Saturday, September 13, 2014

A gift from MyPalAl. He's back down here from Canada and was planning to sample some of our SUMMER temps, but he screwed up and brought the Canadian temps with him. Low last night was 57 COLD degrees. Well its cold to me and I guess Shelah to because now she is wanting in the cabin which is very rare now days. Three days ago the high was 106 degrees and today is supposed to be in the low 70s. UG! Now... About the whiskey its premo Canadian whiskey in a place where most people that drink Canadian whiskey drink the cheap stuff. This will be reserved for sipping! Considering a jug of the cheap stuff down here costs $19. it would cost a Canadian over $60 in Canada so I figured he paid an arm and a leg for the Wiser's. However, he wasn't missing any of his limbs when he got here so I suppose they made him take out a bank loan to buy it.

On another note there is going to be a fund raiser meal at the Legion today which I believe starts at 5:00 or 6:00 PM. The proceeds will be going I think to the Family Outreach Center so it will be going to a good cause. From what I hear, but am not 100% sure of the meal will consist of fish steaks and I'm not sure what else. If you choose to come and support the Sons of the Legion with this fund raiser and get a meal out of it then come on to the legion. You can bring a side dish if you like (sort of a pot luck) to go with the meal. The cost for the meal is I believe under $8 so it shouldn't break the bank and will support a good cause. There is supposed to also be a skeet shoot starting at 2:00 so you might want to bring a shotgun and some ammo for that. (That could be hampered or canceled because of High Wind though!) Its been blowing non stop since yesterday afternoon and shows no sign of letting up. It is also extremely cloudy here and still 59 degrees. You would want to bring warm clothing. There may or may not be entertainment also. Sorry for not having my act together on this, but I've only received a few "I think" comments from others about it.

Below are just some pictures for filler.


The moon shot was the night after the super moon and unfortunately it was too dark for the camera to capture the full view. It was rising over 9 points where there is a divot on top of the mountain. It appeared to be rising out of the mountain in that divot. It was awesome!

And as a warning to travelers. They are taring and graveling 118 from the Ranch Road to the ghost town so it s a mess from what I hear. I bought the last windshield repair kit they had at the little store at the Ranch Road. So far I haven't had to go south, but sooner or later I'll have to. Every time they do that I get more dings in  the jeep windshield. I took the Caddy back to my niece last week and it was a good thing!

10 comments:

  1. I love those ocotillo with the mountain in the back. All are good pictures.

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  2. Nice present :)

    Thanks for the warning on the road conditions. I still have the ding from the last time they repaired the road...one of these days I may actually get it fixed! Naw, might wait until after the cook-off...will probably end up with a few more.

    Your pictures came out beautiful but I am partial to that moon shot. Enjoy the low temperatures because by Monday they will be back to HOT :-(

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    1. MsB, I have a real bad case of the sneezes right now so can't answer. must be the moon shot? could be the cold weather or that damn Canadian whiskey though?

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  3. I'm going to down that way at the end of October for the Chili Cookoff.

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  4. Friday i will be doing wings, beans and salsa. Saturday i will cooking chili. We will be out and driving around the Big Bend area Thursday and thought I might stop by, unless you are coming to the ranch where we will be.

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    1. I won't be going to the cook off, but I'll either be here are the legion (Probably here). I try not to head south when that's going on. You are welcome to stop by.

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  5. Can you send direction to jcjhkford@aol.com and I will let you know what time on Thursday.

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  6. Sent, Hopefully you can figure it out.

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