Saturday, April 26, 2008

Cell Phone Pictures of Recent Times

Smoking display in the non-smoking section of a Cracker Barrel.

A recent hail storm in Ft. Smith, Arkansas caused a considerable amount of damage. This a car at K-Mart that had a little more damage than most. Note the broken windshield.

A Target parking lot on a windy day in Oklahoma City -

And finally, this "boat" was the summer home of these Canadians from Alberta. They had spent the summer in Galveston. It looked home-made, and I'm sure it had more room than our small RV. Interesting.

We arrived home about 2 hours ago. It's nice to not be driving right now. This trip included 7 days in the car! Out of a 14 day visit. We might look into airfare for the next one back to family.

BTW, we got our best gas mileage yet - Holbrook to Apache Junction - 48.7 mpg!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Oh, and there's more

The hotel has HD tv, the first we've seen in a hotel. We've stayed at one that had the HD tv set, but the service was SD. This is HD service! No wonder we're paying top dollar for this room.

Albuquerque and the Elephant Bar

After a long drive from Ok City, we've arrived at the Marriott in Albuquerque. We're staying at the one on Louisiana and I-40. A very nice room. They've put us on the concierge floor with a free breakfast. The only drawback is having to pay extra for internet service.

We ate in a new shopping area across Louisiana. We had a salad and fried fish at the Elephant Bar. It was very good. And, it appears to be a popular place. We have one only about 25 miles from us in Chandler; we'll have to try it sometime.

Back to Gold Canyon tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


We're now visiting Donna's parents. Yesterday we ate at Steak n Shake - we do this twice a year. Great onions! George's hamburgers are better.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hamburgers in Ft. Smith

Just had lunch at "George's Restaurant" in Ft. Smith Arkansas (2120 Grand Ave). Very popular, very good, and inexpensive. Excellent hamburgers and lot's of fries. Give it a try!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Computer Stuff

I use Stumble! to take me to random sites containing my favorite topics. Just found a site that has several useful software tools that might be handy -

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cellphone Photos

Took a picture today with the cell phone, but now can't download to pc to put on site!!! I have bluetooth connection with pc, but can't see files on phone. I didn't bring the usb cable because I thought I wouldn't need it.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Evidence Found on Advanced Nebraska Technology

After having dug to a depth of 10 yards last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their New York ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by New Yorkers--in the weeks that followed, California scientists dug to a depth of 20 yards, and shortly after headlines in the LA Times newspaper read: "California archaeologists have found traces of 200 year-old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers."

One week later, the Minden Courier (a local newspaper in Minden, Nebraska) trumpeted the following discovery: 'After digging as deep as 30 yards in cornfields near Heartwell, Nebraska, Larry the Cable Guy, a self-taught archaeologist and dyed-in-the-wool Husker fan, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Larry has therefore concluded that 300 years ago Nebraska had already gone wireless.'

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Another happy hour tonight; we've just about cleaned out the cupboard. Doctor appointment tomorrow 7am! Whew! And, even then they won't be ready to take me - seems you must wait a while, no matter what your appointment time.

Another little party on Saturday and then it's an early departure on Sunday. Hope the midwestern storms are gone by then.

A Test

I'm trying ScribeFire to add a blog directly from Firefox. So, this is only a test, had this been an actual emergency, you would have been told ..

The Latest New Blog Site

I was trying to do some things with the previous site (it used Tumblr) and found that the program wasn't getting much support anymore. Also, I couldn't find much out about the technical aspect of the service. So...... I've switched to Google's Product - Blogger. We'll see how this goes.

Take a look at some the more recent blogs at the old site (link is on the left side of this page). I'm starting to look for Grand Canyon photos, and the one at Toroweap is pretty tense.