Thursday, 10 July 2014

HUGE -- it's the new AWESOME

  I have always disliked the word  'awesome'  as it is currently used  and deliberately avoid using it in my everyday rants & raves.   Recently though, I did (!).   It felt so awful spewing out of my mouth and I wished I could have taken it back,  but, no,  there it was -- out there.  Yuk.  I had called something 'awesome'  that was really just mediocre.    I broke my own record of, well,  never.  Took a perfectly good word and made it into 'groovy' or at least that was what it felt like.    Where had that come from?
 Now  'huge' is a word I feel I can get into.  It encompasses sooooo much and it has girth, which if you know me, you know I love the word 'girth' and everything it insinuates and the accompanying innuendo.  No apologies here for any  of this and the pictures should be considered merely  gratuitous like most movie sex scenes.   You know you're sitting there watching and asking yourself what does that have to do with the story?    Well, nothing, just an excuse to look at pretty things.  So please enjoy these memories from gardens past.













Thursday, 22 May 2014

COMING SOON...




Coming soon to a MO-bile near you -- more space to do just about anything in.  Here you see the dog taking advantage of a newly tarped floor that marks the beginning of this project.  She already approves.    This is a figure-it-out-as-we go venture as well as a re-use-it-if-we-can one.  So far,  so good with just the rain annoying us but in no way stopping us.  Maybe we are finally becoming Canadians (sort of )  since we just keep on working and commenting that " at least it's not freezing".      I think I will only post the dramatic 'before & after'  photos as no one is really interested in all the boring, along the way messes,  so if any one is out there reading this...you (and you alone) will have to wait. 

    

Friday, 9 May 2014

CHICKEN KILLER




THE DOG KILLED A CHICKEN YESTERDAY !!!!  Yes, I was (am) appalled.  Actually the neighbours who owned said dead chicken and from whom we get our best-est eggs ever, were so cool about it that we were very touched and relieved.    WE STILL FELT JUST AWFUL last night and most of today until we made proper amends.  It did make their 10 year son cry a bit which was just a heartbreak.    Couldn't bring back the chicken but thought that maybe a homemade loaf of whole grain bread and some red haven peach jam (of course canned by ME last summer) and a note of sorry,  might soothe any bad blood (pardon the pun).   It was all I could think to do.

Just for the record it was totally the Mister's fault (are any of you surprised?).  I think not.  I know this screwy dog and I tend to watch her like a hawk....HE on the other hand tends towards a more laissez-faire attitude with accusations of my 'uptightness' and 'control issues'....his point totally missing the mark here this time.  Need I say more?

All seems well in the Valley of the Crescent once againPeace and harmony have returned and all BADDOGS are staying close to home and trying to suck up to the BIG BOSS LADY.  Here's hoping this was just a one-off 'cause I will totally lose it if it's not.   

 


Monday, 5 May 2014

Lost in Translation?



Sometimes a road trip leads to a place like this.   How big I smiled as the MotorHovel u-turned in the parking lot and I spotted the  Ho Ho Buffet.  There it was in the corner of a nondescript,  strip-type mall,  in all its uncensored glory,  beckoning us to come in and enjoy the mirth of the Ho Ho Buffet.   We did not.  What we did do was have a few ho-ho's of our own just enjoying the sheer wonderfull-ness of saying  "Ho Ho Buffet"  many times throughout the rest of the day.  Being a big fan of repetitive humour I found this to be  HI-larious.  I also thought it might appeal to certain friends...wink, wink.






Tuesday, 8 April 2014

home...it's good to be


What is more wonderful than walking into your very own home and looking around and thinking how happy it makes you.
After three months on the road seeing amazing sights, eating amazing foods, discovering things to like in places we thought we didn't I will say again...
it's good to be home.

Thanks to all our truly lovely friends and family for letting us impose on your everyday schedules and making time for us to visit...and to those whose driveways became our  
MotorHovel camp site,
we give you a big HUG...you were all so patient and somewhat amused at the famous 'leveling of the RVfiasco'...that would be the fault of the damn rv reefer and drives us just as crazy everytime we have to do it.   Of course having an audience when we are doing it keeps the language rating 'PG'...you should hear us when we are on our own.
It's embarrassing. 

...it's true, everything is BIGGER in Texas !


 






Saturday, 5 April 2014

dear 'friends'


Anyway, here I be back for a moment from the life-sucking grip of FB.  Wowza.  It is so easy to get drawn back in and it takes a herculean effort to back away.   I am not saying I do not like it. That is the main difference this time around.   I find myself liking it and have come to appreciate how it can have its place and time. I have even added a couple of 'friends'.  I still feel that it is quite impersonal and a bit too public (which is why I find myself resorting to the private 'chat' most often).   It is a connection, of sorts, of course it is, but I guess for me it just misses the mark.   It comes close but doesn't hit home.  It just feels 'less' and somewhat lacking.   But I get it, I do and I'm in.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Arizona to Texas to New Mexico then back to TEXAS...


So we are back in West Texas after leaving el Paso a few days ago  and meandering around New Mexico for a bit.  Why, you might ask?   Well, because we ran into some of our Canadian compadres a few days ago and they raved (and ranted a little bit) about how spectacular Big Bend National Park is and how we just had to see it as we've come so far and we are sooooo close.  So we made a u-turn at Demming, New Mexico and now we are on day two of desolate, 'Texican' interstate travel.   Not there yet, but getting closer.    Can I just say, Texas is a big ass state?  Of course if you know us at all you know that we take at least twice as long as any other normal traveller  does to get anywhere.  Not sure why that is but 'tis a fact.   

So here a few pictures of the Arizona and New Mexico meanderings.    Both places  outstanding and very different deserts.  My pictures cannot even hope to capture their magnificence,  but here you go anyway.  Feel free to enhance with your own imagination.














Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Lopez to Death Valley


Okay, still on the road so been lazy posting but here are a few shots.  There are more to follow, I promise.  The desert is dry & dusty,  hot & sunny.  What more can you ask for in February?









Monday, 27 January 2014

te quiero Lopez


Before I waste any time at all, I will quickly load up some pictures from  LOPEZ Island....just off the coast of Washington State, US of A....really seems more like Canada but what do I know?










It's nice and quiet here.  I've always liked islands and now I LOVE islands....especially this one.

Bye for now 
 

Sunday, 12 January 2014

LAST DAYS OF 2013


Let me start by saying "I officially hate Blogger".  Whatever is going on with all the new improvements is NOT working.   This new format is so cumbersome and not user-friendly in any way.  So, here is my 3rd attempt at posting today.  Give me a break and please be kind as any inspiration I started the day with has gone up in smoke and basically I will be happy if I can get anything out and if Blogger will allow me to add the pictures...oh please, almighty Blogger, oh please....



Cold view from the deck


Snow and sheet metal....





The often used mountain bike ramp.....YAH!





My pretty 'PIT-mation' pup





Pony thinks...well, sort of...


...well that's enough of that!




Protective coloring comes in handy at the end of an exhausting snow day.


Thank you Oh Mighty Blogger for allowing me to post this perverted version of what I really wanted to say.

Really, it is YOU not me.