Cloudy with a Chance of Rain


OMG all it does is rain in this damn town I mean really why, why does it have is constantly raining. It’s because it’s a freaking rainforest, Yeah a cold ass rainforest. I am debating whether moving here was a logical decision I don’t know . The other day I was wearing a puffy vest and it was filled with water, I mean its scary rain; Roland Emmerich kind of rain. Well here is some information on Rain in Juneau and then some information about the rainforest I am Currently living in J

Average Rainfall for Juneau

 

Month Precipitation
Jan 4.81in.
Feb 4.02in.
Mar 3.51in.
Apr 2.96in.
May 3.48in.
Jun 3.36in.
Jul 4.14in.
Aug 5.37in.
Sept 7.54in.
Oct 8.30in.
Nov 5.43in.
Dec 5.41in.

The driest month in Juneau is April with 2.96 inches of precipitation, and with 8.30 inches October is the wettest month.

Rain, Rain and More Rain

by Robert Kanan, WCM (RET), Weather Forecast Office, Juneau, AK


A record precipitation total of 85.06 inches was observed at Juneau International Airport during l991. However, the airport is located at one of the driest places in the greater Juneau area. So, how wet was the rest of Juneau?

To answer that question, it is necessary to take a brief look at what causes rain in our mid-latitude rain forest.

The most important prerequisite is availability of moisture. The Gulf of Alaska has been called the graveyard of North Pacific storms since so many come to rest in the gulf after a long journey across the Pacific Ocean. These maritime low pressure centers often gather warm moist air from tropical latitudes and carry it along in the prevailing westerly winds.

That moisture is then pushed onshore over the rim of the gulf. Except for short periods of cold arctic outflows from Northwest Canada, all of Southeast Alaska has a maritime climate. Overall, there is abundant moisture available.

The other prerequisite for rain is a lifting mechanism to raise the moist air to cool it enough to condense into precipitation. Weather fronts associated with these North Pacific lows cause strong upward motion. Our fall and winter storms are a good example of frontal induced rains.

Instability, when cold air aloft allows the warmer air below to rise, is another main lifting mechanism. Heavy showers after a front moves through the area and our summer showers, including the very infrequent thundershowers, are the result of that instability.

However, the one lifting mechanism that is constant and is available year-round is orographic lifting. The steep terrain of Southeast Alaska forces any onshore flow to rise. The Fairweather Range is the steepest rise from tidewater anywhere in the world. The elevation rises from sea level to 15,000 feet in only a dozen miles. Steep terrain abounds, at lesser heights, throughout Southeast.

Precipitation over this steep terrain, mostly in the form of snow, is the source of the Juneau Icefield, as well as several of the largest glaciers in North America. During weak onshore flow, these mountain barriers are the primary lifting mechanism.

Any onshore flow is likely to produce precipitation in the Panhandle. Much of our rainfall occurs at a relatively high atmospheric pressure. This is often due to high pressure building over the eastern Gulf of Alaska, which gives an onshore component to the wind. In general, high pressure building from the south through west means wet weather for Southeast Alaska.

This is the opposite of the continental climate of much of the Lower 48 states, where high pressure usually means a drying, clearing trend. So don’t be surprised if it is raining when your home barometer is in the high pressure part of the scale, which is often marked, “fair.”

In wet years Juneau has more than 250 days of precipitation. Only 3 percent of these rainy days produce more than an inch at the airport. This means that Juneau has many light precipitation events in which terrain provides the main lifting and defines the precipitation pattern.

Cooperative observers have provided the National Weather Service with precipitation observations around the Juneau area. A limited number of 15 locations and a data record that varies from as little as two years to more than 10 years exists. This small sample is best converted to a percentage for matching years at the airport. This allows a good estimate of the average precipitation pattern around the Juneau area.

Almost all the residents of Juneau live below 500 feet of elevation, so this is where the observations were taken. The increase in precipitation with elevation is several times greater than any horizontal difference. One summer, rain at about 2,500 feet above sea level on the ridge east of Mount Juneau was more than 300 percent more than downtown Juneau. This very large increase with elevation is probably representative throughout the Juneau area. Caution should be used in applying the precipitation maps close to the steepest slopes.
Compared to Downtown and the valley, North Douglas and Auke Bay are relatively dry.

