Author Archive for Ray

New! Onboard Video Recorder

I now have a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) mounted in the truck.  Here’s a video heading into Green River, Wyoming, showing some of the great scenery and heading through the tunnel on I-80. View HD version on YouTube  

Where am I ?

If you’re wondering where I am, usually this link will show you my truck location.  Also it can show my track for the past seven days.  This is part of amateur radio and is called APRS.  It uses a GPS…

Desert Views

Things you see out in the desert.   Old style windmills on metal frames, to the newest style.  For those who haven’t come out west there are windmill farms all over taking advantage of the free energy out here.   But they…

Boulder City, NV

Spent the night in the desert, shielded from the lights of Las Vegas by a mountain.  Amazing just how bright the stars are on a clear night when no city lights are around.   I’m working on some panoramic photos I…

Provo, UT

Finally left Salt Lake City this morning, went to Provo UT to load.  All the snow melted on the road with temps in the 40’s, making a mess out of my (rarely) clean and shiny truck.   Got bags of chopped…

Elk Mountain, WY

What a day, 12 deg to start in Ft Collins, then the wind as I headed north later in the morning toward Cheyenne WY.   Had crosswinds and headwinds up to 60mph to fight through the mountains over the continental divide. …

Las Vegas, NV – Feb 5, 2011

Got to hang out with Randy for a weekend in Las Vegas.   Here are photos of various casinos all north of Tropicana along the strip.  Also feeding time for the lions the MGM Grand, and the impressive watershow in front…

Fort Collins, CO

Sitting in Ft Collins, CO for the weekend.  Good time for some truck photos with the weather perfect and the truck pretty clean.  Both of those together are hard to come by during the winter months.  I’d love to have…