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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, November 17, 2021

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the bunkhouse :) Adam touches base from Utah, wreaths delivered to the right houses LOL.

 Sunday we did head over to Karen's for making cauliflower pizza crust and cabbage lasagna.  It was a fun afternoon for us girls. The food turned out yummy. 

Ken put together Karen's new 36 inch Blackstone that John got her before she left Paso Robles. Very nice! We have a smaller one and love it for camping, especially with the grandkids. 

We hung out, had a fire and a good time. 

Monday we had to be in Carson City to drop off the Tundra for its 30,000 mile service at 0815 so we took 2 vehicles. After picking Ken up we headed for Betsy's Big Kitchen to have breakfast. Yummy! 

Then we headed for Total Wine as I put in an order before we left home. Got the whiskey for Thanksgiving as that seems to be the traditional drink of the day for some reason. We'll be heading over the hill to California and my sister's house. 

We picked up a prescription at Raleys in Gardnerville, picked up the truck and headed home. We were home right about lunch time, but not needed because of breakfast. 

Later in the afternoon it time to head out back to a nice fire. 

Tuesday was a stay at home day and time to decorate the bunk house for Christmas. We won't do inside the house until the day after Thanksgiving or Saturday but I wanted to get this done 😊🎅

My sister Wendy gave me these cute little tractor lights a few years ago..

I made this hanging many years ago.. Rejoice in the Reason for the Season..
gotta love snowmen! 

Wendy gave me this canvas print that lights up...

Mom and Dad gave us this for our first Christmas together 1972

I found this lamp Russell made me in 1991 (8th grade)..he's 43 now 

I had a great few hours and I love the way it turned out!

We headed next door at 1300, as Karen's mom was having a little party for a special friend of hers.  We didn't stay long as Sammy, our firewood guy called and wanted to meet in Smith Valley so we could get another load. Off we went. By the time we were done we stopped at Dini's in town for linner around 1630. Came home and we were done. 

Karen, her mom (Izzie) and Janey's pizza..

Everyone in that group trying to get the needle threaded
Ken did it with needle nose pliers... 

Wednesday was another stay at home day so tried to do a little Christmas shopping online, a few things done. 

After lunch I decided to kill a couple of hours and make some Christmas curtains for the front door. Why not? I had a piece of fabric I've had for years so this'll do for this year. Maybe next year something brighter 😃

I doubled the curtains so you can see the print from inside and outside..

While I was sitting here UPS dropped off our wreath from Wreaths Across America 💖💗💙 Had a couple of phone calls to them as the order didn't appear correct, but checking today it seems the 3 wreaths have been delivered to the correct addresses today! 

Ken's been out making a cover for the wood as he's leaving it on the little trailer. It's been a cool day all day 50 degrees right now with a feels like 47. It's been nice and toasty all day as we've had a fire going.  😊🔥

Heard from Adam, he's in Utah near Goblin Valley State Park and is looking for some slot canyons.  He'll probably stop by here on his way home on Monday. 💕 Couple of his pictures below 💙

His sunset fro his hammock..

Ken just came inside ready to call it quits. I'll end this now myself. Have a great evening! 

Zucchini pizza for dinner 😋


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Happy Birthday Seth! Veterans Day Parade, Sunday plans

 Happy Sunday! I can't believe once again where the time has gone! 

Wednesday was our grandson Seth's 20th Birthday! I got to talk with him for a bit that evening as he and Holly were on their way home from dinner.  At home they were going to celebrate with friends the Marine Corps 246th Birthday! Very proud of this young man! 💙

Happy Birthday Seth!! 

Every November 10th Russell and a few Marine Corps Veterans get together to
celebrate at Old Town Pizza! 💙
That's our son, on the right in front with a mustache..💖

                                              Cutting the cake with a sabre! 

That evening grandson Adam came to spend the night.  He was starting a 10 day or so vacation to Utah and around. Nice to talk with him and have us be his first stop.  

Thursday morning was Veterans Day and we really had no plans until Ken said "You want to go to Virginia City and watch the Veteran's Day Parade?" Sure! 

We got ourselves ready and Adam was ready to leave too! Sent him off with a care package of sandwiches and other goodies.  

Enjoy the journey Adam! 
We got to Virginia City around 1030 (parade started at 1100) and couldn't believe all the people there! Really nice to see the support for America's Heroes! Found ourselves a spot and enjoyed the patriotism 💙💖

Navy ROTC ...we were surprised at the numbers
of young people involved in this along with
other branches! 

I wonder how many will join the 
military once high school is over?

