Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11, 2010

September 11, 2001 - We will NEVER forget!


Envy - that's what it is, envy, pure and simple.  One of the Seven Deadly Sins that I am guilty of. I freely admit it and ask for forgiveness!

What am I envious of?  Two things and you can find the answer right here:

A)  What a beautiful place to operate from!  I would have to go quite a few miles to get away from the crowded New Jersey suburban sprawl to find a place that compares to this.  Somewhere along the Delaware/Raritan canal perhaps, or somewhere up in Northwest New Jersey.  I still wouldn't be able to duplicate Jim's height above sea level, though.

B)  The other thing I am envious of is this one line from Jim's recounting of his outing: "I threw a water bottle over a branch about 45 feet."  WOW!  Does anyone have the e-mail address for the Boston Red Sox?  We have got to tell them about Jim, because that's some accomplishment as far as I'm concerned.  I must be a weakling ..... my best toss was about 35 feet or so.   Throwing a ball in a normal situation is not a problem for me. But throwing UP and into a tree ? .......  that's why I built the slingshot thingy that I posted about earlier this week.

In all seriousness though, even though this post was made as a bit "tongue in cheek", Jim really is quite the outdoorsman and has a beautiful environment from which to operate.  Maybe someday, I'll be able to retire, move away from this area and find someplace similar.  One can always dream!

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!


  1. Anonymous12:00 PM

    Hey! I recognize that quote. I think you have the link wrong Larry. But look... this is NOT baseball material. I have a line wrapped around a small water bottle. I twirl it a few times (David and Goliath style) and fling it up. Centrifugal force does the rest! 73 Jim W1PID

  2. Hey Jim,

    Thanks for pointing out the link error, I fixed it. (I guess blogging before that first cup of coffee is not the greatest idea!) And centrifugal force or not, I think 45 feet is still a pretty darn good throw, even doing it that way!

    Thanks for posting these, you keep the rest of us inspired!

    Larry W2LJ