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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!

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Camping next door, Mason and Chloe visit :) Eric and Christina visit too :) HOT!


Chloe and Mason getting ready to head home! πŸ’–

Chloe and I enjoyed a couple of Mimosas in the cool Mansion!

Last week we were going camping with John, Karen and family at Walker River State Recreation Area about 1/2 hour from here. We had reservations since March. Well, the heat wave hit so after a little deliberating decided to cancel and stay home but still camp. The campground is nice with water and electrical hookups, but the only swimming water is the river and it was flowing pretty fast. I wouldn't have gone in any way. LOL. 

Wednesday we got the Mansion all packed up and headed next door to a nice water and electrical site that John and Karen have there. Actually, they have 4 spots ready for anytime people want to camp. 

Grandson Mason and his sweetie, Chloe came Wednesday evening for 3 nights. They slept at our house because of air conditioning. Friends Dave and Kenna came too and had the bunkhouse (a/c there too). 

Long story short we had a great time there. Too much partying but hey why not?! Chloe and Mason left about 0700 on Saturday as Mason had to work at 1200. We packed up the trailer and brought stuff home on Sunday, which was our plan at the campground. 

Eric and Chris got us this rug a few years ago. Just too 
pretty to stand on 😊

Izzie, Dave and Kenna. 

Little Millie showing off her skills to Mason 

Round 1 of Conder Ranch bacon, oh so good! 

One night they did a LO BOIL, lots of crab and shrimp. 
Not for me though. Ken loves it but he's allergic to shellfish

Chloe and Mason enjoyed it! 

Chloe and her shadow, Millie 

Papa and Mason 

John, Sally and Karen 

They have a nice 4 foot doughboy so we were able to stay cool by jumping in. Sometimes we came home and enjoyed the stock tank too. 

Sunday Eric and Christina came to spend a few days with us which was nice! Partied here too LOL. Just a nice time with family. 

Eric and Christina getting ready to head home to 
100+ temps there too. 

Today they're at the ocean at Bodega Bay 57degrees! 

They left Tuesday morning to head back to Cool, CA where it's not cool! We've been in the 105-106 area for the last several days. UHHH. 

Bryan and Cheryl decided their chickens needed a bigger coop than what they had. Turned this old shed on their property into a Taj Mahal in Arkansas. 

A little cleaning, paint and fencing. Custom made gate too.
Happy Chickens! 

Chloe sent some pictures from their ride to watch the fireworks in town from 
the mountains. A few more but couldn't get them to download. :(
They went up into the mountains to watch the fireworks
in town. 


Wonder how fast Mason was going here? His curly hair is straight! LOL. 

Grandson Adam called a bit ago and he's been assigned to the Shelly fire in Siskiyou 
County for security.  He's happy about that $$$$. LOL.
Well, Siskiyou no more. He's headed for San Bernardino and the Vista Fire as
Public Information Officer. He could be gone as long as two weeks. 

Well, it's time to head outside with the hubby. It's 104, so it's time for an Ice Cold 
Corona Light. Have a great evening

Friday, June 28, 2024

Adam and Erin's trip...Our trip..A great Linner today!

 Gosh hard to believe it's Friday and almost the end of the month! Since payday happened, it's the end in my book! LOL. 

Last Sunday Adam and Erin had a day off together. This doesn't happen often with their work schedules. Stay at home? NOPE. They went over to highway 88 and took a hike, quite a hike I would say. 

Adam and Erin at the top of Round Top Mountain 10,300 foot! πŸ’™

Another beautiful lake they found at the top! 

One day we went over to Carson City and picked up part of the wood stove order for Bryan and Cheryl's wood stove in Arkansas. We want to have it all here, so Ken make sure it's going to work when we get back there in October. 

Wednesday we decided to take a day drive to Silver Lake on Highway 88 in California. It's only a couple of hours from here so why not? We have friends (KC and Sierra) who have a seasonal spot in a private campground. Thought we'd see what spots are available there if it works during the summer we could visit when they are there. A very busy couple so we'll see what works. 

Yeah, not crazy about this part of the road, especially since
the fire! 

Such a beautiful lake, Silver Lake. We used to camp here
all the time when our boys were little. In tents then. The 
sites are pretty small in the NFS campground. 

