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Apr 25, 2019 - Thursday April 25th

How ironic is it that exactly a month ago, on March 25th we signed the contract on the new home, and today we left our Denver house for the last time, heading back to the Hill Country and our new home. The last few weeks have been grueling, going through 34 years of stuff throughout the house, shed and garage. And while we were doing that we were fairly frequently kicked out of the house for a showing. Maybe we will have better luck selling the house now that it’s empty. We closed on the new house on April 11th (virtually). One of the...

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Jun 7, 2018 - Canyon Lake Silverleaf Condo

Here is the beginning. We starting downsizing about one year ago, to prepare for this life long journey. Archie retired from the Post office November 31, 2017. I directed my last show in that same month. I am still holding to a few classes and clients, until next Week.

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Aug 2, 2017 - Learning Experience

My RV learning experience continued this morning. I turned the water faucet handle toward what I thought was off. I then had the bright idea to unhook the hose from the RV first instead of the faucet. Boy was that a mistake!! I started unscrewing the hose connected to the RV and all at once water started spraying out of the connection and getting me wet. I was thinking there was just a little water still in the hose which was why it was spraying. The more I unscrewed the hose the more it started spaying out until I was soaked on one side of...

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Just Tripping Along

Nov 7, 2016 - Palo Duro Canyon

One night stop at the Bar Z winery... another in a series of Free Camping thanks to Harvests Host. Well not exact free we spent about $30 on wine. The next morning we drove about 30 miles to visit Palo Duro Canyon... cut from a tributary of the Rio Grande. While it was a bit cloudy, it was a worthwhile visit. This canyon is reported to be the second largest canyon in the county. Not grand, but not bad.

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May 16, 2016 - Everything old seems new again

On Sunday I took the car for an oil change and then spent the afternoon with my friend and former roommate, Barbie. First stop was for Mexican food (another favorite thing to eat whenever I visit Oklahoma) and then Barbie took me to the Oklahoma Museum of Art to see the Chihuly exhibit. If you are not familiar with Chihuly and you enjoy art at all, I would recommend watching for an opportunity to see his work. To say beautiful glass that does not even begin to describe it. The first time I saw his work it was integrated into the New York...

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Jul 16, 2014 - Canyon, TX

We left Borger headed south to Canyon, TX where Pat and Ves met up at McDonalds with Joan and Noel Hudgins. Joan was Pat's bridesmaid. Tracy and I made a quick trip to Walmart, then back to Micky Dees to pickup Pat and Ves. Then we headed to Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The park is about 12 miles east of Canyon, TX. The drive was across the plains then all of a sudden, the canyon appears. Native Americans lived in the canyon for years. Charles Goodnight ran cattle in the canyon. We were overnighting in the historic Sorenson Cabin on the...

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2014-2016 Travels

Oct 27, 2013 - Canyon, TX

Day 76 - Canyon, TX 10/27/2013 We got up early today and explored a bit of Ft, Sill before we left. We didn't get to the museum because it was too early, maybe next time. We did get to see Geronimo's grave and a bit of artillary. Jeff & Lori sent us on a chicken hunt, so instead of going to Amarillo as planned, we landed in Canyon (30 miles outside Amaraillo). We didn't know about the Grand Canyon of Texas, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It was a wonderful place to visit. Not as majestic as the Grand Canyon, but it was beautiful and very cool...

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2013 Fall Colors

Oct 26, 2013 - Fri., Oct. 25:Day10

October 25, 2013 - Day 10 Can we say nice & sunny with a beautiful sunrise; well yes we can say that. The sun is rising over the top of the canyon wall & it looks like another beautiful day but only in the mid 60's. Yes that is how this day started off too getting repetitive eh but that's how it's been going down here. We took off & went into Canyon & then back into Amarillo. We went to Cavender's Boot City Inc. store to look at Cowboy boots & man was there all kinds & sizes plus Cowboy hats to boot. It was quite a place plus I saw a few I...

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Oct 26, 2013 - Thurs. Oct. 24: Day 9

October 24, 2013 - Day 9 Can we say nice & sunny with a beautiful sunrise; well yes we can say that. The sun is rising over the top of the canyon wall & it looks like another beautiful day but only in the mid 60's. I decided to do my first ride & I hope that you noted that we "are" in a canyon & it's not the flat roads of Essex County. After donning my not so flattering biking apparel (Under Armour Shorts plus Play & Dri T-shirts ) I took to the road. Once around the campground, a stop back to the trailer for some Kleenex & back out onto...

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Oct 26, 2013 - Wed. Oct. 23: Day 8

October 23, 2013 - Day 8 It was a beautiful sunshiny day when we got up in Amarillo. We had breakfast, a shower then off to Lizzy Mae's Mercantile Store that is at the Fort Amarillo RV Park. It was quite a big & cozy store selling all kinds of odds & ends; touristy kind of stuff. Off we went to see the Cadillac Ranch which is 10 old Cadillac's (possibly late 1950's to early 1960's) planted in a farmer's field nose down at about a 10* angle. The big thing is that everyone comes with a can of spray paint or a large black marker to decorate or...

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Jun 29, 2012 - Reflections Upon Palo Duro Canyon

Beautiful, vast, foreboding, hot, windy, busy, treacherous, historical The Canyon is beautiful. I can’t begin to imagine the surprise of the Spanish explorer when they were traveling across the vast Llano Estacado (“staked plains” – names that because there were no trees to tie their horses to so they had to hammer stakes in the ground to secure their animals) when they encountered the canyon. The thing that makes it the most spectacular is the vibrant red colors from the iron in the soil. The Canyon is only 800 feet at its deepest, but it...

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Harrell's Happenings

Jun 25, 2012 - The Plains Panhandle Museum - the largest history museum in TX

PPHM is the largest history museum in the state of Texas and it is great! If you are ever in Canyon, you need to take time to visit. I spent about 5 ½ hours touring the many exhibits. The first room I walked into had a life-size oil drilling derrick (with the top cut off). Inside the wooden structure, all of the drilling equipment was there to see. A nearby display identified each piece and its function. Once I saw this, the drilling process became clearer. A nearby room had been turned into a cave-like structure with several displays...

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Harrell's Happenings

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