Looking at Map No.1, the most noticeable feature is the large minimum that includes the airport and extends over much of the Mendenhall delta, the tip of North Douglas Island and all of Auke Bay. This relatively dry area is due to the distance from steep terrain and the result of the spreading out of the wind blowing up Gastineau Channel. Vertical lifting is least enhanced over this area. It should be noted that the main Indian settlement in the Juneau area was located on the north shore of Auke Bay in a very dry area.

The wettest place in Juneau is the “rain belt,” encompassing both sides of Gastineau Channel from approximately Sheep Creek extending north to Salmon Creek and including downtown. Average precipitation in the rain belt is 50 to 65 percent greater than the airport. In 1991, that translated into almost 130 inches of liquid sunshine in West Juneau.

There are three main reasons for the rain belt. First, any southerly flow in Gastineau Channel is squeezed and forced up as the channel narrows because of the protruding terrain along Salisbury Ridge, Mount Roberts and Mount Juneau.

Secondly, the rain belt is bounded by very steep terrain. Lastly, the lifting of the onshore flow over the mountains on Douglas Island produces a spillover effect as precipitation in the higher elevations moves over Gastineau Channel.

Many Juneau residents perceive the Mendenhall Valley to be a relatively dry area. This may be due to the easy-to-remember sunny afternoons when it is still raining in town. Actually, most of the valley is quite wet and is a close second to the rain belt with nearly 50 percent more precipitation than the airport.

It is wet because the valley is narrow and few places are very far from steep terrain. The valley also faces any onshore flow like a large funnel. Heintzleman Ridge (Thunder Mountain) is another choke point in the flow up Gastineau Channel and lifting over the ridge may add spillover rain into the valley. Heintzleman Ridge is also a preferred area for summer showers due to heating along its slopes. For similar reasons, the Lemon Creek area is another wet location.
Note the sharp increase in average snowfall North of Auke Bay.

Greater snowfall over the mountains surrounding Juneau is highly visible. The pattern of snowfall near sea level is quite different from the total precipitation pattern. Referring to Map No. 2, the most noticeable feature is the sharp increase in snow north of Auke Bay.

Driving out the road one can see the increase in snow, which on average is more than 50 percent greater than the airport. The main reason for more snow in this area, which otherwise is drier than the rain belt or the valley, is cold air. When cold air invades the Juneau area, Lynn Canal is usually the last place the warm maritime air reaches to change the snow to rain. There is more snow north of Auke Bay simply because the duration of snow is longer.

Snow duration is also longer in the Mendenhall Valley due to cold air drainage from the glacier and the snow cover tends to persist longer than at the airport.

There is another snowfall maximum just north of the rain belt along the North Douglas Highway. The increase in amount of snow along the road during a normal winter is quite apparent as one drives north from the Douglas Bridge toward the Eaglecrest Ski Area. More snow in this area is due to a bit longer duration of snowfall compared to downtown and the rest of the rain belt. Spillover effects over the mountains on Douglas Island also enhance snowfall. In addition, the sun is blocked by the mountains for much of the winter, so local cold air drainage from snow covered hillsides prevails.

While downtown Juneau is much wetter overall than the airport, the snowfall there is equal to the airport. The snowfall minimum is south of downtown close to the water’s edge. This is due primarily to the shorter duration of snow events: The warming of a southerly flow up the channel takes place sooner, and changes snow to rain. This is in contrast to the delay of hours north of downtown, and even days later north of the airport, before the snow becomes rain.

The variability of precipitation around Juneau can be explained in terms of the complex and steep terrain. By converting a limited data base in the Juneau area to a percentage of airport precipitation, we have a useful estimate of the pattern throughout the Juneau area. Using this percentage difference scheme, it would be valid to compare the longer term averages, such as multi-year totals near sea level, to any of the available airport data back to 1943. One can also use these maps to estimate precipitation amounts in any given area knowing the corresponding airport total.

