http://www.blogger.com/html?blogID=4316350785635987648 Cave Dwellings: Tailgating, Cross Country..and Law West of the Pecos

Our Brand New Cougar....

Our Brand New Cougar....
Aug. 10th, 2003

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tailgating, Cross Country..and Law West of the Pecos

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I just had to post this picture.  My new header pic was taken at the Jersey Lilly in Langtry TX…Today at a garage sale I purchased a book called “Pictorial History of the Wild West”, by James D. Horan and Paul Sann.  I happened upon this photo of the Judge Roy Bean’s “courthouse”in that book. (Al of the Bayfield Bunch would love this book)…I remember going to Langtry, TX in 2007 to visit the place he was infamous!  I am going to post a couple more photos of that trip..I am a real history freak (a freak in many waysHot smile)…

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Who is that old cowpoke leaning on the bar, anyway???…..Oh yeah, he’s married to that cowgirl “wanna be” on the right..

Well, it’s finally officially football season.  Enough of those stupid pre-season games…LET’S GET ON WITH THE REAL DEAL!! As you might guess, this family supports the Chicago Bears, and never misses a chance to find a new way to tailgate…

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Just put a TV in the back of your PT Cruiser (making sure it’s tucked in the garage in case of rain), drag over a couple picnic tables and some coolers of beer and YOU TOO can tailgate in style!!

Our weather here has finally cooled off and Fall has arrived…Yesterday, Dennis and I attended a Cross Country track meet in Sandwich that our grandson, Peyton, was running in.  Both our daughters were in track in high school.  I never did enjoy running for any reason when I was younger…And now that I am much older, running would require some adult diapers and an EMS team right following Disappointed smile!!

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That’s Peyton leaning on his knee …They still use a blank gun to start the races here…..In the last pic, Pey is second runner, grimacing like he is going to drop…

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Here is Peyton (front) coming down the home stretch…RUN, PEY, RUN!!

 

There were almost 50 runners and Pey finished 29th…Not bad for a kid who never has been in track before..and for only his second  race!! I hope Peyton will continue to enjoy this sport.  His Mom and Dad are both runners, as are his Aunt Chris and Uncle John..There must be something in the gene pool here..Some of it must come from MacGyver, who was big in track and field as a pole vaulter…OK, you just know I have a picture somewhere on this computer that I can post of  MacGyver pole vaulting, right?? RIGHT!!!

 

 

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In closing, I just gotta show  you what our neighbor across the street has been building in his driveway…At first I thought it was a playhouse for kids, then it began to evolve into what I quickly recognized, having seen a few in various campgrounds as we travel…

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TRA DA!! A Teardrop Camper, all painted up and ready to lie down in…(you obviously cannot stand up)..If there is anyone out there who is of small (very) stature, isn’t claustrophobic, likes his TV on the ceiling, and only has a Volkswagen to tow with…here is your poison!…Just for the record, I love my hubby sooooooo much….just not THIS much!Confused smile

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    1. Yep...Texas is just full of history...If you like it, read the book Texas my James Michener...fabulous read!!!

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  2. I just love those old buildings. Ouray County, CO has lots of ghost towns and abandoned mines. Hoping to explore more next summer. That tailgating looks like a fun time....Go Broncos :-)

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    1. We had friends who lived in Buena Vista for a spell...That valley was wonderful even in the Winter! Actually, our daughter lives in Indianapolis...so we STILL love Peyton Manning, no matter where he goes..amazing quarterback!! I emailed you pics of the satellite set up...

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  3. Love the way you put together a party... what fun!

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    1. This is a family that was brought up on partying and family...

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  4. Yep, that's just the kinda book I would like alright. I especially like the old South West history with all it's tales & legends. Pretty neat standing on the very spots where so much old west history went down. Thanks for the mention:))

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    1. I totally thought of you when I opened that book...If you ever run across it in a book store sale..pick it up.

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  5. I so need to party at your place :).....looks like you've practised a few times...congrats to Peyton...great race and finish

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    1. You two are welcome ANYTIME for one of our Cave-A-Paloozas!

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  6. Good for Peyton to take part in that race and get good exercise, kids need to do that a lot more these days what with all the electronic gizmos to distract them.

    You and Dennis look pretty comfy there in the wild west of Texas.

    Da Bears - another season of misery - or maybe some joy to Bearville??

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    1. Got a new coach this year, Rick...Sooo much better than "Lovie"...GO BEARS!!!

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  7. That TV in the back of the cruiser was awesome.
    Not sure how long I'd last in one of those teardrop trailers. They sure are cute, but I'd probably wake up in the night in a complete panic. And then what?

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    1. Me too...Putting Dennis and I in that one space would not be conducive to a good relationship.;-)

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