Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Google Home Mini

My Google Home Mini smart speaker arrived yesterday and I have been playing with it since (if you are not familiar with smart speakers, click here for more info). The Home Mini is ridiculously easy to setup and use. Like most new users, I have been trying out all kinds of questions and commands to see what it can do. Although it will not be able to answer all your questions, you will be surprised at what it can answer. I think of it as part personal assistant and part encyclopedia. And it is only $49. Amazing!

If you would like more in-depth reviews of the Mini, check out these YouTube videos.

Update (11/24/2017): B&H is currently selling the Google Home Mini for $29 with free shipping and no sales tax outside of New York and New Jersey. They are also selling the Google Chromecast device for $25, a $10 savings (offer ends 11/27/2017).

Friday, November 17, 2017

Bridgewater Channel

After dinner I took a leisurely walk along the Lake Havasu Bridgewater Channel. Very scenic, very peaceful...

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That's London Bridge in the background

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Doctor Visits

I have taken the opportunity while in Lake Havasu to get in all of my annual doctor visits (internist, dermatologist, dentist). They all said I have a couple of good years left if I give up drinking, women and eating anything that tastes good. My response was "why would I want to go on living". I would rather OD on chocolate and go out with a smile on my face.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Arizona Sunset

The last couple of days we have had just enough cloud cover in the mornings and evenings to generate some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Here's what we were treated to tonight...

Photos do not do these scenes justice, you have to be here to truly appreciate them

Thursday, November 02, 2017


I joined Mack, Jolene and some of their friends on an off-road ride to Topock66 for lunch. We had "Goldilocks" weather (not too hot, not too cold) with lots of sunshine and a light breeze. The only negative was the dust. I am going to have to move up my weekly bath.