State Parks

I recently went on a scouting trip to find and scout out a fairly large and well praised state park.  The state park was said by many to be 'roughing it'.  After a long drive through a lot of native reserves and run down towns, I finally arrived at the state park.  The entrance road was not well kept,  large pot holes and a rusting guard rail led me up to the gatehouse.  The 16 year old (or there abouts) 'gate keeper' at the gate house gladly took my 15 dollars for a day pass, however could not offer any advice on where to go in the park to see good camp grounds.  She also neglected to give

What it's like to live in the second poorest city in America.

Depending on which report you look at, Buffalo hovers just above the bottom of the piggy bank, jostling spots with other perpetual bottom dwellers Miami, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and of course Detroit. As little as a week's pay can raise or lower a city's standing. According to the most recent surveys, Buffalo is second poorest city in the United States, a title that doesn't boast quite the same excitement or good feeling the second richest city does. It's best described as a shaky breath of relief, like paying the cell phone or cable bill just before it’s shut off.


I have been spending a lot of time working on a Trainz route recently.  Trainz is a Railway simulator program which is very realistic and fairly easy to build prototypical routes with.  In the past I have attempted to create the CP Mainline from Vancouver to Edmonton, but I gave up half way...  (i hadn't even put any scenery in so it wasnt a big loss).  Now that I have taught myself quite a bit more about the program, I have decided to try to make another large route.  It will be a mountain pass similar to the Calgary / Edmonton corridor, but it will likely be shorter.


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