A Sink Full of Tasty Tidbits

 

After a two-week break from fishing, to recover from the 4 days in a row fishing and feeling out of sorts from an infected tooth that he had pulled, David headed off to the ponds to do some fishing yesterday. Yes, I gave him his kiss for luck and it is continuing to work.

He brought home another nice bucket of fish. He dumped it into the sink before I had a chance to take a picture of the bucket o’ fish, so it became a sink full of fish.

 

 

I then separated them by species and took photos of them. He caught this lone crappie. This is the first crappie he has caught in all the years fishing at these ponds. He usually gets over excited and misses them. Their mouth is thin-skinned, so I think he pulls the hook right through the mouth when he tries to set the hook. This time he was patient and did not jerk the pole to hard to set the hook.  It was a nice 11 inches long.

 

He caught a nice mess of perch, nine in total.

 

He caught the limit of 5 catfish a day.

 

He filleted all the fish out. Even the catfish this time, he usually leaves ones this size whole, removing head, tail, and fins then skins them. That is why this was a sink full of tasty tidbits. 😀

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Sixty Six Cars Shown at 2018 Classics in the Park

Well it was time for the annual Classics in the Park Car Show. I will go through the more interesting entries in this post. I will then add the whole shooting match to the CARS tab in the Menu at the top of my blog.

Let’s get things started with a couple of works in progress.

This is a cute little delivery van. It has not even been started yet. I think it has potential though.

This is a 1962 International Harvester Metro Mite Delivery Van

 

Next we have this yellow and white car. I thought it looked great. Then as I was about to walk away I noticed something about the interior. It was not redone yet, just a couple of plastic chairs bolted to the floor. It made me chuckle.

1956 Mercury Montclair

 

 

Now let us move on to my favorite pickup truck of the show. It was restored to Awesome. I loved all the wooden parts. Especially the wooden spoked wheel rims.

1926 Dodge Truck

 

I moved on around the circle of cars writing down the years and makes in my journal first, then I would go back and take the photos. I practically squealed with delight when I got to the next two cars. I mean who doesn’t love this car and it was pink my second favorite color!!

1964 VW Bug

 

I have loved this car since I recieved a purple toy one for my second birthday. I also had a orange pedal car when I was four years old. That was the only draw back this real one was not purple.

2013 VW Dune Buggy

 

Then we have a Mystery Car. It had no show entry paper in the window. I then looked for any type of car logo. There were not even any clues in the interior. The only thing I found was Ford on the air filter cover of the engine. Ok, that was a start. From attending other year’s shows it looked to me like it may be a 1940s era and a coupe. I asked the people sitting at the truck next to it if they knew for sure what it was. They were not sure either. The one gentleman said that the owner had been there a while ago, but he didn’t see him now.

The Mystery Car

1940s Ford Coupe?

 

This one did not have a show entry either. I was pretty sure what it was though. Just could not tell you an exact year.

70s Blue Chevy Corvette

Next we have this very bright orange fellow with a nice bit of artwork on it.

 

1948 Chevy Delivery Truck

 

This next one is really neat. It was painted up like the Red Baron’s Plane. The owner talked with me about it. He said that a famous car artist asked to do a drawing of his car. He was passing out baseball cards of the artwork that the artist did. The owner was really honored by this. He said the only draw back was now he couldn’t make changes to the car or else the artwork would just be “just another drawing”. I was about to walk away when I noticed the very cool radiator cap.

1926 Chevy Chopped Model T Coupe

 

This entry had a matching pop-up camping trailer.

1936 Chevy Truck

and

1935 Kozy Camper

 

Another non entry. This was an unknown year black Ford Pickup Truck.

Black Ford Pickup Truck

 

As my title says there were 66 cars in the park. There were four that were non entry cars. I forgot to take a picture of one of them it was a black and white Chevy. It was similar to a Belair but I was not sure. So that leaves us with 62 actual entries. Only 9 of the entries were return entries from the previous years of 2015 and 2016. I know for sure that this entry was present three of the last 4 years. I did not attend in 2017.

 1965 Chevy 10 Truck

 

All in all I enjoyed my day at the show. I think the number of entries gets more each year. I am glad there were many new cars as well as the return entries.

 

This last car was not an entry. It was driven and owned by an old coworker from my days at the care home. She is a cancer survivor and this is her custom paint job.

 

One last thing a couple  of the photos are a bit blurry( the interior of the camper was one). I added that to the name of the photo if they were. I had to keep moving around, because my camera gets these rainbow line flares from the sun shining off all that chrome and shiny paint jobs. 😀

 

 

 

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The Northern High Plains Bigfoot?

 

As my son and I were driving south on our way home from town the evening of June 28, I looked to my right( I was the passenger) and saw these shadowy figures. I hurriedly took out my camera and snapped this photo.

 

It was the best I could get as we were moving and they were moving.

 

I had heard stories and rumors of them ever since we moved to this part of Nebraska in the late 90’s. They usually kept to the forest in the area. In 2006 and 2012 the forests in the area suffered from two huge fires. So they have had less forested territory. That being the case there have been more sightings of them. I think this group is heading to the Black Hills. They may have not been relocating to the Black Hills, maybe it was just a family vacation to see Mount Rushmore.
They misjudged their timing for moving across this field when it was just still light enough to see them. They also may have not realized how populated this area was as the made their trek north.
I can her the wife telling the husband,” GRRr roar gggrrr grunt ugh ugh grunt GRRR.”
Which translates to “I told you to stop and ask for directions!”

