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Rio Grande Gorge Taos New Mexico

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2017 by gerilewis001

Hello friends, its been a few. I’ve been on the road traveling 2200 miles all across the north and south-west in addition to catching some fire incident work. Therefore not much time to write or blog. I’m back on the seasonal rec crew with USFS. My assignment is Camino Real and Questa Ranger Districts. New Mexico is a wonderful state rich in history and natural wonders. Check out Rio Grande gorge! A regular stop for me is the Cebella Mesa and gorge area. It is magnificent. The camping on the gorge rim is not crowded in summer as it is very hot in the day but spring and fall are perfect and a bit more used than summer which is virtually vacant. The temp quickly drops in the evening to pleasant 60s and by early dawn it is in the 50s. Well pardner I will be posting more as time allows. Untill then hang ’em high and happy trails! Thanx for reading!


Yakima Trolley Car

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 4, 2016 by gerilewis001

YVT 1776 West.Pine Street Line.Student Trip II.Yakima  WA.5.29.2016.1518.Ms. Nikki Burgess
The Yakima Valley Trolley cars and system are a way to experience life 100 years ago today! Such a wonderful example of mechanical the brilliance and engineering of the 19th century. The electrical generating system is a marvel. I half expected Frankenstein’s monster to walk out of a nook and strangle me! Seriously folks, the system is an ongoing working restoration and preservation effort. The staff is all volunteers and very enthusiastic about the YVT and that the visitor enjoy and learn about the YVT and Yakima area. 20160529_144514

Shake, rattle and roll everybody. Shake, Rattle and Roll! Yes friends that is me at the controls of a 13 ton 100 year old trolley car! The motorman will allow you to drive the trolley for a short way under his watchful eye. As i showed a great deal of enthusiasm and asked the motor man also allowed me into the trolley barn were he flipped the switch and to life the 19th industrial revolution whirred into life! Just look at the belts which are leather, joined by steel staples.May I say remarkable? I recommend the YVT to all who visit the fair city of Yakima.




20160529_155010YVT 1776 West.Pine Street Line.Student Trip.Yakima  WA.5.29.2016.1516.Ms. Nikki Burgess


American Guide #107 Surfing Southern California

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 31, 2015 by gerilewis001



Baja California Norte, just below k38 is the homie’s little surf spot and private cottage. The wave is heavy and breaks with force. Living is simple and we are there when we feel the need to be there. Plenty of shade time and Pacifica cerveza as well if this is your calling. Would you care to join us? We will take you there and you will want to return again and again. is it called k38? Kilometer 38 why of course! We will feed ya and teach you a lil Spanish as well! The lobsters can be had for the taking with just a snorkle and mask and a little bit of know how. That is were we drope in, dig? Thinking about booking a trip with us?
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