Brought our tuna sandwiches and barbecue chips with us. My mom used
to make the same meal when we were teens and took a day drive. πŸ’™πŸ˜
Awesome memories!! πŸ’™ We added beer and wine which she didn't πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

It was a beautiful and 72 degrees compared to 90+ at home. 

Yesterday we headed for Carson City once again to pick up the rest of the chimney stuff for the wood stove. We're set now! Had linner at Betsy's and then headed home. We watched the debate between Trump and Biden and then a movie and bedtime. 

Today was Ken's idea to have Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches with homemade fries for lunch. Oh, and let's have champagne while I cook. Who am I to argue!?? YUMMY! 

My new glass! Don't ya love it?!!

Ken wanted BLT and homemade fries..so yummy!

My great niece Cassidy..so can't wait to see her next month she turns 6!!
So looks like her momma! 

                      Our view from the stock tank today! Love this thing!

                        Have a great night we're headed next door for Happy Hour!

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Car Show, Adam Visits, Mexican Food, Can Am ride, A good week!

Adam came to visit this week. He spent a day hiking in 
Bridgeport, CA. Found this beautiful mountain lake on his
10,000+ foot hike! 

 Well, that week sure went by fast! Last Saturday we attended the yearly car show in Yerington. It was warm, but certainly not as warm as many others. I believe it was the biggest car show ever since we've been here. The closest to it was during COVID and we had a "Protest Car Show". People came from all over for that one! 

We loaded up the back end of the car with some mimosa goodies and enjoyed those in our insulated cups that Seth and Holly got us. 

Nothing better than ice cold champagne! πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Sunday was our regular Champagne Sunday and was greatly enjoyed. 

All the goodies on cauliflower pizza crust YUM. 
Tomorrow it's burgers and fries LOL. 

In the afternoon we took a Can AM ride up into the BLM to see if we could figure where Night In The Country was moving to. Local farmer donated 160 acres to the venue so they've been working hard to get it ready for the end of July. Beautiful day for a ride.

Think we found the area! It'll be packed with people
in about a month! Benefits the Boys and Girls Club!

Monday was Ken's bi yearly lung appointment and it turned out great. Next one in December. 

We did some running around and then had to pick up prescriptions in Gardnerville. That's a mess for the next 3 to 6 months with construction and resurfacing of the roads. So we'll only go there when we absolutely have too! 

We stopped at Rosie's Mexican food in Wellington on the way home. Our new go to when we're coming from Gardnerville. YUM! 

Pictures don't do it justice, as I've never had a such a HUGE
burrito. I brought a lot of the plate home and Adam
had it for Monday night dinner. 

Same with Ken's chimichunga ! 

Grandson Adam arrived Monday evening after work and spent most of the week with us 😍 

Tuesday he took off for a few hours and did the Wilson Canyon hike. He requested "Papa Burgers" for dinner so that's what he got. Basically homemade 1/2 pound burgers with all the fixings πŸ˜ƒ

Papa burgers with anaheim chilis 

Wednesday he was gone most of the day hiking a trail over at Bridgeport, CA. It went up over 10,000 feet. Came back a little sunburned even after sunscreen but he loved the hike. 

Thursday was a laid back day. We left the house about 1230 and took him to lunch at Rosie's. He loved it. Back home, an afternoon and evening of movies and relaxation. 

Friday morning I was up by 0415 and made him a sandwich for his lunch at work. He left here about 0450 to be at work in the Pollock Pines area at 0800. We really enjoyed having him 😊

Later in the morning we headed for Carson City to pick up a part for Bryan's wood stove at Lowe's. We've got the rest on order from Lowe's, hoping they come in soon. 

A visit with John and Karen was in order, so that's how we closed out the night. 

Stole these from FB. Eric and his boys enjoying Father's Day togetherπŸ’™




Great Nephew Phoenix is really growing up. Hope to 
get my hands on him mid July πŸ’™

It's 97 as I'm writing so a dunk in the stock tank is on order this afternoon. Clear blue skies! I see my kids in Arkansas are 97 with a feels like 104. Oh the humidity, guess it could be worse.  Ken just put two Corona Lights in the freezer so time to get the swim suit on! 

Have a great weekend!