Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MARK & JAYNE

MARK & JAYNE ARE OLD YELLOW RIVER CAMPING FRIENDS THAT LIVE IN THE DES MOINES AREA. THEY FLEW TO VEGAS ON THURSDAY LAST WEEK FOR A FEW DAYS OF WARM DESERT WEATHER. THAT WAS THEIR FIRST DISAPPOINMENT AS WE HAD THREE DAYS OF WIND, COLD, AND EVEN RAIN AT TIMES. THEY PICK THE MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEK-END TO VISIT BECAUSE MARK IS A CITY EMPLOYEE AND GETS THE HOLIDAY OFF WORK SO THEY GET A FIVE DAY VACATION AND HE ONLY HAS TO TAKE TWO DAYS OF VACATION TIME. THAT WAS THEIR SECOND DISAPPOINTMENT AS DES MOINES AND THE REST OF IOWA WAS SHUT DOWN ON MONDAY DUE TO AN ICE STORM, SO THEY COULDN’T FLY BACK UNTIL TUESDAY.

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WE SPENT THURSDAY NIGHT ON FREMONT STREET DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS, BUT THE WEATHER WAS COLD AND WET SO IT WAS MORE OF A DASH FROM CASINO BAR TO CASINO BAR, AND THE FREAKS STAYED HOME.

AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS AT THE RIVERSIDE IN LAUGHLIN WE RETURNED TO LAS VEGAS TO WATCH THE PACKER GAME AT THE CALIFORNIA CASINO DOWNTOWN. IT’S A BRAND NEW SPORTSBOOK AND WE SCORED THE BIG LEATHER COUCH RIGHT IN THE FRONT ROW OF A WALL OF FLAT SCEEN TV’S.

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BESIDES PERFECT SEATS THEY HAD BUCKETS OF BEER FOR $15 AND HOT DOGS FOR $1.50, AND WHAT A GAME !!!

AFTER THE GAME IT WAS BACK TO FREMONT STREET.  THE FREAKS WERE OUT TONIGHT!

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ELVIS WAS SINGING ON THE THE THIRD STREET STAGE, AT LEAST IT LOOKED LIKE ELVIS AND SOUNDED LIKE ELVIS.

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  “SUNNY & 64”

Monday, January 9, 2017

AMARYLLIS

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Friday, January 6, 2017

THE HUNTERS

THE HUNTERS ARE OUR GOOD FRIENDS FROM SHOW LOW, AND WE MET UP WITH THEM LAST MONDAY IN LAKE HAVASU TO CELEBRATE JOE AND ROSEMARY’S 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. HUNTER DID THREE TRI-TIPS ON THE GRILL AND WE HAD A FEAST.

TUESDAY THEY MOVED THEIR WINNEBAGO VIEW UP THE RIVER FROM HAVASU TO CROSSROADS RV PARK, RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM US. WEDNESDAY WE TOOK A ROADTRIP TO RED ROCK CANYON JUST NORTH OF LAS VEGAS, AND THURSDAY IT WAS A ROAD TRIP TO KINGMAN AND AN ALPACA RANCH.

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IT’S BEEN A WONDERFUL WEEK OF COCKTAILS AND FOOD ON THE PORCH, AND IT MAKES MARY AND I BOTH READY TO RETURN TO THE CABIN AND “THE MOUNTAIN”, EXCEPT FOR THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES AND THE SNOW OF COURSE.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

NEW SHED

I GOT THE OLD SHED FROM A NEIGHBOR YEARS AGO FOR FREE. HE EVEN DELIVERED IT TO MY SITE. TODAY I PAID $100 TO HAVE IT HAULED OFF TO TO THE JUNK HEAP.

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OLD JOE SAID HE GOT THE SHED FROM ANOTHER RESIDENT, LONG DEPARTED, AND I’M SURE THE OLD SHED LIVED HERE IN THIS RV PARK FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS.

TODAY I TOOK DELIVERY ON OUR NEW SHED.

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THAT’S IT, PREBUILT AND PAINTED AT THE FACTORY, AND BUILT ON SITE.

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IT ONLY TOOK TWO GUYS FIVE OR SIX HOURS TO PUT IT TOGETHER, TOUCH UP THE PAINT, AND THE NEW SHED WAS MOVE IN READY.IT HAS A BIG FRONT DOOR AND I CAN EVEN STAND UP INSIDE.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

TURKEY

MARY GOT A TURKEY AT WORK FOR CHRISTMAS, BUT SINCE SHE HAD TO WORK ALL WEEK-END, THE BIRD DIDN’T HIT THE GRILL UNTIL MONDAY.

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