Monthly Archives September 2015

The Martian by Andy Weir — A Book Review

I don’t read Sci Fi.  Because I’m married to Greg I’ve WATCHED a lot of Sci Fi television and movies (and I mean A LOT!) but, I don’t read it.  So, what am I doing reading this book?


Well, this is definitely NOT your average Sci Fi.  I’d say it’s “plausible” Sci Fi.

the martian

The Martian, by Andy Weir, is the  story of  Mark Watney, a team member on the first manned mission to Mars.  A horrific sand storm arises that requires the team to evacuate the planet in a hurry.  In the process, an accident befalls Mark which, not only causes him to be physically lost from his crew, but also causes his bio meter to read him as lifeless……but he’s not!  He awakens to find himself all alone on Mars...

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Movin’ West RV Park – Graeagle, CA

Movin’ West RV Park in Graeagle, CA was our September destination this year.  This is usually when we camp in Hope Valley, but, with the fire danger being so extreme, we decided it wasn’t a good time to be off the grid and chickened out.  So, earlier in the summer I started looking for an alternative place to camp in the mountains.  We chose Movin’ West based on the pictures featured on the website combined with the reviews we’d read, clearly knowing we were taking a gamble.  We didn’t know anyone who’d been there and were totally unfamiliar with Graeagle.  But, somehow, it felt right.

Graeagle is located in eastern Plumas County 50 miles north of Lake Tahoe or about 45 miles north on Highway 89 from Truckee...

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