We are home. Did you miss me? I want to thank each and every one of you who were generous enough to stop by my blog and leave comments even though I was unable to respond and/or reciprocate since I didn’t have reliable internet connection – or any – for more than half of the time we were gone. Thank You.
Now it’s back to reality – and back to the scorching heat that Pennsylvania likes to have this time of year. We didn’t want to leave Washington State, especially seeing how horrid the weather has been here while we were there. At least we didn’t have to worry about the yard needing to be mowed, since it didn’t get enough rain to have it grow out of control – the weeds are a different story, however. Why is it that weeds grow crazy in spite of not getting watered?
When we pulled into the driveway the yard has been overtaken by weeds. It looks like no one has lived here for years, not just a couple of weeks. Hopefully the rain that descended upon our heads as we unloaded our vehicles in the dark last night won’t stick around so we can fire up the tractor and mower and tackle the unkempt look into submission. Wish us luck.
We had an awesome time visiting family in Washington – and thank you to all who sent my dad warm thoughts and prayers, his brain surgery went very well, and the stubborn old coot was walking around and trying to do too much after he got home from the hospital. Like my hubby said, if he didn’t know better, you’d never know my dad had brain surgery from the way he was behaving. He did overdo it and have to get some extra rest while we were there, but was back at it the next day. He’s where I get my huge stubborn streak from. Love you, Dad.
One thing I discovered is that the Navigation System I have in my Hyundai is worthless (more on that tomorrow). The hubby had to buy a new GPS while we were in Washington, since his GPS that was over a year old kept lying to him and telling him he was on a named street that wasn’t the name of the street. And telling him to take a right when he needed to take a left – but correcting itself and recalculating the correct route.
The new GPS worked wonders, in fact we shaved off some time during our road trip home by taking funky roads that my Navigation System didn’t like – it kept wanting me to turn around and go back, or showed me on no road at all:
The only thing I didn’t like about following the hubby was that he is referred to as the Absent Minded Professor for a reason – which meant that sometimes he wouldn’t be paying attention and almost miss a turn, making me drive like a crazy woman to keep up, or he’d be distracted by Little Dude in the back seat and slow to below the speed limit, making me either hit my brakes or tailgate him endlessly. I might need to get my own GPS for any future road trips. Too bad the navigation system sucks since it is so convenient to have built right into the radio.
One of the shortcut routes took us through a little town in the Cheyenne Reservation in Montana called 220;Lame Deer”. Since I love all things deer, both Princess Nagger and I were cracking up when we saw the name of the town coming up – so naturally I had to try to get a picture of the little town sign:
That was as good as it got, so I blew it up for you (the picture, not the town, silly):
A little blurry, but you get the picture. Literally. In this small one-blink town they have a college. But not just any college, they have Chief Dull Knife College:
I know what you’re thinking – you can’t see that one, either. Here you go:
Kinda makes you wonder what you learn at that college. I tried to get a shot of the chief head sign at the entrance of the tiny college, but we the hubby was speeding off in the distance and I didn’t want to lose him. You know, with his shortcut-taking GPS and all.
Since it’s almost midnight Monday night and I want to make sure this goes live at the normal time, I’m calling it a wrap for this week – I still have a bazillion pictures to download and sort through (6000+ miles on the road gave me the opportunity to become quite adept at capturing some great photos through the windshield. I’ll be sharing those later.)
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