Off the Map with Guy Perkins

By on June 20, 2011

Everyone who know me understands I’m just techno deficient. Most of that is by choice. Time being the precious commodity that it is… technology has a way of slipping up and owning you. Stop for a moment and observe. I’ll bet not one day will go by that your’e having a conversation with someone and their phone will buzz and they lose eye contact with you and pay attention to the phone. We still use the phone while driving more than we should. Twitter…………… uh ok, the birds are doing that outside as I type. So that is about where I’m at.

And yes I love cooking over a regular old wood camp fire. However, I like cooking while standing alongside a propane fueled stove as well. So draw your lines where you stand with technology. Just take into account how it effects those around you and if it is positive…… hey, you know you’re on the right track.

Speaking of “track”, it was road trip week from hell last week. I visited 22 dealers and covered just shy of 2,000 miles on the pavement. So I was bombing along on a short cut using a paper map when the sign read: dirt road ahead. No biggy, the sharply dotted line on the map was strung right into the town I was headed for. As I rounded the corner I saw nothing but air!!! I’m not one for heights, really that should be left to birds. This narrow road had a straight down drop off like nothing I had ever seen!! The sign said 25 MPH so I thought, “well others have been here, they left a sign”. About 15 minutes into my decent I was comforted (heavy sarcasm) by signs that read, “school bus stops ahead”. What?…… They have got to be kidding! Nope. No less than three school bus stop signs on this canyon wall. I hung my camera out the window for a brief moment and snapped this photo because “showing” those who know how much I hate heights would be better than “telling”.

Let me just say that I made the appointment on time….white knuckles and all. So to celebrate my bravery it is contest time again. The first reader to identify where I’m at will win one of my new favorite propane stoves. The BS40C Blind Stove. Add a comment with your guess to this post using the form below. The winner will be determined by accuracy of location and time of response. So, if two folks guessed exactly where I was and one commented two seconds ahead of the other. That early entry would win.

Happy Guessing,