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Strength and beauty — Washington DC (April 2014)

"Tough times don’t last but tough people do." —A. C. Green*

Close friends are the family you choose.  The friends who mail letters and make you fall off a chair {literally} laughing. The friends who would/do drop everything to be there, no questions asked.  The friends who are *always* up for adventure — big or small — even being the best/worst/best partner {hypothetically} on The Amazing Race.  The friends who inspire you with their strength, loyalty, empathy, and love.

*Today’s MilePost quote resonated deeply.  Tonight, especially, counting every gift…particularly, family by birth, by choice, and by love.

anonymous asked:

"I hate this car" (five-sentence meme)

“Whose fault is it that it smells like kielbasa in here?” Deeks asks, tilting his head to try and see the milepost marker.  Still 92 miles to go.  Yay.

Kensi huffs but doesn’t lift her face from her phone.  “The fetus’.”

“The fetus made you drop sausage into the space between the seat and the back?”

“It made me want the sausage in the first place.”

“Oh,” he wiggles his eyebrows, “you wanted the sausage long before the fetus came into the picture.  The big, meaty hunk of man sausage.”

“Great, now I’ve got another craving.”  She clicks off her phone.  “Take the next exit.”

Hell yes.  He speeds up to get past a truck and into the turn lane.  Road-side quickie.  They haven’t had one of those forever.  Maybe the second trimester really is as horny as all those pregnancy books claim.

“Take a left,” she instructs.

Deeks takes the turn and his eyes land on a giant red and orange sign.  His heart sinks.  “Wienerschnitzel?  Really?  I thought you wanted…”

Kensi makes a sour face.  “There’s no way I’m doing that in this car.  It smells like kielbasa in here.”

“Oh.”  Damn.  Damn, damn, damn.

“We’re doing it in the bathroom,” she says as she swings open her door.  “Meet me there in three.  I have to pee first.”

Best. Trimester. Ever.

Blue Ridge Parkway Maintenance Trail | Milepost 420 | North Carolina

There are lots of little maintenance trails alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway that don’t show up on any trail maps or have any signs to let you know they are there. One of those is a hidden gem in the high country at milepost 420 directly across from the Black Balsam spur road. It’s great for an hour stroll to brighten you senses, or if you’re looking for a quiet and peaceful spot for lunch away from the madness of Graveyard Fields. With magnificent views of Pilot Mountain and Black Balsam and Mt. Pisgah, you will get a visual treat, but don’t forget to study the ground too. There are a number of mosses and lichens that would be more at home in Canada than the Southern Appalachians.

Milepost 2015

The MILEPOST® is the “quintessential” travel guide to Alaska and the highways and byways of the North. Since 1949, this “bible of North Country Travel” has offered mile-by-mile logs of all Northern routes, with details on road conditions, ferry travel, lodging, camping, fishing, sightseeing and services in Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest Territories. Travelers will find…

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Short Stretch Of Blue Ridge Parkway In North Carolina To Close For Bridge Repairs

Short Stretch Of Blue Ridge Parkway In North Carolina To Close For Bridge Repairs

Bridge repairs will require a roughly nine-mile-long stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina to close for about two months beginning April 1, 2015.

Parkway officials say the closure is necessary to to make critical repairs to Deep Gap Bridge at US 421. A detour will be signed in the area from Milepost 269.8, at Phillips Gap north of the bridge to Milepost 276.4 at the US 421 ramp.…

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Blue Ridge Parkway releases 2015 opening schedule

Blue Ridge Parkway releases 2015 opening schedule

The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce its 2015 opening schedule for seasonal facilities and services. From preparing campgrounds for visitors, to planning engaging family programs, Parkway staff, volunteers, and partners are getting ready for a strong visitor season.

In 2015, the Parkway will reopen Crabtree Falls Campground and Picnic Area, near Milepost 339. Parkway Superintendent Mark…

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Oregon: Portland man, 24, took own life in US-26 explosion

Oregon: Portland man, 24, took own life in US-26 explosion

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. — A 24-year-old man from Portland took his own life in an explosion near Highway 26 last week.

Deputies first responded to the Rhododendron area around milepost 48 on US-26 for a reported explosion last Thursday morning.

The body of Jeffrey Roger Williams was found near a white sedan, along with evidence of an explosion, parked several feet from the highway. »»»» FROM:…

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Highway 12 closed by massive rock slide west of Lolo - The Missoulian

Highway 12 closed by massive rock slide west of Lolo – The Missoulian

LOLO – U.S. Highway 12 between Lolo and Lolo Pass remained closed Tuesday evening after a massive early morning rock slide near milepost 18.

Crews on the steep slope above the westbound lane spent the afternoon drilling and blasting to remove other rocks that had the potential of tumbling from the mountainside in the warm, wet weather conditions.

More blasting was on tap to reduce the rocks on…

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Highway 12 closed by massive rock slide west of Lolo - The Missoulian

Highway 12 closed by massive rock slide west of Lolo – The Missoulian

LOLO – U.S. Highway 12 between Lolo and Lolo Pass remained closed Tuesday evening after a massive early morning rock slide near milepost 18.

Crews on the steep slope above the westbound lane spent the afternoon drilling and blasting to remove other rocks that had the potential of tumbling from the mountainside in the warm, wet weather conditions.

More blasting was on tap to reduce the rocks on…

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Highway 12 closed by massive rock slide west of Lolo - The Missoulian

Highway 12 closed by massive rock slide west of Lolo – The Missoulian

LOLO – U.S. Highway 12 between Lolo and Lolo Pass remained closed Tuesday evening after a massive early morning rock slide near milepost 18.

Crews on the steep slope above the westbound lane spent the afternoon drilling and blasting to remove other rocks that had the potential of tumbling from the mountainside in the warm, wet weather conditions.

More blasting was on tap to reduce the rocks on…

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Forest Service Closing Graveyard Fields to Overnight Camping due to Recent Bear Encounter

Forest Service Closing Graveyard Fields to Overnight Camping due to Recent Bear Encounter

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Mar. 20, 2015 – The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing the Graveyard Fields Area at milepost 418 on the Blue Ridge Parkway to overnight camping.

This closure, issued in consultation with the N.C. Wildlife Commission, has been implemented due to human safety concerns after a bear entered a tent and removed a hiker’s backpack. No injuries were reported.

The U.S.…

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Highway 12 closed by massive rock slide west of Lolo - The Missoulian

Highway 12 closed by massive rock slide west of Lolo – The Missoulian

LOLO – U.S. Highway 12 between Lolo and Lolo Pass remained closed Tuesday evening after a massive early morning rock slide near milepost 18.

Crews on the steep slope above the westbound lane spent the afternoon drilling and blasting to remove other rocks that had the potential of tumbling from the mountainside in the warm, wet weather conditions.

More blasting was on tap to reduce the rocks on…

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Mortgage Rates Lowest in 2 Weeks Ahead of Fed

By Matthew Graham

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates continue gently lower again today, extending a recent winning streak that’s seen improvements on 6 out of the past 7 days. While any winning streak is a welcome sight to fans of low rates, this one is most appropriately chalked up to the heavy losing streak intact for the 5 previous weeks. February ended up being the worse month for mortgage rates since the mid-2013 ‘taper tantrum,’ and our recent improvements are possible only due to that fact. In bouncing back from those higher rates the financial markets that underlie mortgage rate movements are essentially getting into a nimble position for tomorrow’s FOMC (Fed) Announcement. It’s not uncommon to see trading levels head back to well-traveled mileposts from previous journeys and the current territory is about as well-traveled…(read more)

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