Monday, September 30, 2013

Joey Vs.


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?

Prime Rib
Okay, we didn't eat the whole thing.  We only got a small portion of it.  Actually, we have been eating our share over the past few days because Mama said we shouldn't have too much at once.  We also had our yogurt treats "Elvis style".  Elvis style is peanut butter and banana.  We think they are good!

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Good At Catching Flies But Needs To Make Sure He Is Catching Flies And Not Bees

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Varoom, Varoom

It seems like we are hearing a lot of varoom, varoom lately.   Mama has been venturing out more and more.  Tuesday, she reached her goal which was going to Target.  She had to travel a four lane road in traffic and with traffic lights.  She thought she would be smart and take a side street and avoid some of the traffic.  However, the side street turned into a four lane street and the speed limit was 45 mph.  Mama's top speed up to that time was 30 mph. She reached 35 mph but that was as fast as she wanted to go.  She said even with her visor on, the wind was making her eyes water.  Mama got a little scared because she kind of got lost. She knew she could turn around, but she really didn't want to have to go back that way.  She ended up making some turns and eventually she ended up back at the street she had left.  She took the way she knew back home.  She has decided she prefers riding in traffic rather than going fast.


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.
Mama said it was really good and Dad agreed.

Tilapia with Lemon Caper Sauce
 The folks had this a few years ago at a friend's house and Mama was delighted to make it herself.  The tilapia is breaded and then fried and the lemon caper sauce is put on top.  Mama added noodles as a side item.

Fantastic Banana French Toast with hash browns and sausage
Mama fixed this for breakfast instead of dinner.  The french toast is actually croissants.  Pecans and bananas are heated in the syrup which is maple syrup, corn syrup and brown sugar.

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.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Likes When Mama Brings Him Lunch

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Somewhat Disappointing House Tour & Buddy Gets A New Look

Sunday, the folks toured the Glidden House.  This house was owned by Joseph Glidden.  He invented barbed wire or at least is credited with it.  The folks toured Ellwood House a few weeks ago.  The man who owned that house became a partner of Joseph Glidden's. 

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.


Blacksmith shop

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!

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Thinks Buddy's Decal Looks Like Him

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Fun Car Museum?

Is there such a thing as a fun car museum?  Well, Mama would have told you "No" before yesterday.  Dad told her to find something fun for them to do this weekend, so she started researching the Rockford area.  She came across a car museum that received good reviews, so she looked at the website.  It is not just a regular car museum, it is a museum with cars from TV shows and movies as well as historic people.  The price is $12 a person, but frugal Mama, found a coupon.  BOL!

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.

Clint Eastwood

The car used in Bonnie and Clyde movie.

Car owned by Conway Twitty.
Piano from Gunsmoke.

Do you remember the Johnny Cash song One Piece At A Time?  This is the car that was built.  Mama likes that song because her Dad worked at General Motors in the parts division for nearly 30 years and he used to laugh at that song.  The song played in this section.
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.

Batman cars.

Car from Andy Griffith show.

Car is signed by some of the cast members.

MASH display.


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.
There are exhibits from Gone With The Wind, Laurel & Hardy, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, NASA, racing and many other things including items from the White House and clothing from Jacklyn Kennedy.  The folks both said it was a fun place to visit.  Mama said she felt like she rushed to see it all and probably could have stayed a lot longer.  Click on this link to take yourself of a tour through your computer.

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.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Wonders If A Sock Monkey Is In His Future

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ahoy, Matey!


It's Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Doesn't Know How To Talk Like A Pirate, But He Sure Looks Cute Dressed Like One.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Stuffy Update

All the stuffies except for one survived their trip in the washing machine/dryer.  The monkey came out without a voice.  Mama opened him back up and removed his bad squeakers and put new ones in him.  He is fine now!
Thanks, Mama for fixing my toys!
I love the ducks and hedgehogs the most!
Buddy is now officially licensed.  His license plate arrived on Saturday.  Do you know what it says?  It says "MOPED".  Mama laughed because that rude salesman told her a moped had to have pedals. Well, Big D (that is the name on his business card), in Texas mopeds do not have to have pedals and we have proof.  BOL! 

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.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Happy That His Toys Survived The Washing Machine

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