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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 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! 


  1. What a fun time! Driving those roads must be a blast!! LOVE the chalkboard ... that's a great idea. And the pizza!!! Be still my heart!! Looks like a great time with family.

  2. It was awesome! Yes I love our back roads :) Thank you..I like the chalkboard too, can change it all the time :) Glad you like the pizzas!

  3. Nice you had time to visit with the grands and celebrate Russell's Birthday.
    Too bad you are not getting the Rain you were hoping for.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Thank you! I agree was the perfect gift for this household!