My wife and I spent a good amount of time this spring building a landscape wall in front of our house. Over the course of one long weekend we had the task of applying this natural stone veneer one piece at a time. She would "butter" the stones with the adhesive mortar and I would stick them on. As I was sitting on the ground looking closely at this stone wall I began to daydream about my old G.I. Joes.
When I was a kid I often found it fun to play with my Joes "on location." In other words, I would find cool places either inside the house or out in the backyard or at the beach that would serve as environments for my epic battles. Something as simple as a beanbag chair would be transformed into a mountain fortress. I remember fondly going up to the Catskill Mountains in New York State to visit my grandpa. He lived in this small trailer on a huge lot. There was a railroad track and a stream not far behind. This place has tons of great spots for G.I. Joe play.
Getting back to the landscape wall . . . I kept thinking about how cool this would have been for a play scene involving our favorite G.I. Joe rock climber: Alpine. Well, since I had the day off today I decided to relive a bit of my childhood. I replaced a few o-rings, grabbed the camera, and let the troops explore.
Alpine finally gets to climb the landscape wall.
Dial-Tone informs me that I need to reboot my modem for better performance.
Clutch decided to change the VAMP’s oil.
Unfortunately, it left an antifreeze puddle. Airtight was on it.
Doc and Lifeline have a disagreement about over the counter medications.
Recondo and Outback doing a little commando reconnaissance in my outback.
Quick Kick and Jinx smell a trap.
Tunnel Rat scolds me for not having a clean filter in my air handler.
Shipwreck, Polly, and Cutter stranded on a chlorine floater.
Snowjob making sure there’s enough ice for daiquiris.
"Dusty loves the desert." Even though he’s from Nevada he’s right at home here in Phoenix.
And finally Tripwire warns us all about a land mine.
Well, its back to being a grown up again. The Joes need to be put back away and I have to go make dinner. Hey, where’s my Roadblock?