Friday, June 26, 2020

THE VIRUS


THERE HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING TO BLOG ABOUT, UNLESS YOU'D LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT OUR BI-MONTHLY TRIPS TO WALMART FOR PROVISIONS?

MARY HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH CATARACT SURGERY, WITH ONE EYE DONE AND THE SECOND ONE IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY MORNING.  SHE'S THRILLED WITH THE RESULTS !!!

I HAD A COUPLE OF BIRDS MOVE INTO MY OLD BIRD HOUSE, SO I DECIDED TO BUILD THEM A NEW ONE OUT OF A CEDAR FENCE BOARD.







AFTER CANCELLING OUR APRIL TRIP TO SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, AND OUR MAY TRIP TO DENVER, WE ARE STILL HOLDING OUT HOPE FOR OUR SEPTEMBER TRIP TO WISCONSIN.

WE BOTH REMAIN VIRUS FREE AND HOPE YOU ALL ARE SAFE AS WELL!

  "SUNNY & 84"









Saturday, April 25, 2020

BIG LAKE

IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS THERE ARE SEVERAL ROADS THAT ARE CLOSED AND NOT MAINTAINED IN THE WINTER.  WHEN WE READ THAT THE ROAD TO BIG LAKE HAD REOPENED WE HEADED OUT.



ON THE WAY WE FOUND A SNOWBANK .....





WE AREN'T THE ONLY ONES THINKING SPRING AS WE GOT THESE PICTURES IN E-MAIL THIS MORNING FROM SPOONER.







   "SUNNY & 76"

Thursday, April 9, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY

MARY CELEBRATED HER BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK, AND IT WILL BE A BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER. 2020 THE YEAR MARY TURNED 70 YEARS OLD DURING THE SELF-QUARANTINE FOR THE CORONA VIRUS.

WE GASSED UP THE PRIUS FOR TEN BUCKS AND HEADED UP THE WHITE MOUNTAINS IN A QUEST TO FIND SNOW. THE APACHE INDIAN RESERVATION AND THE APACHE NATIONAL FOREST HAVE CLOSED ALL THEIR RECREATION AREAS INCLUDING THE LAKES TO FISHING.  WE SOON CAME UP TO A ROAD CLOSED BARRICADE ACROSS THE ROAD AND WERE FORCED TO TURN BACK. THE ROAD TO THE SUNRISE SKI MOUNTAIN HOWEVER, WAS OPEN.




AND FULFILLED THE QUEST  OF FINDING SNOW.



TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY WE HAD PIZZA OFF THE GRILL......



AND MARY BAKED HER OWN JACK DANIELS BIRTHDAY CAKE.


THE CAKE WAS DELICIOUS AND INCLUDED MARY'S FAVORITE JACK DANIELS AND REX'S FAVORITE BUTTERSCOTCH.

  "SUNNY & 62"


Monday, March 23, 2020

THE CABIN

WE RETURNED TO THE MOUNTAIN AND OUR CABIN LAST SATURDAY.  WE KNOW WE'RE IN FOR SOME WINTER WEATHER, BUT DECIDED THE CABIN WAS A BETTER PLACE TO BE.



AFTER TWO 7AM TRIPS TO WALMART WE HAVE THE FREEZER AND CUPBOARDS ADEQUATELY STOCKED INCLUDING TOILET PAPER AND BLEACH.



I EVEN HAD THE GRILL FIRED UP LAST NIGHT FOR BURGERS.


WE ARE BOTH FINE AND HUNKERED DOWN.

   "SUNNY & 59"

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WORST TRIP EVER !!!

MIKEY'S ANNUAL VISIT TO NEVADA IS ALL ABOUT HIS BIRTHDAY, MARCH MADNESS, AND ST. PAT'S DAY.



THIS YEAR WAS THE WORST TRIP EVER !!!

NOT ONLY THE "BEER-BUG" SLOWLY SHUTTING DOWN VEGAS, BUT THE WEATHER WENT TO HELL, WITH COLD, RAIN, AND CLOUDS.  FIRST IT WAS EVERY OTHER SLOT MACHINE AND ONLY THREE CUSTOMERS PER TABLE GAME, THEN THEY TOOK AWAY EVERY OTHER BAR STOOL. FINALLY AT 5 PM ON ST. PATS DAY THE GOVERNOR ORDERED ALL THE CASINOS CLOSED AT MIDNIGHT.

MIKEY LUCKED OUT AND CHANGED HIS FLIGHT HOME TO IOWA TO WEDNESDAY MORNING INSTEAD OF FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AND THE FOUR QUEENS KICKED US ALL OUT OF THE HOTEL ON WEDNESDAY MORNING.

HERE IS THE UPDATE ON THE NEW CASINO/HOTEL DOWNTOWN VEGAS.



MARY AND I ARE PACKING UP AT WINTER CAMP AND WAITING FOR A SNOW STORM TO CLEAR FLAGSTAFF AND HEADED TO "THE MOUNTAIN" AND OUR CABIN ON SATURDAY TO HUNKER DOWN.

  STAY HOME AND WASH YOUR HANDS !