Raising these little right. Their shirts said "Honoring
those who served".  Their grandpa was a Marine..

We will be back next year! 

Once the parade was over nearing 1300 we decided to walk up to the bar and grill we liked so much last time we were there! It was packed outside with people eating lunch in the great weather.  We went inside and found our same bar stools open LOL.  Ordered our drinks and chatted with the bartender.  Once we were ready to leave we had made the decision to drive home, rather than go out to eat.  

One more and done...😀

Ken started the barbecue and got the fire pit ready for a fire later.  Turkey burger for me and hot links for him.  We have discovered the 1 carb hamburger buns and hot dog buns, so no guilt at having bread 😀

We had a nice dinner (it was about 1600) and then a little later a wonderful fire! Karen came over once she got home so a nice visit was had there too. 

Friday and Saturday were both cooking days for me. Baking on Friday and cooking along with getting things together for Sunday. Ken worked on firewood and cleaning up out back. Since he's moved his firewood area he can clean up his old area which is near our RV Park..LOL. 

Tacos for dinner and a fire out back. Perfect! 

We'll be heading next door about 1200 today. Karen, her mom and Janey (her mom's friend) are coming over to a cooking demonstration on how to make cauliflower pizza and cabbage lasagna. They all love it and want to learn to make it.  That's what I did yesterday was get together the stuff so today would be simple. The hardest part will be the crust, getting it right..Should be fun! 

Veggies cooked to release the juices so the lasagna
won't be runny..

Just heard from Adam he's outside Bryce Canyon heading for Grand Staircase and Coral Reef.  Having a great time he said! 

Stole these from FB...Looks like Jacob and Allissa are having a wonderful time together! 💖💖

Time to get going! Have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

A great party at KC and Sierra's, home again

 We had a great time at KC and Sierra's place on Saturday. We saw some people we haven't seen in years so it was a wonderful catch up.  The food was awesome, don't think I got a picture, but it was catered from a Mexican Restaurant in downtown Sacramento.  Way too much food was left over! 

I call this the "Dance Hall" has lots of room and a nice bar in the back!
I'd love to have a smaller version of this (hint, hint)..

Love the old tin on the sides with all the hangings..Sierra sent some of the 
flowers home with me :) 

These tables were full of food 2 levels high! So good!

Go big! 

This was so cute for people to take pictures..

Outside the dance hall wall...💙

Aaron, a friend of ours and KC made this chair from a Model A. Perfect sized for me 😃

Lots of tables set up..later covered with tablecloths and the cute mason jar flowers

This guy and his grandson played old country for hours on end. Very good! 

                                          The bar tender in the back made really good drinks haha.                                                                                                                      Lots of dancing went on all night too! Our hostess Sierra facing us! 💖

We had great time, I called it quits about 0030 and Ken was up until 0200 or so. Luckily we ended up getting that extra hour of sleep, but were still up early.  KC made us a delicious breakfast before leaving to head home. Thanks KC and Sierra for a wonderful time!!

I think we were on the road around 0930 or so.  When we got to Gardnerville we stopped at Sharkey's and had linner.  Fish tacos were excellent once again Doug! Homeward bound after that. 

We unloaded only what we had too.  Ken called it night pretty early and I went to bed around 2200. It was a rough weekend haha. 

Monday morning we got up around 0730, coffee and catching up with our blogging friends. I emptied and cleaned the Mansion and Ken did what he needed to do to get it ready for the next trip. Not sure when, but it's ready! 

Visited with Karen for Happy Hour but it was another early night. This getting dark at 1700 is awful! Oh well, we know in 6 months it'll be the other way around :) 

We finally bit the bullet and bought a new bed for us.  John and Karen recommended it so we got one.  Came in a box, vacuumed sealed so we got it on the box springs and let it inflate.  We slept in the guest room. Those things are amazing! 

Today after getting some things done I  pulled out our Christmas bedding and got it on. The season is so short, I love looking at it. Put the bedspreads on in the two guest rooms too 😍

Tomorrow we are headed for Carson City for Ken's lung check up but come Thursday I'll deck out the bunkhouse for Christmas. I know it's early, but I just can't help myself! 

Glad our Canadian friends have made it over the border safely, without a lot of problems.  Wish they all could have come! We'll be heading for Arizona beginning of January! 

Stole these last week..Great niece Cassidy 💗

Owen and Cassidy ready for trick or treating 

Chucky!! Hard to believe he'll be 7 tomorrow 

I forgot to mention that the cauliflower pizza turned out excellent!! Our new favorite! I'll post the recipe next post for those that are interested. Trust me, so good! 

Happy Hour! Have a great evening!