Visits to date
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- Lavonne’s 80th Birthday Bash February 14, 2023
- Christmas 2022 December 27, 2022
- Those Working Days (…that I do not miss!) December 4, 2022
- 2022 Family Gatherings at Craig’s Castle August 29, 2022
- Oregon or Bust! July 17, 2022
- June, 2022 – To Denver and Beyond! June 13, 2022
- Search for Sunshine 2022 February 28, 2022
- Christmas in January 2022 January 22, 2022
- Christmas 2021 – Again Held Hostage by Covid! December 24, 2021
- Thanksgiving Family Gathering, 2021 November 27, 2021
- To Denver and Beyond – Sept-Oct 2021 September 27, 2021
- To Oregon and Beyond! August 5, 2021
- Boats I Have Loved
- Cecil the Diesel
- Fishin' with "FishTracker" Rich
- Fishin' with "Stockton" Willie
- Fishin' with "Sturgeon" John
- Fishin' with M'Boy!
- Fishin' with ol' buddy Al
- Fishing + RVing = Comfort
- Fishing How To
- Fishing Humble Files
- Fishing Kokanee
- Fishing Overnight on the Water
- Fishing Salmon
- Fishing Striped Bass
- Fishing Sturgeon
- Fishing Trout
- I Love Trucks!
- Life After Fishing
- Photos (Fabulous!)
- Travel: Allen's
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- Travel: Oregon
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To Denver and Beyond Once Again!
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So glad you’re going to hit Wisconsin. Do you know about where? If your into football, you should check out Lambeau Field, home of the Packers.
Hi Sandy –
It’s good to hear from you again. But, no – I’m not what you’d call a football fan. You know me – I don’t go where crowds go. I like the wide open country where beef critters outnumber the people! And that’s exactly where I am now – I love it here in farm country. I’m in Nebraska today and Iowa tomorrow and I’d live here if my dear Wifey would join me. Well… maybe not in the winter.
Thanks for the visit. I hope all is well with you and yours.
Jim and I noticed in our travel to Arkansas and Louisiana that people are now painting their barns white, which is really nice to see. Apparently white is cheaper than red. However, WI has so many abandoned barns after other people buy the land/house. Some we’ve noticed that now steel roofs are being put on them. A wise decision if using it.
Just a note on this; our temps have been a total roller coaster! Today we have heat on. It’s only 47º outside and raining. Yesterday in the 60’s, the day before in the 70’s and the day before that, 80’s! Tonight in the northern part of our county they are at this time, calling for 33º tonight, but that could go down by evening weather news. No wonder we have the saying, “if you don’t like the weather, stick around a day.”
Enjoying your blog, as always.
Hi, Sandy –
There’s just something about the rural look of red barns and other farm structures painted red with white trim that I find so pleasing to the eye. I can’t say I’ve seen many white ones, but as you said, that may be the coming trend.
This is the time of year for weather extremes, I guess. In Fairmont, MN last night it was 39° and my drive so far this morning I’ve had the heater on high to keep comfy. At home, they’re predicting 102° for Monday. Of course those locations are a great distance from each other, and I would gladly settle for something about in the middle. I’m heading for Oregon now, and I’m hoping for some nice, mild weather.
Thanks for the visit and your kind words.
I loved the snow packed mountain pictures and the scenery! I’m surprised you’re still traveling. I’m thinking this is probably the longest trip since I’ve been reading your blog.
I do have 2 questions…WHY do you call California Kal etc.?? Number 2…what of the pictures do you edit? Just deciding which ones are going to be shown, or cleaning them up? My need to know brain wants to know. LOL I often question things, as you’ve probably know by now.
I’m so happy that your irregular heart beat corrected itself. I can’t imagine living with something like that.
Two days ago Jim and I had our 14th anniversary and 19 years together. Nothing like you and your wife, but for me, the longest in my almost 72 years of being with someone.
I noticed that the picture with your buddy, you had a fuller face. I’m sure your heart doctor wants you at the weight you are due to your heart issues, but this is ONLY my opinion…better with a fuller face. Jim is trying to lose weight as he’s over 200. At one point when he was so sick, he was down below his 185 high school weight. Everyone thought he was too thin. So now, he’s trying again, but without being sick. LOL I don’t see it happening despite being so active during the summer months because he loves his food too much. 🙂
I, somehow, have lost some 6.5#s. Don’t know why as nothing in my life has changed. I’m now finding I have to “hitch up” my jeans when I wear them.
Safe travels on your way home. God be with you!
Hi Sandy –
I call our pathetic state Kalifornistan because it sounds like the third world country it has become. You know, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, etc. Maybe they’re not all poor, third world, but that’s my notion. Kalifornistan fits right in, it seems.
I posted an answer to the photo editing on today’s post (6-5), and showed a pretty good example. I edit size, content, color, sharpness, etc., as necessary.
Congratulations to you and Jim on your anniversary. It is good to find the right person, eh? It took me quite a long time, for sure.
As for my thinner face, I’d never want to go back to the fuller one. I am so happy to have lost that weight, and am keeping it off. I’m one of those who has no choice because of my heart history. In my forties, as a runner, I weighted 150 and now weigh 155 at this advanced age. I have been as high as the 220s, and that’s when the heart surgery came along back in ’95. I also have eight stents to keep those heart arteries open and flowing.
It occurred to me that maybe your weight loss is due to more activity now that it’s springtime and almost summer? If it keeps up, be sure to find out why!
Thanks for your kind words.
Good afternoon Dale!
Your explanation for the editing made TOTAL SENSE to me! I used to get Kim Komando news letters in the beginning of my computer career and as the years went on, she would occasionally talk/write about RAW photo editing. (If I recall, she even wrote a book on it and taking pictures, etc.) If ever I send a picture to a friend, I hope that my email will let me bring it down to Med., and that’s just my Cannon Power Shot which I have set to 2048×1536. My niece set it there when her Uncle Jim went to Australia and they got a new SD card.
I had to laugh on your explanation of your word for CAL. Then I laughed again when you said how cold it was in La Pine what with the mention of WI and MN! It was the “fer’ cryin’ out loud!I” It was just too funny for me. (I’m easily tickled by other people’s slang that even I use, but isn’t used today by the “youngins”.) I take it that they DO NOT grow a garden! Not enough summer time.
The other thing…the Moscow Mule drink! We have one bar in our town that is the ‘go to’ place for outdoor music and fun in the summer and fall. Since you explained it, I will now have to try one! It’ll probably set me back 3 pints of beer, LOL but since I love mint…sounds delicious!
Sat. we reached 99.1º here. That’s according to our digital on the N. side of our brick house. Can’t remember when it’s been that hot. Toady in the mid 90’s. At the end of the week, on the downside of that roller coaster we’ve been on. LOL
O.K., enough of my blathering.
Once again, safe travels and St. Christopher be with on your last leg of your ‘bummin’.
I was SHOCKED, to say the least, of you posting what I had said about Mt. Shasta and that photo. I simply said just as I saw it here, with me alone in my living room and Jim in the basement stripping wire for copper. LOL Ya, it brings in a bit of extra pocket money for him, yet he’s here if I need him. It also keeps him occupied when he doesn’t have VFW or Legion meetings or other meetings. 🙂
We haven’t had heat like we’ve been having since 1988, the year I moved back to here, my
home town, and have been here since. Thirty two years. NEVER did I think when I moved back, I’d stay. But I have. Love small town living.
Keep up the wonderful pictures as you travel and St. Christopher always be with you and Wifey when traveling.
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