Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Boy, do the people in this area get excited about a little rain. Thunder, lightning and a couple hours of rain last night brought out the flash flood warnings today. There have been some fires around here and there is nothing to hold the water I guess. Temps will be in the 60s for a couple days, then back to 80s on the weekend. The Rio Grande has enough water in it that the city is holding The Great Race for the first time in 12 years. Just like the Charlie Brown cartoon by the same name, it is a race of anything that floats down the river. Entry fee is $5.
I got a call from the insurance company yesterday. The check is in the mail. I even talked them in to renting me a car for a day. I already ordered the new saddlebag. They promised that it will arrive before I leave the park. I found a parts dealer that sold me the bag for $200 less than the Honda dealer. I'll do the work myself and get paid for the inconvenience.
I broke down and cooked a meal on my stove last night. I bought a 10" covered skillet that will allow me to make a lot of easy meals like tuna casserole, spaghetti, etc. I'm still looking for a cast iron Hibachi for grilling.
England and France have the Chunnel, Boston the Big Dig - Albuquerque has the "I". Remember all of the ramps that went nowhere in Seattle? They have even more on and off ramps for the interchanges around the intersection of I-40 and I-25. The overpasses are very decorative and the dryscaping around all of the cement work is very interesting. I'll try to remember to take a picture or two to share.
I came across two very strange houses that are not only in the same neighborhood, they are on the same street and sit next to each other.

1 comment:

CiaoBella! said...

Thanks for the card! Crazy houses; I'm still not sure what it is I'm looking at. Hasta manana!