Saturday, March 25, 2017

Turtle Rescue SPI

By Uncle Hans

We were first on the island in 2010 and we have never done the turtle rescue. Today is the day........

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But Gerry came out to have a look at Renee

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Renee once had an experience while scuba diving in Grand Cayman where she came face-to-face with a huge sea turtle and it was an enchanting moment. I had to practically drag her out of the rescue before she purchased her way onto the board of directors. This may be something in her future

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Although she may just opt for the professional shell collecting position

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By Uncle Hans

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SCOOTER UPDATE

I DON’T BLOG MUCH ABOUT THE SCOOTER, BECAUSE I ROLL IT OUT AND RIDE IT ABOUT 5 DAYS A WEEK, SO IT’S EVERYDAY ROUTINE AND UNBLOGABLE.

FOR EXAMPLE TUESDAY MARY AND I RODE IT OVER TO KINGMAN AND BACK (80 MILES ROUND TRIP), AND TODAY I HAD IT OUT ON OLD ROUTE 66 TO TOPOC FOR A BEER.

I OFTEN RIDE IT UP TO LAUGHLIN AND HIKE THE RIVERWALK IN SEARCH OF MY 10,000 STEPS A DAY.

MARY HAS BECOME MORE COMFORTABLE RIDING ON THE BACK, AND I HAVE HIGH HOPES THAT SHE WILL NOW BEGIN TO DRIVE THE MACHINE.

THE DESERT FLOWERS ARE IN BLOOM AND VERY COLORFUL THIS YEAR DUE TO THE EXTRA RAIN WE HAD LAST WINTER.

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  “SUNNY & 80”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Green Bay

By Uncle Hans

Renee recently got the hankering to go to Green Bay in search of something interesting to do.  Neil got us all tickets to a stand up comedian and reservations at a great restaurant.  We had a great time.  but the funniest thing that happened had nothing to do with stand up comedy.  We made reservations to stay at a hotel, since this was like a "date night" for us.  I chose the hotel near Neil's where we stayed for Laura's wedding.  Remember?  With the pool/hot tub?

     So we drove over there and went to check in.  The girl behind the desk was some sort of retard who could not find our reservation and seemed confused.  "Did you make a reservation for dinner, you mean?"  We went back and forth to try to figure out what had happened to our reservation.

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.......finally, she meekly offered, "maybe you aren't where you think you are...."  I looked around the lobby and, something WAS wrong, but I could not put my finger one it.  So she said, " this is an assisted living facility......your hotel is across the street!"   She didn't have to actually say "dumbass!!"  it was written all across her face.

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.....Somebody had some cool sculptures in their yard nearby and we had to stop for some pictures....

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....the rest of the visit was fun, and funny, like this sculpture, but nowhere near as funny as our hotel experience.  After we ended our night at the Getaway and were driving back to the Hotel, we seriously considered checking into the assisted living instead.  There were a lot of pleasantly confused folks there.......

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     ........and we would fit right in!

By Uncle Hans

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MIKEY*VEGAS*2017

MIKEY WAS OUT TO NEVADA FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL VISIT !!! FIRST AND FOREMOST I SURVIVED DESPITE STAYING UP UNTIL 6AM CHASING THE DICE AND MY MONEY ACROSS THE GREEN FELT. I WON !! SO I HAD TO SPEND ANOTHER NIGHT UNTIL 4AM GIVING IT BACK, PLUS MORE. IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THIS STORY BEFORE, 100 TIMES, YOU HAVEN’T BEEN PAYING ATTENTION.

WE STARTED OUT IN LAUGHLIN FOR FOUR DAYS AND SAW MICKY GILLEY. MAN IS HE OLD!! 81 ACTUALLY, AND STILL DOING LIVE PERFORMANCES. OF COURSE HE SANG “STAND BY ME” TO A STANDING OVATION. SATURDAY WE VISITED LAKE HAVASU AND IT WAS MIKEY’S FIRST VISIT TO SEE THE LONDON BRIDGE, DID I MENTION THAT LAKE HAVASU IS A BIG SPRING BREAK DESTINATION IN MARCH AND APRIL? THE LATEST FASHION IN SWIMWEAR IS TO HAVE ALL OF YOUR ASS HANGING OUT. INTERESTING, BUT I PREFERED THE TOPLESS, AND ELECTRICAL TAPE VIBE BETTER.

