Friday, September 26, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
MARY DECIDED TO HAVE A PIZZA PARTY OUT ON THE FRONT PATIO.
SO, I FIRED UP THE DEVIL’S EGG AND MARY INVITED THE JENGA CROWD FOR HOMEMADE WOOD FIRED PIZZA.
I’M ALWAYS AMAZED AT HOW QUICKLY A CROWD GATHERS WHEN JENGA COMES OUT, AND IT’S FUNNY HOW ALL THE YAPPY DOGS HAVE TO GO FOR A WALK TO CHECK OUT THE NOISEY CROWD.
WE’VE ALREADY BEEN INVITED TO AN OUTDOOR LASAGNE PARTY, AND WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BRING JENGA WITH US.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Show Low has a Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning. Of course I have to go, mostly to get tomatoes that taste like tomatoes.
As you can see there is quite a few vendors.
These are sandstone wine racks. They are really beautiful and something I haven’t seen before.
I also have never seen anyone selling heirloom seeds, but if I had a garden I would certainly be buying some.
These pizzelle cookies are Rex’s favorite. They are really thin and crispy.
This is just one stand that sells jewelry. I don’t really look at them as I have more jewelry than I need to last me the rest of my life!
These are masks and for the life of me I cannot imagine why anybody would want one.
Another thing I haven’t seen at a Farmer’s Market before. This vendor sells worm casings otherwise known as worm poop. He also sells live worms to be let loose in your garden, I assume so you can have your own supply of fresh worm poop.
This guy sell grass fed organic beef. It’s pretty good, I have bought hamburger and soup bones from him.
Well that is the bulk of things sold at this Farmers Market. There are a few other craft item that people sell too. Couldn’t get pictures of everything.
I do like this Farmer’s Market but if just doesn’t come close to the one at Lake Tahoe!! I sure miss it!!
Posted by THE HAPPY CAMPERS at Sunday, September 21, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
They don’t have morels here but they do have mushrooms.
It’s a good thing they are big and this bright color. I could actually easily find them in the forest.
These are called oyster mushrooms and they are edible. I sautéed them in rosemary infused olive oil and garlic. Then roasted them in the oven.
I repeat these are not morels and they taste like crap!! At least I won’t have to waste my time looking for them next year!!
Posted by THE HAPPY CAMPERS at Saturday, September 20, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Oh my God…..I still had paint left!! So I had to find something else to paint. The $20 bookcase I got at the thrift store could definitely use a make over.
This picture really makes the bookcase look a lot better than it actually does.
I can’t deny it, I always have a mess when I paint…..but this mess, the scattered newspapers and tipped over bucket was the work of two cats I know!! So it’s not always me. I had to prime this piece with Kilz.
Yup, at this point I can actually see the bottom of the paint can. At last!!
Here it is…..finally done!!
Had to put this picture up. The “Happy Campers” picture frame was a gift from our good friends Dawn and Cole. I think I found the perfect place for it!!
This brings my painting projects to an end for this year. But I will be up for round two next year. I already have paint samples to choose from!!
Monday, September 15, 2014
In addition to “the corner” Winslow, AZ is where La Posada is located. La Posada is a hotel from the era of the “Harvey Girls”.
Fred Harvey is said to have “civilized the West” by introducing linen, silverware, china, crystal, and impeccable service to railroad travelers. La Posada which opened May 15, 1930 was a restaurant and hotel for the Santa Fe Railroad. It was designed by famed Western architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, best known for her work at the Grand Canyon. This was in a period of history that women architects were quite uncommon.
Just for the fun of it I am going to list a few of the famous people that have stayed at La Posada:
Charles Lindberg, Anne Morrow Lindberg, Amelia Earhart, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Gene Autry, Howard Hughes, John Wayne, Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Albert Einstein, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and President Harry S. Truman. That is but a partial list and there are some more recent famous people too, but I found these people the most interesting.
The following pictures show some of the interior and grounds of La Posada.
The next few pictures are of one of the rooms. It is my understanding that all of the room are decorated differently.
The shower and tub in this room is also made out of this beautiful tile.
The current owners of La Posada is Allan Affeldt and his wife Tina Mion. They moved in on April 1, 1997 and began the renovating right away. Tina Mion is an incredible artist and a lot of her artwork is on display at La Posada. You can Google her and see some incredible artwork!!
