Monday, September 30, 2013
Joey vs. The Bunny
Joey 0, Bunny 3
There is a bunny who is roaming the campground. Mama says it is teasing me. I just want to sniff it... honest.
Joey vs. The Vacuum
Joey 0, Vacuum 4
I hate the "shark". I have tried to bite it three times. Mama says I am going to get hurt. Last week, I took off running while "the shark" was in action and I got tangled in the cord. I ripped the cord from the outlet and bent the prongs. Luckily, I didn't get hurt, but the cord was wrapped around my bad leg and I limped for a little while. The vacuum definitely won that battle and maybe the war.
Joey vs. The Fly
Joey 1, Fly 0
A fly kept bothering me, but I taught him a lesson. I ate him. BOL!
Yesterday was Scout's "gotcha day". She has been here for six years! I am five, so she has been around longer than I have been alive! We celebrated with a family day. The folks worked around the RV and Scout and I enjoyed lounging in the sun. Do you know what we ate for dinner?
The Greyhound Who Is Good At Catching Flies But Needs To Make Sure He Is Catching Flies And Not Bees
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Today, she headed out again and went to Petco, Walmart and Kohl's. The trip is about 13 miles round trip. It is the next town. She said she needed socks. It sounds like an excuse to me. She wanted to buy shoes, but she doesn't have enough storage space yet to carry them. She will have to wait until next week for that. No, she didn't buy us anything at Petco, but I know she went there looking for a Mr. Bill toy for me. I really want one. I think that is what I am getting for my birthday in November.
We have not told you about our Emeals in a long time. Last week, we had some really good meals. The pictures don't do the food justice since the food is on paper plates and/or foil.
|Mexican Pizza - the tortillas are fried in oil and then topped with ground beef, refried beans. The second layer had picante sauce, green onions, tomatoes and cheese.|
|Tilapia with Lemon Caper Sauce|
|Fantastic Banana French Toast with hash browns and sausage|
We have been using the Emeals program for two years and still love it. We have had a few repeat meals lately. Dad said "We did?" I guess it is a lot less than if Mama was planning the menu on her own.
The Greyhound Who Likes When Mama Brings Him Lunch
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The house sits among apartments and commercial structures. It is easy to pass by. It is hard to imagine that when it was built, it was all alone on the road.
The house itself was very basic. It was not at all like the Ellwood House. Dad said this house was built before Joseph Glidden became wealthy. They were allowed to tour just a few rooms. Photos were allowed.
|He is trying to make a seahorse, but not having much luck.|
|The tour guide took this photo. She said it would look really good.|
|She also took this photo.|
|This a Murphy bed. It folds up. It is the first time Mama has seen one that didn't fold into the wall.|
The tour wasn't terrible, but it could have been better. The tour guide was very soft spoken and hard to understand at times. She didn't have a script and repeated herself many times.
Do you want to see Buddy's new look?
Isn't he cute? Mama says it is a good thing she has a black scooter because if it was red, the nose of the greyhound would be red. The decal is white and all the background color is Buddy. We think it is perfect. The decal is from Skinny Hounds Designs.
Buddy's back rack arrived yesterday, but we don't have the right tool to install it. We need a metric tool, so there will be a delay in getting it installed. When the back rack is installed, Mama can add a basket to it and then she can carry more shopping bags with her. She only has storage under the seat now and that doesn't carry much.
Mama and Buddy went to town yesterday and they brought us back lunch. Yum!
The Greyhound Who Thinks Buddy's Decal Looks Like Him
Sunday, September 22, 2013
The folks set off yesterday morning for Lensing Historic Auto Museum. It is also known as Historic Auto Attractions. The museum is actually located in Roscoe, IL which is near Rockford.
Instead of talking, I will show you some of photos that Mama took. She took over 80, but we will just show you a sample.
|Wax figures of John Wayne and the cast of Bonanza. Some of the wax figures are scary looking.|
|The car used in Bonnie and Clyde movie.|
|Car owned by Conway Twitty.|
|Piano from Gunsmoke.|
|Colonel Sander's car. He has a greyhound on the front.|
|Elvis exhibit. Elvis music played in this section.|
|The car from Back To The Future.|
|Car from the movie Ghostbusters.|
|Costume that Christopher Reeve's wore.|
|Car from Andy Griffith show.|
|Car is signed by some of the cast members.|
|Car from Vacation movie.|
|Aunt Edna is even on the roof. BOL!|
|This truck actually belonged to Red Foxx. Did you know that his real name was Fred Sanford? That's what the sign said.|
|This is a piece of cake from JFK's birthday cake. It is from the famous birthday where Marilyn Monroe sang to him.|
Rockford is the home of the "sock monkey", so the folks stopped at that museum next. However, they were having a special event, so the folks decided to come back at another time. That museum also has a display of the Rockford Peaches. Remember them from A League Of Their Own? Yep, Mama says they are planning another trip to Rockford.
The Greyhound Who Wonders If A Sock Monkey Is In His Future
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
|Thanks, Mama for fixing my toys!|
|I love the ducks and hedgehogs the most!|
Saturday, the folks bought a new helmet for Mama. She thinks she looks like a cartoon character. She says she looks like the martian that was on the Flintstones. She's silly. She is not green. BOL! The helmet is a half helmet and has ear flaps that zip off on hot days. It also has a visor. It was more money than Mama wanted to spend, but it is comfy and Dad said that was very important.
Mama took Buddy to town today! Yep, she did it! She drove to the Family Dollar store, but once she got there, she decided to keep going. She rode on some side streets and then decided to head into traffic. She stopped at a stoplight and then cruised on down the hill towards our place. She was doing 25 in a 30 and people started passing her. She said she was fine with that. She would rather have them pass her than have them ride her butt. Her first trip is out of the way and she is happy.
The Greyhound Who Is Happy That His Toys Survived The Washing Machine