Archive for October, 2015

Captive mermaid

Friday, October 16th, 2015


Here’s a rare mermaid sighting, taken about this time last year. Note the pumpkins in the background. She seems relatively friendly, but those things can turn on you. Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken at the Silverton Casino, and part of my famous Las Vegas series.

Let’s have a look at what’s been going on since the end of September, the post for which was written last night.

We’ve been on two trips this month. On October 2-4, we went to New Mexico for the annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. It was amazing! Lots of fun. You can stand right there next to the balloons as they’re filling them up and flying away. It’s was everything they say and more. Highly recommended. More than highly recommended. Go there next year!

We went to the fiesta on the first morning it was open for the year. Then we moved to a cute little Worldmark in Santa Fe. We were scheduled to take a balloon ride ourselves on Sunday morning, but it was sadly canceled due to rain. Maybe next time. Or maybe next time we’re in Napa/Sonoma. It’s beautiful up there – might be nice to see it from a gondola.

Anyway. On October 8-11, we went to Angels Camp, California and stayed at the very nice Worldmark there. On Friday, Joanne and I drove over to Yosemite and have a wonderful visit there. The skies were sunny, the temperature was warm, and the crowds were small. Perfect! Friday night, Katy, Clifford, and Mia came over and stayed with us until Sunday morning. We spent Saturday morning in Murphys, California doing some wine tasting. It was another perfect day. Murphys is a cute little town and it was truly relaxing.

Kristina arrived on Saturday afternoon and stayed until we left mid-day on Sunday. We visited with Ryan and Kristina over lunch and a walk in an oceanfront park Sunday afternoon, after which we ran to the airport for our flight. It was a great weekend!

And that brings us up to today.

Oh, not quite. I’ve been on quite a vehicular shopping spree lately. Just before the Angels Camp trip, I bought a 1976 BMW R60/6 motorcycle. It’s in beautiful shape for a nearly 40-year-old. Here’s a picture:


Nice, huh?

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: rampaging elephant!

See you on Monday.