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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sorry About The Mix-up


I have no idea what I did wrong, but apparently something.  I tried to add a cartoon to the blog a couple of days ago, and when it didn’t post right, I tried to delete it, but I guess it went out in blog-land before I could remove it.  I don’t know why it wouldn’t publish right, and I don’t know why it didn’t delete the Title, but that is what happened.  So, I am sorry for the mix-up.


We spent Christmas Eve doing a little last minute shopping, for Rusty, of course, and then we thought we would take him for a ride.  He loves riding in the truck, and we want to keep him used to it, because in the spring and summer we will travel a lot.  Two years ago when we were here, we were told about this rancher that keeps Exotic animals, so thought we would take a run out there.  One of the roads we travel is 337; it takes you over a small mountain.  The road is narrow and there is no place to pull over and get any pictures, but if you are ever in this area, take this drive.  It is beautiful, but be warned, there are a lot of curves and sheer drop-offs.  I just wish I could get some pictures to share with you.

 The ranch I am talking about is a bit unusual.  It has a very long concrete fence all around it, and it is about 2 foot wide, with broken bottles on it’s top.  I tried to get some pictures so you could see what I am talking about.  Here are some of the pictures I took.



We didn’t see a whole lot of animals on this trip.  I know they have a lot of different ones, but they were either in their enclosures or in fields off the road, where you couldn’t see them.  I have heard you can actually drive through it, but it has been closed both times we were there.  We may go back though.  What we did see were a Giraffe, way in the background, some kind of exotic deer, and some kangaroos/wallabies.  There were also some Peacocks, but they were also far away.  Here are a couple of pictures I got.


Earlier in the morning we went in to Uvalde and had breakfast at a very nice little restaurant called The Kettle.  We ate here a few times the last time we stayed down here.  Our food was ok, but it would have been better if it were warm.  I never have been able to enjoy cold eggs for breakfast, but we made it through, and probably won’t go back.  It is a very clean little place though.



Want to welcome my newest followers, Bob and Vicky.  They are not full timers, but from what I have read of their blog, they do a lot of traveling, and also spend the winter in Texas.  If you get a chance check out their site.

We are spending today watching football and trying to recover from everything we ate yesterday.  We did manage to watch a few movies, in between walks with Rusty.  We are also finally getting around to cleaning the truck up.  The inside, my job, is as dirty as the outside. It needs it so bad.

I think we will go to the New Years Eve party.  We haven’t really participated in any of the parties here at the park.  I just didn’t feel quite ready for it, but they called us from the Club House last night and wanted us to come play cards, so I promised we would be there on Friday night for the party.  They are a great bunch of people down here, and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings for my own selfish reasons.

Going to get out there and do my part on the truck.  You all take care and I will catch you later…    :)


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

What did Rusty think of all the new animals at that farm? Hope you guys are doing fine, all is takes with the tricks is patience and a lot of treats, No dog has more energy than Rigg's he is constant motion, but after a few months he has his tricks down, Donn just started another one, where he crawls his belly like a soldier, and the little one Sadie just follows the leader although it takes her a few minutes to sit until she realizes what's in it for her.I'm sure you will have Rusty being a real performer in no time. I had to train my Shepherds when I was on The Police Dept and they had a regular school in St Louis for the dog's and handler's.But in all honestly Donna does most of the trick work and I just work on the obedience.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

Gail Durham said...

Looks like Rusty had a lot of company. Merry Christmas and have a great New Year!

Eldy and Jeannie said...

don't worry about occasional goofs on the blog! All of us who blog have had goofy things happen! I swear Blogger has its own mind sometimes when you go to make changes or add something! It changes font color and justification on me when I'm working on photos! There must be a little blogger gremlin having a heyday in there! Makes me feel a little better that I'm not the only one having problems with blogger!

CeiPui said...

Thanks for the pictures! They make me want to be there rather than here, where it's having a snow blizzard for the first time. :(

Don't think about the Friday night party too much, maybe once you are there your mood will change and you will enjoy yourself!