Some info on the Rainforest

The Temperate Rainforest:
You may be surprised to learn that Alaska is home to a very rare ecosystem: the temperate rainforest. The Alaskan rainforest contains some 22.5 million acres of ancient growth, including 1000-year-old trees, and a diverse mixture of wildlife. It is the largest temperate rainforest in the world. Located in the Tongass and Chugach National Parks, this temperate rainforest captures both the wild nature of the primeval forest and a true sense of the value of our planet. Both forests have become featured locations of Alaskan tourism in recent years. Unlike most other states, Alaska does not have plants like poison ivy or poison oak.

The Tongass National Forest:
Everything-or so it seems-in the 49th state is bigger than in the Lower 48, national forests included. The biggest of the big is Tongass National Forest, which encompasses roughly 17 million acres and extends 500 miles northward along the Pacific coastline from the Alaska-Canada border. As a matter of scale, consider that the largest national forest outside of Alaska (Nevada’s Toiyabe) weighs in at 4 million acres.

The Tongass’ terrain varies from coastal rain forests to volcanic uplands, from glacial fjords to tundra meadows. Wide stream valleys carved by glaciers slice through dense forests, and the forest’s tall snow-capped mountain ranges count some of the highest peaks in North America.

Often called “the forest of islands,” the Tongass is in many locations only accessible by air or boat, via a route known as the Inside Passage. The Tongass is also characterized by its lush rainforest of gigantic western hemlock and Sitka spruce. A wet, maritime climate ensures that most areas of the Tongass are doused with anywhere from 8 to 13 or more feet of rainfall a year. Prime growing conditions for the world’s largest temperate rainforest means that visitors to the forest should invest in good raingear before arriving

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There is more than one way to skin a tree


Adventures of National Public Lands Day

Yesterday was National Public Lands Day in Juneau Alaska; well I guess it was everywhere considering it was National. Well all of the AmeriCorps were bullied into going and work outside, even though my job description clearly states

Job Description:

  1. Work on Computer
  2. Answer Phones
  3. Look clean

Well I don’t believe that working outside in the rain, in the woods necessarily fall under any one of those categories. Nicole and I get picked up by Marilyn (who is CRAZY and I love her).

  • Marilyn side story, she is currently trolling the streets of Douglas looking for dead Porcupines because she is planning to de-picker them and use these pickers for art projects. Today as we speak she has a dead porcupine sitting in her shed that the crows have already picked clean.

               She has a wonderful idea to outfit all of the volunteers with Mardi gras beads, one problem they are all Budweiser necklaces. So on the way there Nicole and I have the privilege of removing all the beer logos so we can have some Mardi gras fun up in those Tongrass. Now we get to the site where we will have some food and coffee and get some more intelligent outdoor people to explain the type of crap will have to do for the day. We kind of mill around and talk to people basically just the people we know because why would we want to start being too friendly. Marilyn is running around putting necklaces on EVERYONE, I think the dog even had one. Ok I get some coffee and a McDonald’s sandwich; well I will be shitting in the woods in about 21 minutes. A couple of people talk while I pretend to pay attention and then we start splitting off into groups. Kyle (who knows my discomfort with outdoor working tell me to go with the reforestations group) basically our job is to make the wood look pretty I think.

  • Now I have to take a second and describe the weather, its cold, raining like a MOTHER and cold. Now I again don’t have much in the way of outdoor clothing so I am wearing seven layers of cotton with my Extra Tuffs and Rain pants. Thanks God Marilyn let me borrow her Raincoat otherwise I might have drowned by the end of the day.

Back to the pain, well once we get into our smaller group we then divide up into smaller groups, one group is going to be moving moss and the other is going to be skinning trees. Now when she was explain the options maybe I was not paying attention. I was playing with the cool tool and did not realize that by holding the tool I had volunteer myself for the tree skinning party instead of the moss movers. Well once I was balled in there was no backing out I had to follow through and be a Man.

