NOW THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT !!!
Friday, April 30, 2010
NOW THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT !!!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
WE PAST SIOUX CITY, IOWA, SIOUX CITY NEBRASKA, AND NORTH SIOUX CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA ON OUR WAY TO SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA. WE HAVE ENJOYED OUR AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN SIOUX FALLS.
THE OFFICE LADY WE DID OUR BUSINESS WITH WAS SO NICE AND PROVIDED US WITH A $59 COUPON ON A $130 HOTEL ROOM. THE PRETTY ASSISTANT MANAGER THAT CHECKED US INTO THE HOTEL WAS ALSO VERY NICE AND TOOK CARE OF MAILING SOME BUSINESS PAPERS FOR US.
THE LADY AT THE HY-VEE LIQUOR DEPOT, EXPLAINED THE SOUTH DAKOTA SMOKING LAWS AND VERY PLEASANTLY DIRECTED US TO OLD CHICAGO, AN ITALIAN BAR AND GRILL THAT ALLOWED SMOKING. SHE ALSO REMINDED US TO GAS UP UP OUT FRONT OF THE HY-VEE AT TWELVE CENTS PER GALLON OFF WITH OUR STORE RECEIPT.
BRENT OUR WAITER, AT OLE CHICAGO, KEPT "GRANDMA JACK'S" GLASS FULL AND MY MILLER BEER BOTTLE NEVER GOT EMPTY. WE ENJOYED AN ITALIAN SALAD AND REAL COD FISH AND CHIPS FOR LUNCH.
MARY SAID, " THE PEOPLE OF SIOUX FALLS ARE SURE FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL TODAY". YOU KNOW MARY, YOU ARE RIGHT! THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA. YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS?
THEY ALL SPEAK ENGLISH AND THEY ARE ALL WHITE!!! MAN, WE'VE BEEN OUT WEST A LONG TIME !!! I'M JUST A SAY'IN.
PUT UP THE HONDA, YONDER UNDER THAT SHADY COTTONWOOD TREE WILL YA, PARD?
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
THE FIRST DAY ON THE ROAD HAD US HEADED STRAIGHT EAST ON INTERSTATE 40. LAST WEEK INTERSTATE 40 WAS CLOSED A COUPLE OF TIMES DUE TO WINTER SNOWS AROUND FLAGSTAFF. THE MOUNTAIN TOPS WERE WHITE, AND THERE WERE STILL SNOW BANKS ALONG THE INTERSTATE, BUT THE ROAD WAS DRY AND SUNNY.
IN NEW MEXICO HOWEVER INTERSTATE 40 WAS CLOSED DOWN TWO HOURS DUE TO A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT. WE WERE ONLY 10 VEHICLES BACK AND HAD FRONT ROW SEATS TO SEE THE EMERGENCY CREWS IN ACTION. IT WAS A ONE LANE CONSTRUCTION AREA AND A MOTORCYCLE WITH TWO PASSENGERS HIT THE GUARD RAIL AND ONE OF THEM TOOK A LONG TIME TO SCRAP UP OFF THE PAVEMENT.
HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE SCENE. YOU CAN SEE THEY ALSO CLOSED DOWN THE WEST BOUND LANES TO LAND THE MEDICAL HELICOPTER. THE FIRST VICTIM WAS LOADED RATHER QUICKLY INTO A REGULAR AMBULANCE, HOWEVER THE SECOND VICTIM WAS SLOWLY LOADED INTO THE HELICOPTER, AND EVEN FROM TEN VEHICLES BACK YOU COULD SEE THEM DOING CPR FOR OVER AN HOUR. HE MAY HAVE LEFT THE SCENE AS A VICTIM, BUT I'M GUESSING HE ENDED UP AS A ORGAN DONOR BY THE END OF THE DAY.
