Saturday, December 10, 2011

Travel Week


Welcome to Travel Week! As you probably know, Mrs. PJM and I will be departing for Africa this coming Friday to find and visit the Lovely Ms. EAM. In anticipation of this adventure we will examine various scenes of travel this week. We start with this picture of travel by Reindeer. The picture was taken in Alaska in the early 1900's.

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  1. WOW, what an honor for Grand Forks, North Dakota.
    It is official, we are the coldest City in the continental United States. The only city that is colder in Fairbanks Alaska.
    Six of the top 8 are in North Dakota and South Dakota.
    But I find it hard to Believe that International Falls, MN. wasn't on that list.
    This information comes from the "Daily Beast" who ever they are. The Daily Beast is an American news reporting and opinion website founded and published by Tina Brown.
    And it was just a few days ago that I talked about Grand Forks setting some high temps for the month of November.

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  2. It is 15 above and no snow here in Grand Forks

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  3. How many of you watched the full eclipse of the moon this morning?
    Here in Grand Forks it dropped below the horizon just before it was fully eclipsed. There was just a tiny sliver left when it was gone. I watched it from a full moon to a tiny sliver.

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  4. Wonderful seasonal picture! DADD I live on the west coast. I woke up at 5am and watched the whole thing. The moon turned a beautiful red as it came under the shadow.

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  5. No eclipse for us on the East coast. No snow either. It is 50 degrees, bright and sunny.

    I like the photo. I wonder who they are; perhaps some of Santa Claus' poor relations.

    Have a safe and wonderful trip to the wilds of Africa. Hopefully there will be no trouble with the TSA.

    No offense meant, DADD, but I'm glad I don't live in Grand Forks. Too cold for too long. Although some of the most beautiful days in Pennsylvania were when it was in the twenties, with two feet of snow on the ground , with not a cloud in the beautiful sapphire blue sky.

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  6. Well at least we don't have any hills blocking our view. This is flat, flat country.
    The reason it gets so cold here is that during the Summer, the Canadians keep all that colder air up there and then when it is Winter time they finally let it come Southwards. Now if they would let some cold air come down in the Summer it wouldn't be so bad.

    But the cold weather keeps a lot of riff raff out.

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  7. Fabulous photograph! I wonder where you get a good reindeer, these days?

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  8. I like the photo! but speaking of "coldest" whatever happened to International Falls? I thought it was the official coldest city in the continental US? Have I been wrong all these years? or is there a climate change?

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  9. I like the photo! but speaking of "coldest" whatever happened to International Falls? I thought it was the official coldest city in the continental US? Have I been wrong all these years? or is there a climate change?

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  10. Myrtle, In regards to your post regarding the observance of the eclipse on the East Coast. At approx. 6:30 you could see maybee 2mins of the eclipse before the moon sank into the Western sky.

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  11. Great animal transport photograph.

    On this topic, not all that long ago I attempted to post a poll on one of my blogs on "Working With Animals" and wasn't able to get any traction on it at all, but if any of the kind folks here are interested in animal transportation, or just working with animals, I'd be happy to hear their stories on that post, which is here:

    http://lexanteinternet.blogspot.com/2011/08/working-with-animals.html?spref=bl

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  12. I love the sepia effect of an authentic photo. But nevertheless, I can feel the Alaskan harsh weather these guys were traveling through.

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  13. DADD, we WISH we had some cold air in the summer to send you guys!
    Toronto, Canada

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