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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hot, hot, hot

 You all are talking fall but here in Phoenix it is hot, hot, hot and these are some sights you may see this time of year....















Yes it is dry heat but after 112 it is just hot!!!
 
 
 
 
 
and for a laugh
 
 
 
 
 
 
but the thing is when you are inside with the AC doing its job it is still a pretty place

and you don't have to shovel it:)
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fashion

This is Lillian Russell
She was the most admired woman in the 1800's at nearly 200 lbs.
 
 
 
In 1950 this was the desired body....
 
and it has gotten smaller and smaller.
 
 
 
 

 
Who makes these decisions for us? Why are we pressured to look a certain way even to the point of injury like the women in Japan who allowed their feet to be broken so they would fit into the tiniest shoes
 
 
 
Or those Victorian days of old where the tiniest waist was the demand
 
 
 
 
 
 and even not so long ago spiked high heels
 
 
and today the rage is.....

Tattoo's

Listen if you think getting your ears pierced hurt try one of these!
 
 
Fortunately for me, I didn't do anything that is permanent to follow the fashion trend with the exception of pierced ears and today, I could vie with the fifty's if it leaned a little more toward Lillian Russell...because curved are the best!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Right at home (our girls)

It has just been a little over two weeks since we got the girls and they are right at home here.
 They loved the crate right away and I bought a cute little blanket for it...
 
They go to bed by themselves and wait for me to shut the door:) No crying or fussing and in the morning Dad greets them with a treat from the treat basket.
 
We have two more beds that we enjoy and this one gets the morning sun...
We love each other and love to cuddle and of course the couch is nice too
 
We have learned to use the doggy door
video
 
And after our bath's today we had a LOT of energy
 
video
 
Went for a wellness check and Dr. says our hearts are good, we are the perfect weight and we do need a teeth cleaning but at $500 dollars a piece we will find somewhere else to have that done.
 
 
 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Dr. Seuss House



This is the Dr. Seuss House located in the Alaska wilderness. The story is that the original owner worked on it for 10 years and then died. It was so have sat abandoned for nearly as long....





 
Winter
 
 
 
Summer
 
Supposedly it was built after a forest fire in the area and the owner wanted to build it high enough to see Mt. McKinley. As the trees grew he built it higher and higher. You can't visit the house in person but can get a good view on the Alaska's train north or hire a bush pilot for a aerial view. Wouldn't you like to know what the inside looks like?



 

Friday, July 24, 2015

A special trip with a special girl

My Granddaughter is going into her Senior year in HS and a avid volleyball player as well as a top notch student. She is hoping to secure a scholarship to go to college so that is what this trip was all about. She was scouting out St. Martins University in Lacey, Wa. and they were scouting out her.
Isn't she the cutest....She towers over me and has long arms so this selfie wasn't too bad as we were leaving on the plane.
 
 
 
 
The main campus
The gym where all the action is
 
 
 
She had a two day clinic and a one day tour of the university. She spent the first night on campus and had a ball. She said she wishes it was a little bigger as only has about 2000 students but loved the area and the  people. I have traveled a lot but this was the first time I rented a car and drove on my own so was a good experience for me too.
 
The area is really pretty and green...
The parking lot of the hotel and the little red one next to the gray was our rental.
 
 
 
 
Trees everywhere.....
and I don't know what kind this was but it had such pretty leaves
 
 
 
Had a great stay here, close to the freeway and college.
 
 
 

 
 
 
We had a great time:)
 
 
 
 
 
It has been a bit of a whirlwind after getting home. I had committed to adopting two dogs before I left and I had things to get ready to bring them home but home they are!!!
Louise is the beige one and Ella the dark one. They are older,8 years and 3 years, housetrained and very loveable.
 
 We hit the jackpot!!!!
 

 
 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Off again

 
Off  to the northwest with the Granddaughter for a few days......will take pictures:)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Last stop....Budapest, Hungry

Originally Budapest was two cities. Historic Buda and Modern Pest. This is said to be the most beautiful city at night but since we had to awake at 2:00 am to leave to catch our plane we did not see it but here is one from the internet and as you can see, it is beautiful.
 
The Danube cuts through the heart of the city, separating the Buda Hill and the Old City from the elegant boulevards of modern Pest.
Some buildings from the bus


 
 
I was impressed with the greenery and flowers
 
We saw the Hero's square. A magnificent place but hard to get pictures of as it is all so big..
 
 
 

 
 
I think this was the Parliament
 

From here we walked and I loved all the green along the way..
 
Some pretty apartments
 
This is the massive hilltop castle complex with its turreted fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church. Just driving up here was breath taking.
They seem to have covered all the bases..
A little resting spot up on the hill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The view from the top
 

One of the two bridges
 
How about this little fountain
 
Some sort of a plaque
 
 
A selfie to prove we were there, It was a great trip:)