ENOUGH OF THAT. DESPITE THE TWO HOUR DELAY WE MADE OUR 700 MILE GOAL OF TUCUMCARI IN THE DAYLIGHT. WE BELLIED UP TO THE BAR AT THE LIZARD LOUNGE WHERE WE SPENT TWO DAYS SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN WE WERE STUCK IN TUCUMCARI BY HIGH WINDS ON A TRIP WITH THE CAMPER.
WE WERE ALSO VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE THE STATE OF ARIZONA IN CLOSING ALL THEIR REST AREAS ACROSS THE STATE, DUE TO THE GLOOM AND DOOM OF THE ECONOMY.
THE SECOND DAY IS BASICALLY DRIVING ACROSS KANSAS. IF YOU THINK DRIVING ACROSS KANSAS ON I-80 TAKES FOREVER, YOU OUGHT TO TRY DOING THE DIAGONAL ON TWO LANE STATE HIGHWAYS. YOU'VE GOT TO SLOW DOWN FOR EVERY GRAIN SILO PODUNK TOWN. AFTER FOUR HOURS, MARY, WHO DOES ALL THE DRIVING, WAS FED UP AND AT WICHITA HEADED THE OLE HONDA UP ON TO THE KANSAS TURNPIKE WHERE SHE SAILED ON AT 70 MPH TILL SHE GOT TO MISSOURI.
WE MADE OUR 700 MILES ON THE DAY, AND WILL ARRIVE EARLY TOMORROW AFTERNOON IN SIOUX FALLS, SD OUR FIRST STOP FOR SOME BUSINESS THAT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF IN OUR LEGAL STATE OF RESIDENCE.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I knew Mary would screw up and forget somebody's Birthday, and guess what? She forgot ME !!! Yup, yesterday was my first birthday. Of course in human years that makes me 15.
It's been an interesting year with the Happy Campers raising me and teaching me the ways of RV life. Now that I'm a teenager it's ME teaching them. Neither one of them are really "Cat People", and they still have a lot to learn.
Last month when they brought home an outdoor dog kennel I laid it on them. I am A Cat and love living inside the RV. I'm not going for a walk on a leash, and I'm sure as hell not sitting outside in a wire cage. Normally I'm easy going and don't have anything to say, kinda like Rex, but put me in cage outside and I'll howell and cry for as long as it takes. Steve, the neighbor, even threaten to call the society for the prevention to the cruelty of animals.
Geees, are they stupid or what? They put me out there a second day, although they gave up in a couple of hours the second day. That was it. I high tailed it to deep in the closet where they could never find me and spent a week. I could hear them out there sweetly calling my name and shaking my treat box, but...... Screw That!!
Just to show you how SLOW they are about Cats, after being in hiding for seven days, and no cute little black pussy cat around to entertain them, they finally got up in the middle of the night while I was out in the front room eating and closed the closet doors. I peaked outside, and the big wire cage was GONE. I guess I won that round.
The current on going problem is my habit of scratching. I mean I can't help it. When you wake up from a Cat Nap it's the natural thing to do, stretch and scratch with my front paws. When they remind me, I stop instantly and give them that sweet, "I'm so sorry, I forgot look".
They have pretty much decided to take me to Green Bay and have Uncle Neil, the vet, remove my front claws. OUCH, can you imagine? Have your finger nails pulled out with a pliers? I think NOT !!! Even Dick Cheney wouldn't sign off on torture like that.
To combat them, I have a two phase plan. First I called a meeting and explained to them why they got a cat last summer in the first place. To eliminate and catch mice. Have you seen any mouse turds in the kitchen lately? Are you returning to Oatman, land of the mice, to camp again this coming summer? How can I preform my duties if you take away my number one weapon? MY CLAWS !!!
The second phase has been on going....... the Happy Campers are heading to Wisconsin for a vacation soon. Part of their plan is to take me along (to Green Bay) and they began taking me for rides in the car, talking about a litter box for the car, my favorite red bed in the car, etc. I HATE RIDING IN THE CAR !!!
