It’s Gone

It snowed up till around noon with the wind blowing hard. Then the sun started trying to come out and the temperatures started claiming. By the time we were read to leave the house to go to church around 5:30pm the snow was pretty much goin. Got to love this time of the year in the Texas Panhandle.

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Oh No April Snow

Usually this time of year in the Texas Panhandle we have highs in the 70’s and lows in the upper 40’s . Yesterday and today April 29th and 30th we have been in the lower 30’s. I have not heard how much snow we have received and the winds have been blowing 30,40 and 50 mph.

This is what we woke up to this morning. We do need the moisture but I would like to have had it in rain. Oh well beggars can’t be choosers.

First Snow of the New Year 2017

January 5-6, 2017 We had our first Snow here in the Texas Panhandle. Amarillo received 3.7 inches. Temp dropped to single digits plus minus zero F. wind chills during the night. In fact we will get to 2 degrees F. tonight.img_3354

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Thomas E Creek Medical Center

Our VA hospital tries to take care of our veterans. We have several volunteers that do many things at the VA. I drive the parking lot shuttle on Friday afternoons. The veterans we pick up are so grateful for us especially on days like today. They have served their country and put their lives on the line so this is the least we can do for them.

Heading for Dover Delaware

Leaving Williamsburg VA for Delaware. I am fascinated with tunnels especially if they go under water. Where we live in the Texas panhandle you have to drive an hour or so to get to any lake big enough to get a boat on it.

So we set the Garmin up to take us through Norfolk VA then through the Lucius J. Kellam Jr. Bridge Tunnel. The highway takes you out over the bay and then through two separate tunnels befor you reach the other side. Then  on up to Dover, This was the main reason for this trip. Delaware was the only state that we liked having visited all 50 states. Yea this bucket list was complete, now to just amble around until we our ready to go home.

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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.

Blizzard of 2015 in Amarillo Texas

We are having a nice little snow storm here in the Texas Panhandle. The snow flakes does not seam to be all that big but the 20 and 30 mile an hour winds with gust up to 50 miles an hour has the snow drifting up. I heard of one report of a snow drift being 29″ deep so far. We have kids in from South Texas and also from Kansas, they are not supposed to go home till Tuesday but they may have to stay a little longer which want hurt my feelings.

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Lake Meredith

The Lord has really been blessing us this summer. We had been in a drought for several years. Lake Meredith is about 50 miles North East of Amarillo. At one time it was at a record high of almost 102 feet andLake Meredith thin just two years ago it was at a record low of 26 feet. Today it is standing at 58 feet due the record amount of rain we have been receiving. In fact just the last 4 days days it has risen a foot. This is the greenest I have seen the Texas Panhandle in years. Here is a link telling about it if you are interested.

http://www.myhighplains.com/story/d/story/lake-meredith-rises-nearly-a-foot-in-4-days/29032/hfPh-uqMVUa10dtgSadhxA

July Fourth 2015

It is a beautiful day here in the Texas Panhandle. This is a day when we as Americans celebrate or Independence. On June 11, 1776, the Colonies’ Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and formed a committee whose express purpose was drafting a document that would formallyIMG_0568 sever their ties with Great Britain. It was adopted on July 4 1776.

Last night we had a storm blow in and it dumped 2.5 inches of rain at my house. We had some flooding on the street that runs beside the house but there was no damage done. This morning the sun was up and nothing but blue sky’s. I went out and put up the flag and it was furled so neat hanging straight down, so I thought I would get a picture of it and share it with you. Hope that all have a very blessed 4 of July.

Praiseing the Lord its Raining

We are in a drought which now is as bad as it was in the 1930’s thus the post blog where I talked about the dirt in the Texas Panhandle. We praiseRain the Lord it has been raining off and on the last couple of days and the forecast says it should last for at least a week. We have received a little over an inch here at my house which looks and smells great. The weatherman said last night that we would need at least 16 to 18 inches to be able to even start breaking the drought. All I can say is thank you Lord we will take all we can get.