Around noon today some clouds started rolling in, part of the front of Hurricane Newton that is working up from Cabo San Lucas into southeastern Arizona and western New Mexico. As a result, we were treated to a beautiful sunset tonight, with the clouds becoming colored from the setting sun. We may have a similar sunrise tomorrow morning and perhaps a sunset tomorrow night. But there is a forecast of rain, so there may too much cloud cover for a colorful sunset. We have rain forecast for the next couple of days. We need it. Continue reading New door latch. Sunset.
For the past few weeks Elaine has been busy in her craft corner here at the house, making Christmas card kits. She is going to offer these kits to people at the Royal Palm craft sessions in October, so they can make the cards for themselves. I think she has about 10-12 different designs so far, and she is busy making the parts for these for a session in mid-October. These are all her own designs, using components available thru her Cricut system and other sources. And I have to say, these are truly outstanding cards and truly unique. I think these will go over well. Continue reading Christmas cards. Newsletter. Web site.
For a long time I have been frustrated as paper coming out of my printer encounters papers or other stuff on my desktop and does not come out cleanly. Finally I did something about it. I had found a solution at the Staples web site and went to the closest store and bought one today. Actually, the device is sold as a monitor stand, but it works just as well for printers. The design comes in two sizes – the large stand (22″ wide) and the standard stand (14″ wide). I got the large size and it fits my printer very well. We also tried to put Elaine’s Cricut machine on the stand but the space between its feet is too short to fit on the stand top. We’ll get another for her. Continue reading Printer stand. Quiet day.
Today was party day. Labor Day Weekend party day. So we went to two! This afternoon Leslie had organized a pool party for those of us who frequent the pool regularly. We each brought something to snack on and our own drinks. We spent our usual 30-45 minutes in the pool, doing our usual pool things, and then gathered in the shade of the pool umbrellas and shared the food that had been brought. There was a variety of snack items from which to choose, so no one would go hungry. I prepared some shrimp by marinating in teriyaki sauce for a couple of hours and then grilled them on the grill. They came out good. Continue reading Parties
It has been a while since we ate at a US Egg restaurant, so I thought it was time to go this morning. While there are several around us, I chose the one on Greenway Parkway and 7th Street – we’ve been to this one before. I had my favorite there – the Protein Waffle, with sausage. This is filled with Wild Maine Blueberries, granola, cinnamon, and slivered almonds. Elaine had the Italy Omelet; Italian sausage and freshly sliced mushrooms, topped off with marinara sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. He omelet was huge, and stuffed with great flavor. I brought half of my waffle home, and Elaine brought about two-thirds of her omelet home. Good yummies for another time! Continue reading US Egg. FCOC dues. Royal Palm newsletter.
I know it is not an earth shattering thing, but some time ago Ziploc quit making 4-cup (32-oz) storage containers. Instead, they started making 5-cup (40-oz) containers. But those larger ones are just too large for our needs and waste space in the refrigerator and in the cabinet. Our leftovers usually fit quite nicely in the 4-cup size. What’s more, we could not find the 4-cup size by any other manufacturer. But then we started buying lunch meats at Fry’s (Kroger, nationally) and those come in very nice 4-cup reusable containers so we are back in business again. Between the two of us we go through about two of those sliced meat packages a week, so the containers have started building up. Continue reading Storage containers. Wiped out. Channel 12.
For a wondrous tour through the heart of a city San Antonio’s Riverwalk is one of the best. You walk along the banks or float on the river 20-30 below street level and in a magical kingdom just barely aware of the world above. This watery kingdom has restaurants and shops, and connections to hotels that line the streets above. Bridges arch over the water to allow you to easily go from one side to the other, and bridges carry the streets over the water as well. Continue reading San Antonio Riverwalk
Rosson House is a historic place in Phoenix set in what is now Heritage and Science Park, a Phoenix city park. It was built in 1895 for Dr. and Mrs. Roland Lee Rosson. The 2,800 square foot Victorian home features ten rooms and five fireplaces on two floors. At the time it was built it was on the outskirts of Phoenix. Mrs. Rosson purchased the property because she liked the setting. Dr Rosson served in the military and had a local medical practice for a few years. He also became active in local Phoenix politics and served as an early mayor of the young city. Continue reading Rosson House – an elegant old mansion
We spent almost five hours in Virginia City, but wished we had a few days! There is so much to see and do – we only scratched the surface. We took a trolley ride, a train ride, visited some museums, had lunch, and poked around in several shops. We had no idea how much there is to see and do, nor did we have any idea how important Virginia City was not only to Nevada but to the whole country. Continue reading Bonanza Boomtown – Virginia City