Now I don’t know how many of my readers have actually skinned a tree or know what the hell I am even talking about.

Information about Draw Knives and Tree Skinning

A draw knife, or drawknife, is a time-honored tool used mainly to remove bark from logs. Other uses include shaping wood especially for turning on a wood lathe. Learning to use a drawknife isn’t hard, but as with working with any sharp blade, caution and safety should always be forefront in the mind.

 1 Secure the log into a shaving horse or in a mounted vice.

 2 Position yourself at one end of the log. Put a hand on each handle of the draw knife with the blade facing you.

 3 Work the drawknife under the bark at the end of the log.

 4 Use quick pulls on the knife to peel back the bark from the wood.

 5 Continue to work the knife with even pressure under the bark until you reach the end of the log.

 6 Reposition the log if necessary and repeat the process until all bark is removed.

Read more: How to Use a Draw Knife | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2161042_use-draw-knife.html#ixzz10h3OV7Oa

 This whole tree skinning thing is very big up here in Alaska and it was going to be our main priority for the day. a tall man with a giant hard hat with big funny ear muffs whose main job is to skin trees year round, takes us up the hill to a pile of about 6 trees and tell us to start skinning. So I choose one of the trees and start gyrating all over it trying to make this big pencil sharpener take some of this bark. Finally I am starting to get some of the bark and then the other whiter shit off the tree and get down to the wood part. I look over at Joe’s tree and he is half done, WTF how am I so bad at everything. Now I am truly not exaggerating but these trees were like 12 feet long and 2 feet long, so these were not like twigs and shit it was a friggin tree. I would say an hour went by and I was finally done with my tree. I have skinned a tree all by myself. Now I can add this to the list of things I never wanted to do but now have done and never care to do again.  So I lay next to my log and quietly whimper to myself because I am so sore and really tired already and its only been a hour. I am hoping that once everyone ealse finishes then we can make our way back to the visitor center and maybe get some coffee. Well no, now we have to pick up all the damn bark shaving all over the ground and walk them into the jungle and dispose of them so when tourist walk the trail they won’t see this pile of bark. OMG so I start collect bark , now I just kind of threw mine when no one was looking but its fine I figure it’s part of nature and who the hell would notice when your hiking , I mean who has time to look behind trees for piles of bark when you climbing a freaking mountain . So the forest lady keeps walking away and I am giving back to the dog pushing it into the water puddles anything to be done working. Whew everyone is done and now we should get to go back and get warm and dry. Then forest lady informs us we have another pile of logs that need to be skinned.

WTF

I am just a volunteer not some damn mountain man why the hell am I still in the woods , was there a shortage of big burly Alaskans to do this work , I am supposed to be answering phones not skinning friggin trees. We walk up the path some more till we get to another pile of logs, OMG we are never leaving these woods. I believe I will die in these woods, clutching a draw knife and a piece of bark in hair. This time I pick the smallest tree in the pile (which is still huge ) we all start the process again and some of these people are like ohhhh yeah that first tree was like a warm up , I love skinning I usually hit my stride on tree six .

HOUR GOES BY

I have done half the log and spent the rest of the time laying in the weeds playing with the dog and complaining very loudly about my sore fingers. Finally some wonderful person (Jim) finishes my log and we are done. They tell us we can eat because we are the only team still working “seriously we should have quit a long time ago the other teams are lounging and I am hiding friggin bark from tourists”. After I hide some more bark and we lift all the stupid logs into a pile we start heading back down to the truck to unload the damn supplies and walk the mile to the visitor’s center. Thank god they had food and it was dry in that building. I hope I am gone out of this state before the next National Land day.

The Next Day

I would just like to say that I am crippled, my ass is completely numb and I believe it will be bruised from all the log gyrating and I can’t move my fingers they look like swollen hotdogs I am in so much pain .

