Shopping and Cleaning in Breckenridge

Ok so it’s Monday already! We are enjoying having the week off. We could get used to this real quick.

Katy and Cody took his parents to the airport and George and I hung around Breckenridge. We all had leftovers from the breakfast Breezy fixed- enough for both households to have again.

George and I ate lunch at Buckaroo Burger! We always eat there when we are here.

You know I like my burgahs but really usually try stay away from them on a normal basis! I’ve had two in three days time. lol

Then we went to the local Walmart which I love. Oddly enough I can find clothes I like here. Basics but good ones. At my Walmart or any Nashville Walmart I am always late after the truck arrives I guess as my size in the cuter and better fitting clothes are gone already.

But here I even found cute tops on sale for 4.00! What? Found a new one for $12.

So this town here is getting into mask wearing at places that are chains it seems. Otherwise most do not as the virus is not widespread- at least not yet.

We definitely wore ours into Walmart but did not into the burger place.

We bought a few groceries. My biggest scores were: Oscar Meyer beef bologna- we’ve not had that in my area since the pandemic stated in March/April. At least not when I’m at the store. And also some disinfecting wipes. We’ve not had those either.

We came back and I cleaned up. Washed dishes, used the cleaning and disinfecting wipes as there had been a lot of people coming in to use the restroom from the gender reveal.

George and I fixed dinner. He fixed poutine and I fixed a salad. It was a meatless dinner but we all had eaten pretty good all day.

Chef George’s Poutine

We ate as the sun lowered in the sky. It had been 101 or so. Very hot out. But not humid like Nashville.

Our Dinner Salad

After dinner I went outside. And grabbed a quick pic and some video footage.

Findlay

George and I got into Lone Star Law about Texas Wildlife Officers. It was really good and some of the scenes were not far from here.

I love watching the day turn into night from the sofa! I love that big back window!

It wasn’t long before it was 9:30 and I was ready for bed.

I’m loving the breeze that blows 12-15 ish constantly especially since it’s so hot. It feels amazing in the mornings and evenings. I love a breeze blowing on my face when it’s warm!

We have slept so good here too. There are 2 double beds in the guest room!

WordPress in my phone is starting to act up by not showing all the words I type.

So I’m having to add extra blocks of about two sentences each.

It does not wrap but keeps on typing into infinity and off my screen.

So over and out! Not sure what we are doing today. Katy’s last day before school.

Arrived Safely to the Ranch in Texas!

I guess this is a Gecco? Can you find it? It was outside our hotel room yesterday.

In the car I worked on crosswords with my much needed erasable pen – you know – so you can try a word out! lol I knew a lot of words but sometimes George knew ones I didn’t.

We headed Southwest into Texarkana and finally Texas. Traffic was pretty hefty the entire route. And it was a bit harrowing in a few places with big trucks, construction and lanes with barriers.

We stopped at In/Out Burger and got one!

Then George went in Total Wines. This was in Arlington TX.

They are so good!

Then we were only 2 hours to the ranch! We really ran later than expected as we mosied all day and took our time. Only to realize or remember that we had 5:30 reservations. How had we been so slow as we had gotten up at 6:00? I guess we showered, ate leftovers for breakfast, and repacked car and checked out, got gas refill and headed out. The rest I’ve told you about. But we were almost late! I guess it was a 6 hour drive left with a few stops. We made our reservation obligation with 3 minutes behind. We dropped dogs, and changed and headed out.

We ate at Canyon Road. Enjoyed it! Got a Grand Canyon margarita! Most of the girls did!

Sometimes you take the traditional first night sunset however you can!

Got a better view later.

We came home and gave Katy her “haven’t seen you in a while” gifts and the guys went hunting. We also went next door to the guest house and toured it.

Then I crashed into bed around 10 for a much needed and excellent nights sleep. We each have our own reg size bed and it is so comfy.

I’m out on the front porch as I write. While it was 103 here when we arrived yesterday it’s in the 70’s at sunrise with a pleasant breeze of 10-15 mph this morning. That will be gone soon.

