Monday, November 30, 2009

I'm sick... with a miserable cold!

Wow... back "home" in Beatty... with a cold that is rotten. I sure enjoyed seeing everyone, and just enjoyed truly the best granola I've ever had! Thanks Mom! Enjoyed playing cards with Greg, Janet, and Eli... and they even conspired to allow me to win! Such nice kids... NOT... I won fair and square!!! Went up to a new restaurant for lunch at Emigrant Gap exit; the food was fantastic but it was a bit cool and a bit slow. Really good food, though. Picked up another 100 rocks or so yesterday afternoon, and found my BEST and BIGGEST geode so far. It's about 2 inches wide... fun! Well, time to work... with this cold and all... hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy 52nd Birthday to ME!

It's a cold, beautiful morning in Beatty, Nevada! I'm happy to be 52... it's a strange age that's starting to sound a little bit OLD! Still waiting to grow up and be mature... my friend Paula sent this Cat in the Hat on Aging poem... and I LOVE IT! Too funny... hope you enjoy it also! I'm grateful that the poem really doesn't apply to me yet, by the way... but someday... AHHHH!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

No new job for ME... Jeff get's a hair cut...

Last night... the before shot after a LONG day working outside in the wind at Owen's Lake...

BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.... he's never had a cut quite like this one... sorry honey... but I do love you!
I've never cut hair with clippers before... and Jeff's hair has NEVER been quite so short!
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Rhyolite Angels at Sunset and Amazing Rock Maze!

It was really beautiful late today... so I zipped out to Rhyolite to try for some pictures... these are the Angels of Rhyolite.

This is a rock maze... and I want to duplicate it in our front yard! Wouldn't it be awesome... wait... amazing? I have collected hundreds of rocks, both small, medium, and large to create a fountain at home, but I really like this maze and want to do it! I love finding beautiful rocks... and have a special hiking stick/rock picker that makes it SO much easier to pick them up.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Terry Fator in Las Vegas!

We spent Saturday and Sunday night over in the Las Vegas area... had fun poking around Hoover Dam Saturday after buying a closed car trailer to use as a portable shop in Boulder City. Stayed at the Hacienda Casino and had a lousy $10 special anniversary Rib-eye steak dinner. Oh well... the room had a nice view and the casino was almost smoke free! Sunday we drove around with our new beast of a car trailer (24' long) until we decided to ask the Mirage if they had oversize parking available... they did... and after dropping off the trailer it was much easier to just drive around Las Vegas not doing much of anything but looking around! When we checked into the Mirage I asked the girl at the front desk for the "most romantic room available if at all possible." She put us on the 25th floor overlooking the strip... it was amazing! Thank you so much to the front desk person! She also sent up a bottle of (horrible) champagne... it was the thought for sure! We saw Terry Fator perform... he's the ventriloquist who does impersonations also... HE WAS AMAZING AND AWESOME AND SO GREAT! We were in row 2 on the aisle in the first two seats. Terry Fator won America's Got Talent in 2008... and seriously... he is worth the money. Great show... enough babble... hope all of you are well!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Beatty Burros! FINALLY!

Well, tonight after playing Turkey Bingo to support the Beatty Volunteer Fire Department we were heading for the Sourdough for a bite to eat when I saw one of the wild burros heading into the park! Right through the gate! I quickly grabbed my camera, and tried to get a shot, but he was too quick. I hopped back into the car and began stalking the burro... determined to get a picture! He left the park and headed down the street... QUICKLY!

He was really moving along...

He went down an alley... and I drove right behind him... and when he dashed around the corner there were three more burros... pulling trash out of this dumpster and EATING it... as you can see if you look closely! Now we know why there is always burro poop around the dumpsters... we thought people were just sloppy when they dumped the manure!

It didn't take long for the group to head down another alley which was NOT accessible to me... and we are really livin' large now that we've seen the burros of Beatty!

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Happy Birthday Janet

Happy 20th to niece Janet! LOVE YOU!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day of the Dead in San Francisco

Belated post... many thanks to Rich and Chris for "googling" and talking me into the right area! I was stopped by a policeman just a couple blocks from the park... and "had" to watch the entire parade go by right in front of me! It was amazing! There were thousands of people, and yet I was able to find Julie, Gay, Greg, and Iris in the throngs! Amazing!

The group plus one... don't know if he was with them from the beginning or a "new" friend from the parade!
Note: I have Grandma Irene Towle's black felt hat on my head... long story... but it was with me so I wore it and thought of her!
Greg and Julie inside the altar... it was truly beautiful... when I left Greg was playing his guitar and singing with Iris... so special!
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Feeling Great!

Wow... I feel so good it's amazing. Spent yesterday afternoon napping and relaxing, went to bed at 7 p.m. last night and got up at 8 a.m. today. Nice lazy day today! Took the bandaging off and everything is good. It's a little tiny bit sore... but no worse than a scratch! Yay! Really happy to be home enjoying the gorgeous fall colors and crisp air... back to Beatty in a couple days!

Friday, November 6, 2009


This morning I had a mass removed from what I would call my armpit (the surgeon swears it's still part of the breast). After surgery the report was "99.99% certain it is benign" straight from the doctor. Yay! Yay! and Yay! I can hardly stay awake to type this... love you all... Jen is here... good to have here...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Home for a visit~

Yup... home. Ahhhhhhhh...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Beatty Days!

I am so lucky! I got to be a Judge for the Beatty Days Parade! It was fun and I wore my Judge Ribbon and button all day (the ribbon is blue and was blowing in the wind in this picture). The other Judges were Renee (pronounced Ree-knee), a lady who lives 10 miles north of Beatty on a ranch, and the REAL Judge in Beatty, Gus (I forgot his last name). It was really, really, really fun. Oh, these are my new glasses that go dark and light by themselves. Quite handy!

Carolyn getting a big kiss from one of the bikers... she drove into the motorcycle only area just for fun!
Red eating Bar-B-Q for lunch... it was YUMMY!
I like this flag bearer, who served in the Navy a LONG time ago. He was wearing his own original uniform. Pretty impressive!
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