Cathleen the Great


Cathleen the Great
Cathleen is an athlete and an amazing one at that. Now ever since I have known her she is very modest about how well she runs and how supremely physical she is. Now she signed up to race in a 10 K here in Juneau and I think that’s about 8 miles. Cathleen runs like 17 on a weekend just for fun, so these 8 miles will be a cake walk. Cathleen was first for the women and second total, she kicked ASS. I am so proud of her, I feel like she is my little sisters. She will continue to dominate the race scene here in Alaska while I continue to get fat and complain about all the things that make my body sore. GREAT JOB COCO all the Douglas Island peeps are so proud.

 Spend some time and catch up on Cathleens biggest triumphs at Cathleens Blog

Break a Neck off a Glacier



Mendenhall Gacier

Today we decided that we world hike to the glacier because I wanted to see it up close while the weather was still nice and not have to hike in a down pour or multiple inches of snow. Jared, Geoff, Nicole, Cathleen, Mirri, Claire and Me all left the trail head and started on the path to the gigantic Glacier. Now as all of my avid readers (Mother) know that I love me a good strenuous hike (NOT). Well its fine and we are actually having a good time chatting and getting to know each other a bit , learning about other jobs and how everyone’s week was. Well we hiked about 15 miles and there is a nice little sign that says

Left : Unmaintained Glacier Trail
Right: Normal Glacier Trail

Well I will give you two chances to guess which damn way we went, yep that’s correct we went to the friggen left. Now I was reassured that it was not bad and it took a lot of time off the hike. Ugh I guess if we can get it done quicker and go home and eat I’ll be happy. OMG this is not a path it’s like jungle bushwhacking I might as well have brought a Machete (Not the movie) with me. We are like just pushing tree and crap out of the way and climbing over tons of stuff to get closer to the Glacier. I don’t know is Jared was following the sun of sticking his fingers in the earth but he we like a tree whisper he was like now we go left. OMG we come out to a clearing and I need to have a rest because I am going to have a heart attack. I may be 24 years old but I believe that Shelly Winters would have been better at this than I was. We start sliding down rocks and Falling down little path ways which have tiny little rocks and crap. This is practically a repeat of Tepotzlan for me and its becoming a bit scary. Cathleen and Nicole are both worried I am going to fall into them so I have now taken the position in front of them so they can just view and laugh when I fall down the rocks. Geoff, Claire and Mirri have gone another way and we don’t see them for a while but they don’t die and I think they may have taken an easier route than the rest of us. Finally we get to this damn glacier.
Now we are not at some view point where we can look at the glacier I mean we are literally standing next to it. It’s one of the most remarkable things I have ever seen in my life, the glacier has such beauty. It’s made up of these colors of blue that I have never seen before, they are turquoise and they are so vivid and amazing, I could have sat in the glacier for hours looking at it. We walk in and through the ices caves taking pictures and enjoying the amazing beauty of it. Now the glacier is constantly melting and receding so as the water melts off we are the first people who have seen this for many years. Finally the others meet up and we take a break out by the water watching the sun melt the glacier and enjoy the magnificent beauty of the day.
We head back and this time we take a complete different route than before, this one basically evolves climbing up the side of a freaking mountain. Jared and Cathleen run up it like it’s a little hill from Telatubbies. Claire and Geoff are fine they are just walking with slower people. Mirri is fine; Nicole who has a completely metal leg with used Honda parts inside of it is doing fine. I on the other hand am huffing and puffing, I am so close to immediate death it’s not even funny. I can’t breathe I can’t talk I am barely able to just keep putting one foot in front of the other this is going to kill me. At one point we get to the top of part of the trail and it’s so windy it almost knocked me over. Now I turn around and Nicole is like holding on to a branch and the wind just blows the crap out of here, it was crazy windy. We finally make it back to the normal trail WHOOO HOOO , just a recap Nicole who is running a risk of having her kneecaps fly out of her leg at any second fine ,Andrew nothing physically wrong: Almost dead .
It takes us way too long to get out the damn woods and back to the van so we can go get food. It was an amazing sight and one of the most beautiful things ever but I don’t need to make that DAMN hike ever again.