Seriously though, a home owner with a large field just outside of town has a great sense of humor. He put out this family of bigfoot cut outs.

I Am Still At It, Even After My Computer Was Almost Attacked

 

I continue to make and add more feature photos. I have 11 that are used for my header picture which are randomized. I have made them for all my “albums” in my Photos Tab and all the videos in the Videos Tab as well as all items in the CARS Tab.

I am now working on the Reviews Tab. I made ones for the 3 reviews I already had pages for. I have added two more reviews. One is for the RV park in Meadview, Arizona and the other is for the park in Kingman, Arizona.

I know it has been four years since we have stayed at any of these parks. I have pictures, I kept a journal of our trip, which I used to post to Facebook as we found wi-fi spots, I used those posts from Facebook to then make posts here.  So I was able to go back and read them to refresh my memories. I also kept any park directories and sales receipts.

I also went back and checked any websites to make sure they were still viable. The RV World site is still good, but they have done a name change and will soon be updating the site, both names take you to the same site for now.

One of the other sites caused a ruckus yesterday when I checked it. My computer starts talking to me saying that Windows Defender has detected the Zeus virus and a little window pops up wanting a password and other stuff and I need to call this 800 number in the next 5 minutes so all my info is not stolen off my computer. I tried closing it and it just kept popping up. I could not even close my browser. I did not type in any info and I did not call the number as I am hard of hearing and we have poor cell reception . I started my virus scanner and then I woke up my son, Nick to come help me.

He opens up the task manager and clicks for my browser to end task. He is able to close my card maker program and eject my giga stick and external flash drive. By this time the virus scanner has finished and has detected no viruses. He and my husband say that this was like a phishing scam on the telephone where they try to get you to give out vital info. David says it may have also been one of those ransom your computer things if I had enter stuff and called the number. Nick then starts the browser again it opens up with all the old session tabs still up. So he goes into the settings to make sure that it is set not to do that if the browser closes unusually and opens a new session. Well he got it all straightened out for me. I calmed down and thanked him for his help.

I HATE when these things happen to my computer. I get all freaked out. After all this rig-a-ma-roll I stayed offline most of the day and just continued making feature photos and writing more RV park reviews.

New Feature Photos

 

I have been making new feature photos. The old ones were soooo 2015. I also updated the About photos for each of us. I thought about going back and replacing  a lot of the old ones, but that would have taken a while and some of the new feature photos are dated so that would not look right to have a 2018 date on a 2015 post.

I will show you my new feature photos in the following gallery so you don’t have to go wandering all over the blogging place to find them. If you prefer to wander or want to liken it to an Easter egg hunt for the new feature photos do not scroll any further. 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the new About photos for each of us.

 

Two Days of Yardening in Row May 30

As you know I got a bit side tracked in my plans yesterday. I was able to get those plans finished today.
I started the morning by planting gladiolus bulbs in the corner of the deck bed. The box of wildflower mix I sprinkled on the south side of the deck is doing well and sprouting like crazy. The moonflower behind Ricky Racoon is still alive. I did not plant anything on the west side of the deck as last year’s flowers self seeded and are starting to sprout. I cut Cleo back and she is doing well now too.

I then moved over to the south bed by the back steps. I planted a row of gladiolus behind the decorative stick between the two deer skulls. I had an assistant today. The neighbor’s little black kitty came to help or maybe she just wanted some petting. I was happy to oblige. I sprinkled a box of marigolds on top when the gladiolus were all planted.

With her assistance this bed was planted in no time at all.

I moved around the corner to the west end of the house bed. The kitty helped a wee bit with this bed then she ran off to do regular kitty stuff. I planted a row of gladiolus about four inches from the house the full length of the bed. I then sprinkled the top with the two boxes of impatiens. That completes the planting of the flowers. Now it is just wait and see what comes up.

I still have the pepper seedlings to transplant outside, but they need to get one or two more leaves before I do that.

The mini rose-bush is doing excellent, so much so that he had to be repotted into a bigger pot this morning. I also added a shish kabob stick to help hold up that big beautiful flower. He now has 3 more buds waiting to blossom.

Friday The 13th Blizzard

Not as Scary as Predicted

You may remember last week I was telling about another snowstorm coming. It came but not quite as ferocious as predicted for our area. It seems the low pressure took a wobble a bit more south. So we did not get those 15 inches. We got between 6 and 8 inches here. We still had to do some scooping on Saturday and by Sunday it was well on its way to melting. Monday brought a very windy day which continued well into today. This helped melt the snow even more, so by this morning most of the snow was gone except in very shady places. The wind finally calmed down around noon. We are expected to get another round of snow for this coming weekend too. GRRRR! I am never going to get a garden in. If it is not snowing, it is too windy.

Anyways here is some lovely photos of Friday The 13th’s Blizzard.

During

The Next Morning

The Scooping of the Snow

The Deck almost done. David took a break. It was heavy wet snow. He calls that kind of snow, HEART ATTACK SNOW!