Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

Playing Tag . . .

At 89° it was a little cooler today, with the promised rain finally showing up in the late afternoon. But it didn’t last very long, only about 45 minutes or so.

Once again we didn’t leave the rig, though I did go outside to close our gray tank so I’ll have enough gray water to flush the hose after I dump our black tank in the next few days.

I mentioned in yesterday’s blog that access to the Trinity Site was allowed twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. Specifically it’s the 1st Saturday in April and the 1st Saturday in October.

So if you want to make it this year, it’s on October 7th, 2017.

Here’s a good link for directions and more information.

Trinity Atomic Web Site

Some of you may have noticed that some of Landon’s hockey photos were a little blurry. That’s because I was shooting through this.

Hockey Rink Glass

That’s an awful lot of impacts. Ouch!

At the very end of hockey practice, they all play Free Tag.

Landon Hockey - Tag You're It

First, all the kids line up opposite the 6 coaches. Then at the whistle, the kids scatter with the coaches chasing them. When a kid is tagged, he is out until, or if, another kid tags him. When all the kids are tagged, the coaches win.

Then after about 5 minutes, they switched and the kids chased the coaches. And the kids actually have somewhat of a strategy.  When they tag a coach, one kid stays by the coach to keep him from being tagged free,

Hockey Kid blocking tag

When I see Landon next time I’m going to suggest that rather than everyone chase the coaches willy-nilly all over rink, that they should all swarm one coach, surround him and then tag him, again leaving a guard. And then pick another coach and go after him. I think they might win that way.

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Thought for the Day:

“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” – Tacitus 58 – 117 AD


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