Weight On the way down

Woo hoo, for all of you who have been supporting me on my blog. I weighed in today, Lost 5 Pounds. Thank all of you who have wished me good luck for your support. I know that this will not be the norm ever week, But it helps just to know I am losing.

Weight Up and Down

I guess the smallest I have ever been was when I was in the Navy. Boot camp got me down to if I remember around 170 pounds. After getting out of theDad, mom,_edited-1 service and back to my wife’s great cooking I ballooned up to around 245 pounds. I lived this way for several years until we both decided we need to lose weight. We went on weight watchers and I lost down to 180 pounds which was my goal weight. I could actually put on my Navy dress blue pants which has the 13 buttons, and I got them all buttoned but one.

Well now I am 70 years old and weigh 233 pounds. I have trouble bending over to even tie my shoes. So we both decided to get back on the Weight Watchers wagon.  We have only been on it a week now and I have lost a P1090239whopping 1.2 pounds, Woo Who. The main reason I am blogging this is so that may be I will stick with.

Mama and Poppy’s last day.

Well we had a great time with the kids and were happy that they had invited us old folks to tag along. We met the kids down at the camp site for breakfast. The camp restaurant was having all you can eat pancakes plus bacon, sausage, biscuit and gravy, and of course eggs. That was some good eating plus we did not have to cook it our do the dishes.

Later that day we decide to go into town and go to a logging demonstration – craft show. It was neat watching all the loggers cutting those big logs with those massive chain saws. By the time we were through looking around it was lunch time so we went to the Old Fire House Restaurant for a burger and some ice cream.

After eating we took the boys to the motel so they could swim and mom and dad could have some alone time. After the swimming we went back to the camp site and let the boys go paddle boating. Spent the rest of the time at the camp site, visiting about what a good time we had, little Noah played with the IMG_1722 IMG_1723 IMG_1725dog and got purity dirty so his mom made him go take a bath. He looked sharp and all cleaned up when he came back out. We said our goodbyes went back to the Motel for a good night sleep before traveling the 400 miles back home.

 

 

Feeding the Chipmunks.

After seeing the fire house we walked next door where there was an old mine museum. My back and feet were hurting so I just took a seat out side while the family went inside. There were a lot of chipmunks hanging around. In fact they had a couple of what looked like candy machines at the entrance of the mine where you could buy seeds, or corn to feed the chipmunks.

When the boys came back out I gave them each 25 cents. They bought some of the food so they could feed the chipmunks. They loved it the chipmunks would come up and eat out of their hands. The boys got creative and let them craw up their legs or eat of their chest, it was great watching their reaction.

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We headed back to the camp sight and on the way we found a place to get some good ice cream. In fact Noah got what is called Superman ice cream. It was Red and Blue, he liked it but it did make a mess.

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Going to Creede Colorado

After meeting with our friends, then eating lunch with the kids we took off with the kids following us. Creede was only like 21 miles away. It was a busy little old town, in fact we were told the newest movie The Lone Ranger was filmed here. My son had heard from some of his fire fighting buddy’s that the fire house here was built in the side of the mountain. It is still and active fire station, but on this day their was a woodcutters association going on at the time so all the trucks were moved out so if they did need them they could get to them.

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Seeing lost friends

You know I do get tired of all the junk we all get on Facebook. The only reason I ever got on FB was so I could keep up with my kids and grandkids. But just a few weeks ago a young lady had seen one of by post and commented on it then she friended me. Then she told her mom and dad and they sent a friend request.

It was so good to hear from them. My kids had made reservations at Fun Valley near South Fork Colorado several months ago. A few days before we were to leave I had seen on FB that Jerry and Jill was in South Fork with their daughter and two of their grandkids. I messaged them and told them we were coming up their the next week and how was the weather their. They messaged back saying that they would still be up there and to give them a call when we made it there. So after 27 years of not seeing them or even knowing where they lived we were able to meet and have a great visit. Come to find out they only live about two hours away from us so we plan on getting together again soon.

They had told us of a little town not to far away that we and the kids might enjoy seeing. So after leaving them we drove to Fun Valley to meet up with the kid’s. We told kids about our visit and where they had recommended to go. So we went into South Fork for lunch. Their was a little Mexican food restraint called Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant, The food was very good by the way, then we headed for Creede Colorado.

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Going swimming in the stream

The next day was hang out relax and just have fun. The mountain stream was just across the road from the camp site. of course my son, the boys, the dog and Mama had to go get wet.

Then off to explore the park. We had an excellent breakfast at the RV parks cafeteria. Then at lunch we just had sandwiches, but for supper as I call it, I think everyone else calls it dinner. Jeff cooked us up some what we call hobo dinners. Carrots, potatoes, onions, and eater chicken or hamburger wrapped in foil cooked either in the fire coals or over them. What a beautiful day.IMG_1637 IMG_1638 IMG_1639 IMG_1641 IMG_1642 IMG_1648 IMG_1652 IMG_1654

 

Camping With the Kids

We drove over to the kids house so we could convoy together. of course IMG_1629Mama wanted a selfie together with the grandkids. We had a 400 mile drive through the Texas Panhandle, New Mexico, and into Colorado. The kids had a camp site at Fun Valley RV Park. Mom and I really ruffed it we stayed in a Motel in South Fork Colorado which was about 12 miles west of Fun Valley. Ok just in our defense all the cabins and trailers that Fun Valley rents out was already taken and we don’t do tents for I would not be able to get up in the mornings,

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Hot Out Side.

Here it is July in the Texas Panhandle. We have been having record-breaking temperatures. The last few day the temps, have been in the lower 100, today is supposed to be 103 with the wends around 15 MPH which makes it feel like a hear dryer out side.

I was looking at some pictures of the IMG_1475family that we took last December at Christmas time. I came across this picture of my daughter and oldest grandson eating home made snow ice cream. Yes we had a blizzard here during Christmas and Caleb decided he wanted some snow ice cream so he went out and gathered up some clean snow. He even made the snow ice cream for everyone to enjoy.

You know during the blizzard we wanted to warm up, and now in this heat we want it to cool off. Just hard to make people happy.🙂🙂

Quick update as of 5:00PM we have reached 108 Deg.

Happy Independence Day 2016

I would like to wish a happy Independence day to all those here in the gFullSizeRender.jpg flagreat USA. A lot if time has passed since 1776. Our forefathers stood up for us then just has all the ones who have fought and died to keep us safe and free.

Went by the kids house this after noon to say howdy to them and wish them a happy fourth of July. They had this hat setting on the counter top so I put it on to show the grandkids how patriotic I am. Of course the wife had to take a picture of me with it on so I just figured I would use it to wish each of you a happy Forth Of July from Me.IMG_2377