I keep Hoping that the Next Update for My Old Windows Phone is an Option to Make It An Android

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Windows Phone pic

WHY CAN’T YOU HAVE USEFUL AND BETTER APPS WINDOWS PHONE?!!!  Is it just me?  Or are there others who feel like Microsoft has taken your trust–yet again? Threw it on the ground.  And, Walked on it; while staring you dead in the face.

Yes.  This is going to be a rant.  (Sigh.)  Oh, and this is totally Read More

Why Haven’t We Been Back to The Moon?

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image of astronaut on the moon

Image: NASA photo

A moon question popped into my head while preparing to write another travel article for a client. I got side-tracked and wandered off down a proverbial rabbit hole.  So yes, now, I too want to know why we haven’t been back to the moon.

To be honest, some of the official answers seemed a lot lamer than those thought of as “conspiracy”  theories.   Just to dismiss that we haven’t been back to the moon, which is said to be only 3 days away, because it is too expensive  is weak.  Also, I read that the rocket boosting power doesn’t exist anymore… really?  And then, my favorite, that we just don’t want to go back to just “pick up a couple of rocks” — but there has to be a greater reason and  to prepare to stay out there for long periods of time is not feasible, therefore  we’re just not going back yet, (taking a breath from the run on sentence I just typed) …. is also unacceptable.

Actually I would like to see someone go back to pick up a couple of rocks and maybe some dirt to prove how easy it would be.  I would like to see if our flag “was still there”.  It would be a welcomed changed from the fiascoes we got going on down here, on this earth right now.

And, who was taking the pictures of the people on the moon as they went about skipping around, planting flags and what not, other astronauts or did they take a whole filming crew with them?  I’m just saying, the pictures were always on point.  With the drones, and bots, and updated equipment and gear–that trip to the moon should be easy-peasy.

The other thing I read from a site called  UFOInsight.com… yep, I went there was also very interesting tho’.  It said that we haven’t been back because of other reasons.  Either way, it’s just strange to me that since the early 70’s, we ain’t been in no hurry to get back.  It’s like the answer is always, ‘Yep…we’ll get back there one day.’  lol.  Anyway, for your weekend pleasure and enjoyment, I put links to a few of the articles I read below.  That UFO one though, I listed that at the end to save the best for last. 😉  …don’t forget to ‘look up’.

Welp, time to get back to work.

Resources:

Sites:
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-real-story-of-apollo-17-and-why-we-never-went-ba-1670503448

Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/04/07/why-havent-we-been-back-to-the-moon/#488ebc8a3be4

Space.com
http://www.space.com/7015-40-years-moon-landing-hard.html

UFOInsight.com
https://www.ufoinsight.com/nasa-return-moon/

Ohio Festivals Starting Up in March 2017

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Image: Crowd at Ohio Festival

Spring is starting up and in Ohio, so are the festivals.  I’ve been in Columbus for a few weeks now, and I must say it’s been a very nice experience catching up with my son, his wife and grands.  Yep, I’m a ‘pop-pop’… og style.  😉

So, with the warmer days showing up every now and then, I was wondering what things went on in the state during the spring.  As it turns out, Ohio has several ‘Avant-Garde’, trade and craft shows happening starting in March.

The link to the page that contains dates, locations, telephone numbers for a few of the festivals we found is: <Here>  Upcoming Ohio Festivals .

Some of the events listed are below:

March 18 -March 19, 2017 :

Rocky River Spring Avant-Garde Show.  Rocky River, OH – 21016 Hilliard Blvd.

Link: <http://festivalsandevents.com/festival.php?state=OH>

March 25, 2017:    

Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Show.  Hilliard, OH – 5462 Center St.

Link: <http://festivalsandevents.com/festival.php?state=OH>

 

March 25, 2017    

Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Show.  Hilliard, OH – 5462 Center St.

Link:  <http://festivalsandevents.com/festival.php?state=OH>

 

April 08, 2017    

Spring Craft & Vendor Show.  Mesopotamia, OH – 4300 Kinsman RD. NW

Link:  <http://festivalsandevents.com/festival.php?state=OH>

 

If you are in the area, it might be a great time to come out and enjoy while taking in some of the local arts and crafts.

First Christian Church-Charlotte BBQ

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October 14, 2016:  Church BBQ.   Come get some mouth-watering home made BBQ expertly prepared (on site!) and hickory smoked. Eat in or drive-thru, $9 for plate or pound. Plates include: homemade sauce and slaw, chips, bun, and BBQ. Pound bags include sauce and slaw.

More Information: Church BBQ Info

Location:

1200 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016   Time: 11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.

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Matthews Alive Festival 2016

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2-5 September 2016:  Matthews Alive Festival.  A Labor Day weekend celebration held in support of local non-profit organizations in Matthews and the surround area.  Click the link below if you want more information about being a volunteer or vendor.  Also get information about events and attractions.

More Information:  Matthews Alive Festival

Location:

Historic Downtown
Matthews, North Carolina

Date: September 2-5, 2016   Time: Visit site for time information