Monthly Archives: July 2021

Pamida is Gone But the Old Building Remains

By | July 31, 2021

Abandoned Pamida stores are a common site across the Upper Midwest. Pamida was basically a smaller version of Walmart, located in towns which were too small to attract one. In Park Rapids, Minnesota, as in many other places, the town grew to the point where Walmart built a Supercenter. The effect on Pamida was swift… Read More »

BigBlue 28 Watt 3 USB Solar Charger Review

By | July 26, 2021

Last month, I told you about my newest hobby: messing around with sun energy and solar panels. I purchased a small solar cell phone charger from Harbor Freight. It’s been working great! Shortly after I bought it, my friend Jason presented me with a dire warning. He informed me that I now possessed “the entry-level… Read More »

Happy National Tequila Day!

By | July 24, 2021

Yes, friends: today is National Tequila Day. A holiday celebrated by some more than others! My friend Renae in Colorado tells me that National Tequila Day is her favorite holiday. Well, actually she didn’t say that and will probably kill me if she ever finds out I mentioned her on my blog. But all kidding… Read More »

Beautiful Early 1980s Ford LTD Crown Victoria

By | July 21, 2021

I noticed this BEAUTIFUL old Ford while out walking earlier today. The photo really doesn’t do it justice. Early 1980s LTD Crown Victoria. 100% original. I loved my Oldsmobiles: 1977 Cutlass Supreme, 1978 Ninety-Eight Regency, 1979 Cutlass Supreme Brougham, ’84 Delta 88 Royale. They will always will be my favorites. But I also have a… Read More »

I’ve Driven in 31 of the 50 States

By | July 20, 2021

How many states have you driven through? Not how many states have you visited, but how many have you personally driven in? Extra points if you can remember the first year you did so and list them in order. Okay, here goes: 1 ) Minnesota (1980) 2 ) Wisconsin (1982) 3 ) North Dakota (1983)… Read More »

MD 20/20 Wine aka MAD DOG!

By | July 16, 2021

A friend recently posted this photo on Facebook and asked us to share our memories of the product. Oh, man! Where do I start? Officially, the “MD” stands for Mogen David, the company which produces this wine. But we all knew it as “MAD DOG” because that’s how you acted after downing a few swigs… Read More »