Charles W. Moore

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  • College Station area geocaches

    Posted on December 5th, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    We have started to Geocache again here in Texas. We have found 13± caches here and a few of those were 4+ difficulty. We are pretty happy with ourselves. Hopefully, the spirit does not wane and we continue throughout this season.

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  • RV Flat Tow Guides

    Posted on November 10th, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    Welcome to MotorHome dinghy guide central. Here, you can find all the flat-towing dinghy guides going back to 1990 in digital PDF format. Each digital guide is packed with setup tips, additional equipment and a full list of the model year’s dinghy-ready vehicles.

    https://www.motorhome.com/download-dinghy-guides/

    This is well work noting and bookmarking somewhere.

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  • Missive: Meaning, Life, Happiness

    Posted on October 23rd, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    I found this missive, tucked away in a remote cut n paste folder & deep within old archives from who knows when but it was a long time ago:

    Our beloved (person name) was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential  questions.  An over-achiever perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that lead to extreme Stress.  When he stopped touring, he wanted to find balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved – music.

    He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness.

    He could not go any longer.

    He wanted to find peace.

    (persons name ) was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight.

    (persons name ), you will be forever loved and sadly missed.  The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.

    We love you,

    Your Family

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  • An Apple For Everyone

    Posted on October 8th, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    Not too much to say here but they did leave out my all time favorite: Gold Rush, It looks like the Jazz but is firm with an interesting sweet taste that changes flavor as you chew. It is not a really juicy apple and bakes very well.

    May be an image of fruit and text that says 'MOST TART GRANNY SMITH PACIFIC ROSE MCINTOSH EMPIRE JAZZ BRAEBURN LADY ENVY CORT LAND MACOUN AUTUMN GLORY OPAL SUGARBEE SMITTEN JONAGOLD GOLD DELICIOUS RED DELICIOUS SNAPDRAGON HONEYCRISP JUICI AMBROSIA GALA MOST SWEET FUJI'

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  • Five Conversation Starters

    Posted on October 1st, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    It all starts with asking the right questions. Kill the small talk and ban questions like “What do you do?” and “Where are you from?” in favor of these great conversational starters.

    1. What’s your story?

    This open-ended question is bound to trigger something interesting.

    2. What makes you smile when you get up in the morning?

    This gets the action hopping on a positive note from the get-go.

    3. What is that one book that has influenced you the most?

    Behind this question is not the question itself, asking it deepens the conversation If they’re not avid readers, ask about movies or famous people or a trip they took.

    4. What absolutely excites you right now?

    Who doesn’t like to speak from their most passionate space?

    5. What’s the most important thing I should know about you?

    This question will elicit emotions to deepen the conversation and find connecting points.

    Make the conversation about the other person. This selfless act of putting the spotlight on someone else could make you the most interesting person in the room.

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  • Where did the summer go?

    Posted on September 23rd, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    I feel really chagrin. My last post was 25 June and now it is 23 September.

    Well, I spent the summer getting up a tad earlier, eating breakfast and then going out to ride a 5 mile circuit on my 18 speed. After I built myself up, I was consistently riding 10-13mph average for the circuit.

    I did this right up to 6 September when I made a mistake. Near the end of the riding circuit there is a roundabout that I usually take CCW. For some reason I decided to take it CW. Well, the front end tire started to slide out from under me. In an effort to recover, I departed the roundabout right into sapling filled woods. The bike flipped out from under me in an instant and I jammed my shoulder really bad.

    Now, weeks later I am just starting to get better. I have not restarted riding again but expect to next week. Well, I was doing other things too but riding took up half the day so the rest of the day just passed doing this and that.

    We did take the RV to the UP of Michigan to visit my cousin on a famous river. That was fun and took about 10 days total. We experimented with Boondockers Welcome and Harvest Hosts. I think we liked BW more than HH but we will see on our next trip. So, if you add up all the RV organizations we belong to it is a bunch:

    Escapees FMCA Passport America Moose Elks BW HH

    Winnebago Travel Service Dish TV A discount fuel card

    And the list goes on.

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  • New Orleans Bike Tour

    Posted on June 25th, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    Get the inside scoop on two of New Orleans’ most historically-rich districts on a bike tour that covers both the French Quarter and the Garden District. As well as providing a great introduction for first-time visitors, this tour ensures that you skip the hassle of getting stuck in traffic. Know before you go. There are many other tours and some are e-bikes Buzz Nola Bike Tours

    Cancellation policy

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

    Additional Tripadvisor tours:


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  • Sweet Potato Fries

    Posted on June 25th, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    You can have the crispiest sweet potato fries without deep frying, double soaking, twice baking, or anything so involved.

    Mushy sweet potato fries make us sad. Far too often they’re flimsy and limp, and passed off as a more sanctimonious way to eat french fries. But sweet potato fries deserve better. They have all the potential to be as shatteringly crispy as any regular fry, with all the extra flavor and sweetness we’ve come to love in sweet potatoes. Just click the link below.

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-make-crispy-baked-sweet-potato-fries

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  • Flat Acre Farm – BW

    Posted on June 19th, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    The link below is for Flat Acre Farm which is a Boondockers Welcome and Harvest Host friendly place : https://flatacresfarm.com/

    I am also adding a Youtube I found on this place:

    Largely this post is a place holder for myself so I do not lose track of the place. Cheers

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  • Posted on May 21st, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    Strangely, this just popped up this morning and started playing and I though it was kind of cool.

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