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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Road Trip ~ part 1

When Dawn comes for a visit we always make our annual trek to Monterey.
It's a given.
We always stop in Moss Landing to see the Otters,
another given.

After searching and searching we finally saw a little brown head poking out of the water.
Isn't he cute!?

He wasn't very active, but it was really cold and windy,
 so we thought he was just staying in the water to keep warm.
awe poor cute little guy

While checking out all the boats

we noticed some Ducks

a Mama and her babies.
so we oohed and awed ♥

The extended family were following them...

As the babies got closer to the Otter, we noticed that he really hadn't moved much at all.
How odd that he was just floating there..
was he hurt? or dare I say even dead?


he turned out to be a piece of driftwood

I slunk back into the car.....

...........to be continued

Friday, January 27, 2012


  While hiking down along the border this morning, I saw a Muslim extremist fall into the Rio Grande River . He was struggling to stay afloat because of all the guns and bombs he was carrying.
Along with him was a Mexican who was also struggling to stay afloat because of the large backpack of drugs that was strapped to his back. If they didn't get help, they'd surely drown.
Being a responsible Texan and abiding by the law to help those in distress, I informed the El Paso County Sheriff 's Office and Homeland Security.
It is now 4 PM, both have drowned, and neither authority has responded. I'm starting to think I wasted two stamps.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Barn Raising

 One fun? thing we did while D was here was help B and T build a shed...
(Bet she didn't think we'd put her to work on her vacation.
Anyone else need a get away?? ;) LOL)

I know it is not a barn, 
BUT we needed as many people as it takes to build a barn for this darn shed!

D and L got to hold the sides up...such a shame I'm too short ;)
They did find me a job.
It was to hand the screws, washers, and nuts..
no wait that's wrong. 
It was bolts, washer, nuts, in that order, to whoever was on the ladder.
In this case it was B.


 Gees, screws, bolts, can't they all use the same?
Just when I get the rhythm down they switch it up!

Never believe Home Depot when they say 
"it will just take a few hours to set up".....

Oops I think there's a hole in the roof :/

Yup, I don't think T should be sticking out of there

Lily even supervised for a while,
but she wasn't much help.

Mmm T's BBQ'ing

Oh now I see why Lily wanted us to hurry..she wants to eat

No, feigning starving won't help Lil

Fix that hole!

Well no wonder it took so long with this bunch of misfits for the crew!
Thanks for your finger up my nose T
and for the bunny ears B...
No respect I tell ya!


Yes we can eat now Lily ♥

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Great Valley Museum

Our friend D came for her annual visit from Wyoming last month.
We always have a blast while she is here. She lifts our spirits and helps us forget any worries we may have.

We try to get out a bit and see the sights.....hey, we do have a few ;)
One of which is Great Valley Museum of Natrual History
which is operated by Modesto Junior College.
My kids have been there but D and I had never been, 
so off we went.


Lots of displays such as how feathers were used back in the day....

as well as horns and shells...

even butterfly wings.

 Cool fossils to view

Handmade tools from what was available

 games too!

Then came the exhibits!


These guys brought back memories of Alaska....

Darn Raccoon scared the bejezus out of me!

Now for the LIVE exhibits!

They actually have a pretty good variety since they are in such a small building.
But there were a couple of things I really didn't need to see since I see them every day in my house!

Ants and spiders...icky icky pukka pukka!!

Stay turned for more of our visit.....


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