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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!

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Night in the Country comes to town, Finally feeling better!

 Well, this has been a pretty much do nothing week. With this cough and cold haven't felt like doing anything, so we haven't.  The heat of over 100 degrees everyday hasn't given me / us  much drive either! Today (knock on wood) is starting out with me feeling better and Ken too. He actually felt better than me in just a couple of days! 

We have driven into town a couple of times just to watch the fairgrounds change! Yep, that's what small town living is about LOL. 

Third weekend every year our little town of less than 3,000 people grows by 30,000 or so.  An event called, Night in The Country happens here! It's the 2nd biggest fundraiser in Nevada only second to Burning Man. 

Every wanna be cowboy and  cowgirl comes to camp in the heat and listen to country music stars for 3 nights. Most I don't even know who they are, but Thursday the opening act was Tracy Lawrence. Sure most of these young people aren't sure who he is but looks like a good time was had by all! 

Anyway, we drove by and took a few pictures which definitely don't do it justice. 

Yesterday afternoon Ken sent me a picture from the outdoor kitchen of our lizard friend, Speckles (John named him). He somehow landed in the kitchen sink AHHHHHH!! I had Ken gather him into a five gallon bucket with a lid and we put him in the back of the car and relocated him in town near the river. Hopefully that does it for him. 

Speckles has a new home away from here!

Gotta give the hubby credit, as he could have not told me and got him out of the sink. He knows how I feel though so 💙 off to his new home. 

Well it's Tuesday morning, starting off the day with heat once again. Since we're both feeling better we're heading to Gardnerville to do a little grocery shopping and seeing Molly so we can drop off her little going away gift. 

Finally back in the land of the living! Have a great day! Thank goodness for air conditioning!

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Happy Birthday Russell, dusty desert rides, hot temps, not feeling so hot right now.. Thank goodness for a/c

 Last Wednesday about 1400 Russell drove in and just a bit later Eric too pulling his Can Am on the trailer. He had Mason and his friend Aiden following with Aiden's dirt bike in the bed of the truck. Greetings and hugs all around. Hot temps outside so most of the afternoon was spent inside until it cooled enough we could go out to the outdoor kitchen and sit in the shade. 

Mason and Aiden are the RACE team, those kids go FAST!

Happy Birthday Russell! 💖

Next time double the strawberries instead of bananas..but it was yummy!

Enchiladas and coleslaw..was for dinner

Mason's truck 

Much later in the evening we all had enchiladas and coleslaw for dinner and some fruit basket cake for the birthday boy. Our baby is 44 LOL. I didn't remember that Eric and Mason are both allergic to bananas so they didn't have any 😞 It was about 0100 before we went to bed. 

Thursday, after breakfast before it got too hot (yeah right) we all headed out to the desert to see what fun we could have. 25+ miles and loads of dust we came back home to air conditioning and a movie. 

Aiden's bike was leaking coolant slowly 

Our Nevada backroads 

Going through the tunnel..

We want to get up there thinking it was an old mine..turns out it just different
rock than what was around it. Pretty though

Stopping for a hot break...

Burgers on the outdoor griddle for dinner. They turned out yummy! Another late night and off to bed we went. 

Friday was another day of riding for a few hours in the hot desert. Still, how often do we get to do this with our boys?! Over 56 miles in the 2 days. Fun! 

Found our way over to what we thought was a crater..turns out it's lava rock!

Yep, dusty!! 

It looked like we'd be driving on top of the hill, but you drive into it 

Think Mason's a little hot? 

Eric's RC CanAM

Time to relax in our little lving room Eric, Mason and Ken

Russell, Aiden and Ken

Pizza, it's what's for dinner...

While all the boys watched movies I made some homemade pizza for everyone (no zucchini this time). Seemed to go over well. Again, another late night. Stars were out so gazing was in store. 

Saturday morning Ken and I took Eric's Can Am (RC) out for a ride before breakfast. It's an amazing machine, way to much for this girl LOL. Fun though! Tons of power. I think I need a booster seat in order to drive it though LOL. 

Came back and made breakfast for the crew and then Russell was the first to leave back to CA.  Mason and Aiden went out for a short drive and then loaded the CanAm onto the trailer. Eric pulled out at 1030 or so. Mason and Aiden stayed for 1 more night. 😊 They took a short ride Sunday morning and then left for CA. 

Time to head home, Eric, Ken and Russell

Aiden, Mason, Ken and Eric..

Eric and Christina picked us up a beer opener from Sierra Nevada brewing.

