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Month: December 2017

Does Bethlehem ever have a White Christmas?

Does Bethlehem ever have a White Christmas?

Recently, I saw a post in a Facebook group I am a part of. It was posted by an Australian who was frustrated that, despite it being summer in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas still carries a winter theme there. This reminded me of when I lived in Abilene, Texas. Unlike my last Christmas, which was in Idaho, Abilene is neither in the mountains nor in a state that borders Canada. I enjoyed four Christmases in Abilene, but the weather on…

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SLIDESHOW – Trip to see the meteor shower

SLIDESHOW – Trip to see the meteor shower

With all this talk of “the best meteor shower of 2017,” Alisha and I decided to go on an adventure to take advantage of the majorly clear skies and lack of rain in northern Nevada. Knowing that the lights of Fernley, Fallon,¬†and Reno would drown out the night sky, we made the trek north to Black Rock Desert. We perched ourselves out on the playa a few miles from where the Burning Man festival is held and got the pictures…

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What difference does elevation make for air pressure?

What difference does elevation make for air pressure?

Saturday, my wife and I took a few kids we go to church with up to Mount Rose and Lake Tahoe while their mom had a work meeting in Reno. After spending some time playing in the snow where Highway 431 crosses the mountain (elevation 8,911), we drove down to Kings Beach for some hot chocolate. As we descended to the side of the lake, the oldest kid we were watching was unable to make her ears pop despite several…

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