Sunday, August 28, 2016

ITALIAN NIGHT

ITALIAN NIGHT AT THE CLUB HOUSE WAS AN INTERESTING CONCEPT. THE RV PARK PROVIDED THE COOKED PASTA AND THE SAUCES, BREADS, AND DESERTS WERE POTLUCK. THERE WAS ALSO A WINE BAR SET UP.

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AS YOU CAN SEE THERE WERE AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENT SAUCES TO PUT ON YOUR SPAGHETTI. A TABLE OF BREADS AND DESERTS ROUNDED OUT THE MENU.

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THERE WAS A NICE CROWD OF ABOUT 30 PEOPLE AND WE EVEN HAD LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.

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FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT THINK ARIZONA IS ALL DESERT AND SAGEBRUSH, I’M UNHAPPY TO REPORT THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON ON THE SAN FRANCISO PEAKS AT FLAGSTAFF YESTERDAY MORNING.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

PIZZA PARTY

WE HAD OUR ANNUAL PIZZA PARTY ON THE BACK DECK. WE JUST DON’T USE THE DECK ENOUGH, WE SPEND MOST OF OUR TIME ON THE SCREEN PORCH.

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THE CREW WAS JOE & ROSEMARY, THE HUNTERS, AND MARY & I. WE WERE ALL CLOSE NEIGHBORS AT PINE SHADOWS. THIS IS THE LAST SEASON AT PINE SHADOWS, AND ROSE AND JOE DECIDED TO ADD AN AIR CONDITIONER TO THEIR HOME AT LAKE HAVASU AND SPEND NEXT SUMMER THERE. THE HUNTERS HAVE BOUGHT AN A-FRAME HOME ACROSS TOWN ON A PINE TREE COVERED LOT, AND OF COURSE WE’RE AT TALL PINES. IT’S GOTTEN A LITTLE UGLY, AND NEGATIVE AT PINE SHADOWS NEARING THE END, AND JOE AND ROSEMARY ARE ENDING THEIR SEASON AND RETURNING TO LAKE HAVASU ON THURSDAY.

WE WILL SEE THEM IN NOVEMBER WHEN WE RETURN TO WINTER CAMP IN THE MOHAVE VALLEY.

HERE’S A SHOT OF MARY’S CALIFORNIA PIZZA.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

OVERGAARD, AZ

THIS WEEKS BUTT CONDITIONING SCOOTER TRIP WAS TO OVERGAARD, AZ., WEST OF SHOW LOW. WE FOUND THE WICKED WOMEN SALOON.

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NICE PLACE, BUT JUST A LITTLE TOURISTY FOR ME. WE HEADED ON DOWN THE ROAD TO THE CABIN BAR AND GRILL.

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NOW THIS IS MORE LIKE IT. I THOUGHT WE WERE “UP-NORTH” IN WISCONSIN. IN THE BACKYARD THEY HAD THE MOST USED JENGA BOARDS I’D EVER SEEN, AND CORN HOLE , TOO.

LAST WEEKS LESSON WAS SUNBURN, AND I MIGHT ADD THAT THE NEXT DAY I BOUGHT AN EXSPENSIVE LONG SLEEVE POLYESTER SHIRT TO PREVENT THAT PROBLEM. I ALSO FOUND A PAIR OF BLACK JEANS FOR $3 AT THE THRIFT STORE. THIS WEEK’S LESSON WAS RAIN……

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TODAY’S RUN WAS 80 MILES, AND WE STILL HAVEN’T DONE AN OVERNIGHT SCOOTER TRIP, SO WE HAVE MORE ADVENTURES TO COME.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

YARD PICS

 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Riverside Park

 

Riverside Park in La Crosse has been a favorite place for people to hang over for over a century.  In the past years it has become one of the most favorite parks in the city and because of the very expensive high rise apartments built behind it, it has become somewhat “upscale”.  I was at the park about 3 times with various grandchildren while in WI. 

So will share some pictures of this really beautiful park.

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The park has a garden and this is my granddaughter Mackenzie standing in the entrance.

This garden started as a tribute to and by the European “Sister Cities” that La Crosse had.

So enjoy the garden.

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This evergreen (I think) has what look like needles growing in a swirling pattern.  Thought it was cool.

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I know, too many pictures for one blog but I like them.

Anyway Riverside Park is well worth visiting.