Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The “Spendiferous” Adirondacks

© 2008 Stan Spire

Sometimes I get the rabbit ears angled just right so I receive decent signals from the few broadcast TeeVee stations in this neck of the woods. Unlike cable TeeVee with over 100 channels, my choices are limited to around five stations. And like cable Teevee, usually there’s crap on.

A while ago the local Public BS station was running a special documentary about the Adirondacks. Yup, top notch cinematography, splendiferous scenery. The vast expanses, the majestic mountains, the sparkling lakes and streams – they call this God’s Country. So much nature, unspoiled, to be enjoyed.

But you ain’t driving into the heart of the Adirondacks for a hike when you don’t have a car to get there. And thanks to the Commander in Chimp in the White House, even if you have a car, it takes a hefty bank loan to fill it up.

The lakes and streams are nice if you can have a sailboat or a canoe. I live near Lake Champlain and all I can do is walk along the lake, watching the rich bastards sail by in their expensive toys while I suck wind.

It’s irritating to hear someone tell me, “Don’t you enjoy the all that free natural beauty?” Sure, if I have the bucks to afford it.


TourPro said...

I'm sure I could hook you up with a ride or get you into a group hike if you really wanted to.

Gas is still cheap here. Ask anyone else in the rest of the world. Blame Bush?

Stan Spire said...


Thanks for the offer but I'll have to pass. I like hiking alone. No chance of arguments breaking out about politics.

If gas is still so "cheap" here, how come our economy is going down the toilet? Blame Bush and his oil buddies? You bet! The situation wouldn't be so bad if we had national health care like those countries that pay more for gas.