael for not respecting Gaia. This place is full of surprises lately.

22. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

Geoff:

I agree. It’s actually a win win situation.

23. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

sandy:

Yeah. Not only did Michael violate Gaia by driving in her pleasure path, but he did it in an SUV. The horrors!

24. Sobek-Ra - June 27, 2007

Here I assumed this post was about the original Ghostbusters movie.

25. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

DId the beams cross?

26. skinbad - June 27, 2007

Oh good. Someone made a “Don’t cross the sttreams!” joke. Thank you. The circle is complete.

Bartbad befuddles me.

27. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

^I forget. Was it streams or beams? I just said beams because, well, I am tired and sleep deprived.

28. Sobek-Ra - June 27, 2007

I consider it my solemn obligation to make the obvious, unclever joke so no one else has to. I’m a giver that way.

29. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

Thanks. No “I” in “Team”.

30. TattooedIntellectual - June 27, 2007

10. lauraw – June 26, 2007

No Dave.

Hiking is better in every goddamn way.

It’s the difference between watching porn in fast-forward or actually having sex.

No contest.

Give me the boots and the bug spray, please.

May I please introduce you to a couple of Kiwis? Their idea of a “walk” or “wee tramp” is usually a 6 hr journey thru Hell up the side of a mountain. B/c that’s all you get in NZ–up, there is no down.

31. Tushar D - June 27, 2007

Dave is always ready for hiking. He will do it as long as the bloodsucking leeches stay away from his nuts.

32. TattooedIntellectual - June 27, 2007

I just realized I have no idea if they have leeches in NZ. Hmm, will do some checking. I know they don’t have worms. Completely weirded me out the first time it rained b/c there weren’t any worms on the footpath (sidewalk). Then it weirded me out that I noticed and was weirded out by that fact 🙂

33. compos I never inhaled mentis - June 27, 2007

I hate water worse than a cat does

Why, if you don’t mind my asking?

I love being in the woods. Biggest problem is all the poison ivy. This time of year it gets very thick. I haven’t been able to figure out what purpose it serves in the big picture. Probably just to keep dipshits like me out of the woods.

And ticks. I don’t care for them too much neither.

Maybe that’s why Michael likes to stay in his SUV.

34. daveintexas - June 27, 2007

ticks suck

35. lauraw - June 27, 2007

I should not post anything on the internet when it’s late and I’m tired
I should not post anything on the internet when it’s late and I’m tired
I should not post anything on the internet when it’s late and I’m tired
I should not post anything on the internet when it’s late and I’m tired
I should not post anything on the internet when it’s late and I’m tired
I should not post anything on the internet when it’s late and I’m tired
I should not post anything on the internet when it’s late and I’m tired

36. compos I didn't forget to change my name back this time mentis - June 27, 2007

There was nothing wrong with your post lw. Unless you were talking about wearing boots and using bug spray during sex. Even then, it’s kinda cute.

37. Mr. LauraW - June 27, 2007

Unless you were talking about wearing boots and using bug spray during sex.

Dude, don’t knock it til you’ve tried it.

38. daveintexas - June 27, 2007

what’s wrong?

I assumed that was what she meant cm. I think it’s cute too.

39. lauraw - June 27, 2007

Some women waste their money on fancy perfume and lingerie.

40. Poison Ivy - June 27, 2007

We don’t get no respect.
We’re the mosquitoes of the plant world.

41. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

^Beats wasting $ on crochet supplies.

42. compos mentis - June 27, 2007

eb, if your wife is crocheting while you’re gettin’ busy, you might want to consider some new moves. Like putting on a Hugh Jackman mask or something.

43. daveintexas - June 27, 2007

I respect you poison ivy. If I don’t, you make me pay.

44. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

42: she at least puts the crochet stuff down for that.

45. compos mentis - June 27, 2007

Chiggers! I’ll take poison ivy over chiggers damned near anytime. Those little bastards head straight for your how-do-you-do’s and set up camp longer than Randy Quaid in Christmas Vacation!

Ching-ow!

46. Dave in Texas - June 27, 2007

How can you tell when a Junior Leaguer is having an orgasm?

She drops her nail file.

47. geoff - June 27, 2007

Ching-ow!

Taking Mandarin lessons from Rosie?

48. compos mentis - June 27, 2007

Taking Mandarin lessons from Rosie?

Used to work construction with a couple of Mexicans.

49. lauraw - June 27, 2007

OMG I SIMPLY MUST HAVE THESE SHOES!!! CUUUTE!

http://news.yahoo.com/photo/070627/481/f320916aa1104e9cb5bd199beb0adbf6;_ylt=AqJck2DGXmPPoGia1byHiW6RhrsF

lol, lol what is the world coming to

50. sobek - June 27, 2007

LauraW, please. Those are so last season.

