October 2016

Cloudy Season in Los Angeles

by carbonboy on October 30, 2016

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I could be wrong, but in my view there are two seasons in LA – sunny and cloudy (summer coastal clouds don’t count as they are just high elevation fog). We entered the cloudy season last weekend with thunder and lightning – nothing like the Midwest, but a real rarity here. Real rain in LA […]


Pit Stop at Pappadeux

by carbonboy on October 22, 2016

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Back during my NAVAIR days I often had to travel of Dallas to Bell Helicopter during the darkest period of the V-22 Osprey Program. One more tragic event and Dick Cheney would have canceled the program for the final time. I flew to Bell on behalf of the government to do my small part to […]


The (very old) Sea-Fruit Oyster House

by carbonboy on October 18, 2016

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Fins + Claws is a curiosity here on St. George Island. It once was the Sea-Fruit Oyster House and is one of the last oyster shucking houses left in Southern Maryland. It was converted to an indoor/outdoor facility to host any kind of party you can imagine. Although this visit I must say that Captain […]


A Weekend Home in St. Mary’s County

by carbonboy on October 17, 2016

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October is my favorite month in Maryland, mostly because it finally cools off a bit. I had to take care of a few mundane tasks: clean the pine needles out of the rain gutters, endure an annual checkup and get my driver’s license renewed. By chance I was back for St. Mary’s Annual Oyster Festival. […]


The Habit Burger Grill

by carbonboy on October 3, 2016

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Voted the best hamburger by Consumer Reports (with McDonalds at last), I come here on Saturdays to begin my mundane weekend tasks. Their burgers are good, but not great. A great burger, once consumed, takes days from one’s life, with all the added saturated fat, non-nutritional wheat and the god-awful added sodium – but it […]