Our daytrip to Winslow was definitely worth it!!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
“Well I’m standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see; It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me.”
THESE LYRICS ARE FROM THE SONG “TAKE IT EASY” MADE FAMOUS BY “THE EAGLES” IN THE 70’S.
THE WORLD FAMOUS CORNER IS ON OLE ROUTE 66 AND SECOND STREET, DOWNTOWN WINSLOW, AZ.
SO, WE’RE STANDING ON THE CORNER IN WINSLOW, ARIZONA……..
COMPLETE WITH THE FLATBED FORD, BUT NO GIRLS ARE LOOKING AT ME?
“SUNNY & 80”
Friday, September 12, 2014
YESTERDAY WAS 9/11, AND MARY AND I WERE ON A ROADTRIP TO WINSLOW, ARIZONA. WE STOPPED AT THE 9/11 REMEMBRANCE GARDEN.
THESE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THE TWO LARGEST PIECES OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWERS.
SO WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE PLANES HIT THE TOWERS?
MARY AND I WERE CAMPED AT YELLOW RIVER, AND SOON HEADED INTO HARPERS FERRY IN SEARCH OF A TV.
“SUNNY & 80”
Friday, September 5, 2014
ANOTHER PROJECT FOR THIS SUMMER WAS TO BUILD A SCOOTER-PORT. A PROTECTED PLACE TO PARK THE SCOOTER OUT OF THE WAY. WE DECIDED RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE TRAILER AND KINDA UNDER THE WINDOW AWNING.
BUT FIRST I HAD TO MOVE MARY’S FLOWER GARDEN, SO IT WENT OUT FRONT BY THE STREET.
WHEN I DO A PROJECT MY OLE FRIEND MURPHY ALWAYS SHOWS UP TO FRUSTRATE ME. WHERE I WAS LAYING THE BRICKS, THERE WAS BLACKTOP, SO I COULDN’T DIG DOWN TO PREPARE A FOUNDATION AND LAY THE BRICKS AT GROUND LEVEL. THAT MEANS I’LL NEED TO BUILD A RAMP. TO TURN THE SCOOTER 90 DEGREES GOING UP A RAMP MEANS IT NEEDS TO BE A WIDE RAMP. TO LAY PATIO BRICKS, FIRST YOU GET THE FOUNDATION READY, THEN YOU LAY THE BRICKS, AND LAST YOU PUT IN THE SIDE SUPPORTS. IT’S EASY, JUST CHECK IT OUT ON YOU TUBE! (BTW: YOU SHOULD CHECK YOU TUBE AT THE BEGINNING OF A PROJECT, NOT THE END.)
SO HERE’S REX STARTING WITH THE SIDE SUPPORTS FIRST.
THESE ARE SOME HUGE NAILS THAT NEED TO BE POUNDED DOWN.
I MEAN .79 CENTS A PIECE HUGE, AND DON’T FORGET THE GOD DAM BLACKTOP I’M POUNDING INTO. THE TREATED 2X4’S I’M USING FOR SIDES NEED TO BE PRE-DRILLED.
WHAT ARE THE ODDS I’LL GET THE 2X4 FRAME EXACTLY RIGHT FOR THE LAYING OF THE BRICKS? I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I MOVED THE FRAME PIECES, AND MOVED THE PILE OF 146 BRICKS IN AND OUT OF THE FRAME.
SINCE I’M DOING THIS ASS BACKWARDS AFTER BUILDING THE FRAME I HAD TO BACKFILL WITH SAND TO GET THE BRICKS LEVEL WITH THE FRAMEWORK. THAT ASSUMES THE FRAMEWORK IS LEVEL TO BEGIN WITH. IT’S NOT, OF COURSE…..
WITH OBAMAS NEW MINIMUM WAGE OF $10.25/HR TIMES THE NUMBER OF HOURS I WORKED ON THIS PROJECT I COULD HAVE BOUGHT A NEW SHED TO PARK THE SCOOTER IN.
I’LL BE HONEST HERE AND CONFESS THAT WITH THE FRUSTRATION, I STARTED THE PROJECT ON JULY 1ST AND DIDN’T FINISH THE RAMP UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1ST.
“ON THE MOUNTAIN”
Posted by THE HAPPY CAMPERS at Friday, September 05, 2014