Thursday, April 30, 2009

Error 02

I don't know what happened to Error 01 - but E02 is getting on my nerves. I have spent the last 4 hours getting this puppy set up. Tim is giving me a wide berth. I got the programming for the Departments and PLUs (that's cash register talk) set up on the computer only to hit the wrong button and lost it all. I had to call tech support because the computer and the cash register weren't talking to each other. It was about at this point that Lucy decided to give me a wide berth, too. Still not sure where she's hiding out. There's been lots of under my breath mubbling going on. Maybe I'll just take it back to Costco, exchange it for a new one and start over.

I've unplugged everything so nothing is flashing or beeping now. Guess I should go get Tim out of the garage.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Row, row, row your boat....

I have told my daughter many times over the years just to pull her oars in and go with the flow. You need to turn your canoe around, pull in the oars and just go with the flow...gently down the stream. Sometimes, tho, there just isn't any flow or a stream. It's not the's the journey.
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Friday, April 24, 2009

Cousin Dick

About 12 years ago was the last time Tim saw his cousin, Dick. Tim met Dick and his wife, Rosemary, at a local Cracker Barrel for breakfast one morning many years ago when they came through town. Somehow, the last Christmas card we sent them was returned to us for the wrong address and we lost touch with them. Behold! ...The Rally in Albuquerque!! Tim had taken Lucy for a walk while I was taking a shower. He came back in and said "You won't believe who I just ran in to!" Talk about a small world...and one we are now a part of. Dick and Rosemary have a window chip repair business and were parked about 4 rigs down from us in the vendor lot at The Rally. It was great seeing them. Tim and Dick relived tales from their childhood...all I can say is I don't want to play darts with Tim. His aim leaves something to be desired. We now have phone #'s, (his, hers, Tim's, mine), email addresses, mailing addresses, license plates, social security #'s, and GPS coordinates - so, hopefully, we don't lose touch again!!
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

And then he was gone...

Lucy has a thing for her new best friend - Tim. I think Tim has a thing for Lucy, too. My Tim, Crystal and I would do in a pinch...but just barely. Look at the look on Lucy's face. She's got big love for her new BFF.
My new BFF has left...I think I'll just lay here and pout. Maybe I'll get an extra cookie if I pout long enough.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lucy's Rally

The Rally is really Lucy's Rally. Everyone here thought they were coming to Good Sam's Rally until today...when they met Lucy. Lucy was a show stopper. She even managed to sell a SkyMed membership! (Her commission was a cookie.) We tried to get a picture of her with all of her fans...but they kept getting in the way so we had to settle for one in her portfolio. This picture is on her business cards. As far as she is concerned everyone here came to see her. She put on quite a show waving to all her fans.
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Opening Day

Opening day. The Rally. Albuquerque. 3000 rigs. 6000 people. Snow.
Concrete floors. Long lines. Sore feet. Back aches. First day closes at 5pm.
Limp back to rig. Take Lucy for piddle walk. Tim pours wine. Prone on floor with feet up on couch. Flexible straw in wine glass. Dinner - pretzels.
The "infamous" Nick Russell (GypsyJournal.Net) and his lovely bride Miss Terri.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


We've been initiated into the club. We stayed at our first Wal-Mart (Albuquerque) last night. We got here a day early (and so did 2700 other rigs attending The Rally). The local rv parks were full and we were lucky to find an open spot at Wal-Mart.

The weather had forecasts of wind gusts of 50-60 mph on Wednesday (today) and we really didn't want to drive in that weather so we got here yesterday. The only available location I could find was a rv park behind a local motel. We missed the turn into their place and ended up next door at The Comfort Inn. We got out, walked over to the fence and looked at the park where we had reservations. Tim and I looked at each other and said no way - their banjos had strings missing. I tried to convince the Comfort Inn Manager to let us stay in his parking lot but he said he'd be full that evening and he needed every parking space.

So off we go to find a Wal-Mart. Fortunately, we didn't have to go far. It was even a Super Wal-Mart.

We also had a view of Staples. Payless Shoes was next to them. Behind us was Chili's and StarBucks was across from them. Tim walked over to the store this morning for donuts. I went later and got ice. Really worked out well since what I forgot at home I picked up at Wally World.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009


She just nailed the walk down the catwalk modelling the latest spring fairy gown!

Land of Wild Turkeys

That’s what the Apaches called this part of southeastern Arizona.  The official name is  Chiricahua National Monument. We probably never would have visited this land of turkeys if we hadn’t done so with our RV Club.  We didn’t even know it existed!  What a gem.  Most people think of Arizona being the desert but the diversity of the land is incredible. 

Faraway Ranch – The original cabin was purchased around 1887 by a couple of Swedish immigrants.  The cabin had been the headquarters of the white officers of the 10th Calvary of the Buffalo Soldiers (African-American enlisted unit). They were part of the last campaign to capture the Apache rebel Geronimo.


Faraway Ranch was turned into a guest ranch around 1917 and continued with guest services until the mid-60’s.  Here are some pics – a few I made black and white

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I bet there are turkeys hiding in those rocks!

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The middle picture was taken at 6000 feet on a path of a extremely windy day.  I had to hang onto a tree branch at one point…otherwise I was going to be down there with the turkeys!!