My fellow bloggers!

This blog has been running for over a year this past April.  There have been many people who come and go or just visit for a while and then disappear.  I would like to pay tribute to some of those who have been with me since the early days and who have stayed active “liking” my posts through that time.  I am also thankful for those who post comments often.  They are:

In addition to mentioning them here, I am adding a Page on my blog linking to those who are old friends, most active likes or comments.  Please feel free to add me to your list if you keep one.  Keep it up and thank you!

If we are new friends and you want to have a link to my blog on yours, let me know you did so and I will do the same.  Thanks!

The Frog from Trail-Hike


Happy Anniversary!

The blog is one year old!  Time flies when you are living life.  Thanks to all who view, follow or like my posts and blog.  I appreciate your interest and continued support.

I started the blog primarily for hiking and it quickly became more about life experiences and photos along the way.  I hope you have enjoyed something when you came to visit.  It’s nice to share and even nicer when someone is interested in what you enjoy.

Thanks again!

These Photos are Proof Albert Einstein was Correct About Technology

Jim got this email forward from a listener and had to share this one. It looks as if Albert Einstein was right. Albert Einstein was fearful of the growth of technology and its effect on the human race.Here is Albert Einstein’s quote:

“I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.”

Now keep that quote in mind and look at the photos below and tell us that Albert Einstein’s prophecy years ago hasn’t come true.

Having a Coffee…

Having Coffee w/ friends
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Dinner with friends in a restaurant…

Having Dinner w/ friends
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Enjoying the beauty in a Museum…

Enjoying a Museum
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Enjoying a special occasion at a friends house …

Special Occasions w/ friends
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Enjoying a day at the Beach…

Enjoying a Day at the Beach
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At the stadium supporting the team…

Enjoying  a Game
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Having fun with the girlfriend…

Date with a girlfriend
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Appreciating the Weather in a Convertible (note the driver!!!)

Enjoying a convertible
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Do you agree with Albert Einstein? How do you feel about technology? Leave your comments below.

Hey Scooby, where are you?

As I sit and watch Shaggy and Scooby with my four-year-old, I am reminded that they were the original ghost chasers.  Now we have Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Celebrity Ghost Stories, Paranormal Investigators and several other ghost hunting shows.

There are also many groups, Facebook pages and societies who practice the “art” of hunting ghosts.  Maybe this is a way to add fun into the lives of plumbers by day, ghost hunters by night.  And why at night?  Is it for dramatic television or could it be that ghosts only come out at night?  Do they sleep during the day?

Isn’t it convenient that the ghost hunters try to decide if the ghost in question is intelligent or residual energy?  Well, if they don’t respond to my questions, they must be residual energy going about the routine they are destined to repeat for eternity.

I like these shows.  But does anyone else not hear the words that are being interpreted on the recording devices?  Sometimes they are quite clear, but other times it’s a stretch.  And the connections they make between the “words” they hear and the meanings they interpret.  It’s fun to believe, but, ah, a little help here.

Anyway, the show is over and the Mystery Machine needs an oil change.  Speaking of change, someone please donate some new outfits to these crazy kids!  Thanks.

Does this make cents to you?

Chipotle Mexican Grill is good.  Good food that is, but they also have quick service.  Did they find a way to make service faster?  Or did they find a way to raise revenue?  Or are they aiming to get rid of the penny in the US?

The Star-Ledger’s Karen Price Mueller investigated and found that in Chipotle’s busiest markets — such as New York City and New Jersey — its registers round down or up depending where the coin falls nearest to a nickel.

A spokesperson for Chipotle told the Star-Ledger that the company employs the practice to curb long lines and create greater efficiency in these high-volume locations.”The idea is simply to limit the possible combinations of change on cash transactions to keep the lines moving quickly in high volume areas,” spokesman Chris Arnold tells the newspaper. “It was never our intention to have a policy that was confusing or misleading,” he told (according to an article on Huff Post)

Canada got rid of the penny in March.  Is Chipotle onto something?  Should the US consider getting rid of the penny?  Does it waste time to make that change?  I heard it actually costs more than a penny to make a penny!

What do you think about Chipotle’s practices or the US penny debate?  Penny for your thoughts.  Share yours below.