Wednesday, April 26, 2017

YARD

Remember the seeds I planted in February??

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The plants in the red wash tubs are from the seeds I planted.  The others are plants that we took to Mohave Valley and saved over the winter.

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See the temp???  That’s why the plants are indoors on the table.

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Warms up during the day so this is where they spend  time in the sunshine. (I hope they are getting enough sun!)

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While digging in the yard today, Rex managed to break the shovel…that’s OK, we only live .9 mile from Wal-Mart and walk there almost daily.  So we just got a new one on today’s walk.

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My “birthday” butterfly looks nice on this tree.

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This wind spinner is left over from last year and one of my favorite things in the yard!

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My other “birthday” purchase and he looks great in the yard too!!

On Monday we got a surprise.  Our friend Danny Becker from Iowa came to visit.  We had a great time catching up  with him.  It was a very nice visit.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

ARIZONA ROADTRIP

WE MOVED UP TO “THE MOUNTAIN” LAST MONDAY, AND ON TUESDAY AFTER WE FINISHED UNLOADING WE GOT TOGETHER WITH OUR FRIENDS, THE HUNTERS, FOR A COCKTAIL. THEY  WERE LOADING UP THEIR MOTORHOME FOR A LONG WEEK-END IN LAKE HAVASU…. AND… SO….

WHAT THE HELL, AFTER ONE DAY ON THE MOUNTAIN WE DECIDED TO JOIN THEM AT THEIR FIRST STOP IN SELIGMAN, AZ.

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WE’VE MADE PIT STOPS IN SELIGMAN, AZ BEFORE, BUT HAVE NEVER TAKEN THE TIME TO DO A WALK ABOUT. THEIR CLAIM TO FAME IS THAT THEY ARE THE HOME OF ROUTE 66, OR THE HEART OF ROUTE 66, OR IF YOU’RE YOUNGER THAN 14 THIS IS “RADIATOR SPRINGS” FROM THE MOVIE, CARS.

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SELIGMAN IS ALSO HOME TO THE WORLD FAMOUS “ROADKILL CAFE, YOU KILL IT, WE GRILL IT”"DSC05665

WE ENJOYED OUR EVENING WITH THE HUNTERS AND GOT CAUGHT UP SINCE WE LAST SAW THEM IN JANUARY. A FEW MORE PICS ….

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ON THURSDAY MORNING THE HUNTERS CONTINUED ON TO LAKE HAVASU AND MARY AND I TURNED THE HONDA SOUTH INTO A NEW AREA FOR US, AND WENT TO THE PRESCOTT VALLEY. PRESCOTT, AZ IS AN AN OLD WESTERN TOWN AND WAS THE CAPITOL OF THE ARIZONA TERRITORY BACK IN THE 1800’S. THE COUNTY COURT HOUSE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SQUARE DOWNTOWN. THE WHOLE SQUARE IS BARS, RESTAURANTS, AND GIFT SHOPPING. WE STAYED IN THE OLD HOTEL ST MICHEALS RIGHT ON THE SQUARE.

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WE LOVED PRESCOTT !! AND CAN’T WAIT FOR ANOTHER VISIT.

FRIDAY MORNING IT WAS ON TO PHOENIX TO MEET UP WITH DAVE AND CINDY WHO PROMISED LAST FEBUARY TO TAKE US BAR HOPPING ON THE LIGHT RAIL.

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IT WAS A GREAT DAY. WE CAUGHT THE LIGHT RAIL OUT IN MESA NEAR THEIR HOME IN GILBERT AND WITH AN ALL DAY $2 PASS WE SPENT THE DAY BAR HOPPING. WE HIT THE ASU COLLEGE CAMPUS, CHASE FIELD, DOWNTOWN, AND HAD A GREAT TIME!

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WE ENJOYED FRIDAY FISH AT AN IRISH PUB, STAYED OVER, AND SOBERED UP FOR OUR RETURN TRIP TO “THE MOUNTAIN” THROUGH THE SALT RIVER CANYON ON SATURDAY MORNING.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

My Birthday

Ok, I know my birthday was a week ago, but I wanted to show everyone the birthday present I got myself.  I was in a jewelry store, of all places, in January and saw a piece of art made out of horseshoes.   I have been thinking about it since I saw it in January, so I decided to buy it for myself for my birthday.

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Isn’t it the cutest horseshow butterfly you have every seen???  I’m thinking about painting the antennas with florescent paint.  What do you think??

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A little unexpected development…..this beautiful, colorful, horseshoe owl showed in the jewelry store.   What the hell…it’s my birthday and I want him too!!!  Isn’t he cool??

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Don’t want anyone to think that all I do is shop, so here is a picture of my winter painting project….the picture does not do it justice and it was my first use of stencils.  I will use them again.  It was fun and I liked the result.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

CORVETTE SHOW

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Friday, April 7, 2017

MARY’S BIRTHDAY

MARY TOOK HER BIRTHDAY OFF WORK AND WE SPENT THE DAY UP RIVER AT LAUGHLIN.

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WE TOOK THE CELEBRATIONS BOAT TOUR OF LAUGHLIN, WHICH CRUISES CASINO ROW AND TELLS THE HISTORY OF THE COLORADO RIVER AND THE CASINOS. AFTER THE CRUISE WE HAD FRIDAY FISH AT THE REGENCY CASINO.

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  “SUNNY & 90”