Rocky View

A little drone action along Gibson Flats Road on the SE side of town.


“The Verizon District”

We have the “Mattress District” on 10th Avenue South at 9th Street, much to the dismay of mattress-haters and people who seem to forget that not too long ago, there were THREE video-rental stores in that area (Hastings, Blockbuster, Hollywood). Now it looks like we can refer to a stretch of 3rd Street NW as the “Verizon District.” Once this becomes operational, we will have not one, not two, but THREE VZW stores within about…


Fire north of Skyline

The good news is that nobody was hurt, and property damage seems to have been limited to a barn and possibly an outbuilding. The bad news is that there was a fire. More good news: Great Falls Fire Rescue, Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department, and other emergency personnel did an amazing job, as always. It was a bit scary in the first few minutes, coming nearly one year after last year’s huge (6,000 acre) “Vineyard…


Paying it forward at Ford’s

Stopped at Ford’s Drive In to get some tasty burgers, fries, and a corn dog for me and my lovely bride on Wednesday. Parked next to a large white pickup truck that had what I am pretty sure was a dad, mom, and teen son. On the other side of the truck was a large sedan with an older gentleman. The friendly car-hop took my order and zipped around the lot and inside for a…


Riverside Park Flight

Took the Phantom for a spin at the park today!


Drone Upgrade!

I have a new hobby! My lovely bride surprised me with a Hover Passport drone for Christmas, and it is SO cool. It’s small, safe, and awesome. The drawbacks: the range is very limited – about 100 feet; and it does NOT like windy conditions AT ALL. But it got me absolutely fascinated with drone video, so I took the plunge and bought a DJI Phantom a few days ago. In a word: AWESOME. Can’t…


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