Friday, December 14, 2018

GRAND CANYON

IN OUR RETIREMENT ONE OF OUR DAILY OBJECTIVES IS 10,000 STEPS A DAY. IF YOU’RE RETIRED AND LIVE IN ARIZONA WHY NOT FIND YOUR MORNING STEPS……

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WE HAD A PERFECT MORNING AND ACTUALLY WERE CARRYING OUR COATS BY THE END OF THE WALK. WE MADE SANDWICHES ON THE CAR TRUNK AND POPPED OPEN AN ICE COLD BEER AS WELL.

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WITH PERFECT WEATHER ALONG THE I-40 CORRIDOR WE RETURNED HOME TO THE MOUNTAIN A COUPLE OF DAYS. MARY HAS A COUPLE PROJECTS AND WE NEEDED TO PICK UP SOME TOOLS AND WE GOT THE CAR SERVICED, ETC.

ON THE WAY HOME WE FOUND OUR STEPS WALKING AROUND HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WILLIAMS, AZ, GATEWAY TO THE GRAND CANYON.

  “SUNNY & 65”

Friday, December 7, 2018

TWENTY-ONE YEARS!!

This month Rex and I are marking 21 years together!! That is just amazing to me. It is also amazing to me how fast 21 years can fly by. If someone told me at that time, that 21 years later we would still be together, I would have believed them. Everything seemed easy, we just clicked and it still feels the same way.

What I was looking for in a relationship was a “playmate” like you had as a kid. Someone to go places with and to do stuff with. Rex immediately “got” the concept.

So, I have decided to retire, for this year anyway.

Because you can’t have a playmate if you can’t be there for the playdate.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

VEGAS BABY !!!

MARY LIKES TO HAVE HER HONDA SERVICED AT THE HONDA DEALER IN LAS VEGAS, SO IT WAS OFF TO VEGAS A COUPLE OF DAYS.  A TRIP TO THE HONDA DEALER INCLUDES A VISIT TO JAKE’S TAVERN ON EASTERN. IT MAKES FOR A NICE 1/2 MILE WALK WHILE WE’RE WAITING FOR THE CAR.

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SPEAKING OF GETTING YOUR DAILY STEPS, BY THE END OF THE DAY NOT ONLY DID WE START DRINKING AT 8:30 AM, BUT WE FINISHED THE DAY WITH OVER 20,000 STEPS.

WE SPENT THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON FREMONT STREET DOWNTOWN. HERE ARE THE LATEST PICTURES OF THE VEGAS CLUB PROJECT. IT’S  ONE SQUARE BLOCK UNDER THE FAMOUS CANOPY ON FREMONT STREET. THEY ARE PREPARING TO BUILD A NEW CASINO HOTEL WITH 777 ROOMS. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE DUG DOWN ABOUT 30 FEET, AND THEY ARE STILL GOING DOWN. UNDERGROUND PARKING MAYBE?

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WHILE WALKING THE STREET WE RAN INTO A CHRISTMAS EVENT WHERE MAYOR CAROLYN GOODMAN WAS LIGHTING THE FREMONT STREET CHRISTMAS TREE.

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OF COURSE MARY DID HER FAVORITE STORE ON THE WAY OUT OF TOWN.

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“SUNNY & 63”

Monday, December 3, 2018

LAKE HAVASU

WE MADE OUR ANNUAL TRIP TO THE SUNDAY LONDON BRIDGE SWAP MEET. I USUALLY TALK MARY OUT OF THIS ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE UNTIL SPRING, SO THAT I CAN HIKE ALONG THE RIVER WALK UNDER THE LONDON BRIDGE AND ADMIRE THE HARD BODIES OF THE COLLEGE SPRING BREAKERS.

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 “SUNNY & 62”

Friday, November 30, 2018

CRAP !!!

NOTHING BUT CRAP !!!  CRAP !!! CRAP !!! SO THERE HASN’T BEEN ANY BLOG, BUT I THOUGHT I BETTER GET YOU ALL CAUGHT UP:

JESSE

MARY’S SON IN LAW HAD A SERIOUS BURN ACCIDENT IN LA CROSSE TWO WEEKS AGO AND IS STILL AT THE BURN CENTER IN MADISON, WI. CHECKOUT THE GO FUND ME PAGE HERE.

https://www.gofundme.com/jesses-accident?fbclid=IwAR0psqvX0Ih348I6UwNJ5-FSVRM5c5HmNUpQoPzlxhxTyF6Nmxl-4anvl24

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

WITH ALL THE CRAP GOING ON WE CUT OUR SOUTH PADRE ISLAND VACATION SHORT BY 10 DAYS, RETURNING TO MOHAVE VALLEY, ARIZONA FOR THE WINTER.

