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Borrego Springs, CA

Friday, December 23, 2011

Life’s little adventures

I don’t know about the rest of you bloggers, but for me my time outside with Emma in the late afternoon is a good time for me to review the happenings of the day in my mind.  It’s also the time when I decide if the day is worth blogging about.  Sometimes, my biggest challenge is coming up with a title for the post.  Today was one of those days.  Quite a bit happened, and yet, none of it was earth shattering. 

I also want to say that it has been very enlightening to have fellow bloggers staying here for more than an hour or two.  I have really enjoyed reading about Roxanne’s and Annie’s  perception of our shared experiences.  It just reinforces how each of us in this world perceive happenings through our own personal window on life. 

Anyway, on to today’s little adventures…

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This morning, the Good Luck Ducks joined me for part two of the wildlife refuge tour.  We visited both the VIS and the new Visitor’s Center after dropping off the five bags of sorted rice grains to the biologist. 

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We also took the trail through the bald cypress swamp down to Lake Anahuac.  It was a peaceful little hike, and the woods were very quiet.

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While at the Visitor’s Center, I visited the ladies room, and just need to tell you about the latest thing in hand drying.  This is a state of the art building powered by solar panels.  After washing up, you just insert your hands into this thing, and it automatically blasts your hands dry with warm air.  No more having to rub your hands together while trying to punch the start button, and no more trees destroyed for paper wipe towels.  Pretty cool, huh?  ( I know, simple pleasures for simple minds.Smile)

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On the way back to the rigs, Annie suggested we stop for lunch at a little place I had told them about.  Dolly’s Quick Food is a little shack on one of the back farm roads.  The only other people I’ve persuaded to stop here are my sister and her husband about five years ago.  Big improvements have been made since then.  When I first stopped here with them, you just knocked on a window to place your order.  There wasn’t any door with an enclosed porch then.  This is definitely not an eat in restaurant.  You go in, place your order, and then wait while Dolly goes back to make your lunch or dinner.  That’s Dolly, on the right, working away at the grill behind the window preparing our eats.

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I don’t know how long Dolly has been in business, but she sure puts out some good grub.  Roxanne and Annie ordered chopped beef bar-b-queued sandwiches, and I ordered the pork rib sandwich.  The adventure part for me here was to figure out how to eat a pork rib sandwich with the bones still in the ribs!  Do Texans eat the bones and all??  You know, there were onions and pickles on the sandwich as well as the bread.  It was definitely an experience.

Last, but not least, is the adventure I observed as I sat outside with Emma just before sunset.  I will leave you with this slightly different ending picture, and in all due respect, fellow volunteer Bob does not know that I took this pic.  He was working on making some gutter drains for the community building.  I’m thinking maybe he has some roasted oysters there as he straddles that spout…

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                                                                                    THE END!!

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

28 comments:

  1. Did you notice that he hand drying machine made the skin on your hands flap in the wind? AND they looked nice and smooth from the front...hehehe

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  2. "Roasted oysters." she said with hand over mouth. That looks like a possibility. ;o

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  3. I see you are having the same kind of sunless days we are having here near San Antonio. Nice sunny day yesterday and then back to blah. Looks like you had an interesting day anyway.

    http://travelinglongdogs.blogspot.com/

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  4. I really LOVE your header photo!

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  5. That Dyson hand dryer was invented by the same guy who invented the fantastic Dyson Vacuum cleaner. I love the way it dries my hands quickly and also make my 60+ year old skin flap around like crazy.

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  6. You all do know that the hand dryers weren't put there to save trees don't you? They were put there so someone didn't need to be paid to come fill paper towel dispensers every day.

    JC

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  7. I, for one, like to keep up on the latest bathroom inventions, so I'll be on the lookout for the new, modern (warm air, I hope!) hand dryer. ;)

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  8. I love the new dryers! I like that I can keep my hands in there until they are fully dry without cooking them. I hate having to grab my cane with still damp hands!

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  9. I'm another one who loves those dryers, mostly for the fun on watching my skin flap! It's amazing! Plus, you can actually leave with your hands dry.

    Roasted oysters! Too funny! (Shame on you.)

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  10. After reading the comments, we are definitely easily entertained with the skin flapping in th dryer. Great "the end" picture. Roasted oysters - definitely.

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  11. Hi Judy,
    Life sounds fun and interesting there with all the bloggers in the same place. I like the idea of reading each of your blogs to see what makes your day in the same place. Happy holidays to you! A pat for Emma. Take care and stay safe.

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  12. I see "Great Balls of Fire"...just sayin'.

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  13. just think of what everyone would look like in one of the dryers ...... naked! Someone would be knocked out with all the flapping skin!

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  14. I've got my legs crossed just thinking about roasted oysters...

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  15. Can you hear us laughing over here? Roasted oysters HAHAHAHA!

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  16. (Sorry, that was me, Roxanne, disguised as Annie. She laughed, too.)

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  17. I love those hand dryers..they have them at our local costco in the ladies room of course!..they are the best invention!!!

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  18. I'd suggest he cool his...um...pants (ha, you thought I was gonna say oysters huh?) on the dyson hand dryer! I gotta try one of those...for my hands that is...I've never seen one. In Houston, yet, there you are in Anahuac with one. Go figure huh?

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  19. Hey Judy, in regards to your musician question, I can play all the bass instruments, including the tuba, guitar etc,but haven't in years. The referral to piano mover for Donna is a private joke, when we first got married I would tell people she worked at a truck company and when they said in the office, I would say oh no she is in the piano div. Her and a girlfriend deliver pianos.She has always been skinny as a rail. Later I would tell them the truth that she was an accountant in the office. She has driven a truck when the drivers would take them out on the parking lot for the walk in my shoes program, and let the office girls drive tractor trailers around the huge parking lot. Hope you and Emma Have a great Christmas, be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

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  20. PS The End looks like he's in the Christmas spirit, remember "Chestnuts roasted over an open fire"..

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  21. Sounds like a great day! Would have loved to have been along on the professionally guided tour and to meet Dolly!

    John, if you are reading these comments. I think you are taking a lot of grief here! Blame Judy she started it! :-)

    Sherry
    www.directionofourdreams.blogspot.com

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  22. Have a Merry Christmas Judy and Miss Emma

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  23. Sounds like you had a great visit with the Good Luck Ducks. That little snack shack looks pretty interesting.

    Merry Christmas!

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  24. Sure that they're not toasted chestnuts?

    Merry Christmas, Judy. Thank you for sharing your travels.

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  25. We have those hand dryers in our Costco as well. I think they should make a hair dryer like that...just think of all the flapping jowls!!! Great picture at the end! Merry Christmas to you and Emma and the Good Luck Ducks.

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