Friday, February 03, 2017

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.3.05 -- "E" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for the week of February 2nd: (1) Starts with "E"; (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Personal

(1) Starts with "E":  "E" is for "Ear".  I've always wanted a Big Ear, especially a couple of years ago when we lived with the golf course butting adjacent to our back yard.  That way, behind a curtain, I could tune in on the neighbors within eyesight and pick up their conversations.  Sports announcers use the Big Ear to listen in on football huddles, coaches pep talk to a pitcher who's not doing so well, etc. 

Speaking of ears, my ears are not as sensitive to sound as they used to be.  And my ears have been ringing 60 years.  I blame a lot on the U.S. Army, going to the firing ranges while not wearing ear protectors.  Nobody did, but my ears have been ringing ever since that time.

I'm about ready for hearing aids.  Here is a link, click here, to a Big Ear for purchase if you want to buy one.  Let me know if you get one and please invite me to come try it out.  Thanks.
Jailed man picture: Nicolas Fouquet and replica
prison cell are in the Vaux-le-Vicomte cellar.
 post. click on picture to enlarge)
Photo Copyright © 2010 Jimmiehov  All Rights Reserved 

(2) Week's Favorite:  Back in Jail.  I'll be fed okay so don't worry about me although it may be cold where they take me.  I may not answer your comments until I am released.

This on the right isn't jail. (click here to read my 2010 escapade)  Hint, the view outside my cell window looks like this picture on the left.
(3) Personal:  [Christmas Day, Punta Arenas, Chile (more)]  "Standin' on the Corner," (1956, Dean Martin) Waitin' for a bus" in Punta Arenas.  We had arranged for a fellow with a large van to take us around the town for three hours.  It would be $20, others were charging $30.  But the fellow never showed up.  Good thing we hadn't paid in advance.

While we were waiting a group had came into the visitor center who had arranged a small bus.  He was charging $15 for four hours and was hoping to get a couple more people to help make a fuller load.  We took him up and he left with us all.

I will show you with pictures below the lay of the land in Punta Arenas.  Punta Arenas is a peninsula sticking out into the Magellan Strait.  Next week I will have some glacier pictures we took while going through the Strait.


This nice cemetery had a tree that Neither Mrs. Jim or I could identify.  You might help. [Oh yes, click on any picture to make it larger]

Fort Bulnes has been reconstructed on its original site, a Peninsula of Chile bordered on the south by the Magellan Strait.  Our $15 mini-bus ride also took us out there.  That was very pleasant.

This all happened on Christmas day.  Most unusual for us.

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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm." 

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