Thursday, May 08, 2014

Fife Up

New Bern Grand Marina, New Bern, NC
35 06.147 N 077 02.417 W

Yesterday I stumbled upon the annual shareholder meeting of PepsiCo.   It was a most unusual meeting.

New Bern is the birthplace of Pepsi Cola.  New Bern is also the location of Tryon Palace.  Tryon Palace, dates back to 1729.   It is magnificently and authentically re-created.   I makes a magical venue to hold a meeting.

As a bonus, it was a very nice day to stand outside waiting for the meeting to start.  As a double bonus, the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps played welcome songs.  I learned a new phrase that I've never heard before.  "FIFE UP" said the band leader.

By the way, if you never saw a real fife before, here's a picture.  It is very small, about one foot long and the diameter of your thumb.

1 comment:

  1. I think you have learned to manage the single bank and you should optimize the battery technology for the way you use it. Dual bank systems are designed to protect those who are less careful from themselves by isolating some energy for starting from the energy needed to run the lights, the stereo, etc. That provides an opportunity to optimize around two needs, but it sounds like you have a happy engine that likes to start and that you do not need a bank dedicated to giving its last breath for starting. I might want to know if a short deep draw is going to damage the house bank.


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