Wednesday, February 20, 2008

DAMN IT !!!



WE HAD A NICE MONDAY OFF AND DID OUR MONTHLY ROAD TRIP TO NEEDLES, CA TO BUY OUR MONTH’S WORTH OF LOTTO TICKETS. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO GET $11 IN WINNINGS OUT OF MY $16 INVESTMENT.

BUT, DAMN IT !!! I FORGOT MY NEW CAMERA.

WE HAD GRANDMA DRIVE OUT TO CAMP TO JOIN US ON OUR ROAD TRIP, AND ALSO GOT THE HONDA WASHED, AND THEN HAD OUR FAVORITE .50 CENT TACOS, THAT NOW COST .75 CENTS, AND AREN’T QUITE AS GOOD AS THEY USED TO BE, AT HOOCH’S IN GOLDEN SHORE, AZ.

DAMN IT !!! I FORGOT MY NEW CAMERA .

AFTER TACOS I SUGGESTED WE HEAD ON DOWN THE RIVER FIVE MILES AND CHECK OUT THE TOPOC MARINA BAR FOR ANOTHER BEER. IT’S BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS SINCE WE MADE THIS BEER STOP, AND THE BAR HAD BEEN REMODELED. IT’S LOCATED JUST A FEW HUNDRED YARDS OFF THE MAIN CHANNEL OF THE COLORADO RIVER.

THIS BAR IS A POPULAR STOP FOR BOATERS, WITH 50 SLIPS (PARKING SPOTS FOR BOATS), A NICE OUTDOOR PATIO (FOR THE SMOKERS), A RESTAURANT, AND SOUVENIR SHOP. THE THING I LIKE ABOUT THIS BAR IS THAT IT HAS A HUGE HP PRINTER THAT PRINTS DIGITAL PHOTOS POSTER SIZE FOR $50 EACH. MANY EXAMPLES ARE HUNG ON THE WALLS AND CEILING, AND A FINER COLLECTION OF HARD BODY POSTERS IS NOT TO BE FOUND.

DAMN IT !!! I FORGOT MY NEW CAMERA.

ON THE WAY BACK UP RIVER WE PULLED OFF AND TOOK A HIKE ALONG THE SOUTH DIKE. WE TRIED TO INTRODUCE OUR TREKKING POLES TO GRANDMA, BUT AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF USING THE POLE, THAT DREADED WORD “CANE” CAME OUT OF HER MOUTH AND INSTEAD OF USING THE HIKING POLE AS INTENDED SHE SIMPLY CARRIED IT WITHOUT PUTTING THE END OF IT DOWN ON THE GROUND. TOO BAD, USING A TREKKING POLE WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT TOOL FOR THIS 80 YEAR OLD DAILY HIKER.
AND….

DAMN IT !!! I FORGOT MY NEW CAMERA.

IT WAS AN OVERCAST DAY, BUT HIKING HAD US SHEDDING OUR SWEATERS AND JACKETS, AND MARY WAS EVEN IN SHORTS. “SUNNY & 80” IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

3 comments:

Barb said...

If you'd taken the majority opinions and started carrying it in your pocket, instead of those stinky cigarettes, you would have had it.

Nikki said...

i told ya mom to leave the old camera in the car;) There is a method to my madness sometimes!!

saucersrus said...

Didn't Mary's daughter suggest you put the old camera in the glove compartment so you wouldn't have those "damn it days"!!!! I sure hope you learn from your "damn it day" and put that camera where it can be of good use :P