Friday, April 17, 2015

Voyager DooDah parade 2-27-15

This blog is really late, but being retired keeps me really busy.

 Our entry to the annual Voyager DooDah parade was a reenactment of the Kentucky Derby and  11 ladies were the Derby Divas. Our derby dresses were bought at our local Goodwill and our hats were also originals, some came from Goodwill and others came from our closets. We each decorated our hat either  from the Dollar Store, Goodwill or deep within our closets. Our lace gloves came from the Dollar Store, some matched our outfits and others were made to clash. ( I had light pink gloves and  an orange chiffon dress). Yes, I was a clasher but none the less, a Derby Diva for the day!!!   

Our Diva leader Renae!!

Derby Diva's
 Angela was our jockey and she raced her purple horse named Flossy. Her husband, Keith shoveled up the POOP from the horse. (One of the other Derby Diva's and her husband, went to a horse farm and got the real stuff.) It was such fun to participate.

One of our Diva's was a retired music teacher and she printed the song "Old Kentucky Home".  Ron printed the song on one side and on the other side was the Kentucky racing form. We Diva's sang Old Kentucky Home right before the bugler announced the race was to begin. I personally can't carry a song in a bucket, so I felt really sorry for all the parade watchers that were near me when we broke into song.

 Once the race started all of us we yelling "Go Flossy!! and jumping up and down and throwing our arms around. Just picture this; 11 gray haired ladies in their finest clothes and hats, jumping and yelling " go flossy"..It was so much fun. We paraded through the park and ended up at the Ballroom. 
There were many categories, we entered the one that we were sure to win. (we were the only one in the category)
Here is our winning trophy. 

Our plans for next year's parade are already in the making!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sight seeing in Tucson with daughter Stacie Oct 18-25, 2014

We have a 1bedroom park model, but we have a futon and a sleeper couch on our deck. Stacie likes to sleep in the cool, we opened up the sleeper couch on the deck and put the futon mattress on top. She said she was snug as a bug in a rug and slept really good. It was so fun to have her here, we walked most mornings and visited a mile a minute.

 Our first sighting seeing day we went to the Casa Granda Ruins. It was very interesting and had some great exhibits in the museum. Our next stop was Biosphere 2.

We took the tour and really learned so much. It was all done in the mid 80's but I was not really interested then, but it sure is fascinating now. Good subject to look up on the internet.

We didn't start early enough to do a good job of walking through the Senora Desert Museum. It was so hot by the time we got there and it was close to noon. Who in their  right mind would choose to walk in the desert at noon? We walked far enough to see the humming birds and a cave.

In the cave they had ears you could try on so you could understand how small animals with big ears had such good hearing. AMAZING!!

We got an early start and wow this was so interesting, again you should look it up on the internet. This whole facility had such powerful history.

I was chosen to be the "commander", with all the responsibility's and duty's. The president gave the order to launch and I turned on the key and pushed the button. The safeguards are amazing, we sure would not have wanted some one to push the button without the order and authority.

The picture below and to the right are the control panels I was looking at.

In the afternoon we went to Nogales, Mexico for me to go to the dentist and lunch. We went to "La Roca".  Our waiter brought the menu over and it was on the big rolling screen. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. We had a great time, and when lunch was over we were all ready to go home.

On Friday morning we went to the Pima Air and Space Museum. It was very interesting and the weather was really hot. We took a tram ride through  the planes, it would have been ok, but the sound system went out and the guide had to almost yell.

We had such fun with Stacie, never a dull moment. We are so blessed. We would like to encourage all of our friends and family to come and visit, as you can see, it's not camping but close.

Friday, September 12, 2014

California-17 mile drive 9.11.14

The 17 mile drive is one of the most famous scenic drives in the world. It goes through the 
Del Monte forest and a dramatic drive along the Pacific Coast that includes golf''s greatest landmark Pebble Beach.

In some areas Pebble Beach Golf course is right along the shore line with huge huge homes in the background.
This house is for sale, it is listed for 22 million. Any takers?

 The cost for each player for 18 holes is $495.00, does not include the cart, that is an additional $35.00 per person. To have a caddie carry your clubs it is $80.00 per bag and if you need to rent clubs it is $95.00  per bag.. Yikes!!! way out of our league.
 These flowers grow all over in big bushes. We had a great day. The drive was foggy at first but as the day went on the sun came out and the skies were clear.

San Francisco-China Town and Little Italy-September 9, 2014

Our time in China town was very fun, we wandered the streets looking  and acting like tourists.

These foods looked very interesting, but we were clueless as to what they were, and anyone that we asked just smiled.
The stores looked very clean from the sidewalk, but the flies were abundant and people would use their hands to move the food from side to side and then put the chosen pieces in a plastic bag (with their hands).
In many for the apartment buildings we saw laundry hanging from the windows.

We had a super delicious lunch at this restaurant. In my mind I believe those men belong to the mafia, but our waiter said they were just business men. 

We had a typical Italian appetizer, it looked better than it tasted. Very salty and spicy.

Ron had spaghetti and meatballs and I had tortellini. This food was mouth watering delicious.