Thursday, February 26, 2009

View from my front door

This my friends is a limon tree.............see what I accomplished with this gem over at PBE..........our food blog.

traffic cat

Do you have traffic reporters in your area for the early morning drive? I think this cat could make it on TV. Actually our cat Buddy could do that job quite nicely.............he has an opinion about everything!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hanging out with Angels

no not heavenly Angels but the Los Angeles Angels for their spring training gig in Tempe, Arizona.

When we were deciding what to do between our Christmas tree deal and going back to Gunnison, Colorado for the summer, I came upon this ad looking for workampers for spring training. Mr Doodles and I were considering going back to Tucson, AZ anyway so when I mentioned this Mr didn't hesitate, he said yes. Since he is not a baseball fan I did remind him that the Angels are a baseball team and not a hockey team. And his comment was why not try something different..........what the trees weren't different enough for ya???

We will arrive in Mesa, Az which is next door town to Tempe (pronounced tempee)
we should arrive this weekend. Following week we have a class to attend and an orientation a few days later. Then batter up on February 25th when the Angeles play the Chicago White Sox............oh wait spose President Obama will be there......nah they'll probably save his throwing out the first pitch for opening day for his beloved White Sox.

So stay tuna'd........................hope they let me take photos.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cowboy up kids.............

I know this doesn't excite a lot of my dear friends, relatives and sweet readers BUT............. we are going to the

I am so excited I can hardly stand it.............................the PBR............. real honest to God bull riders, wearing chaps, spurs, cool cowboy hats and riding the hugest bulls you have ever seen and hopefully for 8 seconds.

I think in my other life I was in a western with the cast of Lonesome Dove, except I was always able to take a shower. Living during that era would be like dry camping forever.........ickkkkkkk no shower. When I was a kid my hero, honest to God, was Hopalong Cassidy, trust me I saw everyone of his hokey movies but he was he just was so kind and quite handsome. When we were in Oklahoma City at the cowboy heritage museum I picked up a few momentos of "Hoppy's"......this is one of them, remember this was written in the 50's.

Hopalong Cassidy's 'Creed for American Boys and Girls'

1.The highest badge of honor a person can wear is honesty. Be mindful at all times.
2.Your parents are the best friends you have. Listen to them and obey their instructions.
3.If you want to be respected, you must respect others. Show good manners in every way.
4.Only through hard work and study can you succeed. Don't be lazy.
5.Your good deeds always come to light. So don't boast or be a show off.
6.If you waste time or money today, you will regret it tomorrow. Practice thrift in all ways.
7.Many animals are good and loyal companions. Be friendly and kind to them.
8.A strong, healthy body is a precious gift. Be neat and clean.
9.Our country's laws are made for your protection. Observe them carefully.
10.Children in many foreign lands are less fortunate than you. Be glad and proud you are an American"

this is Hoppy and his faithful horse Topper

Anyway................ must go dust off my boots...........get the camera ready, so stay tuna'd
yipppee ki yeaaaaaaa!!!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

we've moved...........

but just a few miles, actually about 60 miles south of where we were the past month in Parker AZ. We had a glorious month of quiet the kind of month that ya just do what ya wanna do, and after the December we had it was much needed. Friends met us there and as I posted we made a few fun day trips. But the gypsy caravan must move on.

So boondocking for a few days sounds like fun.................many folks did this last year due to the fuel prices and I see a lot are still doing this even tho the fuel is down some..........but then some RV'rs that's all they do is boondock.
Now we are situated on a small piece of land owned by the BLM - aka bureau of land management. BLM land is available in most areas to dry camp............which means there are no hook ups and amenities such as water, electric, etc. Not to worry cause we have a super duper generator and lotsa water so we can be here for a few days. Hardly no one around, the quiet is awesome, the moon is so bright it actually cast shadows and there were so many stars visible!!! Quartzite happens to be one of those areas. It's also known far and wide as the worlds largest flea market. Miles and miles, literally........of folks hawking their goods, items that you know you just must have. But I must say we are a bit away from a cell tower cause my connection with the air card and cell phone not the best.

Mr also wants to do some prospecting, he even purchased prospecting equipment. So I'll keep you informed when we hit the mother lode HA!!!!!!!!!!! I have a few good books to keep me occupied while Mr plays in the dirt, wake me when ya get an ounce sweetums.