This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.
Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. It gives me something to do everyday.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The lady in the background is playing the piano. The piano music creates a homey atmosphere. It is nice,
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
This trip was a circle of the Western United States. In the order of travel I drove in the following states. Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and back across Texas to Louisiana. I drove through several national parks. One park bordered on Canada and one bordered on Mexico. Respectively, they are Glacier National Park in Montana and Big Bend National Park in Texas.
I visited the National Museum of the War in the Pacific in Fredericksburg, Texas and the George Bush Presidential Museum and Library in College Station, Texas.
It was a fun and interesting trip and I enjoyed it. It feels good that it is over and I am back home. I really did miss my Louisiana family and friends. I hope they remember me!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
John is building an oasis in West Texas about an hour south of Alpine, Texas. He calls his project "Southwest Texas Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living Field Laboratory". He writes a daily blog about his work and life. I read it and enjoy it. All kinds of technical projects and great photographs. You can reach his blog at The Field Lab.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
We enjoyed steaks at the Riverside Casino. I walked the floors of that casino many times with Jackie. Being there again brought back many memories. I do not believe that I will ever play a slot machine again.
Except for Oatman, Jackie and I stayed at RV parks in all those places.
It was so much fun remembering so many things from the past with Sandy. We went over many old pictures together. I do not believe we finished before it was time to go. We will have to do it again! I hope that they will come through Louisiana someday.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
This is Sandy holding Kashew who is only 9 years old.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
|A rest garden.|
|A lovely herb garden|
The RV of the Turners. Sure looks nice.