The Hills are Alive …

ItSo I thought I would add a section to my blog for the occasional non-gaming related post like this one.  We get a lot of rain around Santa Cruz in the winter, and we’ve had quite a few slides in my neighborhood lately.  Most of them have been comparatively minor this year, until this one.

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The Hills are Alive!

This is the main road loading into town, so that’s interesting.  It also took out the power and as I type this power has been out for a couple of days.  We own a generator, fortunately.  From the sounds of engines emanating from all directions of our redwood forest, I’m guessing we aren’t the only ones.

You know, when I first moved here a couple of years ago I sort of smiled at the weather since I’m from New England and to my thinking winter includes things like snow.  A couple years of drought conditions, with little rain, lulled me into a false sense of bravado.  I’m not laughing anymore. 🙂

Edit on January 24, 2017:  That tree behind the slide, which looks like it is standing up straight in the road, apparently is.  I originally thought it was a trick of perspective, but it turns out I was wrong.  Here is another picture of the slide.

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A friend’s Sage from Talisman

My friend, Warboss Mark, was kind enough to allow me to post a picture of a figure he recently painted from the Talisman board game:  the Sage.  I thought he came out looking pretty good and it is always more fun to play board games where the figures are painted.

Thanks, Mark!

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