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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Truck (well...new to us)

OH MY, OH MY!  I accidently bought a truck.
On Monday last (Oct. 26) I took our 2003 GMC 2500HD Diesel into the local Chevrolet dealer here in Pahrump for an oil change. On Sunday we are going to pull up stakes here in Nevada and head on down to Arizona for the balance of the winter and I thought that I should get an oil change before we left. I left the truck in the service department and went to the customer lounge for the wait. Buutttt...instead of settling in with my book that I had brought along to read, I decided to walk the lot first.  And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a big ole white truck with six forward gears.
 A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Dualy Crew Cab Long box.
...And, well you know the rest, it is now our truck. Oh well, I was going to have to get a set of new tires anyway and this was one way to do that, I just didn't expect that the new tires would have a truck attached to them.
Truthfully though this truck should do a much better job of pulling our  Cardinal as we were pushing the weight limits with the old set-up. We also negotiated for a new hitch as with this long bed truck we don't need the extremely heavy "Pull-Rite" sliding hitch.
We are excited & happy and looking forward to our first trip with it when we head for Arizona tomorrow.

P.S. Happy Halloween everybody!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Last Friday, Oct. 23 our friends Jim & Carol Babcock from Oregon and Ed & Gail Bristow from Alberta stopped here in Pahrump on their way to Lake Havasu. They stayed the weekend. We went out to a casino buffet Friday evening and ...

...had a cookout at Bristow's trailer on Saturday evening.
Good times were had by all.
We will join them again next week when we migrate on down to Havasu.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Still Here

We are still here in Pahrump, NV at the Nevada Treasure RV Resort.

We really like this park and plan on staying here again next spring. It has great amenities and is beautifully landscaped.

Will be here until November first when we will go on down to Lake Havasu City for a couple of months.

We're looking forward to seeing all of our good friends that come to LH for the winter.

A few days ago I stopped to talk to a guy that was taking pictures here in the park. Turned out that he was the webmaster for the park and had designed the web site. His name is Brian Shoemake and he snapped this photo of Teddy & me.

Last Saturday our friends Don & Carol Dingman from Wheatland, WY arrived in Pahrump. They stay in a park at the Pahrump Valley Winery as they have a membership there.

Here we are having lunch with them at Terribles Casino.

Yesterday they visited us for Pegs & Jokers and afterward we enjoyed some ice-ceam. This morning they continued on down to Havasu; we'll see them again when we get there.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

A visit from Abby aka "Ridin' the Dawg"

Last week we were pleasently surprised to get an email from Abby Welhouse, daughter of our good friends Tony and Kathy Welhouse of Appleton, Wisconsin.
Abby, a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY decided to take some time off and explore the USA via a Greyhound bus pass. ("Ridin' the Dawg")
She has been to the south and central US and has now decided to explore the west. So Thursday night Teddy and I drove to Las Vegas and picked her up at the bus station there.
On Friday we showed her around the Resort and then took her to lunch at Sheri's Ranch brothel, a unique experience for anyone that hasn't been to Nevada before. We had lunch in the restaurant/bar and then Abby & Teddy went on a tour of the brothel guided by one of the fille de joie ladies. I declined as I had been on the tour twice before.
Following that we visited the Pahrump Valley Winery where we engaged in wine tasting of their many wine varieties.

After that we returned home and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the pools and spas here at the resort.

Then, Friday evening we treated Abby to a dinner buffet at the Nugget Casino here in Pahrump and after dinner Abby was able to try her luck on the "Penny Machine" slots. She did well as a first time gambler and walked away with a $2.16 profit.
My advice to her was to never gamble again and that way she would always be ahead, something that few Nevada visitors can claim.

This morning, Saturday we dropped her off again at the Las Vegas bus terminal so that she could resume her "walkabout".

Abby is a delightful, articulate young lady and it was a pleasure getting reacquainted with her.