51. lauraw - June 27, 2007

I’m into the retro/Mongolian/Borg/retard thing pretty heavy right now.

52. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

My wife loves Born. She said they are comfortable.

53. lauraw - June 27, 2007

When a whole jacket is just too much.

54. lauraw - June 27, 2007
55. Sobek - June 27, 2007

I would expect the half jacket look would give your hump more room to breathe.

56. lauraw - June 27, 2007

We are being challenged by Armani.

Giorgio is saying to us: “What is a ‘shirt?’ What are ‘buttons?’ How would you ‘button’ your ‘shirt’ if I broke your hands, as I have done to this model? Break free from these rigid precepts!”

57. lauraw - June 27, 2007

I hate to break this to you guys, but looks like 2008 is the year of men’s capri pants.

Hope your calves are toned.

58. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

Or at least tanned.

59. Dave in Texas - June 27, 2007

next you’ll be telling me skinny ties and mullets are coming back.

60. sandy burger - June 27, 2007

Skinny ties never went out of fasion!!

Within reason, of course. There is such a thing as too skinny.

Regular ties are too wide; they’re one small step away from being clown ties.

61. lauraw - June 27, 2007

You find that tanned flab is more appealing, eddie?

62. Sir Mix A Lot - June 27, 2007

Baby Got Calf

63. Dave in Texas - June 27, 2007

Everybody knows that Dave is always willing to take a fashion risk.

http://www.slublog.com/faces.htm#D

Everybody knows that.

64. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

laura:

it is TEH ROXXOR!

65. mesablue - June 27, 2007

The America’s Cup is really exciting this time around.

66. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

^?!?

67. eddiebear - June 27, 2007

It probably is better than the dreck the Cards are producing this year.

68. geoff - June 27, 2007

Hope your calves are toned.

Toned but never tamed, baby.

69. Mrs. Peel - June 27, 2007

Why, if you don’t mind my asking?

*monk impression* It’s one of my things.

And yes, I can swim perfectly well, and have even been known to enjoy swimming. I just really, really hate being on the water (boats, jeeps, ducks*, whatever). I think it’s because I can’t stand the idea of an unplanned wetting.

*as in “boston duck tours,” not as in “bury the.”

70. Retired Geezer - June 27, 2007

*crosses Mrs. Peel off the list of people to dunk at DinT’s IB pool party*

71. lauraw - June 27, 2007

*Puts Mrs. Peel on the top of the list of people to dunk at DinT’s IB pool party*

72. Michael - June 27, 2007

*Nominates self as Laura’s accomplice at DinT’s IB pool party.

73. lauraw - June 27, 2007

*Puts Michael at top of list to point at and blame at DinT’s IB pool party.*

74. Michael - June 27, 2007

*Hopes Laura will work with me to push in KC. And Liptstick. And Nice Deb. And Elzbth. And Patty Ann.

All of whom would look pretty good dripping wet, I’m thinking.

75. lauraw - June 27, 2007

*Will be elsewhere investigating the landscape plantings when Michael gets rolled by a quintet of angry wet babes*

76. lauraw - June 27, 2007

*Will watch video of the melee that DinT posts on youtube*

77. Bart - June 27, 2007

Me too!

(Looks pretty good wet, I mean.)

78. lauraw - June 27, 2007

*will laugh when Michael’s ailerons are torn off and thrown into the pool*

*will rewind that part to see it over again*

79. Michael - June 27, 2007

*will let Bart in back door to push Laura in.

80. lauraw - June 27, 2007

*Laughs when Bart is too much of a pussy to touch the foul flesh of the Hump*

*Stops laughing when Bart grabs a lounge chair as a tool*

81. lauraw - June 27, 2007

You shouldn’t get it wet. It’s like Gremlins.

82. geoff - June 27, 2007

Eewwww…I’m not going in *that* pool!

83. lauraw - June 27, 2007

Oh Geoff. A hump ain’t that bad.

It grows on you.

84. Bart - June 28, 2007

It’s true.

I would not touch The Hump.

85. Mrs. Peel - June 28, 2007

Considering I am wearing $5000 worth of delicate electronics, I suggest you not throw me in any pool.

Besides, it ain’t worth looking at. Try Nice Deb instead.

86. geoff - June 28, 2007

Considering I am wearing $5000 worth of delicate electronics

Now you’ve got me all hot and bothered. You’re such a tease.

87. daveintexas - June 28, 2007

splish splash I was takin a bath

88. Michael - June 28, 2007

Try Nice Deb instead.

That’s actually not a bad idea.


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