One last ride before they go 


Mason was sounding a bit congested on Saturday, figuring it was allergies as that's always my problem here. Sent him home with some over the counter meds.  After everyone left my energy levels went down so I just let myself veg on the couch for the afternoon. The desert is so dry and dusty out there as we haven't had any rain in months figured it had to do with that. Now we're thinking it's a good ole summer cold! Mason said he felt the same way too. 

So glad all the boys were able to make it, did. Nothing better than family visits! 😍💗

Mason and Aiden getting ready to head home 💙

Adam texted on Sunday afternoon wanting to come over. You bet! We were in bed already when he got here. 

Monday am we all just vegged in the living room with the a/c going full tilt.  We hate staying inside like this but the temps are killers and honestly just don't feel like doing anything. 

Had some nice skies but nothing amounted from it

Chicken tacos for dinner and a little time outside at the kitchen when things cooled off. 

Tuesday morning Adam left after breakfast. He was taking the scenic route home to CA and wanted to do a little hiking on hwy 88. He had to be at work first thing this morning. Nice he came over for a short visit! 😀

Glad you visited Adam! 

We slept in the guest room last night with the a/c on all night. Waking up with a husband that is in day one of not feeling good either 😔 Too be expected living in the same house I guess. So we're just taking it easy and relaxing. 

Actually took until today before I felt like getting the blog done, had good intentions every day since Sunday, but didn't happen. WE did have a nice downpour last night with some thunder and lightening. Awesome listening to it in the outdoor kitchen 😊 Cooled it off by about 20 degrees or more. Hope it happens later today too! 

Have a great afternoon everyone. Stay cool! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Jacob gets pinned! Ocean trip, We've got company coming! Happy 44th Birthday Russell!

We had a great 4th of July over at Karen's house. The Boys Next Door played and they were awesome! They'll be back at the beginning of September! 

Grandson Jacob made the promotion list a few weeks ago and sent these pictures of his pinning ceremony! So proud of you Jacob! 

Congratulations!  Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Petty Officer
Jacob Kay! (E5) 

 Wednesday, July 6th I headed to Dixon, CA and had a visit with my mom and dad at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.  It's been awhile so it was time. 

On Thursday I headed over to meet up with my sister Linda and her family. We met for a later lunch at Lagunitas Brewery before heading over to Dillon Beach for a few days. Linda always rents a home over there once a year. She invited me / us and who could pass up the chance to spend a few days at the cool beach?! Bonus, nephew Dusty, his wife Chelsea and the two adorable kids,  Owen and Cassidy would be there too. 💜💜 Nephew, Jesse came Saturday for the night. 

As soon as I got out of the car and slammed the door, I knew I'd left my keys in the ignition. We have a hide a key somewhere, but I called Triple AAA and they were actually there in about 10 minutes. 😊

We all had a nice lunch thanks to Linda 😋 and headed over to the beach about 25 minutes away. 

Owen is quite the rider on his scooter!

Bobby, Cassidy, Chelsea and Owen

Dusty and Jesse

Chelsea and Cassidy flying a kite

Jesse and Owen watching a video

Portable propane pizza oven...so good! 

Chelsea made the dough then everyone designed their own
pizza and into the oven it went for just a few minutes..so good

What a great couple of days. The weather was cool and foggy, but it was awesome! 

Saturday was Miss Cassidy's 4th Birthday..she's so cute! Such a little princess! I've never had a daughter, but watching her open presents was so special. She'd say "Oh I love this"..💗 She definitely enjoyed her birthday. 

Happy 4th Birthday Cassidy!

Putting together the doll house! 

We went to a late lunch at the Boathouse near Bodega Bay. Again, courtesy of my sister 💙 After we came back to the house we all headed towards the beach for an hour or two. 

I ended up staying up with my nephew Jesse until 0100 or so. Don't see him often so I'm glad I visited with him until then. 

Sunday morning it was time to cook some breakfast and then get ready to head home. It was an awesome trip with family💙💙 Thank you again, Linda and Bobby! 💖

Glad to be here after a long drive home! 

Tuesday we headed into Gardnerville and Walmart to do some grocery shopping! Eric, Mason and a friend, along with Russell are coming today!  Looking so forward to it!!

Adam and Erin climbed Mt. Lassen on his
days off...💖

This came before I left, Ken put it up...the key chain was a
bonus 😃

A little sanding before painting

It turned out pretty good, a little more paint will be needed..not much it 
seems in those spray cans 

Turkey burgers and veggies on the propane stove

Ken playing chef and making it gourmet 😃

Time to get going! Have a great day, I know we will! 

Our baby boy turns 44 today! Happy Birthday Russell! See you soon 💙