Monday, September 29, 2008
I don't care if tomorrow is a holiday or the second coming of Christ..........I just wrote every Senator and Congressman in my voting district as well as Obama, McCain and Pelosi. I asked them to get to work and move forward. These people cannot sit in Washington while folks around the country are going to fail.
This is making me very, very grumpy and I'm not liking this feeling one dang bit.
If this wasn't so very sad....it would be hysterically funny..........they are gonna make a situation comedy TV show about this I can see it now.............Lordy!!!
All the people in Washington are a huge embarrassment and what I am feeling that not one of them understands or smart enough to understand the magnitude of this problem.
Politics aside folks get it done........stop pointing fingers!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
could you live here.........make your sandals out of yucca leaves.......go look for a goat to make your dress for that special evening out.............and baskets............. the baskets you make are to die for..............we saw those tucked away in their museum on site.
this is not your average Holiday Inn
on the trip down we saw some baby wildlife
After fourteen years in the same carrier for Buddy the Cat, it was beginning to show it's wear and tear. So a new bag was ordered after many hours of looking on line. Wow the prices were all over the place and I must also say the Buddy would not be the kind of cat to be transported in a pink bag. Found this sweet soft sided bag on Amazon at a reasonable price and to say that he likes it is a understatement. While driving he even stays inside with it's plush red carpeting.
Buddy is enjoying his ride as we are headed south west to the home of sister in California. Gonna take a couple of side trips on the way. One we already took was to visit the Mesa Verde in Cortez, Colorado near the Four Corners of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Arizona. It's amazing to go from beautiful lush landscape of Aspens and Spruce to desolate not so pretty landscape it quite unbelievable. As Often as I see the landscape change it is still something that I just watch in awe.
Went thru the Painted Desert and the wind was blowing the sand around so much photos were not good..........but with the sun shinning it was quite pink in some areas.
OK when I'll soon get the photos together of the sites and scenes to post...........stay tuna'd
Saturday, September 20, 2008
We are leaving the beautiful community of Gunnison, Colorado and this loverly RV park where we have thoroughly enjoyed our time thanks to P & S. Plus all the nice folks that spend their summer here...........most of them were quite enjoyable.
So we are headed south to spend time with sister and brother-in-law, family and friends before our next adventure..................stay tuna'd
Sunday, September 14, 2008
you can see here a bit of the golden color they turn when a bit of frost arrives.............like this morning...........eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewww!!!
these are choke cherry bushes.....bears love em and my grandma used to make choke cherry jelly from these little guys. had to have a lot of them cause they are quite small.
see that pretty red oak leaf............ that belongs to a tree growing quite low to the ground called a scrub oak......they to are begging to change colors. Cannot imagine what this area will look like in a couple a weeks.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Just remember to vote and please make sure your friends vote. I'm feeling this is probably the very most important election for our time.
Monday, September 08, 2008
The day started out wind free and crystal clear blue skies...........was hoping for a few clouds cause it makes for better photos.........but I'm not complaining. The trip was lovely. Black Canyon of the Gunnison is just stunning.........no other word to describe this place. We took the Morrow Point Boat Tour. The walk down to meet the boat was 232 vertical steps and a three quarter mile hike.............that was fun...........and remember when getting off the boat you must walk back up the steps. Just make sure you have plenty of water...........and a camera. Park Ranger Norm and boat Captain Orville gave us a wonderful trip and provided great insite to the area with a super history lesson all accomplished in a couple of hours.
The photos posted below were all taken by Mr Doodles with the exception of the Big Horn Sheep...........which were all females by the way.........or very young babies that were probably born in the Spring.
earlier in the spring they said this waterfall was quite large cause of all
that white stuff they had in the winter
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
tim at very good taste is doing a little meme called the omnivore's hundred. here's how it works:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
here's how we'll do it. first, the list is long and posting all three of our lists would be very long indeed. second, i thought it'd be cool to do a little cross promotion of our individual blogs (so you can see what we've been up to lately, as it has obviously not been food blogging). so, we're posting the original list first. then, immediately below will be a hyperlink to each of our three lists on our individual blogs. click to see how we all fared on vgt's omnivore's 100.
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred............out of the 100 the ones I have tasted or eaten are in bold......the ones I have not tried I probably won't. If you think I should...... leave a comment.
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
30. Bagna cauda
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36.Cognac with a fat cigar my cigar was a chick cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut- Moon
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini - many dirty, filthy vodka martinis, actually
58. Beer above 8% ABV
60. Carob chips
63. Kaolin - isn't this clay?!
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
90. Criollo chocolate
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
maltese parakeet's omnivore's 100
mooncrazy's omnivore's 100
we hope you'll post your own omnivore's 100. if you do, please put a link in the comments.
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Well it was a secret to us and I can tell you what a beautiful, breath taking area! The night sky is amazing, the sunsets are second to none, not to mention the many wildflowers that pop up in the spring. Many nites it feels like you can reach out and touch the stars. And the morning sunrises are just as lovely but I don't always see that many of them. Made a lot of memories with some photos you have seen here and on my photo page.
Here is a very special photo of the Gunnison Grouse which is a bird that should be on the endangered species list
We never realized how great workamping could be. But then workamping has a lot to do with the owners/managers of the RV park you work. And boy after having a pretty crappy experience in West Yellowstone...........we found a home here in South West Colorado.......well a home for a few months..........I have mentioned in the past how great the owners of this RV park are.............caring folks and extremely hard workers And if ya didn't know it snows here on the western slope at approximately 7800 feet altitude..................the Doodle's don't do SNOW!!!
While workamping we always plan on going someplace special every week. A tourist attraction, a hike, a farmer's market, a sightseeing cruise. Seeing our country and "making memories" are the reasons we're workampers. If it's been a day "with issues" - we escape. Driving the truck through the campground back to our site can be so liberating cause we are not the owners but then we seldom had a day with issues.
It's about that time to pack up and head south, and I am anxious to see Sister and family, shop at some of my favorite haunts, load up on supplies that I have not been able to get here, get myself to Trader Joe's as no TJ's here.........can you imagine a sweet town of 10,000 and no Trader Joe's.............BAH!!!!!!!!!!!