Monday, December 30, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
|Furniture made by prisoners.|
|A saw blade with several sketches by a prisoner.|
|A chess set made out of soap!|
|Jewelry box made out of match sticks.|
|A stump carved into several heads.|
|A cell that visitors can explore. Mama said she felt very closed in just being in the cell.|
|There were several newspaper articles about the deaths of Bonnie & Clyde as well as this pistol.|
Mama enjoyed the museum. Dad said it was okay, but it wasn't a must see for him.
The folks ate lunch before they visited the museum. Dad wanted to try a restaurant that was ranked as number one on Trip Advisor. The folks had a heck of a time finding it. GPS told them they had arrived when they were in front of a cemetery. They kept circling around and finally found it. The signage was hard to see and the restaurant was in a double wide trailer. The folks decided to try it anyway because the reviews were so good. Another family came in while the folks were there and also commented on having a hard time finding it. Dad said it just shows that social media can really help small places because that is how people are hearing about them.
The restaurant is small. The furnishing is quite simple. It looks like they probably bought all the table and chairs at garage sales, but it works. The staff was very nice and checked on the folks several times.
|BBQ at Bennie J's Smoke Pit|
We have another Ninja update. Mama fixed Cornish hens this week. They were good. She baked the Cornish hens and then seared them at the end. That is not the normal technique, but she wasn't happy with how the skin looked without the searing.
The Greyhound Who Wonders What 2014 Will Be Like
Thursday, December 26, 2013
|Us and Bryn and Scout. Yes, another Scout. BOL!|
|Monkey Sock Museum|
We enjoyed our time in the Kansas City area. We actually stayed in Platte City, MO. There is so much history in the area. The Pony Express started here. Jesse James grew up here and was killed here. Harry Truman is from the area and the folks toured his library as well as his home. The WWI Museum is also here.
|The campground was decorated for Halloween.|
|Harry Truman's Home|
|Scout relaxing at Basswood RV Resort.|
We arrived in Houston on December 2nd and that is where we will finish 2013.
2013 has been good to us. We have explored and sniffed new areas. We have made new friends along the way. We have found some places are hard for us to leave and others we are thrilled to leave. BOL! Where will 2014 take us? Stay tuned as our adventure continues.
The Greyhound Who Is Not Tired Of The RVing Lifestyle yet
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Scout and I talked about it after the folks went to bed and we decided we better give Dad his gift this morning. Mama put it in the cabinet with the coffee filters so that Dad would see it right away. What did we get him?
Doesn't it look like us? Mama showed it to us online and we decided we had to get it for Dad. It is not from a photo of us. It is just a design from an artist, Kelli Swan and it looks just like us. He likes to show his co-workers photos of us and now he can just take his coffee mug to work.
|We ordered the matching ornament for Mama. As you can see, she likes collecting greyhound ornaments.|
The Greyhound Who Doesn't Think It Is Fair To Have To Choose Between Fries and Dad
Monday, December 23, 2013
|Oh woe is me.|
|Don't let her innocent look fool you...her teeth are sharp.|
The Greyhound Who Hopes Santa Feels Sorry For Him Since He Has A Nose Injury
Sunday, December 22, 2013
This afternoon, Mama decided to make peanut butter blossoms and she said we could taste the peanut butter part. Scout did not participate because this is what she was doing during the cookie tasting.
|Scout was too busy sleeping to taste peanut butter cookies. She is asleep but her eyes are open. She is scary sometimes.|
|I'm ready for my cookie tasting.|
|Yum, yum, yum!|
|Oops, I drooled...sorry.|
|Very good, Mama! Another please!|
|These are the cookies. We used refrigerated ones because we only have one oven rack and it would take all day if we had to bake homemade. I did not taste the chocolate, just the cookie.|
|This is how a greyhound should look when they rest, not like Scout. BOL!|
|Spaghetti in the Ninja|
Mama also made another roast this weekend, but didn't take photos. She used condensed mushroom soup and dry soup mix and she said it was really good.
Mama is still trying to figure out what she wants to fix for Christmas dinner in the Ninja. It will either be ribs, chicken or a roast.
We met a lady yesterday who said we were beefy looking. I don't think it was a compliment, but since I like beef, I was not offended. Mama told her that our vet said we look fine to him. Mama also said that you can't hide anything when you wear white and I am in white fur. BOL!
We still need to finish Part 3 of our year in review. We just decided the cookie tasting was more fun today.
The Greyhound Who Only Has One More BIG Sleep Before The Fun Police Is Back In Town
Friday, December 20, 2013
|Our site in Fort Lauderdale,|
|It was hot there. The evenings were nicer than the mornings. We enjoyed walking in the rain here.|
|Some of the vacant homes in the campground.|
|Mama declared this place to have great burgers and the best fried pickles. Unfortunately, there are only locations in Florida.|
|The beaches are beautiful, but very crowded.|
At the end of July, we headed to Memphis for two weeks. The first week, we stayed at the Graceland RV Resort. Mama and I really enjoyed staying there. Scout said it was too hot. Mama and I walked to the Graceland gates a few times and also to the Graceland shopping area. It was fun!
|Visiting the shopping area of Graceland.|
|Me in front of the Graceland gates.|
|Standing on Hound Dog Way|
We moved to West Memphis, AR for our second week of our stay in the Memphis area. We stayed at a campground that was right on the river. We watched the barge traffic.
|The sky was pretty here.|
|We came across this while hiking in the woods. BOL!|
The Greyhound Who Is Trying Decide What Location He Enjoyed The Most
Thursday, December 19, 2013
|Us in the dog area in our park.|
|Our old place.|
|Scout enjoyed laying on the beach at the lake in Denver.|
|The log cabin which we walked to almost every day.|
May found us heading to Dallas which was our next destination, but we stopped in Amarillo for a few days first. We had a lot of fun there even though it was really windy. We had a site where we had our own dog run. We also went to Cadillac Ranch and did some painting.
The folks visited the RV museum. This bus was in the movie RV.
They ate at the Big Texan Restaurant and really enjoyed it.
|Our site in Arlington.|
|Memorial Day 2013|
The folks visited the Sixth Floor Museum which is also known as the Book Depository. That is where Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shoots that killed President Kennedy. Mama said she learned a lot.
Since we are only to the end of May, we will continue this on another day so that no one falls asleep on us. BOL!
The Greyhound Who Is Really Lucky To Have The Entire Country As His Backyard