Friday, June 29, 2012

Trip to the Mainland - Part 2

After the 2 week visit with my sister and her family, Rach, Phillip (my nephew), and I headed for TN to see Mom.  We landed in Nashville late at night and got a hotel near the airport.  The next morning Mom picked us up and the fun began.  We started out shopping in Nashville, then we stopped by my friend, Shanee's house, and finally moseyed on to Mom's house in west TN.  While we were at Mom's, we tended to chickens and Smokey (the horse), went shopping at antique stores, caught lightening bugs, went for a walk to pick wildflowers (& thought we were going to get chased by a donkey!), ate some dang good Southern food (at Mom's and a BBQ joint), and just hung out around the house.  I really did hate to leave Mom and Mike (aka P-pop)....and TN.

On this TN, trip Rach did miss a couple treatments due to the travel schedule.  So, for the entire 3 week trip, I don't think that's too bad. 

Just like on our visit to my sister's.....I have a bunch of pics to share!

My friend Shanee and I....catching up.

Rach and Granny in the strawberry patch.

P-pop brought Smokey to the front porch.

Rach helping Granny make coleslaw.

Walking to pick wildflowers......

...and the donkey we thought was going
to come over the fence to chase us!

Rach and Smokey.

I grilled the supper.

Phillip and P-pop back from a drive.

P-pop working on the driveway.

Phillip riding the little kid bike.

Rach and a newborn chick.

P-pop and Rach....up to something.

Rach and Phillip having a pillow fight.

Phillip slinging Rach around the floor.

Rach trying to sling Phillip.

I got in on it......

....and got dumped on the floor.
Rach and Granny.
2 super sweet gals!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Trip to the Mainland - Part 1

Rachel and I have managed to escape to the mainland and visit with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew.  I am very thrilled about this trip.  It's been about 3 years since I've seen my sister!  So, here we are in Fallon, NV.  We've been hanging out, riding horses and 4-wheelers, hiking, rock hunting, roasting marshmallows in a big fire, doing farm chores, and we all even had a road trip thru Vegas - to the Grand Canyon - and Meteor Crater.  We managed to do all these things and still get Rachel's treatments done. 

We had tons of fun!....and took tons of pictures!.....which some are out of order...
....Blogger wasn't cooperating!...could have been user error. 

Oh, well. 

Rach has the eggs.

Rach on Jewels.

On top of a very big pile of rocks!

Up high on a very big hill.

Grimes Point....where we explored.

Phillip and I riding.

So much fun.  It's been way to long.

Rach and Phillip at Grimes Point Petroglyph Trail.

Rach and Phillip.

Smores......they must be good.

Roasting marshmallows.

Scooping up "fertilizer" in the horse field.

Rach and Aunt Teresa.

Rach reading to George the cat.

Rach and her new goat friend.
Rach rock climbing at Circus Circus, Vegas.    

Rach with Uncle Lou, Aunt Teresa, & Phillip.

Rach and I giving the "shaka" on the carousel.

Rach and Phillip in the arcade at Circus Circus.

Hiking the trail to the Hidden Cave - Grimes Point.

Freezing in June in the desert in NV!  Hidden Cave.

Phillip taking Rach for a ride.

Meteor Crater - AZ.

Teresa, Rach and I at Meteor Crater.

Rach at Grand Canyon - South Rim.

Teresa and I at Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon - South Rim.

Walking the trail at the Grand Canyon.

Rach and I at the Hoover Dam.

At the Hoover Dam.

Sisters.....cheesin' at the Hoover Dam.

Rach posing with the fake Indian & hand!
Area 51?