Today is the gender reveal and in just a few hours we will know if our grandchild is a boy or girl and a second reveal will show the name.

We are so happy to be here on the ranch!

I will get to use the new camera today! It’s easy to use the phone as it’s already here. Anything taken in the camera I can’t put on blog til I get home. I think. Still learning but I sync it to my iMac. Need to get extra batteries recharged in case.

Better go get more coffee and get a shower. We have a family breakfast this morning around 9:30.

Ahhh the breeze! Ahhhh vacay! And foxes were seen on the porch this morning- here’s one!

Sunsets and Small Talk on a Friday Morning over Coffee

I forgot my big drink mug one day this week and went to the break room and found a Ziploc container for leftovers. It seemed the perfect size to be able to make and shake my greens in. It looks horrid huh? But it tastes great. Might have some more of that this morning. Either that or the fruits.

I wanted to experiment with time lapse so I set the phone over in the office window for the morning thinking I might catch some good storm clouds. I really didn’t have a good set up as you could see the reflection of my cell phone but it turned out kinda neat actually. I didn’t have a tripod with me – I mean gosh I’m at work so no time to be taking shots, but all I did was set in the window on my iphone and do a time lapse. I made sure it didn’t have sound so no conversations recorded. I like the fact that WordPress has made it easy to add a video on here. I don’t have to put on YouTube or Vimeo first. I can upload from my photos as is. I love the clouds and I love watching them on time lapse. This was just for fun, but certainly could have been better staged.

Last night’s sunset was amazing. I should have grabbed my new camera but I didn’t want to miss the shot trying to fiddle with it. So the iphone was ready to go. Look at the colors. What really caught my attention was the color of blue sky intermingled within at times as the clouds moved.

I had company as Little Bit likes it when I sit on the porch and watch the sunset. You can even see the pink glow of the sunset on the porch in this pic.

I didn’t do anything to the photograph. It was a beautiful evening. And I’m just so surprised that I’ve not noticed the beautiful sunsets before this season of COVID. I guess we were always too busy to notice. So take THAT COVID-19. You did something besides messing everyone’s life up, which is your goal I believe.

We watched a movie last night and I had to laugh at the dogs watching with us for a while. Until they started watching me.

They are waiting for me to go to bed. They get to go out, get a treat, and snuggle. They await this nightly routine and look for signals of that part of the night to begin.

I began listening to this audio book today. I enjoy having a foodie type book to listen to, a sailing adventure, and a spiritual audio book. If you are on the computer version you can see my current selections. I need to finish We are the Russo’s but it’s on the iPad and I have to read it instead of listen. I rarely get actual reading time. I have too many hobbies. But I do want to have one reading night a week if we can tear away from the Netflix. I’ve heard this COOKED was a really good book that will change the way you look at food and food prep and that it will teach you a lot. I heard that on Eat This Not That.

Oh, and I have been trying to decide about some of my clothes. Since the Pandemic, I look at some of my Lula Roe tops and how crazy the designs are and I think “I don’t like those anymore”. I wondered if the styles were going more solids, and I was just noticing it in my subpsyche. So I checked out VOGUE. What better place for style. Although I figured it would be women having clown suits on with hair standing straight up as if it were starched rain. Yeah maybe there was some of that, but I found that pretty much anything goes for 2020 – stripes, polka dots, designs, jeans, dresses, short or long skirts, dresses, or pants. Big designs or little dainty designs, or solids. Layering was big. Big purses, little purses. Holes in the jeans or not. But mostly what I found was that they were showing pics of everyone from home doing their “stay at home” stuff. Check it out if you have time, it was fun. I’m having trouble all of a sudden adding a link so it may not work. I’m not sure why they have to change things around and make simple things difficult. lol

VOGUE: POSTCARDS FROM HOME

And if the link doesn’t work, just google VOGUE and go to their Postcards from Home section from their main page.

I have to go get ready and get to work. But the main thing we need to know today is that it is Friday. Yay. Then I can do all those things I’ve waited 2 weeks to do – that is 1/2 a month! Time. It’s just nice to have some time.

Any plans for the weekend yourself?