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  1. When I was growing up and old enough to be aware, in the late 1950s, 1960s, Bear Valley Road was simply a two lane highway running between US66 and CA18 at Dead Man Point. The only businesses along the road was a Texaco station at Central Road, the Lone Wolf Colony (a veteran’s hospice), a market on the top of the western summit of the Mojave River valley and later the Victor Valley College on the eastern summit. The northern fields of the Jess Ranch turkey farm was located on the western side of the river against Bear Valley Road. Often, when the air was still on cold winter mornings, the river valley would be filled from dust from all the turkeys scratching and stomping the dirt. Other than those things, only an occasional house facing the highway. Oh, as for drive-in movies, my wife and I sat on the roof of our white, 1963 VW Bug, legs and feet hanging down through the sunroof, watching The Love Bug at the drive through at the south end of town as it was way back then.
  2. I have always told people visiting Winnemucca (Nevada), that if you don’t like it, wait five minutes or drive five miles, it will be totally different. It could be warm and sunny one minute, snowing the next. Sagebrush desert surrounds the town, yet a couple miles above town you are in dense aspen forests. A myriad of trails and dirt roads lead to mountain peaks five thousand feet higher nearby.
  3. It was 90º yesterday. Typical spring weather in the Great Basin. I’ve seen it measurably snow every month of the year and August was the only month it didn’t stick.
  4. It was a blistering 60º up in north central Nevada today. Rain showers. New snow in the mountains. Nice thunderstorms for a few hours overnight.
  5. I grew up in the foothills between Apple Valley and Lucerne Valley, brought home after being born in the first half of the 1950s. I remember when the town sign for Victorville indicated less than 5,000 people and the town was clustered down near the river. Town pretty much ended at Mojave Drive, though the Horse Motel (with a red neon sign with a horse standing on its hind legs) was out there, joined in the early 1960s by the Green Tree Inn. There was also a drive in theater out there as well. In those days, US66 was the main route, US395 was a 4-lane divided highway running to San Bernardino. Life was slow but I grew up with a motorcycle and a lust for exploring every trail to Big Bear Lake (which I moved to in the 1970s). Left the area (Big Bear) in the 1970s and stayed in the eastern Sierra Nevada until coming north to north central Nevada a dozen years ago.
  6. Went toilet paper hunting yesterday ...
  7. How you holding up Dave? Any cases of the Covid 19 in your neck of the desert? 

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    2. EWU Bob

      EWU Bob

      Damn, all it takes is one AH to ruin it for an entire town!

      We haven't been around anyone and have been isolating our mail for a week before opening it just to make sure. With the wife being pregnant, she is considered high risk. All packages we receive are all disinfected before we bring them inside. It's such a PITA and I am probably overreacting, but better safe than sorry. 

      I drove through Sparks and all the warehouse parking lots are full, so they continue to work as normal. Going to make things much worse. 

    3. DAW89446

      DAW89446

      There are people in town who still think this virus is a Democrat inspired hoax and cough and sneeze in public and pick fights with anyone who will spar and argue with them. Sickening.

    4. EWU Bob

      EWU Bob

      WTF, people are seriously that stupid?? What a shame, hopefully they don't have to find out the truth the hard way. 

  8. I just signed up and want to access Death Valley themed images that you, DAW89446 have archived here but I can't seem to navigate to the correct section of this forum. Any links or further instructions are appreciated. My intentions are for hobby only and not for publications or monetizations of any kind. My own YouTube channel is hobby only as well. Thanks in advance.

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    2. EWU Bob

      EWU Bob

      I have never used a cloud service, only dedicated servers. Removing the site is an idea we are kicking around depending on whether or not there will be activity on the forum. If the forum is going to be a dead forum, no reason to keep it online. 🙂

    3. DAW89446

      DAW89446

      Bob, my comment about my images in the cloud was not intended to point fingers at you, inferring that you would exploit them. My removal of the images were in case you did terminate the EWU forum. I have no idea of where these images would go to. I assume those images I shared with the old EF forum have evaporated, but it seems that some mirrored pages can be found if one dug deep enough. My images I referred to that have been used by others by removing my name and inserting theirs, or claiming credit, were not in anyway connected to you. If I have angered or offended you, my apologies.

    4. EWU Bob

      EWU Bob

      No offense taken at all, I just wanted to make sure you know that we do not use any type of cloud services, so when the server goes out, everything is deleted. Most likely we are not going to delete this site, it was just an idea we were kicking around and of course we would give people ample time before we took it off line. There was a reason that I can't yet reveal as to why we were considering getting rid of the forum. To be 100% honest, I don't see us taking the site off line anytime soon. The problem has been resolved, so that was something we were considering based on what we were dealing with at that time. Of course if the site ends up dead with no activity, I wouldn't see any reason to keep a dead forum online, but it sounds like the majority of forum users are enjoying the community. 🙂 

      No matter what, if we ever closed down the forum, we would give at least a months notice to everyone. I imagine this site will be online for a long time. 

  9. WHO declared the virus as a pandemic. The President’s tone was quite subdued during his address to the nation an hour ago and has acknowledged it is here instead of denying, minimizing, blaming or accusing the news media. Another news source says that effects may be up to ten times worse than the flu. And 20,000 have died in the US this flu season. I wondered about the TP angle, why people are hoarding it. The Reno morning news stated it is because of fears of quarantine or restricted movement. I wonder if such fear also covers food and medication. If they don’t think ahead, they won’t need TP. Nothing in, nothing out ...
  10. Today he was blaming “a past administration” for the lack of preparedness for the spread of Corona virus. One of his aids stated that there are millions of test kits shipped and millions more being shipped. Yet hospitals have no kits. And to date only 5,000 tests have been done in the US. That is a fraction of daily tests done in South Korea. And he’s being mum about his health, yet still claims that he needs no testing for the Corona virus. I guess he will simply tell it that it’s fired and it will go away.
  11. The effect of UV rays from sunshine was specifically mentioned. As well as fresh air outdoors.
  12. Due to my age and its effects on the bones, my doctor suggested D3 and it has been part of my daily regimen.
  13. Last week one of the morning news shows had a piece on how being outdoors is far safer as to the virus. It was said that the sun UV rays kill airborne virus.
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