Monday, March 27, 2006


Well, the Stumbler has been on the road quite a bit this year. After Hawaii, I headed for the western desert in Nevada. I expected hot, dusty, but for most of my time here we had SNOW!!!! It was crazy, one night we had about 4 inches! Also incredible, the desert is SO dry, usually by noon the following day, the snow had melted and been sucked into the ground. There was no evidence that it had snowed at all, and the dirt was, well, "dirt dry". I wish I had some good snow photos, but I was not allowed to bring my camera to work, and I was dead tired every day due some unusual working hours. As I write this, I am still here, but will be leaving tomorrow. I plan to take a few more photos on the drive to Las Vegas, and will post them in a few days.

Desert Posted by Picasa

More Desert Posted by Picasa

Desert Essentials Posted by Picasa

A note about those boots - I have had them since my Dad bought them for me in High School (I can't pin down the year, but say around 1977 or so). First thing to note is that I obviously don't hike much, because they haven't fallen apart. Second thing is that they still fit me! Even though The Stumbler has grown considerably in size since High School, apparently my feet have retained their 1978-size. Looks like a cleaning is overdue...

Hawaii in March

The only reason for so many photos from Hawaii this trip, is because I was playing with my new camera. Otherwise, it is the same boring, yet beautiful, place, as always. Actually, this trip was unusual, because they were having some record breaking rainfall. I was lucky that my trip happened during 1 week of no rain - it resumed raining the day I left the islands. Even now, a few weeks after my visit, I hear heavy rains continue to be a problem.

Off To Hawaii - Again Posted by Picasa

Here is the house I stayed in this trip. It was a very nice place, except no internet access. The rental company owner wouldn't let me move to a new place, so I told them I would never use their company again.

Hawaii Home, View 1 Posted by Picasa

Hawaii Home, View 2 Posted by Picasa

Hawaii Home View 3 Posted by Picasa

A few interesting sights around the island.

Where's The Gold? Posted by Picasa

Study It Closely - Very Funny Posted by Picasa

Now THAT'S a Tree Posted by Picasa

Waimea Canyon (See the Waterfall) Posted by Picasa

Homemade Fajitas

Here is a step-by-step visual lesson for making fajitas. I enjoyed these two nights in Hawaii. Since I noticed the Korean pronunciation of some Spanish words isn't quite right (Quesadilla comes to mind), so let me attempt to spell FAJITA in Korean - 파희타, or perhaps 화희타 (the lack of the F-sound hinders me greatly here). Without further ado, the food:

Fajita - Step 1 Posted by Picasa

Fajita Step 2 Posted by Picasa

Fajita Step 3 Posted by Picasa

Fajita Step 4 Posted by Picasa

Fajita - Ready to Eat Posted by Picasa

Home Again

Long overdue post - Momma Stumbler contacted me recently and asked if I was still sick in Korea! No, I actually returned from Korea, and spend a short week at home before heading back out to Hawaii. Here are some photos from our trip to the park, where we tried unsuccessfully to fly a kite.

Swinging YS#4  Posted by Picasa

YS#4 The Monkey Posted by Picasa

Peek-A-Boo Posted by Picasa

Also during my time home, I got some new toys. My laptop computer was on it's last leg, so I replaced it, along with my digital camera. Surprisingly, after a complete re-format, the old computer is now working great, so Mrs. Stumbler is now the proud owner of a slightly used laptop. Now she can use the computer without fighting the Stumbling Kids.

New Laptop (Excuse the Messy Desk) Posted by Picasa

The new camera was recommended by HJ, and so far I am pleased. I am waiting for my next trip to Korea for a thorough training lesson (as an engineer, I cannot bring myself to read the instruction manual).

New Digital Camera Posted by Picasa