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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

4th of July fun! 3hrs and almost 37 miles today on our first ride!

Saturday morning we were both busy with things. Mine always seems to involve cooking LOL.  I made a delicious looking broccoli bacon salad and some deviled eggs to take next door later in the day.  

John and Ken got this huge flag up yesterday. It may not look like it 
but it's 10 feet by 15 feet and it's on a street pole from Tonopah, NV
His rope and pulley broke with
his last flag.  Quite a challenge to get it up but they did it and she's beautiful. For once I was actually

hoping the wind would come up and make her fly! 💖

Ken brought the mail in and one of other neighbors had put a flyer in there saying they were having a 4th of July party and we were invited.  Karen's was going to start later so we made the decision to meet and visit with Jeff, Leanna, Taylor and Kaycee their 2 girls. They moved in about a year ago and I've met Leanna once. 
A nice pool to keep the kids occupied :) 

Jeff, his singing was awesome. A lot of older country and
then Patriotic songs that had me crying..then right before
we left he sang "Unanswered Prayers" always brings me
to tears..

Xander on his little dirt bike..cutes kid and boy can he ride!
Notice even the corn hole board is patriotic!

A mermaid somehow made it into the pool!!

Getting ready to light the bar b q..

Matt and Xander set up a tent in a great place
Trampoline, swings and a pool great place to play

Around 1500 we headed over. Our neighbor Stacey was there with Rylee. We visited with her and other people. Very nice party. They supplied everything except it was BYOB, which we do anyway.  Leanna's hubby Jeff had karaoke set up and was singing away. He has a wonderful voice. They have a great place over there and lots of activities to keep the kiddies busy. 

We left at 1700 when the party was really getting going with more friends arriving, but we already had plans at John and Karen's.  Got the goodies from home and headed over. 
Baby Amelia (Millie) just gets cuter and
cuter. She'll be 1 later this month and is
just waking now :) 

Karen (grandma) and Izzie (great grandma)

It was a small gathering this year but always fun over there. I left about 2230, couldn't keep my eyes open.  Karen gave us a ride home on her lawn mower garden cart :)  Ken went back over and said he got back home about 0030. I didn't hear him come in. 

This morning I woke about 0630 and thought I'd get the coffee going, but oh I'll wait a minute. 0800 was the "minute"!  OH well it's Sunday and other than a ride we didn't have anything planned. 

We pulled out just before 1100 and took a drive next door to show John and Karen the clean Can AM. Karen really liked it and took it for a short spin. We said goodbye and headed up and into the BLM just down the road.  I drove out to the mine and then Ken took over. WE ended up with a 3.3 hour ride and almost 37 miles. OH WHAT FUN!  Out here you can just ride for days if you wanted too. We didn't see another person out there the whole ride! If we would have brought lunch we would have had an even longer one.  Next time! 

Can't believe how much room the back storage
area has. We can carry this good size ice chest,
(Thanks Russell)
chairs and a lunch bag or whatever else!

Pumpkin Hollow Mine, I drove to here.
Then let Ken take over

This mine is up the mountain. I've never been up here, the boys
have ridden the quads to this area.  Not the mine, but the
trail. Thought I took a video of our ride up, but guess not :(

The trail from the top of the mountain going down!

Definitely got some road dust on it ..that's what it's made
for right?! We're on top of the mountain by the towers..

Looking down and out over the green fields

Definitely doesn't do it justice..this was quite the climb..

Testing out 4 wheel drive low gear! This little
machine does an awesome job!!

It was pushing 1500 by the time I got lunch made.  Afterwards I decided to get started on the blog and Ken fell asleep watching tv, which he never does. :) A nice easy Sunday!  

Tomorrow morning between 1000 and 1100 we'll be testing out Walmart's Curbside Pick Up for the first time. I know dau in law Lori has been doing it since it first came into being and she loves it.  So we'll see. 

Have a great rest of the day! 


  1. What a wonderful couple of days for your 4th of July weekend!
    I'm so glad you enjoyed your first long ride, now you won't be able to stop! :)

    1. Yeah it was fun! I know itching to get back out there again..this morning we're waking up to terrible smoke filled skies :( 5000 acres 50 miles from here :(

  2. Gosh that looks like it was a fun ride. I've taken a few roads in my Jeep, but I'm afraid I'll get lost, or get somewhere I can't turn around. It sure is pretty country.

  3. haha..I worry about getting lost too! Luckily Ken has a better sense of direction than me! We do love the area we live :)