WILMA WILKINSON (1921 – 2018)

MARY’S MOTHER PASSED AT AGE 97 AND WAS BURIED IN MT HOPE, WI WEDNESDAY. SEE  HER OBIT HERE:

https://www.larsonfuneralhomes.com/wilma-olive-wilkinson/?fbclid=IwAR3QEmU9-iwJhR-R9qZdhsv8JNzmXxan2yGrBNmlvrd0oE2du-fpEteTvU4

THE OLD CAMPER

THE CAMPER WHICH IS SET UP PERMANTLY IN MOHAVE VALLEY IS NOW 20 YEARS OLD AND WHEN WE RETURN IN THE FALL WE EXSPECT SOME PROBLEMS AFTER ANOTHER SUMMER OF HARSH HELLISH WEATHER.THIS YEAR THE LIST WAS LONG AND SPENDY:

*REPLACED THREE VENT COVERS ON THE ROOF

*RELACED THE POWER CONVERTER

*BOTH REFRIERATORS PUCKED, SO A NEW FRIDGE FOR THE PORCH

*REPLACED THE PORCH FLOOR MATS

*REPLACED THE TOILET

PACKERS

WTF ?

THAT COMPLETES THE CRAPPY LIST. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF ROAD TRIPS PLANNED TO LAKE HAVASU AND VEGAS SO SUNNIER BLOGS SHOULD FOLLOW.

 “SUNNY & 72”

Friday, November 16, 2018

SPI UPDATE

I CAN’T BELIEVE OUR TIME IS HALF UP ALREADY ON SOUTH PADRE ISLAND. TIME SURE FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING TOO MUCH FUN !!!

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AS YOU CAN SEE WE ARE ENJOYING THE SUNRISES OVER THE GULF AND SUNSETS ON THE BAY. THE VIEW OFF OUR DECK HAS CHANGED A LITTLE AS THE WHOLE BUILDING IS GETTING A FACELIFT TO THE TUNE OF A HALF MILLION DOLLARS AND FOUR MONTHS WORK.

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 “SUNNY & 75”

Sunday, November 4, 2018

COOK-OFF

LIVING OUT WEST I’VE BEEN TO LOT’S OF B-B-Q COOK-OFFS AND CHILI COOK-OFFS, BUT TODAY IN PORT ISABEL, TX WAS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHRIMP COOK-OFF.

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MY FAVORITE WAS THE BACON WRAPPED SHRIMP.

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BESIDES THE EXCELLENT FRESH SHRIMP RIGHT OUT OF THE GULF OF MEXICO WE WERE HAVING A GREAT TIME.

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“SUNNY & 75”

Saturday, November 3, 2018

TEQUILA SUNSET

WE WERE OFF TO TEQUILA SUNSET FOR A SUN-DOWNER COCKTAIL AND ENJOY THE SUNSET ACROSS THE BAY.

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EVERYTHING WAS UNDER CONTROL…..

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WHEN SUDDENLY EVAN DROPS DOWN ON ONE KNEE AND PURPROSED TO MARY’S GRAND-DAUGHTER MARISSA.

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WOW !! TEARS, CHEERS, AND SMILES ALL AROUND !!

I’M SURPRISED FACEBOOK DIDN’T BLOW A FUSE!!

“SUNNY & 75”

Friday, November 2, 2018

SUNRISE

SUNRISE OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO ON SOUTH PADRE ISLAND. SUNRISE PICTURES FOR THE THE TRAVELLING BESL BUNCH. WE HAVE YOUR ETA PEGGED FOR 3:30 PM !!!

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

NO SNOW PICTURES TODAY, AS WE ARRIVED ON SOUTH PADRE ISLAND LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON FOR A MONTHS STAY.

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LOOKING FORWARD TO “SUNNY & 80”, SUNRISES, AND SUNSETS !!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SNOW AGAIN

A FREAK SNOW IS KINDA FUN TO WATCH OUT THE WINDOW AND PISS AND MOAN ABOUT ON THE BLOG, A SECOND TIME JUST SUCKS. TIME TO THINK ABOUT GOING TO SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS OR MOHAVE VALLEY EARLIER IN THE FALL.

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LAST YEAR WE SPENT ALL OF OCTOBER ON THE MOUNTAIN AND NEVER SAW A SNOWFLAKE, AND ENJOYED “SUNNY & 75” DAYS ALL MONTH LONG. THIS YEAR IT’S BEEN COLD AND WET. THE LAST SNOW DUMPED 8” ON THE SUNRISE SKI MOUNTAIN JUST 40 MILES FROM SHOW LOW AND ON TV THEY ANNOUNCED THAT THE SKI RUNS AT SNOW BOWL WILL OPEN NOV. 16TH AT FLAGSTAFF.

OF COURSE THERE IS ALWAYS A BRIGHT SIDE……. THE PACKERS AND THE BREWERS BOTH WON LAST NIGHT !!!

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

SNOW?

YOU ALL KNOW HOW I LOVE TO USE THE PHRASE “SUNNY & 80” ON THE BLOG, WELL IN THE SPIRIT OF THE NEGATIVE POLITICAL ADS WE ARE ALL ENDURING THIS MONTH ON TV, I POST THE FOLLOWING PICTURE FROM MY FRONT YARD.

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 (NOT) SUNNY & (NOT) 80”