Lions and Tigers and Two Bears OH MY GOD


Bear
I returned home from Survivor/ Laundry night to see my neighbors standing on their walkway looking past my house to the left. I wave and they say “hey there’s a bear look “OMG I run over there and hear something smashing around in the trash area and low and behold out walks a bear with a big hefty bag hanging from his mouth. I am up two flights of stairs and about forty feet from him but he is so cool. Now once he sits down and starts eating I walk down the two sets of stairs telling my Neighbors to contact my mother in case I get eaten. I am able to take some pictures closer to the fence but they are still dark. I go back to the top because there are some kids screwing around outside and clearly they are going to get eaten by this bear and I want o be able to film it so I can have tons of hits on Youtube.

We are al standing there talking and we hear some banging. OMG another bear so we walk slowly the other way back towards the play sets and see the trash house doors open , all of a sudden the biggest bear is standing and walks right out of the house with a bag of trash me my neighbor jumped a bit and got some pictures but he quickly disappeared into the woods.

At this point these kid start really screwing around they are like walking behind the bear and shit I am sure one of them will be missing tomorrow morning and the bear will be like MUAH MUAH . After about another thirty minutes the bear left as well. WOW what a crazy scary experience and I hope I never run into a bear while I am outside here in Alaska

Whole lot of crazy up in here


Los Locos de Juneau
I don’t know what is in the water up here but there is a whole lot of crazy up in this city, I mean some of these people are INSANE. They are crazy they all ride the bus , and guess what us AmeriCorps members ride every day , yes that correct the BUS. Here are four little stories for your enjoyment.

Story One “No you can’t have one “
Cast
• Andrew
• Crazy teenage Girl
• Even crazier older man

One day I was riding the bus home from work and at the federal building I have to take a transfer to Douglass. Well my theory or the bus is that if I put my headphones in and give nasty glances then no one will talk to me. Normally this theory proves excellent, well today I board the transfer bus, I shoot a few mean glances in the way of some old lady and a woman with a child. I find a seat towards the end of the bus and put my bag on the seat next to me (another tip for keeping people away). I am sitting there minding my own business (throwing the occasional glare) and lo and behold someone pats my shoulder. I take out my head phone and turn around, OHHH it’s a giant teenage girl and some creepy guy . “Where did you get all your braclets?” Say Girl, “All over “I reply. Now crazy guy chimes in pulling up his sweatshirt, he shows up a arm filled with bands like live strong. OMG what are these people smoking that makes them think I care. “CAN I HAVE ONE? “Whines the girl. I don’t know what my face looked like but I am just assuming it was a look of disgust because the first words that fell out of my mouth were “NO”, “OH WHY “she rebuttals, OMG now I have to explain myself; “Because I have been given them as presents form people in my life and I am not giving them up “. “Oh ok “ and she looks at her friend who has been talking about his damn bracelets the whole time , OMG I quickly look forward shoot a glance at the old man in the row next to me ad quickly put my headphones back in . OMG I don’t know how much more I can handle on these busses maybe I will have to start being meaner.

“Disclaimer, these stories have been told to me and I felt that I should share them, because they are GREAT “

Story Two “Phone Numbers “
Cast
• Cathleen
• Undetermined Teenage boy between the ages of 13 -18

So Cathleen is on the bus and we are texting, she send me a text telling me a boy is talking to her??? YEH I am Happy for Cathleen maybe she can get an Alaskan boyfriend. Nope she just went on the bus trolling for a mate and came out with the phone number of a 14 year old boy from the middle school who now texts her almost hourly.

Story Three “I don’t like the Taste “
Cast
• Nicole
• Teenage boy (possibly the same boy Cathleen is talking with)
Nicole gets on the bus one evening and sits up in the front because she is only one of two people on the bus. the minute the bus starts up again the boy from the back of the bus gets up and moves to the seat next to Nicole ( That backpack trick would have helped).
This is how the conversation unfolded
Boy: you smoke Crack?
Nicole: No
Boy: OH, I do , How old are you ?
Nicole: 22
Boy: I’m 18 (LIE) so have you ever tried Alcohol?
Nicole: Yes
Boy: Yeah I don’t like the taste of it
Nicole’s mind: But you like Crack?

