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6-MAY-2008 20080506_6063

Traveling to Lakeside is not without adventure

Lakeside Road (Box Elder County) view map

This is one of the numerous warning signs along the road passing through the Utah Test and Training Range. As I stood here in Internet Documentation Mode, munitions of frightening power were being tested and disposed of in close proximity. Several times I was knocked to the ground by the force of the explosions, necessitating numerous re-shoots. Not to worry---Nikon guarantees that the Scientific Field Edition of the D80 will withstand such punishment.

Before getting out of my military-grade Toyota Sienna I made the wise decision to activate the Mostly Magnificent Mobile Military Munitions Mitigating Force Field (MMMMMMFF; hyperlink not authorized). That decision resulted in my being protected from flying debris throughout this harrowing episode. Of course such protection extended to my brave photographic assistant, Special Forces Technician Joe Tripod, who remained very still in spite of the explosive shocks.

This view is to the north, the direction I went to reach Lakeside. (This is the only practical access route to Lakeside, hence my williness to risk life and limb in the service of the surfing public.) As I drove away, I observed in the rearview mirror that another explosion blasted this sign into splinters. The MMMMMMFF is one of the options offered by Toyota and I thank my wife for insisting that we get it.

I disavow any knowledge of leaving the road surface
at any time, whether in my car or on foot.


other sizes: small medium original auto
Dave Beedon09-Apr-2009 05:22
Steve, I must respectfully decline to accept any citation, as this area lacks Moabian sandstone. I didn't even do any meditating here! Facing down danger---so that Web surfers may be amused---is its own reward.
Dave Beedon03-Apr-2009 21:41
Steve, thanks for nominating me (does the citation involve a cash component?).
I like to think of myself as sober and unwavering, but Joe's three-point stance puts me to shame.
Guest 03-Apr-2009 16:30
Dave, I'm nominating you for a bravery citation for your steadfast pursuit of Sandstone Samadhi despite grave dangers. But first, answer this question: Who was more steady--you or Joe Tripod?
Guest 29-Mar-2009 01:03
It's gotta be an normal Earthling could wear that hat without giggling.
Jason Anderson24-Mar-2009 12:23
p.s. Smart move to wear your warning-red camouflage shirt, no one will ever know you didn't leave the road.
Jason Anderson24-Mar-2009 12:20
Another government trick -- the road isn't surfaced. No cover-up here.
exzim22-Mar-2009 22:08
"military-grade Toyota Sienna" heavily used by the Notner Defence Forces in many roles - mostly driving as fast as possible away from the 'sound of cannon'.
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