Monday, October 22, 2012

A little spam help please

I don't know if anyone else has encountered this, but I keep getting email messages from a couple of blogs that appear to be spam, usually for Rx drugs. I don't think the originate with the specific blog, but I'm not technically savvy, so if anyone has any suggestions/advice, I'd love to hear it


Friday, October 19, 2012

Ankeny Wildlife Refuge

Sunday we decided to go for a little hike through Ankeny Wildlife Refuge. We hadn't been out there for quite some time and it's the perfect time of year to pay a visit.
Ankeny Wildlife Refuge
Along the boardwalk
Bird blind
Ankeny Wildlife Refuge
Berries of an unknown origin
We walked along the boardwalk and found an unexplored path at the other end. The path ended up being a pleasant walk though some woods, crossing a couple of old wooden bridges. We returned to the boardwalk along one of the dikes that cuts through the refuge.
Ankeny Wildlife Refuge
Old Bridge along the trail
Ankeny Wildlife Refuge
Snippets of scenes along the trail
Ankeny Wildlife Refuge

Ankeny Wildlife Refuge
Caterpillar view
Not a remarkable weekend, but a rather nice one despite the return of our rainy season.

On another note...

KTM ... bicycles?

Who knew? KTM makes bicycles. I could rock one of these :)
From the KTM website

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Apple Daze - Perhaps our last sunny weekend

The ride to Detering Orchard is one of my favorite rides. The weather has been spectacular this fall, and Saturday was no exception. It was a crisp, cold start in the morning, but eventually the day warmed up. We were joined by a few folks from MVBC making for a fairly sizable group of riders for the day.
Pretty flowers along the way
Who wants to pack one of these babies home?
Apples, apples, and more apples
And the best apple?   Carmel Apples!

Man's best friend and Duck Fan!
A little bike porn on the way home

None. Zip. Nada. This is my chariot of choice this week:
A little bit of Mopar in my life - Dodge Charger
Not ours. Our car is in the shop for a couple of days, getting a boo-boo fixed (minor fender bump, minimal damage). Ron requested a little economy car, but this is what they gave us. Sadly it's not the hemi (after all if you aren't going to have an econo-car, you may as well have the hemi!).  It's rather peppy none the less. Sam will take this week off. :)