Story Four ” Making Sushi ??? ”
Cast
• Cathleen
• Crazy guy
Cathleen is riding the bus home one day and is sitting across from a particular Crazy guy. Crazy is singing and muttering to himself , now Cathleen can make out something that he is saying “ I’m Going to Cut emm gonna Cut emm” Cathleen reaches up and pulls the stop , she had to walk like four extra stops to get home but she did not have to be on bus any longer with that wacko.

My Favorite Things ??


I cant Sleep so I was thinking what are some of my Favorite things in all the world. What are some places or things that I have done that have made my life better , well here is the List. If you want me to elaborate just ask 🙂

100 Most amazing Times/ Places / Experiences I have done in my life

1. Home
2. Climbing Mt Roberts and watching the sun set
3. Walking Through Zion National Park
4. Going to the Top of the Eiffel Tower
5. Exploring a Glacier
6. Wild Caving down South
7. Learning how to build a house in Mississippi
8. Desert Safari in Dubai
9. Las Estacas
10. Tea at the Burj Dubai
11. Dinner at Augusto’s in Rome
12. Touring the Coliseum
13. Caesars Palace in las Vegas
14. La Fayuca
15. The Grand Canyon
16. Old Faithfull
17. Taquanamen Falls
18. Wisconsin Dells
19. Disney World
20. The Coffee Plantation , Waterfall Shower
21. The Mountain of Tepotzlan
22. The Beach in Acapulco
23. Sturgis in The Black Hills
24. The Pub Crawl in Venice
25. The McDonalds in Milan
26. Notre Dame Cathedral
27. The Race in Mexico
28. The Mall of America
29. El Mercado Principal
30. Casa Loma
31. Game Night with the Grandparents
32. Whitefish Point
33. Castil St Angelo
34. The St Louis Arch
35. The Rodeo in Arizona
36. Kayaking in Alaska
37. The Alantis Hotel in Dubai
38. The Club in Florence
39. Mega in Mexico
40. Sparkys Hot Tub
41. Frida Kahlos House
42. Gunajuato
43. Taxco
44. Puebla
45. Carnival in Tepotzlan
46. The Casino that Cares
47. The Mackinaw Bridge
48. Frankenmouth hotel
49. The tiny restaurant in Venice with Scallops
50. MGM Grand in Las Vegas
51. Red Square in Mandalay Bay Hotel
52. Cashing at the pit in Tecumseh ( with Cheng Lei )
53. The Community meeting In Venezuela
54. Driving with Ross Gandy
55. The Party Bus
56. The Coffee Shop in Rome
57. Watched Joey Be born
58. Graduated with Two Degrees
59. Bought Chi Chi
60. Evans Street Station
61. The Pantheon in Paris
62. The Lourve
63. St Peters Basicalla
64. The Taxis in Rome
65. The Busses In Mexico
66. The Presidential Slide in The Black hills
67. New Years Eve party
68. The Plane Fire in Aruba
69. Swimming With the Children in Venezuela
70. Playing Cards with Gela
71. Espiga with Kippur
72. Tias walking time
73. My Car
74. The Tejone Attack
75. The Wrong Wedding / Reception
76. Chinelos Attack
77. Scones on Vacation
78. The Pool with the Ducks At Disney world
79. The Trampoline
80. Potter Park Zoo
81. Juneau
82. Camping with the whole Family
83. Trips to Tulsa
84. Necto with Jess
85. Paranormal Activity
86. Cashing with the Peacocks
87. Horrocks
88. Taco Bell
89. Beer Olympics
90. Scavanger Hunts with the Church Kids
91. Awana Olympics
92. The Five Hundred Mile Hike in Arizona
93. Target
94. Falling Asleep in the bus at Zion
95. The Passion Play
96. Playing in the pool with Luis , Franco and Miranda
97. Hide and Seek
98. Manny Summers
99. Ypsi Water Park
100. The Seafood Place in Mississippi