AFTER FOUR DAYS OF “SUNNY & 80” ON THE SHORES OF THE BEAUTIFUL COLORADO RIVER WE SPENT SIX DAYS ON FREMONT STREET DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS. WE SAW THE BEATLES “LOVE” SHOW AT THE MIRAGE ON THE STRIP AND THE SCINTAS SHOW AT THE PLAZA DOWNTOWN. MARCH MADNESS AND ST PATRICKS DAY ROUNDED OUT OUR STAY, WITH NEVER ENDING BASKETBALL GAMES AND A SEA OF GREEN.

LAS VEGAS BROKE A HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD FOR MARCH WITH 90 DEGREES AND THE WHOLE WEEK WAS 15 – 20 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL MAKING FOR SHORTS AND T-SHIRTS EVEN AT NIGHT.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SPRING

IT MUST BE SPRING, MY BUDDY MIKEY FROM PRAIRE DU CHEIN IS COMING IN ON THURSDAY. THE PLANS THIS YEAR HAVE US IN LAUGHLIN FOR FIVE DAYS, FOLLOWED BY SIX DAYS ON FREMONT STREET IN LAS VEGAS.

MARCH MADNESS AND ST. PATTY’S DAY WILL MAKE FOR A BUSY WEEK-END IN LAS VEGAS. THE LAUGHLIN WEATHER WILL BE SUNNY AND 80.

I’LL BE TAKING A BLOG BREAK UNTIL OUR VACATION AND RECOVERY DAYS ARE OVER.

MARY IS ON THE FINAL COUNTDOWN WITH 40 DAYS UNTIL SHE COMPLETES HER CASINO WORK FOR THIS SEASON.

(NOW, WHERE SHOULD I HIDE THE BAIL MONEY?)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

5 K WALK FOR CANCER

TODAY I WENT TO A 5K WALK FOR CANCER IN LAUGHLIN.

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THE WALKED STARTED IN PYAMID CANYON ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER AT THE BASE OF DAVIS DAM.

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THERE WERE ABOUT 300 TO 400 WALKERS AND A FEW VENDORS. CINNABON WAS THERE HANDING OUT FREE BUNS BEFORE THE WALK.

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AFTER THE WALK THERE WAS A SNACK SPREAD BY ONE OF THE CASINO CHEFS, AND LIVE MUSIC. THEY HAD ALL THE PARTICIPANTS LINED UP IN THE GRASS IN THE FORM OF A TREE OF LIFE AND USED A DRONE TO TAKE ARIEAL SHOTS, IF I SEE THE PICTURE ON THE NET I’LL POST IT.

THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HANDED OUT T-SHIRTS BEFORE THE WALK AND IF YOU FINISHED YOU TURNED IN YOUR PUNCH CARD FOR A GIFT BAG.

BULLHEAD CITY ROCKS, THE ROCK PAINTING GROUP I BLOGGED ABOUT BEFORE WAS THERE AND ENCOURAGED YOU TO PAINT A ROCK IN MEMORY OF SOMEONE YOU KNEW WHO HAD CANCER. YOU PAINTED THE BASE COAT BEFORE THE WALK AND DECORATED IT AFTER.

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THE ROCKS WERE ALL GOING TO BE SEAL COATED AND DISPLAYED SOMEWHERE ALONG THE RIVER, AGAIN IF I EVER SEE A PICTURE ON THE NET I’LL POST IT. HERE IS MY FIRST PAINTED ROCK.

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DOESN’T THE SCOOTER LOOK NICE?

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  “SUNNY & 80”

Thursday, March 2, 2017

THE SCOOTER’S BACK

WAHOO !!! THE SCOOTER IS FINALLY BACK AND THE OPERATION WAS A SUCCESS !!!

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MARY AND I DROVE DOWN TO PHOENIX ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND SPENT THE NIGHT WITH OUR FRIENDS DAVE AND CINDY, AND PICKED UP THE SCOOTER ON WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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AFTER A FEW POINTERS FROM SCOTT OF SCOTT’S CUSTOMS, I TOOK MY FIRST RIDE.

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THE TRIKE DRIVES LIKE A CAR, NOT A MOTORCYCLE, AND IS GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE GETTING USED TO. I THINK MARY WILL PROBABALLY CATCH ON QUICKER THAN I BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T HAVE ANY MOTORCYCLE EXPERIENCE TO UNLEARN.

THEY SAY IF YOU MAKE YOUR BIKE INTO A TRIKE IT EXTENDS YOUR RIDING YEARS BY 10, SO I’M NOW GOOD TO 78!