Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Another adventure....this time with new places to eat!

 One of our walker/biking buddies ask a couple of us if we wanted to try out a new eatery! Well of course we do!

It was about a 30 drive one way to Washburn, Mo. with some of the most beautiful scenery ever. These pics do NOT do the view justice. One side trees and the other were cliffs.

Here it is! Brisket and Brisket BBQ. Well worth the drive. Fun, Food and Friendship!

                                               Wanda, Dagmar and I'm in the middle.

Now to The Jane Store for dessert! Upon entering the cutes little shop ever, we see a couple who walk with us in the AM. They were just finishing lunch with a piece of Peanut Butter pie! We joined them and the 3 of shared a slice of the best Cherry Pie 'a la Mode! This little place, we are told have the best Reuben Sandwiches on Friday. May have to return for that!  Not only can you eat there, but they also sell a lot of homemade goods like jelly, jams and other items. And end to a fun filled day! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A nice 25 mile ride...


 This is a new area that was just planted and a cool resting area...I think it meets with the cows approval!

                           What an amazing picture! A message from above??!

                           A nice lake, such an wonderful day for being outdoors.

                                                  My beautiful Penelope Lee.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

It's been a great week...

 My daughter and her family dressed as Popeye, Olive Oyl and Sweet Pea for a Halloween Party.

I so love this picture...Is Penelope thinking.... Hummm, so that is what 'Sweet Pea' looks like???!!!!?!  

My biking buddies and I rode on Sunday. We discovered this hand dandy 'fix it' station for bicyclist. 

                         Look at all the cool tools too! They came in handy too!
                       The Razorback Greenway keeps getting better and better~

 On Monday a friend and I went out on a paddle boat after our 5 mile walk, on Lake Ann. One of 7 lakes in our lovely town.

                                       Love the reflection on the water.

 Then we went kayaking on Lake Brittany. Another lake of the other side of Ann.
Such a perfect day to be out on both lakes!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Here is Miss Abby. She is a 9 year old Pacific Parrotlet. I caught her taking a bath and was trying to capture her beautiful tail feathers. You can see a bit of the blues in her tail feathers.                          
 Catching the early sunshine on a beautiful 43 degree morning.

I just love our 5-6 mile daily morning walks...I never know what I will see...or hear in this case. First time to hear the horse!  

Sunday, October 25, 2015

                                Walk faster ladies, the vultures are circling us!

                              Kathy and I rode 10 miles this day. Fall is in the air~

My precious Penelope Lee was the 'flower girl' in her grandpa Saints wedding. First time to fly to New York and also visit Niagara Falls, Canada with mom and dad.

                        Mom helping Miss Pea tossing fall color peddles~  *smile*

    My solo 20 mile bike ride, such a lovely day and I don't want to miss a'thing!
                      Here newly trees were planted. Its such a lovely sight!

                         First time to see this...see what I miss when I am in a 'hurry'!

                       Just had to share. Bentonville is the 'home' of Wal-Mart.

This is part of  Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike trail. It is being referred to as 'epic'.
People from all over the United States come to ride, young and old alike.

It was a wonderful ride. In fact, any day out with 'Violet' is a great day.  *smile*


Friday, October 23, 2015

27th annual Mule Jumping event at Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

                                             Mule parade on a foggy morning.

 Mules must come to a complete stop before jumping. Two tries before elimination.

They raise the 'bar' after every mule jumps.
        Some times saying.....NOOOOOOOOOOOO!  LOL Mules do NOT like to jump!

This was the winner jumping over 40 inches. We were told he won the last contest at 72 inches! Amazing how high they can jump. IF they want to. *smile* A very fun morning!  You can read more about the jump event here. Something I would do again next year~

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Trees are turning...and a Apple Butter Festival!

Making homemade Ice Cream

                                       Making Apple Butter in a copper kettle

Canning the apple butter

                                                         Lots and lots of jars!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall Festival time...

 Here is my new Wrapter, to protect my hair while on the 'Wing'. I like it! Worked real well and pretty easy to put on.  May have to get more...  This would work when riding my bicycle too.

                             On our way to Lincoln, Arkansas for the Apple Festival.

                       Cool enough to wear our new jackets. What a great ride.

                                        Yummy! Sliced apples and apple cider.

                                              Soon, trees will start turning...