Eagle Watching at Conowingo

This past Saturday we wandered down to Conowingo Dam to watch some eagles. The first thing we saw was THIS:

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AND THIS:

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…holycrapwhat…..

But there were eagles. And vultures!

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photo by D. Klapholz

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photo by D. Klapholz

 

But the best thing, the very best thing, I saw all day was …. TRIXIE!

TRIXIE!

TRIXIE!

A Day in Dover, Delaware

Day trip down to Dover to see the Air Mobility Command Museum . Wow. What a great museum (except for the creepy dummies) and it is totally free. We brought a picnic lunch, walked the airfield and toured the hangar museum. Some of the planes are open so you can actually see the interiors. One of the stars of the airfield is Air Force Two, recently retired. Unfortunately it was not open the day we were there, but the place is so cool I’d go back just to see the inside of Air Force Two.


On the ride home we opted for Route 9. Slower but oh so scenic. It meanders along the coastal area of Delaware right along the various wildlife refuges and preserved areas. Bombay Hook being the largest. We stopped on occasion to just sit and watch the birds and enjoy the quiet. HIGHLY RECOMMEND ROUTE NINE.

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Verizon. AGAIN.

The details are irrelevant. Suffice to say another billing cockup with Verizon. Another equipment cockup with Verizon. And no one wants to be responsbile or provide a solution UNTIL you result to dogshaming. Yes, dogshaming*.

Dogshaming in this context is posting on the Verizon community forums. Calling customer service directly yields zero results. But once you post something on the public forums that are indexed by Google you will get a response from a customer support person via email to start a private support resolution. And you will get someone calling you the next day. With a solution.

The question is why it has to work like this. Why are solutions not provided at 1-800-Verizon? It also begs the question as to why there are problems in the first place over really basic issues like getting the service you contracted for at the price you contracted for.

The other wacky component in all of this is that even the private support people don’t have administrative authority to correct a specific problem with a specific fix. They have to dig around in their archive of special offers and find some offer that hasn’t expired and apply it to your case. They don’t have the ability to customize solutions. They don’t even seem to have the ability to give you the deal you contracted for in the first place. They have to do these contorted workarounds.

I’m still not sure if our problem is solved. I have to wait for the next billing cycle and see if the latest layer of workarounds actually  …. work.

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