Stayed here for a couple nights away for our anniversary. We hiked down Canon Mtn via the Kinsman Ridge trail and got really beat up. The trail was in horrid shape; I don’t know if it’s from the recent bad weather or just hard use. I guess there’s a reason they recommend you hike UPContinue reading “Inn at Ellis River”
Here’s one last video from the week’s activities. This was shot at one of the paved crossings along the Mountain Division last Thursday, and at the turnaround spot by the Portland Water District fence.
As a friend commented last week, it’s been two weeks of trains interrupted by work. Back on the 17th, we hosted our annual steamup with good attendance. I’ve been doing lots of work on the speeder, culminating in 3 major runs this past weekend. Thursday was the MEC Mountain Division from Fryeburg to the PortlandContinue reading “Trains and Speeders”
I’m experimenting with a new format for the RFD news blog. You can find it here.
hotel frustrationssmile, enjoy the conferencelots good to learn here —James(sent from my iPhone)
I woke up this morning thinking that the bed was comfortable, and maybe I’d been too harsh in my opinion. Then I walked to the bathroom. Gaylord National Resort charges a mandatory $15/day “Resort Fee” on top of the outrageous rate. The fee gives access to the gym and two ‘free’ bottles of water. ApparentlyContinue reading “Gaylord National Resort Update”
We had the first Monday Night Steamup of the season today at Larry Mosher’s. Larry pointed out that the days are as long now as they will be in August, and the weather finally got nice enough to run. http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf Larry ran his K28 with a good string of stock, Jessie brought Ruby and triedContinue reading “Steam season is back!”
As I was searching for a topic to start this blog, it occurred to me that last month marked 19 years on the fire department for me. In that time I’ve seen 3 chiefs, and only 2 full-time firefighters. I’ve seen 3 engines come, and 3 go. I’m on my third ladder truck. I’ve savedContinue reading “19 years. . .”