Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Birthday - Henry Ford

Born in 1863, the true pioneer in the car manufacturing industry.
Where would we have been without him?

Friday, July 29, 2011

RT - Buy a Lottery Ticket

And give it to the one you love with a nice note.

You took a chance with me so you are already a winner in my book.

If it's a winner then you both can enjoy a night out or maybe a cup of coffee.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

MY - Some Success

May's picture

For some reason, plants that have a bulb, I tend to do better growing. These were easy though they took a lot longer to come up than I anticipated. Now, if I can keep from killing them.

Today's plant

Wish me luck,


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day in History

1775 Bem Franklin was made the first postmaster general by the Continental Congress.

Monday, July 25, 2011

MMI - Food

"Spread the table and contention will cease." Old Hebrew Proverb.

Friday, July 22, 2011

RT - Love Coupons

Can't afford to buy a gift?
Why not try a Love Coupon?

You can make them out of old business cards, on the cover of a magazine, on an old greeting card.

And you can write all sorts of interesting things on them.

Want to sleep with me tonight?
Let's have some fun.
Call doctor love.

Just let your imagination run wild.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

MY - My Blueberry Bush

As you can see not to long ago, I got a few blueberries off my bush.

Well look at it now.

Don't know what I did but I'm hoping it doesn't die.

Now, can you tell me why one plant hates me and another does fine?


Well, neither can I.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WW - Birds of Summer

At Branch Oak in NE, we enjoyed the first days of spring. Funny, I think we've seen ducks about every where we've been. We even saw Canadian geese in Prudhoe Bay, which according to our guide was not suppose to happen.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Day in History

1945 - Atomic Age began with test explosion at Almagordo, New Mexico.

Friday, July 15, 2011

RT - Go Dancing

It's a great way to get some exercise and enjoy some time together.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WW - Prior Pictures

While looking through some old pictures of vacations we have taken in the past, I discovered a reoccuring theme. We seem to go where the buffalos roam.

This picture is from ND at Teddy's national park.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Friend with a Great Book - Lizzie Starr


Allyn Keely, Celtic artist and friend of Faerie, finally finds a man she can love. But she’s older than he is and faces the insurmountable task of helping him realize his destiny in the Otherworld.

Successful businessman, Jaye Zeroun prides himself on his realistic, but lonely, view of life. Until Allyn knots her way around his heart and fills his life with a fantasy he refuses to believe. Then danger threatens their love, forcing him to either accept a deadly battle or lose the very things he never included in his life, a family and a love beyond his wildest imagining.


Jaye leaned forward eagerly. “Do you ever use coupons?

“Well, sometimes.” She giggled. “When I remember I have them.”

“Okay. Now, if you were a store,” Jaye lifted a hand to stop the comments obviously hovering on Allyn’s lips. “Just play along with me here. If you were a store, would you accept coupons?”

Allyn shrugged. “Oh. I suppose so.”

“Good.” Jaye picked up the scrap of paper and held it in both hands. “Here is a coupon. I would like to redeem it.”

Allyn looked at him, rolled her eyes and tentatively reached out her hand. Taking the slightly crumpled coupon, she pursed her lips and blew out a long, slow breath. Jaye shivered.

Cautious, Allyn looked down at the paper in her hand. Once again her tinkling laughter flowed through the large lobby, knotting and twining itself around Jaye’s heart. “A bedtime story?”

Before he could answer, Jaye had to pause and catch his breath. His hand trembled slightly and he fought to control the tremor. Allyn lay the coupon on her knee and smoothed the wrinkled paper.

“One of my foster moms used to read or tell me stories to help me go to sleep. Just imagining it didn’t work. Maybe a real story will. I’ll bet you know lots of stories.”

“Where did you get this?”

“I found it last night.”

“Yeah. Right.” She leaned forward to hand the coupon back to him.

“Really. Please, won’t you accept my coupon? Help me out.”

Allyn looked deeply into Jaye’s eyes and he wondered if she was searching for his soul. Something inside opened to her willingly. Surprise touched her eyes before she blinked and sat back. Glancing again at the coupon, she took a few moments to fold it carefully and put it into her skirt pocket. “This isn’t a very good place for a bedtime story.”

“You’ll do it?” Jaye jumped to his feet.

“Yes. To help out a friend.” Allyn smiled up at him, took the hand he offered and let him pull her out of the chair. “You need to be in a familiar space. I suppose your room would be the best.”

Jaye eagerly pulled her toward the elevator. Abruptly, he stopped, turned to her and rested his hands on her shoulders. It was difficult to resist the urge to knead them gently. “I have no ulterior motives, Allyn. I really just need some sleep.”

Reaching up, she patted one of his hands. “I wouldn’t agree if I thought otherwise.”

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~*~romance with a sparkling twist~*~

Thanks Lizzie for sharing your book with us,


Monday, July 11, 2011

MMI - Be a Little Bull Headed

"Self-confidence is the key to the universe."

-Carrol Wrackley

And if you think about it who can not believe in us if we believe in ourselves?


Friday, July 8, 2011

Wonder Lake

After flying around Mt. McKinley in the morning, Mike and I took a hike around Wonder Lake.

We searched for the beaver next door, but he wasn't home.
Not that we cared. The view was awe inspiring enough.

Thanks for sharing my trip to Alaska with me. I had a wonderful time.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Take Flight

As you can see I gained my wings in Alaska and had to take a flight around Mt. McKinley.

Mike decided that since I was still a newbie, I could use a little help with my first flight so we went up in a small plane--and I do mean small, six seats. And I ended up in the back, dragging butt. Not really but it was a thrill.

But it was so worth it. You would never believe the view and even this picture does not do it justice.

Mike thankfully took all the pictures, while I gawked at the scenery.

Love that man,


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Took the Train

After flying back to Fairbanks from Dead Horse, we had lunch with the group we traveled north with and then spent the rest of the day recovering from the two days we spent riding to Prudhoe Bay.

The next day, we boarded the train to Denali, then hopped on a bus for the 90 mile journey to the back country. Another day of travel but we saw lots of wild life.

With the bear in the area, the park rangers would not let us get off the bus at the rest area until they parked their trucks between us and the bear.

So all we saw was a "bear's behind."

But we didn't care it was just fun seeing the locals.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Adventure Continues North

We made it as far as Dead Horse/Prudhoe Bay.

And dipped our fingers into the Artic ocean.

Check tomorrow to see where we headed next.


Monday, July 4, 2011

My Anniversary Trip

I wanted to share some of the pictures my husband took on our trip to Alaska. We started in Fairbanks and took the Dalton Hwy up to the Artic circle.

Going so far north can get a little cool.

Turn in tomorrow for more of our fun.