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Friday, June 22, 2007

I had intended to put this latest walk-about up as an update to this morning's offering, but that would have meant too much scrolling down, so for what it's worth, here it is.

This first one is an example, of which there are many in town, of what happens when you build on permafrost. Although it is blistering hot here today you only have to go down about 1 1/2 feet to hit ice, and it goes as deep as 14 feet.

It was one-stop shopping here back in the day, you could get your horse shod while you bellied up to the bar.

When you got those things looked after you could slip next door for a little something for the missus for those long cold nights. For all the map work Jude has been doing I bought her a gift there that I guess falls into the unmentionable class. It's best that way, saves embarrassment.

I'm not sure who was less enthused, the horse or the driver. He was there when I went downtown, and hadn't moved when I came back.

This is what happens when a young bull-moose, in the background, challenges the dominant one for the attention of the ladies. They locked horns and both died.

It is super-hot here again today so I'm holed up in the Bear enjoying the A/C, even had a little power- nap. I'll make one more pass through town later this evening when it cools a bit, but won't do what I did last night. I hit the Casino at Diamond Tooth Gertie's. 'Nuff said!

I'll see you all in the morning before I leave for Tombstone Mountain.

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