Yes folks, while on a run today, I saw this piece of history. As you see, it’s in great shape for its age. I have no idea how old it is, but I would say at least 50 years old for starters.
These days machines like this are designed much different and are called “excavators“. However, back in the day, these were called “steam shovels“. They were actually powered by steam.
As you can see by the sign, it has gone on the national registry.
These mammals are all over, you see them everywhere. From your home back and front yards, to apartment complexes, etc. And they can be annoying, running around, bopping out in front of cars. And they don’t hibernate. So they are around most of the time. However, when it gets brutally cold, they stay in their dens.
To add a bit of humor to this, I’m sure many of you have heard the saying, “Oh that guy is squirrely“. LOL In fact I remember a driver I use to work with his nickname was “Squirrel“.
Yes folks, squirrels have made a name for themselves. Even streets are named after them. LOL
This morning I visited one of my best friends homes. Had coffee with him, his wife and daughter. A beautiful family.
At the entrance to his home is this bench at the beginning of the private drive. I’ve always liked it because it is shaded. I’m not a great fan of a lot of sun. To me this is a perfect, peaceful setting.