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Peace Country sunset and Houston in March

Here is a sunset in the Peace Country last week. The pic doesn’t have all the grandeur or subtleties of the actual vision but, considering it was taken with an instrument designed for human communication and not for visual record keeping I think it turned out fairly well.

Mind you, had this been an actual camera in MY hands experience suggests that the picture may have been blank.

On a different note, I’ll be in Houston for two one-week courses the last two weeks of March. On March 15th I’ll be preparing for the course but should have some time and the following Saturday, March 22nd my biggest worry should be finding and spending some time in a Laundromat.

I would be very pleased to meet in person some of those I have met on this site if in fact any of you will be in the area at that time.

Apparently (my partner’s wife actually did the booking) we will be at the Residence Inn on Barker Cypress Rd.

 

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Tags: Country, Houston, Peace, TX

Comment by Margaret-Anne Moore on January 26, 2014 at 3:44pm

NOT BAD FOR A PHONE!  By the way, where, exactly, is this located?

Comment by Dave McGowan on January 26, 2014 at 6:00pm

I took the picture from our deck/front porch. We are east of Dawson Creek, BC, approx. 8 miles and situated on a the north end of a ridge. Dawson Creek is about 30 miles south of the Peace River

Comment by anthony martin on January 26, 2014 at 9:47pm

  Terrific viewDave.

Comment by Stan H on January 27, 2014 at 8:16am

Lovely country,,,

 

We drove up the ALCAN in '78 and back down in '82. I fished a lot of lakes and streams along the way coming back.

 

Is my memory failing or did the pavement end at Dawson Creek? I know it was unpaved to the Alaska line. I understand now it is all paved. Sure saves a lot of headlights and windshields.

When going up, I had not driven more than a few iles on the gravel when along came a semi and I heard a "ping." When I stopped for gas (I don't recal the town) the attendent said I had a broken headlight. he siad I should have those clear plastic covers. I ask how much, expecting some highway robbery price (we were way out in the middle of nowwhere). He said he would replace the broken headlight and install both covers of 10 bucks! I was suprised and told him "do it." He was a very polite and efficient young man. He got the job done, had my tank filled, and we were on our way, with nothing to worry about except the next semi,, and fighting the mosquitoes. The semi's were OK, but those mosquitoes,,,,,wow.

Comment by Dave McGowan on January 27, 2014 at 4:22pm

Stan, when we came to this country in '62 it was paved to mile 82 ... I'm not sure, but I think that was done in about 1960.

Yes, those plastic covers are great, and there are several types now, all of which have advantages and disadvantages. The plastic bubbles, for example, eventually become frosty and cut down on light transmission.

Mosquitoes! Let me tell you about mosquitoes. Back in the 60s there was one landed at Fort Nelson airport and they had it all fueled up before they realized it wasn't a DC3

Comment by Stan H on January 29, 2014 at 8:29am

One night we had a few mosquitoes hovering above our heads.

 

One asked the other "Should we eat them here or take them home?"

The other replied "We better eat them here. If we take them home, the big guys will take them away from us."

 

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