Sunday, July 31, 2016

I KNOW IT’S EARLY BUT I SPENT SOME ENJOYABLE TIME TONIGHT WITH MY ROAD ATLAS:))

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CAN YOU SEE THE ‘BIG EEE’ PEAKING THROUGH THE TREES
Woke up with gardening thoughts this morning so I wasn't long in getting myself outside and into the front yard with shovel and rake in hand.  Managed to put my cedar rail fence decorative piece together and worked away at transplanting some shrubs and flowers taken from other areas around the property.  For me it was hot and sweaty work but I stuck with it to about 1 o'clock this afternoon before dragging myself back into the house.  Still not sure where I'm going with this little project but I imagine I’ll get to wherever that is eventually.
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A COUPLE FARM DOGS OUT FOR A SATURDAY MORNING ROMP
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‘HEY WHERE DID HE GO’
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A SMALL GROUP OF CANADA GEESE TAKE TO THE AIR
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Well here we are at the end of July already and well over half way to our annual southern departure which I am again hoping will be about the 3rd Saturday in October.  This year we will be taking a different route as we first head to Florida before swinging west to Arizona.  Aunt Jean in Sarasota is having some health issues so we want to get down and see her.  No idea yet which route we will take but a couple are under consideration.  Spent some enjoyable time with my Rand-McNally Atlas tonight and oh how I like looking at maps seeing the names of so many familiar places.  Each name brings forth many fond memories of our traveling days these past 10 Snow Bird winters.  As much as I like the adventure of traveling new routes I also love traveling the old routes we have taken in the past as well.  So many memories to touch base with and I like the overall nostalgic aspect of that.                                        
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GROANER’S CORNER:((  (Caution, this one is a real ‘groaner’ for sure)
A very wealthy lawyer retreated for several weeks each year to his summer home in the backwoods of Maine. Every summer, he would invite one friend or another to stay with him there for a week or two.
One summer he invited a Czechoslovakian friend to visit him. The friend, happy to get anything free from a lawyer, eagerly agreed. When the time came, they spent a wonderful time, getting up early every morning and enjoying the great outdoors.
One morning, as the lawyer and his Czechoslovakian friend were picking raspberries and blueberries for their breakfast, they were approached by two huge bears--a male and a female.
The lawyer noticed them in time to run for cover. His friend, however, was not so lucky. The male bear reached him and swallowed him whole.
Seeing this, the lawyer ran back to his Mercedes and raced for the nearest town to get the local sheriff. The sheriff grabbed his high-powered rifle and raced back to the berry area with the lawyer. All the while, he was plagued by visions of lawsuit from his friend's family. He just had to save his friend.
Luckily, the bears were still there. "He's in THAT one!" cried the lawyer, pointing to the male.
The sheriff looked at the bears, leveled his gun, took careful aim, and shot the female.
"What did you do that for?!" exclaimed the lawyer, "I said he was in the other bear!"
"Exactly," replied the sheriff. "Would you believe a lawyer who told you that the Czech was in the male?"

13 comments:

  1. Al, it looks like I slept through August. I remember it was July yesterday and now you say it is the "end of August". Just call me Rip Van Larry. LOL

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    1. Oooops guess I had better get that changed right quick. Thanks:))

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  2. I could spend all day with my Atlas in hand...I find that I can travel just by moving my finger over the map...

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  3. Tennessee should be in that road atlas and it is on the way to florida!!!

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  4. I too love atlases and can pore over them for hours. I wish I was creative in the garden like you Al. Love your rustic looking fence. Nice work.

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  5. Now that July is over the wait until we head south will slip right on by. Exploring new routes is what we hope to do again this year to the southwest. Love looking at maps too.

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  6. Thinking of the future is one of life's true pleasures.

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  7. I love your fence and flowers....one thing I miss about a sticks and bricks!

    I love planning trips....enjoy!

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  9. Would be a pleasure to meet y'all when you're in FL. K~

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