Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chapel Hill, NC

Due to an illness in the family, I'll be visiting the Chapel Hill area frequently during the next few weeks. My mother has a bad infection and the antibiotics will take some time to clean her system. Fortunately we have family close by and she's in very good hands. The hospital is huge with many intersting waiting and visiting areas.

With each visit I may get to do some brief site seeing and exploring. I've already started a restaurant list. :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mobile Blogging

In an attempt to blog more frequently I'm going to attempt to use my iPhone for updates.

Friday, September 28, 2012

A loyalty program worth the effort.

Since I travel frequently I am able to earn cents of per gallon using my BP Visa in conjunction with the new BP loyalty card.  I recently saved $2.19 per gallon using my BP card.   Shell also has a similar loyalty program that is expanded to online discounts with over 700 participating merchants.

BP Consumer Credit Card
BP Visa®
Earn $.05 in cent per gallon rebates for every $100 on most purchases.
Earn $.15 in cent per gallon rebates for every $100 on BP purchases.
Redeem your rebates instantly at participating BP stations.
New members will earn $.25 for every $100 on most purchases for the first 60 days.
More info about BP cards is available here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Another fantastic golf tournament.

Waking up at 6:00 and driving 2 1/2 hours to River Landing in Wallace, NC was worth the effort.  I was able to participate in a MDS golf tournament on one of the most beautiful courses that I have ever played.

Although my game is far from good and I donated several balls to the water, I enjoyed the beautiful weather and course.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Myrtle Beach Skywheel

If you are planning to visit the Myrtle Beach area the Sky Wheel would be worth the time.I've considered it several times and finally decided to take a ride.  The view is wonderful and the ride is very smooth inside the air conditioned compartments. During my next trip I plan to take a night ride above the beach.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Cube

I remember being challenged by the Rubiks cube during my Junior High School years.  I had the patterns and movements memorized ad was able to solve the puzzle in just under a minute.  I barely remember how to settle one side of the cube.   I'll admit to visiting the official webpage and watching a few videos to learn the correct patterns to complete the cube.  My new best time is less than 5 minutes and I am pleased with this accomplishment for now.

Friday, August 24, 2012

My new toy.

The new Canon 5D MKIII was released in March and I waited to allow time for glitches. However, my Pocket Wizards have yet to be reversed engineered. I'll be using the basic infrared communications for my flash system until PW gets their programming updated.

So far the images are amazing and I'm loving the extra focusing points allowed.