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Monday, December 22, 2008


Completely unrealted, but I got scammed for Christmas.

This website does not exist and is just a front for a scammer. I bought a Christmas present from their website, and hadn't seen anything after a week and started looking around. There seem to a number of people who fell for the same site on about the same day. They had a paypal account and everything and were very quick to charge my credit card.

After this christmas, the website will surely be abandoned, but it is a problem to always be aware of.

Now to get my money back....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winnemucca got Street View

So Google went a little crazy and put street view up for what seems like the entire country. And Winnemucca is included, it is quite amazing. So I figure I could give a little tour through my little town. We figured they came by sometime last February. It was also right after a nice snow so all of the mountains look really pretty.

Here is my current house. The winnebago is from the guy that lived there before. Notice the leaning mailbox, it still isn't put in the ground.

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Now these are a couple of pictures from the snow that we got this week.

Here is my old house, with my car out front. Guess I was a little late to work.

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Pan to the right to see a good view of Winnemucca Mountain.

Here are the first apartments I lived in.

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This is the bar that we usually go to.

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Yes it is called Cheers, and yes everyone probably knows your name. And if you look close, the sign is just a banner put over another sign that says Bridge Street Bar. It has been like that since I moved here and I don't think they are planning on changing.

Winners is the big casino in town.

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If you turn the picture around you will see the Convention Center. This is basically the middle of town.
The funny thing about this picture is that it's from the summer, and any direction you go from here, the pictures are back to winter.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


For Thanksgiving, Jessica and I decided to get out of town. My friend, Kristina, invited us to come to Portland to have Thanksgiving dinner with them.

We drove up Wednesday. It was a ten hour drive, but it seemed to go really quick. There are some really straight roads out there. About 8pm we got into Portland and hung out at Kristina and Aaron's house. Thursday was pretty relaxed with cooking and getting ready for the feast. I was a horrible photographer and only got one picture of the table.

Friday we got up, had breakfast with Kristina and Aaron and headed for the coast. It was a cloudy/rainy day, but it was expected for the season. We made several stops at overlooks as we drove down 101. It was nice to see the ocean again. We even saw a few surfers. We stopped in at Newport, just in time to go on the brewery tour. It looked like most breweries, so I didn't get any pictures. The beer was delicious!

We camped out at a forest service campground and could hear the ocean from our tent. We took a walk on the beach in the morning fog and then continued south. We stopped in Yachats, OR which was an amazing little beach town. The views were spectacular and everything was relaxing.

Further down the road we stopped at the Devils Churn. I could have stayed here all day. It was a place where there was a cut in the landscape and the ocean surged into this chute creating big foamy waves. It looked like some surreal art. It really is impossible to describe, just try looking at the pictures and video.

Then we went up to Cape Perpetua overlook where we could see the fog clearing off. There is a little stone structure at the point where Jessica's sister wants to get married next June, so we were doing a little research.

After that, we made a few more stops along the coast, saw a few Sea Lions in the water and took a few shots of Jessica and her new car. Before we left we stopped in Florence at Mo's with it's World Famous Clam Chowder. It lived up to its reputation.

We drove back through the night and got back to Winnemucca about 1 am. Certainly a change of environment.

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