The $600,000 Quarter - A True StoryWritten by Rocky Ramsey
The $600,000 Quarter - A True Story By Rocky Ramsey
My father has what can only be described as fantastically good luck or horribly bad luck. You'll have to be judge with this one. This is a true story.
Several months ago my parents went to a Biloxi casino and were waiting in line for breakfast. The casino, being thoughtful for its guests, not to mention making a few extra bucks for casino, had a line of slot machines that could be played while people waited in line to get into restaurant.
Dad decided to play a progressive slot machine while he waited.
Hazards of Extreme CampingWritten by J. D. Adams
Hazards of Extreme Camping By J. D. Adams Seeking direction as a youth, I bought a compass and wandered into savage heart of wilderness. Oregon's history came alive as I retraced pioneer trails and skied cross-country to skyline camps. Now, grizzled and trout revering, I offer this to show that extreme camping is so much more than surviving crux of desolation in wet shoes. Many campers have succumbed to their own camping equipment. Mummy bags were named for their tendency to shift around on victim during night, so you wake up facing an ominously shroud-like interior. Only by struggling absurdly with sleeping bag can one return to world of living. Often during struggle, everything in tent containing Velcro will attach itself around victim, creating a monstrous appearance. The flailing around will eventually roll tent over, impaling occupants on camping sundries and covering them with loose oatmeal. The modified mummy bag with a fuller cut is more comfortable and less likely to incite claustrophobic reactions. Tents can function as rain collection devices, drawing moisture into seams and through fabric by a process still a mystery to camping scientists. Condensation and leakage collaborate to float occupant on an inland sea, or upon rising, victim is met by gallons of super-cooled water holding in tent fly such that rebirth and amphibious regression are not unlikely. The stakes are high in tent game, where experience with a good basic design like freestanding dome tent will ensure dry and comfortable slumber. Before setting up your tent, inspect lay of ground for where water may pool up, and look overhead for precarious snags and branches.