Archive for June, 2010

Pale Blue Dot

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 by thedesertfiles

For those who don’t want to read the quote for today…

Howard Hughes Was Here…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 26, 2010 by thedesertfiles

Last fall my good friend Chris and I set out to find a now abandoned air strip that the legendary Howard Hughes once used to test his aircraft. We knew it was located somewhere near Harper Dry Lake. With our GPS and Maps we set out to find it…

My birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I am going back with a few more 4×4 buddies to see what else we can find. Want to go?


Buddy the Blue Eyed Merle

Posted in Uncategorized on June 11, 2010 by thedesertfiles

Rock out guys and have a great summer. Live a little, ya? Except the 6th graders…you guys need to tone it down a bit…actually a lot.

Took the pup out into the mountains today. Thought of this song about a Blue Eyed Merle…same as Buddy. I think Buddy is missing a tooth though…and he is really dirty.


Ah caught you smiling at me, That’s the way it should be,
Like a leaf is to a tree, so fine.

Ah all the good times we had, I sang love songs so glad
Always smiling, never sad, so fine.

*As we walk down the country lanes, I’ll be singing a song,
Hear me calling your name.
Hear the wind within the trees, Telling Mother Nature ’bout you and me.

Well if the sun shines so bright, Or on our way it’s darkest night
The road we choose is always right, so fine.

Ah can your love be so strong When so many loves go wrong
Will our love go on and on…

* Chorus

My, my la de la come on now it ain’t too far,
Tell your friends all around the world,
Ain’t no companion like a blue eyed merle.
Come on now well let me tell you,
What you’re missing, missing, ’round them brick walls.

So of one thing I am sure, It’s a friendship so pure,
Angels singing all around my door, so fine.
Yeah, ain’t but one thing to do Spend my natural life with you,
You’re the finest dog I knew, so fine.

When you’re old and your eyes are dim, There ain’t no old Shep gonna happen again,
We’ll still go walking down country lanes, I’ll sing the same old songs,
Hear me call your name.

Time to go discover a new place…

Posted in 2010 Trips on June 1, 2010 by thedesertfiles

Summer is almost here…a lot of solo trips coming up.

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