Sunday, May 10, 2009

Vacation

Well, we're leaving on Tuesday for vacation and won't be back until the end of next weekend. Since we'll be in the wilds I won't be doing 'any' blogging, and won't be able to visit everyone's blogs. I'm sure you'll all survive. I probably won't be getting around to blogs tomorrow even, seeing as how I have a lot of things to do before we head out. I'm getting my fishing gear ready in hopes of doing some fishing while I'm gone.

In the meantime, I finished Harry Potter 3: The Prisoner of Azkaban and found it to be very much fun. I think it's my favorite so far in the series. I have the fourth book on order bu tunless it gets here tomorrow I won't be taking Potter along with me. I've got plenty of other books, though, including those on my Kindle 2.

I also read a book entitled: Why Evolution is True, by Jerry Coyne. Excellent book. I wish I could get every creationist to read it, although I'm not sure even this would change their minds.

I'll miss you folks. Take care.
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51 comments:

Barbara Martin said...

The Harry Potter books are addictive, Charles.

Have a safe trip to and from, and wonderful vacation.

Randy Johnson said...

Have a good vacation. I can't remember the last time I went fishing(sigh).

laughingwolf said...

have a swell time, charles and lana... catch tons of good fish and post the pics ;)

older daughter and i will take off driving to visit family in southern ontario some time after i have eye measurements again, late june... should be gone no more than two weeks, but that's more'n a month off yet...

writtenwyrdd said...

Good for you! Have fun. We'll still be here when you get back.

Angie said...

Have a great vacation, hon, and catch lots of fish! :D

Angie

ivan said...

re evolution:

I am not a Bible thumper, but evolution is evolution and The Descent of Man is just a book.
I think Man is knockoff from something else-- perhaps leaving only backside?
Latest theory is hobbits. No kidding. Fom what is now Malaysia. Tiny people with small brains who nevertheless used tools and were pretty adept at things, easily the match of Neolithic man.
Even Dr. David Suzuki is scratching his head and thinks antropology had taken a wrong turn.
Throw out Homo Habilis and all those othe categories? Homo the Sap?
Sometimes I wonder if we are the saps of Darwin.

G said...

Have a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

Take lots of photos.

the walking man said...

Enjoy the days away

Wil said...

Damn you Charles! I only have like 3 commenters! Ok, I'll probably make it through. Have a great time!

Wil Harrison.com

JR's Thumbprints said...

Have a wonderful vacation and please take some pictures of your catch (I don't want to hear about "the one that got away.")

Greg Schwartz said...

have a great vacation!

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

You guys have a great time ...

Don

David Cranmer said...

Enjoy your vacation.

Lauren said...

Have a great vacation! I hope you get some time to fish and that you catch a big one :)

etain_lavena said...

YAY, enjoy:)

moonrat said...

aww, we'll miss you too. have a great time!

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Have a wonderful trip Sir Charles.


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Sam said...

happy vacation!!

And the film number 3 was by far the best in the series too -

Leigh Russell said...

Creationists have minds?

Have a great break, Charles. I have an image of you barbecuing the fish you've just caught as the sun sets slowly in the West - or would it be the East where you are? Have fun!

Chris Eldin said...

Have fun!!!!
:-)

BernardL said...

Enjoy the wilderness and your book choices. :)

Scott said...

Charles,

I hope you and Lana have agtreat vacation!

Cloudia said...

ENJOY Charles & Lana!!!
Aloha

Steve Malley said...

Azkabhan was my favorite too. Maybe. That fifth book really terrified me. Dolores Umbridge is the stuff of my nightmares...

Enjoy your holiday, but don't kid yourself: we shan't get along without you; you are the glue that holds our ragtag band together! ;-p

Vesper said...

Enjoy your vacation, Charles and Lana!

Wil said...

Wil's Log - Day 2 - Charles Vacation

Morale was low.

Wil Harrison.com

SQT said...

Oooh, you're onto the best Potter. Hope you have a great vacation.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Cool contrast of books. Have a great one.

Leigh Russell said...

Charles - I know you're not there, but wantedt to let you know anyway - Cut Short is now available on amazon.com from 1st August.

L.A. Mitchell said...

Happy trails. Be safe :)

jennifer said...

Nope! No changing my mind but different beliefs and perspectives, shared respectfully, keep things interesting.

I am glad that you are enjoying the Harry Potter series. My middle child just finished reading them all for the second time and is planning to read them again. After she finishes Madeleine L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time series. But first she plans to finish Ted Dekker's Red, Black, and White books (she's reading Black). And I share all of that with you why? Because I know you love books and readers of books :)

Have a lovely vacation Charles. I hope you catch a fish thiiiiiiiiiis big!

X. Dell said...

I just finished Cold in the Light. If you see any Warkind out in the wild, get their badge number.

Travis said...

Enjoy!

Erik Donald France said...

All right --- congrats and happy trails!

SzélsőFa said...

Have a wonderful vacation with lots of inspiration, Charles.

As for evolutionism re. creativism, I just can not accept that these are excluding one another. I gather information, some by my own intuitions, and try to form my own standing on the issue.

jodi said...

Charles, go and have fun and relax. We will be waiting for your return!

ivan said...

Bon voyage, Charles and Lana.

benjibopper said...

The only Harry Potter I've read is the first one, which I read nine years ago and really enjoyed. But never did get around to the rest. I do see the appeal though. Some day, maybe when Dyl gets old enough.

Wil said...

Wil's Log - Day 3 - Charles Vacation

Systems are shutting down. Clinging to life

Wil Harrison.com

Danette Haworth said...

Have a great time!

Mary Witzl said...

Have a good time, Charles!

Do people really need to be convinced that evolution is true? (What am I saying? I grew up among fundamentalist Christians -- of course they do!)

Thumbelina said...

Have a great time Charles. Not another fisherman...! The blog seems to have a lot of fisherman on it - plus my hubby! lol

I'll read that evolutionist book if you want - but I doubt it would change my mind. ;0) Too much evidence to the contrary, too many gaps in the theory for me. I prefer fact. :)

You better not be away much longer - Wil is only just clinging onto life!

Michelle's Spell said...

Happy happy vacation! I'll be waiting for the full report when you return!

Virginia Lady said...

Enjoy the vacation! A break between Potter books is a good thing. Gives it time to settle before the next installment.

Wil said...

Wil's Log - Day 4 - Charles Vacation

Widespread desertion, looting and general anarchy have set in.

Wil Harrison.com

J. L. Krueger said...

Charles,

Thanks for stopping by before you headed out. I've been struggling to catch up on everyone's blogs.

Have a great vacation!

Donnetta Lee said...

You guys have a terrific vacation. We'll be waiting right here to hear all about it. D

Ello said...

First off -- I hope you had a wonderful vacation!!!

SEcond - that was my favorite HP also!

MarmiteToasty said...

Have a super holiday..... you deserve it.... be safe..

x

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks everyone. I got a kick reading all the comments and finding out what my blogging buddies have been up to. I'm going to start making my rounds pretty soon. But I better go see about Wil first! LOL.

Anndi said...

My daughter has read every book in the HP series, in record time!