Thursday, May 16, 2019

SPRING

IT'S ALMOST SUMMER ON THE MOUNTAIN, HOWEVER THE GUY AT THE NURSERY SUGGESTED WE NOT PLANT THESE FLOWERS UNTIL AFTER TOMORROW NIGHT WHEN WE ARE EXPECTING A LOW OF 33 DEGREES.......




MARY'S FAVORITE MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY IS DIGGING IN THE DIRT. PICTURED ABOVE IS THE PRIUS HALF FULL OF FLOWER PLANTS.

WE HAVEN'T BEEN UP TO WHOLE LOT OTHER THAN THE USUAL SPRING LIST, CLEAN OUT THE EVES, WAX THE CARS, ETC. AND HANGING OUT AT THE LOCAL MOOSE LODGE.  OUR BIG PROJECT FOR THE CABIN THIS YEAR IS TO REPLACE FOUR SINGLE PANE WINDOWS TO TIGHTEN UP THE CABIN MAKING IT USABLE YEAR AROUND SHOULD THAT BECOME NECESSARY. 

WE DID GET RID OF A BUNCH OF LIVING ROOM FURNITURE AND OPENED UP THE ROOM.  CURRENTLY WE HAVE A COUPLE OF TABLES SET UP WITH OUR COMPUTERS WHICH WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN FRONT OF. A LITTLE UNORTHODOX BUT WE BOTH CAN SEE THE TV, AND MARY'S YARD, OUT THE SOON TO BE, NEW PICTURE WINDOWS.

"SUNNY & 70"
THE HAPPY CAMPERS



Saturday, May 4, 2019

ALOHA !!!

YESTERDAY MARY AND I RETURNED FROM AN EIGHT DAY VISIT TO HAWAII. WE WERE VISITING MY DAUGHTER, AMY, AND HER FAMILY FOR MY GRANDSON'S, ALAN, EAGLE SCOUT CEREMONY.






WE SPENT ALL OUR TIME ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU, AND VISITED THE SITES:

PEARL HARBOR






WAIMEA VALLEY




CHIEF'S LUAU










DIAMOND HEAD





BATTLESHIP MISSOURI






DOLE PINEAPPLE PLANTATION







WAIKIKI BEACH




HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE





ALOHA TOWER




WE'D LIKE TO THANK AMY, DAN, ALAN, EDDIE, AND JOEY FOR THEIR HOSPITALITY AND GUIDING OUR VERY ENJOYABLE TOURS !!!

MAHALO !!!

Monday, April 15, 2019

An Interesting Observation

Recently, I read an article that was about a phone conversation between President Trump and Former President Jimmy Carter.
On the 40th anniversary of normalizing relations with China, the former president wrote a letter to President Trump regarding that event. 
 During that call, President Trump said he felt that China has surpassed the U.S. and President Carter said he agreed.
In the last 40 years, China has not been at war. Because of that fact, they have been able to invest in their infrastructure and educational system.  According to the news that I have seen, a lot of Chinese now enjoy a good standard of living, some an even lavish standard of living.
Conversely, the good old USA has been involved in nonstop wars.  We have a crumbling infrastructure, a disappearing middle-class, and I don’t know exactly what to say about our education system.  I could make a really long list of our ailments, but I want to keep it short!
Isn’t there an object lesson here??

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

WE'RE BACK !

WE'RE BACK HOME ON THE MOUNTAIN.  WE GOT IN ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  MONDAY ON THE LOWER DESERT WE HAD A TEMPERATURE OF 97 DEGREES AND TODAY?  IT'S 37 DEGREES AND SNOWING !



WE BOTH LIKE THE CABIN BETTER THAN THE 20 YEAR OLD CAMPER, BUT THE WEATHER DICTATES WHERE WE LIVE.  MARY HAS A DENTIST APPOINTMENT IN BULLHEAD CITY NEXT WEDNESDAY, SO WE WILL RETURN TO THE DESERT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND SHUT DOWN THE CAMPER FOR THE SUMMER. 

  "(NOT) SUNNY & 80"

Sunday, April 7, 2019

HOY !!! HOY !!! HOY !!!

HOY !!!   HOY !!!   HOY !!! AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MISS MARY !!!

ALTHOUGH TODAY IS HER OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY SHE BEGAN THE CELEBRATION A WEEK AGO WHEN HER DAUGHTER, HEATHER, AND HER GRANDDAUGHTER, MARISSA, FLEW IN FROM LA CROSSE. WE HAD A FUN FILLED WEEK OF ADVENTURE AND I'LL LET THE PICTURES I STOLE OFF OF MARISSA'S FACEBOOK PAGE TELL THE STORY.


THE STRIP:









LAUGHLIN:







OATMAN:





LAKE HAVASU:




HOOVER DAM:






ZION NATIONAL PARK:








VALLEY OF FIRE:






AND OF COURSE FREMONT STREET:





HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AND MANY MORE !!!





Monday, April 1, 2019

VEGAS, LAST TRIP

IT MAYBE MY LAST TRIP OF THE SEASON TO VEGAS, BUT CHECK OUT THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE I HAVE WITH ME.



JUST A QUICK POST TO LET YOU KNOW THEY MADE IT, AND WE HAVE A FULL WEEK OF ADVENTURES PLANNED.

  "SUNNY & 88"

Friday, March 29, 2019

South Padre Island Spring '19

By Uncle Hans

It's been a long time since Uncle Hans submitted a blog. We just spent our usual 2 weeks on South Padre for March. Just like at home, I like to start my day watching the sun come up out of the hot tub.....




..... We usually catch the last few days of Spring break, just as the weather is warming up......



..... The kids always provide entertainment. This sign was over the urinal at Clayton's beach bar. I can often catch a volleyball game or two.....




..... This was some sort of kite festival...... Not too hard to pick out the winner.....



..... Our Florence property looks like it has been through a war...... But it is just a face lift.  Should be done in another month just in time for high season.....



..... I found this gorgeous church wall mural while hunting for Rex's secret Port Isabel shrimp outlet.  It is hidden on a back street and it reaches out and grabs you and makes you stand and look at it for a few minutes. Art doesn't usually move me, but you would have to be braindead to walk by these life size and stunning painted images,  and not stop to stare......



..... Renee and I found this on a walk. Don't remember seeing one before.  Turns out it is a Yucca plant flower.....





  ....... This has happened to me before on Padre. Is so much fun to walk the beach that I take too many steps the first day. It looks bad, but it heals up in a day or two......



........ Renee found this in the bathroom. I never knew it was possible to scream something to death, but it works.....




...... No trip to Progresso, Mexico is complete without the obligatory stop at the Red Panty Saloon.....




 ...... This old Mexican guards the door to the saloon above the Galleria, where we go to listen to the music and do some dancing.....




 .......Rex and Mary introduced us to Jack's Coconut Bar at sunset time......




 ......We happened to catch a beautiful sunset.  We will catch several more with Rex and Mary in October!