Come on guys........ I'm like 15 years old now, and old enough to stay home by myself. Do you really want a whining cat in the car for a 4,000 mile road trip? Do I really give a shit about meeting Grandma, and a slug of grandchildren? Now I've never met a child before, but I'm guessing I hate kids. I'll be good at home, I promise !
I thought it was a losing battle, until today. They started laying down the rules while they are gone to Wisconsin on vacation:
* Don't run the A/C lower than 90 degrees
* No teenage parties
* There's an extra bag of Cat food behind the living room chair
* Do not jump on top of the slide out
* No tomcats in here, either neutered or not neutered.
* Stay out of Grandma Jack's whiskey
They are leaving on Monday for Wisconsin, Let's hope they don't change their minds. Hmmmm...... I wonder if those closet doors are left open, I may need to hide out for a few days.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Edward David Saucer is five years old today!!
Happy Birthday Eddie!!
Eat lots of cake!!
Posted by THE HAPPY CAMPERS at Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Last Saturday I went to a Health Fair at Western Arizonia Regional Medical Center on Silver Creek.
All in all I thought it was worth my time.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Rex recently posted about his favorite cactus flowers so I decided I'd like to show of couple of springtime plants I like.
Monday, April 19, 2010
By Uncle Hans
Mary's recent blog on food inspired us to give one idea a try. I love asparagus and I love ham. Together they are a "sure-winner" combination. I could not find prosciutto at the Economart so I used shaved Black Forest ham............
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Happy Birthday Chad!!
On the 18th of April '75
Hardly A Man Is Still Alive
Who Remembers The Famous Day And Year
Of The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere
This poem always runs through my mind on Chad's birthday. And when I decided to credit the poet, I was amazed: That is not how the poem begins. Here it is:
Glad I had the right poet!
Happy Birthday Chad!!
Posted by THE HAPPY CAMPERS at Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
By Uncle Hans
On Saturday I realized I had insufficient Bud Lite for the visit of Barry and Laura, which would lead to the arrival of Jake, Laurel, and Hannah. I went into the convenience store, our closest is a Holiday. There was a red truck that caught me eye.........
Friday, April 16, 2010
By Uncle Hans
Mom recently visited us at Cable Lake for a couple of weeks. We timed the visit so she could see the ice go off the lake. Spring is so early (about three weeks ahead of schedule) that she almost missed it. This is the day after her arrival..........
Thursday, April 15, 2010
WHILE WE WERE IN VEGAS WE MET UP WITH AN OLE NORTHEAST IOWA FRIEND AND FAITHFUL BLOG READER STAN, FROM MONONA, IOWA.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I'VE SAID MANY MANY TIMES, FOR A LONG LONG TIME THAT, "LAS VEGAS IS MY FAVORITE PLACE ON THE PLANET!" HERE'S ONE OF THE REASONS.....
Monday, April 12, 2010
I REMEMBER WHEN EDDIE WAS JOEY'S AGE AND I POSTED A NOT SO FLATTERING PICTURE OF HIM, SO WHEN AMY POSTED JOEY'S TEMPER TANTRUM ON HER BLOG I COULDN'T RESIST STEALING IT AND POSTING IT HERE.
NEEDLESS TO SAY BEING 2,269 MILES AWAY FROM THIS LIVE ACTION I GOT QUITE A BELLY LAUGH OUT OF THE VIDEO.
JOEY IS REALLY A LUCKY BOY HAVING VISITED DISNEY WORLD EVERY YEAR OF OF HIS LIFE, AND AS THE FAMILY PREPARES TO MOVE FROM THE SUNNY BEACHES OF PANAMA CITY FLORIDA TO THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, I'M SURE THIS TRIP WAS VERY SPECIAL.
IF YOU'RE A FAN OF DISNEY WORLD, OR MY GRANDCHILDREN, NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO CLICK ON THIS LINK TO AMY'S BLOG AND READ THE LAST FEW DAYS.
SAUCER SHENANIGANS BLOG
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Ok so we had a parting of the minds when it comes to dessert too.