The Boy Scout motto is “Be prepared.” Once a Boy Scout,
always a Boy Scout. Though it is not yet Labor Day, we are busy planning
our Fall getaway. I think we’ll head up to the mountains again.
This is what I wrote of my last visit up there:
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most widely visited
national park in the country. The most popular time is when the leaves
are changing colors — late October. So, it is an understatement to
say that we were not alone.
It is ironic (and for us naturalists, very fortunate) that while it may
be nothing but a smelly mass of humanity in Gatlinburg — 5 miles
away, at the edge of the mountains, you can have an entire forest to
yourself. We got up early one morning and hiked out to Laurel Falls. What
amazed me was the total silence... until we were about a hundred yards
from the falls.
A Few of Our Favorite Things
One of over 200 questions in The BBHQ Pop Quiz collection:
The BBHQ Pop Quiz pops up all over BBHQ. Wander around!
Eye Remember... August 29, 1967:
"The day the running stopped."
There was a "one-armed" man. And he did kill Richard Kimble's wife!
On August 29, 1967, the final installment of the series finale of "The
Fugitive" was broadcast on ABC. We finally learned the truth... 68
million of us.
I was one of the 68 million. I remember it well.
The critically acclaimed series aired for 4 years in the 60s. It remains
a classic today.
The BBHQ Bare-Bones
Boomer Assessment Test
The BBHQ Official Baby Boomer Qualifying Exam contains some questions
that might stump some boomers. So we're working on developing a series of
questions that absolutely every boomer would know the answer, and
for which non-boomers would be left behind. Here is another one of our
4. A classic boomer-era hit, written by Carol King, made famous by
the Shirelles, Will You Love Me...
in the morning
after I'm gone
after I turn out the lights
when the bill comes due
Simple enough, huh? What other questions should we ask that would clearly
identify a boomer and yet stump the unfortunates masses? Please click
reply and give us your ideas.
This is the gift we have been waiting for. Surely it has to be #1 on our
Your eyes are not deceiving you. No "trick photography" involved. It is
exactly what is appears to be.
It's the official gigantic, cockroach pool raft!
This unique treasure is 70" long, made of heavy duty, durable vinyl.
Kangaroo Products warns that "extermination services will not work in
swimming pools." Let the buyer beware!
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