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Monday, May 30, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016


Yesterday was.....
If you have followed my blog you know that back in Feb. hubby got a concussion from a fall and we are still dealing with some after effects of that. Not being able to sleep and feeling anxious about things. We talked about taking a anniversary trip and he suggested Mexico so I checked out  Cancun since it is a place we haven't been and he said he didn't feel comfortable about that so I checked out a couple of road trips here in the states and he said no but maybe we could go back to Mazatlan, Mexico where we have been before so I booked a trip there. Early this week he had a bad dizzy spell and asked me to cancel the trip so I did. I asked if he wanted to go to a casino (something he normally enjoys) and have and nice dinner and spend the night and he said yes. So I booked a night at the Talking Stick Casino and as soon as we walked in I knew he wasn't comfortable. We had a couple of drinks played a penny machine for just a little while and it was time for our dinner reservation. The first time we tried to go here we couldn't get in because we did not have reservations so I was excited to see it............well, it wasn't exactly breathtaking. I did step out and take a couple of pictures...
The results of water in the desert...a golf course:)
For some reason they had this pool on the patio..
 Didn't make a lot of sense to me.
I did like this little table decoration..
This is one of those resturants that you have to order and pay for everything seperate so we shared a salad and hubby had scallops and I had crab, but it was already all cracked and soaking in a butter sauce.......
It was delecious!
They presented us with the sweet desert above and hubby leaned over and said..."I think we should go home" We went up and got our things and checked am I upset????
Not as long as I still have him with his arm around me!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Did you know?

This is what President Roosevelt wrote in his diary on Feb. 14, 1884

and here is why.......

On this day in 1884, future President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and mother die, only hours apart.
Roosevelt was at work in the New York state legislature attempting to get a government reform bill passed when he was summoned home by his family. He returned home to find his mother, Mittie, had succumbed to typhoid fever. On the same day, his wife of four years, Alice Lee, died of Bright’s disease, a severe kidney ailment. Only two days before her death, Alice Lee had given birth to the couple’s daughter, Alice.


 The double tragedy devastated Roosevelt. He ordered those around him not to mention his wife’s name. Burdened by grief, he abandoned politics, left the infant Alice with his sister Bamie, and, at the end of 1884, struck out for the Dakota territories, where he lived as a rancher and worked as a sheriff for two years. When not engrossed in raising cattle or acting as the local lawman, Roosevelt found time to indulge his passion for reading and writing history. After a blizzard wiped out his prized herd of cattle in 1885, Roosevelt decided to return to eastern society. Once back in New York in 1886, he again took up politics and took over raising his precocious daughter, Alice, who later became a national celebrity.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What you don't know won't hurt you....

Several years ago we made a trip to Funchal,Portugal
and only recently did I read that their airport is the most dangerous in the world!!

If I had seen these pictures before I may not have gone...

Well we had a wonderful time so glad I just didn't know about it.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A most unusual church

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Sedona, Arizona

A special use permit was required and this chapel was built in 1956 in 18 months and at the cost of $300,000.

The American Institute of Architects gave the Chapel its Award of Honor in 1957
In 2007, Arizonans voted the Chapel to be one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of Arizona

In the sculptor's words, “Though Catholic in faith, as a work of art the Chapel has a universal appeal. Its doors will ever be open to one and all, regardless of creed, that God may come to life in the souls of all men (and women) and be a living reality.”

Monday, May 9, 2016

Have you ever?

Have you ever caught a firefly?

catching fireflies (and then let them go...)

I haven't but it fascinates me to think this bug has a light!
Of course it isn't really a light but  type of chemical reaction called bioluminescence.


Monday, May 2, 2016

Did you know?

In the resort town of Skagen you can watch an amazing natural phenomenon. This city is the northernmost point of Denmark, where the Baltic and North Seas meet. 
The two opposing tides in this place can not merge because they have different densities.

 And here I thought water was just water!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Thank you to all of you who followed along and encouraged me. I love cookbooks and recipes. Who knows, maybe one day I may write one:)