I'm still here. It has been busy in life. My daughter is finishing up college. My family took a trip...well, actually two trips. The first was to Patoka Lake campground where we spent 3 nights and 4 days. It was beautiful! See the picture in the header of this article.
But it was a bit strange because out of the 450 campsites, there were only about 6 populated. It was the off season. We virtually had the entire campground to ourselves. We joked we were in a zombie movie. We all loved sitting by the bonfire until late at night and hearing the coyotes' howling in the distance. One night, we all even scurried down a path to the lake where we heard the howling. Never saw any coyotes. Maybe next time.
The next trip we took was to Mackinaw Island Michigan where we have been 3 other times. This island is special because the 8-mile around island has no automobiles; only horses and bikes. It is a tradition of ours to rent tandem bikes and ride around the entire coastal road then to have a yummy lunch at Good Fellows Italian Chop Shop. If you ever want to really rest and relax, I highly recommend beautiful Mackinaw Island (sometimes called Mackinac).
THE WALKING DEAD
Speaking of zombies, I've went back and watched two seasons of the TV series, The Walking Dead. The premise is obviously a post-apocalyptic world where we follow a group of survivors. At first I thought, "yeah, another mindless zombie show of senseless killing", but the character building is strong and the plot keeps you going back for more. To tie this my other topics, I wonder why the group doesn't find a deserted island or perhaps an oil rig to live on. I think this would be a safe place away from the zombies; but then the show would be over. I'm now ready to watch the 3rd season, starting October 14th. Who is that person in the cape with the two armless zombies?
TAKEN 2 and LIBYA
Lastly, my family viewed a movie sequel called Taken 2, starring Liam Neeson. Great movie for suspense. Although some reviewers claimed the sequel felt like a remake of the first one, I thought it was a good follow up to the first. Although some of the logic or lack of logic was problematic. For instance, based on what happened in the first movie, why wouldn't Neeson's character assume the events that take place in the sequel. Further, why would his daughter go to the very nation that has as its flag, almost the exact same symbols found tattooed on her captors? And now for the Libya connection...yes a little politics here...but in the movie Neeson's character and daughter take refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Istanbul. You see a heavily guarded fortress which is an amazing contrast to how poorly our Libyan Embassy was in reality guarded and thus allowing the murder of our Ambassador to Libya.
WHATCHA DOIN' ?
Now, what is going on with this website? Am I still doing anything with it? Yes, I just wanted to go about it slowly. I love history and am working on a YouTube video to be my first video for this website summarizing the history of the world in 10 minutes :-) ...We'll see.
So, stay tuned....speaking of tunes, check out the music on the music page.