Sunday, December 27, 2009

Road trip to the end of Highway 109

For a while now I have been wanting to go out to Ocean Shores for a little decompression, so I took advantage of this holiday weekend and made the trip out there.

In the past when I have gone to Ocean Shores I always wondered where the road that heads North of the town would take me, so this time instead of just cruising around the town and/or driving on the beach I headed North on Highway 109 and had a blast

The drive on Highway 109 from Ocean Shores to it's end at Taholah is one of the most scenic drives I have been on, so I am really glad I brought my camera along with me. I took a bunch of photos with my Canon A630 and just posted them to my Picasa Web Album. I don't profess to be even a marginally good photographer, but I had a lot of fun and learned quite a bit while taking the shots. I plan to play around with both Picasa and Flickr for hosting future photos for my blogs. It's going to be a learning experience, but it's going to be a fun one.

From Seattle the drive itself is aprroximately 150 miles each way, and given the traffic and speed limits that translates into about 6 hours of driving time. Other than a cantankerous dog, and someone passing while on a bridge the drive was pretty safe and stress free.

If you decide to make the tip be sure to fuel up in Aberdeen/Houquiam because gas stations are a rarity on 109, and if you want to have a good burger on the way back then swing by the Sand Castle Drive-In in Ocean Shores.

Take a look at my web album, and feel free to leave a comment if you want.

Cheers! ~ Jim

Friday, December 25, 2009

Friday fun: Christmas with Click the Mouse

Yeah I know it's a commercial for Geek Rescue, but it's geeky and Christmasee, and that's what counts!



Nollaig Shona Duit (Merry Christmas) ~ Jim

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday fun: Hyperactive Marienkäfer

I think you will enjoy these two videos from Minuscule featuring a hyperactive Marienkäfer (Lady Bug:)





Have a great weekend ~ Jim

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Friday fun: BYO USB Christmas Lights

Just in time for holiday season is this video from gigafide on converting battery powered Christmas lights into USB powered Christmas lights:



Be sure to check out the Tinkernut site for more cool projects. Have a great weekend ~ Jim

Friday, December 04, 2009

Friday fun: Simon's Cat 'Fly Guy'

I can definitely relate to this Simon's Cat video, but in my case only a lamp was damaged:



Have a great weekend ~ Jim